Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

November 17, 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

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

1. Home Ownership Works (HOW) Program Guidelines:

a) Approve Modification to the HOW Program guidelines; b) Accept public comments on the 2009 Consolidated Plan Amendment #1 modifying the guidelines for the HOW program to provide development gap financing to non-profit developers; c) Authorize staff to further develop the proposed amendment as necessary for submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) on 12/1/2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Kelly Brothers Properties, LLC (re 2450 Minnehaha Ave S):

Consider resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of up to $1,700,000 in Taxable Limited Tax Supported Development Revenue Bonds, Common Bond Fund Series 2010, to finance the acquisition, improvement and equipping of an existing building, to be issued through the Common Bond Fund and designating the bonds as bonds entitled to the security provided by Ordinance No. 87-OR-084, Chapter 424, Tax Reserve and Pledge Ordinance ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Items

3. Classification of Tax-forfeited Land:

Approve resolution allowing classification of all properties listed in the resolution as non-conservation land; conveyance of five Hennepin County tax-forfeited properties to the City of Minneapolis for $1.00 each; conveyance of four Hennepin County tax-forfeited properties to the City for the fair market value, utilizing the deferred payment option outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two governmental entities; authorize a six-month hold of three tax-forfeited properties located in non-target neighborhoods to allow CPED and Hennepin County staff to negotiate purchase; authorize application for title registration.

Action Taken: Approved amended report.

4. Lovell Square Project – Legacy Management and Development, Northside Residents’ Redevelopment Council (NRRC):

Approve the 2005 Affordable Housing Trust Fund Award of $418,407 to be used for the payment of CDBG-eligible expenses associated with the foreclosure action and closing.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Old Third Avenue Townhomes Project (929 - 3rd Ave NE):

Authorize CPED staff to execute necessary agreements to extend the development rights and financial assistance provided to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. to: a) extend the start of construction of the proposed Old Third Avenue Townhomes Project to start the foundations no later than 11/1/2010 and the completion of the proposed development by no later than 12/31/2011; b) extend the Affordable Ownership Housing Program funding commitment to provide $360,000 in assistance for construction and/or affordability gap financing for the proposed development.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI):

Approve resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of up to $17,000,000 in Taxable and Tax-exempt Limited Tax Supported Development Revenue Bonds, Common Bond Fund, in two Series 2010, to be issued under a joint partnership with Hennepin County through the Common Bond Fund and designating the bonds as bonds entitled to the security provided by Ordinance No. 87-OR-084, Chapter 424, Tax Reserve and Pledge Ordinance ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Minneapolis Recovery Strategy:

Authorize contract with Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) to utilize $705,000 from the City of Mpls allocation of Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding to provide Residential Energy Efficiency Services through its Community Energy Services Program ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Grain Belt Office Building (re 1215 Marshall St):

a) Approve appropriation increase of $68,000; b) Approve resolution authorizing application to the Minnesota Historic Society Grants Office for Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant funds to stabilize the Grain Belt Office Building ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Living Cities Grant:

Accept and appropriate grant award of $125,000 from Living Cities; Approve appropriation increase ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Land Bank Agreement under NSP Program of HUD:

a) Authorize the reallocation of $150,000 of NSP funds allocated to the City of Minneapolis for land banking activities to the Twin Cities Community Land Bank to establish and operate the land bank for homes and residential properties that have been foreclosed upon; b) Direct staff to negotiate a Land Bank Agreement with the Twin Cities Community Land Bank in compliance with guidance and regulations of HUD for the use of NSP funds awarded to the City; c) Authorize execution of the Land Bank Agreement between the Twin Cities Community Land Bank & the City of Mpls under the NSP of HUD ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

11. 2009 Property Management Costs for Properties in CPED’s Inventory:

a) Approve additional expenditures in 2009 from existing fund balances in the total amount of $816,172 to pay eligible property management expenses related to properties held by the City in CPEDs inventory; b) Approve appropriation increases ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

12. St. Anthony West NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:

a) Approve the Plan, specifically those parts of the Plan that fall under City jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $224,642; b) Approve appropriation increase in NRP fund by $77,092; c) Refer $147,550 for Plan implementation in a reserve account for future years expenditures on the approved Plan provided that no more than $179,714 of the amount approved for the Plan shall be obligated in the first three years after approval of the Plan; d) Authorize contracts or agreements ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

Joint Discussion Agenda Item with Mpls Community Development Agency Operating Committee

13. Saks Ground Lease, Parking Agreement and Sale Agreement:

Authorize one year extension of the Saks Ground Lease, Parking Agreement, and Sale Agreement to 12/19/2010.

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: 12/8/009

Next City Council Meeting: 12/4/2009

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