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3178 RESOLUTION NO. 3,178 RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, APPROVING THE URBAN RENEWAL PLAN AND THE FEASIBILITY OF RELOCATION FOR THE COLISEUM AREA, PROJECT ARK R-17 WHEREAS, under the provisions of Title I of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, the Housing and Home Finance Administrator is authorized to provide financial assistance to Local Public • Agencies for undertaking and carrying out urban renewal projects; and MiEREAS, it is provided in such Act that contracts for financial aid thereunder shall require that the Urban Renewal Plan for the respective project area be approved by the governing body of the locality in which the project is situated and that such approval include findings by the governing body that: (1) the financial aid to be provided in the contract is necessary to enable the project to be undertaken in accordance with the Urban Renewal Plan; (2) the Urban Renewal Plan will afford maximum opportunity, consistent with the sound needs of the locality as a whole , for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of the urban renewal area by private enterprise; (S) the Urban Renewal Plan conforms to a general plan for the development of the locality as a whole ; and (4) the•Urban Renewal Plan gives due consideration to the provision of adequate park and recreational areas and facilities, as may be desirable for neighborhood improvement, with special consideration for the health, safety and welfare of children resid- ing in the general vicinity of the site covered by the Plan; and WHEREAS, the Housing Authority of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas , (herein called the "Housing Authority") has entered into a planning contract for financial assistance under such Act with the United States of America, acting by and through the Housing. and Home Finance Administrator, pursuant to which Federal funds were provided for the urban renewal project (herein called the "Project") identified as the Coliseum Area, Project ARK R-17 , and encompassing the area in the City of Little Rock, State of Arkansas, • 4 + + (herein called the "Locality") , generally bounded as follows: On the East by High Street; on the North by Roosevelt Road; on the West by Park Street and the Arkansas Livestock Show Association Showgrounds; and on the South by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and West 34th Street; and WHEREAS, the Housing Authority has applied for additional financial assistance under such Act and proposes to enter into a contract or contracts with the Housing and Home Finance Agency for the undertaking of, and for making available financial assistance for the Project; and WHEREAS, the Housing Authority has made detailed studies of the location, physical condition of structures, land use , environ- mental influences, and the social, cultural, and economic conditions of the Project area and has determined that the area is a blighted, deteriorated and deteriorating area and that it is detrimental and a menace to the safety, health, and welfare of the inhabitants and users thereof and of the Locality at large , and the members of this Governing Body have been fully apprised by the Housing Authority and are aware of these conditions; and WHEREAS, there has been prepared and referred ,to the Board of Directors of the Locality (herein called the "Governing Body") for review and approval, an Urban Renewal Plan for the Project area, dated April 15 , 1963 , and consisting of seven (7) pages, three (3) maps, one (1) exhibit,, and supported by certain supplementary material, data, and recommendations, which material, data, and recommendations are not a part of said Urban Renewal Plan; and WHEREAS, said Urban Renewal Plan has been approved by the Board of Cohuuissioners of the Housing Authority, as evidenced by the copy of said Board's duly certified resolution approving said Urban Renewal Plan which is attached thereto; and WHEREAS, a general plan has been prepared and is recognized and used as a guide for the general development of the Locality as a whole; and WHEREAS, the Little Rock Planning Commission, which is the duly designated and acting official planning body for the Locality, has -2- submitted to the Governing Body its report and recommendations respecting said Urban Renewal Plan for the Project area and has certified that said Urban Renewal Plan conforms to the said general plan for the Locality as a whole, and the Governing Body has duly considered said report, recommendations, and certification of the planning body; and WHEREAS, this Governing Body, having duly considered said Urban Renewal Plan and supporting data and being fully advised in the premises, hereby determines that the findings, determinations and action herein made , taken and authorized are in the public interest and for the protection of the health, safety, morals and welfare of this community, and all in accordance with the 'Ordinances of the City of Little Rock, Act 212 of 1945 of_the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas as amended by Acts 189 of 1957 and 119 of 1959 of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas; and WHEREAS, said Urban Renewal Plan for the Project area prescribes certain land uses for the Project area and will require, among other - things, changes in zoning, the vacating and removal of streets, alleys, and other public ways, the establishment of new street patterns, the location and relocation of sewer and water mains and other public facilities, and other public action; and WHEREAS, the Housing Authority has prepared and submitted a program for the relocation of families that may be displaced as a result of carrying out the Project in accordance with said Urban Renewal Plan; and WHEREAS, there have also been presented to the Governing Body information and data respecting the relocation program which has been prepared by the Housing Authority as a result of studies , • surveys, and inspections in the Project area and the assembling and the data and information obtained from such studies, - . d inspections; and W [ERLAS, the members of the Governing Body have general knowledge of the conditions prevailing in the Project area and of the availability of proper housing in the Locality for the relocation -3- of families that may be displaced from the Project area and, in the light of such knowledge of local housing conditions, have carefully considered and reviewed such proposals for relocation; and WHEREAS, it is necessary that the Governing Body take appropriate official action respecting the relocation program and said Urban Renewal Plan for the Project, in conformity with the contract for financial assistance between the Housing Authority and the United States of America acting by and through the Housing and Home Finance 'Administrator; and WHEREAS, the Governing Body is cognizant of the conditions that are imposed in the undertaking and carrying out of urban renewal . projects with Federal financial assistance under Title I , including those prohibiting discrimination because of race , color, creed, or national origin with respect to housing, facilities related to residential use, and all public facilities within a project area; public facilities proposed as non-cash local grants-in-aid; and employment; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: Section 1. That it is hereby found and determined that the Project is a blighted; deteriorated and deteriorating area and qualifies as an eligible Project area under Act 212 of 1945 of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas as amended by Acts 189 of 1957 and 119 of 1959 of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, and that the conditions existing therein are detrimental to the safety, health, morals and welfare of the inhabitants of the Locality, • and such conditions should be eliminated and said Urban Renewal Plan carried out in the public interest. • Section 2. That said Urban Renewal Plan for the Project afore- mentioned, having been duly reviewed and considered, is hereby approved, and the City Clerk be and is hereby directed to file a copy of said Urban Renewal Plan with the minutes of this meeting. Section 3 . That it is hereby found and determined that said Urban Renewal Plan for the Project area conforms to the general plan -4- for the municipality as a whole . Section 4. That it is hereby found and determined that the financial aid provided and to be provided pursuant to said contract for Federal financial assistance pertaining to the Project is necessary to enable the Project to be undertaken in accordance with the Urban Renewal Plan for the Project area. Section 5. That it is hereby found and determined that the above-mentioned Urban Renewal Plan for the Urban Renewal Area will afford maximum opportunity, consistent with the sound needs of the Locality as a whole, for the urban renewal of such areas by private enterprise . Section 6 . That it is hereby found and determined that the Urban Renewal Plan for the Urban Renewal Area gives due consideration to the provision of adequate park and recreational areas and facilities, as may be desirable for neighborhood improvement, with special consideration for the health, safety, and welfare of children residing in the general vicinity of the site covered by the Plan. Section 7 . That it is hereby found and determined that the program for the proper relocation of the families displaced in carrying out the Project in decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings in conformity with acceptable standards is feasible and can be reasonably and timely effected to permit the proper prosecution and completion of the Project; and that such dwellings or dwelling units available or to be made available to such displaced families are at least equal in number to the number of displaced families, are not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities than the dwellings of the displaced families in the Project area, are available at rents or prices within • the financial means of the displaced families, and are reasonably accessible to their places of employment. Section 8. That in order to implement and facilitate the effectuation of the Urban Renewal Plan hereby approved, it is found and determined that certain official action must be taken by this Body with reference, among other things, to changes in zoning; -5- • the vacating and removal of streets, alleys, and other public ways, the establishment of new street patterns, the location and relocation of sewer and water mains and other public facilities, and other public action, and, accordingly, this Body hereby: (a) pledges its cooperation 'in helping to carry out such Urban Renewal Plan; (b) re- quests the various officials, departments, boards, and agencies of • the Locality having administrative responsibilities in the premises likewise to cooperate to such end and to exercise their respective functions and powers in a manner consistent with said Urban Renewal • Plan; and (c) stands ready to consider and take appropriate action upon proposals and measures designed to effectuate said Urban Renewal Plan. Section 9. That additional financial assistance under the provisions of Title I of the Housing Act of 1949 , as amended, is necessary to enable the land in the Project area to be renewed in accordance with the Urban Renewal Plan for the Project area and, accordingly, the filing by the Housing Authority of an application or applications for such financial assistance under said Title I is hereby approved. • ADOPTED: July 6, 1964 ATTEST: Q 6 e,e,,L,41 APPROVED: A.v,.- i City, Clerk Mayor • -6-