Items for Public Review
To ensure that residents, businesses and others are informed of current programs, projects, policies and activities of the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), information is regularly posted on this page for public review:
- Real property acquisition and disposition/land sales
- Development proposals
- Policies (non-administrative)
- Program guidelines and related programmatic allocations
- Development objectives and criteria
- Redevelopment plans and modifications
- Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plans and amendments
- Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for development, and proposals submitted in response to those RFPs
- Updates to the CPED Business Plan
Current Items for Public Review
- The City of Minneapolis is seeking input on the Sabathani Senior Housing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan.
The TIF Plan has been prepared to facilitate the construction of a three-story apartment building with 48 units of affordable senior housing at the intersection of East 37th Street and 3rd Avenue South, adjacent to the existing Sabathani Community Center. The first floor will contain resident amenities and two offices housing a Senior Services Coordinator and a Community Manager.
The TIF Plan establishes a new housing TIF district to help finance various public redevelopment costs and includes a budget for the use of tax increment revenue generated by the new TIF district.
Please submit your comments by noon on Monday, August 3 via e-mail to Tiffany Glasper, Senior Project Coordinator, Department of Community Planning and Economic Development, 612-673-5221. If you or your group would like to meet to discuss the TIF Plan, or if you have questions, please contact Tiffany Glasper.
It is expected that the TIF Plan will be considered at the following meetings of the Minneapolis City Council and its committees:
Policy & Government Oversight Committee
(A public hearing will be conducted at this meeting.)
Thursday August 6, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Both meetings will be held in Minneapolis City Hall, 350 S. Fifth Street, Room 317
During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. If you wish to participate by phone during the public hearing portion of the meeting, please register by submitting the online form found under the “participate by phone in the meeting” heading available at: minneapolismn.gov/meetings. If you need an accommodation to fully participate, or if you need this document in a different format, please call 311 or 612-673-2157 (TTY).
The City of Minneapolis is seeking input on a Low Barrier Housing Initiative. The Mayor and City Council approved $250,000 in the 2020 Budget for this program. While the total number of people experiencing homelessness has decreased by 19% since 2014, the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness more than doubled during this time. Low-income persons experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis are disproportionately people of color. Black/African American and American Indian/Alaska Native populations experience homelessness at a disproportionate rate, comprising about 68% of the total population of persons experiencing homelessness. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) represent about 78% of the population experiencing homelessness in Hennepin County.
The Low Barrier Housing Initiative will support creative, community-led, short-term housing solutions that are cost-effective, culturally appropriate, leverage other public, non-profit and/or philanthropic funding, and can be implemented within a one-year period. Funds will be deployed quickly to respond to urgent needs.
Comments on this proposal will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on April 20, 2020. Please send comments to Carrie Goldberg, Community Planning and Economic Development.
The City of Minneapolis is seeking input on the Year 2021 Housing Tax Credit (HTC) Program. This includes proposed changes to the Qualified Allocation Plan and Housing Tax Credit Procedural Manual. Proposed changes can be found in the documents listed below. Please submit comments by 4:00 p.m. CDT Monday April 20, 2020 to Amy Geisler, Department of Community Planning and Economic Development, 612-673-5038.
The City of Minneapolis is preparing the 2020 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Program Policies and Procedures and Request for Proposals. The Program’s purpose is to help finance the production, preservation, or stabilization of affordable rental housing in Minneapolis. There are a number of changes proposed this year including:
Changes to 2020 AHTF Program Policies and Procedures:
1. Section II updated policy guidance for Minneapolis 2040 and Renter Protections
2. Section V updated and new program funding language for SRO Program
3. Section VI new language referencing tax credit policy manual and QAP
4. Section VIII C new language requiring reserves to remain with project
5. Section VIII E updated appraisal language
6. Section VIII G new language requiring pre-application meeting with CPED Development Services
7. Section VIII L new incorporating required design standard language
8. Section VIII M new language for short term rentals
9. Section VIII N new language for reserves requirements
10. Section VIII S new developer fee limits and language
11. Section VIII W new language for sustainability requirement
12. Section VIII HH new language for property management plan
13. Section VIII TT new language limiting rent increases to once annually
Changes to 2020 AHTF Request for Proposals:
1. Section IX new application requirements
Changes to 2020 AHTF RFP Scoring Criteria:
1. Section III I new language regarding average income test
2. Section III R new language and point category for sustainability
3. Section III S new language for alignment with Minneapolis 2040 Goals
Comments regarding these proposed changes are being accepted for the next 45 days between the date of this letter and 4:00 p.m., CDT, on April 20, 2020. Deliver or mail comments to the following:
Attn: Carrie Goldberg
105 5th Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
1. Letter for 2020 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) 45 day public comment (PDF)
2. 2020 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Program Policies and Procedures 45 day review draft (PDF)
3. 2020 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Request for Proposals (RFP) 45 day review draft (PDF)
4. 2019 Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Supporting Documents 45 day review draft (PDF)
Last updated Jun 18, 2020