Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
NOTE DATE & TIME CHANGE

     Wednesday, November 7, 2012
11:00 a.m
. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Consent Items

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

  1.       Hi-Lake Triangle Apartments:
            a) Approve resolution giving final approval of up to $6,500,000 of Tax Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds;
            b) Approve the TIF Resolution and approval of the redevelopment contract business terms;
            c) Authorize the redevelopment and other funding agreements with Hi Lake Limited Partnership.
Staff Report:  Hi-Lake Triangle RCA; Hi-Lake Triangle EX A; Hi-Lake Triangle DPW
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
  2.       Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive (LCA) Funding Award:
            Authorize an Acknowledgement of Receptivity to an LCA Funding Award form for projects recommended for Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account grant awards. 
Staff Report:  LHIA Receptivity RCA; LHIA Receptivity PDW
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
  3.       Cedar-Riverside Parking Lot Operating Agreement:
            Authorize staff to negotiate & execute a contract with Interstate Parking Company of Minnesota, LLC to operate the City-owned parking lots A, B, and C in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood for five years, effective 1/1/2013.
Staff Report:  Cedar-Riverside Prkg Lot RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
  4.       Decertification of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts:
            a) Approve resolutions approving the decertification of the following TIF Districts as of 12/31/2012: Clare Housing TIF District No. 137; Creamette TIF District No. 84; MILES I TIF District No. 46; Nicollet-Franklin TIF District No. 97; SEMI Phase 4 TIF District No. 78; United Van/Bus TIF District No. 71; Urban Village TIF District No. 112; & Village in Phillips Phase 2 TIF District No. 146;
            b) Authorize & direct the City Finance Officer to make any appropriation adjustments needed in order to close-out the individual funds when all obligations have been paid and return any excess TIF revenue to the County for subsequent distribution to the City, County and School District (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  TIF Decertification RCA
Action Taken:  Approved. 

Discussion Item

 
CPED
 
   5.      Calhoun Place Project (3131 Excelsior Blvd):
            Direct and authorize staff to either a) continue analysis of the Calhoun Place Project proposal to determine if Housing Improvement Area (HIA) assistance is appropriate & justifiable; or b) discontinue further HIA analysis for the project.  
            If further directed analysis concludes HIA assistance is appropriate, staff requests authorization to negotiate the terms and conditions of a financing agreement with the Calhoun Place Condominium Homeowners Association; prepare the HIA ordinance, HIA resolution, bond resolutions, and other documents as needed.  All such terms and conditions, resolutions, and other documents would be subject to City Council review, discussion and approval or denial (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Calhoun Pl RCA; Calhoun Pl EX B
 Action Taken:  Approved Option "a."

Postponed Item

Referred from Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

  6.     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).  (Action Taken 10/23/2012:  Postponed two cycles.  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.)
Staff Report:  Upper Harbor Terminal Termination RPT; Upper Harbor Terminal ATTACH
 

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:   11/27/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  11/16/2012

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