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File #: 190545    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/30/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution approving Amendment No. 5 to the Project Plan, approving an amendment to a Cooperation Agreement, and authorizing expenditures and additional funding for Tax Incremental District No. 37 (Grand Avenue), in the 4th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN
Attachments: 1. TID 37 Project Plan, 2. Fiscal Impact Statement, 3. Comptroller Response, 4. PowerPoint Presentation, 5. Hearing Notice List, 6. Cooperation Agreement
Number
190545
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference
971894, 990115, 000430, 131580, 161313
Sponsor
ALD. BAUMAN
Title
Resolution approving Amendment No. 5 to the Project Plan, approving an amendment to a Cooperation Agreement, and authorizing expenditures and additional funding for Tax Incremental District No. 37 (Grand Avenue), in the 4th Aldermanic District.
Analysis
Tax Incremental District No. 37 was created in 1998 to revitalize the downtown retail and commercial district anchored by the Grand Avenue retail center. Initially, the District assisted in the construction of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, as well as public infrastructure improvements in the area totaling $2,500,000 in project costs. Amendment No. 1 to the District Project Plan was approved in 1999 and provided $9,400,000 towards the redevelopment of the former Marshall Field’s/Gimbels building into office, hotel and retail uses and is now known as the ASQ Center. Amendment No. 2 to the Plan was approved in 2000 and provided $5,000,000 towards the redevelopment of the Boston Store building into office, residential and retail uses. Amendment No. 3 to the Plan was approved in 2014 and provided $1,200,000 to Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. to assist in keeping its headquarters and the Boston Store department store in downtown Milwaukee. Amendment No. 4 to the Plan authorized funds for a number of projects and improvements surrounding the Grand Avenue mall complex: a facade grant to assist in the redevelopment of the Grand Theater ($750,000), a forgivable loan to Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. ($1,900,000), street improvement projects ($4,365,000), other public infrastructure improvement projects ($750,000) and administrative expenses ($100,000), totaling $7,865,000.

Amendment No. 5 authorizes an additional $3,000,000 in public infrastructure improvements for the reconstruction of North 2nd Street between West Wisconsin Avenue and North Plankinton Avenue.
Body
Whereas, On June 16, 1998, the Common Council of the City of...

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