Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
July 10, 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, Lilligren, Gordon, Samuels (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent:  Council Member Reich (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.

Referred from Executive Committee

 1.  Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED):
      Sent forward without recommendation the Mayoral nomination of Jeremy Hanson Willis for appointment to the position of Director of CPED and Executive Director of the MCDA, to complete the term of Mike Christenson, which expires 12/31/2013.
      Staff Report: Mayor's Nomination LTR
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearings


 2.    Walker Methodist Health Center, Inc (3737 & 3701 Bryant Ave S):
         Consider resolution giving preliminary & final approval to the issuance of up to $21,500,000 in Tax-exempt Refunding Revenue Bonds, refinancing existing debt. 
         Staff Report:  Walker RCA
        Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.   Spending Plan for Tax Increment Financing Funds in the Tornado Recovery Area and Tornado Recovery Housing Program Guidelines:
         a) Consider resolution approving the spending plan for tax increment funds in the tornado recovery area; 
         b) Approve the Tornado Recovery Housing Program Guidelines;
         c) Approve appropriations (Also in W&M/Budget). 
         Staff Report:  Spending Plan RCA; Spending Plan ATTACH A; Spending Plan ATTACH B; Spending Plan ATTACH C;
        Action Taken:   Postponed one cycle (public hearing also continued). 

 4.   Dwell at Calhoun Greenway Redevelopment Plan & Land Sale (3129 Ewing Ave S):
        a)  Consider resolution approving the Dwell at Calhoun Greenway Redevelopment Plan;
        b)  Approve acquisition of 3129 Ewing Ave S from Hennepin County for $10,410 and disposition to Bigos-Calhoun Greenway, LLC for $62,000; and
        c)  Authorize any documents which may be required for these transactions (Also in W&M/Budget).
         Staff Report:  3129 Ewing RCA; 3129 Ewing ATTACH1; 3129 Ewing ATTACH2; 3129 Ewing ATTACH3; 3129 Ewing ATTACH4; 3129 Ewing ATTACH5
       Action Taken:   Approved.

Consent Items


 5.  Minnesota Historical and Cultural Funds (aka Legacy Grant Funds):
       Approve ranking of projects for submission to the Minnesota Statewide Historical and Cultural Grants program:  1) Pillsbury A Mill Tunnel System Condition Study (1st Rank, Historic Preservation Category); 2)    Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery (2nd Rank, Historic Preservation Category.
       Staff Report: Legacy Grant Funds RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  CommonBond Communities (re West Broadway Curve Project):
       Grant Exclusive Development Rights for 12 months on ten (10) City-owned parcels located at 1926, 1930, 1936, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 W Broadway Ave. 
       Staff Report:  W Broadway Curve RCA; W Broadway Curve PDW
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners:
Approve City Council appointment of Ali Mohammed.
       Staff Report:  MPHA Appt RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.   Ground Lease for Interim Parking (2201-15 Plymouth Ave N & 1245 Penn Ave N):
        Approve five year ground lease for interim parking for NorthPoint and community use at the southwest corner of Penn and Plymouth Aves (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  Ground Lease for Prkg RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 9.   Model City Urban Renewal Plan:
        Approve resolution approving Modification No. 22 to the Model City Urban Renewal Plan (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report: Model City Urban Renewal Mod 22 RCA; Model City Urban Renewal MOD 22
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items


10.  Praxis Foods (re 1256 Penn Ave N & 1235-1243 Oliver Ave N)
       Grant exclusive development rights to Praxis Foods through 12/31/2013 for the Penn/Plymouth properties (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report: Praxis Foods RCA; Praxis Foods ATTACH
       Action Taken:   Approved.

11.   Green Homes North Program:
        Approve Program Guidelines & authorize release of a Request for Proposals for the construction of new green single family homes on City-owned vacant lots in North Minneapolis (Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report: GHN RCA; GHN Northside ATTACH; GHN Zone1 ATTACH; GHN Zone2 ATTACH; GHN Zone 3 ATTACH; GHN Cottage Pk ATTACH; GHN EcoVillage ATTACHGHN Guidelines ATTACH; GHN Tornado Impacted Area ATTACH 
       Action Taken:   Approved.

12.  Nicollet Ave at Lake St Reopening Update:
       Report on implementation activities (T&PW Action Taken 6/19/2012:  Received & filed; Also in W&M/Budget).
       Staff Report:  Nicollet Ave RCANicollet-Lake Area Map;  Project Milestones and Dates
    Action Taken:   Received & filed.

Receive & File Item


13.   CPED’s State & Regional Redevelopment Grant Applications and Awards – 2011 Funding Rounds Redevelopment Grant Trends Report.
       Staff Report:   Grant Trends RPT; Grant Trends ATTACH
       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:  7/24/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  7/20/2012

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