Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
June 3, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:   Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Abdi Warsame, Alondra Cano and John Quincy (Quorum 4)
Members Absent:  Council Member Kevin Reich
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
 
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
1.   Land Sale (52 18th Ave NE):
Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to Tony Sorenson for $15,300, subject to conditions: a) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from 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 Reports: 52 18 Ave NE RCA; 52 18th Ave NE ATTACH1; 52 18th Ave NE ATTACH2
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Elliot Park Lifesciences (700 10th Ave S):
Consider resolution placing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment against the Elliot Park Lifesciences property, $219,450.
Staff Reports: Elliot Pk Spec Assessment RCA
Action Taken: Approved; Referred to Ways & Means Committee.
3.   Miller Investments (2726 Washington Ave N):
Consider resolution placing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment against the Miller Investments LLP property, $56,425.
Staff Reports: Miller Investments Spec Assessment RCA
Action Taken: Approved; Referred to Ways & Means Committee.
4.   Longfellow Market (3815 E Lake St):
Consider resolution placing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment against the Longfellow Market LLC property, $282,150.
Staff Reports:  Longfellow Mkt Spec Assessment RCA
 Action Taken: Approved; Referred to Ways & Means Committee.
 
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
5.   Minnesota Sportservice, LLC at Target Field (353 5th St N):
Consider application for Off-Sale Liquor and On-Sale Liquor, Class A Licenses (Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Minnesota Sportservice RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Nomad World Pub (501 Cedar Ave S):
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor, Class B License (Expansion of Premises)
Staff Report:  Nomad World Pub RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Sisyphus Brewing (712 Ontario Ave W): 
Consider application for an On-Sale Liquor Taproom, Class D License (New Business).
Staff Report: Sisyphus Brewing RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Sidewalk Sales Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 427 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Sidewalks: In General, allowing retailers to display and sell merchandise on a limited portion of the sidewalk directly in front of their business (by Glidden).
Staff Report: Sidewalk Sales Ordn RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearing
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
9.   Cedar Tobacco (425 Cedar Ave)
Recommendation to deny renewal of Tobacco and Confectionary Licenses due to unpaid taxes.
Staff Report:  Cedar Tobacco RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
(CPED)/Licenses & Consumer Services
10. 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:  Dunn Bros Coffee, 2814 W 43rd St (Upgrade of License); Merlins Rest Pub (3601 E Lake St)  (Upgrade of License);   Zeke’s Unchained Animal (3508 E Lake St) (Upgrade of License).
Staff Reports:  License RCA; Dunn Bros Coffee RPT;  Merlins Rest Pub RPT; Zeke’s Unchained Animal RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
 
11. Liquor Licenses for American Swedish Institute (2600 Park Ave S) and Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2400 3rd Ave S):
Approve resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2014 Legislative Session, Chapter 240, Section 15, authorizing the City of Minneapolis to issue an on-sale liquor license to the American Swedish Institute and one or more on-sale liquor licenses to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises (Also in IGR).
Staff Reports:  Local Apprvl Liq Lic RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Intergovernmental Relations
12. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-housing Services Funding:
Authorize staff to reallocate $36,330 of ESG funds from contract #C-36447 held by Minnesota Council of Churches to contract #C-36400 held by St. Stephen’s Human Services and to extend time of performance on contract #C-36400 through August 31, 2014 (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  ESG and Rapid Re-housing RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED
13. Minnesota Home Ownership Center:
Approve the following recommendations: 
a) An exception to the procurement policy to allow the City to contract with the Minnesota Home Ownership Center without following an RFP process;
b) Enter into a contract with the Minnesota Home Ownership Center in the amount of $250,000 for homeownership counseling ($75,000), foreclosure prevention counseling ($175,000) and approve the extension of the use of any unspent funds from the prior contract to the end of the term of the extended contract;
c) Authorize new contract or contract extension with Minnesota Home Ownership Center and authorize appropriate staff to sign the necessary documents.
Staff Reports:  MN Home Ownership Ctr RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
14. Job Fairs in 2014:
Approve acceptance of funds, $30,000, from Hennepin County to manage industry-specific and geographically-targeted job fairs in 2014; Approve budget appropriation (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Job Fairs RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
15. Rental Dwelling License Conditions (5100 Aldrich Ave N – Owner - Lung Thi Tran/Property Manager Nam Nguyen):
Approve conditions to be placed on license.
Staff Reports:  5100 Aldrich N RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Rental Dwelling License Conditions (2915 Lyndale Ave N – Owner - Tom Brummer):
Approve conditions to be placed on license.
Staff Reports:  2915 Lyndale N RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Rental Dwelling License Conditions (1072 18th Ave SE, 1093/1095 - 27th Ave SE, 1701/1703 Como Ave - Owner Douglas Doty):
Approve conditions to be placed on license.
Staff Reports:  1072 18th Ave SE et al RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
18. Traffic Management Services for TCF Bank Stadium:
Authorize contracts with the University of Minnesota to receive up to $75,000 to provide traffic management services for the TCF Bank Stadium; Approve appropriation (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Traffic Management Svcs RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council 5/23/2014
19. Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots Ordinance:
Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 319 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots, amending the number of days in a calendar year for temporary parking lots (by Gordon).
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
 
Discussion
 
CPED
 
20. Broadway Flats Project Analysis Authorization (re NW corner of Penn Ave N & W Broadway):
Direct & authorize staff to either a) continue analysis of the Broadway Flats mixed-use redevelopment proposal to determine if tax increment financing (TIF) assistance is appropriate and justifiable; or b) discontinue further TIF Analysis of the project. If further directed analysis concludes that TIF assistance is appropriate, then staff requests authorization to negotiate the terms and conditions of a redevelopment contract and prepare a TIF Plan and any necessary Redevelopment Plan modifications for the project. All such terms and conditions, plans, and other provisions would be subject to future City Council review, discussion, and approval or denial.
Staff Reports: Broadway Flats RCA; Broadway Flats ATTACH; Broadway Flats ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved recommendation "a" to continue analysis of the proposal.
 
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
21. 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 (No Action Taken 4/29/2014; Postponed 5/13/2014).
Staff Report: TNC Ordn RCA
Action Taken:  Postponed.
 
Postponed
CPED
22. Green Deconstruction Pilot Project:
Approve the Green Deconstruction Pilot Project with Better Futures Enterprises to pursue deconstruction on two City-owned properties (Postponed 5/13/2014).
Action Taken:  Postponed for two cycles (to July 8, 2014).
 
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: June 17, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: June 13, 2014
 
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