Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 1, 2011

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

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

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

Set Public Hearing for March 22, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

1. 2011 Consolidated Plan:

Set public hearing to receive comments on the Citys application to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) [formerly "Emergency Shelter Grant"], and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). Also, the Consolidated Plan updates the 2010-2014 Five-Year Strategy.

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

2. Land Sale (2428 - 16th Ave S):

Consider resolution approving the sale of property to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. for $27,653, plus reimbursement of City acquisition transaction costs of $3,425.59 subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 30 days from date of approval; b) payment of holding costs of $300 per month (or portion thereof) if the land sale closing does not occur on or before the closing deadline. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. North Loop Historical Partners, LLC (re Holden Building Multi-Family Housing Project, 607 Washington Ave N & 240 Washington Ave N):

Consider resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of up to $15.3 million in Tax-Exempt Multi-Family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds to finance the acquisition & rehabilitation of two conjoined, seven-story, office-warehouse buildings into a 120-unit multifamily rental apartment development ( CD Action Taken 2/15/2011: Continued public hearing to 3/1/2011 ).

Action Taken: Approved.

Consent Item

4. Parcel E Liner Development:

Authorize a Temporary Construction Easement with the American Academy of Neurology for staging purposes on the remainder of the Parcel E Liner.

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Item

5. Unified Affordable Housing Policy:

Approve changes to the City of Minneapolis Affordable Housing Policy from the mandatory that 20% of the units be available to households at or below 50% Metropolitan Area Median Income to the mandatory that 20% of the units be available to households at or below 60% Metropolitan Area Median Income.

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: 3/22/2011

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting: 3/10/2011

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