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					                                                                                                             March 30, 2011 CoO Policy Board Meeting
                                                                                                          Item 2c - Sustainable Communities Work Plans



                                                                                                                                             Senior Staff
                                                                                        Ultimate                                            Coordinating                                                                                  Met Council
                   Project                        Amount          Subgrantee            Recipient(s)           Policy Board Rep.(s)      Committee Rep.(s)   Project Manager(s)      Email                                 Phone          MTS Contact
1   Community Engagement and Outreach                 $750,000    (None)                TBD                    Repa Mekha             Guy Peterson           Susan Hoyt              susan.hoyt@metc.state.mn.us           651-602-1330
2   Scenario and Visualization Tools                  $153,419    (None)                Consultants            Sue Haigh              Guy Peterson           Todd Graham             todd.graham@metc.state.mn.us
3   Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation                 $75,000   U of MN (CURA, CTS)   U of MN                Laurie McGinnis        Guy Peterson           Libby Starling          libby.starling@metc.state.mn.us       651-602-1135
4   Convene Collaborating Partners                           $0   (None)                                       Lee Sheehy             Eric Muschler          John Kari               john.kari@metc.state.mn.us            651-602-1548
5   Local Implementation Capacity                    $1,000,000   (None)                Eligible cities        Sue Haigh              Guy Peterson           Marcus Martin           marcus.martin@metc.state.mn.us        651-602-1054
                                                                                                               Sue Haigh
                                                                                                               Peter McLaughlin                              Steve Elmer             steve.elmer@metc.state.mn.us          651-602-1756
6   Program of Projects                                $150,000 CTIB                    Consultants            Nancy Schouweiler      Guy Peterson           Mary Richardson         mrichardson@rranow.com                651-222-7227
                                                                                        Hennepin County                               Phil Eckhert
7   Southwest LRT Community Works                      $800,000 Hennepin County         and Consultants        Peter McLaughlin       Karin Berkholtz        Patrick Connoy          patrick.connoy@co.hennepin.mn.us      612-348-2215   Karen Lyons
                                                                                                                                      Phil Eckhert
8   Bottineau Transitway                               $150,000 Hennepin County         Consultants            Peter McLaughlin       Karin Berkholtz        Andrew Gillett          andrew.gillett.co.hennepin.mn.us      612-348-4949   Mary Karlsson

    Gateway Corridor Analysis of Ridership                                              Ramsey County and
9   Opportunities and Issues                           $150,000 Ramsey County           possibly consultants Jim McDonough            Janet Guthrie          Josh Olson              josh.olson@co.ramsey.mn.us            651-266-2772   Steve Elmer

   Cedar Ave. BRT Market & Development                                                                                                                       Kathy Bodmer            kbodmer@ci.apple-valley.mn.us         952-953-2503
10 Standards Study                                     $200,000 Apple Valley            Consultants            Nancy Schouweiler      Brendon Slotterback    Brendon Slotterback     brendon.slotterback@co.dakota.mn.us   612-399-6079   Cole Hiniker
   Northstar Commuter Rail Transit-Oriented                     Northstar Corr Devt                                                   Phil Eckhert           Tim Yantos              tim.yantos@co.anoka.mn.us             763-323-5692
11 Development Strategy                                $125,000 Auth                    Consultants            Peter McLaughlin       Karin Berkholtz        Luci Botzek             luci.botzek@co.sherburne.mn.us        763-241-2744   Karen Lyons

                                                                                        DEED, Ramsey                                                         Burke Murphy            burke.murphy@state.mn.us
12 Jobs Central Cluster Project                        $200,000 DEED                    County, Consultants Jim McDonough             Janet Guthrie          Patricia Brady          patricia.brady@county.ramsey.mn.us    763-607-4945

13 Transit Corridors: Alternative Energy Models        $150,000 District Energy         Consultant             Paul Williams          Nancy Homans           Nina Axelson            nina.axelson@ever-greenenergy.com     651-925-8147
   Improving Energy Efficiency in Multifamily
14 Rental Housing                                       $20,000 Minnesota Housing       Consultant             Mary Tingerthal        Katy Lindblad          Jeannette Blankenship   jeanette.blankenship@state.mn.us      651-296-3706
   Central Corridor: Stormwater & Green
15 Infrastructure Planning                             $370,000 City of Saint Paul      City of Saint Paul     Paul Williams          Nancy Homans           Josh Williams           josh.williams@ci.stpaul.mn.us         651-266-6659
16 Further Fair Housing                                $100,000 Minnesota Housing       Consultant             Mary Tingerthal        Katy Lindblad          TBD
17 Enhance HousingLink Services                        $100,000 Minnesota Housing       Consultant             Mary Tingerthal        Katy Lindblad          TBD
   Location Efficient and Energy Efficient
18 Mortgage Products                                    $60,000 Minnesota Housing       Consultant             Mary Tingerthal        Katy Lindblad          Kim Stuart              kim.stuart@state.mn.us                651-296-9959
   Research on How to Achieve System-Level                                                                                            Laurie McGinnis        Yingling Fan                                                  612-626-2930
19 Jobs-Housing Balance                                $100,000 U of MN (CURA, CTS)     U of MN                Laurie McGinnis        Ed Goetz               Dawn Spanhake           yingling@umn.edu spanh001@umn.edu     612-626-1536
                                                                                                               Sue Haigh                                     Mark Vander Schaaf      mark.vanderschaaf@metc.state.mn.us    651-602-1441
20 Preferred Sustainability Status                           $0 (None)                                         Lee Sheehy             Guy Peterson           Allison Brummel         allison.brummel@metc.state.mn.us      651-602-1363
                                                                                                               Sue Haigh
21 Regional Plan for Sustainable Development                 $0 (None)                                         Lee Sheehy             Guy Peterson           Ann Beckman             ann.beckman@metc.state.mn.us          651-602-1669
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1.   What is the name of your project?
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     COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH (to Underrepresented Communities)



2.   Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone who should be included on project communications. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most projects
     will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


         Name                                         Organization                                                      Email                                      Phone
         Repa Mekha *                                 NEXUS Community Partners                                          rmekha@nexuscp.org;                        651-379-0506
         Neeraj Mehta                                 NEXUS Community Partners                                          nmehta@nexuscp.org                         651-379-0505
         Margaret Kaplan*                             Mn Center for Neighborhood Organizing                             mkaplan@umn.edu                            612-624-2300
         Yia Yang                                     Mn Center for Neighborhood Organizing                             yang0914@umn.edu                           612-625-5584
         Russ Adams*                                  Alliance for Metropolitan Stability                               russ@metrostability.org                    612-332-4471
         Joan Vanhala                                 Alliance for Metropolitan Stability                               joan@metrostability.org                    612-332-4471
         Susan Hoyt (project manager)                 Metropolitan Council                                              Susan.hoyt@metc.state.mn.us                651-602-1330
         *primary CET project leaders

3.   Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.



         Lynette Fontaine                              NEXUS Community Partners                                         llafontaine@nexuscp.org                    651-379-0505
         Name                                          Organization                                                     Email                                      Phone




4.   Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project manager, or it may be
     another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

             •   Susan Hoyt, Metropolitan Council, Project Manager




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5.   Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable Communities sub-grant is
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     part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.
      The Community Engagement and Outreach Project is a fundamental element in the Sustainable Communities Grant. Its purpose is to ensure that underrepresented communities are engaged and
      that leadership from these communities is developed. It is also to assure that engagement leads to systematic change in the decision making process beyond the three year time period of the grant.
      The community engagement work is not intended to fund the traditional public sector outreach and engagement responsibilities for transitways and land use. To accomplish this project, the
      Consortium established a Community Engagement Team to advise the Consortium (Policy Board) on matters of community engagement and on how to use these funds.

     The CET’s purpose is to develop and support targeted strategies that engage underrepresented communities in planning, decision-making, and implementation processes on and around transit-
     oriented corridors. The CET will develop strategies that promote social equity, inclusion and access to economic opportunity. Community engagement should focus not only on equitable process but
     also on equitable outcomes for underrepresented communities.

     The CET’s approach is to build on existing community assets while supporting innovation and tailored community engagement strategies that secure the inclusion of marginalized communities.

     The CET will do this by:
     1. Advise the Policy Board on issues of equity and report on the effectiveness of community engagement strategies across the corridors.
     2. Develop general guidelines and strategies for outreach and engagement that will guide investments in this area.
     3. Develop strategies to engage underrepresented communities in the planning process and ensure their continued participation throughout implementation. Identify core issues and opportunities
        affecting those communities. Work with participants to develop shared ownership of the process.
     4. Reduce potential conflicts and increase trust based relationships.
     5. Recommend funding allocations and recipients to the Policy Board.
     6. Meet regularly with the corridor project managers and help them develop appropriate community engagement strategies.
     7. Facilitate strong alliances across local communities within our region.Partner with public agencies and implementers to ensure a vital community engagement process, bridging gaps between
        traditionally marginalized communities and the planning processes for public infrastructure investments.
The CET will bring this vision and these values to the work
    1. Sustainability means equitable investments in all of our communities and neighborhoods that support residents leading healthy, safe, affordable and productive lives within a clean environment.
    2. In our regional planning processes, we will
         a. Ensure that populations traditionally marginalized – low income, new immigrant and communities of color – participate in the long range vision for our region and our regional transitways.
         b. Engage all stakeholders – underrepresented and traditionally marginalized communities – in meaningful decision making roles
         c. Ensure greater transparency and accountability to communities in planning, research and data collection, evaluation, implementation, and investments in our region.
    3. Reduce social and economic disparities in our region.
    4. Respect, value, and support local communities and neighborhoods.
    5. Build inclusive sustainable communities free from discrimination.
    6. Prevent displacement of communities along transitway corridors and mitigate negative impacts of gentrification.
In our commitment to these vision and values, the Community Engagement Team will be accountable and transparent to our partners – populations traditionally marginalized-low income, new
immigrant, and communities of color, local communities and public agencies.

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6.   What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.
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         Objective 1:     Advise the Policy Board on issues of equity and community engagement. Ensure the Policy Board is educated, equipped, and continuously supported with local and national best
                          practices, information on equity issues and community feedback on the effectiveness of community engagement strategies along transit corridors. The Policy Board creates a
                          sustainable regional planning framework that includes effective strategies for community engagement for underrepresented communities and equitable development.

         Objective 2:     Develop a community based working group to advise and support the CE Team. The CET is supported by local communities and regional organizations in the implementation of
                          the work plan to achieve increased community participation in the decision-making and implementation of a long-range vision for the region by populations traditionally
                          marginalized in the public planning process.. This will result in 1) extensive, tailored community engagement strategies existing in communities where transit is being
                          developed; 2) traditionally underrepresented communities who are often marginalized in public planning processes are actively participating to develop corridor visions, goal
                          setting, planning and implementation.; and3) increase in the number of community leaders in regional transitway planning.

         Objective 3:     Design and Implementation of the RFP process. Guidelines and strategies for funding outreach and engagement activities along transit corridors exist and engage community
                          based organizations.

         Objective 4:     Capacity – building with community organizations. Community Based organizations working along transit corridors have the resources they need to effectively engage
                          underrepresented communities in the planning and implementation phases along transit corridors. Informed and engaged communities exist in communities where transit
                          corridors exist.

         Objective 5:     Support equity in engagement and leadership. Extensive, tailored community engagement strategies exist in communities where transit is being developed. Traditionally
                          underrepresented communities who are often marginalized in public planning processes are actively participating to develop corridor visions, goal setting, planning and
                          development.

         Objective 6:     Capacity building with government agencies. Corridor Managers are educated and equipped to implement strong community engagement strategies along transit corridors by
                          having access to the information and resources they need. Lessons learned from previous transit way developments (locally and nationally) are scaled up and built upon in the
                          region’s other transit corridors. A Community Engagement Toolkit is created as a resource for transit way corridor planners and for non-experts in the engagement field.
                          Effective community engagement leads to viable planning solutions to enhance benefits and mitigate impacts of planned transitways.

         Objective 7:     On-going and iterative evaluation. Develop quantitative and qualitative measurements to assess the effectiveness of community engagement activities. Evaluate the extent of
                          project’s transparency and accountability to underrepresented and marginalized communities. Evaluation reports exist for both the CET engagement processes and funding
                          processes.

lease use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities,
and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).



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             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                                                       Milestone or Deliverable -
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                                                                                                                                                 How will we know if this major activity
Major                                                                                                           Start     End Date   Respon                                                Objective

                                                                                                                          11/13 or               or specific step is complete?
Activity                                                                                                        Date      (m/y)      sible

                                                                                                                2/11 or   earlier
                                                                                                                (m/y )               Party

                                                                                                                later
Activity 1   Inform the Policy Board on community engagement practices, strategies, and regional equity         2/11      11/13      CE T        On-going annual Community                 1 – Advise the Polic
             issues                                                                                                                              Engagement Report                         Board
                                                                                                                                                                                           on issues of equity
                                                                                                                                                                                           community
                                                                                                                                                                                           engagement
   Step 1a   Schedule presentations with:                                                                       5/11      5/11       CET         On-going as part of conversations,
                 - Policy Board                                                                                                                  presentations to all groups and
                 - Senior Staff                                                                                                                  individuals.
                 - Corridor Project Managers
                 - Government officials                                                                                                          Will take a more formal approach with
                 - Other                                                                                                                         presentations; toolbox, etc.

Step 1b      Regular and ongoing meetings with policy board, senior staff, and government officials             5/11      11/13      CET         Coordination of efforts and sharing of
                                                                                                                                                 strategies and practices
Activity 2   Identify core issues and opportunities affecting communities along the corridors, and identify     2/11      5/13       CET         Annual Community Engagement               1 – Advise the Polic
             systemic changes and institutional reforms that will improve the transparency and accountability                                    Report                                    Board
             of engagement efforts                                                                                                                                                         on issues of equity
                                                                                                                                                                                           community
                                                                                                                                                                                           engagement
  Step 2a    Identify and prioritize initial corridors and projects for engagement                              4/11      4/11       Policy      Get Policy Board input /direction on
                                                                                                                                     Board       priorities of projects
  Step 2b    Develop a timeline and next steps for high priority projects including the SW LRT Corridor         4/11      4/11       CET         Timeline with strategy
  Step 2c    Tour the SW LRT Corridor and meet with local planners and community members                        1/11      1/11       CET         Completed
  Step 2d    Meet with SW Corridor planners to identify development locations on the corridor                   2/11      2/11       CET         Completed
  Step 2e    Meeting with SW Corridor planners and corridor project managers to identify potential              2/11      2/11       CET         Initial meeting completed
             underrepresented communities and potential community groups and leaders                                                             Results in assets map of corridor
                                                                                                                                                 organizations and under-represented
                                                                                                                                                 communities

 Step 2f     Interview and survey individual community members along transitway corridors to identify           2/11      11/13      CET         20 – 30 1 on 1 meetings between CET
             opportunities, issues and concerns                                                                                                  and individuals and community based
                                                                                                                                                 groups to evaluate and develop
                                                                                                                                                 engagement strategies



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Step 2g      Meet quarterly with communities along transitways to report in and on progress and get          2/11      11/13      CET         Quarterly meetings with communities
             feedback
             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                                                    Milestone or Deliverable -
                                                                                                                                              How will we know if this major activity
Major                                                                                                        Start     End Date   Respon                                                   Objective

                                                                                                                       11/13 or               or specific step is complete?
Activity                                                                                                     Date      (m/y)      sible

                                                                                                             2/11 or   earlier
                                                                                                             (m/y )               Party

                                                                                                             later
Step 2g      Develop a proto - type for engagement based on identified engagement practices and strategies   9/11      11/11      CET         Presentation to Policy Board, Senior
                                                                                                                                              Staff
                                                                                                                                              Project managers
Activity 3   Engage with individuals and organizations currently working on corridors to evaluate                                             Annual Community Engagement                  1 – Advise the Polic
             effectiveness of engagement in planning processes                                                                                Report                                       Board
                                                                                                                                                                                           on issues of equity
                                                                                                                                                                                           community
                                                                                                                                                                                           engagement
  Step 3a    Meet with Central Corridor land use planners to review lessons learned                          3/11      7/11       CET         Meet & document w. City of St. Paul
                                                                                                                                              officials
  Step 3b    Meet with Central Corridor transitway planners to review lessons learned                        3/11      7/11       CET         Meet & document with MTS and Metro
                                                                                                                                              Transit officials including project office
                                                                                                                                              neighborhood liaisons
  Step 3c    Meet with Central Corridor underrepresented communities and/or community organizations          3/11      7/11       CET         Meet & document with various
             representing underrepresented communities to get input on past experiences                                                       community groups
  Step 3d    Meet with Hiawatha land use planners to review lessons learned                                  3/11      7/11       CET         Meet & document with Minneapolis
                                                                                                                                              land use planners
  Step 3e    Meet with Hiawatha transitway planners to review lessons learned                                3/11      7/11       CET         Meet & document with MTS and Metro
                                                                                                                                              Transit staff
  Step 3f    Meet with Hiawatha underrepresented communities and/community organizations representing        3/11      7/11       CET         Meet & document with representatives
             underrepresented communities to get input on past experiences                                                                    from under-represented communities
Activity 4   Document and assess existing and effective models of community engagement
Step 4a      Evaluate Central Corridor past practices                                                        4/11      6/11       CET         Consolidate information – apply to
                                                                                                                                              future work
Step 4b      Evaluate Hiawatha Corridor past practices                                                       4/11      8/11       CET         Consolidate information – apply to
                                                                                                                                              future work
Activity 5   Document public engagement requirements related to land use decision making for Metro                                            Community Engagement chart on                1 – Advise the Polic
             Council, County and City Government and Federal Environmental Justice                                                            NEPA/New Starts/Land Use during              Board
                                                                                                                                              planning process                             on issues of
                                                                                                                                                                                           equity and
                                                                                                                                                                                           community


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                                                                                                                                                                                     engagement
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  Step 5a    City statutes and practices                                                                        3/11   5/11    Project     Research and bring to CET for
                                                                                                                               Manger      information
  Step 5b    County statutes and practices                                                                      3/11   5/11    Project     Research and bring to CET for
                                                                                                                               Manager     information
  Step 5c    Metro Council statutes and practices                                                               2/11   2/11    Metro       Met with Metro Transit on NEPA, FTA
                                                                                                                               Transit     and New Starts Program Requirement
Step 5d      Federal Environmental Justice Rules - Requirements                                                 4/11   5/11    Project     Research and bring information to the
                                                                                                                               Manager     CET
                                                                                                                               w. Metro
                                                                                                                               Transit
Activity 6   Document National, Regional, and Local Best Practices                                                     11/13   CET         Produce a regional community              1-Advise the Policy
                                                                                                                                           engagement plan                           Board
                                                                                                                                                                                     on issues of
                                                                                                                                                                                     equity and
                                                                                                                                                                                     community
                                                                                                                                                                                     engagement

  Step 6a    Literature/web survey on government level best practices                                           3/11   11/11   Project     Research and provide to CET for input
                                                                                                                               Manager     and review
  Step 6b    Follow up from personal recommendations from review of government level best practices             3/11   11/11   Project     Research and provide to CET for input
                                                                                                                               Manager     and review
Step 6c      Literature/web survey of community level best practices for effective engagement                   3/11   11/11   CET         Research and document information on
                                                                                                                                           national and regional best practices
Step 6d      Direct follow-up with community based organizations doing creative and effective community         3/11   11/11   CET         Document with regional and national
             engagement                                                                                                                    organizations
Step 6e      Identify national, regional, and local examples of community engagement work to identify to        3/11   11/11   CET         Documentation of resource needs
             resources needs for effective community engagement implementation                                                             provides guidance for CoO engagement
                                                                                                                                           resource needs
  Step 6e    Create and distribute community engagement best practices toolbox                                  6/11   8/13    Project     Compile information, work with Met
                                                                                                                               Manager     Council and consultants to organize
                                                                                                                               CET         and make available
Step 6f      Invite local and national leaders with experience to lead trainings and discussions of community   5/11   6/13    Project     Presentation with expertise to Policy
             engagement best practices                                                                                         Manager     Board, staff, and community based
                                                                                                                               with        organizations
                                                                                                                               CET
Step 6h      Meet with national, regional, and local funders to elevate the importance of providing resources   5/11   6/13    CET         Funders are informed about the level fo
             for effective community engagement                                                                                            resources for local engagement around
                                                                                                                                           corridor issues


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Activity 7    Report to Policy Board at end of first year of work                                         1/12   3/12    CET         Produce a 1st year Report that includes:
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                                                                                                                                     community feedback, national best
                                                                                                                                     practices, core equity issues along
                                                                                                                                     corridors, summary of findings,
                                                                                                                                     evaluation of the initial RFP process
              Organize and formalize a CET Working Group                                                                             Organize and formalize a CET working       2- Develop a
                                                                                                                                     group                                      community
Activity 8

                                                                                                                                                                                based working
                                                                                                                                                                                group to advise
                                                                                                                                                                                and support the
                                                                                                                                                                                CET
              Define purpose and role of working group to CET                                             3/11   6/11    CET         Provide to Policy Board and Senior
                                                                                                                                     Staff
Step 8a

              Create guidelines and expectations systems of accountability and transparency for working   3/11   6/11    CET         Provide as background to Policy Board
              group membership to ensure that working group members are directly accountable to the                                  and Senior Staff
Step 8b

              communities they serve
              Seek out working group members                                                              2/11   6/11    CET         Representation from all affected
                                                                                                                                     corridors
Step 8c

              Create a conflict of interest policy for the CE working group                               3/11   5/11    CET         Conflict of interest document shared
                                                                                                                         Working     with community stakeholders, senior
Step 8d

                                                                                                                         group       staff, and policy board
              Create a communications plan to community groups and stakeholders                                          CET         Document coordinated with Met
                                                                                                                                     Council and CoO communications
Step 8d

              Create a communications’ practice for alerting Met Council staff to alert HUD               3/11   3/11    CET         Review and sign off by Grant Manager,
                                                                                                                         Project     Metro Council
Step 8e

                                                                                                                         Manager
              Receive recommendations from working group on implementing the workplan and                 4/11   11/13   CET         Meet quarterly or as needed.
              implementation strategies                                                                                  Working
Step 8f

                                                                                                                         Group
              Revise work plan based on input for Working Group                                           5/12   5/12    CET         Revised workplan based the best and
                                                                                                                         Working     most current knowledge of successes
Step 8g

                                                                                                                         group       and challenges
              Adopt a conflict of interest policy for the CET                                             4/11   4/11    CET         Share with Metro Council, HUD and          3- Design and
                                                                                                                                     others                                     implement an
Activity 9

                                                                                                                                                                                RFP Process


              Design an RFP for funding outreach and engagement                                                                                                                 3-Design and
                                                                                                                                                                                implement an
Activity 10



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                                                                                                                                                                                     RFP Process
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              Get requirements from HUD and Met Council (granting agency)                                           3/11   4/11   Project     Memo from Met Council staff to CET
                                                                                                                                  Manager
Step 10a

                                                                                                                                  with
                                                                                                                                  CoO
                                                                                                                                  Project
                                                                                                                                  Manager
              Define the criteria in the RFP including purpose, eligibility of projects and applicants of the RFP   3/11   4/11   CET         Draft document with guidelines
              Define the process for the RFP                                                                        3/11   4/11   CET         Draft document with RFP process
Step 10b

              Get input from group of CoO advisors from Met Council, senior staff                                   4/11   4/11   CET         Revised document as a result of
Step 10b

                                                                                                                                              feedback
Step 10c

              Get input from working group, community organizations, and philanthropic organizations                4/11   6/11   CET         Revised document as a result of
                                                                                                                                              feedback
Step[ 10d

              Review by Senior Staff                                                                                6/11   6/11   Senior      Revised document as a result of
                                                                                                                                  Staff       feedback
Step 10e

              Review and approval by Policy Board                                                                   6/11   6/11   Policy      Policy board approves document
                                                                                                                                  Board
Step 10f

              Revise RFP for subsequent rounds based on feedback and evaluation from grantees and other             3/12   3/13   CET         RFP evolves based on feedback and
              stakeholders                                                                                                        Project     evaluation about what is and is not
Step 10g

                                                                                                                                  manager     working in practice
                                                                                                                                  Partners
                                                                                                                                  Policy
                                                                                                                                  board
              Implement the RFP Process                                                                                                                                              3- Design and
                                                                                                                                                                                     implement an RFP
Activity 11

                                                                                                                                                                                     Process
              Disseminate RFP information including two public informational meetings                               6/11   3/13   CET         2 educational meetings for potential
                                                                                                                                  Met         applicants
Step 11a

                                                                                                                                  Council
                                                                                                                                  Partners
              Accept Letters of Inquiry for interested organizations                                                6/11   7/11   CET
                                                                                                                                  Partners
Step 11b

              Evaluate LOIs and invite eligible projects to submit full proposals                                   7/11   8/11   CET
                                                                                                                                  Partners
Step 11c

                                                                                                                                  Working
                                                                                                                                  group
              Accept RFPS at Metropolitan Council                                                                   8/11   5/13   Project     Grant applications submitted
                                                                                                                                  Director
Step 11b

Activity 13   Evaluate and Recommend Grant Awards                                                                                                                                    3 –Design and

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                                                                                                                                                                                 implement an
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                                                                                                                                                                                 RFP Process
              Rank submitted proposals against criteria and select recipients                          8/11    8/13          CET        Applications are evaluated
                                                                                                                             Working
 Step 13a

                                                                                                                             group
              Review recommendations with Senior Staff                                                 9/11    9/13          CET and    Senior staff are informed of
                                                                                                                             Senior     recommendations and rationale
 Step 13c

                                                                                                                             Staff
              Policy Board awards grants                                                               10/11   9/13          Policy     Policy board approves grant awards
                                                                                                                             Board
 Step 13d




              Develop administrative system for grant recipients                                                                                                                 3 – Design and
                                                                                                                                                                                 implement an RFP
Activity 14

                                                                                                                                                                                 Process
              Review administrative requirements with legal (HUD, Metro Council)                       5/11    6/11    Project         Review of earlier work including
                                                                                                                       manager         requirements for distribution of funds
Step 14a

                                                                                                                       with CoO
                                                                                                                       Project
                                                                                                                       Manager
              Get sub grantee agreement from approved grant recipients                                 10/11   6/13    Project         Copy of signed agreement
                                                                                                                       Manager
Step 14b

              Authorize start                                                                          10/11   6/13    Project         Email /letter from Metro Council to
                                                                                                                       Manager         begin work
Step 14c

              Track progress                                                                           10/11   11/13   Project         Informal check ins with CET and Project
                                                                                                                       Manager         Manager; Formal reports
Step 14d

                                                                                                                       CET
              Evaluate work using specific outcomes identified in grant                                2/12    11/13   CET             Compare grant proposal with outcomes
                                                                                                                       Evaluation      (quantitative and qualitative)
Step 14e

                                                                                                                       team
              Support funded activities along corridors with technical support                                                                                                   4- Capacity Building
                                                                                                                                                                                 with Community
Activity 15

                                                                                                                                                                                 Organizations
              Determine mechanisms for maintaining communication /follow-up w. grantees                9/11    11/13   CET             Organizations are consistently
                                                                                                                                       communicated with and supported in
 Step 15a

                                                                                                                                       their work
              Assist with preparation of communication materials that provide quality information to   3/11    11/13   CET             Corridor maps available
              community members                                                                                        Project         web and social networking tools
 Step 15b



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                                                                                                                                Manager       available
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                                                                                                                                Metro         Educational materials about both the
                                                                                                                                Council       specific projects and the process are
                                                                                                                                Other         available in multiple languages and
                                                                                                                                entities      formats
                                                                                                                                              Community/city maps
              Assist funded organizations with reporting and evaluating results and impacts of funded           10/11   11/13   CET           Connect grantees to materials,
              activities                                                                                                        Partner       organizations and other external
Step 15c

                                                                                                                                Organizatio   resources for evaluation and reporting
                                                                                                                                ns
              Coordinate information with Metro Council so consistent data is used                              3/11    11/13   Project       Mapping resources and data resources
                                                                                                                                Manager       from GIS and Research
 Step 15c

                                                                                                                                with CoO
                                                                                                                                manager
              Provide resources for education on transitway issues                                              3/11    11/13   Metro         Transportation planners /transitway
                                                                                                                                Council       planners at meetings - available
 Step 15d

              Identify friendly, accessible information sites for formal and informal information sharing and   3/11    11/13   CET           number of free meeting places
              meetings along the corridor to keep marginalized community members up to date on                                  Working       accessible high tech and low tech
Step 15e

              development activities and opportunities for engagement.                                                          Group         information sharing and feedback points
                                                                                                                                              created
              Support the development of project offices that are accessible to underrepresented and            5/11    11/13   CET           SW Corridor Project Office estimated at
              marginalized communities along transit corridors                                                                  Metro         5/11 start
Step 15f

                                                                                                                                Transit
              Build partnerships and relationships that will grow resources to support community engagement,                    CET           Increased network of relationships and    5-Support equity in
              identify unmet community capacity needs and build a long-term foundation for sustained                            Project       resource sharing                          engagement and
Activity 16

              community engagement activities beyond the scope and timeline of this project                                     Partners                                                leadership
              Build partnerships with regional non-profits involved in transitway development with under-       2/11    11/13   CET           Asset mapping
              represented communities
Step 16a

              Identify communities that have not been previously engaged                                        3/11    1/13    CET           Demographic maps of corridors
              Facilitate relationships between under-represented communities, regional non-profits, and         3/11    11/13   CET           Asset mapping, scoping, and landscape
Step 16b

              transit planners                                                                                                                analysis
Step 16c

              Facilitate relationships between small businesses rooted in underrepresented/marginalized         3/11    11/13   CET
              communities, regional non-profits, large employers and workforce development agencies rooted
Step 16d

              in underrepresented/marginalized communities and transit planners
              Bridge relationships between community based organizations and local and regional government      3/11    11/13   CET
              entities (city, county) to create stronger partnerships and elevate sharing of best practices                     Local
Step 16e

                                                                                                                                government
                                                                                                                                partners
Activity 17   Develop organizing and leadership in communities where there may not be community based                                                                                   5-Support equity in


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              organizations                                                                                                                                                            engagement and
                                                                                                                                                                                   3/23/11

                                                                                                                                                                                       leadership
              Engage under-represented communities in goal-setting, decision making , planning and             6/11   11/13   CET
              development                                                                                                     Grant
Step 17a

                                                                                                                              recipients
              Create the fundamentals of leadership and engagement that lead to strategic change               3/11   11/13   CET           Leaders in underrepresented                5- Support
                                                                                                                              Grant         communities are supported in their         equity in
Activity 18

                                                                                                                              recipients    efforts and have the necessary resources   engagement and
                                                                                                                              Consultants   to effectively engage their communities    leadership
              Work with Corridor Project Managers on improving outreach and engagement opportunities                                                                                   6- Capacity building
              along corridors                                                                                                                                                          with government
Activity 19

                                                                                                                                                                                       agencies
              Align the outreach and engagement activities by meeting with Corridor Project Managers to        2/11   11/13   CET           Quarterly meetings or meetings as
              identify and implement engagement needs and strategies for specific corridors                                                 issues arise
 Step 19a

              Provide education, support, research and community feedback around engagement                                                 Equity Analysis of planned development
              Help bridge relationships and implementation strategies between the corridor project managers
 Step 19b

              and community based groups
 Step 19c

              Facilitate involvement of under-represented communities in Corridor Resident Advisory Councils                                CACs or RACs?? Reflect diversity of the
                                                                                                                                            corridor
Step 19d

              Engage other national resources to educate and inform government officials                       3/11   11/13   CET
                                                                                                                              Project
Activity 20

                                                                                                                              Partners
              Plan specific opportunities to connect national resources, government officials and community    9/11   11/13   CET           Workshops with national speaker
              leaders                                                                                                         Project
 Step 20a

                                                                                                                              Partners
              Develop a tool kit for outreach and engagement                                                   9/11   6/13    CET                                                      6- Capacity building
                                                                                                                              Project                                                  with government
Activity 21

                                                                                                                              Manager                                                  agencies
                                                                                                                              Partners
              Evaluate the work                                                                                                                                                        7- Evaluation
              Meet with the evaluation team as requested                                                       3/11   11/13   Evaluation    CoO Evaluation Team work
Activity 22

                                                                                                                              Team
Step 22a

              Gather input from stakeholder meetings with individuals                                          3/11   11/13   CET           Individual stakeholder 1 on 1 meetings
              Adapt and adjust workplan as needed based on ongoing evaluation and feedback from                3/11   11/13   CET           Plans and practice of the CET evolves
Step 22b

              stakeholders                                                                                                    Partners      based on what is working in the field
Step 22c

                                                                                                                              Project
                                                                                                                              manager
              Prepare a report from CET members                                                                3/12   10/13   CET           First year report
                                                                                                                                            End of project report
Step 22d



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           Convene an evaluation committee responsible to interpreting and reporting out results of funded   10/12   11/13   Working      Report with specific stories about
                                                                                                                                                                                  3/23/11

           projects                                                                                                          group        funded activities including successes
Step 22e

                                                                                                                             CET          and lessons learned
                                                                                                                             Data and
                                                                                                                             Evaluation
                                                                                                                             Team
                                                                                                                             Public
                                                                                                                             Sector
                                                                                                                             Funders
           Present/share information with Policy Board, Senior Staff, communities                            2/11    11/13   CET          On-going reports as requested at Policy
                                                                                                                             Policy       Board meetings
Step 22e

                                                                                                                             Board




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7.   Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
         Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of “personnel,” Final Recipient This may be the sub-award organization, a
         state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                                                 partner organization, or consultant. If you are doing an RFP
                                                                                                                                                                                  Amount

                                                                                                                   and don’t know the specific consultant yet, just say
                                                                                                                   “consultant.”
         Meeting support materials for outreach on Grant, RFP process, and follow up                               Reimburse sponsoring organizations for direct food, material   $ 7,500
                                                                                                                   expenses
         National expertise to Communities, Policy Board, Project Corridor Managers, and other stakeholders        Bring in experts to share experience and advise                $ 7,500
         Grant awards to implement outreach, engagement and capacity building activities (RFP) on corridors        Grant award recipients via RFP process                         $ 720,000

         Creation of a toolbox for outreach and engagement
           Compilation                                                                                                                                                            $  5,000
           Distribution (web /other)                                                                                                                                              $ 10,000




                                                                                                                                                                                  $ 750,000



8.   How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes only; we won’t
     hold you to it.
         ESTIMATED
         2011
                          $ 250,000
         2012            $250,000
         2013             $ 250,000
         Total            $ 750,000




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9.   Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating Committee and Policy
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     Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

                                                                Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal
                                              Number(s) –
Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major Activity

                                              from question 7
                                              above
CoO Goal 1:                                                     The Community Engagement and Outreach activities will be directed at engaging underrepresented communities, who are
                                              1-22              impacted and benefit from the alignment of transit planning and engineering with affordable housing, access to jobs and
                                                                workforce development. This will be a new model for outreach and engagement that does not rely on government processes for
Develop a new model for transitway

                                                                reaching under-represented communities to understand their concerns, interests and needs and how to address them.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                   1-22              The purpose of these funds is entirely to engage under represented communities and traditionally marginalized populations.
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   1-22              By engage underrepresented communities, especially low –income populations and people of color in planning for transitway
decision-making.

                                                                development, opportunities for access to jobs and affordable housing will be identified and can be incorporated into planning and
                                                                development along the corridor.
Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   1-22              The community engagement and outreach work creates an opportunity to try new tools for reaching under-represented
and people of color.

                                                                populations. These new tools will create an environment that more successfully engages under-represented communities in
                                                                planning and, therefore, reduces the risks of challenges to economic development because of not hearing these voices, as well as
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

                                                                helping to identify specific community challenges and needs based on specific community knowledge about housing, jobs,
the global economy.

                                                                economic development, and other development issues. This, in turn, makes the region better able to compete in the global
                                                                economy in a way that creates equitable outcomes for marginalized communities.
CoO Goal 5:                                   1-22              Public, private and philanthropic organizations/institutions want to invest in projects that a positioned to succeed, not in projects
                                                                that will be lost in process or controversy. By engaging underrepresented communities in the planning process to provide jobs,
                                                                affordable housing and other benefits, will make the future success of the project more likely. Additionally, community
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and

                                                                knowledge about community needs will be honored leading to tailored and grounded strategies on jobs, housing, and other
private resources to attract robust private

                                                                community concerns leading to more equitable outcomes for marginalized communities and a stronger environment for public,
investment to the vision.

                                                                private, and philanthropic investment to succeed.
CoO Goal 6:                                   1-22              Getting the voices of under-represented communities heard and incorporated into the planning process using new models and
                                                                tools, will accelerate the transit system development because the concerns and issues related to underrepresented communities
                                                                will have been heard and the community is included in an authentic way in decision making and they are able to shape and define
Accelerate expansion of the transit

                                                                these projects to achieve equitable outcomes
system.




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10. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



     Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air     Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related              Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a
     quality plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital   emissions for the region.                                          full range of household incomes close to high-quality transit
     investment plans.                                                                                                                   service.

     Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror    Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations
     the local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable      per household.                                                     of poverty and minority segregation.
     communities.

     Increased participation and decision-making in developing and    Increase in the share of residential and commercial                Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional
     implementing a long range vision for the region by populations   construction on underutilized infill development sites that        planning to accommodate population growth.
     traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.         encourage revitalization while minimizing displacement in
                                                                      neighborhoods with significant disadvantaged populations.

     Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income       Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households
     populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged       within a 30-minute transit commute of major employment
     populations within the target region.                            centers.




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11. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These measures should be
                                                                                                                                                                                          3/23/11

    things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but they will inform the development of the
    evaluation plan.

            Number and extent of involvement and leadership of neighborhood-based groups & local leaders that are traditionally underrepresented/marginalized and potentially impacted by the
            Transitway work that became engaged
        •

            Number and extent of community benefits achieved by involving underrepresented neighborhoods along the corridor (e.g. tangible shifts in policy or institutional practices that result in
            more equitable outcomes for targeted community members , or connections between employers and worker placement & training programs that will result in hiring equity and new
        •

            economic opportunities for targeted community members)
            Number of members from underrepresented/marginalized communities that participated in planning and decision making, that attended public meetings, that spoke or presented materials
            at public meetings, or that assumed formal leadership positions (e.g. appointment to SW LRT CAC or SW Community Works Corridor Land Use Committee), and who had sustained and
        •

            meaningful involvement in shaping regional transitway development.



12. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

            Input from individuals involved in the process
            Input from organizations funded on effectiveness of approach
        •

            Nature and number of new or unique approaches, tools or resources that were different than traditional outreach and engagement methods
        •

            Number of community engagement and outreach opportunities, events or stategies that were not typical – e.g. typical - public hearings, workshops
        •

            Extent of changes in the relationship between government entities engaged in corridor development and community based organizations along corridors
        •

            A major component of the evaluation will be performed by a committee of stakeholders including the working group, public sector representatives, and fudners to reflect of the successes and
        •

            challenges of this project
        •




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1. What is the name of your project? Scenario And Visualization Tools (SAVi Tools)
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2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



                                                                                                             Todd.graham@metc.state.mn.us
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone

       Libby Starling                            Metropolitan Council                                        Libby.starling@metc.state.mn.us          651/602-1135
       Todd Graham (PM)                          Metropolitan Council                                                                                 651/602-1322

       Julie Wischnack (advisory team)           City of Minnetonka                                          Jwischnack@eminnetonka.com               952/939-8282
       Brendon Slotterback (advisory team)       Dakota County                                               Brendon.Slotterback@co.dakota.mn.us      612/399-6079
       Adam Maleitzke (advisory team)            U-PLAN Planning Studio                                      Adam@u-plan.org                          651/641-0293
       Geoff Maas (advisory team)                MN Center for Environmental Advocacy                        Geoff@mncenter.org                       651/223-5969
       Mike Greco (advisory team)                University of Minnesota                                     Mgreco@umn.edu                           612/625-7501
       Gretchen Nicholls (advisory team)         Twin Cities LISC                                            Gnicholls@lisc.org                       651/265-2280
       Neeraj Mehta (advisory team)              NEXUS Community Partners                                    nmehta@nexuscp.org                       651-379-0508

3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Libby Starling                            Metropolitan Council                                        Libby.starling@metc.state.mn.us          651/602-1135
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Todd Graham (PM)                          Metropolitan Council                                        Todd.graham@metc.state.mn.us             651/602-1322




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
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   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.


The Scenario And Visualization Tools (SAVi Tools) project will equip and prepare transit corridor initiatives to better use planning support systems technology in community
engagement and participatory urban design. Tools, training and technical support will be provided to corridor planners, community leaders and others who will apply scenario
articulation and visualization in community settings. The tools chosen will have scenario modeling and visualization capabilities, be effective for “live” use in community settings, and
have potential for broad adoption and use.

The Scenario And Visualization Tools project will be a resource to COO’s Community Outreach and Engagement project; the two projects will be coordinated by the two project
managers. Additional funding, from other funding sources, may be pursued for extensions to the proposed work plan and continuation of work beyond the third year.



6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1:    Successful adoption and implementation of scenario and visualization tools by planners, community leaders and others in targeted corridors;
       Objective 2:    improved public understanding of design and plan alternatives, and improved community participation experiences in targeted corridors; and
       Objective 3:    improved comparability and replication of planning processes in different corridors.




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
                                                                                                                                                                                       3/18/11


   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                  Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this            Objective – Which
                                                                                      Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                   project objective does
Major                                                             Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                      individual’s name,                                                                   this major activity seek
Activity                                                          Date      Date

                                                                  2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                  to advance? List the
or                                                                (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                  later     or        entity/organization                                                                  objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                           above.
Specific

                                                                            earlier
Step
Number
Activity 1   Scope, identify, and select potential tools and      3/11      11/11     Todd Graham           See below.                                                     1,2,3

  Step 1a    Identify scenarios of interest and questions to be   4/11      7/11      Todd Graham           Met Council staff determine, with advice of Advisory           1,2,3
             solutions.

             analyzed, required features, capabilities and                                                  Team, required features and capabilities.
             capacity for scenario articulation and
             visualization.
  Step       Convene “show and tell workshops” and focus          4/11      7/11      Todd Graham           Met Council staff determine, with advice of Advisory           1,2,3
1b1          groups that include sample demonstration of                                                    Team, required features and capabilities.
             current technology and that elicit input from
             planning practitioners and community
             organizations.
  Step       Present findings to and invite reaction and          7/11      8/11      Project Advisory      Confirmation or modification of required features and          1,2,3
1b2          comments from Community Engagement Team                                  Team, contact Todd    capabilities, in preparation for RFPs..
             and COO Project Managers of the five targeted                            Graham
             Corridors.
  Step 1c    Issue an RFP (Software RFP) for technology           8/11      11/11     Met Council staff,    Selection and contract for tools that have scenario            1,3
             provision, select provider, and conclude                                 contact Todd          modeling and visualization capabilities, are effective for
             contracting process.                                                     Graham                use in community settings, and satisfy other
                                                                                                            requirements from Steps 1a &1b.
Activity 2   Establishing technical support, technical            9/11      12/12     Todd Graham           See below.                                                     1,3

  Step 2a    Issue an RFP (Service Bureau RFP) for data           9/11      1/12      Met Council staff,    Selection and contract for Service Bureau that can work        1,3
             infrastructure and SAVi Tools Users Group.

             development, data maintenance and technical                              contact Todd          with selected tools.
             support, select provider, and conclude                                   Graham
             contracting process.
  Step 2b    Issue an RFP (Training RFP) to train corridor        9/11      1/12      Met Council staff,    Selection and contract for Service Bureau that can work        1,2,3

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             planners, community leaders and others to use                        contact Todd         with selected tools.
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             Scenario and Visualization Tools.                                    Graham
  Step       Announce the offer of training and technical         1/12    7/12    Community            Targeting resources and training to individuals and        1,2
2c1          support to Community Engagement sub-grant                            Engagement Team      CBOs in preparation for steps 2d-2f.
             awardees and other CBOs identified by CE Team.
  Step       Form and convene a Users Group.                      1/12    7/12    Project Advisory     Engagement of a core group of tool users, “first movers”   1,2,3
2c2                                                                               Team, contact Todd   and exemplars; this allows peer support and synergies
                                                                                  Graham               from common use of tools.
  Step 2d    Prepare and train corridor planners, community       3/12    12/12   Contractor TBD       Participants who receive software, training or technical   1,2,3
             leaders and others to use Scenario and                                                    support will sign MOUs that hold them accountable for
             Visualization Tools.                                                                      certain deliverables (step 3a).
  Step 2e    Disseminate ready-to-use tools and provide start-    3/12    12/12   Contractor TBD       Participants who receive software, training or technical   1,2,3
             up and technical support to users.                                                        support will sign MOUs that hold them accountable for
                                                                                                       certain deliverables (step 3a).
  Step 2f    Opening of Service Bureau that will assemble and     4/12    12/12   Contractor TBD       Service Bureau supports users; specifically, this will     1,3
             maintain “base layer” regional data resources and                                         economize on the assembly and development of “base
             will develop protocols, scripts, etc., that assist                                        layer” and library data that would otherwise be a task
             use.                                                                                      for users.
Activity 3   Apply scenario articulation and visualization        7/12    12/13   Todd Graham          See below.                                                 1,2,3
             in community settings, in conjunction with

  Step 3a    Corridor planners, community leaders and others      7/12    12/13   Community            Corridor planners, community leaders and others will       1, 2
             Community Engagement Team

             will use tools to apply scenario articulation and                    Engagement Team      use tools, document community input, and provide
             visualization in community settings.                                 and Todd Graham      scenario and visualization project deliverables back to
                                                                                                       the project's service bureau.
  Step 3b    Users Group will meet 3-4 times per year to share 7/12       12/13   Users Group,         Peer support and synergies from common use of tools,       1,2,3
             experiences and best practices.                                      contact Todd         and emerging self-reliance of the Users Group.
                                                                                  Graham
  Step 3c    The service bureau will continue to maintain         12/12   12/13   Contractor TBD       Service Bureau supports users; specifically, this will     1,3
             “base layer” regional data resources and                                                  economize on the assembly and development of “base
             protocols, scripts, etc., that assist use.                                                layer” and library data that would otherwise be a task
                                                                                                       for users.
  Step 3d    The service bureau will document protocols and       12/12   12/13   Contractor TBD       Documentation and user notes available through a           1,3
             techniques, and make this documentation and                                               group/wiki site.
             user notes available through a group/wiki site.

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Activity 4   The Service Bureau and Users Group will   1/13   7/13   Contractor TBD   Deliverable is a recommendation of whether and          2,3
             evaluate options for a web portal for                                    how to proceed, considering feasibility and
             community exploration of visual                                          identification of additional funding sources.
             representations of scenarios.




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8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
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       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                 Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Software procurement -- Number of licenses and cost TBD. Above this amount, costs will be         Consultant TBD (Software) (2011)                        $40,000
       covered by software license recipients.
       Travel and overnight accommodations for 1 trip to MSP by Software contractor                      Consultant TBD (Software) (2012)                        $ 2,000
       Service bureau contract                                                                           Consultant TBD (Service Bureau) (2012-13)               $98,219
        – Salary and benefits for bureau manager and technicians
        – Office space rent and operating expense
        – PCs and other equipment
        – Data licenses
       Training contract -- Salary and benefits for a local-based trainer                                Consultant TBD (Training) (2012)                        $10,000
       Facility rental -- Rental of UofM or Other computer training labs, 8 sessions @ $400/half-day     TBD (2012)                                              $ 3,200
       Facility rental -- MetC computer training labs @ in-kind                                          In-kind resource                                        $0
       Total                                                                                                                                                     $153,419



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.


       2011            $40,000
       2012            $64,200
       2013            $49,219
       Total           $153,419




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                      3/18/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals            Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                          Number(s) –
                                          Activity

                                          from question
                                          7 above
CoO Goal 1:                               1, 3, 4         The Scenario And Visualization Tools project will equip and prepare transit corridor initiatives to better use planning
Develop a new model for transitway                        support systems technology in community engagement and participatory urban design. Visual representation and
development by aligning transit                           exploration of plans, plan options and potential impacts add value to planning processes, specifically improved
planning and engineering with land use                    understanding and the centering of discussion.
planning, affordable housing, workforce
development and economic
development.
CoO Goal 2:                               3, 4            The tools chosen will have scenario modeling and visualization capabilities, be effective for “live” use in community
Engage historically-underrepresented                      settings, and have potential for broad adoption and use. Visual representation and exploration of plans, plan options
communities in transitway planning and                    and potential impacts add value to planning processes, specifically improved understanding and the centering of
decision-making.                                          discussion. The scenarios and alternatives that emerge from community engagement will be public and shareable,
                                                          improving transparency.

CoO Goal 3:                               -
Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations
and people of color.
CoO Goal 4:                               -
Enhance the region’s ability to compete
in the global economy.
CoO Goal 5:                               -
Secure and align public, philanthropic,
and private resources to attract robust
private investment to the vision.
CoO Goal 6:                               2, 3, 4         The project intends to develop new best practices in technology use for community engagement. The common use of
Accelerate expansion of the transit                       tools in several corridors and the promulgation of best practices will improve the comparability and replication of
system.                                                   planning processes in different corridors, potentially improving the time-cycle of public outreach and community
                                                          participation in planning decisions.

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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions     Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      for the region.                                                     range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per   Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable                household.                                                          poverty and minority segregation.
    communities.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         on underutilized infill development sites that encourage            planning to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               revitalization while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods
                                                                           with significant disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             within a 30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

   1. Starting in 2012, the project activity will be able to track User Group participation and the audience reach of Scenario and Visualization Tools use (number of projects in which
      tools are applied, number of meetings/events, and total participants).
   2. The project can include evaluation surveys of public meeting participants’ satisfaction with planning meetings equipped with Scenario and Visualization Tools, including
      perceptions and opinions of the value added by such tools.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

The project seeks to help planners, community leaders and others to successfully adopt and use scenario and visualization tools. As a research sub-project, during months 6-24, CoO
may engage in field research on the obstacles to planning technology adoption and effectiveness, as well as strategies and tactics leading to successful implementations of the
technology. (I suggest this as an optional add-on; the budget for Scenario and Visualization Tools does not include funds for such research.)




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1. What is the name of your project?
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   Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation



2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone
       Ed Goetz                                  Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of        egoetz@umn.edu                           612-624-8737
                                                 Minnesota
       Laurie McGinnis                           Center for Transportation Studies, University of            mcgin001@umn.edu                         612-625-3019
                                                 Minnesota

       Greg Owen                                 Wilder Research                                             Greg.owen@wilder.org
       Libby Starling                            Metropolitan Council                                        libby.starling@metc.state.mn.us          651-602-1135

       Brian Pittman                             Wilder Research                                             Brian.pittman@wilder.org
       Ellen Shelton                             Wilder Research                                             Ellen.shelton@wilder.org
       Andi Egbert, as needed                    Wilder Research                                             Andi.egbert@wilder.org
       Allison Brummel, as needed                Sustainable Communities, Metropolitan Council               Allison.brummel@metc.state.mn.us
       Mary Kay Bailey, as needed                Living Cities Initiative, Saint Paul Foundation             mkb@saintpaulfoundation.org
       Yingling Fan                              Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of            yingling@umn.edu                         612- 626-2930
                                                 Minnesota
       Andy Guthrie                              Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of            guth0064@umn.edu                         612-625-1551
                                                 Minnesota
       Jonathan Sage-Martinson, as needed        Central Corridor Funders Collaborative                      Jonathan@funderscollaborative.org


3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Mary Snyder                               Center for Transportation Studies                           Snyd0162@umn.edu                         612-624-7778
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone




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4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Penny Harris, CTS Contract Coordinator, harri163@umn.edu, 612-625-9246.

       On all legal sub-award correspondence, please also copy Dawn Spanhake, CTS Assistant Director, spanh001@umn.edu, 612-626-1536

5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

       The Sustainable Communities sub-grant is a funding source supporting the larger Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation along with the Living Cities Local Evaluation. The overall
       Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation will address both the systems-change dimensions of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative as well as the tangible impacts on quantitative
       indicators documenting changes in the region.




6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1:   Evaluate the impact of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative.
       Objective 2:   Provide any data or outcome reporting required by HUD.
       Objective 3:   Coordinate data, data collection, measures and indicators of activity related to Corridors of Opportunity and its projects, leveraging other data collection efforts.
       Objective 4:   Provide the Corridors of Opportunity Policy Board ongoing formative evaluation to inform the evolution of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative.




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of numbering
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   (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

       Please note that until Activity 1 is completed, we are unclear about who the Responsible Party is for many of the subsequent Activities and Steps.

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                     Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this            Objective – Which
                                                                                       Must include an         major activity or specific step is complete?                   project objective does
Major                                                             Start      End       Responsible Party

                                                                                       individual’s name,                                                                     this major activity seek
Activity                                                          Date       Date

                                                                  2/11 or    11/13     may also include an                                                                    to advance? List the
or                                                                (m/y )     (m/y)

                                                                  later      or        entity/organization                                                                    objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                              above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                             earlier
                                                                                                                                                                              under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                              activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                              contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                              objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                              leave them blank.
Activity 1   Create integrated Corridors of Opportunity    3/11              7/11      Libby Starling          Acceptance of Evaluation Plan by Policy Board                  1, 4

  Step 1a    See Activity 2
             Evaluation Plan

  Step 1b    See Activity 3
  Step 1c    See Activity 4
  Step 1s    See Activity 7
Activity 2   Develop quantitative measures that align with 4/11              6/11      Libby Starling and      Completion of a regular format of quantitative                 1, 3
             the goals adopted by the Corridors of                                     Laurie McGinnis         measures

  Step 2a    Hold brainstorming session with Senior Staff  4/11              4/11      Libby Starling and      Brainstorming session held on 4/15.
             Opportunity Policy Board

                                                                                       Laurie McGinnis
  Step 2b    Refine input and develop list of measures to be      4/11       4/11      Ed Goetz and Laurie     List of measures completed.
             included in the Evaluation Plan                                           McGinnis
  Step 2c    Identify sustainable sources of data for measures    4/11       5/11      Ed Goetz                Baseline data collected.
             and collect baseline data
  Step 2d    Create a format for regular reporting and            5/11       6/11      Laurie McGinnis         Reporting format created.
             dissemination of key quantitative measures
Activity 3   Plan for qualitative evaluation that assesses        3/11       6/11      Ellen Shelton,          Completion of a qualitative evaluation plan                    1
             the systems change envisioned by the                                      Brian Pittman and
             Corridors of Opportunity Policy Board                                     Greg Owen

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  Step 3a    Plan key informant interviews                       4/11   5/11
                                                                                                                                                                              3/22/11


  Step 3b    Conduct key informant interviews                    5/11   5/11    Ellen Shelton
  Step 3c    Document the “baseline” network                     5/11   6/11    Brian Pittman
Activity 4   Plan for evaluation of HUD-funded projects          3/11   6/11    Ed Goetz and           Completion of an evaluation plan for HUD-funded             1, 2

  Step 4a    Assemble and review measures proposed by            3/11   4/11    Allison Brummel        HUD project measures reviewed.
                                                                                Laurie McGinnis        projects

             project managers
  Step 4b    Identify appropriate qualitative and quantitative   4/11   5/11    Ed Goetz and Laurie    List of qualitative and quantitative approaches
             evaluation approaches to project evaluation                        McGinnis               completed.
  Step 4c    Identify sustainable sources of data for measures   5/11   6/11    Ed Goetz               Baseline data collected.
             and collect baseline data
  Step 4d    Create a format for regular reporting and           6/11   6/11    Laurie McGinnis        Reporting format created.
             dissemination of key quantitative measures
Activity 5   Respond to any reporting requirements from          2/11   11/13   Libby Starling and     Timely submission of data                                   2

  Step 5a    Allocate lead individual/organization responsible                  Libby Starling and     Evaluation data assignments completed.
             HUD                                                                Ed Goetz

             for collecting, developing or synthesizing data                    Ed Goetz
  Step 5b    Collect, develop or synthesize data as required                    Libby Starling and     Data synthesis completed.
                                                                                Ed Goetz
  Step 5c    Submit reports to HUD                                              Allison Brummel        Reports submitted.
Activity 6   Regularly convene those who are collecting          3/11   11/13   Libby Starling         Ongoing activity                                            3
             data and indicators along transitway
             corridors
Activity 7   Provide the Corridors of Opportunity Policy         4/11   11/13   Laurie McGinnis,       Submission of evaluation reports to the Policy              1, 4
             Board ongoing formative evaluation to inform                       Ed Goetz, Ellen        Board
             the evolution of the Corridors of Opportunity                      Shelton

  Step 7a    Determine how to provide formative evaluation       4/11   6/11    Laurie McGinnis, Ed    Initial reporting format is completed.
             initiative

             to the Policy Board (i.e., what information, what                  Goetz, Ellen Shelton
             frequency, what format)
  Step 7b    Provide formative evaluation                        7/11   11/13   Laurie McGinnis, Ed    Ongoing activity
                                                                                Goetz, Ellen Shelton
  Step 7c    Adjust information, frequency and format based      7/11   11/13   Laurie McGinnis, Ed    Ongoing activity
             on Policy Board feedback                                           Goetz, Ellen Shelton
Activity 8   Review surveys and data collection activities       2/11   11/13   Libby Starling,        Ongoing activity                                            3

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               planned by Corridors of Opportunity projects                         Laurie McGinnis
               to minimize respondent burden, particularly                          and Ed Goetz
               on business owners
Activity 9     Provide a common pool of data for transitway       3/11     11/13    Libby Starling         Dissemination of corridor “data-mart”                       3
               corridors to inform Corridors of Opportunity

  Step 9a      Identify information needs from Senior Staff and   4/11     4/11     Libby Starling and     List of information needs
               projects

               Project Managers                                                     Laurie McGinnis
  Step 9b      Identify sustainable sources of data               4/11     5/11     Libby Starling         Baseline data collected and available, including Census
                                                                                                           data, LED data
  Step 9c      Create a format for regular dissemination of key   5/11     11/11    Libby Starling         Reporting format created
               corridor data
  Step 9d      Provide updated data regularly                     11/11    11/13    Libby Starling         Current data are available




8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                 Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Costs for data collection and synthesis for capstone class, 2011                                  Humphrey School                                         $5,000
       Costs for data collection and synthesis for capstone class, 2012                                  Humphrey School                                         $5,000
       Salary and benefits for graduate RA, summer 2011                                                  CURA                                                    $5,637
       Salary and benefits for graduate RA, 2011-2012                                                    CURA                                                    $14,283
       Salary and benefits for L. McGinnis                                                               CTS                                                     $25,000
       Costs for data collection                                                                         CURA/CTS                                                $20,080
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                 $
       Total                                                                                                                                                     $75,000



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9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011           $30,000
       2012           $25,000
       2013           $20,000
       Total          $75,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                       3/22/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.



Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                                   The Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation will monitor the progress of all of the CoO Goals and inform the Policy Board
                                                              about results on an ongoing basis. Following the adage of “What gets measured gets done,” the work of the Corridors
                                                              of Opportunity Evaluation will advance all of the CoO Goals.
Develop a new model for transitway
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

CoO Goal 5:
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.



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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



     Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
     plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
     plans.
     Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
     local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

     Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
     implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
     traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                            disadvantaged populations.

     Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
     populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
     populations within the target region.




The Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation will monitor the progress of all of the mandatory HUD Outcomes and inform the Policy Board about results on an ongoing basis. Following the
adage of “What gets measured gets done,” the work of the Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation will advance all of the CoO Goals or at least provide information to the Policy Board about
progress.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
                                                                                                                                                                                      3/22/11


    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

N/A



13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

   Our work should be evaluated on:

           How effectively the evaluation informs the Corridors of Opportunity Initiative (is it the right information in the right format at the right time?)
           To what degree the Corridors of Opportunity Evaluation leverages and coordinates existing data collection efforts
       •
       •




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1. What is the name of your project?
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   Collaborating Partners



2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone who should be included on project communications. Also, indicate the project manager in
   bold. (Most projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                 Organization                          Email                                          Phone
       Lee Sheehy                           The McKnight Foundation               LSheehy@mcknight.org                           612-333-4220
       Eric Muschler                        The McKnight Foundation               EMuschler@mcknight.org                         612-333-4220
                                            Central Corridor Funders
                                                    Collaborative
                                            The Ford Foundation
       Mark Vander Schaaf                   Metropolitan Council                  Mark.vanderschaaf@metc.state.mn.us             651-602-1441
       John Kari                            Metropolitan Council                  John.kari@metc.state.mn.us                     651-602-1548




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants who should be copied on emails.

       NONE

4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       N/A




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5. In one or two paragraphs, please summarize your project in narrative form (an abstract). What are you trying to achieve and how? Be explicit about the project objectives. If the
   work being conducted under your Sustainable Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

The Partner Collaboration Team consists on organizations and agencies that have a direct interest in improving the livability in the region and specifically around transit corridors.
These groups are not directly involved in the programs funded by the HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Program but have experience and expertise that can
significantly add to the success of the various Sustainable Communities programs. The focus of the Partner Collaboration is the share experience, expertise, lessons learned and
information that will be helpful to the programs around the multifaceted topic of affordable housing, land use and transportation infrastructure through quarterly sessions. Initially
these learning community sessions will focus on information and best practices that can inform the programs as they start their work, later the sessions will include discussions of what
is being learned, issues, and opportunities encountered.

Quarterly sessions will be convened by The McKnight Foundation (June, September, December 2011; March, June, September, December 2012; March, June, September 2013) . The
sessions will include representatives from each of the Sustainable Communities programs and representatives of the following (additional groups may be added):

       BATC
       Center for Energy and Environment
   •

       Center of the American Experiment
   •

       Metropolitan Local Public Health Association
   •

       Minnesota Center on Environmental Advocacy
   •

       Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
   •

       Minnesota Housing Partnership
   •

       ULI-Minnesota/Regional Council of Mayors
   •

       TC LISC
   •

       Blue-Green Alliance
   •

       Family Housing Fund (on Policy Board)
   •

       Fresh Energy
   •

       Itasca Project
   •

       Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
   •

       Minnesota Environmental Initiative
   •

       Transit for Livable Communities
   •

       Hennepin County Public Health
   •
   •

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       Metro DNR
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       University District Alliance
   •

       Embrace Open Space
   •

       Trust for Public Land
   •
   •


6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

    Objective 1: Increase participation and understanding of the work of Corridors of Opportunities
    Objective 2: Engage other groups/agencies in discussion of broader, contextual issues around affordable housing, transportation and land use to inform ongoing work and analysis
    of Corridor of Opportunities programs

7. Please use the table below to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed but please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                Milestone or Deliverable - How will we            Objective – What project objective does
                                                                                    Must include an       know if this major activity or specific step is   this major activity seek to advance? (The
Major                                                           Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                    individual’s name,    complete?                                         specific steps under the major activities
Activity                                                        Date      Date

                                                                2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                     will probably contribute to the same
or                                                              (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                later     or        entity/organization                                                     objective, so you can leave them blank.)
Specific

                                                                          earlier
Step

Activity 1   Establish Collaborating Partners Participants      3/11      6/11      Lee Sheehy/Eric       Participant list established; updated as          Objective 1
Number

                                                                                    Muschler McKnight     programs proceed

Activity 2   Quarterly Meetings of Collaborating Partners and   6/11      9/13      Lee Sheehy/Eric           Quarterly Notes                               Objective 2
             Corridor of Opportunities Programs                                     Muschler McKnight         Affordable Housing, Transportation,
                                                                                                          •

             representatives                                                                                  and Land Use Information Briefs –
                                                                                                          •

                                                                                                              statistical analysis summaries; local
                                                                                                              best practices; lessons learned from
                                                                                                              presentations and discussions
                                                                                                              Summaries sent to Policy Board,
                                                                                                              Senior Staff and managers of funded
                                                                                                          •

                                                                                                              projects
  Step 2a    Select topics for presentation                     6/11      9/13

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               -proximity of affordable housing to transitway
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               projects, recent history of production
               -job accessibility to low wage jobs and overall
               jobs in region via transitways
               -accessibility to non-work opportunities and
               services via transitways
               -jobs/housing balance and spatial mismatch
               -jobs/housing affordability profile for
               transitways
               -infill and redevelopment opportunities for
               affordable housing in mixed use development
               opportunities along transitways and in major
               centers of activities and station areas


8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                 Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
       N/A                                                                                               consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                 $Total



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount.

       2011              --
       2012              --
       2013              --
       Total             --

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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.



Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   1,2             Local best practices identified
Develop a new model for transitway
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                   1,2             Engaged participation by Community Outreach Team
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

CoO Goal 5:                                   1,2             Engage groups and agencies not directly funded by programs of Corridors of Opportunity in the discussion of project
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                   objectives and programs and the discussion if local best practices
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.

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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.

    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?




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1. What is the name of your project? Local Implementation Capacity
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2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



                                                 Metropolitan Council                                        marcus.martin@metc.state.mn.us           651-602-1054
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone

       CoO Core Team
       Marcus Martin

       Other CoO senior staff TBD




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council. Sub-awardees not yet determined.




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.



   Most of the sub-award projects involve the preparation of long-term transit-oriented development (TOD) strategies. The overall goal of this sub-award project is to enable
   communities to move toward implementation of TOD strategies in a way that strengthens the long-term economic competitiveness of our region. The Corridors of Opportunity
   Policy Board will determine specific goals and funding criteria for this project beginning in Spring 2011, to allow for the distribution of $1 million to communities, beginning as early
   as Fall 2011.

6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1:
       Objective 2:
                      Leverage private investment in transitway corridors

       Objective 3:
                      Accelerate implementation of transit-oriented development strategies in transitway corridors

       Objective 4:
                      Lead to the creation of both short-term and long-term jobs
                      Lead to the creation of affordable housing

7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

            Description - 1 sentence only                                                                    Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this           Objective – Which
                                                                                      Must include an        major activity or specific step is complete?                  project objective does
Major                                                            Start     End        Responsible Party

                                                                                      individual’s name,                                                                   this major activity seek
Activity or                                                      Date      Date

                                                                 2/11 or   11/13      may also include an                                                                  to advance? List the
Specific                                                         (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                 later     or         entity/organization                                                                  objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                           above. The specific steps
Step

                                                                           earlier
                                                                                                                                                                           under the major
Number

                                                                                                                                                                           activities will probably
                                                                                                                                                                           contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                           objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                           leave them blank.
Activity 1   Receive direction from Policy Board regarding       3/11      4/11       Marcus Martin, CoO     Policy Board meeting minutes                                  Objective 1-4
             goals, objectives and basic components of local                          Core Team
             implementation capacity grants

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                                                                                                              Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this
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            Description - 1 sentence only                                                                                                                                   Objective – Which
                                                                                        Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                  project objective does
Major                                                               Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                        individual’s name,                                                                  this major activity seek
Activity or                                                         Date      Date

                                                                    2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                 to advance? List the
Specific                                                            (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                    later     or        entity/organization                                                                 objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                            above. The specific steps
Step

                                                                              earlier
                                                                                                                                                                            under the major
Number

                                                                                                                                                                            activities will probably
                                                                                                                                                                            contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                            objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                            leave them blank.
Activity 2    Assess the need for tools to leverage accelerated     4/11      5/11      Marcus Martin, CoO                                                                  Objective 1-4
              transit-oriented development in transitway                                Core Team
              corridors
    Step 2a   Discuss local implementation priorities and                                                     Policy Board and Senior Staff meeting minutes or work
              opportunities with Senior Staff and/or Policy                                                   group summaries
              Board to inform potentially eligible
              implementation activities.
    Step 2b   Engage as needed in dialog with potential                                                       Meeting notes regarding implementation needs, goals
              funding recipients to assess implementation                                                     and opportunities
              needs, goals and opportunities.
    Step 2c   Identify available sources of funding for local                                                 List of existing funding programs for local
              implementation projects to further assess                                                       implementation projects
              current needs and areas of alignment of
              investment.
   Step 2d     Summarize and categorize types of                                                              Summary of suggested local implementation activities
              implementation activities offered in prior
              discussions to inform discussion of options for
              distribution criteria by CoO Senior Staff
    Step 2f   Solicit, as needed, suggested distribution criteria                                             List of suggested distribution criteria from consortium
              from consortium partners that would help them                                                   partners
              meet previously identified needs, goals and
              opportunities.
Activity 3    Review primary considerations to determine            5/11      6/11      CoO Senior Staff or   Meeting minutes or sub-committee minutes                      Objective 1-4
              options for distribution criteria                                         others as
                                                                                        designated by


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                                                                                                           Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this
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            Description - 1 sentence only                                                                                                                                Objective – Which
                                                                                     Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                  project objective does
Major                                                            Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                     individual’s name,                                                                  this major activity seek
Activity or                                                      Date      Date

                                                                 2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                 to advance? List the
Specific                                                         (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                 later     or        entity/organization                                                                 objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                         above. The specific steps
Step

                                                                           earlier
                                                                                                                                                                         under the major
Number

                                                                                                                                                                         activities will probably
                                                                                                                                                                         contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                         objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                         leave them blank.
                                                                                     Policy Board
    Step 3a Assess types of eligible grantees considering
            both type of entity (e.g., city or inter-
            jurisdictional organization, housing or
            development authorities) and geographical
            distribution (e.g. all consortium partners,
            distance from certain transit corridors or transit
            nodes, etc.)
    Step 3b Assess considerations regarding equity of
            distribution based on need and/or project merit
            (e.g., may result in maximum award amounts)
    Step 3c Assess timing of awards (e.g., single funding
            cycle or multiple funding cycles, “fast track”
            options)
    Step 3d Assess measures of eligible applicant capacity
            and timing to manage and complete sub-grant
            activities
    Step 3e Assess how Preferred Sustainability Criteria
            would inform implementation grant distribution
            criteria
Activity 4  Establish sub-grant distribution criteria            5/11      7/11      CoO Senior Staff or   Approved grant distribution criteria                          Objective 1-4
                                                                                     others as
                                                                                     designated by
                                                                                     Policy Board
   Step 4a Review list of suggested grant activities and                                                   Summary of suggested local implementation activities

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                                                                                                             Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this
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            Description - 1 sentence only                                                                                                                                  Objective – Which
                                                                                       Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                  project objective does
Major                                                              Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                       individual’s name,                                                                  this major activity seek
Activity or                                                        Date      Date

                                                                   2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                 to advance? List the
Specific                                                           (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                   later     or        entity/organization                                                                 objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                           above. The specific steps
Step

                                                                             earlier
                                                                                                                                                                           under the major
Number

                                                                                                                                                                           activities will probably
                                                                                                                                                                           contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                           objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                           leave them blank.
              distribution criteria offered by potential funding                                             and list of suggested distribution criteria from
              recipients along with existing funding sources                                                 consortium partners
   Step 4b    Establish distribution goals related to applicant                                              Meeting minutes
              need, equity, merit, frequency and coordination
              with existing funding sources.
   Step 4c    Establish eligibility guidelines for determining                                               Meeting minutes
              grant recipients, grant-funded activities, project
              uses, maximum funding amounts and timing of
              funding distribution.
   Step 4d    Draft grant fund distribution criteria                                                         Proposed evaluation criteria document
   Step 4e    Recommend fund distribution criteria to Policy                                                 Meeting minutes
              Board
    Step 4e   Adopt fund distribution criteria                                         Policy Board          Meeting minutes
Activity 5    Create RFP that would solicit proposals for          8/11      8/11      Marcus Martin         Approved Request for Proposal document                        Objective 1-4
              projects that would leverage accelerated transit-
              oriented development in transitway corridors
              Issue RFP
    Step 5a   Approve RFP                                                              CoO Senior Staff      Meeting minutes
Activity 6    Issue RFP                                            8/11      8/11      Marcus Martin         Deadline TBD (May result in multiple funding cycles)          Objective 1-4
     Step6a   Market RFP
    Step 6b   Collect and respond to applicant questions
Activity 7    Select projects                                      9/11      10/11                           Approved sub-grant funding recommendation                     Objective 1-4
    Step 7a   Review projects for eligibility                                          Marcus Martin
    Step 7b   Recommend projects for funding to Policy Board                           CoO Senior Staff
    Step 7c   Recommend projects for funding                                           Policy Board

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                                                                                                    Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this
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            Description - 1 sentence only                                                                                                                         Objective – Which
                                                                              Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                  project objective does
Major                                                     Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                              individual’s name,                                                                  this major activity seek
Activity or                                               Date      Date

                                                          2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                 to advance? List the
Specific                                                  (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                          later     or        entity/organization                                                                 objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                  above. The specific steps
Step

                                                                    earlier
                                                                                                                                                                  under the major
Number

                                                                                                                                                                  activities will probably
                                                                                                                                                                  contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                  objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                  leave them blank.
   Step 7d Authorize funding awards                                           Metropolitan
                                                                              Council Regional
                                                                              Administrator or
                                                                              other Council-
                                                                              approved designee
Activity 8    Issue Grant Agreements                      10/11     10/11     Deb Jensen            Individual project Grant Agreements                           Objective 1-4
Activity 9    Issue payments and monitor Grant progress   10/11     6/13      Allison                                                                             Objective 1-4
                                                                              Brummel/Deb
                                                                              Jensen
Activity 10   Grant reporting to HUD                      1/12      8/13      Allison Brummel       ELogic data submission                                        Objective 1-4
                                                                              /Deb Jensen
Activity 11   Close Grants                                3/12      11/13     Allison Brummel       Grant expenditure certification                               Objective 1-4
                                                                              /Deb Jensen




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8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
                                                                                                                                                                                 3/22/11



       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       TBD                                                                                                                                                      $




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9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
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   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011           $250,000
       2012           $750,000
       2013           $TBD
       Total          $1,000,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                         3/22/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

    To the extent possible, all will be incorporated into RFP

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major             Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:
Develop a new model for transitway
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

CoO Goal 5:                                   Activities 1-11   Development of evaluation criteria, solicitation of implementation project proposals and funding awarded are
the global economy.

                                                                primarily intended to leverage private funding in capital projects expected to result in real estate development that
                                                                will create jobs, affordable housing and tax base for individual local communities.
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.



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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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     Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
     plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
     plans.
     Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
     local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

     Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
     implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
     traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                            disadvantaged populations.

     Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
     populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
     populations within the target region.




12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

   1. Job creation (short- and long-term)
   2. Job recruitment of disadvantaged neighborhood residents (short- and long-term)
   3. Potential investment leveraged

13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

   Compilation of project deliverables in the form of output reports.




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1. What is the name of your project?
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      Program of Projects

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



       Mary Richardsen                           CTIB Administrator                                          MRichardson@rranow.com                  651-222-7227
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone

       Steven Elmer                              Met Council Project Manager                                 steven.elmer@metc.state.mn.us           651-602-1756
       Arlene McCarthy                           Met Council, MTS Director                                   arlene.mccarthy@metc.state.mn.us        651-602-1754
       Amy Vennewitz                             Met Council, MTS Deputy Director                            amy.vennewitz@metc.state.mn.us          651-602-1058
       Phil Eckert                               Hennepin County                                             Phil.Eckhert@co.hennepin.mn.us          612-348-6445
       Katie Hatt                                Hennepin County                                             kathryn.hatt@co.hennepin.mn.us          612-348-5204




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       LuAnne Major                              Met Council                                                 luanne.major@metc.state.mn.us           651-602-1758
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone


       Yvonne Forsythe                           Hennepin County                                                                                     612-348-9260
       Peggy Aho                                 CTIB                                                        paho@rranow.com                         651-222-7227
                                                                                                             Yvonne.Forsythe@co.hennepin.mn.us




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Mary Richardson




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

   The Metropolitan Council and CTIB will together define and conduct a feasibility study, assisted by a consultant, of a “program of projects” approach, to consider options,
   opportunities and impediments at the federal, state and local levels to building multiple transit corridors simultaneously. Funding will be used to identify the impact for capital and
   operating resource levels, options for those resources, and policy implications. If a Program of Projects is deemed feasible, Met Council and CTIB will jointly develop an
   implementation strategy in a second phase of work.




6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1:   Determine whether or not a Program of Projects approach to transit corridor funding is feasible and actionable for the Twin Cities metropolitan region.
       Objective 2:   Learn about best practices and lessons learned by other metropolitan regions with regard to implementing a Program of Projects approach.
       Objective 3:   Determine how to apply most effectively best practices/lessons learned by other metropolitan regions with regard to implementing a Program of Projects
       approach.
       Objective 4:   Develop a system-wide and multi-disciplinary approach to prioritizing transit corridor investments.
       Objective 5:   If feasible for the region, select an investment scenario and corridor projects consistent with Corridors of Opportunity goals.




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this             Objective – Which
                                                                                    Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                    project objective does
Major                                                           Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                    individual’s name,                                                                    this major activity seek
Activity                                                        Date      Date

                                                                2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                   to advance? List the
or                                                              (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                later     or        entity/organization                                                                   objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                          above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                          earlier
                                                                                                                                                                          under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                          activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                          contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                          objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                          leave them blank.
Activity 1   Define Scenarios and Establish Base

  Step 1a                                                       6/11      8/11      Mary Richardson,      Technical memorandum approved by Project                        Objective 1
             Assumptions

                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,   Management Team (PMT)
             Develop three transit investment scenarios

                                                                                    Met Council
  Step 1b                                                       6/11      8/11      Mary Richardson,      Technical memorandum approved by PMT                            Objective 1
                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Review and revise base funding assumptions

                                                                                    Met Council
Activity 2   Analyze Transit Investment Scenarios/Fiscal

  Step 2a                                                       7/11      9/11      Mary Richardson,      Technical memorandum approved by PMT                            Objectives 1 and 4
             Capacity

                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Determine financial resources required per

                                                                                    Met Council
             scenario.

  Step 2b                                                       8/11      9/11      Mary Richardson,      Technical memorandum approved by PMT                            Objectives 1 and 4
                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Determine practical timelines for design and

                                                                                    Met Council
             construction per scenario.

  Step 2c                                                       8/11      9/11      Mary Richardson,      Technical memorandum approved by PMT                            Objectives 1 and 4
                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Consider a range of timelines for implementation

                                                                                    Met Council
             and corresponding funding implications.




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Activity 3   Identify Financial Alternatives to Accelerate a

  Step 3a                                                         6/11   8/11    Mary Richardson,      Summary report approved by PMT                         Objectives 2 and 3
             Program of Projects for each scenario

                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Review other peer regions’ Programs of Projects.

                                                                                 Met Council
  Step 3b                                                         7/11   9/11    Mary Richardson,      Summary report approved by PMT                         Objective 1 and 3
                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Evaluate existing funding capacities and potential

                                                                                 Met Council
             funding mechanisms.

  Step 3c                                                         6/11   8/11    Mary Richardson,      Summary report approved by PMT                         Objectives 2 and 3
                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             In depth case study of Los Angeles 30/10 financial

                                                                                 Met Council
             model

Activity 4   Evaluate Financial Alternatives for Twin

  Step 4a                                                         7/11   10/11   Mary Richardson,      Detailed report approved by PMT                        Objectives 1 and 4
             Cities Metro Area

                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Alter base financial assumptions to accelerate

                                                                                 Met Council
             development of the three investment scenarios

  Step 4b                                                         8/11   10/11   Mary Richardson,      Detailed report approved by PMT                        Objectives 1 and 4
                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Identify more aggressive timeline and implications

                                                                                 Met Council
             for funding.

  Step 4c                                                         8/11   10/11   Mary Richardson,      Detailed report approved by PMT                        Objectives 1 and 4
                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Test validity and financial impact of alternative

                                                                                 Met Council
             finance tools.

  Step 4d    Recommend feasible approach for implementation. 10/11       11/11   Mary Richardson,      Detailed report approved by PMT                        Objectives 1 and 4
                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
                                                                                 Met Council

  Step 5a                                                         8/11   8/11    Mary Richardson,      Detailed report approved by PMT                        Objectives 1, 4, & 5
Activity 5   Formulate Scenario Selection Process

                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Identify regional goals for PoP, including goals

                                                                                 Met Council
             identified in HUD Sustainable Guidelines Regional

  Step 5b                                                         8/11   9/11    Mary Richardson,      Detailed report approved by PMT                        Objectives 1, 4, & 5
             Planning Grant.

                                                                                 CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Recommend methodology for measuring/

                                                                                 Met Council
             evaluating Guidelines impacts.

  Step 5c    Develop criteria and a process for selecting         9/11   11/11   Mary Richardson,      Detailed report approved by PMT                        Objectives 1, 4, & 5

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                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
                                                                                                                                                                                   3/22/11


                                                                                    Met Council
             investment scenario.

  Step 5d                                                           9/11   11/11    Mary Richardson,        Detailed report approved by PMT                             Objectives 1, 4, & 5
                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Develop criteria and a process for selecting transit

                                                                                    Met Council
             corridor projects for selected investment scenario.


  Step 6a                                                           1/12   12/12    Mary Richardson,        Technical memorandum approved by PMT                        Objective 5
Activity 6   Develop Implementation Strategy

                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Select investment scenario based on criteria

                                                                                    Met Council
             established in Activity 5c.

  Step 6b                                                           1/12   12/12    Mary Richardson,        Technical memorandum approved by PMT                        Objective 5
                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Identify specific projects to implement the scenario

                                                                                    Met Council
             based on criteria established in Activity 5d.

  Step 6c                                                           1/12   12/12    Mary Richardson,        Technical memorandum approved by PMT                        Objective 5
                                                                                    CTIB; Steven Elmer,
             Identify corridor and project-specific

                                                                                    Met Council
             implementation strategies



8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of        Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                             organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                  Amount

                                                                                                          If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                          consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Financial scenario modeling                                                                        Counties Transit Improvement Board (consultant)         $50,000
       Activities 1 through 5 above                                                                       Counties Transit Improvement Board (consultant)         $80,000
       Activity 6 above                                                                                   Counties Transit Improvement Board (consultant)         $20,000
       TOTAL                                                                                                                                                      $150,000

       (Note to CD staff: CTIB will be the sub-recipient of the grant, not the consultant. The consultant is contracted by the sub-recipient agency (in this case CTIB) to
       perform the specific work scope.)




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9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

        2011              $110,000
        2012              $40,000
        2013              $0
        Total             $150,000

10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals               Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                             Number(s) –
                                             Activity

                                             from question
                                             7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                  Activities 5    Through activity 5, the work plan will develop criteria for: 1) selecting a transit investment scenario and 2) selecting
                                             and 6           transit corridor projects that consider related goals for land use planning, affordable housing, workforce development
                                                             and economic development. In addition, corridor and project-specific implementation strategies to be identified in
Develop a new model for transitway

                                                             activity 6 may also be based (wholly or partially) on similar attributes.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                  Activity 5      The work plan will develop criteria for prioritizing transit corridor investments that take into account the potential to
decision-making.

                                                             expand access to jobs and affordable housing for socio-economically disadvantaged populations, including people of
                                                             color.
Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                  Activities 1    Through the development of a Program of Projects to accelerate the region’s investment and the region’s ability to
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in   through 6       leverage federal and private investments for a more extensive transit system, we will expedite the region’s ability to
the global economy.

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                                                                       compete in the global economy through induced attraction of jobs and an expanded base of the work force.
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CoO Goal 5:                                      Activities 1          Through the development of a Program of Projects and the implementation of additional transit corridors we will be
                                                 through 6             accelerating the region’s ability to leverage federal funds as well as robust private/philanthropic investments in
                                                                       “Program” corridors.
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                      Activities 1          This is the basic premise of the Program of Projects approach and all funded activities will work toward this end.
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit              through 6
system.




11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



     Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality        Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
     plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment           the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
     plans.
     Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the           Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
     local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.        household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

     Increased participation and decision-making in developing and               Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
     implementing a long range vision for the region by populations              underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
     traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.                    while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                                 disadvantaged populations.

     Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income                  Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
     populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged                  30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
     populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

   The overall premise of the Program of Projects is synonymous with the Corridors of Opportunity Goal #6, to “accelerate expansion of the transit system.” We can evaluate how well
   the PoP satisfies this goal by measuring:
       • marginal increases in cumulative miles of transitways developed w/in 5, 10, 15 or 20-year timeframes, and
       • marginal increases in available/leveraged funding sources over 5, 10, 15, or 20-year timeframes.

   Additional evaluative measures may also include:
   1. How well do the transit investment scenario selection criteria developed in Step 5c link to land use, affordable housing, and economic development goals?
   2. How well do the transit corridor project selection criteria developed in Step 5d link to land use, affordable housing, and economic development goals?




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?




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1. What is the name of your project?
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     Southwest LRT Community Works

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone

       Katie Walker                                                                                          catherine.walker@co.hennepin.mn.us      612.348.2190
       Patrick Connoy                            Hennepin County Housing, Community Works &                  patrick.connoy@co.hennepin.mn.us        612.348.2215

       Adele Hall                                                                                            adele hall@co.hennepin.mn.us            612.543.1094
                                                 Transit

       Carol L. Anderson                                                                                     carol.anderson@co.hennepin.mn.us        612.348.2997
       Lisa Middag                                                                                           lisa.middag@co.hennepin.mn.us           612.348.0134
       Julie Wischnack, Co-Chair                 Southwest Community Works Technical Implementation          jwischnack@eminnetonka.com              952.939.8282
                                                 Committee (includes representatives from Minneapolis, St.
                                                 Louis Park, Hopkins, Edina, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, ULI
                                                 Minnesota, Center for Transit-Oriented Development, Hen-
                                                 nepin County, and Metropolitan Council)




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Yvonne Forsythe                           Hennepin County Housing, Community Works & Transit          yvonne.forsythe@co.hennepin.mn.us       612.296.4937
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project man-
   ager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

     Lisa Middag



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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable Com-
                                                                                                                                                                             3/23/2011


   munities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

     Southwest LRT Community Works formalizes and expands early collaborations across jurisdictions to develop a shared vision and implementation strategy that integrates
     Southwest LRT engineering and land use planning in the transit corridor. The Southwest LRT Community Works project aligns land use and transit planning for:
              • Economic competitiveness and job growth—promoting opportunities for business and employment growth
              • Housing choices—positioning the SW LRT corridor as a preferred location and enduring investment
              • Quality neighborhoods—creating unique, vibrant, safe, and walkable station areas
              • Critical connections—improving regional mobility for all users

     The project is governed by a Steering Committee that includes representatives from the Metropolitan Council, the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, the Hennepin
     County Board of Commissioners, and elected officials appointed by the corridor cities (Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, and St. Louis Park). The Steering
     Committee provides governance and leadership for the SW Community Works project, and recently passed a resolution of support for the proposed work plan. The Technical Im-
     plementation Committee composed of staff representing each of the Steering Committee members advances the goals of the project.

     The Southwest LRT Community Works Draft Work Plan (see attached) was developed in collaboration with the Technical Implementation Committee and identifies the overall ef-
     forts and activities to be undertaken by the project, including establishing corridor-wide vision, goals, standards and measurements; creating a market strategy with significant
     input from stakeholders; developing station area circulation, access and parking plans; formalizing coordination with the LRT Project Office; and creating a corridor investment
     framework. Additionally, the project seeks to identify and share best practices, undertake implementation of the developed plans, strategies and practices, as well as evaluate and
     monitor the project against the determined measures. The specific elements of the overall work plan that require Sustainable Communities funding support (see #7 below) are
     critical to: a) establish goals and measures to guide development and engineering along the corridor, b) develop transitional station area master plans, c) create a market strategy,
     d) develop a corridor investment framework, and e) support a Community Works planning position in the LRT Project Office.

     Southwest Community Works is receiving additional support from other funding sources (work on the project by Urban Land Institute Minnesota/Regional Council of Mayors and
     the Center for Transit-Oriented Development is undertaken through a McKnight Foundation grant, as well as through the Living Cities Integration Initiative). Hennepin County
     Regional Railroad Authority contributed $5 million for initial studies and $20 million for land acquisition for the LRT project, and Hennepin County continues to provide matching
     resources in the form of Southwest LRT Community Works staff, as well as an annually-reviewed capital investment (1 million dollars in 2011). Finally, this work leverages the
     estimated $1.25 billion in public investment for Southwest LRT infrastructure costs to be contributed by the Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority, the State of Minnesota, the
     Counties Transit Improvement Board, and the Federal Transit Administration.




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 6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                   3/23/2011


    1) Integrate LRT engineering and land use planning processes, including alignment with city comprehensive plans,
    2) Provide residents greater access to opportunity through connections that support housing, employment and transportation choices,
    3) Formalize processes/strategies for corridor-wide development and design efforts,
    4) Engage stakeholders (including business and property owners, employers/industries, underserved communities, etc.) in meaningful exchanges designed to inform the process,
    5) Stimulate transit-oriented development,
    6) Improve and maintain natural systems/resources,
    7) Strategically target public and private investment and resources.

7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of number-
   ing (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                    Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this ma-      Objective – Which
                                                                                      Must include an indi-   jor activity or specific step is complete?                   project objective does
Major                                                             Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                      vidual’s name, may                                                                   this major activity seek
Activity                                                          Date      Date

                                                                  2/11 or   11/13     also include an enti-                                                                to advance? List the
or Specif-                                                        (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                  later     or ear-   ty/organization                                                                      objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                           above. The specific steps
ic Step

                                                                            lier
                                                                                                                                                                           under the major activi-
Number

                                                                                                                                                                           ties will probably con-
                                                                                                                                                                           tribute to the same ob-
                                                                                                                                                                           jective, so you can leave
                                                                                                                                                                           them blank.
Activity 1   Establish Southwest Community Works goals,           2/11      9/11      Adele Hall, SW CW       Adopted goals, strategies, outcomes and leadership.          1, 2, 3, 5
             strategies, outcomes and leadership.                                     Steering

  Step 1a    Determine line identity, character and vision, es-                                               Vision document.                                             1, 2, 3, 5
                                                                                      Committee

             tablishing goals that will guide development and
             engineering along the corridor and align with
             HUD Sustainable Communities and Living Cities
             goals.
  Step 1b    Develop performance standards and measure-                                                       Performance standards and measurements.                      1, 2, 3
             ments from the corridor wide goals.



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Activity 2   Develop and implement community engage-               2/11   12/11   Patrick Connoy/     Community engagement standards and joint com-             2, 3, 4, 5
             ment strategy and a joint (with LRT Office)                          Katie Walker,       munications plan.
             communications plan, making specific efforts                         Technical
             to reach out to underrepresented and tradi-                          Implementation

  Step 2a    Engage with business leaders, property owners,                                           Series of stakeholder sessions, presentations, meetings   2, 4, 5
             tionally marginalized communities.                                   Committee

             the immigrant community, industries and other                                            that identify best practices.
             stakeholders to share best practices.
  Step 2b    Meet regularly with the Community Engagement
             team to identify areas of collaboration, consult on
                                                                                                                                                                2, 4

             guidelines, and exchange strategies on stake-
             holder engagement.

Activity 3   Develop transitional station area plans that          7/11   12/12   Katie Walker/ Pa-   Transitional station area plans for each of the sta-      1, 2, 3, 5, 6
             integrate with land use plans, including a                           trick Connoy,       tion areas (including complete system access).
             complete system access plan for each station.                        Technical
                                                                                  Implementation

  Step 3a    Establish opening day access needs and priori-                                                                                                     2, 3, 5
                                                                                  Committee

             ties, including bus transfer and circulation.
  Step 3b    Develop transportation/access transition plans                                                                                                     2, 3, 5
             that maximize future development opportunities.
  Step 3c    Identify alternative access for congestion relief,                                                                                                 2, 5
             construction mitigation, and to facilitate future
             development.
  Step 3d    Create pedestrian and bicycle connections to ex-                                                                                                   2, 5, 6
             isting infrastructure and activity centers.
  Step 3e    Ensure plans provide low income/minority resi-                                                                                                     2, 5, 6
             dents access to employment, education/training,
             medical facilities, and entertainment, as well as
             healthy and diverse food options.
  Step 3f    Work with corridor municipalities to align corri-                                                                                                  1,3
             dor and city comprehensive plans.

Activity 4   Develop storm water management options                6/11   12/12   Carol Anderson      Storm water management report.                            3, 6

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Activity 5   Create market strategy                               7/11   6/12   Patrick Connoy,   Detailed market strategy report.                         2, 3, 4, 5, 7
                                                                                Technical
                                                                                Implementation

  Step 5a    Determine scope for a market strategy that in-                                       Priority sites and condition change indicators.
                                                                                Committee

             cludes evaluation of priority redevelopment sites
             and a means to update that evaluation based on
             specific condition changes.
  Step 5b    Considering market readiness, the need for                                           Preferred redevelopment and affordable housing pre-      2, 3, 7
             mixed-income neighborhoods, and the state of                                         servation sites.
             existing housing stock, identify preferred redeve-
             lopment sites and opportunities to preserve and
             create new affordable, supportive, and market
             rate housing accessible to employment.
  Step 5c    Establish an ongoing dialogue with the develop-                                      See Activity 2, regarding Communications Plan. Also,     2, 4, 5, 7
             ment community and conduct interviews/ focus                                         documents detailing barriers to development and op-
             groups with developers, property owners, and                                         portunity sites.
             key businesses & special interest groups to iden-
             tify development barriers and opportunity sites.
  Step 5d    Create and implement a coordinated workforce                                                                                                  2, 3, 7
             and economic development approach that sup-
             ports business growth and job creation.

Activity 6   Support the development of the Corridor In-          7/11   6/12   Patrick Connoy,   Corridor Investment Framework                            2, 3, 7

  Step 6a    Identify finance and development authority
             vestment Framework.                                                ULI MN

             needs.
  Step 6b    Establish a strategy for coordination of develop-
             ment authorities, working with municipalities to
             evaluate the use of public and private financing
             tools and alignment of municipal authorities.
  Step 6c    Develop innovative funding strategies that align
             grant and public sources with private investment.



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8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
                                                                                                                                                                                3/23/2011



        Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of         Final Recipient This may be the sub-award organi-
        “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                              zation, a partner organization, or consultant. If you
                                                                                                                                                                      Amount

                                                                                                            are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific consul-
                                                                                                            tant yet, just say “consultant.”
        Market Strategy                                                                                     Consultant/Partner Organization                           $120,000
        Transitional Station Area plans                                                                     Consultant/Partner Organization                           $350,000
        Development of Storm Water Management Options                                                       Consultant/Partner Organization                           $124,000
        Southwest Community Works planner co-located in LRT Project Office (approx. 3 years)                Hennepin County Project Office Staff                      $206,000
                                                                                                                                                              Total   $800,000



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

        2011           $225,000*
        2012           $510,000*
        2013           $65,000
        Total          $800,000
        * Pending availability and timing of initial reimbursements, funding may fluctuate between 2011 and 2012.

10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals               Major Activi-   Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                             – from ques-
                                             ty Number(s)

                                             tion 7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                  1, 3, 5         This is one of the primary goals of the SW LRT Community Works project, and we are in the midst of defining the pro-
                                                             grammatic structures that will ensure this close collaboration between engineering and land use planning. Addition-
                                                             ally, the market strategy will include a coordinated workforce and development approach that serves these goals, as
Develop a new model for transitway de-

                                                             well as the preservation and expansion of affordable housing.
velopment by aligning transit planning and
engineering with land use planning, af-

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fordable housing, workforce development

CoO Goal 2:                                   2               The Community Engagement Standards and Joint Communication Plan specifically identify underrepresented and
and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented                          traditionally marginalized communities.
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   1, 2, 3, 5, 6   Again, these are primary goals for the overall SW LRT Community Works project. The station area circulation/access
decision-making.

                                                              plans emphasize access to jobs and affordable housing. The marketing strategy we will develop includes a coordi-
                                                              nated workforce and developmental approach that serves this goal, as well as preservation and expansion of afforda-
Use transitway development to expand

                                                              ble housing.
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   3, 5, 6         Corridor-wide planning and development facilitate and formalize the relationships among policy makers and other
and people of color.

                                                              stakeholders (region, county, city, community, public, private) that are imperative for a region to compete globally.
                                                              The participation of corridor businesses will help establish transit-supportive partnerships and networks that are
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

                                                              crucial for expanding funding opportunities. A robust regional transit system connects workers to training, and em-
the global economy.

                                                              ployers to a broader and better prepared workforce, as well as encouraging the growth of industry in our transit cor-
                                                              ridors.
CoO Goal 5:                                   4               The Market Strategy will identify potential private investment opportunities and partners, and the Corridor Invest-
                                                              ment Framework will allow for the coordination of development authorities across the corridor, as well as the devel-
                                                              opment of innovative funding strategies that leverage public and private investment.
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                   1, 3, 5, 6      This project provides a model for the successful integration of transit and planning, which will contribute positively to
investment to the vision.

                                                              the viability of future transit projects. The SW LRT Community Works project will demonstrate how transit corridor
                                                              planning strategies set the stage for a positive return on transit investments, including improving access to employ-
Accelerate expansion of the transit sys-

                                                              ment and housing options and providing increased tax revenue for local governments. Best practices and lessons
tem.

                                                              learned from the SW LRT Community Works project will inform succeeding efforts.




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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.

     Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
     plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
     plans.
     Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
     local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

     Increased participation and decision-making in developing and im-      Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
     plementing a long range vision for the region by populations tradi-    underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
     tionally marginalized in public planning processes.                    while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant dis-
                                                                            advantaged populations.

     Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income popula-     Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
     tions, communities of color, and other disadvantaged populations       30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
     within the target region.




12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

         Because the Sustainable Communities grant investment in Southwest Community Works supports a corridor-wide development strategy focused on coordinated planning ef-
         forts, the integration of corridor plans into city comprehensive plans is a strong measure of the project’s success. The continued participation of our collaborative partners (and
         their ongoing commitment and support of Southwest Community Works) is another. So, even though many concrete deliverables (i.e. measurable increases in construction
         permits, transit users, employment opportunities, affordable housing units, etc.) may only be evaluated at a future date, the organizational and physical structures put in place
         by Southwest Community Works lay necessary groundwork for successful implementation.

         Co-locating a Community Works planner in the LRT Office further reinforces the integration of transit and land use planning. Lessons learned from Hiawatha and Central Cor-
         ridor emphasize the importance of having a land-use planner on the ground at the start of preliminary engineering. For the first time and from the very beginning, the Com-
         munity Works planner will be the on-site eyes and ears for the Southwest Community Works project partners (including the Steering Committee, Technical Implementation
         Committee, and the corridor cities), serving as a liaison and facilitating the two-way exchange of accurate and timely information, including engineering and land use plans;


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        providing a welcoming presence for LRT Office visits; and working side-by-side with the LRT transit planners and engineers on issues that arise during all phases of the project,
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        including access and circulation within the larger station areas, station design and platform placement, siting sub-station and signal controllers, the nature of public art, etc.

13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

       See #12 above.




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1. What is the name of your project?
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     Bottineau Transitway

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                  Email                                 Phone
       Andrew Gillett                            Hennepin County Housing, Community Works &                    andrew.gillett@co.hennepin.mn.us      612.348.4949

       Brent Rusco                               Hennepin County Housing, Community Works &                    brent.rusco@co.hennepin.mn.us         612.543.0579
                                                 Transit/Development

                                                 Transit/Engineering & Transit Planning
       Lisa Middag                               Hennepin County Housing, Community Works &                    lisa.middag@co.hennepin.mn.us         612.348.0134
                                                 Transit/Development
       Elected officials and planning staff      Cities of Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale,
                                                 Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Yvonne Forsythe                           Hennepin County Housing, Community Works & Transit            yvonne.forsythe@co.hennepin.mn.us     612.296.4937
       Name                                      Organization                                                  Email                                 Phone


       Joe Gladke                                Hennepin County Housing, Community Works &                    joseph.gladke@co.hennepin.mn.us       612.348.2134
                                                 Transit/Engineering & Transit Planning



4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Lisa Middag

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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

      The Bottineau Transitway extends from downtown Minneapolis through North Minneapolis and the northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities, to the rapidly growing communities
      of northern Hennepin County. With connections to regional educational institutions (i.e. Hennepin Technical College and North Hennepin Community College), several major
      employers (i.e. North Memorial Medical Center, Target Northern Campus, et al.), and many viable commercial centers, the Bottineau Transitway provides a unique opportunity
      to connect corridor residents to significant educational and employment opportunities. With nearly double the metropolitan average of households without a car in the corridor,
      the need is great to ensure that residents have exceptional station access, whether they arrive on foot, bicycle, bus or car. Transit-oriented development along the corridor can
      provide expanded life cycle housing options, employment opportunities, and transportation choices, as well as better access to goods and services.

      Over the past decade, Hennepin County and the corridor cities have engaged in comprehensive redevelopment planning for the corridor along with the development of a
      dedicated transitway to create links to the surrounding region. With the completion of the Alternatives Analysis, the Bottineau Transitway project is poised to further this work.
      Funds provided by the Sustainable Communities grant will be used to: 1) evaluate existing corridor conditions, 2) review best practices that integrate land use and transit
      planning, 3) survey areas of change and stability in the corridor, 4) review and update the existing corridor vision/plans, and 5) assign station typologies. The work of the
      Bottineau Transitway project lays necessary groundwork for the next phase of transit development.

6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       1) Build capacity amongst corridor stakeholders to effectively participate in corridor planning processes, 2) Formalize processes/strategies for corridor-wide development and
          design efforts, 3) Integrate Transitway engineering and land use planning processes, 4) Provide residents greater access to opportunity through connections that support
          housing, employment and transportation choices, 5) Stimulate transit-oriented development, 6) Improve and maintain natural systems/resources, 7) Leverage public and
          private investment.




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                 Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this             Objective – Which
                                                                                     Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                    project objective does
Major                                                            Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                     individual’s name,                                                                    this major activity seek
Activity                                                         Date      Date

                                                                 2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                   to advance? List the
or                                                               (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                 later     or        entity/organization                                                                   objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                           above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                           earlier
                                                                                                                                                                           under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                           activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                           contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                           objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                           leave them blank.

  Step 1a    Inventory land uses.
Activity 1   Existing corridor conditions analysis.              7/11      9/11      Andrew Gillett        Technical memorandum for each inventory.                        3, 4, 6

  Step 1b    Inventory of housing types and number.
  Step 1c    Inventory existing affordable housing for
             preservation.
  Step 1d    Inventory of existing commercial, office, service
             and industrial uses, and employment
             opportunities.
  Step 1e    Inventory physical station area connections and
             make recommendations to improve access for
             transit, bicycles and pedestrians.
  Step 1f    Inventory water & sewer capacity in the station
             areas and identify capacity constraints for
             current and anticipated development levels.


  Step 2a    Review other transit corridor projects in the
Activity 2   Best practices evaluation.                          7/11      12/11     Andrew Gillett        Report and recommendations of best practices.                   2, 3, 4

             region to identify strategies and methods for
             successfully integrating land use and transit
             planning.
  Step 2b    Review national models for successful

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  Step 2b    development of life cycle housing with densities
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  Cont.      supportive to transit-oriented development.
  Step 2c    Review models for service and employment
             clustering that are mutually beneficial to transit.

Activity 3   Survey areas of change and stability along            9/11   3/12    Andrew Gillett   Integrated map and narrative identifying areas of      3, 4, 5

  Step 3a    Review housing tenure, identifying distressed
             corridor.                                                                             change and stability.

             properties/areas with high concentrations of
             absentee landlords.
  Step 3b    Review future affordable housing demands.
  Step 3c    Review concentration of business types and
             tendencies toward turnover.
  Step 3d    Identify obsolete land uses, or areas available for
             redevelopment (i.e. incongruous densities and
             zoning).

Activity 4   Review existing corridor vision/plans and             3/12   9/12    Andrew Gillett   Written recommendations for modifications to           1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

  Step 4a    Evaluate previous vision/plans for potential
             update as necessary.                                                                  vision/plans.

             disconnects in light of information identified
             during Activities 1-3 above.
  Step 4b    Establish the Bottineau Transitway Land Use
             Committee to meet monthly and precipitate
             discussion and planning.
  Step 4c    Work with corridor municipalities and the
             Bottineau Land Use Committee to review
             vision/plans and identify recommended changes.
  Step 4d    Meet with the Sustainable Communities
             Community Engagement Team to identify areas
             of collaboration, consult on guidelines, and
             exchange strategies on stakeholder engagement.


  Step 5a    Review regional and national station typology
Activity 5   Identify proposed station typologies.                 7/12   12/12   Andrew Gillett   Proposed station typologies documentation.             1, 2, 4, 5


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  Step 5a      examples and consider corridor applications.
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  cont.
  Step 5b      Review select SW LRT typologies.
  Step 5c      Conduct typology workshop with Bottineau
               Transitway Land Use Committee and corridor
               municipalities to identify and assign appropriate
               typologies to proposed stations.




8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                  Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Existing Conditions                                                                               Consultant and/or Partner organization                   $50,000
       Best Practices Evaluation                                                                         Consultant and/or Partner organization                   $20,000
       Areas of Change/Stability Survey                                                                  Consultant and/or Partner organization                   $30,000
       Corridor Vision/Plan Review                                                                       Consultant and/or Partner organization                   $30,000
       Station Typology Workshop                                                                         Consultant and/or Partner organization                   $20,000
                                                                                                                                                          Total   $150,000

9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011              $70,000
       2012              $80,000
       2013              $0
       Total             $150,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   2, 4, 5         This is one of the primary objectives of the Bottineau Transitway project. Also, the best practices review will consider
Develop a new model for transitway                            other models that provide this alignment, so that lessons learned can be applied for Bottineau.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   1, 2, 4         As stated in the objectives above, increased access to jobs and housing is one of the main goals of the Bottineau
decision-making.

                                                              Transitway project. Also, the Transitway will serve several neighborhoods with significant concentrations of low-
                                                              income households, as well as people of color.
Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   4               Corridor-wide planning and development facilitate and formalize the relationships among policy makers and other
and people of color.

                                                              stakeholders that are imperative for a region to compete globally. The expansion of our regional transit system
                                                              connects workers to training, and employers to a broader and better prepared workforce, as well as encouraging the
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

                                                              growth of industry in our transit corridors.
the global economy.

CoO Goal 5:                                   3, 4            The survey of areas of change and stability will help to identify those areas available for redevelopment, the first step
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                   in attracting such investment.
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                   1, 2, 3, 4, 5   The Bottineau Transitway represents a significant expansion of the transit system.
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.



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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.

     Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
     plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
     plans.
     Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
     local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

     Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
     implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
     traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                            disadvantaged populations.

     Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
     populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
     populations within the target region.




12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

         The Sustainable Communities grant investment in the Bottineau Transitway project supports a corridor-wide development strategy focused on coordinated planning efforts, so
         the buy-in of corridor municipalities is crucial. The extent of their investment in the revised vision/plan will be an important indicator, not only of the project’s success, but
         their ongoing commitment to corridor-wide planning. Intensified development in key activity centers in the corridor both anticipates and leverages the Bottineau Transitway
         project investment.

13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

         See #12 above.




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1. What is the name of your project?
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     Corridors of Opportunities: Gateway Corridor Analysis of Ridership Opportunities and Issues

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.
       * -Core Work Team

       Name                                      Organization                                               Email                                      Phone
       Josh Olson *                              Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority                      Josh.olson@co.ramsey.mn.us                 (651) 266-2772

       Janet Guthrie *                           Ramsey County Manager's Office                             Janet.guthrie@co.ramsey.mn.us              (651) 266-8021
       Mary Karcz *                              Ramsey County Manager's Office                             Mary.karcz@co.ramsey.mn.us                 (651) 266-8015
       James Zentner *                           Ramsey County Workforce Solutions                          James.zentner@co.rmasey.mn.us              (651) 770-4483
         To be indentified *                     Community Engagement Team member
       Ted Scheonecker                           Washington County-                                         ted.schoenecker@co.washington.mn.us (651) 430-4319
       Steven Elmer                              Metropolitan Council                                       Steven.Elmer@metc.state.mn.us       (651) 602-1756

3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                     Phone

       Not at this time



4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Josh Olson                                Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority                       Josh.olson@co.ramsey.mn.us                (651) 266-2772
       Janet Guthrie                             Ramsey County                                               Janet.guthrie@co.ramsey.mn.us             (651) 266-8021




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.


In conjunction with the ongoing alternatives analysis for the Gateway Corridor (I-94 Corridor), identify non-traditional commuters and develop strategies for improving
access to/from home and work.

This independent study is intended to address conditions in the urban, higher density areas of the corridor that will have an impact on the long-term effectiveness of the corridor
project. Some of the people and communities that could benefit from better access to transit alternatives may be difficult to engage in the planning process. These existing communities
are enduring serious economic challenges: high foreclosure rates, high poverty rates and concentrations of non-English speakers. At the same time, these communities are beginning
the redevelopment process to address decades-old devastation caused by the exit of industry and manufacturing that left obsolete infrastructure and minimal jobs. The east metro also
includes communities in which new jobs are emerging but they may be in areas that are geographically inaccessible without the right transit options. Well designed improvements in
transportation choices will assist residents in gaining access to education and training in order to be able to compete for livable-wage jobs and spur business development in the
corridor. The Gateway Corridor will also improve access to trail and park systems in the east metro area, access to health and other services, and access to retail and entertainment
opportunities.

The proposed study would identify groups of potential transit users who are either likely to be missed in a standard planning process or likely be difficult to reach with information
about transit options; describe likely destinations for work, shopping, education and training needs for these potential riders; analyze barriers to transit options; analyze transit access
issues for business employees; and provide recommendations for strategies to improve transit choices and use for specific segments of the population.



6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1:    Develop detailed descriptions of groups of potential transit users who are likely to be missed in a standard planning process or who are likely to be difficult to
                       reach with information about transit options
       Objective 2:    Develop descriptions of likely destinations for work, shopping education and training needs
       Objective 3:    Analyze specific barriers that reduce a group's member from accessing transit options.
       Objective 4:    Analyze business needs for transit access by employees and customers
       Objective 5:    Recommend strategies to improve transit choices and use for specific segments of the population



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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

            Description - 1 sentence only                                                                     Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this          Objective – Which
                                                                                    Must include an           major activity or specific step is complete?                 project objective does
Major                                                           Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                    individual’s name,                                                                     this major activity seek
Activity or                                                     Date      Date

                                                                2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                    to advance? List the
Specific                                                        (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                later     or        entity/organization                                                                    objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                           above. The specific steps
Step

                                                                          earlier
                                                                                                                                                                           under the major
Number

                                                                                                                                                                           activities will probably
                                                                                                                                                                           contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                           objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                           leave them blank.
                                                                                                                                                                           1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  Step 1a    Develop a draft work plan                          2/11      4/11      Josh Olson                Work plan document
Activity 1   Project Planning and Development                   2/11      8/11      Josh Olson                Documents listed below

  Step 1b    Develop working relationship with Community        2/11      5/11      Josh Olson                Document that describes the roles, tasks, schedule and
             Engagement Team                                                                                  related information as mutually agreed to with CET
  Step 1c    Identify Project Partners and establish a broad    2/11      6/11      Josh Olson                List of Project Partners including their responsibilities,
             definition of their roles                                                                        and primary contact

                                                                                                              Note: Given the nature of this project, this list may be
                                                                                                              adjusted at strategic points in order to improve the
                                                                                                              process
  Step 1d    Negotiate funding agreement with Met Council       2/11      6/11      Josh Olson \Janet         Executed agreement
                                                                                    Guthrie
                                                                                                                                                                           1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  Step 2a    Identify and contact established organizations     5/11      10/11     Josh Olson\CET            List of organizations and leaders contacted.
Activity 2   Develop Background Information                                         Josh Olson                Documents listed below

             and leaders with a current working relationship                        representative
             with local programs or planning activities; and                                                  Note: During this time period, the core contacts will be
             organizations and leaders in emerging                                                            made. However, given the nature of this project, new
             communities, such as immigrants and refugees,                                                    contacts are likely to continue throughout the process.


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             in the corridor
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  Step 2b    Compile background information using existing       3/11    10/11   Josh Olson\Janet       Summary of findings
             reports, documents and interview on related                         Guthrie\Jim
             initiatives: review, summarize into findings                        Zentner\Mary
                                                                                 Karcz
  Step 2c    Preliminary identification of non-traditional       3/11    8/11    Josh Olson\Mary        Summary of the findings for date available during this
             commuters: MetroTransit information on                              Karcz                  calendar period. Additional data may be added as it
             current ridership, profile of current community                                            becomes available.
             residents (Census 20101, ACS, DHS refugee data,
             etc.); comparison of the differences
  Step 2d    Identify business presence and needs working        5/11    10/11   Josh Olson\Jim         Lists of: Primary employment centers in the area, major
             with DEED, PED, Chamber of Commerce, Port                           Zentner                business, major employers and types of businesses that
             Authority, Ramsey County HRA, Metropolitan                                                 could be enhanced by better transit
             Council
                                                                                                                                                                     1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  Step 3a    Develop "Scope of Work" for the Community           8/11            Josh Olson\CET         Scope of Work Document
Activity 3   Develop Engagement Plan                                             Josh Olson             Documents listed below

             Engagement process                                                  representative
  Step 3b    Identify lead people and agencies: Internal staff   11/11   2/12    Josh Olson\CET         List of County staff and other organizations.
             assigned to participate in engagement process                       representative         List of assigned roles and responsibilities
             and external organizations identified through
             RPF process
  Step 3c    Complete agreements necessary before                1/12    4/12    Josh Olson\CET         Completed agreements as required for the major
             engagement can begin, such as service contracts                     representative\        participants
             with outside organizations or board actions                         Janet Guthrie\Mary
                                                                                 Karcz
Activity 4   Community Engagement Process begins                 3/12    6/12    Josh Olson             Revised "Scope" is completed, Schedule and Meeting           1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  Step 4a    Initiate community input process with "focusing" 3/12       3/12    Josh Olson\CET         Meeting occurs with desired participants
                                                                                                        notes or agendas

             meeting.                                                            representative\
                                                                                 Janet Guthrie\Mary
                                                                                 Karcz\Jim Zentner
  Step 4b    Adjust the Scope based on input in this stage of    5/12    6/12    Josh Olson\CET         Revised Scope of Work document
             the Community Engagement Process                                    representative\
                                                                                 Janet Guthrie\Mary
                                                                                 Karcz\Jim Zentner

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  Step 4c    Schedule periodic "check-ins" with participants     5/12    11/13   Josh Olson\CET       Schedule is prepared
                                                                                                                                                                             3/22/11


             to discuss whether process is in fact meeting its                   representative\      Discussions actually occur
             goals                                                               Janet Guthrie\Mary
                                                                                 Karcz\Jim Zentner
  Step 4d    Details to be determined in Scope; anticipated      7/12    8/13    Josh Olson\CET       Outcomes as defined in revised Engagement Plan Scope
             activities include work groups and community                        representative\      of Work
             meetings                                                            Janet Guthrie\Mary
                                                                                 Karcz\Jim Zentner
Activity 5   Recommendations and findings                        7/13    11/13   Josh Olson           Document with Findings and Recommendations,                 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  Step 5a    Draft findings and recommendations prepared         7/13    8/13    Josh Olson\CET       Findings and recommendations document
                                                                                                      Meeting Agendas and Minutes

                                                                                 representative\
                                                                                 Janet Guthrie\Mary
                                                                                 Karcz\Jim Zentner
  Step 5b    Summary of findings presented to Gateway            9/13    9/13    Josh Olson           Meeting agenda and minutes
             Commission, Ramsey County Railway Authority
  Step 5c    Draft findings and recommendations distributed      10/13   10/13   Josh Olson           Meeting agenda and minutes
             for the community
Activity 6   Final project activity and financial reporting      11/13   12/13   Josh Olson           All financial and reporting activity is completed




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8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
                                                                                                                                                                                     3/22/11



       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of        Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                             organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                    Amount

                                                                                                          If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                          consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Project Management and grant supervision                                                           Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority                                 $35,000
       Transportation for project staff, local public vehicle                                                                                                                    $2,500
       Office supplies, including printing                                                                                                                                       $2,000
                                                                                                          Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority--

       Detailed transit use and needs analysis based on specific population and business                  To be determined                                                     $105,000
                                                                                                          Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority-

       characteristics (service providers will be determined at a later step in the process, after the
       Gateway Community Engagement Scope of Work is complete).
       Community meeting expenses                                                                                                                                                $5,500
       TOTAL USE OF HUD FUNDS                                                                                                                                                  $150,000



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011            $ 20,000
       2012            $ 65,000
       2013            $ 65,000
       Total           $150,000

       .




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                            3/22/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major Activity Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal
                                              Number(s) –
                                              from question 7
                                              above
CoO Goal 1:                                   3,4, 5          These activities will enhance understanding of effective strategies to improve the connection between people who are harder-
Develop a new model for transitway                            to-reach and the information about transit options. The steps include business and resident needs.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce
development and economic development.
CoO Goal 2:                                   2, 3, 4, 5       The project will focus on historically under-represented communities.
Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and
decision-making.
CoO Goal 3:                                   2, 3, 4, 5       Connections with jobs and housing will be part of the "where" that the people in the Gateway area need to reach.
Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations
and people of color.
CoO Goal 4:                                   4, 5             Improving mobility improves workplace efficiency. It is an indicator of an area's attractiveness to businesses looking for
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in                     locations.
the global economy.
CoO Goal 5:                                   4, 5             The recommendations and findings are likely to address a full range of organizations in the area. In addition, some of these
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                    organizations could be partners in the project.
private resources to attract robust private
investment to the vision.
CoO Goal 6:                                   4, 5             Building ridership encourages system development.
Accelerate expansion of the transit system.




11.



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12. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for      Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                              range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per        Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                               poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on      Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization     to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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13. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

   Immediate
      1. Documentation of activities as described in section 7. Each activity has milestone documents or meetings listed. Delivery of the items listed in the final work plan will be
         evidence that the work has been performed.
      2. Documentation that the process included, or made a reasonable effort to include, a wide range of communities in the process. Information on communities in be developed
         in the background information development phase. The communities actually involved in the process could be compared to this list to assess the range of participation.

   Longer run
      3. Shift in transit usage within the communities included in the process.




14. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?
    When the project is complete:
     Do the community leaders believe that:
       A respectful effort was made to understand their communities' transit needs and the barriers they encounter?
       The findings and recommendations include sections relevant to their community?
       They have a better understanding of how transitway planning and development occurs: its timing and complexity?
     Do businesses that participated believe that:
       A respect effort was made to enhance communication about transit?
       The findings and recommendations include sections relevant to businesses?




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1. What is the name of your project?
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      Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Market & Development Standards Study

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



                                                 Dakota County                                               Brendon.slotterback@co.dakota.mn.us     651-438-8391
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone

                                                 City of Apple Valley                                        kbodmer@ci.apple-valley.mn.us           952-953-2503
       Brendon Slotterback

       Mike Ridely                               City of Eagan                                               mridley@cityofeagan.com                 651-675-5650
       Kathy Bodmer

       David Olson                               City of Lakeville                                           dolson@ci.lakeville.mn.us               952-985-4421
       Dan Rogness                               Dakota County CDA                                           danrogness@dakotacda.state.mn.us        651-675-4464
       Sam O’Connell                             Dakota County Transit                                       Sam.oconnell@co.dakota.mn.us            952-891-7105
       Julie Farnham                             City of Bloomington                                         jfarnham@ci.bloomington.mn.us           952-563-4739


3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Kurt Chatfield                            Dakota County                                               Kurt.chatfield@co.dakota.mn.us          952-891-7022
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Kathy Bodmer, City of Apple Valley




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

       The ability of bus rapid transit (BRT) to act as a development and redevelopment catalyst, similar or proportional to LRT, has yet to be demonstrated by the development
       community given the unique nature of BRT and its limited implementation in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. This study is intended to identify strategies to promote BRT as
       a development and redevelopment catalyst in areas with varying levels of intensity found along the Cedar Avenue corridor. The study will result in a metro-wide planning and
       implementation tool to assist communities as BRT becomes a more common transportation mode and BRTOD a more common response in the Twin Cities.

       The study will be completed in three parts. First, an existing conditions market study for station areas on the corridor will be completed. This study will be similar to the market
       study required during a New Starts project, and will include a summary of demographics, housing types and conditions, and planned and proposed developments. This data and
       analysis will be used to inform later portions of the project.

       The second part of the study consists of identifying barriers that developers, lenders and local landowners face in developing projects in BRTOD areas, as well as solutions or
       means to overcome these barriers. Barriers might include physical attributes of sites, regulatory barriers, insufficient or misaligned public infrastructure, and market demand
       or financial product limitations.

       Finally, a BRT station typology will be developed that identifies barriers and solutions common to each station type (urban, suburban, rural/future development), and presents
       a development guide that includes preferred land uses, development preferences and funding opportunities that are specifically tailored to BRT developments.

6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: Complete an existing conditions market study to understand existing patterns and potential for development along the corridor.
       Objective 2: Provide public and private investment strategies that fully leverage installed and planned permanent bus rapid transit oriented development (BRTOD)
       infrastructure.
       Objective 3: Identify and resolve developer and lender impediments to financing and developing projects in BRTOD areas.
       Objective 4: Create a development typology that presents preferred land uses, development preferences, and funding opportunities that are specifically tailored to BRT
       developments.
       Objective 5: Engage the local business and development community along the corridor to provide input and assist in the identification of barriers and potential solutions.
       Objective 6: Promote inter-jurisdictional and inter-agency collaboration on transit planning in the Cedar Avenue Corridor.



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       Objective 7: Define the scope of services (employment, day care, libraries, shopping, schools, medical offices, parks, etc.) necessary to sustain households, and compare which of these services are
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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
       transit accessible today, and which ones are absent from the transit corridor and need to be provided.


   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                               Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this                 Objective – Which
                                                                                               Must include an           major activity or specific step is complete?                        project objective does
Major                                                                    Start      End        Responsible Party

                                                                                               individual’s name,                                                                            this major activity seek
Activity                                                                 Date       Date

                                                                         2/11 or    11/13      may also include an                                                                           to advance? List the
or                                                                       (m/y )     (m/y)

                                                                         later      or         entity/organization                                                                           objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                                             above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                                    earlier
                                                                                                                                                                                             under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                                             activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                                             contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                                             objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                                             leave them blank.
Activity 1   Existing Conditions Market Study                            6/1/11     10/1/11    Consultant                Market Study Document – Technical Memo #1                           1
  Step 1a            Collect Data
  Step 1b            Analysis and Summary
  Step 1c            Develop GIS layers
Activity 2   Identify Barriers & Solutions for BRTOD                     10/1/11    3/1/12     Consultant                Completion of plan section and review by jurisdictions              1,2,3,5
                                                                                                                         and agencies – Technical Memo #2
  Step 2a            Inventory of existing conditions at each
                     station location in study (land use,
                     infrastructure, development history, etc)
  Step 2b            Conduct outreach with business and
                     development interests in the corridor and
                     more broadly to assess potential for, and
                     barriers to BRTOD
  Step 2c            Interview local econ development and
                     regulatory officials to assess barriers &
                     solutions to BRTOD
  Step 2d            Research best practices for spurring TOD,
                     particularly related to infrastructure and
                     financing. Seek examples specific to

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                    BRTOD
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  Step 2e           Develop solutions and strategies for
                    BRTOD specific to station typology
Activity 3   BRT Station Typology and Development            1/1/11   12/1/12   Consultant   Technical Memo #3 and Final Plan Document              2,3,4
             Standards
  Step 3a           Develop Draft Station Typology and
                    Development Standards
  Step 3b           Review with jurisdictions and
                    stakeholders
  Step 3c           Final Plan Document – Review with City
                    Councils, Agencies and County Board




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8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
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       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Consultant payment for development and delivery of the plan                                       Consultant                                             $200,000
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $Total 200,000



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011            $ 75,000
       2012            $ 125,000
       2013            $
       Total           $ 200,000




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Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
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Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   2, 3            Plan cross-jurisdictionally for economic development in advance of full transit service implementation. Final
                                                              Engineering for the transitway corridor has been completed, with construction scheduled to begin Spring 2011. This
                                                              study will build upon the work already completed for the corridor. Multiple jurisdictions including the cities of
Develop a new model for transitway

                                                              Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, Lakeville and Dakota County are collaborating on this study.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                   1, 2, 3         Reach out to under-represented businesses, institutions and property owners. In connection with this study, special
development and economic development.

                                                              effort will be taken to engage historically underrepresented communities. We will work with the Dakota County CDA
                                                              in this endeavor.
Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   2, 3            The overall goal of this project is to increase development and redevelopment around BRT stations, which will likely
decision-making.

                                                              include housing. Increased accessibility provided by transit-oriented development will benefit residents of this
                                                              housing by lowering commuting costs, and increasing access to job centers. A project goal will be to plan for a mix of
Use transitway development to expand

                                                              housing types, in a variety of price points, to serve people in all life stages.
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   1, 2, 3         Ensuring that development adjacent to transit stations is viable in the marketplace will help to encourage sustainable
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in                    development. If barriers can be overcome and transit-oriented development occurs, it will help to decrease VMT.

CoO Goal 5:                                   2, 3            Eliminating or reducing barriers to development or redevelopment will ultimately align private development
the global economy.

                                                              resources with the public investment in the transitway. During the course of the study, public, private and
                                                              philanthropic entities will be interviewed to find out what they perceive to be barriers to BRTOD. Those groups will
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and

                                                              also be queried to find out what they believe can be done to overcome those barriers.
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                   3               Identifying and overcoming barriers to BRTOD will lead to transit-supportive development in the corridor. Expanded
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit                           demand for transit services will lead to expansion of the transit system.
system.




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10. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for            Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                                    range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per              Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                                     poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on            Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization           to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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11. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.



   1)   Number of businesses, residents, members of the development community and minority-owned businesses contacted (and input received) during the planning process.
   2)   Redevelopment potential (in dollars) identified at station areas in the study.
   3)   New financial tools identified for cities and/or developers for use in relation to BRTOD
   4)   Completion of a plan and political support by participating communities
   5)   Identification of potential increase in dwelling units or square footage of commercial




12. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?




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1. What is the name of your project?
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    Northstar Commuter Rail Transit-Oriented Development Strategy


2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone
       Tim Yantos                                Northstar Corridor Development Authority/Anoka              tim.yantos@co.anoka.mn.us               763- 323-5692

       Luci Botzek, Co-Project Manager           Northstar Corridor Development Authority/Sherburne          luci.botzek@co.sherburne.mn.us          763- 241-2744
                                                 County

                                                 County
       Joe Gladke                                Hennepin County                                             joseph.gladke@co.hennepin.mn.us         612- 348-2134
       Kim Zlimen                                Hennepin County                                             kimberly.zlimen@co.hennepin.mn.us       612-348-6370
       Mary Richardson                           Northstar Corridor Development Authority                    mrichardson@rranow.com                  651-222-7227


3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Joy Miciano                               Northstar Corridor Development Authority                    jmiciano@rranow.com                     612-423-5993
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.
      Tim Yantos, Executive Director
      Northstar Corridor Development Authority


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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                3/22/11


   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

       The Northstar Corridor Development Authority (NCDA), in collaboration with the suburban station cities, will hire a consultant(s) to conduct a market analysis of the entire
       corridor, which will support the cities in implementing their transit-oriented development and land use plans. Ridership patterns to date, as well as updated market conditions,
       will inform the corridor analysis. The market analysis will examine:
        Opportunities to increase housing, including workforce housing;
        Opportunities to expand employment; and
        Opportunities to provide convenient access to goods and services, including health care to workers, residents and commuters along the corridor.

       From the results of the market analysis, the NCDA and consultant(s) will work with the cities to develop station-specific, market oriented implementation strategies.

6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: To conduct a market analysis of the Northstar Commuter Rail suburban stations: Fridley, Coon Rapids, Anoka, Elk River and Big Lake.

       Objective 2: To develop station-specific market oriented implementation strategies.

7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

            Description - 1 sentence only                                                                  Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this        Objective – Which
                                                                                    Must include an        major activity or specific step is complete?               project objective does
Major                                                           Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                    individual’s name,                                                                this major activity seek
Activity                                                        Date      Date

                                                                2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                               to advance? List the
or                                                              (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                later     or        entity/organization                                                               objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                      above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                          earlier
                                                                                                                                                                      under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                      activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                      contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                      objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                      leave them blank.

   Step 1a Identify and contact potential members;              4/11      4/11      NCDA                   Work team and advisory committee members identified
Activity 1 Form work team and advisory committee                4/11      5/11      NCDA                   Work team and advisory committee established               Objective 1 & 2


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             including station city representatives and
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             planning organizations
   Step 1b   Schedule meeting(s)                                 5/11      5/11     NCDA                   Work team and advisory meeting(s) held

   Step 2a   Procure and hire consultant(s)                      6/11      7/11     NCDA                   Market analysis consultant hired
Activity 2   Conduct market analysis                             6/11      12/11                           Market analysis report completed                          Objective 1

   Step 2b   Identify sources for market analysis data           8/11      9/11     Consultant(s)          Sources of market analysis data compiled
   Step 2c   Prepare preliminary draft of market analysis        10/11     10/11    Consultant(s)          Draft of market analysis report completed
             report
   Step 2d   Meet and consult with city staff and Northstar      11/11     11/11    Consultant(s)          Comments on draft market analysis report compiled
             TOD Group
   Step 2e   Prepare final draft of market analysis report       12/11     12/11    Consultant(s)          Final draft of market analysis report completed
Activity 3   Develop station-specific implementation             1/12      6/12                            Station-specific implementation strategies report         Objective 2

   Step 3a   Engage and meet with station cities’                3/12      3/12     Consultant(s)          Meeting(s) held with station city representatives
             strategies                                                                                    completed

             representatives
   Step 3b   Prepare preliminary draft of station specific       4/12      4/12     Consultant(s)          Draft of implementation strategies report completed
             implementation strategies report
   Step 3c   Conduct review and comment period on                5/12      5/12     Consultant(s)          Comments on draft implementation strategies report
             preliminary draft of station specific                                                         completed
             implementation strategies report
   Step 3d   Prepare final draft of station specific             6/12      6/12     Consultant(s)          Final draft of implementation strategies report
             implementation strategies report                                                              completed




8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                 Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Conduct corridor-wide market analysis                                                             Consultant
       Develop implementation strategies                                                                 Consultant
                                                                                                                                                                         $100,000

                                                                                                                                                                   Total: $145,000
                                                                                                                                                                           $45,000



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9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

      2011             $100,000
      2012             $45,000
      2013             $
      Total            $145,000*
      *In addition to the $125,000 sub-award, the project budget also includes $20,000 from local funding.




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                                   Working together with the Northstar Commuter Rail station cities to develop a market analysis report and
                                                              implementation strategies will help advance the station cities’ transit-oriented development goals and provide a
                                              Activity 1

                                                              unified transitway system between Minneapolis and Big Lake that provides livable communities and stimulates
Develop a new model for transitway            Activity 2

                                                              economic development, linking workers, housing, employment, and workforce development.
development by aligning transit planning      Activity 3
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                                   How to plan for community engagement and how to conduct community engagement will be included in the
development and economic development.

                                                              development of implementation strategies for station cities.
                                              Activity 3
Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                                   The market analysis will take examine opportunities to increase housing, including workforce housing.
decision-making.
                                              Activity 2
Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                                   Strengthens the economic activity along the line as supported by rail access for communities. Cost benefits for
and people of color.

                                                              companies to operate along the line.
                                              Activity 2
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in    Activity 3

CoO Goal 5:                                                   Develops a marketing strategy to encourage private investment along the corridor.
the global economy.
                                              Activity 2
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                                   Activities work to expand ridership of the Northstar Commuter Rail by stimulating economic development.
investment to the vision.
                                              Activity 2
Accelerate expansion of the transit           Activity 3
system.



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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.



   1. Members of the work team and advisory committee and number of meetings; and engagement of city staff.

   2. Market analysis data collected.

   3. Implementation strategies developed.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

   Possibly a six month and/or one-year follow-up on how the station cities have used the market analysis report and whether any implementation strategies were completed.




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1. What is the name of your project? Jobs Central! Cluster Project



2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



       Burke Murphy, Proj Mgr                    Dept of Employment and Economic Development                 Burke.murphy@state.mn.us                 763-607-4945
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone

       Patricia Brady                            Ramsey County Workforce Solutions                           Patricia.brady@county.ramsey.mn.us
       Ellen Muller                              City of St Paul                                             Ellen.Muller@ci.stpaul.us
       Mary Karcz                                Ramsey County Manger’s Office                               Mary.karcz@co.ramsey.mn.us
       Guthrie, Janet                            Ramsey County Manager’s Office                              Janet.Guthrie@co.ramsey.mn.us
       Maura Brown                               Outreach and Community Engagement
       Jim Zenter                                Ramsey County Workforce Solutions                           James.Zentner@county.ramsey.mn.us


3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Katrina Mitchell                          Project Coordinator, Data Analyst                            katrina@seebeautifuleveryday.com
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone


       Linda Alter                               Project Coordinator, Data Analyst                            alterhomes@mindspring.com




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council. Burke Murphy, DEED, Patricia Brady, WSA Director,
   Ramsey County WFSolutions



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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.



   The Jobs Central! Cluster Project targets the micro region of University Avenue with on the ground outreach and implementation of integrated economic and workforce
   development strategies that link the employment and training services of the Ramsey County Workforce Center and community based organizations on this corridor with the needs
   of existing and emerging industry, including institutions such as hospitals and universities, and small business development. The overarching goal is to align job skills assessment
   and training with the skills of corridor residents to increase access to jobs and support local industry job growth.

   Utilizing an industry cluster approach – looking at traded and local industry as well as anchor institutions, the Jobs Central Cluster Project planning will investigate the alignment of
   existing investments in workforce program services and partnerships with the demands of existing and emerging industry and opportunities related to Corridor growth. Both
   quantitative and qualitative data will be collected and analyzed to understand how existing programs and services support local and traded clusters as a well as disadvantaged
   populations. Two strategic workforce initiatives utilized will be: MN FastTRAC (Training, Resources, and Credentialing Initiative) – a model that enhances employability for low
   wage working learners, it has a targeted investment of reaching Minnesotan’s in the current workforce who do not possess a post-secondary occupational credential or degree.
   Many FastTRAC grants have been awarded to employment service providers targeting the emerging Green economy and Healthcare. A pilot in this project will be marketing the
   WorkKeys Assessment and Career Readiness Credential, to promote the value and utility of the WorkKeys testing tool through outreach and engagement with the businesses and
   anchor institutions in the Corridor to engage them in the use of this assessment credential in recruitment and hiring. Our goal is to reach up to 500 area residents to take the
   WorkKeys assessment tests in math, reading and critical thinking in the first phase of the project.


6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

Economic and workforce development component of HUD grant focusing on University Avenue section of corridor utilizing cluster approach to strengthen and

                   Objective 1: Analyze industry clusters to effectively engage business in job skills training for their industry and align investments in workforce services as well as
                   with the needs of anchor institutions such as the Hospitals, Universities, Private Colleges and Community and Technical Colleges on this Corridor

                   Objective 2: Increase linkages between Ramsey County Workforce Center and other Community Based Organizations delivering job seeker services with needs of
                   existing and emerging industries and anchor institutions



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                   Objective 3: Explore relationships with Anchor Institutions (hospitals, university/colleges, government) for career pathways, diversity programs, purchasing

                   Objective 4: Create a template for cluster activities integrating economic /workforce development in other corridors to be used educating City, County, and State
                   agencies on micro-cluster (local) model of economic and workforce development

                   Objective 5: Connect low-income and disadvantaged populations with training, jobs and ongoing support with WorkKeys Career Readiness Credential,

                   Objective 6: Produce a report and potential tool kit for duplication on other corridors

7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                   Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this             Objective – Which
                                                                                      Must include an        major activity or specific step is complete?                    project objective does
Major                                                             Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                      individual’s name,                                                                     this major activity seek
Activity                                                          Date      Date

                                                                  2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                    to advance? List the
or                                                                (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                  later     or        entity/organization                                                                    objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                             above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                            earlier
                                                                                                                                                                             under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                             activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                             contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                             objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                             leave them blank.
Activity 1   Analyze current WFD programs and services            first 6             Katrina Mitchell       Analyze what is available against what is needed by industry    Objective 2: New career
                                                                  month               50% time               clusters and anchor institutions                                ladder training
                                                                                      Proj Coordinator of                                                                    opportunities identified
                                                                                      Activities 1 - 4                                                                       and coordinated with
                                                                                                                                                                             WorkKeys pilot
  Step 1a    Collect baseline data on job seeker services from                        Linda Alter                                                                            Objective 2
             WFCtr and CBO’s                                                          50% time
                                                                                      Proj Coordinator of
                                                                                      Activities 1 - 4
  Step 1b    Compile one comprehensive resource list                                  Ramsey Cty WF          Disseminate list to local CBO’s that serve minority             Object 2 & 5: Increase
                                                                                      Solutions              populations                                                     access to relevant job
                                                                                                                                                                             skills training
  Step 1c    Analyze secondary and post secondary institution’s                                              Analyze how existing programs and services support local        Objective 5: Best
             workforce preparation programs within the CCP                                                   and traded clusters and anchor institutions                     practices identified and

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                                                                                                                                                          utilized for increasing
                                                                                                                                                          access to post secondary
                                                                                                                                                          credentialing
                                                                                                                                                          opportunities for
                                                                                                                                                          underprepared job
                                                                                                                                                          seekers
Activity 2   Analyze industry clusters                               Burke, Katrina and    Coordinate existing outreach with businesses on Corridor /     Objective 1 & 4: Identify
                                                                     Linda                 build capacity and avoid duplication                           gaps in related and
                                                                                                                                                          supporting industries
                                                                                                                                                          within the Corridor
  Step 2a    Collect baseline data on firms, employers and                                 Determine top clusters in target area                          Objective 1: Work with
             employment concentrations                                                     Develop analysis of cluster strength including local           CBO’s and training
                                                                                           purchasing policies, supply chain, supporting businesses,      organizations to
                                                                                           competition and needs for growth                               steward entrepreneurial
                                                                                                                                                          activity in these
                                                                                                                                                          businesses
  Step 2b    Outreach to local businesses – interviews to discuss                          Community engagement and outreach to market this               Objective 5
             value of WorkKeys, current and future wf needs and                            assessment tool to business and job seekers.
             gaps
Activity 3   Align WF Development with the needs of anchor           Burke, Katrina and    Identify and engage anchor institutions                        Objective 3: Document
             institutions and primary clusters                       Linda                 Identify needs for workforce training                          diversity programs and
                                                                                           Increase job accessibility                                     opportunities; increase
                                                                                                                                                          social capital for entry
                                                                                                                                                          into anchors
 Activity 4 Community Outreach and Engagement                        Collaborative group   Connecting low-income and disadvantaged populations with       Objective 4: Distribute
                                                                                           training, jobs and ongoing support                             tool kit; Document
                                                                                           Educate and engage city, county and state agencies on micro-   cluster based approach
                                                                                           cluster model of workforce and economic development            with business,
                                                                                           practices                                                      communities and
                                                                                                                                                          workforce training
Step 1       Connecting low-income and disadvantaged                                       Identify primary programs where social capital for             Disseminate list of
             populations with training, jobs and ongoing support                           communities of color is enhanced in the corridor               programs to provide
                                                                                                                                                          social capital support
                                                                                                                                                          Promote best practice
Step 2       Educate and engage city, county and state agencies on                         Convene Jobs Central! Cluster Project Collaborative Team –     Objective 4: Feedback
             micro-cluster model of workforce and economic                                 representative of local stakeholders                           process on learning and
             development practices                                                                                                                        application of findings
Activity 5   WorkKeys Assessment Pilot                               Jim Zentner, Ramsey                                                                  Objective 1 – 5:
                                                                     County and                                                                           WorkKeys Assessment

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                                                                    Workforce Ctr Staff                                                                 and Career Readiness
                                                                                                                                                        Credential Pilot for 500
                                                                                                                                                        residents
Step 1       Plan the implementation of WorkKeys utilizing                                Implement on a pilot scale use of WorkKeys.                   Objective 3: Cataloguing
             community engagement strategies                                              Recruit up to 500 residents                                   foundations skills into
                                                                                                                                                        data base
Step 2       Coordinate efforts between workforce center, CBO’s                           Collaboration and commitment on use of WorkKeys with          Objective 5: WorkKeys
             and LRTWorks                                                                 Employment Service Providers, and businesses                  is recognized and
                                                                                                                                                        utilized as effective
                                                                                                                                                        assessment tool and
                                                                                                                                                        credential for job
                                                                                                                                                        placement
Step 3       Survey of workforce needs                                                    Matching and aligning talent pool with business needs and     Objective 1, 2 and 5
                                                                                          opportunities
Step 4       Educating and engaging businesses and job seekers on                         Locations for conducting WorkKeys assessment identified as    Objective 1:
             the value of WorkKeys                                                        well as resources to administer assessments                   Foundational skills of
                                                                                                                                                        first 500 entered into
                                                                                                                                                        database, accessible for
                                                                                                                                                        placement.
Activity 6   Document methodologies, activities, outcomes                                 Identify application in other corridors and produce a
             and lessons learned with recommendations for                                 Final report
             other transitway corridors
Activity 7   Administrative activities                              Burke, Patricia/Jim   Reporting requirements



8.




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9. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
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       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of “personnel,”   Final Recipient This may be the sub-award organization,
       state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                                                  a partner organization, or consultant. If you are doing an
                                                                                                                                                                                Amount

                                                                                                                  RFP and don’t know the specific consultant yet, just say
       This budget reflects a 12 month time line                                                                  “consultant.”
       Project management (co-chairs)                                                                                                                                              TBD
       Cluster Component                                                                                                                                                           TBD
       • Supervision
       • Analysis
       • Consultants
       • Fiscal activities
       • Reports and grant management

       Pilot Component
       • Supervision                                                                                                                                                               TBD
       • Assessments, training, outreach and related costs
       • Transportation
       • Consultants
       • Supplies and materials
       • Indirect Costs
       • Direct Costs
       • Fund for Expansion Phase of NCRC Assessments
       Total                                                                                                                                                                    $200,000


10. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
    only; we won’t hold you to it.
        2011           $ 200,000
        2012           $
        2013           $
        Total          $200,000


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11. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of       Major         Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal
Opportunity        Activity

                   ) – from
Goals              Number(s

                   question 7
                   above
CoO Goal 1:        Activities    Research best practice wf training aligned with anchor institutions and industry clusters targeting disadvantaged and underserved
                   1, 2 and 3,   populations
                   5
Develop a new
model for
transitway
development by
aligning transit
planning and
engineering with
land use
planning,
affordable
housing,
workforce
development and
economic

CoO Goal 2:        Activity 4
development.

Engage
historically-                    Connecting low-income and
underrepresente
d communities in
                                 disadvantages populations with
transitway                       training, jobs and ongoing support      Identify primary programs where
planning and                                                             social capital for communities of color                                               Promote best practice social
decision-making.
                                                                         is enhanced in corridor.                Disseminate list of programs to provide       capital program such as
                                                                                                                 social capital support.                       CAP’s “Circles of Support.”


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CoO Goal 3:           Activity 1   Compile one comprehensive resource list; Disseminate list to local CBO’s that serve minority populations;
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                      Steps        Analyze secondary and post secondary institution’s workforce preparation programs within the CCCP; Analyze how existing programs and
                      b and c      services support local and traded clusters and anchor institutions and align job skills training with access to transitway employment
Use transitway


                                   opportunities
development to
expand access to

                      Activity 5
jobs and
affordable


                                   WorkKeys Assessment and Career Readiness Credential Pilot for 500 residents
housing,
particularly for
low-income


                                   Analyze industry clusters – traded and local as well as Anchor Institutions – for occupations in demand, skills gaps, and align job skills
populations and

CoO Goal 4:           Activity 2
people of color.

Enhance the                        training opportunities with education and workforce pipeline to serve both businesses and job seekers
region’s ability to


                                   Analyze industry clusters – traded and local as well as Anchor Institutions – for occupations in demand, skills gaps, and align job skills
compete in the

CoO Goal 5:           Activity 2
global economy.

Secure and align                   training opportunities with education and workforce pipeline to serve both businesses and job seekers
                      Activity 1   Analyze current WFD programs and services
public,
philanthropic,

                      Activity 4
and private


                                   Connecting low-income and disadvantaged populations with training, jobs and ongoing support
resources to
attract robust
private


                                   The outcome of this project will inform and demonstrate density of jobs and connectivity of transit system
investment to the

CoO Goal 6:           Project
vision.

                      outcome
                      report
Accelerate
expansion of the
transit system.




12.




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13. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3/22/11




    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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14. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

       a. Numbers of residents who complete WorkKeys assessment
       b. Number of who receive a National Career Readiness Certificate
       c. How many employers use WorkKeys to employ people in the Jobs Central! section of corridor?
       d. How many CBO’s use WorkKeys to prepare job seekers
       e. Number of businesses, hospitals and universities/ institutions who participate in project either through survey, face to face meetings, or participation in meetings.
       f. Number of CBO’s (employment service providers) who are contacted and participate in planning for job training in alignment with industry clusters and anchor
          institution needs
       g. Report and tool kit are completed and available for other corrdidors (template for duplication)




15. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?
      a. Businesses and institutions participate in industry focused collaborations .
      b. Did we have participation by minority and underserved populations.
      c. On time and within budget
      d. Collaborative team develops sustainable practices.




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1. What is the name of your project?
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     Transit Corridors: Alternative Energy Models

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



       Nina Axelson                              District Energy St. Paul                                    Nina.axelson@districtenergy.com           651-925-8147
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                     Phone

       Bjorn Gangeness                           District Energy St. Paul                                    Bjorn.gangeness@districtenergy.com        651-925-8249




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                     Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.


Nina Axelson



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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

   District heating can be one of the most efficient energy distribution technologies in the world when complementing a system of combined heat and power (CHP). As a distribution
   technology, it is fuel flexible, meaning heat can come from any source if is consistent and controllable. For example, District Energy St. Paul produces thermal energy from biomass,
   natural gas, coal and fuel oil, and now solar. District heating most commonly serves large loads in concentrated areas. The purpose of this project is to find ways of serving smaller
   loads in transit corridors with a range of building sizes and uses. This requires examination of alternative business models, renewable energy development, more effective and
   affordable technologies, and delivery efficiency.




6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: Develop alternative energy business models that could be demonstrated on transit corridors.
       Objective 2: Develop local alternatives to traditional gas or oil based energy systems.
       Objective 3: Create an inventory of available technologies to efficiently serve businesses, industries and residents in transit corridors.



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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                    Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this           Objective – Which
                                                                                        Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                  project objective does
Major                                                               Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                        individual’s name,                                                                  this major activity seek
Activity                                                            Date      Date

                                                                    2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                 to advance? List the
or                                                                  (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                    later     or        entity/organization                                                                 objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                            above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                              earlier
                                                                                                                                                                            under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                            activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                            contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                            objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                            leave them blank.
Activity 1   Examine alternative energy business models that        3/11      10/11     Nina Axelson          Alternative business models will be available to test         Objective #1
             could be demonstrated on transit corridors.                                                      within the District Energy customer base or other local
                                                                                                              utility.
  Step 1a    Conduct research on other public, private, and         3/11      6/11      Bjorn Gangeness       Information will be gathered from a minimum of 10
             municipal utilities.                                                                             utilities.
  Step 1b    Survey utilities that have had success or              6/11      8/11      Bjorn Gangeness       Communication will be initiated with a minimum of 4
             experience with this model.                                                                      utilities.
  Step 1c    Craft a set of recommendations based on the            8/11      10/11     Nina Axelson          The set of recommendations are prepared for
             collected information.                                                                           circulation with the other grant partners.
Activity 2   Develop local alternatives to traditional gas or oil   09/11     05/12     Nina Axelson          Alternative energies will be available to test within the     Objective #2
             based energy systems.                                                                            Central Corridor customer base.
  Step 2a    Conduct research on alternative energy                 09/11     12/11     Bjorn Gangeness       Renewable integration will be researched within a
             production utilizing renewable energy.                                                           minimum of 10 utilities or other production entities.
  Step 2b    Research available grants and subsidies to             10/11     12/1      Bjorn Gangeness       A list of available subsidies will be completed for
             support development or installation of                                                           implementation of projects after 2011.
             renewable.
  Step 2c    Survey potential adopters or investors.                01/12     02/12     Bjorn Gangeness       Communication will be initiated with a minimum of 4
                                                                                                              potential implementers.
  Step 2d    Craft a set of recommendations for increasing the      02/12     05/12     Nina Axelson          The set of recommendations are prepared for
             use of renewable within transit corridors.                                                       circulation with the other grant partners.

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Activity 3     Create an inventory of available technologies to    11/11     09/12     Nina Axelson        At least one available technology will be tested within      Objective #3
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               efficiently serve businesses, industries and                                                the District Energy customer base.
               residents in transit corridors.
Step 3a        Research the best available technologies for        11/11     04/12     Nina Axelson        An inventory of available technologies will be
               distributed energy systems and customer side                                                completed.
               thermal interfaces.
Step 3b        Select a demonstration customer for                 03/12     04/12     Bjorn Gangeness     An MOU will be completed with a selected customer.
               implementation.
Step 3c        Install at least one selected technology.           04/12     09/12     Bjorn Gangeness     Installation will be completed.
Step 3d        Create a report of all researched and tested        07/12     09/12     Nina Axelson        Recommendations will be circulated with grant
               technologies.                                                                               partners.




8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

          Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of    Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
          “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                         organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                  Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
          Salary and Benefits for Nina Axelson (Project Manager)                                         District Energy                                          $45,000
          Salary and Benefits for Bjorn Gangeness (Assistant Project Manager)                            District Energy                                          $55,000
          Salary and Benefits for Jeff Volovsek (Project Engineer)                                       District Energy                                          $15,000
          Salary and Benefits for Ray Watts (Project Engineer)                                           District Energy                                          $17,000
          Salary and Benefits for Anders Rydaker (Senior Advisor)                                        District Energy                                          $12,000
          Salary and Benefits for Michael Ahern (Project Advisor)                                        District Energy                                          $6,000
                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                  $150,000

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9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011           $50,000
       2012           $100,000
       2013           $
       Total          $150,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
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    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   1,3             Developing sustainable and affordable energy options is crucial to the vitality of economic development and
Develop a new model for transitway                            affordable housing.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                   2               Historically underrepresented communities do not traditionally have access to clean, environmental, and affordable
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented                          energy options. This research offers that opportunity.
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   1,2             In addition to offering affordable energy choices, alternative energy systems can also serve as a source of job creation.
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   1,2,3           European systems are already integrating energy and transit, the US does not have many examples of this integration.
and people of color.

                                                              And none are a complete showcase of these infrastructure and job-growth investments. This project draws these
                                                              options together with the potential to grow a showcase within many transit corridors.
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

CoO Goal 5:                                   2,3             District Energy has already seen a growth of interest and investment in many aspects of its business model, finding
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                   more innovative and affordable options will certainly draw more investment to local transit corridors.
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                                   N/A
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.




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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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X   Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   X   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for            Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment          the region.                                                                    range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
X   Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      X   Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per              Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.       household.                                                                     poverty and minority segregation.

X   Increased participation and decision-making in developing and              Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on       X    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations             underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization           to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.                   while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                               disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income                 Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged                 30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

   Measure 1 – The gathering of information regarding unique business models. This information may be difficult to obtain and translate to local recommendations.
   Measure 2 – Implementation of demonstration projects. These are key to showing the possibility of research.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project? We would also recommend the influence this information and implementation has on other
    project planning. If it is understood and successful, it should influence other regional planners, devlopment and transportation corridors.




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1. What is the name of your project?
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     Consultant for Improving Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Rental Housing

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                       Organization                                               Email                                     Phone

       Katy Lindblad                              MN Housing                                                 Katy.lindblad@state.mn.us                 651-296-3617
       Jeanette Blankenship                       MN Housing                                                 Jeanette.blankenship@state.mn.us          651-296-3706




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                       Organization                                               Email                                     Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Katy Lindblad, MN Housing




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.



   MN Housing will hire a consultant to investigate, promote and implement a pilot program for benchmarking affordable multifamily property buildings to determine energy use and
   target improvements that have the greatest impact in improving energy efficiency. Through the benchmarking pilot, Minnesota Housing and its stakeholders will learn more
   information about what motivates landlords to improve energy efficiency, with the goal of reducing operating costs through reduced energy consumption as a lever in retaining
   affordable housing along central corridor.




6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: To improve information about building performance as a key component in motivating landlords to improve energy efficiency to support sustainable communities




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
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   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this          Objective – Which
                                                                                    Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                 project objective does
Major                                                           Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                    individual’s name,                                                                 this major activity seek
Activity                                                        Date      Date

                                                                2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                to advance? List the
or                                                              (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                later     or        entity/organization                                                                objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                       above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                          earlier
                                                                                                                                                                       under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                       activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                       contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                       objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                       leave them blank.
Activity 1   Complete RFP for consultant                        5/11      6/11      Jeanette              RFP published                                                1
                                                                                    Blankenship

Activity 2   Hire Consultant                                    6/11      7/11      Jeanette              Consultant is hired                                          1
                                                                                    Blankenship

Activity 3   Consultant completes work plan                     7/11      7/12      Jeanette              At least 20 properties along the Central Corridor are        1
                                                                                    Blankenship           participating in the benchmarking pilot
  Step 3a    Recruits diverse properties
  Step 3b    Gets data into benchmarking system
  Step 3c    Reviews benchmarking data with landlords
  Step 3d    Recommends improvements
  Step 3e    Recommends affordable financing for
             improvements
  Step 3f    Writes report on pilot




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8.   Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

        Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
        “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                   Amount

                                                                                                          If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                          consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
                                                                                                                                                                   $
        Payment for Consultant                                                                            Consultant                                               $20,000
                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                   $
                                                                                                                                                                   $20,000



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

        2011            $10,000
        2012            $10,000
        2013            $
        Total           $20,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   3               By targeting energy efficiency improvements to a transitway corridor, operating cost are reduced, which makes it
Develop a new model for transitway                            easier to maintain affordable housing along transitway and more “green” jobs are brought to the transitway.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                   3               The project will lower the combined cost of housing and transit, enabling underrepresented communities to locate
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented                          near transit and participate in decision-making.
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   3               Energy efficient multifamily properties will be more affordable for residents and landlords, promoting the retention
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand                          of affordable housing located on transitway.
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   3               Affordable housing and transit will attract high quality workers which will enhance our ability to compete in the
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in                    global economy

CoO Goal 5:                                   3               The benchmarking pilot will work in partnership with public and private entities and will leverage additional
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                   resources to support sustainable communities.
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                   3               Linking energy efficient affordable rental housing and transit will increase the demand for transit and support transit
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit                           expansion
system.



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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for       Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                               range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per         Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                                poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on       Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization      to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.




   1. The Consultant will submit an action plan
   2. Benchmarking tools will be available to all corridors based on success of the pilot.
   3. Affordable multifamily rental properties along Central Corridor will improve energy efficiency based on new benchmarking data.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?




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1. What is the name of your project?
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      Central Corridor: Stormwater & Green Infrastructure Planning

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



                                                 City of Saint Paul                                          Josh.Williams@ci.stpaul.mn.us            651/266-6659
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone

       Wes Saunders-Pearce (Water Resources      City of Saint Paul                                          Wes.Saunders-                            651/266-9112
       Josh Williams

       Coordinator)                                                                                          Pearce@ci.stpaul.mn.us




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council. Project manager, Josh Williams.




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

   The purpose of the Central Corridor Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Planning Project is to create a framework for the development of shared, stacked-function green
   infrastructure. These stormwater management elements features will be constructed to “stack” additional functionality such as a rain garden acting as the organizing feature of a shared
   open space, or a permeable-surface pedestrian plaza atop an infiltration basin with stormwater serving to irrigate trees integrated into the plaza design. This approach will facilitate
   redevelopment in a dense, urban context where small parcel size, soil conditions, and site configuration typically make achieving required stormwater management benchmarks as part
   of an individual development project infeasible. The project will include both technical studies to site and design stormwater infrastructure and development of policy and institutional
   structures for development, operation and regulation of these facilities on a cooperative, area-wide, multi-parcel basis, and will be conducted in cooperation with the Mississippi
   Watershed Management Organization (MWMO). The project will also be coordinated and share data with an ongoing community-wide environmental site assessment funded by the U.S.
   Environmental Protection Agency.

   All potential stormwater facilities will be sited on private property, or, in the case of public facilities, on city-owned right-of-way. At the time of green infrastructure development, all
   construction will be reviewed through standard city procedures and coordinated as needed with the Central Corridor Project Office, the entity responsible for construction of the light-
   rail transit line within county-owned right-of-way.



6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: Complete technical studies and characterize green infrastructure development landscape.

       Objective 2: Site and complete advance design of redevelopment area green infrastructure facilities.

       Objective 3: Establish policy and institutional framework for financing and operation of green infrastructure stormwater facilities.

       Objective 4: Create “site development guide” or similar materials to promote cooperative, green infrastructure-based approach to stormwater management for Central Corridor
       redevelopment and develop recommendations for replication of model in other corridors.




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
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   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                      Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this      Objective – Which project
                                                                                       Must include an          major activity or specific step is complete?             objective does this major
Major                                                              Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                       individual’s name,                                                                activity seek to advance?
Activity                                                           Date      Date

                                                                   2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                               List the objective number
or                                                                 (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                   later     or        entity/organization                                                               from above. The specific
                                                                                                                                                                         steps under the major
Specific

                                                                             earlier
                                                                                                                                                                         activities will probably
Step

                                                                                                                                                                         contribute to the same
Number

                                                                                                                                                                         objective, so you can leave
                                                                                                                                                                         them blank.
Activity 1   Technical evaluation of green stormwater              4/11      9/12      Josh Williams, City      Green infrastructure landscape map and report            Obj. 1, Obj. 2
             infrastructure needs and opportunities                                    of Saint Paul
  Step 1a    Create scope of work for initial round of technical   4/11      6/11      Josh Williams, City      Issuance of initial RFP(s)
             studies                                                                   of Saint Paul
  Step 1b    Identify and scope any additional studies needed      9/11      3/12      Josh Williams, City      Issuance of additional RFP(s) (as needed)
                                                                                       of Saint Paul
  Step 1c    Compilation and analysis of technical data into       6/11      9/12      Josh Williams, City      Green infrastructure landscape map and report
             green infrastructure landscape map(s) and                                 of Saint Paul
             report
Activity 2   Siting and advance design of stacked-function         9/11      3/13      Josh Williams, City      Site profiles and advance green infrastructure design    Obj. 2
             green infrastructure components                                           of Saint Paul            documents
  Step 2a    Characterize potential green infrastructure           9/11      3/12      Josh Williams, City      Site profiles
             component sites                                                           of Saint Paul
  Step 2b    Bid and complete advance design work                  1/12      3/13      Josh Williams, City      Advance green infrastructure design documents
                                                                                       of Saint Paul
Activity 3   Policy roundtable with municipal and watershed        6/11      6/12      Josh Williams, City      Policy white papers and/or partners’ MOU; Policy         Obj. 3
             partners                                                                  of Saint Paul            memo and/or official municipal action
  Step 3a    Determine watershed permitting parameters             9/11      6/12      Josh Williams, City      Policy white paper and/or partners’ MOU
                                                                                       of Saint Paul
  Step 3b    Determine municipal regulatory/oversight role         6/11      6/12      Josh Williams, City      Policy memo and/or official municipal action
                                                                                       of Saint Paul
Activity 4   Establish provisional green infrastructure            1/12      6/13      Josh Williams, City      Policy white paper and/or pilot site development         Obj. 3
             financing and management structure                                        of Saint Paul            agreement

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  Step 4a    Establish provisional green infrastructure            1/12    6/13     Josh Williams, City      Policy white paper and/or pilot site development
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             financing and management structure                                     of Saint Paul            agreement
Activity 5   Create “site development guide” for promotion of      9/12    9/13     Josh Williams, City      “Site development guide” or similar and white paper      Obj. 4
             shared green infrastructure development model                          of Saint Paul            with recommendations/action steps for model
             and recommendations for model replication                                                       replication
  Step 5a    Create “site development guide” for promotion of      9/12    9/13     Josh Williams, City      “Site development guide” or similar
             shared green infrastructure development model                          of Saint Paul
  Step 5b    Develop recommendations for model replication         9/12    9/13     Josh Williams, City      White paper with recommendations/action steps for
             on other corridors                                                     of Saint Paul            model replication on other corridors




8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of        Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                             organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                   Amount

                                                                                                          If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                          consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Technical studies, green infrastructure siting and design                                          Consultant(s)                                            $ 205,000
       Salary and benefits for City of Saint Paul staff (TBD)*                                            City of Saint Paul                                       $ 110,000
       Additional contracts for legal services** (MOUs and/or development agreements)                     Consultant(s)                                            $ 35,000
       Document and promotional material production and distribution                                      City of Saint Paul                                       $ 10,000
       Process and meeting facilitation                                                                   Contractor                                               $ 10,000

* The majority of this amount is to fund development of the policy and regulatory framework and the financing and management structure for the green infrastructure stormwater
                                                                                                                                                                   $ 370,000

features to be developed. A significant portion of this work may be carried out by contractors, in which case said contractors would be the final recipient of funds.

** Have not yet determined whether or not this will be required.




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9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011           $ 175,000
       2012           $ 125,000
       2013           $ 70,000
       Total          $ 370,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
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    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                                   By facilitating the replication of the model for shared, multi-function green infrastructure on other transitway
                                                              corridors, this project will promote more land- and cost-efficient development, which can in turn help to reduce
                                              5

                                                              housing costs.
Develop a new model for transitway
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                                   These activities build the framework for a model of shared, multi-function green infrastructure and provide a basis for
development and economic development.

                                                              property owner-driven redevelopment (as opposed to a land assembly, developer-driven approach) that reduces
                                              1,2,3,4

                                                              upfront costs and engages patient capital to enable development that is affordable and meets the need of existing
Engage historically-underrepresented

                                                              populations along the transitway. To the extent that low-income populations, persons of color, and historically under-
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                                   represented populations have a significant presence along the Central Corridor, these activities will help to advance
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand                          CoO Goals 2 and 3.
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                                   The application of the model for shared, multi-function green infrastructure promotes and enables more cost- and
and people of color.

                                                              land-efficient development, particularly in the efficient re-use of land at the region’s core, and thereby improves
                                              1,2,3,4,5

                                                              regional competitiveness.
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

CoO Goal 5:                                                   The development model enacted by these activities makes more efficient use of existing resources and attracts private
the global economy.

                                                              investment which follows innovation.
                                              1,2,3,4,5
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                   n/a
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.




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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for      Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                              range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per        Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                               poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on      Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization     to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

   Measure 1: Area for which shared green infrastructure for stormwater management has been designed and site. This can be expressed as a number of acres, a percentage of total project
   area or subwatersheds studied, or in terms of identified redevelopment opportunity sites for which stormwater management facilities have been sited and designed.
   Measure 2:Number of sited and designed green infrastructure elements for which a corresponding property owner capital, maintenance and stormwater credit sharing agreement has
   been executed or agreed to in principle. For public regional stormwater facilities, official city action or documents identifying a proposed green infrastructure element for priority for
   future capital funding shall be considered the equivalent of a property owner agreement.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?
    Longer term, the number of green infrastructure elements sited and designed by this project which actually get built, and the extent to which a new model for shared stormwater
    management planning is institutionalized and replicated along other corridors will both be indicators of the success of this project.




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1. What is the name of your project?
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   Further Fair Housing




2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone
       Katy Lindblad – Project Manager           Minnesota Housing Finance Agency                            Katy.lindblad@state.mn.us               651-296-3617
       (interim)




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       N/A
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.
      Katy Lindblad – Program Manager (interim)


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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.



   In order to further social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity, funds will be used to assess current affirmative fair housing marketing plans and publish a best practices
   manual designed for use by the real estate industry, owners and managers of rental housing, and units of government. This best-practices manual would focus on marketing low
   and moderate income rental housing located in communities with quality living opportunities and access to multi-modal transportation corridors, and aimed at overcoming
   impediments to fair housing identified in the 2009 regional Analysis of Impediments.

   In addition, funds would be used to develop a simplified, metro-wide fair housing resource guide and referral system to be used by all Consortium partners and contractors. The
   ultimate goal of this effort would be that individuals of similar income levels in the same housing market area would have a like range of housing choices available to them
   regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status.




6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.


       Objective 1. -   Promote equitable housing within the target region for low-income populations and communities of color.
       Objective 2.     Address disconnect between low- and moderate-income workforce and
                        access to employment options
       Objective 3.     Reduce social and economic disparities for low-income individuals and families and communities of color within the target region.
       Objective 4.     Integrate affordable housing planning into transitway development to expand access to jobs for low-income populations and people of color.
       Objective 5.     Overcome impediments to fair housing identified in the AI.




7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

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              Description - 1 sentence only                                                                 Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this             Objective – Which
                                                                            (m/y) 11/13   Party Must        major activity or specific step is complete?                    project objective does
Major                                                       Start Date      End Date      Responsible

                                                            2/11 or later   or earlier    include an                                                                        this major activity seek
Activity                                                    (m/y )

                                                                                          individual’s                                                                      to advance? List the
or

                                                                                          name, may                                                                         objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                            above. The specific steps
Specific
                                                                                          also include an
                                                                                          entity/organiz                                                                    under the major
Step

                                                                                          ation                                                                             activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                            contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                            objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                            leave them blank.

Activity 1.                                                 5/11            8/11          KatyLindblad      RFP published and responses received by 5/1/2011                Objectives 1-5
                                                                                          or project        RFP review committee established, RFP submissions
                                                                                          manager           distributed for comment and selection.
              RFP for consultant


Step 1a.                                                    4/11            6/11          Katy              RFP published and RFP review committee established
                                                                                          Lindblad or
                                                                                          project
              Develop RFP


                                                                                          manager
Step 1b.                                                    6/11            7/11          Katy              RFP submissions reviewed and selections made
                                                                                          Lindblad or
                                                                                          project
              Consultant selection


                                                                                          manager
Activity 2                                                  7/11            8/11          Katy              Contract executed with consultant                               Objectives 1-5
                                                                                          Lindblad or
                                                                                          project
              Hire a consultant


                                                                                          manager
Activity 3                                                  8/11            1/12          Katy              New best practices approach to assess and make                  Objectives 1-5
                                                                                          Lindblad or       recommendations for affirmatively furthering fair
                                                                                          project           housing and other civil rights standards in the plans to
              Consultant completes work plan


                                                                                          manager           address sustainable communities, based in significant
                                                                                                            part on the 2009 regional Analysis of Impediments (AI).
  Step 3a     Assess current affirmative marketing plans and 7/11           7/11          Consultant        Program manager to review progress reports from                 Objectives 1-5
                                                                                          and program       consultant and meet to discuss results of reviewing
                                                                                          manager           existing fair housing market plans within corridors
                                                                                                            through the development of the best practices manual.
              publish a best practices manual designed for use
              by the real estate industry, owners and
              managers of rental housing, and units of
              government, to focus on:

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                                                                                                           Target publicity and information to real estate industry,
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                                                                                                           owners and managers of rental housing, and units of
                 •

                                                                                                           government through website links, information or
                     marketing low and moderate income


                                                                                                           presentations at affordable housing trainings,
                     rental housing located in communities


                                                                                                           conferences and trade shows.
                     with quality living opportunities;
                 •    providing access to housing in multi-
                     modal transportation corridors; and
                 •   overcoming impediments to fair


   Step 3b Develop a Resource Guide and referral system       12/11         11/13          Consultant      Evaluation of draft resource guide and referral system      Objectives 1-5
                     housing identified in the AI.


                                                                                           and program     to determine if adjustments are necessary. Publish final
                                                                                           manager         resource guide and initiate use of referral system.
           to implement the best practices manual


8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                 Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Consultant contract to produce Best Practice Manual                                               Consultant                                              $40,000
       Consultant contract for resource guide and referral service                                       Consultant                                              $60,000
                                                                                                                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                 $100,000



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011            $60,000
       2012            $20,000
       2013            $20,000
       Total           $100,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                               3/22/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   Activity 3      The development of fair housing best practices and a readily available manual will expand the ability of jurisdictions to
Develop a new model for transitway                            provide a range of housing choices within their community.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                   Activity 3
development and economic development.
                                                              The project will integrate fair housing criteria into organizations and jurisdictions involved in transit planning in a timeframe
Engage historically-underrepresented                          that should incorporate best practices to the benefit of low-income communities.
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   Activity 3      The project will address disconnect between low- and moderate-income workforce and access to employment options
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand                          by bringing considerable expertise on fair housing to the consortium and local jurisdictions involved in transit planning.
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   Activity 3
and people of color.
                                                              Overcoming impediments to fair housing can bring new economic opportunities to community completing in the global
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

CoO Goal 5:                                   Activity 3      The development of Fair Housing Best Practices will increase access to housing opportunities for low-income workers
                                                              marketplace.
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                   and provide additional transit access to jobs
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                   Activity 3      Linking affordable housing and transit will increase the demand for transit and support transit expansion.
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.




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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.




       •   Development of a best practices manual available to the real estate industry, owners and managers of rental housing and units of local government


   Continued review of affirmative fair housing plans in jurisdictions along transit corridors to evaluate their recommendations for affirmatively furthering fair housing and other civil rights
   standards in the plans to address sustainable communities, based in significant part on the 2009 regional Analysis of Impediments (AI).




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?
    • Continued coordination and communication with jurisdictions, real estate professionals, HousingLink and non-profits to determine whether low-income communities and
      communities of color report increased access to rental housing along transit corridors.
    • Aggregate information related to affordable rental housing access near transit corridors and employment and training contacts within corridors.
    • Aggregate information relating to decreased concentrations of poverty in jurisdictions with transit corridors.
    • Determine whether this are positive changes in minority segregation in jurisdictions participating in the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant.




HUD Outcomes Advanced by project:
     h. Increased proportion of low- and very-low income households within to transit commute of major employment centers.
     k. Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentration of poverty and minority segregation.




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                                                                                                                                     17. Enhance HousingLink Services – Draft Work Plan


1. What is the name of your project?
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      Enhance HousingLink Services

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone




       Katy Lindblad (interim)                   Minnesota Housing Finance Agency                            Katy.lindblad@state.mn.us               651-296-0756


3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.


       Katy Lindblad                             Minnesota Housing                                           katy.lindblad@state.mn.us               651-296-3617
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                   Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Katy Lindblad (interim project manager)




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

   Enhance HousingLink.org, web-based clearinghouse for affordable housing-related data, information and resources. The enhancements will enable housing seekers to use HousingLink’s
   map interface, to allow for searches of vacancy listings and housing stock data with overlays of interest such as transit options or other neighborhood characteristics. Details of accessibility
   features will be added to the searchable data base as well as property size, age, and programs, when available. The final product will also combine private market data with subsidized data
   for a more complete picture of the affordable housing market, both visually and textually through online reporting.

6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: Enhance HousingLink’s data to include a deeper level of information on accessibility features, property size, age, and programs.
       Objective 2: Provide a more complete picture of the metro-area affordable housing market both visually and through online reporting.

7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                        Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this            Objective – Which
                                                                                          Must include an         major activity or specific step is complete?                   project objective does
Major                                                               Start      End        Responsible Party

                                                                                          individual’s name,                                                                     this major activity seek
Activity                                                            Date       Date

                                                                    2/11 or    11/13      may also include an                                                                    to advance? List the
or                                                                  (m/y )     (m/y)

                                                                    later      or         entity/organization                                                                    objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                                 above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                               earlier
                                                                                                                                                                                 under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                                 activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                                 contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                                 objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                                 leave them blank.
Activity 1   Negotiate contract with HousingLink                    4/1        6/1        Katy Lindblad           Contract executed                                              1&2
Activity 2   Data gathering                                         7/11       9/11       Consultant                                                                             1
  Step 2a    Determine data needs                                   7/11       8/11       Consultant              Initial requirements and rough design documents                1
  Step 2b    Gather data                                            8/11       9/11       Consultant              Preliminary requirements definition                            1
Activity 3   Design functionality and look of web interface         9/11       1/12       Consultant                                                                             1&2
  Step 3a    Usability test, wireframe prototype                    9/11       11/11      Consultant              Non-working prototype demonstrating work flow                  1&2
  Step 3b    Revise requirements                                    11/11      1/12       Consultant              Updated requirements definition                                1&2

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Activity 4     Develop web interface and supporting pages        1/12      3/12     Consultant             Mock working web interface                                 1&2
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   Step 4a     Static page prototype, usability testing          1/12      2/12     Consultant                                                                        1&2
Step 4b        Revise issues                                     2/12      2/12     Consultant             Finalized requirements and design documents                1&2
Step 4c        Test web interface and functionality              2/12      3/12     Consultant             Operational test website                                   1&2
Activity 5     Implement & roll-out                              4/12      7/12     Consultant                                                                        1&2
Step 5a        Soft-release on website and test                  4/12      4/12     Consultant             Live on site, controlled access                            1&2
Step 5b        Public release on website, press release          4/12      6/12     Consultant             Public access                                              1&2
Step 5c        Promote enhanced capability throughout            6/12      Ongoin   Consultant                                                                        1&2
               community                                                   g

8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Consultant payment                                                                                HousingLink                                            $100,000
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                $100,000



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011             $ 50,000
       2012             $ 50,000
       2013             $
       Total            $




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                         3/22/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   5               The enhanced reporting capabilities will provide starting points for discussion on these topics.
Develop a new model for transitway
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   5               Planners will be able to use HousingLink’s website to look at the existing housing stock, the affordability of the stock,
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand                          and the impact that may occur as different areas are develop.
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   5               Provide an easy resource for employees of companies in a variety of positions to get information on housing options
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in                    in the region.

CoO Goal 5:                                   2&5             HousingLink data can help inform the needs assessment of our region for affordable housing development and
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                   preservation. Looking at trends over time in the affordable housing supply in our region.
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.




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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
                                                                                                                                                                                  3/22/11


    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

   Web and data statistics can be used to track the success of this project. HousingLink also tracks there number of references to our data and the amount of federal dollars leveraged
   into Minnesota as a result of the data we provide. An example is the foreclosure data that we gather and provide was used to help leverage the amount of NSP funding that
   Minnesota received.



13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

   With a comprehensive evaluation of individuals about the impact of the data available and the housing choice they made. Survey community planners and policymakers to see if the
   reports that become available the impact the community planning and decision making.




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                                                                                                           18. Location Efficient and Energy Efficient Mortgage Products – Draft Work Plan


1. What is the name of your project?
                                                                                                                                                                                  3/22/11


   Consultant for Location Efficient and Energy Efficient Mortgage Products



2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                     Phone

       Stephanie Oyen                            MN Housing                                                  Stephanie.oyen@state.mn.us                651-297-3132
       Kimberly Stuart                           MN Housing                                                  Kim.stuart@state.mn.us                    651-296-9959

       Katy Lindblad                             MN Housing                                                  Katy.lindblad@state.mn.us                 651-296-3617




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                     Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.
      Katy Lindblad, MN Housing




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.




   MN Housing will hire a consultant to investigate, promote and bring about the development of location efficient and energy efficient mortgage products by working with the
   government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and key lenders in the MN market. The availability of EEM/LEM products
   will support sustainable communities through residential housing location choice and reduction in energy use.




6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: To make location efficient and energy efficient mortgage products available in MN to support sustainable communities




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
                                                                                                                                                                                  3/22/11


   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this          Objective – Which
                                                                                    Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                 project objective does
Major                                                           Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                    individual’s name,                                                                 this major activity seek
Activity                                                        Date      Date

                                                                2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                to advance? List the
or                                                              (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                later     or        entity/organization                                                                objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                       above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                          earlier
                                                                                                                                                                       under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                       activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                       contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                       objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                       leave them blank.
Activity 1   Complete RFP for consultant                        5/11      6/11      Kimberly Stuart       RFP published                                                1

Activity 2   Hire Consultant                                    6/11      7/11      Kimberly Stuart       Consultant is hired                                          1

Activity 3   Consultant completes work plan                     7/11      7/12      Kimberly Stuart       New EEM/LEM Product is Available in MN. If not,              1
                                                                                                          Consultant will provide a detailed report on the
                                                                                                          necessary steps for establishing an EEM/LEM product in
                                                                                                          MN
  Step 3a    Analyze the issue
  Step 3b    Develop product description
  Step 3c    Complete action plan
  Step 3d    Develop timeline for GSEs/Hud to offer product
  Step 3e    New EEM/LEM Product Available. If not,
             Consultant will provide a detailed report on the
             necessary steps for establishing an EEM/LEM
             product in MN




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8.   Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

        Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
        “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                    Amount

                                                                                                          If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                          consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
                                                                                                                                                                    $
        Payment for Mortgage Consultant                                                                   Mortgage Consultant                                       $60,000
                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                    $60,000



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

        2011            $30,000
        2012            $30,000
        2013            $
        Total           $60,000




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   3               The development of location efficient and energy efficient mortgage products supports affordable housing and links
Develop a new model for transitway                            affordable housing to transitway development and transportation.
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:                                   3               The project will lower the combined cost of housing and transit, enabling underrepresented communities to locate
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented                          near transit and participate in decision-making.
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:                                   3               A desirable location efficient mortgage product will increase access to affordable housing by lowering the combined
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand                          cost of transportation and housing which increases the affordability for targeted population.
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:                                   3               Affordable housing and transit will attract high quality workers which will enhance our ability to compete in the
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in                    global economy

CoO Goal 5:                                   3               The development of a EEM/LEM involves collaboration among public and private entities and will leverage these
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                   additional resources to support sustainable communities
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:                                   3               Linking affordable housing and transit will increase the demand for transit and support transit expansion
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.



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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for       Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                               range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per         Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                                poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on       Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization      to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.




   1. The Consultant will submit an action plan
   2. New EEM/LEM product will be available from key lending partners in MN
   3. If not, the consultant will provide a detailed report on the steps that need to be taken in order for an EEM/LEM product to be available in MN.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?




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1. What is the name of your project?
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       Research on How to Achieve System-Level, Transit-Oriented Jobs-Housing Balance

2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.


       Name                                      Organization                                                 Email                                   Phone
       Dr. Yingling Fan                          Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota   yingling@umn.edu                        (612) 626-2930
       Dawn Spanhake                             Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota   spanh001@umn.edu                        (612) 626-1536
       Andrew Guthrie                            Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota   guth0064@umn.edu                        (612) 624-2082
       Research Assistant (TBD)                  Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                      Organization                                                 Email                                   Phone
       Jan Lucke                                 Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota   jlucke@umn.edu                          (612) 625-8401


4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council.

       Elaine Pioske
       Accountant II/Grant Coordinator
       Humphrey School of Public Affairs
       Phone: (612) 625-0353
       Email: piosk001@umn.edu




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                      3/22/11


   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

       To fully realize the potential of transitways in improving regional-level jobs-housing balance, the private sector needs to buy-in to transit-oriented development. Further, for low- and
       medium-income households to benefit from the transit-oriented development, it is important that the private sector plays an active role in affordable housing development and entry-
       level living-wage job creation near transit corridors.

       This research aims to create a set of policy solutions that will effectively promote affordable housing development and entry-level living wage job creation near transit corridors in the
       Twin Cities metropolitan region. To that end, we propose to conduct focus groups and in-depth interviews with private-sector decision makers including business owners, corporation
       executives, real-estate developers, and investors. The focus group topics and interview questions will be geared towards (1) exploring “leveraging points” for private sector decision
       makers to embrace transit-oriented development, and (2) identifying partnership opportunities between the public and private sectors for entry-level job creation and affordable
       housing development near transitways. Results from focus groups and interviews will be utilized to design incentive, regulatory, and private/public partnership programs that will
       effectively influence development/business location choices and will ultimately promote a transit-oriented balance between jobs and housing in the Twin Cities region.



6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: Fully realize the potential of transitways in improving regional-level jobs-housing balance;

       Objective 2: Promote entry-level job creation and affordable housing development near Twin Cities transitways;

       Objective 3: Engage in bridge building between the public and private sectors in the transitway planning and development.

       Objective 4: Develop incentive, regulatory and private/public partnership programs that will effectively orient new development and re-development projects towards areas near
                   transitways.



7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).



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            Description - 1 sentence only                                                Responsible Party Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this major Objective – Which
                                                                                        Must include an       activity or specific step is complete?                           project objective does this
Major                                                                Start     End

                                                                                        individual’s name,                                                                     major activity seek to
Activity or                                                          Date      Date

                                                                     2/11 or   11/13 or may also include an                                                                    advance? List the
Specific                                                             (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                     later     earlier  entity/organization                                                                    objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                               above. The specific steps
Step

                                                                                                                                                                               under the major activities
Number

                                                                                                                                                                               will probably contribute
                                                                                                                                                                               to the same objective, so
                                                                                                                                                                               you can leave them blank.
Activity 1   Conduct focus groups with private-sector decision       7/1/11    12/31/11 Yingling Fan,         Focus groups will have been conducted, a dataset will be          1,2,3,4
             makers including business owners, corporation                              University of         developed based on content analysis of transcripts, and

  Step 1a
             executives, real-estate developers, and investors.                         Minnesota             findings will be documented in a progress report.
             Conduct a stakeholder analysis identifying key private 7/1/11     9/30/11                        A detailed list of key private sectors parties involved in entry-
             sector parties involved in entry-level job creation and                                          level job creation and affordable housing provision will be

  Step 1b
             affordable housing provision.                                                                    produced.
             Develop focus group questions, plan the sessions, and 7/1/11      9/30/11                        A focus group discussion guide will be produced and
             recruit participants.                                                                            submitted for IRB review. Also, participants will be recruited

  Step 1c
                                                                                                              and sessions scheduled.
             Conduct focus groups of the identified parties and      10/1/11 11/30/11                         The scheduled focus groups will be conducted; transcripts of

  Step 1d
             collect information.                                                                             discussions will be produced.
             Perform content analysis of focus group data to         12/1/11 12/31/11                         A dataset will be developed based on content analysis of
             identify business location choice factors and public-                                            focus group transcripts. A list of key findings from the

  Step 1e
             private partnership (PPP) opportunities.                                                         content analysis will be provided.
             Document findings.                                      12/1/11 12/31/11                         All findings from the content analysis of focus group

Activity 2
                                                                                                              transcripts will be documented in a progress report.
             Conduct in-depth, one-on-one interviews with private 1/1/12       6/30/12 Yingling Fan,          At least 50 interviews will have been conducted, a dataset 1,2,3,4
             sector decision makers.                                                   University of          will be developed based on content analysis of interview
                                                                                       Minnesota              transcripts, and findings from analysis of the resulting data

  Step 2a
                                                                                                              will be documented in a progress report.
             Develop a protocol for in-depth face-to-face            1/1/12    3/31/12                        A list of interview questions will be produced, building on

  Step 2b
             interviews.                                                                                      findings from analysis of focus group discussions.
             Recruit at least 50 business owners and real-estate     1/1/12    3/31/12                        By the completion of the step, at least 50 interviewees will

  Step 2c
             developers to participate in in-depth interviews.                                                have been recruited, and their interviews scheduled.
             Conduct interviews and collect information.             4/1/12    5/31/12                        At least 50 interviews will be completed, with transcripts

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  Step 2d
                                                                                                        produced.
             Perform content analysis of interview transcripts to 6/1/12    6/30/12                     A dataset will be developed based on content analysis of
             explore location choice factors and PPP opportunities                                      interview transcripts. A list of key findings from the content

  Step 2e
             that are specific to different types of businesses.                                        analysis will be provided.
             Document findings.                                    6/1/12   6/30/12                     All findings from the content analysis of interview transcripts

Activity 3
                                                                                                        will be documented in a progress report.
             Documentation and knowledge sharing                  7/1/12    12/31/12 Yingling Fan,      Complete data sets, methodologies and detailed research         3,4
                                                                                     University of      findings will be shared through a published research report.
                                                                                     Minnesota          Practical implications of findings will be communicated to
                                                                                                        stakeholders, researchers from other regions and the public
                                                                                                        through conferences, seminars, and more importantly
                                                                                                        research briefs that convey information in an easy-to-absorb

  Step 3a
                                                                                                        fashion.
             Prepare a draft final report to document project    7/1/12 10/31/12                        Draft final report will be completed and submitted to CoO

  Step 3b
             activities, findings, and recommendations.                                                 management team.
             Complete the final report and submit for review and 11/1/12 12/31/12                       Final report will be completed and submitted to CoO

  Step 3c
             publication.                                                                               management team.
             Conduct knowledge transfer to inform policy via     11/1/12 12/31/12 Dawn Spanhake,        A “research brief” summarizing key findings and
             seminars, presentations, media outreach, and/or                      University of         recommendations in an accessible format will be produced,
             printed materials as appropriate.                                    Minnesota             and the results of the research will be presented at seminars
                                                                                                        and/or conferences and will be posted on the CTS website.




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8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.
                                                                                                                                                                                3/22/11



       Activity or Product Make this as detailed as you can at this point. For example, instead of       Final Recipient This may be the sub-award
       “personnel,” state “salary and benefits for Jane Doe”.                                            organization, a partner organization, or consultant.
                                                                                                                                                                Amount

                                                                                                         If you are doing an RFP and don’t know the specific
                                                                                                         consultant yet, just say “consultant.”
       Salary and benefits for PI Yingling Fan                                                           University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public      $17,135
                                                                                                         Affairs
       Salary and benefits for Research Fellow Andrew Guthrie                                                                                                   $21,706
       Salary and benefits for TBD Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                                  $27,299
       Salary and benefits for a person to create a “research brief” for the project                     University of Minnesota Center for Transportation      $2,450
                                                                                                         Studies (staff and/or consultant)
       Printing, focus group/interview transcription, transportation                                                                                            $2,000
       Computer software                                                                                                                                        $1,000
       Indirect Costs                                                                                                                                           $28,178
                                                                                                                                                                $99,768 Total



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

       2011
       2012
                        $39,768

       2013
                        $60,000

       Total
                        $0
                        $99,768




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                      3/22/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

                                                                 Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal
                                              Number(s) – from
Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major Activity

                                              question 7 above
CoO Goal 1:                                   1,2,3              This project will generate a set of research-based policy strategies related to providing affordable housing, creating entry-
Develop a new model for transitway                               level living-wage jobs, and developing transitways. In addition, by conducting focus groups and interviews with business
development by aligning transit planning                         owners, corporation executives, real-estate developers, and investors, this research will help policy makers understand
and engineering with land use planning,                          factors underlying private-sector location choice and help them identify ways to encourage more active involvement of the
affordable housing, workforce
                                                                 private sector in providing affordable housing and creating entry-level jobs along transit corridors. This research will also
development and economic development.
                                                                 help identify public-private partnership opportunities for promoting sustainable and equitable transit-oriented

CoO Goal 2:
                                                                 development.
                                              1,2,3              The private sector, when compared with the public and non-profit sectors, is relatively underrepresented in transitway
Engage historically-underrepresented                             planning and decision-making processes. Results from this project will offer insights into strategies that could lead to
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:
                                                                 greater engagement of private-sector decision-makers in transitway planning and development.
decision-making.
                                              1,2,3              The project will produce policy recommendations to maximize the potential of transitways in improving regional-level jobs-
Use transitway development to expand                             housing balance. As the research will lead to a system-level transit-oriented jobs-housing balance in the region, it will in
access to jobs and affordable housing,                           turn expand and improve transit access to jobs and housing. More importantly, this research will focus on the potential of
particularly for low-income populations                          transitways in attracting affordable housing and businesses with entry-level jobs. This will ensure low-income and minority

CoO Goal 4:
and people of color.
                                                                 populations to benefit from the increased accessibility brought by transitway development.
                                              1,2,3              By developing strategies for stimulating the availability of affordable housing and the creation of jobs near transitways, the
Enhance the region’s ability to compete in                       project will give the Twin Cities a competitive advantage over regions with fewer alternatives to congested highways and

CoO Goal 5:
the global economy.                                              increasingly expensive motor fuels.
                                              1,2,3              The project will directly engage with the private sector, develop strategies for attracting significant private investment to
Secure and align public, philanthropic, and                      transitway station areas, and will identify potential public-private partnerships.
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:
investment to the vision.
                                              1,2,3              Influencing development is a commonly cited rationale for the development of the transitway system, one that ultimately
Accelerate expansion of the transit                              depends on private sector actions. By integrating the needs and concerns of developers and job creators into the
system.                                                          transitway planning process, the project will lead to policy tools that could ensure success of transitway development, and
                                                                 help broaden business support for transit system expansion.



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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.



    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for     Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                             range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per       Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                              poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on     Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization    to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.

       •   Quarterly project progress report throughout the project period;
       •   Delivery of completed focus group datasets and detailed research findings at the end of 2011;
       •   Delivery of complete interview datasets, detailed research findings, and policy recommendations at the end of the project period.




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?

       We hope to take advantage of the guidance and expertise of the Transitway Impacts Research Program’s (TIRP) Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The TIRP TAG is composed of staff from
       local governments, the Metropolitan Council and transit providers as well as senior members of the University research community; it provides input and advice to TIRP research
       projects. The TAG offers an opportunity to evaluate the practicality of research recommendations from the perspective of the organizations that would be responsible for
       implementation.




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1. What is the name of your project?
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   Preferred Sustainability Status



2. Who are the members of the project team? Please use the table below to list everyone that you consider to be part of the team. Also, indicate the project manager in bold. (Most
   projects will have only one project manager; at the most, indicate two.) Add more rows as needed.



                                                 Metropolitan Council                                        Mark.vanderschaaf@metc.state.mn.us 651-602-1441
       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                              Phone

                                                 Metropolitan Council                                        Allison.brummel@metc.state.mn.us   651-602-1363
       Mark Vander Schaaf
       Allison Brummel




3. Who else should be included on any project communications from Allison or others regarding your project? For example, include any assistants that should be copied on emails.

       Name                                      Organization                                                Email                                    Phone




4. Who is the primary contact for issues related to the legal sub-award document between the Metropolitan Council and the sub-awardee organization? This may be the project
   manager, or it may be another employee at the organization that is receiving the funding from the Metropolitan Council. N/A




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5. Please summarize your project in narrative form (in one or two paragraphs). What are you trying to achieve and how? If the work being conducted under your Sustainable
   Communities sub-grant is part of a larger effort with other funding sources, describe how they relate.

   HUD has granted “preferred sustainability status” to regions with regional plans which largely meet criteria established in the NOFA for the Sustainable Communities
   Regional Planning Grant Program. In the future, HUD intends for it and other federal agencies to give regions which meet these criteria preferred access to federal
   resources.

   This project would establish similar criteria for both regional and sub-regional government entities in the Twin Cities Area, and work to ensure that such criteria are
   used to provide preferred access to federal, state, regional and local funding programs. In particular, members of the Corridors of Opportunity Policy Board would
   work to apply these criteria to their funding and assistance programs.




6. What are the objectives of your project? Please list them here. Most projects will have between 1 and 7 objectives.

       Objective 1: Establish sustainability as a fundamental criterion for guiding government funding in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
       Objective 2: Distribute relevant government funding and other assistance using sustainability criteria.




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7. Please use this table to outline the work that you will you undertake to achieve the objectives of your project. Add more rows as needed and please maintain the system of
                                                                                                                                                                                       3/22/11


   numbering (1, 2, 3, etc. for the major activities, and 1a, 1b for the specific steps under each).

             Description - 1 sentence only                                                                  Milestone or Deliverable - How will we know if this            Objective – Which
                                                                                      Must include an       major activity or specific step is complete?                   project objective does
Major                                                             Start     End       Responsible Party

                                                                                      individual’s name,                                                                   this major activity seek
Activity                                                          Date      Date

                                                                  2/11 or   11/13     may also include an                                                                  to advance? List the
or                                                                (m/y )    (m/y)

                                                                  later     or        entity/organization                                                                  objective number from
                                                                                                                                                                           above. The specific steps
Specific

                                                                            earlier
                                                                                                                                                                           under the major
Step

                                                                                                                                                                           activities will probably
Number

                                                                                                                                                                           contribute to the same
                                                                                                                                                                           objective, so you can
                                                                                                                                                                           leave them blank.
Activity 1   Determine criteria and rating system used by
             HUD to award “preferred sustainability status”
  Step 1a    Phone or written request to HUD                      4/11      5/11
Activity 2   Create criteria and rating system that mirrors
             HUD criteria, while being applicable to
             subregional governments in the Twin Cities Area.
  Step 2a    Write initial draft                                  6/11
  Step 2b    Senior Staff and Policy Board review of initial      7/11      7/11
             draft
  Step 2c    Revise initial draft in light of Senior Staff and    8/11      8/11
             Policy Board review
  Step 2d    Policy Board approval of criteria and rating         9/11      9/11
             system
Activity 3   Select several (3-5) projects or programs
             managed by individual consortium members as
             candidates for demonstrations of “local preferred
             sustainability status” projects
  Step 3a    Each government member of the CoO consortium         11/11     11/11
             nominates at least one project or program to
             serve as a “local preferred sustainability status”
             demonstration project [e.g., Metropolitan
             Council’s Livable Communities Program]

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  Step 3b    Policy Board selects at least 3 of the nominated      11/11      11/11
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             programs to monitor and evaluate during 2012-
             2013
Activity 4   Implementation of demonstration projects
  Step 4a    [Schedule and steps will vary depending on
             programs or projects selected]
Activity 5   Report on 2012 successes and challenges for
             demonstration projects/programs
  Step 5a    Determine draft reporting requirements                1/12
  Step 5b    Policy Board approves draft reporting                 2/12
             requirements
  Step 5c    Reporting requirements communicated to                2/12
             entities responsible for demonstration
             projects/programs
  Step 5d    Demonstration projects/programs submit 2012           1/13
             reports
  Step 5e    Overall 2012 report submitted to Policy Board         2/13
Activity 6   Determine Phase 2: expanding demonstrations           3/1
             and making them permanent

8. Please fill out the table below to describe how you plan to spend the sub-award. We realize that this may change, and that’s ok.

        N/A – There’s no budget for this project; It’s all leveraged resources.



9. How many dollars of your sub-award do you estimate will be spent in each calendar year? This should add up to your sub-award amount. This information is for planning purposes
   only; we won’t hold you to it.

        N/A – There’s no budget for this project; It’s all leveraged resources.




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10. Use this table to identify how your project advances the overall goals of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, as established by the Policy Board. The Senior Staff Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                                        3/22/11


    Committee and Policy Board will use this tool to assess if your project work plan is well-aligned and coordinated with the overall initiative.

Corridors of Opportunity Goals                Major           Description – Explain how these project activities influence or advance the goal

                                              Number(s) –
                                              Activity

                                              from question
                                              7 above
CoO Goal 1:
Develop a new model for transitway
development by aligning transit planning
and engineering with land use planning,
affordable housing, workforce

CoO Goal 2:
development and economic development.

Engage historically-underrepresented
communities in transitway planning and

CoO Goal 3:
decision-making.

Use transitway development to expand
access to jobs and affordable housing,
particularly for low-income populations

CoO Goal 4:
and people of color.

Enhance the region’s ability to compete in

CoO Goal 5:
the global economy.

Secure and align public, philanthropic, and
private resources to attract robust private

CoO Goal 6:
investment to the vision.

Accelerate expansion of the transit
system.




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11. Which HUD Mandatory Outcomes does your project advance? Please check all that apply.
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    Creation of regional transportation, housing, water, and air quality   Decrease in per capita VMT and transportation-related emissions for    Increased proportion of homes and rental units affordable to a full
    plans tied to local comprehensive land use and capital investment      the region.                                                            range of household incomes close to high-quality transit service.
    plans.
    Aligned federal planning and investment resources that mirror the      Decrease in overall combined housing and transportation costs per      Decreased number of neighborhoods with high concentrations of
    local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities.   household.                                                             poverty and minority segregation.

    Increased participation and decision-making in developing and          Increase in the share of residential and commercial construction on    Increased use of compact development as a tool for regional planning
    implementing a long range vision for the region by populations         underutilized infill development sites that encourage revitalization   to accommodate population growth.
    traditionally marginalized in public planning processes.               while minimizing displacement in neighborhoods with significant
                                                                           disadvantaged populations.

    Reduced social and economic disparities for the low-income             Increased proportion of low-and very-low income households within a
    populations, communities of color, and other disadvantaged             30-minute transit commute of major employment centers.
    populations within the target region.




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                                                                                                                                        20. Preferred Sustainability Status – Draft Work Plan


12. What 1-3 measures do you suggest that the evaluation team uses to track your project’s progress toward the HUD outcomes and/or the Corridors of Opportunity goals? These
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    measures should be things that you could report upon, or measures that rely on data that are readily available to the public. At this point, these measures are only suggestions, but
    they will inform the development of the evaluation plan.



   1. Number of programs in the Twin Cities Area that distribute funding based on preferred sustainability status criteria
   2. Achievement of HUD mandatory outcomes by those programs
   3. Achievement of Corridors of Opportunity goals by those programs




13. What are other suggestions you have for how to evaluate the success of your project?




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