Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     November 27, 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.        Augustana Chapel View Homes, Inc:
            Consider resolution giving preliminary & final approval to the issuance of up to $7 Million in Bank Qualified Bank Direct Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Minneapolis Community Development Agency Revenue Bonds, Series 2012, to refinance bonds previously issued in 2004 and to acquire & install elevator improvements for certain senior housing facilities in the company's Minneapolis campus (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
Staff Report:  Augustana Chapel View Homes RCA
             Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

CPED

 2.       Land Sale (2939 Morgan Ave N and 2930 Newton Ave N):
           Consider approval of sale of each property to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc., for $2,729 each, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur no later than 4/15/2013; b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month (or portion thereof) if the land sale closing does not occur on or before the closing deadline. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director. 
Staff Report:  2939 Morgan 2930 Newton RCA; 2939 Morgan ATTACH; 2930 Newton ATTACH; 2939 Morgan 2930 Newton DRAWINGS
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 3.       Land Sale (2939 Newton Ave N):
           Consider approval of sale of property to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc., for $2,729, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur no later than 4/15/2013; b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month (or portion thereof) if the land sale closing does not occur on or before the closing deadline. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.
Staff Report:  2939 Newton Ave RCA; 2939 Newton ATTACH; 2939 Newton DRAWINGS  
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 4.       Commons @ Penn, LP (re 1823 Penn Ave N & 2201-21 Golden Valley Rd):
           Consider resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of bonds in the amount of $5,000,000 in Tax-Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds for acquisition of land & construction of a 45-unit multi-family rental housing development.
Staff Report:  Commons @ Penn RCA; Commons @ Penn ATTACH  
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 5.       City Place Lofts:
           a) Rescind Resolution No. 2011R-0390 and the actions outlined under previous directives;
           b) Approve resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of up to $11,000,000 of Tax Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds for the project & authorize necessary funding agreements with City Place Housing Limited Partnership. 
Staff Report:  City Place Lofts RCA; City Place Lofts ATTACH; City Place Lofts Rescinding RESL
             Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Briefing Item 1:45 p.m.

Council Member Goodman

 6.       Briefing on homelessness and housing issues in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.
Staff Report:  HHH 5 Yr Rpt, Briefing PowerPoint
             Action Taken:  Received briefing.

Consent Items

CPED

 7.       2013 Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits:
           Approve preliminarily reserve of Year 2013 Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits totaling $30,391 for The Lonoke project, 1936 3rd Ave S, in the amount of $30,391.
Staff Report:  LIHTC Lonoke RCA; LIHTC Lonoke ATTACH
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 8.       Pillsbury Lofts Housing Project (301 Main St):
           a) Approve resolution giving final approval to the issuance of up to $35 million in Tax Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds for project;
           b) Approve the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority issuance of up to $55 Million of Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds for project.
Staff Report:  Pillsbury Lofts RCA; Pillsbury Lofts ATTACH
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 
 9.       2012 Housing Revenue Entitlement Bond Carryforward:
           Approve resolution authorizing the carryforward of $49,405,645 of the 2012 Tax Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds for Multifamily Housing programs (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Hsg Bond Carryforward RCA  
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 
10.      HOME Monitoring Consulting Services Agreement:
           Accept the HOME Monitoring Consulting Services proposal from Affordable Housing Connections & authorize staff to execute a consulting services standard agreement with an annual cost not to exceed $118,500 for 2013; $134,600 for 2014; & $139,408 for 2015 with the option to renew the contract annually for up to 2 additional years solely at the City’s discretion (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  HOME Monitoring RCA
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 
11.      Pillsbury A Mill Tunnel System Condition Study:
           a) Accept a $250,000 Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society for the study; 
           b) Accept a grant of up to $35,000 from the Minnesota Historical Society (as fiscal agent for the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board) for the study; 
           c) Approve appropriations;
           d) Authorize grant agreements with the Minnesota Historical Society (one of which will be in its role as fiscal agent for the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board), a subrecipient agreement with Dominium Development & Acquisition, LLC (or an affiliated limited partnership created for this project) & and any disbursement and/or related agreements (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Pillsbury A Mill Tunnel RCA  
             Action Taken:  Approved.
 

Discussion Items

 
Referred from Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee
 
12.      Upper Harbor Terminal:
            Approve direction to staff to follow the current plan to close the terminal in December 2014 when the operating agreement expires (Option 3 of report).  (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:  Updated Upper Harbor Terminal Termination RPT; Updated Upper Harbor Terminal ATTACH; Updated Upper Harbor SITE
              Action Taken:  Deleted from agenda.

 

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:   12/11/2012

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  12/7/2012

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