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File #: 200465    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/22/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution approving a Land Disposition Report and Due Diligence Checklist and authorizing acquisition and then sale of 1875 West Bruce Street, in the 8th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: ALD. ZAMARRIPA
Indexes: LAND DISPOSITION REPORTS, PROPERTY SALES
Attachments: 1. Land Disposition Report and Due Diligence Checklist, 2. Fiscal Impact Statement, 3. Hearing Notice List
Number
200465
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. ZAMARRIPA
Title
Substitute resolution approving a Land Disposition Report and Due Diligence Checklist and authorizing acquisition and then sale of 1875 West Bruce Street, in the 8th Aldermanic District.
Analysis
This substitute resolution, if the City is successful in tax foreclosure, authorizes sale of the tax-delinquent parcel at 1875 West Bruce Street to an affiliate of John Raettig.
Body
Whereas, The property at 1875 West Bruce Street (the “DNA Parcel”) is currently owned of record by BCMR Development, LLC. It is a blighting influence. It is tax delinquent and vacant, and has outstanding building code violations. It is in the City’s 2020 No. 2 property-tax foreclosure file, and the total taxes, interest and penalties due as of August 2020 equals $101,303.19; and

Whereas, The Department of City Development (“DCD”) conducted a historical land use investigation and found that the DNA Parcel historically was operated as the International Harvester Company heating plant and later for indoor salvage. The DNA Parcel is on DCD’s brownfield list of Do Not Acquire properties; and

Whereas, DCD received an unsolicited offer to purchase the DNA Parcel from John Raettig (or his affiliate) (“Buyer”) because Law Tanning Co. LLC (or an affiliate) (“Tanning”) wants to enter into a long-term lease to occupy the DNA Parcel for specialty warehouse storage, thereby freeing up space in Tanning’s nearby facility at 1616 and 1638 West Pierce Street. Buyer is willing to improve and rehab the DNA Parcel so that it will be put back onto the tax rolls, and so that it will be code-compliant, and so that it may be leased to Tanning and be put back into productive reuse; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee (“Common Council”), that the Common Council approves the Land Disposition Report (“LDR”) that is part of this file, and per Milwaukee Code of Ordinances 308-22-2-c, authori...

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