Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     July 23, 2013
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.  Land Sale (421 6th St NE):
     Consider sale of property to PPL HOMES, LLC for $15,600, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from the date of approval; 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:  421 6th St NE RCA; 421 6th St ATTACH1; 421 6th St ATTACH2
Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  Interchange Project:
     Approve resolution declaring a need for Hennepin County and/or its affiliated entities to undertake certain redevelopment activities in the City and approve the County’s Redevelopment Plan and off-street parking facilities for the Interchange project.
Staff Report:  Interchange Project RCA; Interchange Project PLAN; Interchange Project PIC;Interchange Project MAP
Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

IGR/Grants & Special Projects

3.  2013 Consolidated Plan Amendment:
     a)  Amend the City Council adopted 2013 Community Development Block Grant and Consolidated Plan budgets to reflect the actual (final) 2013 Federal appropriation; &
     b)  Direct staff to adjust Consolidated Plan appropriation levels with the amendments to the budget identified on attached Financial Schedule 4, from the City’s 2013 Adopted Budget (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Con Plan Amend RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.


4.  Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Redevelopment Grant Applications:
     Approve resolution authorizing submittal of applications to DEED Redevelopment Grant Program for the following projects: 807 Broadway, The Cameron, Greenway Heights Family Housing, Minnesota Innovation Park, Praxis Marketplace, and Shapco Printing Redevelopment (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: DEED Grant Appls RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Environmental Grant Awards - DEED Contamination Cleanup & Investigation Grant Program, Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant Program and the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF):
     a) Accept and/or approve grants for which the City of Mpls is recipient, as follows:
     DEED: 901 2nd St N, $30,000; The Bridges, $424,462; LifeSource, $425,665; Velo Flats, $624,553
     TBRA: Thorp Building, $24,300; Praxis Marketplace, $179,300; Shapco Printing, $487,400; & Velo Flats, $108,200
     ERF: LifeSource, $410,540; The Lonoke, $64,000; Plymouth Building Housing, $263,400; Praxis Marketplace, $51,230; Shapco Printing, $170,320; Thorp Building, $8,592
     b) Approve budget appropriations;
     c) Authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements for these grants (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: Environmental Grant Awards RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

6.  Mortgage Assistance/Home Improvement Programs:
     a) Approve contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to do lending for both mortgage assistance and home improvement programs;
     b) Approve contract with Center for Energy and Environment to do lending under the City’s home improvement programs and to do lending for mortgage assistance programs if they become certified by the FHA; 
     c) Authorize execution of contracts;
     d) Authorize CPED Director to approve a three year extension to these contracts at the end of the initial three year contract period, provided the costs and services remain consistent and acceptable;
     e) Authorize CPED Director to approve modifications to adjust for changes in the market conditions.
Staff Report:   Mortgage Assistance Programs RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

7.  Pillsbury A Mill Tunnel System Condition Study:
     Authorize a professional services agreement with Mead & Hunt for completion of the Pillsbury A Mill tunnel system condition study.
Staff Report:  Pillsbury A Mill Tunnel Study RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

8.  Green Homes North Program—Round 3:
     Authorize release of a Request for Proposals for Round 3 of Green Homes North.
Staff Report:  Green Homes N Prog RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Item

9.  City of Lakes Care Center Project (618 E 17th St):
     Approve resolution consenting to & approving the issuance by the City of Shakopee of Health Care and Housing Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds to refund bonds for a facility in the City of Minneapolis and authorizing the execution of a Cooperative Agreement and all documents related to a request from the City of Shakopee for Host Approval for the issuance of Tax-exempt Health Care and Housing Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds to refund Series 2004 City of Minneapolis Revenue Bonds.
Staff Report:  City of Lakes Care Ctr RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.  Leadership staff of Finance and CPED Departments directed to convene, along with leadership of Ways & Means/Budget and Community Development Committees, to address the financial issues involving bond issuances with partner cities.
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:   8/6/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  8/2/2013

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