Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     December 11, 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

Consent Items


 1.  Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners:
      Confirm reappointment of F. Clayton Tyler, for a 3-year term.
Staff Report:  Mayoral MPHA Reappt RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

Office of Neighborhood & Community Relations

 2.  Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
      a)   Approve Plan, in an amount not to exceed $704,577.00;
      b)   Approve increase in CPED NRP Fund by $419,067.37;
      c)   Authorize contracts or agreements necessary to implement request (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Cedar Riverside NRP RCA; Cedar Riverside NRP PLAN; Cedar Riverside ATTACH
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Central Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
      a)   Approve Plan, in an amount not to exceed $812,586.00;
      b)   Approve increase in CPED NRP Fund by $526,071.94;
      c)   Authorize contracts or agreements necessary to implement request (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Central NRP RCA; Central NRP PLAN; Central NRP ATTACH
Action Taken:  Approved.

City Coordinator

 4.  National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program:
      Approve submittal of application for the John Biggers Seed Project (Refer to W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Our Town RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.


Discussion Items

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

 5.  Hollywood Theater Property (2815 & 2819 Johnson St NE):
      Grant Andrew Volna exclusive development rights for a period 12 months with possible extension of up to 6 months with approval of CPED Director & authorize staff to negotiate terms of contract for redevelopment & direct sale of property to Andrew Volna, subject to subsequent Council review & authorization.
Staff Report:  Hollywood Theater Property RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Designation of New Targeted Communities Map:
      Approve resolution designating targeted communities in the City as part of the Urban Revitalization Program; Approve updated map.
Staff Report:  Targeted Community Map RCA; Targeted Community Map (original); Targeted Community Map with 4-Blks Extension (original); Updated Targeted Community Map with 4-Blks Extension and More 4-Blks Extension; Targeted Community Map with More Extension; Targeted Community Map with More Extension and 2005 CDBG Comparison
Action Taken: Approved, with updated map, as per direction to staff to draft a targeted community map that maximizes eligible tax forfeited properties.

Office of Neighborhood & Community Relations

 7.  Emergency Solutions Grant Awards:
      Approve grants & authorize contracts with organizations receiving grants, as follows:  Ascension Place/St Anne's, $177,400; Catholic Charities Hope Street, $76,608; Catholic Charities Housing First, $71,724; MN Council of Churches, $97,630; St Stephen's Human Services, $203,334 (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Emergency Solutions Grants RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.  
Information requested on programs that were not chosen to receive grant awards. Directions to CPED staff to implement for future ESG Program grant awards: a) create a process with specific criteria to judge ESG applications for allocation; b) create a City staff team, with the advice of Hennepin County and Heading Home Hennepin, to rank the applications; and c) list specifics about proposals not being recommended for approval as well as the criteria used to make decisions about which projects are chosen.  

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:   1/8/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  12/14/2012

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