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Agenda

An outline of matters presented during the meeting arranged by a prescribed order.

Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council
and
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
April 19, 2022 - 1:30 pm
Room 317, City Hall
Members: Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jamal Osman (Vice-Chair), Michael Rainville, Jeremiah Ellison, Jason Chavez, and Aisha Chughtai (Quorum: 4)
Clerk: Lisa Brock, (612) 673-2216

Public Hearing

  1. 2 Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, 245 Hennepin Ave, (Ward 3) for an On Sale Liquor with General Entertainment license This link open a new window(2022-00388)
    1. Considering application for Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, 245 HENNEPIN AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 3) submitted by Gateway FS Hotel LLC, BLLiquor, LIC400211, for an On Sale Liquor with General Entertainment license.
  2. 3 Grande Sunrise, 5554 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417, (Ward 11) for a Permanent Expansion of Premises, adding a Sidewalk Cafe with 22 seats This link open a new window(2022-00390)
    1. Considering application for Grande Sunrise, 5554 34TH AVE S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by Grande Sunrise LLC, BLAmend, LIC399986, for a Permanent Expansion of Premises.
    2. Considering application for Grande Sunrise, 5554 34TH AVE S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by Grande Sunrise LLC, BLFood, LIC400234, for a Sidewalk Cafe with 22 seats.

  3. 4 Cyber Village Academy revenue bond issuance: 3810 56th St E This link open a new window(2022-00329)
    1. Passage of Resolution giving preliminary and final approval to and authorizing the issuance of up to $8.5 million in Charter School Lease Revenue Bonds for the acquisition, renovation and equipping of the Cyber Village Academy.

  4. 5 Lake and Nicollet Redevelopment Plan Modification No. 2 and Modification No. 131 to Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing Plan This link open a new window(2022-00331)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving Modification No. 131 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing Plan.

    2. Passage of Resolution approving Modification No. 2 to the Lake and Nicollet Redevelopment Plan.

Quasi-Judicial Hearing

  1. 6 Site plan review appeal: Cody Fischer, on behalf of 635 Van Buren LLC This link open a new window(2022-00398)
    1. Considering an appeal submitted by Cody Fischer, on behalf of 635 Van Buren LLC, regarding the decision of the City Planning Commission denying the site plan review application (PLAN14048) for a new four-story, multiple-family dwelling with 23 units.

      [Clerk Note: Due to a clerical error, the hearing will be continued to the BIHZ Committee meeting on May 5, 2022.]

Consent

  1. 7 Liquor license approvals for April 19, 2022 This link open a new window(2022-00392)
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  2. 8 Liquor license renewals for April 19, 2022 This link open a new window(2022-00387)
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  3. 9 Gambling license approvals for April 19, 2022 This link open a new window(2022-00391)
    1. The Aliveness Project, 700 1ST AVE N Minneapolis, MN, submitted by The Aliveness Project, BLGeneral, LIC400587
  4. 10 Applications for environmental grant funding in the spring 2022 brownfield grant round This link open a new window(2022-00389)
    1. Passage of Resolution authorizing applications to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 3030 Nicollet Project, 3030 Nicollet Avenue; Mikwanedun Audisookon Center for Art and Wellness, 2313 13th Ave S; Northrup King Residential, 1500 Jackson St NE; and Simpson Community Center and Apartments, 2730, 2734 and 2740 1st Ave S.

    2. Passage of Resolution authorizing applications to the Metropolitan Council's Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 2500 E Lake St Project (SEED application), 2500 E Lake St; Calvary Apartments, 3901 Chicago Ave and 3900 Elliott Ave; Coliseum Building, 2708 E Lake St and 2935 27th Ave S; Native American Community Clinic (SEED application), 1213 E Franklin Ave; Northrup King Residential, 1500 Jackson St NE; and Northstar, 608 2nd Ave S.

    3. Passage of Resolution authorizing applications to Hennepin County's Environmental Response Fund (ERF) Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 3030 Nicollet Project, 3030 Nicollet Avenue; Calvary Apartments, 3901 Chicago Ave and 3900 Elliott Ave; Debre Selam Medhanealem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, 2629 31st Ave S; Northrup King Residential, 1500 Jackson St NE; Northstar, 608 2nd Ave S; Simpson Community Center and Apartments, 2730, 2734 and 2740 1st Ave S; and Upper Harbor Terminal Park, portions of 2 36th Ave N, 3800 1st St N, 51 36th Ave N, 51 34th Ave N, and 3360 1st St N.

  5. 11 Registered Apprenticeship Policy Waiver for the Blue Horn Properties LLC project: 1201 Lake St E This link open a new window(2022-00401)
    1. Waiving the City Registered Apprenticeship Policy for the Commercial Property Development Fund Loan to Blue Horn Properties LLC or its assigns for the project at 1201 Lake St E.

  6. 12 Exclusive development rights to Northgate Development, LLC: 1014 and 1026 Plymouth Ave N. This link open a new window(2022-00412)
    1. Authorizing exclusive development rights to Northgate Development, LLC or an affiliated LLC for City-owned property located at 1014 Plymouth Ave N and 1026 Plymouth Ave N for a period of two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension at the discretion of the Director of Community Planning & Economic Development, for the development of a new transit-oriented, mixed-use project.

  7. 13 Step Up Alumni Outreach This link open a new window(2022-00393)
    1. Accepting a grant from Minneapolis Foundation, in the amount of $48,050, for Step Up alumni outreach.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with Minneapolis Foundation for the grant.

    3. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development.

  8. 14 Minneapolis Downtown Taxing Area Boundary Change This link open a new window(2022-00416)
    1. Requesting the State of Minnesota to authorize an expansion of the downtown taxing district boundary, assist with determination of a new downtown liquor and restaurant tax rate that is revenue neutral, and exempt farmers market vendors from the downtown restaurant tax.

  9. 15 Rezoning and Air Rights Vacation: Ian Alexander, on behalf of Riverfront Development Properties, 1300 W Broadway; 2011 and 2015 Girard Ave N This link open a new window(2022-00396)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Ian Alexander, on behalf of Riverfront Development Properties, to rezone (PLAN12612) the property located at 1300 West Broadway from the OR2 High Density Office Residence District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, retaining the BFC6 Corridor 6 Built Form Overlay District, to construct a new seven-story, mixed-use building with 71 dwelling units and 4, 184 square feet of commercial space. 

    2. Approving an application submitted by Ian Alexander, on behalf of Riverfront Development Properties, to rezone (PLAN12612) the properties located at 2011 and 2015 Girard Ave N from the R5 Multiple-Family District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, retaining the BFC6 Corridor 6 Built Form Overlay District, to construct a new seven-story, mixed-use building with 71 dwelling units and 4, 184 square feet of commercial space. 

    3. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

    4. Approving an application submitted by Ian Alexander, on behalf of Riverfront Development Properties, to vacate (Vac1753) the air rights above the alley between 1300 West Broadway and 2011 Girard Ave N to allow for one contiguous building to be constructed on the development site.

    5. Passage of Resolution vacating the aerial portion of the east 72 feet of the east-west alley northwest of W Broadway and Girard Ave N (Vac-1753).

  10. 16 Rezoning: Janarthanan Rajaratnam, 2718 Grand Ave S This link open a new window(2022-00400)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Janarthanan Rajaratnam to rezone (PLAN14066) the property located at 2718 Grand Ave S from the R2B Multiple-Family District to the R3 Multiple-Family District, retaining the BFI3 Interior 3 Built Form Overlay District, to construct a new three-story, 12-unit multiple-family dwelling. 

    2. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

  11. 17 Hiawatha Academies revenue bond refunding issuance: 3810 E 56th St, 1611 E 46th St, and 4640 17th Ave S This link open a new window(2022-00399)
    1. Setting a public hearing for May 5, 2022, to consider issuing up to $19 million in tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds to refund existing revenue bonds which financed the acquisition of three Hiawatha Academies school facilities located at 3810 E 56th St, 1611 E 46th St, and 4640 17th Ave S.

Receive & File

  1. 18 Animal Care and Control Advisory Board appointments This link open a new window(2022-00395)
    1. Receiving and filing a report on appointments made by the Department of Regulatory Services to the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control Board.

Discussion

  1. 19 2021 Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) shelter operations review This link open a new window(2022-00402)
    1. Receiving and filing a report relating to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control's (MACC) shelter operations review, including findings and recommendations.

Postponement

  1. 20 Rezoning: 635 Van Buren LLC, 635 Van Buren St NE This link open a new window(2022-00397)
    1. Denying an application submitted by 635 Van Buren LLC, notwithstanding staff recommendation, to rezone (PLAN14048) the property located at 635 Van Buren St NE from the R1A Multiple-Family District to the R3 Multiple-Family District, retaining the BFC6 Corridor 6 Built Form Overlay District, to allow for a new four-story residential building with 23 dwelling units. 


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