Members present: Dean Muldoon, Marie Wolf, Rosemary Dolata, Arthur Knowles, Alex Bauman, Alex Anderson
Others present: Linda Crawford and Jo Devlin (Origins), Jamie Maxwell and Trace Maxwell (Tattoo Genius), and Sarah Linnes-Robinson
Linda from Origins with a facade improvement review—
Elaine Brubaker owned her building and rented it to Origins. Elaine redefined her business and moved out of the City. Origins rented for 10 years—Origins grew and bought the building from Elaine in December 2008. Elaine rented and moved in October 2009.
Question: work is based on middle school (national leader) and elementary (regional center for responsive classroom).
Origins begins renovations this week; is occupying both building about March 1. Not retail but want to cut the glare and look good. Also want to unify the look of their buildings and the block.
Revamped bid and reused frame total was $3995.00.
Signs will be two times, not four due to permitting cost ($150 per painting and $140-$175 per permit!) We have a question into the Zoning Administrator as to if this is true.
Bauman states the project fits the guidelines. So Knowles moves and Muldoon seconds. Ayes all.
Trace Maxwell with façade improvement request for review—
Business change is due to multiple break-ins and so wants to do a more service business. It will be clean, high quality tattoo and piercing. Licensing requirements? In Minneapolis you need to be licensed. Will be hiring licensed people and support staff. Appropriately zoned—because had been barbershop?
Awning and revamp of interior. Hours of operation—mandated closing at 11 PM on Friday and Saturday and 10 PM on weekdays. No minors allowed.
Linnes-Robinson raised concerns by neighbors over nature of new business choice. Maxwell stated there is a difference between the preconception and reality of tattoo parlors. The climate is controlled by the owner. Generational business, but common today and now is an acceptable business. Broke people do not get tattoos—so will attract a clientele with money.
Knowles moves the project fits guidelines, Wolf seconds. Recommend that they review if permitting was included and if it is required.
Hai Ngyun owner of 3800 Grand—intending to install central air, new roof, windows, door. Is very interested in Dan moving into the space and is offering a variety of incentives.
5-10 year lease needed/10 year lease.
Property owner willing to take loan out. Ventilation for kitchen use and equipment.
Rent payment agreement, but fairly low. 7/9 kids want to sell the building.
Will apply for façade improvement in next round.
Talk with Roger Worm about when funding will be available.
Incremental opportunity for increases of property costs including taxes.
Mural is owned by property owner—is art not a sign. It can be replaced. We ask that we are given a head’s up to record the piece.
Can he transfer sidewalk café license to another location?
Contractor—handyman? roofing, carpenter, air conditioning….commercial contractor.
2%?? Who gives this money? Send Hai names… and numbers.
Recap of 38 Happy Hour and next steps discussed–
Discussion of potential housing program to align with CEE program
Review Parking Lot Projects and see what we can get moving…
BRT—meet with pedestrian and bike people, approval at end of September was the pedestrian and bike also includes transit, part of access Mpls. Repaving vs. reconstruction.
And a reminder:
The Groundbreaking for Nicollet Square
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Plymouth Congregational Church,
Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation & YouthLink
invite you to
The Groundbreaking for Nicollet Square
Thursday, November 12, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
This event will be held in a heated outdoor tent at
37th Street and Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis.
Remarks at 5:00 pm
Light refreshments will be provided by Cookie Cart
RSVP to: Brian Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-871-0890
Minutes provided by Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Executive Director.