Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     May 1, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

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

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

1.   520 2nd St SE Tax Increment Financing Plan:
a)  Consider resolution approving the TIF Plan; 
      b)  Approve amendment to 2012 General Appropriation Resolution by establishing the Community Planning & Economic Development agency Fund 01CSS– 520 Second Street Southeast (01CSS – 8900900) & approving an initial appropriation of $5,000;
      c)  Consider resolution authorizing the issuance of Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Notes to Second Street Holdings, LLC in total principal amounts not to exceed $790,000; 
      d) Approve the proposed redevelopment contract business terms;
      e) Authorize redevelopment & loan agreements with Second Street Holdings, LLC, Lucy Brown Minn and John K. Wall (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  REVISED 520 2nd St SE RCA; 520 2nd St SE ATTACH; 520 2nd St SE RESL; 520 2nd St SE TIF PLAN; 520 2nd St SE DFC MEMO; 520 2nd ST SE SITEPLAN MAP; 520 2nd St SE TIF RESL 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

2.   Pillsbury Lofts (301 Main Street):
      Consider resolution giving preliminary approval for the issuance of up to $75 million in Tax Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement revenue Bonds.
       Staff Report:  Pillsbury Lofts RCA; Pillsbury Lofts ATTACH
      Action Taken:  Postponed two cycles (to 6/5/2012), with direction to staff to bring forward the Pillsbury Lofts Tax Increment Financing (TIF) application/proposal and analysis for Committee consideration on 6/5/2012.

Consent Items


3.     2012 Minnesota Home Ownership Center:
a) Approve an exception to the procurement policy to allow the City to contract with the Minnesota Home Ownership Center without following an RFP process; 
        b) Enter into a contract with the Minnesota Home Ownership Center in the amount of $350,000 for homeownership counseling ($95,000), foreclosure prevention counseling ($255,000) & approve the transfer of any unspent funds, if any, from their 2011 contract to this new contract;
        c) Approve appropriation increase of $350,000;
        d) Authorize a new contract with Minnesota Home Ownership Center and execute necessary documents (Also in W&M/Budget).
        Staff Report:  MN Home Ownership Ctr RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

4.    Parcel A Parking (re NE side of 2nd St S between 3rd & 5ths Aves S):
       a) Authorize Operating Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and Standard Parking for parking operation and maintenance on Parcel A;
       b) Approve appropriation increase of $78,750;
       c) Approve waiver the City procurement policy requiring an RFP process (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  Parcel A RCA; Parcel A ATTACH
      Action Taken:  Approved.


5.  Bid for Demolition of Property (2101 W Broadway):
       Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc, $60,786, for demolition & site clearance (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  Bid 2101 W Broadway RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

6.  Bid for Demolition of Properties (2029 & 2033 W Broadway):
       Accept low bid of Buberl Recycling and Composting, Inc.,$76,960.00, for demolition & site clearance (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  Bid 2029 & 2033 W Broadway RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.


7.    Growth Fund:
       Authorize establishment of & methodology for a Growth Fund & approve related Growth Fund Policy for incorporation in the City's Financial Policies (W&M/Budget Action 4/23/2012:  Approved). 
      Staff Report:  Growth Fund-RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.
Intergovernmental Relations/Grants & Special Projects

8.   2012 HUD Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS:
      a)  Approve funding from HUD HOPWA grant to Metropolitan Council Housing & Redevelopment Authority, not to exceed $500,000, & Minnesota AIDS Project, not to exceed $520,000; & recommend a maximum of $250,000 be allocated to Clare Housing from available HOPWA funds provided certain conditions are met by Clare Housing;
      b)  Authorize contracts to implement HOPWA grant funds appropriated through 2012 fromHUD, including unspent HOPWA funds approved from prior years (Also in W&M/Budget).
      Staff Report:  2012 HUD HOPWA RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations

9.   Windom Park NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
        a)  Approve Plan, specifically those parts of the Plan that fall under City jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $563,421.00;
        b)  Approve appropriation of $371,955.06, consistent with the staff direction set out in footnote “p” (as amended) of the 2011 General Appropriation Resolution adopted by the Council on December 13, 2010;
        c)  Authorize contracts or agreements necessary (Also in W&M/Budget).
        Staff Report:  Windom Park NRP RCA; Windom Park NRP PLAN; Windom Park NRP ATTACH
        Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items


10.   Year 2013 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Procedural Manual and Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP):
Approve the LIHTC Procedural Manual and QAP & authorize staff to Proceed with a Request for Proposals.
        Staff Report:  2013 LIHTC RCA; 2013 LIHTC ATTACH
        Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to not change the QAP that allows 10 points for projects that are located in Neighborhood Stabilization Program Foreclosure Target Area NSP3 priority 1 and 2 (noted as number 8 in the staff report).  


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:  5/15/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  5/11/2012

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