Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
October 21, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present:   Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame and John Quincy (Quorum 4)
Members Absent:  Council Member Alondra Cano
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
Public Hearings
Department of Intergovernmental Relations
1.   2015-19 Consolidated Plan Five Year Strategy Needs:
Receive input on community needs that should be considered in the development of the City’s 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan application to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grant, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS funds, which funds benefit low-and moderate-income residents.
Staff Reports:  Link to 2015-19 ConPlan Five Yr Strategy Needs Invitation
Action Taken:  Received & filed comments.
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
2.   West Broadway Education and Career Center (800 W Broadway & 2019 Aldrich Ave N): Hold public hearing on items “a, b and h” and consider accompanying actions relating to facilitating the redevelopment of a vacant commercial building at the intersection of West Broadway and Aldrich Ave N into a multi-use office and retail building serving as a center for educational programming and work force training services:
a)   Approve resolution approving the 800 West Broadway Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan, Modification No. 10 to the West Broadway Redevelopment Plan and Modification No. 124 to the Common Plan;
b)   Approve the acquisition of 800 West Broadway from Hennepin County-Tax Forfeited Land and simultaneous disposition to Sherman Associates, Inc.’s single asset entity 800 West Broadway LLC for $50,000;
c)   Approve the proposed redevelopment contract business terms;
d)   Approve resolution relating to budget appropriation & revenue increase of $50,000;
e)   Approve resolution authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go TIF Note to 800 West Broadway LLC in a principal amount not to exceed $500,000;
f)    Authorize necessary agreements with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to remove a Federal Interest lien on 800 W Broadway;
g)   Approve establishment of the 800 West Broadway Fund (01CWB–8900900), with initial appropriation of $5,000;
h)   Establish alternative Business Subsidy goals and authorize execution of a Business Subsidy Agreement with 800 West Broadway LLC;
i)    Authorize a Business Subsidy Agreement between the City and 800 West Broadway LLC establishing the aforementioned goal, outlining reporting requirements and identifying the penalty of failure to preform;
j)    Authorize a redevelopment contract and all other necessary documents, including the Term Sheet with 800 West Broadway LLC or an affiliate entity (Refer to W&M).
Staff Reports: 800 W Broadway RCA; 800 W Broadway ATTACH1; 800 W Broadway ATTACH2; 800 W Broadway DFC MEMO
Action Taken:  Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
3.   Galactic Pizza (2917 Lyndale Ave S):
Consider application for On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class C-2 license (License Upgrade).
Staff Report:  Galactic Pizza RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   GYST Fermentations (25 E 26th St):
Consider application for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class C-2 license (New Business).
Staff Report:  GYST Fermentations RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Scena on Lake (2943 Girard Ave S):
Consider application for an On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, Class C-2 license (New Business). 
Staff Report:  Scena on Lake RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
Joint Public Hearing with Mpls Community Development Agency Operating Committee
6.   Stonebridge World School (4530 Lyndale Ave S):
Consider resolution giving preliminary and final approval to the issuance of up to $2,805,000 in Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Bank Qualified Bank Direct Minneapolis Community Development Agency Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 for Stonebridge Building Company, an affiliated building company for Stonebridge World School (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
Staff Reports:  Stonebridge World School RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
Regulatory Services
7.   Rental Dwelling License (3430 Newton Ave N – Owner, Andrew Merande):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports: 3430 Newton Ave N RCA; 3430 Newton Ave N ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel (NCPRP) Recommendation (garage at 3118 Park Ave):
Recommendation to adopt the findings of the NCPRP to uphold the Director’s Order to Raze and demolish the garage so that it no longer constitutes a nuisance condition.
Staff Reports: 3118 Park Ave RCA
Action Taken:  Referred back to NCPRP meeting of November 13, 2014.
CPED/License & Consumer Services
9.   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: La Que Buena, 1609-11 Lake St E (License Settlement Conference); Peppers & Fries, 3900 E Lake Street (New Business).
Staff Reports: Licenses RCA; La Que Buena LSC ; Peppers & Fries RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
10. Rental Dwelling License (1422 Golden Valley Rd – Owner, Morris Klock):
Recommendation to re-instate.
Staff Reports: 1422 Golden Valley Rd RCA; 1422 Golden Valley Rd ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Baraka Place Mixed-Use Project (726 & 730 E Franklin Ave and 1913, 1919 & 1929 Columbus Ave S):
Authorize Exclusive Development Rights to Baraka Plaza, LLC for 24 months on 5 City-owned parcels.
Staff Reports:  Baraka Pl RCA; Baraka Pl ATTACH1; Baraka Pl ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
12. Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments Project (617 Lowry Ave N, 3110 & 3116 Lyndale Ave N and 3113 and 3117 6th St N):
Extend Exclusive Development Rights to Project for Pride in Living for 24 months on 5 City-owned parcels.
Staff Reports:  Hawthorne Eco RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
13. City’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Consortium Agreements with the City of Brooklyn Park and Hennepin County:
a)   Authorize execution of an amendment to the NSP2 Consortium Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the City of Brooklyn Park (C-27657) to extend the contract expiration date for three years, to December 31, 2017;
b)   Authorize execution of an amendment to the NSP2 Consortium Agreement between the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County (C-27656) to extend the contract expiration date for three years, to December 31, 2017. 
Staff Reports:  NSP2 Consortium Agrmts RCA; NSP2 Consortium Agrmts PWRPT
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council 10/17/2014
14. Temporary Extended Hours of Operation Licenses (Ordinance Amendment):
Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 309 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, allowing temporary extended hours of operation licenses (by A. Johnson).
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
15. 2014 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Project:
Approve a total up to $6,115,250 from the AHTF subject to the availability of funding at project closing and authorize the execution of the necessary documents for the AHTF loans (Refer to W&M).
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Allocation of 2015 Low Income Housing Tax Credits:
Approve preliminarily reserve of Year 2015 Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits totaling $1,417,737 for the following g projects: Opportunity Housing Partnership Preservation, 706 1st Ave N, 66 12th St S, 1801 LaSalle Ave ($353,477); Anishinabe Bi Gii Wiin, 1600 19th St E ($692,572); and Marshall Flats-Clare Housing, 2525 2nd St S ($371,688).
Staff Reports: LIHTC RCA; LIHTC ATTACH; LIHTC Opportunity Hsg ATTACH; LIHTC Anishinabe ATTACH; LIHTC Marshall ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
17. Symphony Place Apts (1117 Marquette Ave):
Authorize a 5-year extension of maturity date on Symphony Place Project Series 1987 Housing Development Revenue Refunding Bonds to preserve existing affordable housing and accommodate anticipated acquisition and rehab of the project by TIAA CREF through an affiliated legal entity; Approve refunding resolution.  
Staff Reports:  REVISED Symphony Place Apts RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
18. Fall 2014 Brownfield Grant Round:
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: 602 Residences, 729 Washington, The Encore, New Horizon Academy, and Washington-Chicago Development;
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: 602 Residences, 729 Washington, Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin, The Encore, Hawthorne EcoVillage Apts, Leef Park, Manufacturer’s Building, New Horizon Academy, and Washington-Chicago Development;
c)   Authorize application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 602 Residences, CLCLT Homes – Fall 2014, The Encore, Hawthorne EcoVillage Apts., Leef Park, Minnesota Brownfields, MPRB – East Bank Trail, MPRB – NE Athletic Field Park Phase 1, New Horizon Academy, and Washington-Chicago Development;
d)   Approve resolutions authorizing submittal of said applications (Refer to W&M).
Staff Reports:  Fall 2014  Brownfield Grants RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
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: November 3, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: October 31, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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