Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     January 15, 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 Quincy, Reich, Lilligren, Gordon, Samuels (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent:  Council Member Goodman

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

Public Hearing - 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

 1.  Land Sale (906 22 Av N):
      Consider resolution approving sale of property to Urban Homeworks, Inc. for $2,668, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur no later than 4/15/2013; & 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: 
906 22nd RCA; 906 22nd ATTACH; 906 22nd MAP
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items


 2.  MacPhail Center for Music 2012 Annual Report:
      Approve budget & continued operation of the Governmental Program for fiscal year 2012-2013; Approve resolution.
Staff Report: 
MacPhail RCA; MacPhail ATTACH
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Standard Agreement Form Contract Amendment:
      Approve amendment to the Council approved Standard Agreement Form Contract language with Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC).
Staff Report: 
MCTC Amendment RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Classification of Tax-Forfeited Land:
      a) Approve resolutions 1) requesting actions with respect to the conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land located in the City; & 2) approving the classification of certain tax-forfeited land in the City as non-conservation and the conveyance thereof;
      b) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an application for title registration.
Staff Report: 
Tax-Forfeited Land RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Issuance of Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds in 2013:
      Authorize staff to take certain actions throughout 2013 in order to utilize tax-exempt revenue bond financing for various City industrial/manufacturing projects (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
Revenue Bond Issuance RCA
      Action Taken:  Postponed one cycle.

 6.  Small Business Lending:
      Authorize contracts to continue the use of a prior allocation of EZ funding with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers and the Neighborhood Development Center to continue the City’s partnership on small business lending for another ten years (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
Small Bus Lending RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  2012 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Grants:
      a) Accept & appropriate LCDA grants of $1,100,000 for the Seward Commons Infrastructure/Snelling Apartments project, $1,000,000 for the West Broadway Curve project, and $555,000 for the A-Mill Artist Lofts project;
      b) Approve appropriations;
      c) Authorize agreements to implement the grants with the Metropolitan Council, Seward Redesign, CommonBond, and Dominium (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
2012 LCDA Grants RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Upper Harbor Terminal Operating Budget for 2013:
      Approve budget (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
UHT 2013 Budget RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Downtown East Parking Ramp Site:
      Authorize staff to a) amend the Purchase Agreement for the City’s 2007 sale of municipal parking ramps to Minneapolis Venture LLC to delete the section related to the Downtown East Development Commitment; & b) enter into a new agreement with Minneapolis Venture LLC to clarify and modify the development obligations for the parking ramp site and require that Minneapolis Venture make an $84,000 payment to CPED for the extension of the development timeframe (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
Downtown E Prkg Ramp Site RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Item

10.  Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Redevelopment Grant Applications:
       a) Approve resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to DEED Redevelopment Grant Program for the following projects: The Commons @ Penn Avenue, Washburn Center for Children and West Broadway Curve;
       b) Approve development grant application fee and grant administration fee policies (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive & File Item


11.  Living Wage/Job Linkage Report.
Staff Report:  
Living Wage RPT; Living Wage ATTACH 
      Action Taken:  Received & filed.

Upcoming Public Hearing - 1/29/2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Referred from City Council 12/14/2012

12.  Calhoun Place Housing Improvement Area:
       Consider ordinance amending Title 16 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning & Development, establishing a new Chapter 421.10 relating to Calhoun Place Housing Improvement Area (within which housing improvements are to be made and financed in part from fees imposed within the area) (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: 
Calhoun Place Set Pub Hrg RCA; Calhoun Place Hsg Imprvmt Area ORDN

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:   1/29/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  1/25/2013

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