Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
April 15, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:   Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame, Alondra Cano and John Quincy (Quorum 4)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
 
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
1.   DC Group Expansion Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan & Modification No. 2 to Consolidated Redevelopment TIF Plan (re 1977 W River Rd N):
a) Approve resolution approving the DC Group Expansion Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan and Modification No. 2 to the Consolidated Redevelopment TIF District TIF Plan, which will create a new redevelopment TIF District within the North Washington Industrial Park Redevelopment Project to facilitate the renovation and expansion of the DC Group Inc. headquarters and research/manufacturing/reconditioning facilities;
b) Approve resolution authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to West River Road Investments, LLC in a principal amount not to exceed $451,500;
c) Approve proposed redevelopment contract business terms;
d) Approve amendment to 2014 General Appropriation Resolution by establishing the Community Planning & Economic Development agency Fund 01CDC – DC Group Expansion (01CDC - 8900900) and approving an initial appropriation of $5,000 in the fund;
e) Authorize a $200,000 Grow North loan to DC Group from the CDBG allocation budgeted for business development;
f) Authorize a redevelopment contract, Loan Agreement and all other necessary documents related to the recommended actions with West River Road Investments, LLC (Also in W&M).
Action Taken:  Approved.
Staff Reports:  DC Group RCA; DC Group ATTACH1; DC Group ATTACH2; DFC Recmd MEMO
2.   Lake and Nicollet Redevelopment Plan:
Approve resolution approving the Plan, which will a create a new redevelopment project to facilitate redevelopment activities that support the City’s goals for the area, including re-opening Nicollet Ave across Lake St and the Midtown Greenway, improving access to Interstate I-35W from Lake St, removing blight and revitalizing the commercial area (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Lake and Nic Redv Plan RCA; Lake and Nic Redv Plan ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.

3.   Green Homes North Program Round 3 Funding Awards and Land Sales:
a) Rescind the March 7, 2014 City Council’s approval related to the Green Homes North program as the conditions of the approval were not met;
b) Approve the recommendation to award up to $949,608 for development gap funding for the construction of 18 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;
c) Authorize related agreements with the selected qualified developers, including additional Green Homes North program requirements identified by the Design Review Committee;
d) Consider sale of the properties to the developers or affiliated entities and for the prices shown, subject in each case to the following: land sale closing 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 Ave 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. 2622 Plymouth Ave N for $4,400 to Artspace Green Homes North, LLC
e) Accept a $250,000 grant from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for the Green Homes North Program and authorize an agreement for the grant & approve budget appropriation (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  GHN RCA; GHN ATTACH1; GHN ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
4.   612 Brew (945 Broadway St NE): 
Consider application for an On-Sale Liquor, Class C-2 License (License Upgrade and Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  612 Brew RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Fuji Ya (600 W Lake St):
Consider application for an Approve On-Sale Liquor, Class D with Sunday Sales License (License Upgrade and Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Fuji Ya RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Lucky Dragon Restaurant (1827 Riverside Ave S):
Consider applications for an On-Sale Liquor, Class B License (License Upgrade).
Staff Report: Lucky Dragon Restaurant RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
Regulatory Services
7.   Rental Dwelling License (3934/36 Nokomis Ave – Owner Amanda Przynski):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  3934/36 Nokomis RCA; 3934/36 Nokomis ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Rental Dwelling License (2601 Fillmore St NE – Owner Jerry Dresch):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  2601 Fillmore St NE RCA; 2601 Fillmore St NE ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent Item with Mpls Community Development Agency Operating Committee
CPED
9.   Friends School of Minnesota:
Approve resolution giving consent to the refunding of MCDA Bank Qualified Bank Direct Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, by the St. Paul Port Authority for the benefit of the Friends School of Minnesota (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
Staff Reports:  Friends School RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent  
Department of Intergovernmental Relations
10. 2014 Consolidated Plan:
Receive comments on the proposed 2014 Consolidated Plan, which is the City’s application to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).  This Consolidated Plan also updates the 2010-2014 Five-Year Strategy.
Staff Reports:  2014 Con Plan Pub Hrg RCA; Link to 2014 Con Plan
Requested Action/Action Taken: Set public hearing for April 29, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
(CPED)/Licenses & Consumer Services
11. 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:
Capital Cash, 301 Lake St W (Operating Conditions); Chipotle Mexican Grill, 229 Cedar Ave S (Operating Conditions); Corner Table, 4537 Nicollet  Ave (New Proprietor); Harriet Brewing Company, 3036 Minnehaha Ave (Expansion of Premises); Soberfish, 2627 East Franklin Ave (License Upgrade) .
Staff Reports:  License RCA; Capital Cash Conds; Chipotle Conds
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Regulatory Services
12.   Nuisance Property (804 – 13th Ave SE):
Approve waiver of 60-day requirement to declare property a nuisance & proceed with Chapter 249 process.
Staff Report: 804 13th Ave SE RCA; 804 13th Ave SE ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
13.   Nuisance Property (3410 Penn Ave N):
Approve waiver of 60-day requirement to declare property a nuisance & proceed with Chapter 249 process.
Staff Report: 3410 Penn Ave N RCA; 3410 Penn Ave N ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
Discussion
CPED
14. East Phillips Commons LLC (2931 Bloomington Ave S):
Authorize staff to amend the Redevelopment Contract for East Phillips Commons LLC (Postponed 4/1/2014).
Staff Reports: E Phillips Commons RCA
Action Taken:  Deleted from agenda.
15. Grow North Program:
a) Approve revised Grow North Program Guidelines;
b) Approve Guidelines for the Minneapolis Advantage Program - Grow North;
c) Authorize a new contract not to exceed $200,000 with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to administer the Minneapolis Advantage Program - Grow North on behalf of the City.
Staff Reports: Grow North Prog Guidelines RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. 2014 Hennepin County Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program Grant Applications:
Approve the multi-jurisdictional program approval resolution authorizing submission of grant applications to the TOD Program & authorize cooperative agreements for the recommended County funded projects. 
Staff Reports:  2014 TOD Appls RCA; 2014 TOD ATTACH1; 2014 TOD ATTACH2
Action Taken:  Forwarded without recommendation.
17. 2014 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) and LCDA - Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Grants:
Approve resolutions authorizing submission & priority ranking of grant applications to the LCDA and LCDA TOD grant programs (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants RCA; REVISED 2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants RCA; 2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants ATTACH1; 2014 Met Council LCDA TOD Grants ATTACH2
Action Taken:  Approved revised report.
18. Spring 2014 Environmental Grant Funding:
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: 3118 W Lake St./Tryg’s Restaurant, DC Group Expansion, East Side Station (former Superior Plating), Miller Bag Building, and MoZaic, Phase II;
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: 800 W Broadway (DEED Workforce Center), East Side Station (former Superior Plating), (former) Leef Services, Miller Bag Building, and MoZaic, Phase II;
c) Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 3118 W Lake St./Tryg’s Restaurant, East Side Station (former Superior Plating), (former) Leef Services, Miller Bag Building, MoZaic, Phase II, Universal Plating and Washburn Center for Children;
d) Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s Transit Oriented Development [TBRA-TOD] Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation work required for the following projects: Downtown East and Plymouth Building;
e) Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of said applications (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Spring 2014 Environmental Grants RCA; CORRECTED Spring 2014 Enviornmental Grants RCA
Action Taken: Approved corrected report.
 
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
19. Peer-to-Peer Network Company Transportation Services Ordinances:
Report back on status of subject matter ordinances amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, providing for recognition and regulation of Peer-to-Peer Network Company Transportation Services (by Frey):
Amending Chapter 341 relating to Taxicabs;
Adding a new Chapter 343 relating to Transportation Network Companies.
Staff Report:  TNC PWRPT
Action Taken:  Set public hearing for April 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Upcoming
 
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
(April 29, 2014) Limited Mobile Food Vehicle Vending License Ordinance:
Public Hearing to consider ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration and Licensing: In General, to allow the sale of prepackaged perishable items from nonmotorized carts (by Bender).
Regulatory Services
(April 29, May 13, 2014) Conduct on Licensed Premises Ordinance:
Public Hearing to consider 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).
 
 
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: April 29, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: April 25, 2014
 
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