Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

May 16, 2006

1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present: Council Members Goodman, Benson, Samuels,
Remington, Gordon, Lilligren (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219

Set Public Hearing for June 6, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.

1. New French Bakery (828 Kasota Ave):

Consider issuance of up to $8.75 million in Minneapolis Common Bond Fund Tax-exempt and Taxable Revenue Bonds to finance the purchase and renovation of building and equipment for wholesale bakery.

Joint Public Hearing with Mpls Community Development Agency

2. University Gateway Corporation (re 200 Oak St SE):

Consider a resolution giving preliminary and final approval to the issuance of up to $310,000 in Tax-exempt 501(c) (3) Bank Qualified Bank Direct Minneapolis Community Development Agency Revenue Bonds, Series 2006, to finance the acquisition and installation of air conditioning equipment (which includes an alumni and visitor center and rental office building) (Refer to MCDA Board).

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Hearings – 1:30 p.m.

3. Village in Phillips - Phase 2:

a) Approve land swap request of Center School, Inc of vacant land located at 2427 Bloomington Ave S for 2412 - 16th Ave S & authorize execution of necessary documents and agreement; b) Direct staff to carry out items listed in staff report for realigning the alley and using parcel at 2412 - 16th Ave S for a regional stormwater facility (Also in T&PW).

T&PW Action Taken 5/16/06: Approved "b."

CD Action Taken: Approved "a" & concurred w/T&PW action on "b."

4. 1221 Marshall St. NE, 130 - 13th Ave & 132-34 13th Ave NE (Grain Belt Housing Project Phase I):

a) Approve land sales document for the sale of City-owned real properties to Sheridan Development Company, LLC for the fair re-use value of $2,000,000, subject to conditions in staff report; b) Increase the CPED 2006 Revenue Budget by $2,000,000 (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved.

5. 1135 Irving Ave N - Land Sale:

Approve sale to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc for $1, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval; & b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from the date of approval to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval.
If Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. fails to close, approve the sale to Chris Aimua & Associates, Inc. for $26,000, subject to the following conditions: a) land sale must occur on or before 30 days from date of CPED notification; & b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from date of notification to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of CPED notification. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 1910 - 25th Ave N - Land Sale:

Approve sale to Alpha Community Development Corporation for $19,200, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval; & b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from the date of approval to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 419 Logan Ave N - Land Sale:

Approve sale to Jay D. Nord for $20,000, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval; & b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from the date of approval to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. 407 - 33rd Ave N, 409 - 33rd Ave N, 411 - 33rd Ave N - Land Sale:

a) Approve lot division of 409 33rd Ave N; b) Approve sale of 407 - 33rd Ave N and approximately the east half of 409 - 33rd Ave N for $20,500 to the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval; & b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month, per parcel, from the date of approval to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. 1929 Newton Ave N - Land Sale:

Approve sale to Willenbring Companies, Inc. for $18,000, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval; & b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from the date of approval to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval.
If Willenbring Companies, Inc. fails to close, approve sale to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. for $1, subject to conditions: a) land sale must occur on or before 30 days from date of CPED notification; & b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from date of notification to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of CPED notification. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. 1120 – 25th Ave N – Land Sale:

a) Approve lot division; b) Approve sale of south one-half of side yard to Thomas Fernandez for $350 and sale of north one-half of side yard to James Bromenschenkel, subject to conditions: 1) each land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from date of approval; & 2) payment of holding costs of $150 each per month from the date of approval to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from date of approval. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director (CD Action 4/18/06: Postponed).

Requested Action/Action Taken: Postpone.

Consent Items

11. Heritage Park Redevelopment Project - Phases 3 & 4:

Authorize additional 60 days to negotiate a term sheet with Centex Homes.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Target Center Lighting Control System:

Accept low bid from Collins Electrical Systems, Inc. d/b/a ColliSys in the amount of $689,400 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to accomplish the complete replacement of the lighting control system (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Target Center Architectural & Engineering Services:

Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposals for architectural and engineering services (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Target Center Architectural & Engineering Services Temporary RFP Waiver: Authorize temporary waiver from the City’s RFP procurement policy for professional service contracts above $50,000 to allow the City to enter into multiple Standard Agreements wit Leo A. Daly, on a interim basis, to provide architectural, engineering and project management services at the Target Center during the period of time necessary to complete the RFP process and execute a contract with the successful RFP respondent (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Northeast Community Development Corporation’s Central Avenue Marketing and Retail Recruitment Program (NECDC):

a) Authorize CPED increase in Commercial Corridor Revitalization Fund levy by $25,000; b) Authorize negotiation and execution of contract for professional services to provide retailers recruitment, branding and marketing services on Central Avenue for a term effective 6/1/04 and continuing until 5/31/05 (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Home Ownership and Century Homes Programs:

a) Approve increase in the affordability loan as part of the GMHC Home Ownership Program, in an amount not to exceed $50,000; b) Approve subsidy to the properties equal to 50% of the development gap for the Century Homes properties and 100% of the gap for those properties in the Home Ownership Program; c) Approve addition of the Senior Regeneration Program as a component of both Century Homes and the Home Ownership Program and $300,000 in funding for this activity; d) Increase CPED appropriation by $300,000 (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Postponed (one cycle).

17. West Broadway Safety Center Operational Plan and Temporary Location:

a) Authorize lease agreement for a temporary West Broadway Safety Center on West Broadway and in close proximity to the permanent location at 927 W Broadway; b) Authorize contract for professions services with Fourth Precinct CARE Task Force for operations; c) Increase CPED appropriation by $100,000 (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Postponed (one cycle).

18. Residential Finance Mortgage Program (re Heritage Park):

a) Authorize up to $500,000 of Residential Finance Mortgage Program to Heritage Housing, LLC to be used as affordability loans for the Heritage Park Redevelopment Project; b) Authorize CPED increase of $500,000 (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

19. CPED’s State and Regional Redevelopment Grant Applications and Awards 2005.

Action Taken: Approved/Received & filed.

20. Greenway Apartments (2845 Bloomington Ave S):

Authorize: a) continued analysis of the Greenway Apartments Project proposal; b) negotiation of terms and conditions of a redevelopment contract with Lupe Development Partners or an affiliated entity as the general partner; c) redevelopment plan and tax increment financing plan for project, subject to the final determination of project eligibility, required reviews, public input, notices and hearings.

Requested Action/Action Taken: Delete from agenda.

21. NRP 2006 Budget:

a) Approve increase of $126,982.25 to satisfy remaining 2005 budget obligations; b) Authorize CPED appropriation increase by $125,982.25; c) Authorize any contracts or agreements needed to implement this request (Also in W&M/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved. Direction to staff to not submit requests of this nature to the City Council in the future.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular CD Meeting: June 6, 2006

Next City Council Meeting: May 26, 2006

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