Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
February 25, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:   Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame, Alondra Cano (Quorum 4)
Members Absent: Council Member John Quincy
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
 
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
1.   Green Homes North Program Round 3 Funding Awards and Land Sales:
a) Approve an award up to $1,139,608 for development gap funding for the construction of 20 green homes on City-owned vacant lots in North Minneapolis, as submitted by seven non-profit developers (Artspace Green Homes North, LLC, City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, PPL Homes LLC, PRG, Inc., Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. and Urban Homeworks, Inc.) and one private developer (Peyser LLC) in response to the City’s Request for Proposals;
b) Authorize agreements with the selected qualified developers, including additional Green Homes North program requirements identified by the Design Review Committee;
c) Consider resolution approving the sale of the properties to the developers or affiliated entities, subject to conditions:   land sale closings must occur on or before 90 days from the date of City Council approval; and payment of holding costs of $300 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:
1) 2014 Upton Ave N for $5,000 to PPL Homes LLC;
2) 2950 Bryant N for $2,500 to PPL Homes LLC;
3) 316 30th Ave N for $2,200 to PPL Homes LLC;
4) 4700 Bryant Ave N for $5,000 to City of Lakes Community Land Trust;
5) 4704 Bryant Ave N for $5,000 to City of Lakes Community Land Trust;
6) 3510 Colfax Ave N for $3,800 to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation;
7) 3514 Colfax Ave N for $3,800 to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation;
8) 2635 James Ave N for $2,500 to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation;
9) 3022 Morgan Ave N for $2,500 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc;
10) 2918 Logan Ave N for $2,500 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc;
11) 3522 4th St N for $3,800 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc;
12) 1811 Girard Ave N for $1,932 to PRG, Inc;
13) 2727 3rd St N for $3,454 to PRG, Inc;
14) 2639 James Ave N for $2,500 to PRG, Inc.;
15) 3241 Russell Ave N for $5,000 to Peyser LLC;
16) 4101 James Ave N for $3,900 to Peyser LLC;
17) 2822 Bryant Ave N for $2,500 to Urban Homeworks, Inc;
18) 2901 Bryant Ave N for $2,500 to Urban Homeworks, Inc.;
19) 2622 Plymouth Ave N for $4,400 to Artspace Green Homes North;
20) 1352 Thomas Ave N for $5,000 to Artspace Green Homes North, LLC;
d) Accept a $250,000 grant from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for the Green Homes North Program and authorize agreement for the grant; Approve budget appropriations;
e) Accept a $190,000 grant from the Family Housing Fund for the Green Homes North Program and authorize agreement for the grant; Approve budget appropriations (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Green Homes RCA; Green Homes ATTACH1; Green Homes ATTACH2; Green Homes PWRPT
Action Taken: Approved, subject to condition that all of the funders listed in the report provide the contributions anticipated. 
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
2.   Hen House Eatery (730 2nd Ave S):
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales and Sidewalk Café licenses (New Business).
Staff Report: Hen House Eatery RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
3.   Champions Saloon & Eatery (105 W Lake St):
Recommendation to deny renewal of On-Sale Liquor Class E license held by Starmac, Inc. and Richard P. Nelson.
Staff Reports:  Champions RCA
Action Taken: a) Adopted Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge; b) Approved staff recommendation to deny On-Sale Liquor Class E license held by Starmac, Inc and Richard P. Nelson; c) Directed City Attorney’s office to draft Findings to support the Committee’s decision to deny renewal of the license; d) Denied applicant’s request that Committee stay enforcement of the license denial pending certiorari appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals; e) Directed City Attorney’s office to draft Findings to support the Committee’s decision to deny the stay request.
Regulatory Services
4. Rental Dwelling License (3511 Colfax Ave N - Owners Scott & Allan Zak-Covenant Line, Inc):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports: 3511 Colfax N RCA; 3511 Colfax N ATTACH
Action Taken:  Forwarded without recommendation.
  
 
Joint Consent Item with Mpls Community Development Agency Operating Committee
CPED
5.   Block E Redevelopment Project (Mayo Clinic Square):
Approve amendments to the applicable Block E documents, subject to the terms and conditions in staff report (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
Staff Reports:  Block E Redev RCABlock E Redev ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
6.   License Applications:
Grant licenses recommended for approval (see separate Licenses Agenda-not available in electronic format).
New liquor, wine & beer establishment owners, licenses, permanent expansions, upgrades and added conditions to existing licenses detailed as follows: American Burger Bar, 800 LaSalle Ave (New Proprietor).
Staff Reports: Licenses RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
7.   Rental Dwelling Licenses:
Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending requirements applicable to holders of rental dwelling licenses to include a duty to attend certain meetings (by B. Johnson).
Staff Reports: RDL Mtg Attendance ORDN
Requested Action/Action Taken:  Set public hearing for March 18, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
8.   Tenant Notification of Environmental Contamination:
Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending provisions related to tenant notification of environmental contamination and associated activities (by Gordon).
Staff Reports: Not available at time of web publication.
Requested Action/Action Taken: Set public hearing for March 18, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.

9. Rental Dwelling License (3507 Fremont Ave N – Owner Tracy Menk):

Recommendation to place conditions on license.
Staff Reports: 3507 Fremont N RCA; 3507 Fremont N ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Housing Board of Appeals:
Approve City Council appointments of Thaddeus Smith (replacing Beth Hart) and Kevin Gulden (alternate);
Approve City Council reappointments of public members Sandy Loescher, Dave Fridgen, Steven Leventhal, Anne Gilbertson-Seeling, Karen Barton, Jorge Grauvilardell and Joyce Mason;
Approve appointed departmental designees JoAnn Velde, Perry Ebner, Lisa Smestad, Elfric Porte and Lee Wolf, all for terms expiring 12/31/2015;
Approve waiver from City residency requirement for Steven Leventhal.
Staff Reports: CORRECTED Hsg Bd of Appeals Appts RCA
Action Taken: Approved corrected report, adding approval of waiver of the residency requirement for Steven Leventhal.

CPED

11.   Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc:
Approve amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. for the acquisition and future development of real property. 
Staff Report: Hennepin Healthcare MOU RCA; Hennepin Healthcare MOU ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
12.   DC Group Expansion:
Approve resolution for the State Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Job Creation Fund (JCF) supporting the application for the DC Group Expansion in the amount of $514,000.
Staff Report: DC Group Exp RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
13.   Rehab Support Program:
a) Accept Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Single Family Fall 2013 Community Revitalization Funds award totaling $104,350;
b) Approve budget appropriations;
c) Authorize grant, sub-recipient and/or disbursement and related agreements;
d) Approve the contracts with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation and Center for Energy and Environment to allow them to administer and originate loans under this program on behalf of the City;
e) Approve the Rehab Support Program (Also in W&M).
Staff Report: Rehab Support Program RCA
Action Taken: Approved. 
 
14. Target Center Arena Design Group:
Approve appointment of Kevin Carpenter to the Target Center Arena Design Group, replacing Jeremy Hanson Willis.
Staff Report:  None.
Action Taken: Approved.
15. Park Committee (PC):
Approve amendment to Resolution 2013R-407, adding the appointment of Mayor Betsy Hodges to the committee.
Staff Report: Park Cmte Amended RESL
Action Taken: Approved.
 
CPED/Regulatory Services/Procurement
16. Cutting of Nuisance Grass Bid:
Accept low bid of Arbor Barber, Inc, $400,000, for cutting nuisance grass for Minneapolis Regulatory Services (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Grass Cutting Bid RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council 2/21/2014
17. Conduct on Licensed Premises Ordinance:
Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending provisions related to conduct on licensed premises, required rental property management training and license reinstatement requirements (by Glidden).
Staff Reports:  None
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
18. Hearing Protection Devices re Liquor Licenses Ordinance:
Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations, requiring the provision of hearing protection devices by the holders of qualifying liquor licenses (by Frey).
Staff Reports:  None
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff
 
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next Committee Meeting: March 18, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 7, 2014
 
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