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JACC Housing Committee Meeting

Tues. April 2nd, 2013, 6:30-8:00pm

APRIL 2013 Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Joel Baird, Board member

Kris Brogan (guest- Alliance Housing Inc.)

Chic Hanssen

Robert Hughes, Block Club leader

Eric Johnson

Troy Kester (guest- Alliance Housing Inc.)

Sandy’Ci Moua, staff

Polly Peterson, Board member and Housing Committee Chair

Dean Rose (guest- West Broadway Liquor)

Jeff Skrenes

Cathy Spann, staff

Scottie Tuska

Marlee Van Dusea

Jason Vork, Board member

Deb Wagner

 

 

I.            6:30-6:40pm: Call to order

  • Approved: March 2013 Housing Committee meeting minutes
  • Approved: agenda

 

II.            6:40-6:50pm: Dean Rose

Building development update and presentation

  • Presented updates plans in regards to residents not wanting to vacate Queen Ave N.
  • St Anne’s church would like the design to accommodate the view of their steeple
  • New: V-shaped design of building: allows up to 134 units and 1 dozen 2 bedrm buildings.
  • Redesigned to allow more stores along Broadway Ave N- Retail space is is 18,000 sq. feet.
  • Designed changed to vacate alley way which helps church in terms of parking- is acquiring some church land to make this design happen
  • See handout— 69 retail spaces
  • Transit-friendly design (working with Hennepin Cty regarding this)
  • Planning to purchase 2 lots from the city
  • Church wants to double their parking lot (they already own the land) (instead of vacating Queen Ave N)
  • Shared parking arrangement with the church

MOTION: Letter of support for Dean Rose’s Broadway Flats project: acquiring of city-own parcels and site plan and concept design. Voted and approved.

 

III.            6:50-7:00pm: Sub-committee update

Design standards discussion

  • Design guide: finished and printed with feedback from last meeting. This guide is a recommendation to contractors and renovators (refer to printed guide).
  • Feedback: make page 1 “basic goals” wording more general and inclusive.
  • Document is still in draft form and will need to be Board-approved.
  • Joel will be sending it out again to committee members for feedback. It will then be brought it to Housing next month and converted from draft form to final and sent to the Board for approval.

 

IV.            7:00-7:20pm: Properties to discuss

1. 3001 Upton Ave. N.

  • Abandoned home. Elderly woman. Owner is listed as Jane Weiss. Taxes paid- no liens. Cathy will reach out to them (neighbors?).

2. 2635 Oliver Ave. N

  • City is no longer acquiring this. HPC (Historical preservation org.) looking at this.

3. 2101 26th Ave. N (cross street is Oliver Ave N)

  • City is considering acquiring it.

4. 27th and Penn Ave. N. RFP development (see handout) with Alliance (Troy and Kris)

  • Troy: would like to come back to Housing Committee—with more updates
  • Tues. June 4th:  CD?  Cmte: ask for building rights (check with Troy)
  • June 11th or 14th?: City Council meeting
  • Jeff: suggests that we invite other company submitting an RFP as well
  • Consensus: Alliance AND other developer will be invited to come to HC mtg. May 7th

 

V.            7:20-7:40pm: Chair updates

1. Board updates (CPED Waiver, etc.)

  • Board approved waiver recommendation: Cathy and Jason will meet Elfric and discuss the waiver. Will update at next meeting.

2. Announcement

  • Polly is stepping away from Chair position.
  • Would like to open the floor for nominations
  • Jason Vork nominates Joel and vice versa: both co-Chairs

MOTION: Joel Baird and Jason Vork to be Housing Committee co-chairs (starting after the April 2nd 2013 Housing Committee meeting). Voted and approved.

 

 

VI.            7:40-8:00pm: Other business/Community input

  • (Joel): South Mpls housing fair
  • (Polly) USA Neighborhoods conference opportunity—Memorial day weekend

 

VII.            8:00pm: Adjourned: 8:23pm

 

 

SUMMARY OF MOTIONS:

1.      MOTION: Letter of support for Dean Rose’s Broadway Flats project: acquiring of city-own parcels and site plan and concept design. Voted and approved.

2.      MOTION: Joel Baird and Jason Vork to be Housing Committee co-chairs (starting after the April 2nd 2013 Housing Committee meeting). Voted and approved.