Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     August 20, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

Department of Intergovernmental Relations/Grants & Special Projects

1.  2012 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER):
     Receive public comments on the City's performance on 2012 funding for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grant & Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS programs.
Staff Report:  CAPER Pub Hrg RCA; Link to CAPER RPT
     Action Taken:  Approved staff recommendation to submit CAPER to HUD.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

2.  Land Sale (2644 Minnehaha Ave):
     Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to RCK Development, LLC for $5,000, and granting of a driveway easement over 2620 Minnehaha Ave, as fee owner of the land.
Staff Report:  2644 Mhaha Ave RCA; 2644 Mhaha Ave ATTACH
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

CPED

3.  Emerge Career and Technology Center Economic Development Administration Grant applications and City CDBG-funded Great Streets Loan:
     a) Authorize increasing the principal of a City Council-approved, CDBG Great Streets $350,000 loan to $500,000 (funds provided through existing fund balance) to Emerge Community Development for the creation of the publicly accessible computer and technology center within the Emerge Career and Technology Center at 1834 Emerson Ave N;
     b) Authorize loan agreement & any related documents; and
     c) Authorize applications, grant agreements, and associated documents as a co-applicant with Emerge Community Development to the United States Economic Development Administration for a $2.7 million grant for the redevelopment of the Emerge Career and Technology Center.
Staff Report: Emerge Career RCA; Emerge Career DFC ACTION
     Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Community Garden Policy:
     Approve a waiver to the Community Garden Policy to allow for short term leases on City-owned buildable lots within the Tornado affected areas of Minneapolis.
Staff Report:  Community Garden Waiver RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive & File Items

CPED

5.  2012 Annual Tax Increment Reports (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: Tax Increment Rpts RCA 
     Action Taken:  Received & filed.

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:   9/10/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  8/30/2013

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Last updated Aug. 26, 2013