Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

February 2, 2010

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

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

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

Presentation

1. Elders Community Center and Green Senior Housing and Memory Care Facility at Heritage Park:

Presentation by Cora McCorvey, MPHA Executive Director.

Action Taken: Received & filed.

Consent Items

2. 2010 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Advantage Program:

a) Approve NSP Advantage Loan guidelines; b) Authorize reallocation of 2008 NSP funds in the amount of $250,000 from Activity C – Land Banking to Activity A – Finance to allow more funds to be available to meet NSP low-income homeownership requirements; c) Authorize amendment to the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation contract by increasing it $750,000 to cover program costs.

Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.

3. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy:

a) Authorize submittal of application to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security, for a $500,000 grant to establish a revolving loan fund to finance energy upgrades and improvements for commercial, industrial, and/or nonprofit facilities in the city; b) Authorize staff to make such modifications as indicated by further guidance by Department of Commerce ( RE&E approved 2/1/2010; Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP):

Authorize contract with Hennepin County for the operation of the MFIP and to contract with Hennepin County to receive $466,334 for the period of 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2010 ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Bids for Demolition of Six Structures (1625-26th Ave N, 3020-4th St N, 2803 Polk St N, 655 Taylor St, 4626 Aldrich Ave N, 2534 James Ave N):

Accept low bid of TMS Construction, Inc. in the amount of $70,685 for demolition & site clearance of six structures ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

6. Great Streets Façade Improvement Program Administration Contracts:

Authorize staff to execute contracts for Great Streets Façade Improvement Program Matching Grant Administration with the Bancroft Neighborhood Association, East Downtown Council, Lake Street Council, Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association, Northside Arts Collective, Seward Redesign, West Bank Business Association, and West Broadway Business and Area Coalition.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 2010 Minneapolis Advantage Program:

a) Approve reduction in the maximum Minneapolis Advantage Program loan from $10,000 to $5,000; b) Authorize amendment to the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation contract by increasing it $250,000 to cover program costs for the Minneapolis Advantage Program.

Action Taken: Approved.

Postponed Items

8. Humboldt Greenway Redevelopment Project/Lot Acquisition:

a) Authorize a purchase agreement between City and Builders Mortgage Company, LLC to acquire the 49 vacant parcels in the Humboldt Greenway 5 th Addition & to expend up to $47,000 for this acquisition; b) Reduce the 5/16/2008 appropriation from $240,000 to $47,000; c) Authorize staff to consent to the voluntary foreclosure by Builders Mortgage Company, LLC of the vacant properties and improved lots; d) Authorize Third Amendment to Land Conveyance Agreement between the City and Hennepin County to reflect the developer’s default and City acquisition of vacant Humboldt Greenway lots ( Also in W&M/Budget

9. Target Center Green Roof:

a) Approve change order between the City and Stock Roofing for the Target Center Green Roof by increasing appropriation by $190,064; b) Authorize amendment to Contract-26463 ( Also in W&M/Budget

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: 2/16/2010

Next City Council Meeting: 2/12/2010

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