Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
January 17, 2012
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

Presentations

1.   Mike Christenson, Department of Community Planning & Economic Development:
      Presentation of resolution honoring Mike Christenson for his service to the City of Minneapolis.

Staff Report:  Mike Christenson RESL

2.   Sustainable Home Ownership Support:
      Presentation by David Weise from Wells Fargo of a $100,000 check to the City of Minneapolis.

Staff Report:  Wells Fargo RCA

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

3.   Penn Avenue North Redevelopment Plan (re bounded on the north by 33rd Ave N, on the south by 12th Ave N, on the west by Queen Ave N & on the east by Oliver & Logan Aves N):
      Consider resolution establishing redevelopment project as part of the City's strategy for responding to tornado damage (Also in W&M/Budget).

Staff Report:  Penn Ave N Redev RCA; Penn Ave N Redev PLAN; Penn Ave N Redev RESL

Action Taken:   Approved.

4.   West Broadway Hub Project (to be located on block bounded by 21st, Girard, Irving Aves N & W Broadway):
      Consider resolution approving Modification No. 9 to the West Broadway Redevelopment Plan & Modification No. 118 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan & Common Tax Increment Financing Plan, to facilitate a development by Ackerberg Group, with sole tenant Hennepin County, which will provide adult & child social services (Also in W&M/Budget).

Staff Report:  W Broadway Hub RCA; W Broadway Hub ATTACH

Action Taken:   Denied.

5.   Currie Park Developments (re 15th Ave S, between 4th & 6th Sts S):
       a) Consider resolution giving preliminary approval of up to $27,000,000 in tax exempt multifamily housing entitlement revenue bonds for Phase I of 260-unit multifamily rental housing project;
       b) Direct and authorize staff to either 1) continue analysis of the Currie Park Lofts project proposal to determine if tax increment financing (TIF) assistance is appropriate and justifiable; OR 2) discontinue further TIF analysis for the project. If further directed analysis concludes TIF assistance is appropriate, staff requests authorization to negotiate the terms and conditions of a redevelopment contract with Currie Park Developments, LLC or an affiliated entity; and prepare redevelopment and TIF plans for the project (Also in W&M/Budget).

Staff Report:  Currie Park RCA; Currie Park ATTACH; Currie Park DFC MEMO

Action Taken:  a) Approved; b) Approved direction to staff to continue analysis of the project proposal to determine if TIF assistance is appropriate & justifiable.

6.    Unison/Greenheck Group Expansion Project (60 28th Ave N):
       a)  Consider authorizing staff to apply to Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development Minnesota Investment Fund for a $500,000 equipment loan;
       b) Subject to loan approval, accept an award of the Minnesota Investment Fund, $500,000, for equipment; 
       c) Approve appropriation increase;
       d) Authorize necessary agreements (Also in W&M/Budget).

Staff Report:  Unison RCA

Action Taken:   Approved.

7.   Land Sale (3428 Cedar Ave S):
      Consider approving sale of property to David May for $5,000, subject to conditions:  a)  land sale closing must occur no later than April 15, 2012; & b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 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.

Staff Report: 3428 Cedar RCA; 3428 Cedar ATTACH; 3428 Cedar PHOTO

Action Taken:   Approved.

8.   Land Sale (2001 Washington St NE):
      Consider approving sale of property to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for $1.00, subject to conditions:  a)  land sale closing must occur no later than April 15, 2012; & b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 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.  

Staff Report:  2001 Washington RCA; 2001 Washington ATTACH; 2001 Washington PHOTO

Action Taken:  Postponed for one cycle (to 1/31/2012).

9.   Land Sale (2928 18th Ave S):
      Consider approving sale of property to Patricia Forestal-Ortiz for $600.00, subject to conditions:  a)  land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from City Council approval; b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month (or portion thereof) if the land sale closing does not occur on or before the closing deadline; c) a conservation easement will be placed on the parcel to preserve its use as green space. The sale conditions "a" and "b" may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.

Staff Report:  2928 18th RCA; 2928 18th ATTACH

Action Taken:  Approved.

10.   Land Sale (1100 2nd St S):
        Consider approving sale of property to River Road Holdings, LLC, an entity affiliated with Izzy's Ice Cream, for $437,850, for development of an ice cream making facility, administrative office, and retail outlet & authorize a redevelopment contract and related documents in accordance with the Term Sheet. 

Staff Report: 1100 2nd RCA; 1100 2nd ATTACH; 1100 2nd PHOTO

Action Taken:   Approved.

11.   Land Sale (4900 Hiawatha Ave):
        Consider approving sale of property to Bruce MacDonald for $3,375.00. 

Staff Report:  None
         Requested Action:  Delete from agenda. 
Action Taken:   Postponed indefinitely.

Consent Items

CPED

12.  Wells Fargo Foundation:
       a)  Accept a grant from Wells Fargo Foundation, $100,000;
       b) Approve Guidelines for the Wells Fargo Foundation funded Affordability Assistance Loan;
       c) Approve appropriations; 
       d) Authorize amendment to the Community Reinvestment Fund contract to add $20,000 to cover servicing costs (Also in W&M/Budget).

Staff Report:  Wells Fargo RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  2011 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Grants: 
       a) Accept and appropriate LCDA grants of $488,170 for the Emanuel Housing project, $400,000 for the ArtCube/Artspace project, $433,771 for the Currie Park Lofts project, and $100,000 in pre-development funds for the West Bank Station Development Parcel project; authorize execution of Grant and Sub-recipient Agreements; 
       b) Approve appropriations; 
       c) Authorize agreements to implement the LCDA grants with the Metropolitan Council; RS Eden; Artspace; Fine Associates (or affiliated entities) (Also in W&M/Budget).

Staff Report:  2011 LCDA RCA

Action Taken:   Approved.

14.  Upper Harbor Terminal Operating Budget for 2012:
       Approve budget (Also in W&M/Budget).

Staff Report:  Upper Harbor Budget RCA

Action Taken:   Approved.

 

Discussion Items

CPED

15.  Grain Belt Marshall Street Site Request For Proposals (RFP):
       a) Approve selection of Everwood Development as the developer of the Grain Belt Housing Parcel (1219 Marshall St NE) & the Grain Belt Office Building (1215 Marshall St NE) & grant 12-month development rights for both parcels, with a possible extension of up to 6 months approvable by administrative action;
       b) Authorize staff to negotiate the terms for contracts for redevelopment and sale of land with Everwood or its affiliates (CD Action 12/13/2011:  Postponed).

Staff Report: Revised GrainBelt RCA; Revised Grain Belt EX1; GrainBelt EX2; GrainBelt EX3; GrainBelt EX4; GrainBelt EX5GrainBelt EX6

Action Taken:   Approved revised recommendation.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Committee Meeting:  January 31, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  January 27, 2012

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