Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 10, 2009

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

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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 3/31/2009 at 1:30 p.m.

1. Park Dedication Requirement:

Consider subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision: Land Subdivision Regulations, imposing a park dedication requirement on new development.

2. 2009 Consolidated Plan:

Receive public comments on the City’s application to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding, American Dream Downpayment Assistance Initiative (ADDI), and an update to the 2005-09 Five-Year Strategy.

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

3. Friends of W.I.S.E. Building Company (re W.I.S.E. Charter School Project, 1501 Aldrich Ave N):

Approve resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of up to $8.5 million in 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds & up to $1 million in Taxable Revenue Bonds to finance the following: a) acquisition & renovation of an existing school facility, to be leased to Carter G. Woodson Institute for Student Excellence Charter School, doing business as W.I.S.E. Charter School, a public charter school; b) the funding of a debt service fund; c) the payment of a portion of the interest on the Bonds; and d) the payment of a portion of the costs of issuing the Bonds.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Land Sale (523 Morgan Ave N):

Approve acquisition of the parcel from Hennepin County to facilitate a sale with a conservation easement to Anthony Real Estate Holdings, LLC for $6,000, subject to the following conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from the date of Notice of the City’s acquisition of the property; b) payment of holding costs of $150 per month from the date of said notice to the date of closing if land sale closing does not occur on or before 30 days from date of City acquisition. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Land Sale (Lot 1 - 54 th & Riverview Road Townhomes Development Site, 5344, 5348, 5352, 5356 & 5360 Riverview Rd):

a) Approve sale of Lot 1 of the Project for $11.59 per square foot to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc, or affiliated entity; &
b) Authorize execution of a redevelopment contract.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Land Sale (Lot 2 - 54 th & Riverview Road Apartment Development Site, 5100, 5106, 5110 & 5114 E 54 th St; and portions of 5344, 5348, 5352, 5356 & 5360 Riverview Rd):

a) Approve sale of Lot 2 of the Project for $11.59 per square foot to PCNF Acquisition LLC, or affiliated entity;
b) Authorize CPED to reduce its Good Faith Deposit from 10% to 5% of the purchase price; &
c) Authorize a redevelopment contract.

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

7. Mpls Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners:

Approve City Council appointments as follows:
a) Steve Minn (replacing William Dooley, Jr);
b) Steve Yanisch (replacing Grace Lee);
c) Dawn Davis (reappointment);
d) Darlene Rogers (reappointment).

Action Taken: Approved.

8. KMOJ-FM for the Center for Communications and Development (re Delisi building, 2119 W Broadway):

Approve the Empowerment Zone Governance Board recommendation of a $300,000 grant for tenant improvements to space at 2119 W Broadway ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Tax Forfeited Properties in Mpls:

Authorize staff to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis regarding the purchase of tax forfeit properties located in Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. 2008 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Pipeline:

Approve a total of up to $1,797,361 from the 2008 AHTF Pipeline for the following projects & authorize execution of the necessary documents:
a) A loan up to $178,361 for Fremont Flats, 1814, 1816 and 1820 – 22 Fremont Ave N by Project for Pride in Living;
b) A loan up to $179,000 for Many Rivers East, 1500 E Franklin by American Indian Community Development Corporation;
c) A loan up to $1,440,000 for the Walker Apartments, 12 th & Hennepin Ave by MetroPolitan Development, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. City Consulting Services Agreements/Sale of Excess Public Property for Private Development:

Approve resolution delegating authority to the CPED Director to enter into standard form City Consulting Services Agreements to assist in the sale of excess public property for private development & direct staff to prepare a procedure document consistent with the Minneapolis Contract Monitoring Procedures Manual prior to execution of agreement ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Bioscience Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program:

a) Accept a $3,500,000 DEED Bioscience Business Development Grant award for the SEMI/University Research Park;
b) Approve appropriation & revenue budget increases;
c) Authorize grant, sub-recipient and/or disbursement and related agreements ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Acquisition of right of way for Granary Road (25th Ave SE to the City Limits) Construction Project No 6738 and Adjacent Stormwater Treatment Pond:

a) Authorize staff to pursue acquisition through negotiation with property owners or through condemnation portions of the properties to be used for the Granary Road and adjacent pond portion of SEMI/University Research Park infrastructure;
b) Approve appropriation increase of $1,272,000 ( Also in T&PW, W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

14. Great Streets Neighborhood Business District Program:

Approve target categories for commercial nodes, corridors, activity centers, and LRT station areas as defined by The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth .

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP):

a) Accept award of $8,401,272 in NSP funds from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (Minnesota Housing), $1,590,000 of which was approved by Minnesota Housing in its 2008 fall Community Revitalization Fund (CRV) round, subject to receipt of NSP funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD);
b) Authorize grant agreement with Minnesota Housing & sub-recipient agreements with Minnesota Housing’s identified local sub-recipients for the $1,590,000 in CRV/NSP funding;
c) Approve award of $6,495,636 for development gap financing to 9 of 14 entities which submitted proposals in response to the City’s Foreclosure Recovery Rehabilitation Program RFP;
d) Authorize sub-recipient and related agreements with the selected proposers;
e) Authorize CPED Director to make changes to the local sub-recipient awards if necessitated by refinements made to the City of Minneapolis’ award from Minnesota Housing ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

16. City Consulting Services Agreement to Assist Special School District No.1 (SSD1):

a) Approve Consulting Services Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and SSD1 to assist with the sale of the Howe and Northrop School sites as excess public property for private development;
b) Direct staff to execute the agreement with SSD1 ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

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: 3/31/2009

Next City Council Meeting: 3/27/2009

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