With a quorum present,
Andy advised that as a result of the LUC meeting held on Tuesday, March 4th, there are seven agenda items before the board of which four require board approval:
· Class C-1 liquor license for Marshall Field’s Marketplace at 1070 Nicollet Mall
Class C liquor license for the Bombay Bistro at
Class C-2 liquor license the New Amsterdam Café and Wine Bar
Two parking sign variances for Equity Properties’ U.S. Bank facility
at 800 Nicollet Mall on the
Andy then updated the board on the three LUC items which required no action of the board:
· The 16-item Guthrie Theater land use and parking variances. Andy also advised that he had approached the Guthrie regarding their use of DMNA’s window for display. Andy then asked the Finance Committee to check with Equity Properties for approval for such display. Although not required, Andy moved and Carletta seconded to support said variances. The motion was carried unanimously.
· Brighton Development’s rental project update on Parcel D
As a brief orientation for new board members, Gena Gerard and Mike Rollins distributed literature and gave a historical and financial update of the CCNP Restorative Justice Program then explained how one could become an active participate. Gena advised that since CCNP RJP has lost both its State and City funding, neighborhood participation is more important than ever and thanked DMNA for its continued support.
Tom moved and
Tom announced the following:
· The 6th annual “Take Back the Night” coalition meetings that begun on February 11th, at Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, and will be held every Tuesday until the event in April.
An inquiry he received from a
· Neighborhood Statement email from Jeff Langaard in support of NRP.
National Youth Service Day on
Tom distributed a draft of the DMNA “Affordable Housing 2003” document and explained how he believed the board should move forward on its affordable housing effort (i.e., provide “gap funding” for projects winding their way through MCDA). After a brief discussion, the board agreed to Tom’s suggested path.
Kim reminded the board of the urgency to review its Action Plan in order to
ascertain what has been accomplished thus far and how it should move forward
in order to have a positive impact on the downtown neighborhood. Luther Kruger
from the 1st Precinct was on hand to discuss Crime and Safety issues, one of
the four areas of focus within DMNA’s Action Plan. Tom and
Thereafter a new NRP Implementation Committee was established, chaired by
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2003.