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File #: 78325    Version: 1 Name: 12753 - Hartmeyer Phase II TIF Loan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/12/2023 In control: Economic Development Division
On agenda: 7/11/2023 Final action: 7/11/2023
Enactment date: 7/14/2023 Enactment #: RES-23-00472
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to amend the 2023 Capital Budget and execute a development agreement to fund a $2,785,000 Tax Incremental Finance Loan to Roth Street II Limited Partnership or its assigns, to assist in the construction of Roth Street Family Apartments, consisting of approximately 250 units of multi-family senior affordable housing, 289 parking stalls and 1,130 square feet of commercial (“Project”) at the property generally located at 2007 Roth Street , (formerly known as the Hartmeyer Property) in a Tax Incremental District (TID) #54 to be created in 2023 in the City of Madison (“Property”).
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Amani Latimer Burris, Charles Myadze
Attachments: 1. 12753 Hartmeyer II TIF Report (Senior Project) 6-6-23.pdf, 2. _Public Comment FC 062623 - Agenda Items 9 and 10.pdf, 3. 06.23.23 Registrants Report.pdf, 4. 2023_07_ Common Council_Presentation.pdf, 5. 071023-071123_CC_public_comments.pdf
Related files: 80938

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution amends the Economic Development Division's 2023 Adopted Capital Budget to include the TID 54 (Pennsylvania Ave) capital program and appropriates an additional $2,785,000 in general obligation borrowing to be recovered by tax increments generated by the proposed project. The proposed resolution authorizes the additional $2,785,000 as a TIF loan to Roth Street II Limited Partnership or its assigns ("Developer") for a redevelopment project on the former Hartmeyer property, adjacent to the former Oscar Mayer facilities within the proposed boundaries of TID 54. Funding for the TIF assistance to the Project has been included in the TID 54 Project Plan, and the $2,785,000 TIF loan is contingent upon approval of the TID 54 Project Plan and Boundary in 2023 (Legistar file 78314).


Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to amend the 2023 Capital Budget and execute a development agreement to fund a $2,785,000 Tax Incremental Finance Loan to Roth Street II Limited Partnership or its assigns, to assist in the construction of Roth Street Family Apartments, consisting of approximately 250 units of multi-family senior affordable housing, 289 parking stalls and 1,130 square feet of commercial (“Project”) at the property generally located at 2007 Roth Street , (formerly known as the Hartmeyer Property) in a Tax Incremental District (TID) #54 to be created in 2023 in the City of Madison (“Property”).


WHEREAS the City of Madison is in the process of creating a Project Plan and Boundary for Tax Incremental District (TID) #54 (Pennsylvania Ave) during 2023; and


WHEREAS the intent and purpose of the Project Plan, among other things, is to eliminate blighting conditions and encourage development of a wide range of commercial and housing options and attract and retain business and employment in the City of Madison; and


WHEREAS, Roth Street II Limited Partnership, or its assigns, (“Developer”) has proposed to construct 250 affordable housing units, 289 parking stalls and 1,130 square feet of commercial space at a total estimated development cost of approximately $79,193,000 (“Project”) located at 2007 Roth Street, known as the former Hartmeyer property, adjacent to the former Oscar Mayer manufacturing facility, in the City of Madison and within the boundary of a proposed to the TID #54 (Pennsylvania Ave) boundary (“Property”); and


WHEREAS, City staff has conducted an analysis (See Attached Report) of the Project and has determined a gap for to be approximately $2,785,000 such that, but for TIF assistance, the Project could not occur; and


WHEREAS, said TIF loan assistance represents approximately 55% of the present value of the estimated tax incremental revenues generated by the Project, in conformance to TIF Policy that no more than 55% be made available to a project (“55% Gateway”) without Board of Estimates prior authorization; and


WHEREAS, in addition to any other powers conferred by law, the City may exercise any power necessary and convenient to carry out the purpose of the TIF law, including the power to cause project plans to be prepared, to approve such plans and to implement the provisions that effectuate the purpose of such plans; and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City hereby finds and determines that the Project is consistent with the public purposes of Tax Increment Finance Law and the plans and objectives set forth in City of Madison TIF Policy, the City’s loan to Developer demonstrates the potential to and encourage development of a wide range of housing options in TID #54, thereby making more likely an accomplishment of the public purpose objectives set forth in the Project Plan, the TIF Law and City TIF Policy.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that funding is subject to the following conditions:


1.                     The Project. Developer agrees to develop on the Property all of the following:


a.                     Construction of approximately 250 units of senior affordable housing, which Developer agrees will be set aside for occupancy by households who income is at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI) as defined by Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code.


b.                     289 parking stalls


c.                     1,130 square feet of commercial


2.                      Form of Assistance. TIF assistance shall be provided in the form of a 0% loan in the amount of Two Million Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($2,785,000) to the Developer for the purposes of constructing the Project. The TIF Loan to be repaid either through increment or a guaranty payment pursuant to Section 11 herein.


3.                      Evidence of Financing, Audit and Clawback Provision. Prior to the TIF Loan closing, Developer shall provide evidence of bank financing, grant funds and/or equity in the aggregate amount of not less than $76,408,000 for Project (“Financing”).


Financing shall be evidenced in the form of (i) a bank commitment letter and evidence that Developer has met all of the lender’s conditions of financing such as commercial pre-leasing requirements, if any; (ii) a letter of intent from a tax credit investor; and/or (iii) a grant award letter from a nonprofit or governmental entity.


Equity investment shall be evidenced by paid invoices or other documentation of prepaid project costs paid by Developer and/or a financial statement demonstrating Developer’s financial capacity to invest equity in the Project. The Developer’s Equity investment may include equity from the sale of Low Income Tax Credits, a cash contribution from the tenant that will occupy the Project, the Developer’s contribution of land, and a deferred developer’s fee. In aggregate, Developer’s equity investment, as established through financing documents shall not be less than the amount of the TIF Loan at closing.


After closing, the TIF Loan shall be used solely for the purpose of funding the TIF eligible portion of the total project costs as stated in the TIF Application. The total project costs estimated therein at approximately $79,193,000. Upon completion of the Project defined as issuance of a certificate of occupancy for all elements of the Project, Developer shall provide the City with a cost certification of the total Project Cost and Financing (“Audit”), to the City’s satisfaction, for the City’s review and approval. If the City does not approve the Developer’s Audit of Project Cost, the City may request additional information from the Developer and may perform its own audit of Developer’s books and records related to Project Cost and Financing. In the event that the financing gap for Project (which is equal to the amount of the TIF Loan) is reduced by a decrease, as established by the Audit, in the Project Cost (“Audited Actual Cost”) and/or an increase, as established by the Audit, in Financing (“Audited Actual Financing”), the following formula shall apply to determine the clawback payment due to the City (“Clawback”):


The Clawback shall be calculated as follows:


1.                      “Cost Savings” Project = $79,193,000, minus the Audited Actual Cost; and

2.                     “Financing Increase” = Audited Actual Financing minus $76,408,000.


If the sum of (1) Cost Savings and (2) Financing Increase is a negative number, there shall be no Clawback. If the sum is a positive number, Developer shall pay the City Fifty Percent (50%) of such positive number as a Clawback.


Developer’s payment of the Clawback shall be applied as a payment to the tax increment guaranty under Sections 11 and 12 below and shall reduce the outstanding amount of the TIF Loan pursuant to Sections 11 and 12 below.


4.                      Tax Credit Approval. TIF assistance to the Project is contingent upon Developer receiving an award of Section 42 low-income housing tax credits (“LIHTC”) from Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (“WHEDA”) in 2023. Prior to closing of the TIF Loan, Developer shall provide the City with a copy of its LIHTC Online Application (“LOLA”) provided to WHEDA. The City reserves the right to amend TIF Assistance to the Project in the event that the financial information provided in the LOLA demonstrates that the gap is less than presented in Developer’s TIF Application.


5.                      Disbursement Method. At closing, the City shall disburse the TIF Loan to a title company to be held in escrow. Developer shall have the right to lend a portion of the TIF Loan to the project in phases, secured by one or more notes and mortgages as approved by the City Attorney.


6.                      2023 Capital Budget Authorization. Funding for the Two Million Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollar ($2,785,000) TIF Loan is contingent upon an amendment to the City of Madison 2023 Capital Budget authorizing the expenditure of funds stated herein.


7.                      TID 54 Project Plan and Boundary Creation. The City shall not make TIF funds available until the date of an approval of a TID #54 Project Plan and Boundary by the TIF Joint Review Board.


8.                      No TID Project Plan and Boundary Certification. In the event that the TID #54 Project Plan and Boundary is not certified by DOR on or about April 30, 2024, Developer shall be obligated to repay all funds disbursed by the City and used by Developer as a conventional loan or loans, amortized over ten years, together with the costs of issuance and interest on the unpaid principal balance at a rate equal to the rate of the City’s borrowing, plus one hundred basis points. Payments of principal and interest shall be made quarterly. All funds not spent or remaining in escrow shall be returned to the City.


For the Project described herein, Developer shall perform on all requirements of the respective Loan Agreement for the loan funds disbursed to Developer by the City (“City Loan”), including but not limited to the Clawback provision (Section 3), as adjusted for the partial funding, and the Tax Increment Guaranty (Sections 9 and 11). In such event, the City shall credit Developer for the City’s portion of annual estimated incremental property taxes levied on the Project, as set forth in the Tax Increment Guaranty provision in Sections 9 and 11, until the City Loan is repaid. If in any year, the actual annual tax levy on the Project is less than the amount set forth in the Tax Increment Guaranty, Developer shall pay the City the annual difference as a guaranty payment. Developer shall repay to the City remaining principal on the City Loan, if any, at its ten-year maturity in 2033. In the event of the TID #54’s non-certification, the City shall make its best effort to secure TID certification in 2024 and receive such TID certification by DOR no later than on or about April 30, 2025.


9.                      Method of Payment and Tax Increment Guaranty. The City’s expenditure in providing the TIF Loan for the Project shall be repaid by Developer through tax increments generated by the Project and/or cash payments by Developer. A schedule of the projected increment used to calculate the TIF Loan amount shall be attached to the Agreement (“Increment Schedule”).


10. Sale to Tax Exempt Entity - PILOT Payment. Developer shall be prohibited from selling or transferring the Property prior to the Developer’s repayment of the TIF Loan without the prior written consent of the City (except for transfers made pursuant to foreclosure of senior loan on the Project). If Developer sells or transfers the Property to a tax-exempt entity (“Buyer”), whereupon such ownership renders the Property as property tax-exempt, Buyer shall pay the City an annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) in the amount of property tax last levied as of the date of sale to Buyer, frozen, through 2050. The City of Madison shall share said PILOT in proportion with the overlying taxing jurisdictions. Buyer shall execute a PILOT Agreement and a mortgage in favor of the City in the amount of the PILOT payments (“Buyer’s Mortgage”) at the time of Buyer’s acquisition of the Property. The Buyer’s Mortgage and PILOT Agreement shall be released and terminated by the City upon the closure of TID 54. This obligation will be secured by a land use restriction terminable upon closure of TID 54.


11. Security and Corporate Guaranty. The TIF Loan shall be evidenced by notes executed by Developer, or its assigns, to the City of Madison in the amount of Two Million Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($2,785,000) bearing zero percent (0%) interest (together the “Note”). Developer shall execute mortgages in favor of the City of Madison securing payment of the TIF Loan (together the “Mortgage”). The City agrees, if necessary, to execute a subordination of mortgage in a form approved by the City Attorney and acceptable to Developer and Developer’s lender(s). Developer and its assigns shall cause to be provided a corporate guaranty of Lincoln Avenue Capital Management LLC of the TIF Loan to the Project.


12. Satisfaction. The TIF Mortgage and Agreement shall be satisfied and the Note cancelled via a recordable release upon full payment of the TIF Loan.


13.                     Affirmative Action MGO 39.02 (9). Developer and its contractors/subcontractors shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Madison General Ordinance (MGO) 39.02 (9), concerning contract compliance requirements. Prior to commencing construction, Developer shall contact the City’s Affirmative Action Division to assure that Developer is in compliance with the aforementioned requirements. Developer shall assist and actively cooperate with the Affirmative Action Division in obtaining the compliance of contractors and subcontractors with such applicable provisions of the Madison General Ordinance. Developer shall allow maximum feasible opportunity to small business enterprises to compete for any contracts entered into pursuant to the contract. The Developer understands that it is obligated to meet the goal set by the Department of Civil Rights, or show best efforts to meet the goal based on documented evidence of efforts.


Furthermore, in order to ensure compliance with the above provisions, Developer and its contractor agree to the following:


a.                      The general contractor provide a schedule of values as soon as reasonably possible following the execution of this Term Sheet.


b.                      A meeting shall take place before loan closing to set affirmative action goals for the project. Additional meetings may be scheduled at the request of DCR and must be held within 10 days of the request.


c.                      At 80% completion, the goal is either met, signed contracts establish that the goal will be met, or documented good faith efforts are shown as to why the goal is not met. For the purposes of this paragraph, “Completion” shall mean expenditure of total project costs as described in the TIF Application.


14.                     Accessibility (MGO 39.05). Developer shall submit a written assurance of compliance with Madison General Ordinance 39.05.


15. Equal Opportunity. Developer shall comply with all applicable local, state and federal provisions concerning Equal Opportunity.


16. Ban the Box. Developer shall comply with Madison General Ordinance 39.08 related to job applicant\arrest and conviction records.


17. Material Changes. At the time of Closing, if any material adverse changes to the size, use or ownership of the Project or Property stated in the TIF Application, including any changes to the number or rent of the affordable units, have been made, this TIF Loan commitment shall be subject to reconsideration by the City. Following Closing, any material change made without consent of the City shall subject the TIF Loan to immediate repayment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the City acknowledges that the Developer may, with the prior approval of the City, which approval may not be unreasonably withheld, reconfigure the size and use of the Project to address current market conditions (for example, the number and configuration of parking stalls may be increased or decreased, and certain space designated for office use may be converted to retail use).


18. Project Completion. Developer shall guarantee that the construction of the Project will be completed by December 31, 2025. Project completion shall be evidenced by the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Failure to complete the Project by said date will require payment under the increment guaranty in Sections 9 and 11.


19. Property Insurance. Prior to funding, evidence shall be provided that a property insurance policy of the proper type and amount of coverage to protect the City’s participation has been obtained. The policy shall name the City of Madison as an additional insured.


20. Title Insurance. Within thirty (30) days of the date of the TIF Loan Agreement, Developer shall provide a commitment for a title insurance policy of the proper type and amount of coverage to the City. The City shall receive a lender’s policy in a form to be approved by the City Attorney, which will require, among other things, an updated survey of the Property. Developer shall be responsible for all lending costs and fees.


21. Environmental Assessment. Developer shall provide the City an environmental assessment of the Property which is acceptable to staff. Developer providing said environmental assessment does not modify the Developer’s indemnification obligations described in Section 22.


22. Indemnification.


a.                      Developer shall be liable to and hereby agrees to indemnify, save harmless and defend the City, its officers, officials, agents and employees against all loss or expense (including liability costs and reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from any and all claims, demands, liabilities and causes of action of whatever kind or nature related to the Property, to the extent occasioned in whole or in part by any act or omission of Developer or its officers, members agents, contractors, subcontractors, invitees or employees, which may now or hereafter be made against them, whether caused by or contributed to by the negligent acts of the City, its agents or employees.


b.                      Developer shall enter into an environmental indemnification agreement with the City, which will include the following:


i.                      Representations and warranties from Developer regarding Developer’s knowledge of the presence of pollutants on the property, history of pollutants on the property, and any existing or possible legal proceedings or actions related to pollutants on the Property.


ii.                      Agreement by Developer to indemnify and save the City harmless from all causes of action, suits, claims, demand, judgments and liabilities arising from pollutants on the Property, failure to perform abatement, removal, etc., or other liabilities otherwise arising from environmental laws with respect to the Property.


iii. Agreement by Developer to timely comply with all applicable environmental laws.


c.                      The indemnification provisions described in this Section 22 will survive termination of the Loan Agreement and shall be in addition to any other rights and remedies of the City.


23.                     Period of Affordability. This Project will have a 30-year affordability period evidenced by a Land Use Restriction Agreement recorded in the first position, unless permanent first mortgage lender is providing financing, then after such lender’s permanent first mortgage and related security documents. The Land Use Restriction Agreement will remain in effect even if the Promissory Notes are satisfied before the end of the Period of Affordability.


24. Additional Gap Financing. The City closing on the TIF Loan with Developer is contingent upon the Developer securing $2,250,000 in additional gap financing from the Dane Workforce Housing Fund or an alternative non-TIF financing source.


25. Automatic Expiration. The TIF Loan shall be null and void in the event that Developer does not commence construction on the Project, as evidenced by issuance of permits for footings and foundations, by December 31, 2023.


BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED that the TIF Loan to the Developer is hereby approved and that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a development agreement and other documents as may be necessary to effectuate the transaction, all of which are subject to the approval of the City Attorney.


BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that a funding appropriation be made in the 2023 Capital Budget to authorize $2,785,000 of funding to the Project.