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File #: 66650    Version: 1 Name: 11540 - Disposal of Six Owl's Creek Lots
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/27/2021 In control: Economic Development Division
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Enactment date: 9/7/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00603
Title: Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc, for the City’s disposal of six vacant residential lots located in the Owl’s Creek Subdivision. (16th AD)
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Jael Currie, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie, Charles Myadze
Attachments: 1. 11540 Resolution Exhibit A.pdf
Fiscal Note
The anticipated total settlement price to be paid to the City is $194,000, minus real estate costs for title work and miscellaneous closing costs. Net proceeds to the City shall be deposited into the General Land Acquisition Fund.
Title
Authorizing the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc, for the City’s disposal of six vacant residential lots located in the Owl’s Creek Subdivision. (16th AD)
Body
WHEREAS, in 2014 the City of Madison (“City”) purchased one outlot and 50 vacant residential lots within the Owl’s Creek Subdivision (“Owl Creek Lots”) on Madison’s south-east side, in the general area depicted on the attached Locator Map, for the settlement amount of $510,000, as authorized by File ID No. 34538, Resolution Enactment No. RES-14-00574, adopted by City Common Council on August 5, 2014 (“Authorizing Resolution”); and

WHEREAS, per the Authorizing Resolution, rationale for the City’s purchase of the Owl Creek Lots included mitigating challenges in the neighborhood and providing the City with “the opportunity to have a significant impact on the timing and quality of the development in the Owl’s Creek neighborhood”; and

WHEREAS, on November 11, 2017, Common Council accepted a Report, File ID #48236, containing the Owl Creek Assessment and Strategic Plan (“Plan”) along with the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative assessment of the Plan; and,

WHEREAS, following guidance in the Plan to complete the build out of the neighborhood, in 2020 Economic Development Division staff completed a Request for Proposals process, City RFP #8966-0-2020-BG, and three buyer-developers were selected to which the City intends to sell approximately half of the Owl Creek Lots; and,

WHEREAS, the sale of and construction of owner-occupied homes on a portion of the Owl Creek Lots is intended to provide stability to the Owl Creek neighborhood, construction job opportunities, and p...

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