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File #: 2020-0556    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/10/2020 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: 7/28/2020 Enactment #: 400
Effective date: 7/31/2020    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Directors of the Departments of Public Safety, Finance and/or Public Works to enter into an Agreement or Agreements for acquisition of real property and execution of related Agreements for the site of the former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility known as the Highland Drive Medical Center, located along the east side of Washington Boulevard (Highway PA-8) at 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ("Property"), for construction of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities for emergency management and law enforcement uses by City's Department of Public Safety.
Indexes: AGREEMENTS, SALE OF PROPERTY MISCELLANEOUS
Attachments: 1. 2020-0556 Cover Ltr-VA Transfer Resolution Mayor Letter, 2. 2020-0556-07-29-2019 Legal Description (1), 3. Summary 2020-0556
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Directors of the Departments of Public Safety, Finance and/or Public Works to enter into an Agreement or Agreements for acquisition of real property and execution of related Agreements for the site of the former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility known as the Highland Drive Medical Center, located along the east side of Washington Boulevard (Highway PA-8) at 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ("Property"), for construction of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities for emergency management and law enforcement uses by City's Department of Public Safety.

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") is the federal agency that has administrative control, custody, and accountability on behalf of the United States of the approximately 165-acre Highland Drive Medical Center, formerly part of the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System ("VAPHS") and located along the east side of Washington Boulevard (Highway PA-8) at 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ("Property"), also known as the former VAPHS Highland Drive Division or the Leech Farm Veterans Hospital; and

WHEREAS, in May 2017, after thoroughly considering various reuse alternatives, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") determined the Property to be in excess of the agency's needs and, pursuant to 40 U.S.C. ?101 et. Seq. (Title 40), submitted its Report of Excess to the General Services Administration ("GSA"); and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the City's application for use of the Property as a law enforcement and emergency management center.

WHEREAS, pursuant to authorities provided to the Administrator of the GSA by federal law under Title 40, and the Federal Management Regulations (41 CFR ?102-75, et. seq.), GSA is proposing to convey the Property for public benefit to the City at nominal consideration (i.e. $1.00) as a public ...

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