Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     October 8, 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 Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

1.  Greenway Partners, LLC (re Greenway Heights Family Housing, 2845 Bloomington Ave S):
     a) Consider resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance up to $6,000,000 in Tax-Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds to finance the acquisition of land and the construction of a 42-unit rental apartment development and facilities functionally related and subordinate thereto;
     b) Approve resolution authorizing Hennepin County Housing & Redevelopment Authority to contract directly with the developer of the Greenway Heights Family Housing project to provide Midtown Greenway Community Works 2013 Capital Budget funds ($225,000) to pay for the cost of promenade improvements adjacent to the Midtown Greenway;
     c) Authorize execution of any other necessary documents with the Greenway Partners, LLC or an affiliated entity related.
Staff Report:  Greenway Hts RCA; Greenway Hts ATTACH
     Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  CB West Broadway Limited Partnership (re West Broadway Crescent Apts, 1926-2022 W Broadway):
     a) Consider resolution giving final approval to the issuance of up to $3.8 million in Tax-Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds to finance development of a 54-unit apartment complex.
     b) Consider approval of the of 10 City-owned parcels to CommonBond Communities or an affiliated entity & authorize necessary documents related to the sale and redevelopment of these parcels.
Staff Report:  Corrected W Broadway Crescent RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

CPED

3.  Heritage Park (Phase II) (1101 7th St N):
     Authorize amendment & re-subordination of Housing Revenue Bond (HRB) and Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) loan documents and extend the AHTF loan maturity date in accommodation of HUD-insured 1st mortgage refinance.
Staff Report:  Heritage Pk Phase II RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Classification of Tax-forfeited Land:
     Approve resolutions authorizing the City/CPED to purchase and register title on certain tax forfeit parcels and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an application for title registration.
Staff Report:  Classification of Tax-Forfeited Land RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to remove property at 2950 Randolph St NE from the conveyance list & place on the release for sale list.

5.  Prospect Park LRT Station Phased Development Plan:
     a) Approve Plan & find that it is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan;
     b) Authorize submittal of Plan to the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services for its approval.
Staff Report:  Prospect Pk LRT RCA; Prospect Pk LRT ATTACH; Prospect Pk LRT MAP
     Action Taken:  Approved.

6. Seward Square Apartments (2121 S 9th St):
      Approve resolution giving final approval to the issuance of up to $6,500,000 of Tax Exempt Multifamily Housing Revenue Entitlement Bonds.
Staff Report:  Seward Sq Apts RCA; Seward Sq Apts ATTACH 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

7. Lowry Ave Corridor (Stinson Blvd NE west to Theodore Wirth Pkwy) and Penn Ave N Corridor (49th Ave N & Osseo Rd south to I-394) Cooperative Agreement:
     Authorize Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hennepin County for multi-jurisdictional coordination of redevelopment efforts on the Lowry Ave corridor and the Penn Ave corridor and delegate authority to determine compliance with the MOU to the CPED Director (Postponed 9/24/2013).
Staff Report:  Lowry-Penn Corridors MOU RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items

CPED

8.  Financial Inclusion Leadership Team:
     a) Direct staff to continue staffing the work of the Financial Inclusion Leadership Team’s effort to advance financial inclusion initiatives in the metro area;
     b) Authorize a joint communique with the City of Saint Paul supporting the work of the Financial Inclusion Leadership Team.
Staff Report:  Financial Inclusion RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

9.  2013 Emergency Solutions Grant Funding:
     Approve up to $408,377 of Fiscal Year 2013 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the following projects: a) Up to $140,000 for Harbor Light Center, 1xxx Currie Ave N, by Salvation Army; & b) Up to $133,377 for Our Saviour’s Outreach Ministries, 2xxx Chicago Ave S, by Out Saviour’s Outreach Ministries; & c) Up to $135,000 for The Bridge, 2xxx Emerson Ave S by The Bridge for Youth.
Staff Report:  ESG Funding RCA; ESG Funding Harbor ATTACH; ESG Funding Our Saviours ATTACH; ESG Funding Bridge ATTACH
     Action Taken:  Approved.

10. 2014 Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits:
     Approve preliminarily reserve of Year 2014 Federal Low income Housing Tax Credits totaling $1,376,364 for the following projects: The Lonoke, 1936 3rd Ave S ($109,319); PPL DECC, for scattered sites ($744,459); Ebenezer Towers, 2523 Portland Ave S ($522,586).
Staff Report:  LIHTC RCA; LIHTC EX A; LIHTC EX B; LIHTC ATTACH
     Action Taken:  Approved.

11. 2013 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Project Recommendations:
     Approve a total up to $8,218,692 in loans from the AHTF subject to the availability of funding at project closing & authorize necessary documents, as follows: a) $1,170,000 for the Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin project, 1600 19th St E by American Indian Community Development Corporation, PPL, or affiliated entity; b) Additional loan, $300,000 for the Broadway Flats project, 2220 W Broadway Ave by Rose Development, LLC, subject to the 27 month timely completion conditions in the 2012 AHTF RFP; c) Additional $199,000 for the Ebenezer Towers Apartments project, 2523 Portland Ave S by ES Towers Limited Partnership (Ebenezer Society), subject to the 27 month timely completion conditions in the 2012 AHTF RFP; d) $1,875,000 for the Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments project, 3110 Lyndale Ave N, by Project for Pride in Living; e) $444,692 for the Jordan Apartments project, 2712 Penn Ave N by Alliance Housing, Inc.; f) $500,000 for the Little Earth VI project, 2432-34 Cedar Ave S & 2499 18th Ave S by the Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Corporation; g) $555,000 for the Marshall Flats project, 2525 2nd St NE, by Clare Housing; h) $1,200,000 for the Mill City Quarter project, 300 2nd St S by Iron Eagle Partners, LLC; i) $1,975,000 for the 21 building PRG Portfolio scattered site project, 2205-2211 13th Ave S, 3439 15th Ave S, 3200 16th Ave S, 1300-1304 E 23rd St, 3201 & 3205 Bloomington Ave S, 3406-3408, 3417-3419, 3421-3423, 3429-3431, 3441-3451 Chicago Ave, 3708, 3633, 3637, 3641, 3645, 3649 Elliot Ave S, 2733 & 2730 Portland Ave S, by CommonBond Communities (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
AHTF RCA; AHTF EX A-1; AHTF EX A-2; AHTF EX B; AHTF EX C; AHTF Corrected EX D; AHTF EX E; AHTF DFC MEMO
     Action Taken:  Approved.

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:   10/22/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  10/18/2013

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