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File #: 210074    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 5/4/2021 In control: ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Neighborhood Services to place a moratorium on mechanical demolitions of one to 4-family residential properties.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN
Attachments: 1. MPA Letter, 2. Hearing Notice List
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6/8/20210 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ald. Bauman moved substitution of the file with Proposed Substitute A. (Prevailed 5-0)
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6/8/20211 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Russell Stamper, II, 15th Ald. Dist. Maria Prioletta, Dept. of City Development Erica Roberts, Dept. of Neighborhood Services Thomas Mishefske, Dept. of Neighborhood Services Amy Turim, Dept. of City Development
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5/4/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
210074
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
ALD. BAUMAN
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Department of Neighborhood Services to place a moratorium on mechanical demolitions of one to 4-family residential properties.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Department of Neighborhood Services to place a moratorium on mechanical demolitions of one to 4-family residential properties until certain conditions are met.

Whereas, Demolition produces 90% of all construction and demolition debris in the United States; and

Whereas, Milwaukee has been working to find alternatives to mechanical demolition, including deconstruction; and

Whereas, Building deconstruction and rehabilitation projects offer job training and workforce development opportunities; and

Whereas, The National Association of Home Builders has reported that lumber prices have risen by 250% since April, 2020, adding nearly $36,000 to the average price of a new single-family home and posing a significant challenge to the construction of new affordable housing units; and

Whereas, Many buildings currently on the City’s raze list could be rehabilitated and returned to productive use if sufficient resources were available; and

Whereas, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden on March 11, 2021, provides more than $1.88 trillion in federal investments urgently needed to help workers, families, businesses and state and local governments recover from the on-going COVID-19 public health emergency; and

Whereas, ARPA also includes funds for local governments to carry out critical infrastructure projects enabling work, education and health monitoring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other targeted funding that may be awarded to local governments at a later date; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee is slated to receive more than $400 million in federal money through the ARPA; and

Whereas, The Common Council is committed to es...

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