Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

January 27, 2009

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

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Committee Members Present: Council Members Goodman,
Benson, Remington, Gordon, Lilligren (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent: Council Member Samuels,
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

1. Land Sale (2745 Park Ave S - Park Place NELC):

a) Approve the sale of land; b) Authorize extension of the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board’s lease to the sale closing date, and not later than 6/1/2009; c) Authorize transfer, upon sale, of reserves funds balances held by the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, on behalf of the City to Parents in Community Action (CD Action 1/13/2009: Postponed & continued public hearing to 1/27/2009).

Requested Action/Action Taken: Delete from agenda.

2. 2009 Single-Family Housing Program:

a) Consider resolution approving the program that permits the creation of new mortgage programs and allows the recycling of funds from older mortgage programs;
b) Authorize expenditure of up to $35,000 to pay for Minneapolis’ share of the cost of the 2008 audit of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Housing Finance Board.

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

3. Entitlement Issuers:

Authorize Finance Officer to sign an agreement with other bond entitlement issuers to allow them to transfer bonding authority to Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Phillips Partnership Second Mortgage Loan Program:

Authorize City participation in and approve execution of agreements with Project for Pride in Living (PPL), acting on behalf of the Phillips Partnership for a Second Mortgage Loan Program.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Standard Parking (re Parcel A - NE side of 2nd St S between 3rd & 5th Aves S):

a) Approve & authorize execution of an Operating Agreement between the City & Standard Parking for parking operation and maintenance on Parcel A;
b) Approve waiver of City procurement policy.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to add the following conditions: 1) Standard Parking must pay to the City a penalty of $100 for each day that Standard does not remove snow and ice from driveways and sidewalks adjacent to the lot within 4 hours of daytime after the ceasing to fall of any snow. If the City receives a citizen complaint on the failure of Standard to remove snow and ice in accordance with City ordinances and Standard has not met its obligation, an additional $200 per complaint penalty will be charged; 2) Standard Parking will not permit any tailgating on the lot; 3) The City may perform an independent audit of Standard Parking’s operations on the Parcel A lot at any time.

6. Great Streets Façade Improvement Program:

Authorize negotiation of contracts for Façade Improvement Program Administration with the African Development Center, Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Association & Victory Neighborhood Association.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts & Education Center:

Approve one year extension to the Redevelopment Agreement and Promissory Note & authorize execution of the amendments & related documents.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Grants & Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA) Grants:

a) Accept & appropriate LCDA grants of $211,764 for the Creekside Commons project; $550,000 for the Bystrom Bros/Franklin Station project; $850,000 for the Lyndale Green/Salem Redevelopment project; & $408,977 for the Jackson St Artist Housing project; Approve appropriations & authorize agreements;
b) Accept & appropriate LHIA Grant of $220,000 for Habitat for Humanity Foreclosure Remediation & authorize grant and sub-recipient agreements; Approve appropriations & authorize agreements ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Acquisition of Right-of-Way for 25th Ave SE Extension (4th St SE to Proposed Granary Road Construction Project No 6734):

a) Authorize staff to acquire through negotiation with property owners or through condemnation, portions of the following properties to be used for the 25 th Ave portion of SEMI/University Research Park infrastructure: Chicago & NW RR merged to Union Pacific RR Co; Chicago & NW RR merged to Union Pacific RR Co; & Burlington Northern RR Co;
b) Approve appropriation ( Also in T&PW & W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

10. Minneapolis Advantage Program (MAP) for 2009:

a) Approve acceptance of grant from Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) in the amount of $1,500,000, to support a new phase of the MAP & authorize agreements;
b) Approve MAP guideline revisions;
c) Approve appropriations;
d) Authorize amendment to the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) contract to include $1,500,000 of FHLB funds and $500,000 of UDAG funds to cover program costs & $220,000 mortgage program funds to cover administrative costs & approve appropriation ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Park Dedication Fees:

Subject matter of park dedication fees ( Also in W&M/Budget

Requested Action/Action Taken: Postpone to 2/12/2009.

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: 2/10/2009

Next City Council Meeting: 2/6/2009

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