Community Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
     December 10, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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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. 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 execution of documents and agreements as are reasonably necessary to implement the lease amendment and waiver (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Gold Medal Pk RCA; Gold Medal Pk MAP1; Gold Medal Pk MAP2
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 2. Ryan Companies' Downtown East Development Project (generally bounded by 5th & Chicago Aves, 3rd & 5th Sts S):
     a)  Consider resolution establishing an industrial development district consisting of five blocks in the Downtown East neighborhood.  Anticipated development includes two high-rise office buildings, retail space, multifamily residential units, a public park, structured parking and skyways;
     b)  Consider approval of term sheet with Ryan Companies US, Inc. (Ryan) and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA);
     c)  Consider authorization for execution of a development agreement with Ryan (or an affiliate) and MSFA and other agreements consistent with the term sheet;
     d)  Consider resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $65 million in taxable general obligation bonds'
     e)  Consider ordinance related to the issuance of general obligation bonds using the City’s port authority powers (See Item #3) (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Downtown East RCA; Downtown East TERM SHEET; Downtown East Establishing Dist RESL; Downtown East Establishing Dist MAP; Downtown East Bond RESLDowntown East Site Plan; Downtown East Area Blocks Diagram
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred from City Council 12/6/2013

 3. Port Authority Powers Ordinance:
     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 (See Item #2e).
Staff Report:  Port Authority Powers ORDN
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items


 4. 2013 Emergency Solutions Grant Services Funding Recommendation:
     a)  Approve up to $160,000 of Fiscal Year 2013 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the following service initiatives: a) Up to $128,750 for St. Stephens or an affiliated entity; &
     b)  Up to $31,250 for Catholic Charities or an affiliated entity; 
     c)  Authorize necessary contracts (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  ESG Recmd RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 5. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP):
     Authorize contract with Hennepin County for the operation of the MFIP to receive a total of $95,000 for the period of 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014.
Staff Report:  MFIP RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 6. 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% simple interest for both Seward Towers East & Seward Towers West retroactively to 4/23/2003 from the original rate of 5.47%.
Staff Report:  Seward Towers RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 7. PPL DECC (scattered site) Debt Forgiveness:
     Authorize the 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:  Approved.

 8. Aeon’s Elliot Park Portfolio Debt Modification:
     Forgive 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.
Staff Report:  Aeon Elliot Pk RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 9. Classification of Tax-forfeited Land:
     Approve resolutions classifying tax-forfeited land & authorizing the Mayor & City Clerk to sign an application for title registration.
Staff Report:  Tax-Forfeited Land RCA; Tax-Forfeited Land MAP
     Action Taken:  Approved.

10. 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 Mayor’s Office as members of the review team on the selection of the architect and construction manager for the project.
Staff Report:  Tgt Ctr Arena Design Group Appts RCA 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items


11. 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. If equity conversion cannot be achieved by all of the subordinate bank lenders, then authorize staff to defer the City loans.
Staff Report:  Midtown Global Mkt Debt RCA; Midtown Global Mkt Debt ATTACH; REVISED Midtown Global Mkt Debt ATTACH
Midtown Global Mkt DFC MEMO 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

12. Midtown Global Market Validated Parking Grant:
      a) Approve up to $150,000 in grant funds to the Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) to pay validated parking receipts for Midtown Global Market customers from April 2013 through year end 2014;
      b) Approve appropriation increase (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Midtown Global Mkt Prkg RCA; Midtown Global Mkt Prkg Ryan Companies' ATTACH
      Action Taken:  Postponed.

13. 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 (with all Mn/DOT fees and third-party costs to be reimbursed by the developer); and
      b) Execute an agreement with Mn/DOT granting the City exclusive rights to negotiate an airspace lease with Mn/DOT for the TAD Ramp A (Also in T&PW).
Staff Report:  TAD Ramp A RCA 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Receive & File Items


14. Living Wage/Job Linkage Report.
Staff Report:  Living Wage RPT; Living Wage ATTACH1; Living Wage ATTACH2
      Action Taken:  Received & filed.

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

Committee actions referred to the next City Council Meeting:  12/13/2013

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