Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     April 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

 Public Hearing 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

1. Land Sale (4900 Hiawatha Ave):
    Consider sale of property to Bruce MacDonald for $3,375, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from date of 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 4900 Hiawatha Ave land to restrict future development. Sale conditions "a" and "b" may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director. 
    Staff Report:  4900 Hiawatha RCA; 4900 Hiawatha ATTACH1; 4900 Hiawtha ATTACH2
    Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

CPED

2.  PPL Foreclosure IIB Site Control Replacement:
     
Approve transfer of $349,500 of Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) to 518 Penn Ave N and 1618 Glenwood Ave N.
    
Staff Report:  PPL Foreclosure RCA; PPL Foreclosure PROJECT DATA WKSHT
     Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  Old Third Avenue Townhomes Development (929 3rd Ave SE):
     
Authorize amendment to Redevelopment Contract for the Development of the Old Third Avenue Townhomes Development re relocation of Tot-Lot area. 
     Staff Report: Old 3rd Ave RCA; Old 3rd Ave RENDERING; Old 3rd Ave EX B; Old 3rd Ave EX C; Old 3rd Ave EX D
     Action Taken:  Approved.
 
4.  Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc:
     
Approve amendment to Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. for the acquisition and future development of real property.
     Staff Report:  Hennepin Healthcare RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved. 
 
5.  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Grant Funds:
     a) Accept Redevelopment Program grants awarded by DEED for the 430 Oak Grove, 700 Central and Pillsbury Lofts projects;
     b) Approve appropriations accepting $880,500;
     c) Authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related documents and agreements (Also in W&M/Budget).
     Staff Report:  DEED Award RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items

CPED

6.  Great Streets Business District Support Contracts:
     
Authorize CPED staff to negotiate contracts for business district support activities.
      Staff Report:  REVISED Great Sts RCA; Great Sts MAP
      Action Taken:  Approved revised report with direction to staff to remove the language "challenge grant" on the chart and reference to that in the report relating to the Nicollet East Harriet Business Association recommendation.  Directed CPED Economic Development Director to convene an inter-departmental workgroup to include CPED, Regulatory Services, Zoning Administration & Public Works to develop a cross-departmental means to meaningfully engage small business owners and operators, and other stakeholders in advising City departments on the impact of City policies and practices on small businesses, and to report back to the CD Committee by end of the third quarter 2012. 
 
7.  Environmental Remediation Grant Applications (Spring 2012):
     
a) Authorize application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 1101 University Ave SE, 1515 Central Ave NE, Artspace Jackson Flats, Brunsfield Place, Digigraphics, Dwell at Calhoun Greenway, Fountain Residential, Penn & Broadway, Pillsbury Lofts, Prospect Park Station a/k/a Boeser site, and The GAV; 
     b) Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s Tax Base Revitalization Account [TBRA] Grant Program for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 1101 University Ave SE, 1515 Central Ave NE, Artspace Jackson Flats, Brunsfield Place, Digigraphics, Dunwoody Apartments, Dwell at Calhoun Greenway, Fountain Residential, Penn & Broadway, Pillsbury Lofts, Prospect Park Station a/k/a Boeser site, Spirit on Lake, The GAV, and West Broadway Curve; 
     c) Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 1101 University Ave SE, 1515 Central Ave NE, Brunsfield Place, Cameron Building, Digigraphics, Dwell at Calhoun Greenway, Penn & Broadway, Pillsbury Lofts, Prospect Park Station a/k/a Boeser site, and West Broadway Curve;
     d) Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of aforesaid applications;
     e) Approve resolution requested by Hennepin County regarding the approval of the use of Twin Cities Community Land Bank Brownfield Gap Financing funds for assessment and cleanup projects located in the City of Minneapolis (Also in W&M/Budget).
      Staff Report:  Environmental Grant Appls RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved staff recommendations, with exception of forwarding without recommendation the Dwell at Calhoun Greenway project applications.  

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:   5/1/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  4/27/2012

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