November 15, 2004
Present: Sean Wherley, Arthur Knowles, Wayne Anderson, Melinda Ludwiczak, Natalie Lenz, Rolf Johnson, Niki Valens
Absent: Barb Chung, Sam Zordich, Lisa Rudy
Also Present: Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA NRP Coordinator and Diane Rickeroff (sp?)(resident)
The October NRP meeting minutes were accepted as drafted.
Wherley and Linnes-Robinson updated the group about MPHA’s need for $50,000 for pilings at the site of 23West 38th Street due to recently discovered poor-soil conditions. Dolata requested that they pursue CPED for the funds, which they are in the process of doing. The group chose to take no action to approve or disapprove funds towards the project, since they have not been asked to contribute yet.
The Lander Group has a purchase agreement for the Theisen Site. They are looking at 35-45 units including rental and condo, plus retail or office space below. All parking mentioned at this time has been underground. This may be a potential project for the investment of NRP Phase II dollars.
If Pat Mulroy signs, we have enough signatures to submit the Nicollet Avenue lighting petition. Linnes-Robinson sent him a letter earlier in the day that outlined both the City’s and KFNA’s procedures in estimating costs, as well as his estimated assessment. He will be contacted later in the week to see if he will sign. If not, we will look at what other two properties we should pursue for their signatures.