Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

April 28, 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

Presentation Item

1. Affordable Housing Initiative for the City of Minneapolis for 2008:

Annual Evaluation.

Action Taken: Received & filed.

Discussion Items

2. Foreclosures:

Consider resolution calling for mortgage lenders to allow renters and former owners to stay in their homes with a Rental Initiative Policy.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Great Streets Business District Support:

Authorize CPED staff to negotiate contracts for business district support activities.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Year 2010 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Procedural Manual and Allocation Plan:

Approve Procedural Manual and Qualified Allocation Plan & authorize staff to proceed with a Request for Proposals.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to delete the two proposed changes to Exhibit "E" Minneapolis' Section Priorities regarding Item #9 re points assigned for projects located in "non impacted areas" and Item #12 re reduction of points for rehabilitation of existing building for housing.

Consent Item

5. Lutheran Social Services/Center for Changing Lives Project:

Approve resolution a) authorizing acceptance of MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Redevelopment Grant in the amount of $204,400;
b) entering into agreements with DEED for the project and stating intent to comply with all applicable laws and regulations stated in such agreements;
c) authorizing acceptance of DEED Redevelopment Program Grant funding for the Lutheran Social Services/Center for Changing Lives project and the Finance Officer, Citywide Contracts Administrator or City Purchasing Agent to execute such agreements, including sub recipient funding agreements, as are necessary to implement the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Hearings

6. Land Sale (Grain Belt Historic Office Building, 1215 Marshall St NE [Part]):

Approve sale of a portion of the property to Kristina Oman or an affiliated limited liability company, for the fair market value of $1.00, subject to conditions in staff report.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Franklin Light Rail Transit Station Area Redevelopment Plan:

a) Approve land acquisition by the City using TOD Program set-aside and LAAND funds, and authorize redevelopment contract with Seward Redesign & related documents;
b) Approve appropriation & budget revenue increases;
c) Approve resolution approving Modification No 2 to the Franklin LRT Station Area Redevelopment Plan and Modification No 113 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing Plan, authorizing public redevelopment activities to assist the proposed Franklin Station Project and identifying 14 properties located near E 22 nd St & Minnehaha Ave as property that may be acquired by the City;
d) Approve resolution authorizing the borrowing of up to $500,000 in LAAND funds from the Metropolitan Council, for the acquisition of property by the City ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to add conditions as follows: 1) Allow the principal amount of the first mortgage bank loan to increase to $1,800,000; 2) Require that both the City’s TOD Loan and the HLAF Forgivable Loan be structured as recourse loans to the limited liability company being created to act as the land development entity and borrower; & 3) Require an Assignment of Leases and Rents in addition to a mortgage to secure the City’s TOD Loan.

8. Mpls Economic Recovery Strategy/2008 Consolidated Plan Amendment #2 Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program:

a) Receive public comments on Amendment #2;
b) Authorize staff to further develop the proposed Amendment prior to HUD submittal and to submit the Amendment #2 to HUD by the deadline of 5/18/2009 and to develop and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Hennepin County to implement programming.

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: 5/12/2009

Next City Council Meeting: 5/8/2009

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