Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     June 19, 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

Joint Public Hearing with Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Operating Committee 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

 1.  DeLaSalle High School (One DeLaSalle Dr):
      Consider resolution giving preliminary & final approval to the issuance of up to $1,200,000 in Bank Qualified Bank Direct Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Minneapolis Community Development Agency Revenue Bonds, Series 2012, to finance various building improvements, including the construction of increased classroom space (Refer to MCDA Bd of Commissioners). 
     Staff Report:  DeLaSalle High School RCA
      Action Taken:   Approved.


Consent Items


  2.  Building Blocks (re Penn & Golden Valley Rd Mixed Use Project):
Approve granting of Exclusive Development Rights for 12 months, with a possible 6 month administrative extension if significant progress has been made developing this project on 2 City-owned parcels at 2201 Golden Valley Rd & 1823 Penn Ave N.
      Staff Report:  Building Blocks RCA
      Action Taken:   Approved.

 3.  Spirit on Lake Project:
Approve resolution giving final approval of up to $5,500,000 in Tax-exempt Multifamily Housing Entitlement Revenue bonds. 
       Staff Report:  Spirit on Lake Final Apprval RCA; Spirit on Lake Final Apprval ATTACH
       Action Taken:   Approved.

 4.  Minneapolis Advantage Program:
Authorize staff to apply for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Community Revitalization Funds to support the Minneapolis Advantage Program. 
       Staff Report:  Mpls Advantage Prog RCA
       Action Taken:   Approved.

 5.  Rehab Support Program:
Authorize staff to apply for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Community Revitalization Funds to support the Rehab Support Program.
       Staff Report:  Rehab Support Program RCA
       Action Taken:   Approved.

 6.  Green Homes North Program:
Authorize staff to apply for Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Community Revitalization Funds to support the Green Homes North Program.
       Staff Report:   Green Homes N Program RCA
       Action Taken:   Approved.

 7.  Workforce Investment Act (WIA):
Authorize that the Mayor sign the PY2012 Local Unified Plan for the WIA.
       Staff Report:   WIA RCA
       Action Taken:   Approved.

 8.  Fiscal Year 2012 HOME Budget:
Approve (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  FY 2012 HOME Budget RCA
       Action Taken:   Approved.

 9.  1001 W Broadway:
Accept donation of services and materials for beautificationand authorize execution of an Empty Lot Beautification Right of Entry Agreement with annual renewals and adjustments to the scope of the temporary improvements as the CPED Director deems appropriate, provided the arrangements are acceptable to both parties until the property is sold for redevelopment (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  2001 W Broadway RCA
       Action Taken:   Approved.

Discussion Items


10.  2012 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account TOD Grants and Tax Base Revitalization Account Contamination Cleanup TOD Grants; Hennepin County Challenge Fund Grant:
a) Accept and appropriate Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) grants of $2,000,000 for the Prospect Park Station Boeser Site, $1,536,100 for the Penn and Broadway project, and $100,000 in pre-development funds for the Linden Yards project;
b) Accept and appropriate Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account Contamination Cleanup (TBRA) grants of $720,307 for the Prospect Park Station Boeser Site, $463,900 for the Penn and Broadway project, $499,380 for the 700 Central project, and $318,632 for the Spirit on Lake project;
c) Accept and appropriate Hennepin County Corridors of Opportunity Challenge Fund grant of $275,000 for the Prospect Park Station Boeser Site;
d) Approve appropriations; 
e) Authorize grant, sub-recipient, loan, subordination and other agreements as may be necessary to implement the Metropolitan Council LCDA and TBRA grants with the Metropolitan Council, The Cornerstone Group, Lupe Development Partners, Nolan Properties Group, and PRG (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  TOD Grants RCA
       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) (CD Action Taken 6/5/2012:  Postponed).
          Staff Report:  Preliminary Work Progress RPT
          Action Taken:    Deleted from agenda; Staff directed to bring forward reports as they become available.

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:   7/10/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  6/29/2012

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