Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
April 29, 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 Intergovernmental Relations
1.   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 (HUD) 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:
a) Approve Plan budget as amended to reflect the 2014 HUD appropriation which was announced by HUD on March 18, 2014;
b) Authorize submittal of Plan to HUD on May 15, 2014;
c) Receive & file comments and direct staff to record comments in the 2014 Consolidated Plan (Also in W&M).
Staff Report: 2014 Con Plan RCA; 2014 Con Plan ATTACH; Link to 2014 Con Plan
Action Taken:  Approved.
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
2.   Land Sale (Hollywood Theatre Redevelopment Project, 2815 & 2519 Johnson St NE):
a) Consider sale of properties for $1 to Out of the Past Redevelopment, LLC, an entity controlled by Andrew Volna;
b) Authorize a Redevelopment Contract and related documents. 
Staff Report: 2815-19 Johnson NE RCA; 2815-19 Johnson NE ATTACH1; 2815-19 Johnson NE ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Land Sale (3217 29th Ave S):
Approve the sale of property to Michlitsch Builders, Inc. for $31,000, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from the date of City Council approval; 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: 3217 29th Ave S RCA; 3217 29th Ave S ATTACH1; 3217 29th Ave S ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
4.   Agra Culture (2939 Girard Ave S):
Consider application for an On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class E License (New Business).
Staff Report: Agra Culture Girard RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Agra Culture (3717 W 50th St): 
Consider application for an On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class E License (New Business).
Staff Report: Agra Culture 50th Street RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   D’Amico Catering at the Walker (1750 Hennepin Ave): 
Consider application for an On-Sale Liquor, Class B License (Permanent Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report: D’Amico Catering at the Walker RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Dunn Bros Coffee (821 W Lake St): 
Consider application for an Sidewalk Café License (New License).
Staff Report: Dunn Bros Coffee RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Marche╩╝ (2900 Lyndale Ave S): 
Consider application for an On-Sale Liquor, Class E License (New Business).
Staff Report: Marche╩╝ RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   The Lyndale (2937 Lyndale Ave S): 
Consider application for an On-Sale Liquor, Class E and Sidewalk Café Licenses (Permanent Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  The Lyndale RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Limited Mobile Food Vehicle Vending License Ordinance:
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).
Staff Report: Revised Limited Mobile Food Ordn RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
11. (Approximately 2:30 p.m.) Transportation Network Companies Ordinances:
Consider ordinances amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, providing for recognition and regulation of Transportation Network Companies (by Frey):
Amending Chapter 341 relating to Taxicabs;
Adding a new Chapter 343 relating to Transportation Network Companies.
Staff Report:  TNC Ordn RCA
Action Taken:  None.  Proposals continued to next meeting of May 13, 2014 and/or June 3, 2014.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
Regulatory Services
12. Rental Dwelling License (2441-43 Dupont Ave S - Owner Travis Anderson):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  2441-43 Dupont Ave S RCA; 2441-43 Dupont Ave S ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Rental Dwelling License (3609 Cedar Ave S - Owner Kocon LLC, Hwan Hwang):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  3609 Cedar Ave S RCA; 3609 Cedar Ave S ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.

 
Consent 
Department of Intergovernmental Relations
14. 2014 HUD Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant Applications:
Approve funding from the City’s HOPWA grant to Metropolitan Council Housing & Redevelopment Authority, not to exceed $510,000, & Minnesota AIDS Project not to exceed $520,000 & authorize contracts with each to implement the grant (Also in W&M).
Staff Report: HOPWA Grant Appls RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
(CPED)/Licenses & Consumer Services
15. 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:  Harriet Brasserie, 2724 West 43rd Street (New Proprietor);  L D Foods, 2929 Hennepin Avenue (Operating Conditions) La Que Buena, 1609-11 Lake Street East (Operating Conditions).
Staff Reports:  License RCA; LD Foods Conds; La Que Buena LSC
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
16. 2548 12th Ave S:
Approve Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel (NCPRP) recommendation to uphold Director’s Order to raze & remove structure so that it no longer constitutes a nuisance condition.
Staff Report: 2548 12th Ave S RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Rental Dwelling License Conditions (2915 Dupont Ave N – Owner Joseph Sherohman):
Approve conditions to be placed on license.
Staff Report: 2915 Dupont Ave N RCA; 2915 Dupont Ave N ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED
18. Year 2015 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Procedural Manual and Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP):
Approve the LIHTC Procedural Manual and QAP & authorize staff to proceed with a Request for Proposals.
Staff Report: LIHTC & QAP RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
19. Rehab Support Program-Emergency Relief Fund:
Approve an amendment to the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation contract to add $15,966.08 to cover the remaining amount needed for loans originated under the Rehab Support Program – Emergency Relief Fund.
Staff Report: Rehab Support Prog-ERF RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Minneapolis Housing Replacement Tax Increment Financing District III:
Approve resolution adding seven parcels to and deleting eight parcels from the Minneapolis Housing Replacement Tax Increment Financing District III. 
Staff Report: Mpls Hsg Replacement Dist III RCA; Mpls Hsg Replacemetn Dist III RESL
Action Taken: Approved.
21. Appropriation of NSP Funds:
Approve appropriation of NSP funds received from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and Program Income generated by the City of Minneapolis: increasing CPED Federal Grants appropriation by $4,799,645.30 and CDBG and UDAG Fund by $37,148.29 (Also in W&M).
Staff Report: NSP Funds RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Discussion
 
CPED
 
22. Great Streets Business District Support Contracts:
Authorize staff to negotiate contracts for business district support activities.
Staff Report: Great Sts Business Dist Support Contrs RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
23. Great Streets Neighborhood Business District Eligible Areas:
Approve a pilot project expanding program eligible areas to include three community corridors and authorize staff to execute $40,000 in two Great Streets Façade Improvement Matching Grant contracts.
Staff Report: Great Sts Neighborhood Business Dist Areas RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Upcoming
Regulatory Services
(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).
Action Taken: None.  Proposal to be brought back at a later date.

CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services

(May 13, 2014) Mobile Healthy Food Stores Ordinance: 
Public Hearing to consider ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 295 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Groceterias and Portable Stores, allowing mobile grocery stores to sell a larger selection of healthy foods at additional locations throughout Minneapolis (by Gordon).
 
 
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: May 13, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: May 9, 2014
 
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