Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

August 4, 2009

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

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

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

Set Public Hearing for 8/18/2009 at 1:30 p.m.

1. City’s 2008 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD):

Receive public comments on the City’s performance on 2008 funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA).

Action Taken: Set public hearing for 8/18/2009 at 1:30 p.m.

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

2. West Broadway Redevelopment Plan:

Consider resolutions approving Modification No. 8 to the West Broadway Redevelopment Plan and Modification No. 114 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing Plan. The plan modifications add 21 properties to the list of property that may be acquired and update the land use map to facilitate redevelopment of key commercial and higher-density multifamily housing sites on W Broadway.

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

3. Grain Belt Warehouses (re 39 - 13th Ave NE):

Accept low bid of Veit & Company in the amount of $86,319 for demolition of buildings (1957 & 1964 additions) ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 2009 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA):

Approve resolution authorizing submission & priority ranking of grant applications to the LCDA; Authorize agreements ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Refinancing of Milwaukee Depot Bonds:

a) Approve changes to the Milwaukee Depot Redevelopment Contract with CSM Depot, LLC;
b) Authorize execution of Second Amendment to the Milwaukee Depot Redevelopment Contract and the Termination and Release of Assessment Agreement;
c) Approve resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $5,400,000 in General Obligation Tax Increment Refunding Bonds for the project;
d) Approve appropriation transfers ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Environmental Remediation Grants:

a) Accept grants from the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grants;
b) Approve various appropriation increases/revenue budgets ($27,969 for 129 Plymouth Ave N; $34,508 for Parcel A; $134,339 for 811-817 4 th St SE; $420,500 for Bystrom/PPL Phase I; $998,180 for Huron Flats; $30,000 for Lyndale Green/Salem Church; $64,400 for Walker Apartments;
c) Authorize grant, sub-recipient and/or disbursement and related agreements for these grants ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP 1) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

Direct staff to negotiate a First Look Program Agreement with the Twin Cities Community Land Bank LLC, for use of NSP 1 funds awarded to the City & authorize execution of the First Look Program Agreement between the Twin Cities Community Land Bank LLC, & the City of Minneapolis under the NSP of HUD.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Catalyst Five Points, LLC:

a) Authorize a $450,000 Great Streets Gap Financing Loan to Catalyst Five Points LLC from the already appropriated CDBG allocation budgeted in 2007-2008, for redevelopment of the properties 2119 W Broadway, 2310 & 2312 Penn Ave N (Delisi Buildings);
b) Authorize loan agreement and any related documents;
c) Extend the closing date in the Redevelopment Contract from 6/15/2009 to 12/15/2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Item

9. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy/Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program 2008 Consolidated Plan Amendment 2 Grant Awards (Recovery Emergency Shelter Grants):

a) Authorize allocation of $5,520,902 as follows: $5,295,902 to Hennepin County Department of Human Services and Public Health for implementation of programming with service providers; $210,000 to Minneapolis for staffing of Minneapolis Housing Services; and $15,000 to the Minneapolis IGR for Administration;
b) Authorize sub-grant agreement with Hennepin County, and disbursement and related documents and agreements for these HPRP funds;
c) Approve recommendations of the joint City and County request for proposal review committee for service providers to carry out eligible activities as sub-recipients of the HPRP funds. ( 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: 8/18/2009

Next City Council Meeting: 8/14/2009

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