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<br />, <br /> <br />..., <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />STATE OF MINNESOTA <br />COUNTY OF RAMSEY <br />CITY OF ARDEN HILLS <br /> <br />RESOLUTION NO. 96-48 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING <br />COOPERATIVE LIVABLE CITIES DEMONSTRATION GRANT APPLICATION <br />TO METROPOLITAN COUNCIL <br />FOR I-35W CORRIDOR COALITION PLANNING ACTIVITIES <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Cities of Arden Hills, Blaine, Minneapolis, Mounds View, New Brighton, <br />Roseville, and Shoreview (I-35W Coalition Cities) directly border the Northern Metro Section of <br />Interstate 35W (I-35W Corridor); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Arden Hills is a participant in the Livable Communities Act's Housing <br />Incentive Program for 1996 as determined by the Metropolitan Council, and is therefore eligible <br />to make application for funds under the Livable Communities Demonstration Account; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the I-35W Coalition Cities have commenced a collaborative effort to discuss, <br />identifY and address macro economic development, housing, transportation, contaminated lands, <br />employee training needs, and other physical land use and community planning issues along the <br />entire I-35W corridor; and <br /> <br />. WHEREAS, the I-35W Coalition Cities intend to utilize this information to guide and support <br />the development of essential transportation and infrastructure improvements along the I-35W <br />corridor, as well as to assist in determining appropriate mass transit policies, and for assisting to <br />develop a coordinated/collaborative database and GIS system, compatible with metropolitan GIS <br />system decisions; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the I-35W Coalition Cities desire to utilize this strategic alliance to assist in <br />marketing and guiding development along the 1-35W Corridor, consistent with the intent ofthe <br />Metropolitan Livable Communities Act and Metropolitan Council's Regional Blueprint and <br />individual community land use plans; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, all of the I-35W Coalition Cities approved resolutions earlier this year supporting <br />the intent behind the Coalition's efforts and each Cities' participation within it; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the I-35W Coalition Cities have been meeting for several months in developing <br />this collaborative effort and are in the process of preparing and intend to enter into a formal joint <br />powers agreement within the next several months for the purpose of carrying out the goals and <br />objectives of this collaborative effort, including the designation of a fiscal agent; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the information collected and analyzed through the efforts ofthe I-35W Coalition <br />will be critical to the discussion and policy decisions associated with the current metropolitan <br />. area growth options; and <br />