September 27, 2006
Redevelopment Committee Members Present: Rosemary Dolata, Peter Hallstrom, Mark Hinds, Arthur Knowles, Eric Lindseth, Tom Parent, Dave Saddoris
John Plifka, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA)
Tom Schriber, Wilder Foundation
KFNA Staff Present: Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Joanna Sahlberg Hallstrom
Introductions/Announcements: Tom Parent volunteered to co-chair the redevelopment committee with Mark Hinds. Parent will lead meetings for the next few months.
Approval of Minutes: None
38 Award Letter:
The committee reviewed the award letter (drafted by Linnes-Robinson) to Lander Group for the 38 commercial development. The letter states that KFNA has agreed to give Lander Group two $12,500 grants; one from the KFNA Business Façade Improvement Program (BFIP) and the other from the KFNA Redevelopment Zone Program.
According to the grant guidelines, the BFIP grant has to be matched $ for $ by the property/business owner. However, the KFNA Redevelopment Zone grant can be applied $ for $ to the BFIP match requirements. Lander Group will receive a total grant of $25,000 from KFNA upon final KFNA board approval. The grant must be used toward storefronts (reopening of street front windows, brick repair, historical lighting, and possible signage).