Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     July 9, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present:  Council Members Goodman, Quincy, Reich, Lilligren, Gordon, Samuels (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator:  Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219 

Public Hearings 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

1.  Land Sale (1235 Monroe St NE):
     Consider resolution authorizing sale of land to Accent Homes, Inc for $15,024, 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 (or portion thereof) 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:  1235 Monroe RCA; 1235 Monroe ATTACH; 1235 Monroe DRAWINGS
     Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  Hiawatha Academies Charter School Project (re Morris Park facility, 3810 E 56th St, Northrop Facility, 1611 E 46th St):
     Consider resolution authorizing host approval for the issuance of Bank Qualified Bank Direct Financing for Hiawatha Academies Charter School project through the City of Falcon Heights.
Staff Report: Hiawatha Academies Host Apprvl RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Joint Discussion Agenda Item with Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Operating Committee


3.  Saks Property at Gaviidae I:
     Approve sale of all MCDA interests in the Saks/Gaviidae I property; Approve resolution authorizing execution of the purchase agreement, deeds, and all necessary documents to sell the property in accordance with the terms of the settlement Sales Agreement originally dated 1/5/2004 (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
Staff Report: Saks Property at Gaviidae I RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items


4.  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Funds:
     Authorize execution of the State of Minnesota Master Grant Contract (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: DEED Master Grant Contr RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Grain Belt Marshall Street Site/Grain Belt Terrace: 
     a)  Authorize granting of a six month extension of development rights for the Grain Belt Marshall Street project (includes the Grain Belt Office Building and the Housing Parcel) to provide additional time required by HUD to review Everwood’s final application for HUD-insured financing, with a possible extension of up to an additional six months approvable by administrative action;
     b)  Authorize amendments to the existing development agreements with Everwood Development;
     c)  Authorize extension of the existing lease of the Grain Belt Office Building to Everwood to correspond with the extension of the Office Building development agreement, subject to Everwood’s obligation to continue paying the current contractual rental amount (holding costs) of $1300 per month.
Staff Report:  Grain Belt Ext RCA; Grain Belt Ext EX1; Grain Belt Ext EX2; Grain Belt Ext EX3
     Action Taken:  Approved.

6.  Community Reinvestment Fund:
     Approve contract with Community Reinvestment Fund to allow them to service City mortgage and home improvement loans; authorize execution of the contract.
Staff Report:  Community Reinvestment Fund RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to change the term of the proposed contract from 10 years to 3 years, plus authorizing the Director of CPED to approve an additional 3 years provided that Community Reinvestment Fund continues to provide satisfactory service.

7.  Bottineau Lofts Financing Agreements (re 1929 2nd St NE):
     Approve resolution authorizing amendment of existing city financing agreements to accommodate a HUD-insured 1st mortgage refinance and consent to assignment of the previously issued TIF Note.
Staff Report: Bottineau Lofts RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

8.  Local Plan for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA):
     Authorize the mayor to sign the PT2013 Local Unified Plan for the WIA.
Staff Report:  WIA RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

9.  Mpls Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Board of Commissioners:
     Confirm Mayoral appointments of Linda Donaldson and Dorothy Robinson;
    Approve City Council of Tom D’Angelo.
Staff Report:  MPHA Appts RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Item

10.  Downtown East Development Proposal:
     a)  Receive & file report regarding the general conceptual framework for the Ryan Companies’ development proposal for Downtown East;
     b)  Authorize staff to negotiate term sheets and/or agreements with Ryan Companies and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, subject to City Council review and approval, consistent with the general conceptual framework (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Downtown East RCA; Downtown East Preliminary Signage Overview; Downtown East Star Tribune Blocks Diagram; Downtown East Area Blocks Diagram
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive & File Item


11.  Residential Energy Efficiency Program:
       Project performance and summary.
Staff Report:  Residential Energy Efficiency Prog RPT
     Action Taken:  Received & filed.

Upcoming Public Hearing - 7/23/2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

12.  Interchange Project:
      Consider resolution declaring a need for Hennepin County and/or its affiliated entities to undertake certain redevelopment activities in the City and approving the County’s redevelopment plan and off-street parking facilities for the Interchange project.
Staff Report:  Interchange Project Pub Hrg RCA

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Committee Meeting:   7/23/2013
Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  7/19/2013

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