Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     July 24, 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, Samuels (quorum 4)

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

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

 Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

 1.  Modification No. 121 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan:
       a)  Consider resolution approving the m
odification that expands the boundaries of the Common Project to include the Heritage Park Redevelopment Project and TIF District and identifies Common Project tax increment revenue generated by the West Side Milling District TIF District as a source of funds to pay off a portion of the Heritage Park General Obligation TIF bonds;
Approve increase in CPED West Side Milling fund by $2,900,000 (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Mod No 121 RCA; Mod No 121 EX A
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.   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) (CD Action 7/10/2012:  Continued one cycle). 
Staff Report:  Spending Plan RCA; Spending Plan ATTACH A; Spending Plan ATTACH B; Spending Plan ATTACH C;
Staff Report 20120724: 
Spending Plan Update;
Tornado Damage MAP 
        Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items


 3.   Minnehaha Industrial Park Bid:
       Accept low responsive bid of Veit and Company, Inc, $288,744.50, for completion of remedial action (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Mhaha Industrial Pk RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.


 4.   Utility Easement Approval (2304 Snelling Ave):
        Authorize a Utility Easement Agreement with PPL and Seward Commons, LLC for purposes of providing utility access to the City-owned site within Seward Commons.
Staff Report:   Utility Easement RCA; Utiilty Easement EXHIBIT
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 5.   Environmental Remediation Grants:
       a)  Accept & appropriate MN Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Grants for 1515 Central Ave SE, Artspace Jackson Flats, Brunsfield Place, Dwell at Calhoun Greenway, Pillsbury Lofts & GAV projects;
       b)  Accept & appropriate Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grants for 1101 University Ave SE, 1515 Central Ave SE, Brunsfield Place, Dwell at Calhoun Greenway, Fountain Residential & Pillsbury Lofts projects;
       c)  Accept & appropriate Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) Grants for 1101 University Ave SE, Brunsfield Place, Dwell at Calhoun Greenway & Pillsbury Lofts projects;
       d)  Approve appropriations & authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement & related agreements (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Brownfield Grants RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved. 

Discussion Items


 6.    Seven Corners Parking Ramp:
        Approve amendment to the Purchase and Sale Agreement with respect to the Seven Corners Parking Ramp to reassign Minneapolis Venture LLC’s (“Alatus’”) development obligations for that site to a new single purpose entity, Grandma’s Associates LCC, of which Alatus will be a 36.5% owning member.
Staff Report:  Seven Corners Prkg Ramp RCA; Seven Corners Prkg Ramp ATTACH
       Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.   Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Investigation Grant Program:
       a) Authorize application to the environmental investigation/assessment funding for the following projects: Heritage Park (Outlot C), Minneapolis Preservation Portfolio Project, and The Commons @ Penn Avenue;
       b) Approve resolution authorizing submittal of aforesaid applications (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Met Council TBRA Grants RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 8.   Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Redevelopment Grant Program:
       a) Approve resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to DEED Redevelopment Grant Program for the following projects: Currie Park Lofts, L & H Station, The Commons @ Penn Avenue, and West Broadway Curve;
       b) Approve DEED Redevelopment Grant Program application fee and administration fee (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  DEED Redev Grant RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.
 9.  2012 Round 2 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account TOD Grants and Tax Base Revitalization Account Contamination Cleanup TOD Grants:
       Approve resolution authorizing submission and priority ranking of grant applications (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Met Council TOD Grants RCA; Met Council TOD Grants ATTACH 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

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:   8/7/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  8/3/2012

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