Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     October 23, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Consent Items

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)


 1.   Environmental Remediation Grant Applications (Fall 2012):
    
   a) Authorize application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 4250 Upton, f/k/a Linden Hills; Harris Machinery Site [former]; Mill & Main, Phase II (conditional recommendation); Natural LLC; The f/k/a Hobbs BBQ; Station at Washington, The Surly Brewing a/k/a Malcolm Midway Site; Valspar a/k/a VAST Phase I [Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center]; WaHu Student Housing a/k/a Arby’s Site; and Washburn Center for Children; 
       b) Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s Tax Base Revitalization Account [TBRA] Grant Program for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 4250 Upton, f/k/a Linden Hills; City Place Lofts; GAV Development; The Harris Machinery Site [former]; Mill & Main, Phase II (conditional recommendation); Surly Brewing a/k/a Malcolm Midway Site; Valspar a/k/a VAST Phase I [Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center]; WaHu Student Housing a/k/a Arby’s Site; and Washburn Center for Children; 
       c) Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental remediation and/or investigation funding for the following projects: 4250 Upton, f/k/a Linden Hills; City Place Lofts; GAV Development; The Mill & Main, Phase II (conditional recommendation); Sheridan Memorial Park (Veterans Memorial); Surly Brewing a/k/a Malcolm Midway Site; WaHu Student Housing a/k/a Arby’s Site; Washburn Center for Children; and ERF Brownfield Grant Financing Program; 
       d) Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of applications;
       e) Approve proposed modification of the City’s brownfield grant award administration fee (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  ERG Appls Fall 2012 RCA; ERG Appls Fall 2012 WKSHT; ERG Appls Fall 2012 Corrected Map
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (re 3939 Fremont Ave N):
      Approve transfer of $4,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Program second mortgage loan on property from the City to GMHC & authorize execution of necessary documents.
Staff Report:  GMHC RCA 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Veit and Company, Inc Contract Amendment (re 2101 W Broadway):
      Authorize amendment to contract for demolition & site clearance of property, increasing by $5,908 for contract total of $66,694 (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Veit Contr Amendment RCA; Veit Contr Amendment ATTACH
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items
 
CPED
 
 4.   2012 Affordable Housing Trust Fund:
       Approve a total up to $6,640,227 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) & authorize necessary documents for the AHTF loans as follows:
        a) A loan up to $750,000 for the Broadway Flats project, 2220 W Broadway Ave, by Rose Development, LLC;
        b) A loan up to $430,000 for Cameron project , 756 N 4th St, by Creamette Building, LLC;
        c) A loan up to $1,125,000 for the Commons @ Penn Avenue project, 2201 Golden Valley Rd, by Building Blocks Nonprofit, Inc;
        d) A loan up to $2,093,427 for the Ebenezer Towers Apartments project, 2523 Portland Ave, by ES Towers Limited Partnership;
        e) A loan up to $525,000 for the Greenway Heights Family Housing project, 2845 Bloomington Ave, by Greenway Partners, LLC;
        f) A loan up to $76,800 for the Linden Place project, 3201 Bloomington Ave by CommonBond Communities;
        g) A loan up to $432,523 for Lonoke project, 1926 3rd Ave S, by Portico Collaborative (formerly Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation); 
        h) A loan up to $1,165,000 for the PPL DECC Recapitalization project, 3308 4th Ave, 1203-05 E 21st St, and 1819-25 Elliot Ave by Project for Pride in Living (PPL).
Staff Report: AHTF RCA; AHTF ATTACH A-1; AHTF ATTACH A-2; AHTF ATTACH A-3; AHTF ATTACH B; AHTF ATTACH C; AHTF ATTACH D; AHTF ATTACH E; AHTF ATTACH F; DFC MEMO; DFC MEMO 2
      Action Taken:  Approved.  Correction to staff report for description of Ebenezer Towers Apartments project location to East West Phillips neighborhood.

Referred from Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

 5.   Mississippi Locks & Dams/Upper Harbor Terminal:
       Referred direction that staff from CPED, Finance & City Coordinator report to the CD Committee in two cycles on the process of closing the Upper Harbor Terminal, which report shall include a review of the Metropolitan Council's report of the economic impact related to the closure of the lock & dam (RE&E Action 8/20/2012:  Authorized submission of comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on its proposal to limit night time operating hours for locks located in Mpls on the river).
Staff Report:  Upper Harbor Terminal Termination RPT; Upper Harbor Terminal ATTACH
      Action Taken:  Postponed two cycles (to 11/27/2012).  Direction to CPED staff to develop a new version of "Option 1:  issue an official notice to terminate the Upper Harbor Terminal (UHT) operating agreement with River Services Inc within 180 days (April 2013)," and report back to CD in two cycles.  The new version of Option 1 shall be refined with the following goals:  1) The UHT would be closed to barging at the start of new contract; 2) The UHT would continue to operate as a storage facility/transfer site indefinitely; 3) All options should be developed to minimize one time and ongoing costs and maximize revenues of a non-barging facility; 4) This should include the City minimizing dredging and the cost thereof; 5) CPED staff should pursue DEED or other grants that could be used for soil remediation and/or structure demolition and removal.

 

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:   11/7/2012
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  11/2/2012

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