Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
    June 5, 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.   Longfellow Station:
       a) Approve resolution granting preliminary & final approval for the issuance of up to $17,000,000 in Tax-Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds;
       b) Approve resolution amending the prior authorization for a Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to, among other things, reduce the principal amount from $3,250,000 to $2,000,000;
       c) Authorize structuring of $300,000 in City assistance from the Hiawatha LRT Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Set-aside as a typical multifamily housing loan;
       d) Authorize amendments to the Redevelopment Agreements and the AHTF/HOME Written Agreement to update the performance deadlines and incorporate the revised pay-as-you-go TIF note, Hiawatha TOD loan, and other terms;
       e) Authorize subordination of the City’s existing AHTF/HOME loan of $1,900,000 to the US Bank/Cornerstone first mortgage loan and Minnesota Housing’s loan of $2,850,000;
       f) Authorize execution of any other necessary documents with Longfellow Station Limited Partnership, Longfellow Station Commercial LLC and other project participants.
    Staff Report:   Longfellow Station RCA; Longfellow Station PDW-rev
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

Department of Health & Family Support

 2.   Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Yr 36 Public Service Funds:
       Authorize extension of time period to expend an estimated $51,000 in 2010 CDBG Year 36 public service funds for an additional year (thru 5/31/2013), with $30,000 in support of the Not Ready Now teen pregnancy prevention program through the School Based Clinic program at the Longfellow School for pregnant and parenting teens & $21,000 for the three Minneapolis Living at Home Block Nurse programs (Also in PSC&H, W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  CDBG Pub Svc Funds RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.


 3.   Central Corridor LRT Project:
       a)  Authorize a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul for a Central Corridor Business Marketing Program;
       b)  Delegate authority to the CPED Director to authorize amendments to the JPA to modify the ratio of program funds allocated to the two affected cities;
       c)  Authorize $10,000 administration fee to Saint Paul HRA to oversee contract in Minneapolis.  
       Staff Report:  Central Corridor LRT RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 4.   Heritage Housing, LLC Foreclosure:
       Authorize termination of the existing Redevelopment Contract in exchange for cooperation from Heritage Housing, LLC with a voluntary foreclosure and winding-down of activities and appropriate funds for foreclosure and property maintenance costs. 
       Staff Report:  Heritage Hsg RCA; Heritage Hsg ATTACH
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 5.   2012 Affordable Housing Incentive Fund (AHIF):
       Approve resolution granting approval for the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to provide financial assistance from the 2012 AHIF to 5 projects located in Minneapolis. 
       Staff Report:  2012 AHIF RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 6.   129 Plymouth Ave N Amended Redevelopment Contract Terms:
       a)  Authorize amended redevelopment contract terms for pass-through land sale;
       b)  Authorize a redevelopment contract & any related documents. 
       Staff Report:  129 Plymouth N RCA; 129 Plymouth N SITEPLAN
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 7.   Minneapolis Workforce Council:
       a)  Approve Mayoral appointments/reappointments of Darla Figoli, Douglas Flateau, Anthony Goze, John Mbali, Charles McIntosh, Reuven Rahamim, Carolyn Roby, Jim Roth, Terrell Towers & Linda Vang;
        b)  Approve waiver of residency requirement for Darla Figoli, John Mbali, Charles McIntosh, Reuven Rahamim, Terrell Towers & Linda Vang;
        c)  Approve Carolyn Roby to remain in her position as Chair, with a new term of 7/1/2012 to 6/30/2014. 
       Staff Report:   Mpls Workforce Council RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 8.   Small Business Technical Assistance Program:
       a)  Establish the Small Business Technical Assistance Program and approve program guidelines;
       b)  Approve amendment in 2012 CPED allocation by reallocating $100,000 from the Business Development Fund to the newly established Small Business Technical Assistance Program;
       c)  Authorize negotiation & execution of contracts for the Program (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  Small Business Tech Assist RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items

 9.   2012 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA):
       a)  Approve resolution authorizing submission & priority ranking of grant applications to the LCDA;
       b)  Authorize changes to the processing of LCDA application fees (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  2012 LCDA RCA; 2012 LCDA MAP; 2012 LCDA GUIDE; 2012 LCDA Ranking TOOL
       Action Taken:  Approved.
10.  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 (Action Taken 5/1/2012:  Postponed 2 cycles, with direction to staff to bring forward Pillsbury Lofts TIF application & analysis).
       Staff Reports 5/1/2012:  Pillsbury Lofts RCA; Pillsbury Lofts ATTACH;
       Staff Reports 6/5/2012:  Revised Pillsbury Lofts RCA; Revised Pillsbury Lofts ATTACH
       Action Taken:  Approved. 

Referred from City Council 5/25/2012

11.  Vikings Stadium:
        Directions to staff referred to committee(s) relating to passage of stadium legislation:
        a) Regarding Reports on Master Agreement: Staff directed to report on: 
            1)  Master Agreement details, including Stadium Equity Plan; &
            2) Enforcement and reporting structure relating to Stadium Equity Plan (Also in PSC&H);
        b) Regarding Master Agreement Negotiation: Staff directed to report on the following terms to be included in the Master Agreement: 
            1) Recommendations and process for determining the “employment assistant firm,” as defined in Article I, Section 17;
            2) Inclusion of Minneapolis Civil Rights department as a contractor to the Stadium Authority, to be compensated as project cost, to enforce participation, contracting, employment and prevailing wage compliance;
            3) Inclusion of goals for construction contracts to be awarded to women and minority owned businesses in a percentage based on the highest performing City of Minneapolis development projects, and the other construction workforce will establish workforce utilization goals at least equal to current city goals;
            4) Inclusion of goals for workers from city zip codes that have high rates of poverty and unemployment;
            5) Inclusion of hiring goals to be applied to vendors and service providers during stadium facility operation for women and members of minority communities;
            6) Timeline and procedure for regular public reports, to be at least quarterly, by contract enforcement agency, developers, tenants, and contractors showing compliance with workforce goals;
            7) Inclusion of employment goals for total percentage of workers that live in the City of Minneapolis (Also in PSC&H);
         c)  Regarding Ongoing Oversight and Reporting: Staff directed to prepare recommendations on: 
              1) Timeline for regular reports to City Council regarding the Master Agreement and the Equity Plan throughout stadium construction;
              2) Proposal for joint oversight committee for the Equity Plan, including membership and purpose of committee; &
              3) Proposal for committee to plan for post stadium construction workforce plan, including membership and purpose of committee (Also in PSC&H);
         d)  Regarding Workplace development, job training and placement: Staff directed, from Departments of Community Planning & Economic Development, Civil Rights and Finance, to engage community partners to include representatives from construction trades training organizations, labor, contractors and others; and to identify options for funding workplace development, job training and placement to address employment disparities. Options may include use of fines, fees, and other funding identified by contract compliance efforts as part of the Master Agreement Equity Plan, and development of a program proposal. Committee reporting timeframe will be developed between appropriate staff and Committee Chairs of CD, PSC&H & W&M/Budget (Also in PSC&H, W&M/Budget);
          e)  Staff directed to report to Committee of the Whole/Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee and CD regarding potential changes in state law and city ordinance, if any, that would better support economic development around the new Vikings stadium. Further, directed staff to report on nationwide best practices regarding promotion of new development around new stadium facilities. First report should be made no later than June 29, 2012. Reports should also be referred to the appropriate implementation committee or committees when established (Also in COW).
       Action Taken:   Postponed.

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:  6/19/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  6/15/2012

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