Public Forum: Samatar Crossing (5th Street Reconnection) — 9/29

Join Council Members Warsami and Frey along with City staff in a conversation about the proposed 5th Street Reconnection (to be named Samatar Crossing).

Samatar Crossing will restore the physical connection between Downtown Minneapolis and Cedar-Riverside by converting the now closed 5th Street freeway exit ramp into a treversable through-way between 11th Ave S & 15th Ave S.

Multiple concepts as to how this road will be designed and the modes of transportation that will be prioritized are being evaluated. Come to this meeting to provide feedback on potential designs and learn more about their anticipated impact on traffic.

Public Forum on the 5th Street Reconnection/Samatar Crossing
Date: 9/29
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Historic Normandy Inn, Continental Room (405 S 8th St)

Project Homepage: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/2016/WCMSP-173830

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City Staff Recommend Sherman Proposal for 205 Park Ave. S.

Project Background
The City of Minneapolis issued a request for development proposals (RFP) for 205 Park Ave. S., a Minneapolis-owned lot in the Mill District. Two developers, Sherman Associates and Grand Real Estate Advisors, submitted applications by the June 10th deadline. City staff evaluated both projects against the criteria outlined in the RFP.   Staff have recommend Sherman’s proposal.

Links to both proposals can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

The recommendation with first be reviewed by the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (8/15 at 9:30 am in  Rm 317 of City Hall) and will then go before the full City Council.  (The public is welcome at this meeting. However, there will be no opportunity for public comment.

If the City Council affirms the staff recommendation to move forward with Sherman, the City and the developer will negotiate the terms of development agreement and land sale.  Staff has further recommended that if a final deal cannot be reached within six months, Grand Real Estate Advisors should be considered.

The project will then follow the City land use review process. Additional neighborhood input will be sought at that time.

The DMNA held three public forums on 205 Park Ave to collect community feedback.  City staff and/or representatives from CM Frey’s office were present at each.  Results from a survey circulated in December 2015 have also been shared with CM Frey’s office and City staff.  The DMNA Board voted to endorse the Grand Real Estate proposals.

DMNA Board Endorses Grand Real Estate’s Proposal For 205 Park Ave. S

On 7.25.16 the DMNA Board voted to support Grand Real Estate Advisors’ proposal for 205 Park Ave.  Link to letter below. 

DMNA Letter of Support – Grand Real Estate Advisors 07-26-16
Project Background
The City of Minneapolis issued a request for development proposals for 205 Park Ave. S., a Minneapolis-owned lot in the Mill District. Two developers submitted applications by the June 10th deadline. City staff are now evaluating the projects and expect to recommend one to City Council for approval sometime in August. The City will then work with the chosen developer to establish the conditions that must be met in order for the City to hand over development rights and ownership. The project will then follow the City land use review process. Additional neighborhood input will be sought at that time.

The DMNA has held three public forums on 205 Park Ave to collect community feedback.  City staff and/or representatives from CM Frey’s office were present at each.  Results from a survey circulated in December 2015 have also been shared with CM Frey’s office and City staff. CM Frey encourages community members to continue to submit feedback on the two projects directly to his office. (Zachary.Farley@minneapolismn.gov )

Contact CM Frey with comments on proposed plans for 205 Park Ave. South. Staff expect to select a developer in August.

The City of Minneapolis issued a request for development proposals for 205 Park Ave. S., a Minneapolis-owned lot in the Mill District. Two developers, Sherman Associate’s and Grand Real Estate Advisers, submitted applications by the June 10th deadline.

 

City staff are now evaluating the projects and expect to recommend one of the two projects to City Council for approval in August. The City will then work with the chosen developer to establish the conditions that must be met in order for the City to hand over development rights and ownership.

 

Both applicants, Sherman Associates and Grand Real Estate Advisers, presented their proposed plans for the site and received feedback/fielded questions from community members at the DMNA forum on 7.12.16.  Representatives from the City and CM Frey’s office were also present.

 

Contact Council Member Frey (jacob.frey@minneapolismn.gov) with comments or feedback on the proposals.

RESOURCES:

SUMMARY OF SHERMAN’S PROPOSAL

SUMMARY OF GRAND REAL ESTATE’S PROPOSAL + MEMO TO DMNA

VIEW THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

DMNA COMMUNITY SURVEY ON 205 PARK AVE

205 PARK AVE PROPOSAL COMPARISON MATRIX+ HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY (prepared by the DMNA, updated 7.12.16)

IN THE NEWS:
http://www.journalmpls.com/news/development/2016/06/two-developers-offer-proposals-for-mill-district-site/
http://millcitytimes.com/news/mix-of-housing-types-and-retail-proposed-for-205-park-ave.html

HCMC Construction Update — Pile Pulling — June 30 through August

As you know, Hennepin County Medical Center is building a new clinic and

specialty center on the site bounded by 8th Street, Chicago Avenue, Park Avenue

and 9th Street.

Expect vibrations during the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm during these dates.

Contact lynn.littlejohn@mortenson.com with questions or concerns.

HCMC Construction Update June 2016

Latest News & Events From the DMNA

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Public Hearing Notice for the US Bank Stadium for June 21, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  — US BANK STADIUM LIQUOR SERVICE AREA

Date:  Tuesday, June 21, 2016           

Time:  1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter

Place:  Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Room 317, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Purpose:  To gather public opinion regarding the application from the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to expand their licensed premises to include the premises of the reconfigured plaza area, 5th Street right of way, and the Medical Examiner’s lot.

LINK TO FULL NOTICE: Hearing Notice – MSFA – US Bank Stadium Perm Exp

June 17th — General Mills Event Notice — Traffic, Amplified Sound & Fireworks

General Mills will host a private event in the Mill District on June 17th.  The event will include amplified sound and may impact traffic. There will be public fireworks at 10:00 pm.  General apologizes in advance for any inconvenience.

Complaints or concerns can be received by Minneapolis Information and Services at 612-673-3000. You may also contact the Rosemarie Ndupuechi, Event Coordinator, at 612-735-7173

Amplified Sound Neighbor Notification Letter – General Mills

Ling & Louie’s Seeks Liquor License Upgrade to Add Live Entertainment + Rooftop DJ Service

Link to Ling & Louie’s Neighborhood Notice 6.8.16

 

Ling & Louie’s seeks to upgrade its liquor license to offer live entertainment.  Rooftop DJ service may be included.

Contact Council Member Lisa Goodman’s Office (Patrick.Sadler@minneapolismn.gov) or General Manager, Misty Saxton, at (763) 567-8399 with questions or concerns.  Project staff will also present at the 6.20 DMNA Board Meeting. Public comments welcome.

East Downtown Council to become the East Town Business Partnership

On Thursday June 2, 2016 the East Downtown Council board voted unanimously to change its name to the East Town Business Partnership. View the letter from EDC leadership announcing this change: East Downtown Council to become the East Town Business Partnership 06-06-16.