Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
December 13, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1.  Roll Call.

2.  Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.  Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of December 6, 2013.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.  Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper committees and departments.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 12/5/2013

1.  Youth Coordinating Board:
     Execute renewal of Joint Powers Agreement among the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Special School District 1, the Park and Recreation Board of the City of Minneapolis, and Hennepin County, effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2018.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

COW agenda of 12/12/2013

2.  Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC):
     a) Motion by Lilligren to find under Council Rule V, Section 1 (D) that the regular Council cycle is not adequate, and to consider the following action of the Committee of the Whole from December 12, 2013 at this meeting.
     b) Approve City Council appointment of Henry Jimenez; and Mayoral appointment of Matthew Dobratz.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.  Filing Fees for Municipal Office:
     a) Motion by Glidden to find under Council Rule V, Section 2 that the regular Council cycle is not adequate, and to consider the following action of the Committee of the Whole from December 12, 2013 at this meeting.
     b) Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2, Section 13 of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Officers -- Elections:  Filing for Election, amending to specify the filing fee for candidates for election at any city election.
Action Taken:  Lost.

Community Development

CD agenda of 12/10/2013

1. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP):
    Authorize contract with Hennepin County for the operation of the MFIP to receive a total of $95,000.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2. Seward Towers East (2910 E Franklin) and Seward Towers West (2515 S 9th St):
    Approve the recasting of the third and fourth position loans at 1 percent simple interest for both Seward Towers East & Seward Towers West retroactively to April 23, 2003 from the original rate of 5.47 percent.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. PPL DECC (scattered site) Debt Forgiveness:
    Authorize forgiveness of existing City subordinate financing in the amount of $1,114,065 in principal, and $2,159,563 in accrued interest to PPL DECC, LLC in accommodation for the project’s syndication and rehabilitation.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4. Aeon’s Elliot Park Portfolio Debt Modification:
    Approve forgiveness of accrued interest, extend the maturity dates, reduce interest rates going forward, remove Elliot Court mortgage reduction reserve repayment requirement for this transaction, and consent to the assignment of all loans to the new project entity.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5. Classification of Tax-forfeited Land:
    Passage of Resolutions (2), as follows
    a) Classifying tax-forfeited land & authorizing the Mayor & City Clerk to sign an application for title registration; and
    b) Approving the classification of certain tax-forfeited land as non-conservation & the conveyance thereof.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6. Target Center Arena Design Group:
    Approve appointment of Jeremy Hanson Willis to the Target Center Arena Design Group, replacing Chris Larson and appoint Council President Johnson, Council Member Goodman and the Mayor’s Office as members of the review team on the selection of the architect and construction manager for the project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7. Midtown Global Market Long-Term Debt:
    Authorize forgiveness of two loans with NDC REDI II, LLC and two loans with the Neighborhood Development Center in the Midtown Global Market project and execute appropriate documents, conditioned on the subordinate bank lenders converting their debt to an equity position.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Report to Transportation & Public Works

8. Third Avenue Distributor (TAD) Ramp A & Hawthorne Transportation Center Ramp:
    Authorize staff to 
    a) Execute an agreement to grant exclusive rights for a period of two years to Downtown Rooftop Golf, LLC, and/or Downtown Rooftop Youth Center to negotiate airspace leases and other agreements to allow development of a downtown golf and youth center; and 
    b) Execute an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) granting the City exclusive rights to negotiate an airspace lease with Mn/DOT for the TAD Ramp A.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

9. Gold Medal Park (1000 2nd St S, 1010 2nd St S, 1028 2nd St S):
    a) Authorize a lease amendment with the Park Development Foundation for the City-owned portion of Gold Medal Park; 
    b) Approve the use as park space of a portion of Parcel A-2 that the Guthrie Theater Foundation proposes to sell to the Park Development Foundation, and waive the City’s one-time option to reacquire that portion of the property; 
    c) Authorize documents and agreements as are reasonably necessary to implement the lease amendment and waive.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. Ryan Companies' Downtown East Development Project (generally bounded by 5th & Chicago Aves, 3rd & 5th Sts S):
     a) Passage of Resolution establishing an industrial development district consisting of five blocks in the Downtown East neighborhood;
     b) Approve term sheet with Ryan Companies US, Inc. (Ryan) and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA);
     c) Authorize development agreement with Ryan (or an affiliate) and MSFA and other agreements consistent with the term sheet;
     d) Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $65 million in taxable general obligation bonds.
     Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted, including the following: Staff directed to coordinate with the Park and Recreation Board all phases of the development and operation of the park connected to the proposed Downtown East.  This is intended to be in addition to the membership of a representative from the Park and Recreation Board on the Public Realm Committee formed for planning of the park.

11. Port Authority Powers Ordinance re Ryan Companies' Downtown East Development Project:
      Passage of Ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 417 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development: Port Authority, relating to exercise of port authority powers.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

12. 2013 Emergency Solutions Grant Services (ESG) Funding Recommendation:
     Approve up to $160,000 of Fiscal Year 2013 ESG funds for the following service initiatives: up to $128,750 for St. Stephens; up to $31,250 for Catholic Charities; Authorize necessary contracts.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 12/11/2013 and Addendum

1. Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights:
    Confirm Mayoral appointments of Iris Altamirano, Reanne Viken, Donald Joseph; and
    Approve City Council appointments of Liban Abdulkadir, Laura Baldwin, and Bernadette Casey.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2. School Based Clinic Program:
    Authorize internship agreement with the University of Minnesota School of Social Work for practicum students enrolled in their Masters program to receive a counseling practicum experience through the School Based Clinic Program as the training site.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3. Public Health Advisory Committee:
    Approve City Council appointment of Joseph Colliani.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

4. 2014 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Innovation Funding:
    Authorize contract with Hennepin County to receive $178,546 in federal funding for the MFIP Innovation project; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5. Accept Donation of Leather Recliners & Mattresses:
    Passage of Resolution accepting donation of eight leather recliners from Collin and Susan Brinkman and 200-250 mattresses from Tempur-Pedic for use in the fire stations (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6. Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Recovery Program Grant:
    Request from Police Department to authorize grant agreement with the United States Department of Justice to receive a three-year grant award, $1,250,000, subject to adoption of the 2014 Mayor's recommended budget, as amended, with an estimated local match of $2,250,000 required over the life of the grant and for an additional one year to comply with terms of the award:
    PSC&H - Recommends approval.
    W&M/Budget - Forwards without recommendation.
Action Taken:  Adopted PSC&H recommendation.

7. Parent Education & Support to Prevent Youth Violence:
    Forwarded without recommendation request from the Health Department to contract with The Link and Pillsbury United Communities, each for $70,000, to provide parent education and support to prevent youth violence, contingent upon final Council approval of the 2014 budget.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8. United States Department of Health and Human Services Grant:
    Authorize application for a five-year grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, $3,750,000, to improve perinatal health outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in perinatal health outcomes by using community-based approaches to service delivery and to facilitate access to comprehensive health and social services for women, infants, and their families. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 12/9/2013

 1.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses:
      a)  Hyatt Place Minneapolis, 425 7th St S (New Proprietor);
      b)  Boom Island Brewing Company, 2014 Washington Ave N (New Business);
      c)  Parkway Pizza, 2851 Johnson St NE (New Business); and
      d)  Chef Shack Ranch, 3025 E Franklin Ave (New Business).
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Y'All Come Back Saloon, 830 Hennepin Ave:
      a)  Grant Expansion of Premises License to allow for an outdoor patio with a maximum capacity of 60 patrons; and
      b)  Grant Special Late Night Food License to operate until 2:00 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and until 4:00 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, with no conditions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Bobby & Steve's Auto World, 328 Cedar Lake Rd S:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage, Gas Station, Grocery, and Tobacco Dealer Licenses.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Business Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Gambling Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Rental Dwelling License at 905 Franklin Ave:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Equity Residential Holdings LLC, Steve Frenz.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Rental Dwelling License at 1830 Stevens Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Equity Residential Holdings LLC, Steve Frenz.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9.  Rental Dwelling License at 3725 Cedar Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Equity Residential Holdings LLC, Steve Frenz.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Rental Dwelling License at 1910 Lowry Ave N:
       Passage of Resolution approving a Stipulated Agreement and Conditions relating to the Rental Dwelling License held by Shari Kristo and George S. Rea Jr.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

11.  Neighborhood Air Quality Monitoring Services:
       Authorize execution of a two-year contract with Pace Analytical Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $143,500, for air quality monitoring services as part of the Health Department's “Air Quality: A Neighborhood Approach” study.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 12/10/2013

 1.  Columbia Park Neighborhood Landscaping Improvements on University Ave:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a Cooperative Agreement Letter with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) authorizing the City to act as the sponsor to enable funds to be transferred from MnDOT to the Columbia Park Neighborhood for landscaping improvements along University Ave at 36th Ave NE.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Triangle Park Landscaping Improvements:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a Cooperative Agreement Letter with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) authorizing the City to act as the sponsor to enable funds to be transferred from MnDOT to Friends of Triangle Park for landscaping improvements in Triangle Park.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  8th SE Street Reconstruction Project Layout:
      Approve the project layout for the reconstruction of 8th St SE, from 15th Ave SE easterly to the dead-end.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Car Sharing Pilot Program Contract:
      Authorize execution of a two-year agreement with Zipcar, Inc. for the Car Sharing Pilot Program.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Pedestrian Advisory Committee Appointments:
      Approve appointment of Joe Pallansch (Ward 1) and reappointments of Philip Ailiff (Ward 7), Don Ostrom (Ward 7) and Julia Tabbut (Ward 2) to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for terms to expire June 30, 2015.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended to include the appointment of Trevor Born (Ward 2).

 6.  Central Business District Traffic Signal Timing:
      Authorize amendment to contract with Alliant Engineering, Inc. extending the termination date of the contract to June 30, 2014 for the retiming of traffic signals located in the Central Business District.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Traffic Management Center Upgrade & Signal Controller/Cabinet Replacement Project:
      a)  Authorize amendment to contract with Premier Electrical Corporation extending the contract termination date to July 30, 2014; and
      b)  Approve Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders, and Work Orders in the sum total of $149,977.39 to allow for contingencies provided as part of the original project budget.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Program:
      Authorize amendment to contract with the Grain Belt Beer Sign and Chris Hage to extend the contract expiration date to December 31, 2014 to allow completion of the Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Project.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 9.  Sewer Available Charges (SAC) Workgroup Recommendations:
      a)  Direct staff to implement policy and program changes to the City’s administration of the Sewer Availability Charge (SAC) Program as follows:
           Any excess net (paid) SAC credits will remain in the site-specific fund in an effort to provide additional benefit and incentive for future development on the site(s) which the SAC fees were previously paid
           The City of Minneapolis should opt to participate in the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) SAC Deferral Program
           The City of Minneapolis does not agree to participate in, administer, or facilitate minor (10 credits or less) transfers of paid SAC credits between properties;
      b)  Authorize Public Works to negotiate and execute the master loan agreement to participate in the MCES SAC Deferral Program; and
      c)  Direct staff to return to City Council in one (1) year to report on status and impacts of implementation of the new SAC policies, including staffing and other administrative costs.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10.  Minnehaha Ave Reconstruction Layout Approval:
       a)  Passage of Resolution approving Hennepin County Transportation Department's Layout 7, dated November 5, 2013, for Minnehaha Ave between E Lake St to 46th St E;
       b)  Passage of Resolution approving request from Hennepin County for a variance from Minnesota State Aid Rules for parking lane width for the full length of the project; and
       c)  That in the next phase of the project, Hennepin County continue to engage the City Engineer and the community in finalizing the details of the on-street bike lane, and choose materials and a design that will go as far as possible toward making bicyclists feel safer on that lane.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  Nawadaha Blvd and Minnehaha Ave Reconstruction Layout Approval:
       a)  Approve project layout; and
       b)  Authorize negotiation with private property owners to acquire and execute easement agreements related to the project, if necessary.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

12.  Fridley Filtration Plant Rehabilitation Project:
       Authorize execution of an Engineering Services Agreement with CDM Smith, Inc. in the amount of $965,000 for preliminary design phase services for the rehabilitation of the Fridley Filtration Plant.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

13.  Bids:
       a)  OP 7837, Accept low bid of New Look Contracting, Inc. to complete the 7th St N Pedestrian Crosswalk Enhancements Project;
       b)  OP 7859, Accept low bid of Rice Lake Construction Group to complete the Sodium Hydroxide System Modification Project for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division;
       c)  OP 7868, Accept low bid of Municipal Builders, Inc. for furnishing and installing a Sodium Hydroxide Storage and Feed System for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division;
       d)  OP 7871, Accept low bid of Visu-Sewer, Inc. for closed circuit inspection of the City’s sanitary sewer system for the Surface Water and Sewer Division; and
       e)  OP 7884, Accept low bid of Waste Management of Minnesota, Inc. for the hauling and disposal of excavation spoils for the Surface Water and Sewer Division.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 12/11/2013

1.  Legal Settlements:
     Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of the following legal matters:
     a)    Paula Kruchowski ($32,500).
     b)    Ibsa Aliyi Mussa vs. City of Minneapolis ($1,500).
     c)    Theodore Swanson v. KeHeung Anderson ($45,000).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.   Downtown 100 and Focus 18/24 Initiatives:
      Accept grant award of $195,000 from the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) for the Downtown 100 and Focus 18/24 initiative; Authorize execute amended agreement; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.  Samuels Reimbursement:
     Authorize reimbursement of attorney fees to Best & Flanagan on behalf of Council member Don Samuels in the amount of $9,083.10.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.   2013 Municipal Election:
      Amend contract with Connie Schmidt for an additional $5,000; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.  Nicollet Mall Redesign Project:
     Execute amendment to contract with McFarland Communications increasing the amount by $40,001 and extending the term to July 1, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.  January Utility Bill Insert:
     Approve utility billing insert for January providing information about utility billing services, electronic billing, and payment options.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.  Minneapolis Convention Center Painting Project:
     Accept low bid OP 7876 and execute contract with Swanson and Youngdale, Inc. for a total expenditure of $44,915.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.  Lifetime Fitness - Target Center Health Club:
     Execute Second Amendment to Health Club Lease between the City of Minneapolis as landlord and LTF Real Estate Company, Inc., as tenant, to include the following: Extend project completion date to June 30, 2015; LTF Real Estate Company, Inc., to pay for leasehold improvements to the mechanical system that is outside of their leased space, with improvements to become property of the City once installed; Tenant agrees to pay for a new air filtration system and the landlord agrees to pay for yearly filter costs; and Lease clarifications regarding offering organic alcohol and light food fare.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.  Target Center Concession Stands Project:
     Execute amendments to the following contracts:
     a) Contract C-37109 with Sunrise Painting, increasing original contract amount by $1,380 for a new total of $31,280 to allow close-out and final payment.
     b) Contract C-37149 with CD Tile and Stone, increasing original contract amount by $9,376.30 for a new total of $154,876.30 to allow close-out and final payment.
     c) Contract C-37056 with Construction Results Corporation increasing the original contract amount by $25,998.26 for a new total of $405,384.26 to allow close-out and final payment.
     d) Contract C-37118 with Elliott Contracting Corporation increasing the original contract amount by $4,709.62 for a new total of $122,274.62 to allow close-out and final payment.
     e) Contract C-37057 with Northland Mechanical Contractors, Inc., increasing the original contract amount by $38,454.97 for a new total of $253,854.97 to allow payment for completed change orders.
     f) Contract C-37108 with Kirk Acoustics increasing the original contract amount by $4,800 for a new total of $25,400 to allow payment for change orders.
     Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. Uncollectible Receivables:
      Authorize to write off uncollectible receivables as bad debt.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11. Human Resources Information System Upgrade:
      Approve contracts with the following vendors to provide the Human Resources Information System Upgrade:
      a) Iceberg Technology Group for a term up to one year and a not-to-exceed amount of $300,000 with an option to renew up to one additional year.
      b) HyperGen, Inc., for a term up to one year and a not-to-exceed amount of $350,000 with an option to renew up to one additional year.
      c) GlobalSource IT for a term up to one year and a not-to-exceed amount of $350,000 with an option to renew up to one additional year.
      d) Remy Corporation for a term up to one year and a not-to-exceed amount of $400,000 with an option to renew up to one additional year.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

12. Telecommunications PBX Equipment and Maintenance: 
       Execute contract with Black Box Network Services for an estimated annual expenditure of $500,000 and an option to extend through 2018, for Telecommunications PBX equipment and maintenance through 2015 for the Information Technology Department.
Action Taken:  Adopted. 

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 12/9/2013

1.   Heritage Preservation Commission Appointments:
      Approve the following appointments--Paul Bengtson (Ward 1); Ginny Lackovic (Ward 2); and Ian Stade (Ward 12).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.   Zoning Board of Adjustment Appointments:
      Approve the following appointments--Ami Thompson (Ward 2); Daniel Ogiba; Sean Cahill (Ward 10); Jacob Saufley (Ward 10); and John Finlayson.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.   Roof-mounted Signage Amendments (Zoning Code Text Amendments):
      Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 551 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts, revising regulations pertaining to roof-mounted signage within the Nicollet Mall Overlay District.
      Return Chapters 520 and 543 to the author.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.   Massage Amendments (Zoning Code Text Amendments):
     Passage of Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, revising regulations pertaining to massage, as follows:
     a)    Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions
     b)  Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts
     c)   Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts
     Return Chapters 525, 535, 536, 541, 550, and 551 to the author.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.   Land Subdivision Regulations (Zoning Code Text Amendments):
      Passage of Ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision: Land Subdivision Regulations, streamlining and simplifying subdivision and platting regulations.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.   Zoning Code Text Amendments:
      Passage of Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, improving customer service, implementing numerous technical changes and ensuring more effective alignment with policy objectives:
      a)   Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions
      b)   Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally
      c)   Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement
      d)   Chapter 527 relating to Planning Unit Development
      e)   Chapter 530 relating to Site Plan Review
      f)    Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability
      g)   Chapter 537 relating to Accessory Uses and Structures
      h)   Chapter 541 relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading
      i)    Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs
      j)    Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts
      k)   Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts
      l)    Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts
      m)  Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts
      n)   Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts
      o)   Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts
     Return Chapters 529, 531, 536, and 544 to the author.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.   1215-1219 Marshall Street NE:
      Approve application by Acre Land Surveying, Inc., on behalf of Everwood Development LLC, and passage of Resolution, to vacate a drainage easement and two utility easements.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.   2535 Aldrich Avenue South:
      Deny application to rezone from R2B Two-family District to the R3 Multiple-family district to legalize a third dwelling unit in the residential structure.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.   2529 13th Avenue South and 1308 26th Street East:
     
Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property from the R2B Two-family District to the OR2/High Density Office Residence District to allow for the construction of a community center.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

10. 325 Ridgewood Avenue:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property from the OR2/High Density Office Residence District to the OR1/Neighborhood Office Residence District to allow for a single-family residence.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11. 1936 Fremont Avenue South:
     
 Deny application by Shree Investments LLC to rezone the property from the R2B Two-family District to the R3 Multiple-family District to legalize a third dwelling unit.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

12. Linden Hills Small Area Plan:
      Adopt the Linden Hills Small Area Plan as an articulation of, and amendment to, the Comprehensive Plan, and direct staff to undertake a rezoning study to implement the adopted policies with these modifications and clarifications:
     1)   Remove “(measured from the curb level)” from recommendations in the top two bullet points of Building Height & Length on page 46 of LHSAP.
     2)   Remove references to maximum height in feet from the LHSAP.
     3)   In the modulation section, suggest staff use a range of feet or describe it in words that reference existing context, but remove exact feet from the definition. Better explain the term and concept of modulation.
     4) Staff directive: "Encourage overall building heights and floor-to-floor heights that reflect the adjacent architectural context and encourage buildings that are shorter than the current Zoning Code maximums for 3 and 4 story buildings (42 feet and 56 feet respectively) in the Linden Hills Small Area Plan."
Action Taken:  Adopted.

13. 3408 East Lake Street:
     Grant the appeal filed by Don Gerberding of Master Properties on behalf of Lake Ltd, of the Decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment denying a variance of the screening and landscaping requirements of a proposed accessory surface parking lot located at 3408 Lake Street East in the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District (Ward 9) with the following condition: 
     The two parking spaces located closest to the building on the NE corner of the parking lot be designated as drop off only.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

14. Star Tribune Building, 425 Portland Avenue: 
      a) Grant the appeal filed by Ryan Companies US, Inc., of the Decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission denying the Demolition of a Historic Resource application of the Star Tribune Building located at 425 Portland Avenue (Ward 7) with the following amendments:
           i) At the developer's expense, the developer shall ensure the six stone medallions are safely removed and stored. A plan to display the stone medallions in Minneapolis shall be submitted to HPC staff by December 31, 2014.
            ii) The developer shall commission a historian who meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards in History to document the history of the Star Tribune Building.
     b) Approve Findings of Fact as drafted by the City Attorney's Office.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

15. Downtown East Phase I Development (627, 701, 713, 719 3rd St S; 500, 501, 521, 628, 700, 716, 728 4th St S; 301, 329, 416, 425 Portland Ave; 520 5th St S, and 350 Park Ave):
     Grant the appeal filed by Rick Collins, VP of Development with Ryan Companies US, Inc., of the decision of the City Planning Commission associated with the approvals for the conditional use permit and site plan review applications for the Downtown East Phase I development with the following amendments:
     a) Roof signage appeal is denied.
     b) Moving the 3rd Street South signage to the East and West sides of the two Wells Fargo Buildings is approved (total of 4 signs).
     c) Setback shall be 15 feet from the back of the curb to the building along 5th Street South.
     Further, Applicant will work with staff on landscaping questions and to pursue the feasibility of a boulevard down South 5th Street, consistent with Park Board Standards.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Resolutions

 1.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolutions honoring Mayor R.T. Rybak and Council Members Diane Hofstede, Don Samuels, Robert Lilligren, Gary Schiff, Meg Tuthill, Sandy Colvin Roy, and Betsy Hodges for their years of service to the City of Minneapolis.
      Rybak Resolution; Hofstede Resolution; Samuels Resolution; Lilligren Resolution; Schiff Resolution; Tuthill Resolution; Colvin Roy Resolution; Hodges Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Motions

1.  Midtown Global Market Validated Parking Grant Proposal:
    a)  Motion by Goodman to discharge the Community Development Committee from further consideration of the Midtown Global Market validated parking grant proposal.
    b)  Motion by Goodman to approve up to $115,000 in grant funds to Midtown Global Market LLC to pay the first hour of validated parking tickets, valued at no more than $1 each for Midtown Global Market customers from April 2013 through year end 2014, and executing the associated grant agreement; and Passage of Resolution increasing the CPED budget appropriation. 
Action Taken:  Adopted, including the following: Council is directing CPED staff to report back to the Community Development Committee on the parking validation billing total at the end of September 2014. 

Unfinished Business

1.  Ordinance Introduction:
     Pursuant to notice on December 6, 2013, Goodman moves to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (changing regulations pertaining to roof signs):
     a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
     b) Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

New Business

1.  Salary Schedule for Mayor and Council Members:
     Passage of Resolution setting the Salary Schedule for 2014 through 2018 for the Mayor and Council Members.
     Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Announcements

Adjournment

 

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

Next Regular City Council Meeting: January 17, 2014

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