Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Regular Meeting

July 26, 2016 – 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

 

Discussion Item with Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

1.    Modification of interest rate for Woman’s Club of Minneapolis: 410 Oak Grove St (16-01050)

1.    Passage of Resolution authorizing first amendments to revenue bond documents for the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis project.

2.    Referring the matter to the Minneapolis Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners.

Action Taken:  Approved.

 

Public Hearings

Regulatory Services

2.    Electronic service of violation notices and orders ordinance (16-00824)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 1 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to General Provisions: In General, authorizing electronic service of violation notices and orders.

Action Taken: Approved.

CPED

3.    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) energy financing for the Tubman facility: 4432 Chicago Ave (16-01059)

Passage of Resolution to levy a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessment against the property at 4432 Chicago Ave, as set forth in Levy No. 19353.

Action Taken: Approved.

4.    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) PACE energy financing for Stillwater Companies: 3736 Chicago Ave (16-01060)

Passage of Resolution to levy a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessment against the property at 3736 Chicago Ave, as set forth in Levy No. 19355.

Action Taken: Approved.

5.    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) energy financing for Forteva Investments: 1830 E 35th St (16-01061)

Passage of Resolution to levy a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessment against the property located at 1830 E 35th St, as set forth in Levy No. 19356.

Action Taken: Approved.

6.    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) PACE energy financing to 861 E. Hennepin LLC: Miller Bag Building, 861 E Hennepin Ave (16-01062)

Passage of Resolution adopting the assessment, levying the assessment and adopting the assessment role for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) charges for the property, as set forth in Levy No. 19354.

Action Taken: Approved.

 

Consent

CPED/License & Consumer Services

7.    Licenses & Consumer Services agenda for July 26, 2016 (16-01051)

Granting business licenses recommended for approval in the Licenses & Consumer Services Agenda for July 26, 2016. 

New liquor, wine and beer establishment owners or licenses, and permanent expansions or upgrades to existing licenses detailed as follows:  

1.    Bombay Palace, 11 S 7th St (new proprietor).

2.    Game Sports Bar, 2841 Hennepin Ave (new proprietor).

3.    Erik The Red, 601 Chicago Ave S (new proprietor).

4.    Roat Osha Thai, 3001 Hennepin Ave (new business).

       Action Taken: Approved.

CPED

8.    State of Minnesota Master Grant Contract (METP2016M) for employment and training related services (16-01053)

Authorizing the State of Minnesota Master Grant Contract (METP2016M) for employment and training related services, for a duration of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021 (Refer to WM).

Action Taken: Approved and referred to WM.

9.    Contract amendment with Minnesota Homeownership Center for financial wellness counseling services administered by the Minnesota Homeownership Center (16-01054)

1.    Authorizing an increase to contract C-35981 with the Minnesota Homeownership Center by $50,000, for a not-to-exceed total of $300,000, for the financial wellness counseling services by a network of counseling agencies.

2.    Authorizing the use of $50,000 to support the financial wellness counseling services from the residential housing fund (01SRF).

Action Taken: Approved.

10.    Grant acceptance from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), the Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) for the Spring 2016 Brownfield Grant round (16-01055)

1.    Accepting grants from DEED for the following projects:  117 27th ($140,708); 333 E Hennepin ($366,000); and Superior Plating, 315 1st Ave NE ($94,390);
Accepting grants from TBRA for the following projects:  1215 2nd Ave N ($55,600); California Street Apartment Area, 2301 California St NE ($50,000); and Superior Plating, 315 1st Ave NE ($488,500).

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to CPED.

3.    Receiving report of grant funds received by other recipients from Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund for the MPBR Bossen Field and PRG I Portfolio projects.

4.    Authorizing grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements for the grants (Refer to WM).

Action Taken: Approved and referred to WM.

11.  Contract with Community Reinvestment Fund to provide loan servicing (16-01056)

Authorizing a contract with Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) to provide loan servicing for City mortgage and home improvement loans in an amount not to exceed $150,000, for a duration of Aug. 1, 2016 through July 1, 2026. 

Action Taken: Approved.

12.  Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis—Vacant Housing Recycling Program (HOM-VHRP) guidelines and contract (16-01057)

1.    Approving the Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis—Vacant Housing Recycling Program (HOM-VHRP) guidelines to follow the City Council-approved HOM program guidelines to allow homebuyer assistance of $5,000 to homebuyers purchasing homes through the Vacant Housing Recycling Program.

2.    Authorizing the use of $150,000 to support the HOM-VHRP Program.

3.    Authorizing a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to process and close the loans with $150,000 for program assistance and $36,000 for administrative costs, for a duration of three years.

4.    Authorizing the use of up to $36,000 for administrative costs (Refer to WM).

Action Taken: Approved, as amended and referred to WM.

Discussion

CPED

13.  Forgivable loan for Wirth Cooperative Grocery Store project: Penn Ave N and Golden Valley Rd (16-01058)

Authorizing a $75,000 forgivable loan to Wirth Cooperative Grocery Store for construction and start-up costs for its store at Penn Ave N and Golden Valley Rd in North Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Applications for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Redevelopment Grant Program (16-01063)

Passage of Resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Redevelopment Grant Program for funding for the following projects: At Glenwood, 225 Thomas Ave N, 301 & 305 Thomas Ave N; Harris Building Food Hall and Office, 501 30th Ave SE; North Market, 4414 Humboldt Ave N; and Penn Ave Union, 2300 Golden Valley Rd, 1911 & 1915 Penn Ave N, 1906, 1910 & 1914 Queen Ave N (Refer to WM).

Action Taken: Approved and referred to WM.

15.  City loan and grant to Hennepin Theatre Trust for the acquisition and renovation of the Solera Building: 900 and 906 Hennepin Ave (16-01064)

Authorizing a $2.8 million loan and a $250,000 grant to Hennepin Theatre Trust for the acquisition and renovation of the Solera Building at 900 and 906 Hennepin Ave (Refer to WM).

Action Taken: Approved and referred to WM.

 

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:  Aug. 15, 2016

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  Aug. 5, 2016

 

Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov

 

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