Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     March 20, 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

Set Public Hearing for 4/3/2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Intergovernmental Relations/Grants & Special Projects

1.   2012 Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2011 Consolidated Plan Amendment #2 "ESG Substantial Amendment."
      Receive public comment on the City’s application to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). This year the Consolidated Plan updates the 2010-2014 Five-Year Strategy and amends the 2011 Consolidated Plan for ESG programming changes for the now-implemented 2009 HEARTH Act, including application for a second allocation of FY2011 ESG funds.
Staff Report:   Set Con Plan Pub Hrg RCA; Con Plan LINK

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

2.  Ambassador Press, Inc. (re 1400 Washington Ave N):
      Consider resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of up to $6,000,000 in Tax-exempt Limited Tax Supported Development Revenue Bonds, Common Bond Fund Series 2012, 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 re facilitate expansion & equipping of a manufacturing facility (Also in W&M/Budget). 
Staff Report:   Ambassador Press RCA

 Action Taken:  Approved.
3.  Land Sale (2814 Aldrich Ave N):
      Consider sale of property to Urban Homeworks Inc for $10,818.42 plus reimbursement of additional acquisition and holding costs, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from the date of 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. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director. 
Staff Report:  2814 Aldrich RCA; 2814 Aldrich ATTACH; 2814 Aldrich PHOTO
Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Land Sale (424 31st Ave N & 428 31st Ave N):
      Consider sale of properties for $3,100 each to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc., subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from the date of approval; b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month per parcel (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:  424 & 428 31st Ave RCA; 424 & 428 31st Ave ATTACH; 424 & 428 31st Ave PHOTO
Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Land Sale (1219 Marshall St NE and 1215 Marshall St NE):
      a) Consider sale of 1215 Marshall St NE for $150,000 to Everwood Development LLC or to an affiliated, single asset entity for rehabilitation and commercial reuse; 
      b) Consider sale of 1219 Marshall St NE for $1.4 million to Everwood Development LLC or to an affiliated, single asset entity for the development of a new rental apartment development; 
      c) Authorize a redevelopment contract or contracts and related documents.
Staff Report:  Grain Belt Land Sale RCA; Grain Belt Land Sale ATTACH; Grain Belt Land Sale PDW; Grain Belt Land Sale SITEPLAN
Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items


6.   Decertification of Impact Mailing Tax Increment Financing District:
       Approve resolution approving the formal decertification of the Impact Mailing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District No. 77. 
Staff Report:  Decertification RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.   Disposition of Land-Banked Lots Acquired under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP):
      Authorize staff to begin marketing and sale of properties acquired under the Land Banking strategy of the City’s NSP 1, 2 and 3 programs using the City’s normal disposition policies and procedures for development parcels. 
Staff Report:   Land Banked NSP RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.   Alliance Housing Inc:
      Approve 12-month exclusive development rights on the City-owned properties to Alliance Housing Incorporated to be extended for an additional 12 months, through March 2013, to finalize the implementation of a redevelopment plan on four residential parcels at 2600 – 2606 17th Ave S. 
Staff Report:  Alliance Hsg RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.   Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Grant:
       Authorize application for grants in excess of $250,000 from the DEED Office of Workforce Development. 
Staff Report:   DEED Grant RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 10.  U.S. Department of Labor Grant:
        Authorize application for grants in excess of $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor Funds for Young Adult (ages 18-21) Ex-Offenders. 
Staff Report:  DOC Grant RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 11.  Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers:
        Authorize the execution of the contract extending the partnership with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers for 2012. 
Staff Report:   MCCD RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items

12.  Seward Community Bike Walk Center (SCBWC):
        a) Approve resolution authorizing the City to serve as fiscal agent pass-through for the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot (NTP) Program funding award to the Seward Community Bike Walk Center and appointing MnDOT to serve as City agent to  accept the federal funds; 
       b) Accept and appropriate the federal Non-motorized Transportation Pilot (NTP) funding award of $380,000 for Seward Community Bike Walk project;
       c) Approve appropriation increases;
       d) Authorize execution of Agency, Project Development and Funding Agreements with the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation and Seward Neighborhood Group, Inc. that are necessary to implement the Seward Community Bike Walk Center with federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot project funds (T&PW Action Taken 3/20/2012:  Approved; Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:   SCBWC RCA 
Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive & File Items


13.  Public Facilities Staff Time Report (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Pub Facilities Staff Time RPT
Action Taken:  Received & filed.


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:   April 3, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  March 30, 2012

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