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File #: 090127    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Placed On File
File created: 5/27/2009 In control: ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/7/2009
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution facilitating commercial revitalization and job creation at Muskego and Greenfield Avenues in the South Cesar Chavez Commercial Corridor by approving the blight designation and acquisition by the Redevelopment Authority of the privately owned properties at 1443 and 1445-47 South Muskego Avenue and authorizing conveyance to Pete’s Marketplace, Inc., in the 12th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: James N. Witkowiak
Indexes: BLIGHT DECLARATION, BLIGHTED PROPERTY ACQUISITION, CITY PROPERTY, JOBS, REDEVELOPMENT
Attachments: 1. Blight Designation Summary and Land Disposition Report.pdf, 2. Hearing Notice List, 3. Fiscal Note, 4. Statement from Ald. Witkowiak
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/7/20090 COMMON COUNCIL PLACED ON FILE

Minutes note: Ald. Witkowiak moved that the matter be placed on file.
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/20090 COMMON COUNCIL HELD IN COUNCILPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/9/20090 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individuals appearing: Elaine Miller - Department of City Development, Real Estate Gregg Hagopian - City Attorney's Office Dwayne Edwards - Department of City Development, Neighborhood Business Development Team Ms. Miller says that the city is exercising emminent domain. She says that it will facilitate the expansion of Pete's Marketplace in the area of 16th and Greenfield and will contribute to the revitalization of the area. Developers: Craig Donze - One Source Consulting Pete Tsitiridis - Owner and Operator of Pete's Marketplace Mr. Tsitiridis says that he wants to open a fruit supermarket in the city. Mr. Tsitiridis says that he offered to buy the vacant lots from the owner, but the owner said he would only sell it for a million dollars. Mr. Donze also says that the property owner was offered 275,000 dollars through Mr. Tsitiridis' lawyer, but the offer was refused. Anna and Eligio Cetina - owners of the properties Ms. Cetina says that she and her husband had plans to open a business, but the City rejected their plans. Mr. Cetina says that he offered to sell the land to Mr. Tsitiridis for 250,000 dollars but the offer was rejected. Ms. Cetina says that the business that she and her husband wanted to open was a nightclub. Ald. Witkowiak says that the neighbors testified that they did not want another full nightclub in the area, so the Cetinas were denied a license, although they had previously been granted a liquor license but they had allowed it to expire.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/4/20090 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/20090 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
090127
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. WITKOWIAK
Title
Resolution facilitating commercial revitalization and job creation at Muskego and Greenfield Avenues in the South Cesar Chavez Commercial Corridor by approving the blight designation and acquisition by the Redevelopment Authority of the privately owned properties at 1443 and 1445-47 South Muskego Avenue and authorizing conveyance to Pete’s Marketplace, Inc., in the 12th Aldermanic District.
Analysis
Adoption of this resolution by the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee will approve the blight designation and acquisition of said properties by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee utilizing the procedures set forth in Section 66.1333 and Chapter 32, Wisconsin Statutes, and will authorize subsequent conveyance to a third party for redevelopment according to the conditions in the Blight Designation Summary and Land Disposition Report.
Body
Whereas, Pete’s Marketplace, Inc. (“Pete’s”), operates a retail store and food preparation facility known as Pete’s Fruit Market at 1645 West Greenfield Avenue and is in critical need of property to expand its facility to provide needed food services to the community and increase employment; and

Whereas, Pete’s has been unable to acquire the needed privately owned property to construct its new facility and has requested the assistance of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (“Authority”) to acquire the adjacent privately owned and underused vacant lots at 1443 and 1445-47 South Muskego Avenue at its expense; and

Whereas, Section 66.1333(5)(c), Wisconsin Statutes, enables the Authority, with the approval of the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee (“Common Council”), to acquire blighted property without designating a boundary or adopting a redevelopment plan; and

Whereas, The Authority proposes to facilitate Pete’s commercial expansion and job creation by acquiring the privately owned property at 1443 South Musk...

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