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File #: 2010-0793    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/27/2010 In control: Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
On agenda: Final action: 8/2/2010
Enactment date: 8/2/2010 Enactment #: 589
Effective date: 8/10/2010    
Title: Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent for administration of a TIGER II Discretionary Grant in the amount of $30,000,000 and a Tiger II Community Challenge Planning Grant in the amount of $1,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation and/or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for planning for the Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard. (Council Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9)
Indexes: URA COOPERATION AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. 2010-0793.doc, 2. 2010-0793 VERSION 2.doc
Presenter
Presented by Mr. Dowd

Title
Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent for administration of a TIGER II Discretionary Grant in the amount of $30,000,000 and a Tiger II Community Challenge Planning Grant in the amount of $1,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation and/or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for planning for the Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard. (Council Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9)

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Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh intends to apply to the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for a $30,000,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (“TIGER II”) Discretionary Grant for the Pittsburgh Eastern Corridor Multi-Modal Improvements project for intermodal transportation improvements in eastern City neighborhoods (the “Project”); and

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh intends to apply to the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) for a $1,500,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (“TIGER II”)/Community Challenge Planning Grant for planning to transform an existing six-mile stretch of rail right-of-way into a green riverfront rail with trail corridor extending from downtown Pittsburgh to the eastern edge of the city (the “Project”); and

Whereas, the City desires to designate the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh as its agent to administer the Project and to receive funds directly from DOT or HUD if a grant is awarded;

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into a TIGER II Discretionary Grant Cooperation Agreement with Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, in a form approved by the City Solicitor, designating URA as the City's agent for administration of a $30,000,000 Transportation Investment Generating...

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