Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
June 17, 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.   Commons at Penn Limited Partnership (1823 Penn Ave N & 2201-2221 Golden Valley Rd):
Consider resolution giving final approval to the issuance of up to $5.6 million in Tax-Exempt Multi-family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds to finance the acquisition of land and the construction of a 45-unit, multifamily, rental-housing development, and facilities functionally related and subordinate thereto.
Staff Reports: Commons at Penn RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Land Sale (2201 Golden Valley Rd & 1823 Penn Ave N):
a) Consider sale of properties to Commons at Penn Limited Partnership or an affiliate for $73,880;
b) Authorize a Redevelopment Contract and related documents.
Staff Reports: 2201 Golden Valley Rd RCA; 2201 Golden Valley Rd et al ATTACH; 2201 Golden Valley Rd et al ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Land Sale (3735 22nd Ave S):
Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to Accent Homes, Inc. for $25,000, 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: 3735 22nd RCA; 3735 22nd ATTACH1; 3735 22nd ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Land Sale (655 Taylor St NE):
Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to Accent Homes, Inc, for $15,000, 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: 655 Taylor St NE RCA; 655 Taylor St NE ATTACH1; 655 Taylor St NE ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Land Sale (Excess Street Right of Way adjacent to 1977 W River R North):
Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to West River Road Investments, LLC or an affiliate entity for $4,400 subject to conditions in report; b) Authorize the appropriate City officials to execute a redevelopment contract, Loan Agreement and all other necessary documents related to the above recommended actions with West River Road Investments, LLC or an affiliate entity. 
Staff Report: 1977 W River Rd N RCA; 1977 W River Rd N ATTACH1; 1977 W River Rd N ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
6.   Bauhaus Brew Labs (1315 Tyler St NE):
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor Taproom, Class B and Off-Sale Malt Liquor Growler licenses (New Business).
Staff Report:  Bauhaus Brew Labs RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Solar Arts Building (711 15th Ave NE):
Consider application for Rental Hall License (New Business).
Staff Report:  Solar Arts Building RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Temporary Expansions Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor Licenses, to allow a waiver, for special events, on the maximum number of temporary expansions per year currently allowed for on-sale liquor, wine and beer establishments (by Gordon).
Staff Report: Temporary Expansion Ordn RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Temporary Parking Lots Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 319 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots, to increase the number of days license holders can charge customers for parking for special events (by Gordon). 
Staff Report:  Temporary Parking Lots Ordn RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
Regulatory Services
10. Rental Dwelling License (2643 Lyndale Ave N – Owner, Abdirizak Abdinur):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  2643 Lyndale Ave N RCA; 2643 Lyndale Ave N ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Rental Dwelling License (4127 Colfax Ave N – Owner, William Davidson-Juanita Investments LLC):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  4127 Colfax Ave N RCA; 4127 Colfax Ave N ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
CPED/License & Consumer Services
12. 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:  Chimborazo Restaurant, 2851 Central Ave NE (New Business);  Loews Minneapolis Hotel, 601 1st Ave N (New Proprietor);  Lynlake Brewery, 2934 Lyndale Ave S (New Business).
Staff Reports:  License RCA; Chimborazo Restaurant RPT; Loews Mpls Hotel; Lynlake Brewery RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
Department of Regulatory Services
13. Rental License Reinstatement ( 719 24th Ave NE - Owner Joel Hussong):
Reinstate rental license.
Staff Report: 719 24 Ave NE RCA; 719 24 Ave NE ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
 
14. Rental Dwelling License Conditions (3024-26 Elliot Ave - Owner Moonilal Ragoonanan):
Approve conditions to be placed on license.
Staff Report: 3024-26 Elliot Ave RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED
15. City-Owned Loan Asset (3104 E 52nd St):
a) Approve the sale of a City loan on property for $8,675.00;
b) Authorize the Finance Officer to approve future requests for the sale of City loan assets on single family residential property when the City’s loan could be discharged as a result of a foreclosure action on a senior lienholder’s debt;
c) Authorize the Finance Officer to execute any necessary documents transferring the City’s loan to buyer of the loan for the current and future loan sale requests (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  City-owned Asset 3104 E 52nd St RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA):
Approve resolution granting approval for the HRA to provide financial assistance from the 2014 Affordable Housing Incentive Fund to eight projects located in Minneapolis. 
Staff Reports:  HRA RCA; HRA ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Minneapolis Workforce Council:
a) Confirm Mayoral appointments of Laura Beeth, Michele Durkin, Christopher Ferguson, Douglas Flateau, Anthony Goze, Mary Jane Griebler, John Mbali, Robert Reedy, Carolyn Roby, Jim Roth, and Terrell Towers;
b) Waive residency requirement for Laura Beeth, Christopher Ferguson, Mary Jane Griebler, John Mbali, Robert Reedy, and Terrell Towers;
c) Approve designation of Carolyn Roby as Chair of the Minneapolis Workforce Counci.
Staff Reports:  Mpls Workforce Council RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
18. Rehab Support, Green Homes North, and Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis programs:
a) Authorize submittal of proposal to Minnesota Housing requesting $1,200,000 from the Impact Fund; including $600,000 for North Minneapolis neighborhoods and $600,000 for North East and South Minneapolis neighborhoods for the Rehab Support Program;
b) Authorize submittal of proposal to Minnesota Housing requesting $500,000 from the Impact Fund for the Green Homes North Program, Round 4;
c) Authorize submittal of proposal to Minnesota Housing requesting $250,000 from the Impact Fund for the Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis Program (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports: Rehab Support RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
19. Historic Theater Lease:
Authorize Amendment #1 to the 2005 lease with Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Staff Reports:  Historic Theater Lease RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
20. Saint Paul Port Authority:
Approve resolution authorizing a Joint Powers Agreement with the Port Authority of the City of Saint Paul and its instrumentality, Capital City Properties, to facilitate New Markets Tax Credit investments in Minneapolis.  
Staff Reports:  St. Paul Port Authority Jt Agrmt RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Convention Center
21. Target Center Renovation Project:
Authorize staff to negotiate and enter into a contract with Mortenson Construction for Construction Manager at Risk Services for the Target Center Renovation project (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Tgt Ctr Constr Mgr Risk Svcs RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council 6/13/2014

22. Charter Amendment re Food to Alcohol Sales for Certain Restaurants:

Subject matter of ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, amending provisions affected by and in response to potential Charter amendment regarding food to alcohol sales for certain restaurants (by Palmisano, Glidden and Frey):
a)    Chapter 360 relating to In General;
b)    Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses;
c)    Chapter 363 relating to Wine Licenses.
Requested Action/Action Taken:  Refer to staff.
 
23. Commercial Donation Collection Bins Ordinance:
Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 282 entitled, Commercial Donation Collection Bins (by Glidden).
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
 
Postponed
 
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
24. 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, 6/3/2014).
Staff Report: TNC Ordn RCA
 
CPED
25. 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).
 
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: July 8, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: June 27, 2014
 
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Last updated Jun 17, 2014