Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

June 20, 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 Hearings for 7/11/06 at 1:30 p.m.

1. Riverfront East Parcel:

Consider Lease Agreement by and between the City of Minneapolis and the Park Development Foundation for development of a park on the Riverfront East Parcel.

2. Washington Court Apartments Housing Development and Tax Increment Finance Plan:

Consideration of TIF Plan & Redevelopment Plan (Also in W&M/Budget with request to review plans & submit comments for public hearing).

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

3. MacPhail Center for Music:

Consider preliminary approval for the issuance of up to $11.5 million in 501(c)(3) Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds to finance construction & equipment.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 3230 Bloomington Ave S - Land Sale:

Approve land sale to SiteScape, Inc for $23, 000, subject to the following conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from 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 date of approval. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director (Postponed 6/6/06)

Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.

5. 1029 - 22 nd Ave N - Land Sale:

Approve land sale to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. for $1 subject to the following conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from 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 date of approval, the sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 1109 E 28 th St - Land Sale:

Approve land sale to J.D. Roofing & Construction, Inc. for $23,000, subject to the following conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from 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 does not occur on or before 30 days from the date of approval.
If J.D. Roofing & Construction, Inc. fail to close, approve sale to AA Contracting Inc. for $23,000, subject to the following conditions: 1) land sale must occur on or before 30 days from date of CPED notification; & 2) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from the 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 sales conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Postponed one cycle (to 7/11/06).

7. 2636 Bloomington Ave S - Land Sale:

Approve land sale to Powderhorn Community Council for $30,000, subject to the following 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 date of approval. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. 1101 W Broadway; 1831 Emerson Ave N; 1834, 1836 & 1838 Fremont Aves N - Land Sales:

a) Approve land sales to 1101 West Broadway Partners, LLC for $50,000; & b) Approve the term sheet as a basis for a redevelopment contract.

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

9. Hennepin County’s AHIF Program Funding:

Approve resolution requesting that the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority provide financial assistance to St. Anne’s Senior Housing Project under the Minnesota Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Act.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Classification of Tax Forfeited Land:

Approve resolution re classification of certain forfeited land located in the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, as non-conservation and the conveyance thereof.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to place a six-month hold on the property at 6133 - 14 th Ave S.

11. American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI):

Approve change in ADDI program guidelines to allow the funds to be used with other loan products other than CityLiving.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Children’s Theatre Company Project:

Authorize a Second Amendment to the Disbursing Agreement and any other related documents between the City of Minneapolis and the parties to the 2003 Issuance of Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Grain Belt Office Building (re 1215 Marshall St NE):

Approve CPED appropriation increase of $65,000 to cover holding costs as preparation to transfer the property to private ownership (Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Chicago Plaza Construction Contract:

Authorize Amendment I in the amount of $37,514.95 (+9.5%) for Contract C-22332 with L.S. Black Constructors, Inc, for a revised total of $434,636.80, to provide for supplemental agreements and change orders associated with the project (Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Deleted from Community Development agenda (see agendas of Transportation & Public Works and Ways & Means/Budget Committees).

15. Bid for 2814 Knox Ave N:

Accept low bid of Iyawe and Associated Builders, Inc. in the amount of $151,950 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to accomplish renovation of existing single family house, construction of a new garage and site work (Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Heritage Park:

a) Authorize acceptance of grant funds in the amount of $400,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be used for pollution remediation of two sites within the Bassett Creek Valley area & increase CPED appropriation & revenue budget by $400,000; b) Increase Public Works appropriation for Heritage Park Infrastructure work by $217,900 for Heritage Park Revenue for payment from the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) for public infrastructure services related to the Senior Housing Development; c) Increase appropriation & revenue budget for Heritage Park infrastructure work by $240for payments from contractors seeking construction documents and plans (Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

17. NRP King Field:

a) Approve the King Field NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan, in an amount not to exceed $770,934; b) Increase CPED appropriation by $281,000; c) Reserve the remaining $489,934 for Plan implementation in a reserve account for future year expenditures on the approved Plan, provided that no more than 70% of the amount approved for the Plan ($539,654) be obligated in the first three years after approval of the Plan; & d) Authorize any contracts or agreements needed to implement this request (Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

18. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA):

a) Approve resolution authorizing submission and priority ranking of up to five grant applications; b) Authorize execution of such agreement as may be necessary to implement the LCDA Grant Program (Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Forwarded without recommendation.

19. Demolition of Vacant & Boarded Properties (Chapter 249 Properties):

a) Approval to provide $425,000 of Residential Finance Mortgage program income to the Department of Regulatory Services to be used as funding to support the demolition of Chapter 249 properties; b) Increase Regulatory Services appropriation by $425,000 (Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved Revised Report with the following recommendations: a) Allocate $300,000 of CDBG Program Income earned from CPED Residential Loan programs to the Department of Regulatory Services to fund demolition of Chapter 249 properties; b) Transfer $125,000 of 2006 CDBG budget authority from the CPED Vacant & Boarded Housing program to the Department of Regulatory Services to fund demolition of Chapter 249 properties; c) Authorize Finance staff to reimburse CPED with proceeds from assessments paid for the properties demolished with the $425,000 CPED is making available to the Department of Regulatory Services to fund demolition of Chapter 249 properties; & d) Decrease the CPED appropriation in Fund 400-CDBG and UDAG by $125,000 and increasing the revenue budget by $425,000 & increasing the Department of Regulatory Services appropriation in Fund 400-CDBG and UDAG by $425,000.

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: 7/11/06

Next City Council Meeting: 6/30/06

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