Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     October 22, 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.  Land Sales (Re W Broadway Ave Redevelopment Plan, 1926, 1930, 1936, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 W Broadway Ave):
     a) Consider resolution authorizing sale of properties to CommonBond Communities or an affiliate for $128,300, with a closing deadline of 12/31/2013;
     b) Authorize redevelopment contract & related documents.
Staff Report: W Broadway Redev Land Sale RCA; W Broadway Redev Land Sale ATTACH 1; W Broadway Redev Land Sale ATTACH 2
     Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  Land Sale (2648 Emerson Ave N):
     Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to Charlie Browning & Carrie Browning for $17,500, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur no later than 4/15/2014; b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month 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:  2648 Emerson Ave N RCA; 2648 Emerson Ave N ATTACH; 2648 Emerson Ave N PHOTO
     Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  Land Sale (1911 14th Ave S):
     Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to Happy Reynolds & James Cook for $35,000, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur no later than 4/15/2014; b) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month 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:  1911 14th Ave S RCA; 1911 14th Ave S ATTACH; 1911 14th Ave S PHOTO
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

CPED

4.  TEAM Solutions, LLC:
     Authorize accept funds from TEAM Solutions, LLC for Career Edge work readiness training for Platform to Employment participants to receive a total of $4,250 for the period of 9/23/2013-10/24/2013.
Staff Report: TEAM Solutions RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Mpls Public Housing Authority:
     Confirm Mayoral reappointments of Cara Letofsky and Charles Lutz, for terms to expire 12/31/2016.
Staff Report:  MPHA Appts RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

6.  Target Center Renovation Professional Consulting Services:
     Authorize amendment to contract with C.H. Skiem Consulting, extending to 6/30/2014 and increasing contract total by $50,000, for new total of $100,000 (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  CH Skiem Consult Amend RCA; CH Skiem Consult Amend ATTACH
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items

 
CPED
 
7.  Environmental Grant Funding/Fall 2013 Brownfield Grant Round:
     a) Authorize application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 301 Washington, Downtown East, Factory Lumber Site, Miller Bag Building, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, and WaHu Student Housing;
     b) Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s Tax Base Revitalization Account [TBRA] Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, 807 Broadway Revival, Downtown East, Factory Lumber Site, Miller Bag Building, Minnesota Innovation Park (Phase IA), Plymouth Building, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, Thorp Building, and WaHu Student Housing;
     c) Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 129 Plymouth, Boeser Site, Commons @ Penn, Downtown East, Flats on 46th, Miller Bag Building, Minnesota Brownfields (Brownfield Gap Financing Program), Plymouth Building, PPL DECC Recapitalization, Seward Commons (Phase III), Shapco Printing Redevelopment, and WaHu Student Housing; 
     d) Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of said applications;
     e) Approve the proposed policy change regarding “direct” Hennepin County ERF grants (for projects located in Minneapolis) that are applied for by (and awarded to) parties other than the City of Minneapolis (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Environmental Appls Fall 2013 RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.
 
8.  City of Mpls Unified Affordable Housing Policy:
     Approve changes to policy to create the Senior Housing Initiative.
Staff Report:  REVISED Unified Affordable Hsg Policy Amend RCA; Senior Hsg PWRPT; Senior Hsg Geography MAP
      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:   11/19/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  11/1/2013

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