Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 23, 2010

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

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

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

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

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

1. Covenire Care Nokomis, LLC (re 3733 - 23rd Ave S):

Consider resolution giving final approval to the issuance of subordinate assisted living facility revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,300,000 in Tax-Exempt Multi-Family Revenue Bonds to finance a portion of the costs of a multifamily housing development consisting of the acquisition and construction of a 77-unit assisted living facility for elderly persons.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 2010 Consolidated Plan:

Approve 2010 Consolidated Plan and direct staff to a) submit the City of Minneapolis 2010 Consolidated Plan and Five-year Strategy 2010-14 to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on 4/15/2010; b) Receive and file public comments received through the public comment period of 3/15/2010-4/13/2010 ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved (no public comments received).

Consent Items

3. Don’t Borrow Trouble Campaign:

Approve extension to the grant agreement with the Family Housing Fund, adding $100,000 for the Don’t Borrow Trouble Campaign.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Touchstone Project (re 2304 Snelling Ave):

Approve a deadline extension for the execution of the Land Sale Option 2 months, until 6/15/2010, for the sale of a portion of 2304 Snelling Ave to Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. 2009 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (ATHF) and Non-Profit Housing Development Assistance Fund:

Approve a $212,184 loan from the AHTF and $10,000 from the Non-Profit Admin Fund for the North Haven – Phase 2 project and authorize necessary documents.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Minneapolis Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1):

Authorize CPED Director to make changes to the Minneapolis NSP1 award allocation if necessitated by changes in housing market conditions or to meet Department of Housing and Urban Development or Minnesota Housing programmatic requirements.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA) Grant (re Riverside Plaza):

a) Accept & appropriate LHIA grant of $575,000 for Riverside Plaza; b) Approve appropriation increases; c) Authorize agreements to implement the grant with the Metropolitan Council and SA Riverside Plaza Limited Partnership ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Minnesota Historical Society (re Grain Belt Office Building):

a) Accept & appropriate $50,000 Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant from the MN Historical Society for the Grain Belt Office Building; b) Approve appropriation increases; c) Authorize grant agreement with the Minnesota Historical Society ( Also in W&M/Budget, Z&P

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Bassett Creek Valley Exclusive Development Rights:

a) Grant Ryan Companies exclusive development rights to Linden Yards West through 2015 provided annual progress is demonstrated; b) If Linden Yards East is selected as the preferred site for a rail layover facility, direct staff to work with the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority (HCRRA) on a joint development strategy by 12/31/2010 to maximize development; c) Modify provisions related to Ryans good-faith deposit of $20,000 to provide that such deposit shall be fully refundable upon written request by Ryan to terminate their exclusive development rights; , until 30 days after definitive conclusions of the negotiation period between the City and HCRRA regarding commuter rail storage, to allow Ryan to assess the impact of such agreement on their proposed development; d) Direct staff to continue its analysis of Ryans proposal, negotiate mutually agreeable terms and conditions for one or more redevelopment agreements under the basic framework, and return to the Council for authorization and further direction when appropriate
( T&PW Action Taken 3/23/2010: Approved recommendations (a), (c) & (d); Staff directed to return to Committee of the Whole with alternate wording for (b); Also in W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Concurred with T&PW Committee action to approve recommendations (a), (c) & (d) & direct staff to return to Committee of the Whole with alternate wording for (b.)

10. Phillips West NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:

a) Approve Plan, in an amount not to exceed $623,869; b) Increase CPED/01CNR appropriation by $499,095; c) Refer $124,774 for Plan implementation in a reserve account for future years' expenditures on the approved Plan provided that no more than $499,095 of the amount approved for the Plan shall be obligated in the first 3 years after approval of the Plan; d) Authorize contracts or agreements needed for implementation ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

11. City Community Garden Lease Agreement Standards:

a) Approve resolution approving community garden lease agreement standards and delegating authority to the CPED & Public Works Directors to enter into City Community Garden Lease Agreements for the leasing of "non-buildable, non-developable" City properties for community gardens; b) Direct staff to prepare a Procedure Document consistent with the Minneapolis Contract Monitoring Procedures Manual prior to any execution of the subject agreement
( T&PW Action Taken 3/23/2010: Referred without recommendation;
Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Concurred with T&PW Committee recommendation to refer without recommendation.

12. Minnesota Historical Society:

Authorize application to the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Funds (aka Legacy) Grant Program for the following projects: Grain Belt Office Building, Warehouse District Heritage Street Plan, Pillsbury A-Mill Roof Stabilization, Pillsbury A-Mill Window Survey, and First Church of Christ, Scientist ( Also in Z&P

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

13. Protection of Displaced Workers:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration, adding a new Chapter 39 regarding protection of displaced workers (Postponed 3/2/2010).

Action Taken: Postponed.

14. 2010 Minneapolis Advantage Program:

a) Approve Mpls Advantage (NSP) loan guidelines; b) Authorize staff to amend the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation contract by increasing it $500,000 to cover program costs; c) Authorize the CPED Director to make changes to the Mpls and Consortium award allocations if necessitated by refinements made to the NSP award to meet HUD or programmatic requirements.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. YouthCARE’s Young Women’s Mentoring Program through the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Fund:

Authorize contract with Minnesota Department of Public Safety to accept $58,590 ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Department of Labor Pathways Out of Poverty Grant Funds:

Authorize contract with the US Department of Labor to accept $4,000,000 for the period of 1/29/10 to 1/28/12 for the Pathways Out of Poverty Grant ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Minnesota Department of Economic Development and Employment Funds:

Authorize execution of the Workforce Investment Act Title I grant agreement ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Humboldt Greenway Redevelopment Project:

Consider revised recommendation: a) Authorize staff to negotiate and execute a purchase agreement between City and Builders Mortgage Company, LLC to acquire the 49 vacant parcels at an estimate of $100,000 $70,946.11 in the Humboldt Greenway 5th Addition; b) Authorize staff to consent to the voluntary foreclosure by Builders Mortgage Company, LLC of the vacant properties and improved lots; c) Authorize staff to negotiate the terms for a third amendment to the Humboldt Greenway Land Conveyance Agreement ( CD Action 3/2/2010: Referred without recommendation; W&M/Budget Action 3/8/2010: Referred back to CD to consider revised recommendation

Action Taken: Approved.

Postponed Items

19. 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: 4/6/2010

Next City Council Meeting: 4/16/2010

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