Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

May 1, 2007

3:30 p.m. (NOTE TIME CHANGE)- Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearings 3:30 p.m.

1. Land Sale (824 Hennepin Ave):

Approve sale to Abdo Markethouse, LLC for $890,000.

Requested Action/Action Taken: Postpone to 5/15/2007.

2. Van Cleve Housing Project (917 - 13 th Ave SE):

a) Consider resolution adopting the Van Cleve Redevelopment Plan, the Van Cleve Redevelopment Tax Increment Finance Plan, the Van Cleve Apartments West Tax Increment Finance Plan, and the Van Cleve Apartments East Tax Increment Finance Plan;
b) Consider resolution authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to Van Cleve Apartments West LLC for Van Cleve Apartments West in a principal amount not to exceed $595,000;
c) Consider resolution authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to Van Cleve Apartments East LLC for Van Cleve Apartments East in a principal amount not to exceed $415,000;
d) Approve the proposed redevelopment contract business terms; and
e) Authorize redevelopment contract documents with Project for Pride In Living or its affiliates, & all other necessary documents ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Forwarded without recommendation.

Joint Public Hearing with Mpls Community Development Agency Operating Committee 3:30 p.m.

3. Dain Plaza (501 Nicollet Ave):

Consider approval of the granting of First Amendment to Easement and Construction Agreement between Brookfield DB Inc. and 520 Marquette Hotel, LLC; Authorize agreements as necessary ( Refer to MCDA Board

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

4. Tax-Forfeited Properties:

Approve negotiated language to Memorandum of Understanding between Hennepin County & City of Mpls regarding purchase of tax-forfeited properties & authorize amended Memorandum of Understanding as follows: a) keep the amount of properties that the City can acquire for $1 at 20% of the total tax-forfeited land in targeted neighborhoods of the City and create a minimum of 5 properties per year, without establishing a maximum amount outside of the 20%; b) For every rehab that the City grants redevelopment authority to the County in Minneapolis’ targeted neighborhoods, the County will make available another property that the City can acquire for $1, independent of the 20%.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Minneapolis Housing Replacement Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District II:

Approve resolution for the addition of 17 parcels to and the deletion of 2 parcels from the District.

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Item

6. Park Dedication Fees:

Consider directions to staff forwarded by W&M/Budget Committee, as follows:
a) Direct the City Attorney to review the legal issues related to the required nexus to charge a park dedication fee;
b) Request from the Park Board that they provide information to the City Council on the relationship of the application of this fee to the comprehensive green plan for the city and the parks as well as the Park Board’s comprehensive plan, and to include a future land use map;
c) Request that the Park Board staff survey, research and gather data related to increased land value relating to proximity to new green space or parks;
d) Request from the Park Board a survey or additional information of park dedication ordinances from other cities; and
e) Direct Community Development staff to review the potential impact of a park dedication fee on new residential development and affordable housing opportunities in the City.

Action Taken: Approved revised directives as follows: a) Direct the City Attorney to review legal issues related to: 1) the definition of "nexus"; 2) Eligibility of use of Park Dedication Fees for park development, rehabilitation/maintenance of existing park infrastructure, streetscape improvements, storm water retention; other types of open space; 3) The definition of eligible users of the Park Dedication Fee. Does it include the City of Minneapolis and governmental entities other than the Park Board?; 4) If the Park Dedication Fee is used by the Park Board or another governmental entity, are City project approvals necessary?; 5) Prepare comparison on proposed park dedication fees from other cities of comparable size and built form as Minneapolis, including but not limited to Saint Paul, which includes how the fee is collected and disbursed and how it compares to the proposal advanced by the Park Board;

b) Request that the Park Board to 1) Provide information to the City on the relationship of a Park Dedication Fee to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, including the future land use map and parks and open space policies and implementation steps, and the Park Board’s Master Plan both currently under development; 2) Address the issue of donations of green space in lieu of Park Dedication Fees. In this case, who has ownership and responsibility for ongoing maintenance?

c) Direct CPED staff to 1) Review the potential impact of a Park Dedication Fee on new residential development, except that affordable housing development would be excluded from such fees and analysis; 2) Prepare materials showing opportunity areas for new housing development and work with the Park Board staff to show the proximity of these areas to current and planned parks and open space.

d) Direct Finance staff to review the potential impact of a Park Dedication Fee on new commercial, industrial and tax-exempt properties.

e) Staff is directed to prepare a report that will be presented to the Community Development Committee and the Ways & Means/Budget Committee four cycles.

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: 5/15/2007

Next City Council Meeting: 5/11/2007

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