MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: JUNE 27, 2016

4:30 p.m. | City Hall, Room 317 | 350 South 5th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55415

Committee Clerk

Lisa Kusz - 612.673.3710

Commissioners present

Matthew Brown, President  |  John Slack, Vice President  |  Alissa Luepke Pier, Secretary

Lisa Bender  |  Rebecca Gagnon  |  Ryan Kronzer  |  Nick Magrino  |  Scott Vreeland

Commissioners absent

Sam Rockwell  |  Amy Sweasy 

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE JUNE 13, MEETING

The Planning Commission approved the actions from the June 13, 2016 meeting.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS - JUNE 16, 2016

1.    Land Sales – 1730 Newton Ave N, 2023 Queen Ave N, 1505 California St NE, 2632 Polk St NE, and 2008 Washington St NE

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Action: Approved the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

2.    Land Sale – 901 45th Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Action: Approved the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.    HCMC Intensive Residential Treatment Services, 3633 Chicago Ave, Ward 9

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7738.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the application by HCMC Intensive Residential Treatment Services.

A.   Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a conditional use permit to allow for a community residential facility, for up to 16 individuals, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within two years of approval.

2.     The proposed addition shall match the existing siding in material, color and reveal.

3.     The applicant shall provide a minimum of four off-street parking spaces that meet the requirements in Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading.

4.     The applicant shall provide a minimum of four off-street bicycle parking spaces that meet the standards for long-term parking.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

2.    Calhoun Village Shopping Center, 3200 Lake St W, Ward 7

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7716.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the application by Doran Companies.

A.   Site plan review.

Action: Approve the application for a site plan review, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by June 27, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final floor plans to ensure all proposed shelving, mechanical equipment, and other similar fixtures allow views into and out of the building between four and seven feet above the adjacent grade.

4.     The applicant shall provide pedestrian connections from the existing Midtown Greenway access point to W Lake St with crosswalk paint, elevated walkways and a three-way stop sign at the intersection between the two parking lots, as shown on the site plan.

5.     The applicant shall provide bicycle connections from the existing Midtown Greenway access point to W Lake St with a bicycle pathway through the property that is elevated to the same height as the pedestrian walkway, a minimum of 10 feet in width, as shown on the site plan.

6.     The plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

7.     The drive-through shall allow bicycles and the applicant shall install a sign facing the Midtown Greenway stating such.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Nay: Slack

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

3.    Brix Grocery and Deli, 915 W Broadway, Ward 5

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, BZZ-7720.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by George S. Barr.

A.   Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setbacks from seven feet to 0 feet along the western interior property line.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

B.   Variance to reduce the minimum required parking.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to reduce the minimum required off-street parking from three spaces to zero spaces.

1.     The applicant shall provide a total of eight bike parking spaces as shown on the submitted site plan.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

C.   Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for the site plan review to allow for a new, mixed-use commercial building with three residential units, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by June 27, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, floor/fixture, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     As required by Section 530.160-General landscaping and screening, the required landscaped area shall be covered with turf grass, native grasses, perennial flowering plants, vines, shrubs and other trees. In addition, the plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

4.     As required by Section 530.120, the first floor windows shall have clear or lightly tinted glass with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher and shall allow views into and out of the building at eye level. In addition, shelving, mechanical equipment or other similar fixtures shall not block views into and out of the building in the area between four (4) and seven (7) feet above the adjacent grade that are required to meet the minimum window area percentages.

5.     Plans shall be submitted prior to building permit issuance showing the details of the trash enclosure in full compliance with Section 535.80-Screening of refuse and recycling storage containers.

6.     As required by Section 536.20-Specific development standards, the premises, all adjacent streets, sidewalks and alleys, and all sidewalks and alleys within one hundred (100) feet shall of the proposed grocery store are required to be inspected regularly for purposes of removing any litter found thereon.

7.     The CMU proposed on the side elevations shall be tinted a color to complement the masonry on the front elevation and the stucco on the rear elevation shall be painted a complementary color to the brick and concrete block.

8.     The applicant shall continue the brick face along the side of the building to meet the adjacent building/side property line next to it.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

4.    Banaadir Academy Addition, 1201 and 1203 Bryant Ave N, 1130 7th St N, Ward 5

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, BZZ-7711.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by V. Cletis Levisay II, on behalf of 1130, LLC.

A.   Expansion of a nonconforming use.

Action: Approved the application for an expansion of a nonconforming use to construct an addition to an existing school located in the I1 district.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

B.   Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for site plan review for a 14,725 square foot addition to an existing building, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by June 27, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     The plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

4.     All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the Zoning Code. All new signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

5.     Any refuse and recycling storage containers located on the exterior of the building shall be shown on the site plan and be screened per the requirements in section 535.80 of the zoning code.

6.     The applicant shall eliminate the blank walls exceeding 25 feet on the southernmost portion of the west, south, and east elevations by adding windows, entries, recesses or projections, or other architectural elements.

7.     The applicant shall provide no less than 100 square feet of additional windows on both the west and east elevations.

8.     A three-foot screen that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be maintained between all parking areas and the public street, as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

9.     The corners of parking lots unavailable for parking or vehicle circulation shall be landscaped as specified for a landscaped yard, as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

10.  All surface parking spaces shall be located within 50 feet from the center of an on-site deciduous tree, as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

11.  The applicant shall provide no fewer than 20 additional on-site shrubs, of which 10 shall be distributed in the corners of the parking lot and 10 shall be planted between the proposed playground and 7th St N.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

5.    PPL YouthLink Supportive Housing and YouthLink Renovation, 41 N 12th St, Ward 5

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, BZZ-7709, PL-307 and Vac-1649.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

A.   Rezoning.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application to rezone the properties from the I1 Light Industrial District and B4C-1 Downtown Commercial District to the B4C-1 Downtown Commercial District.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

B.   Site plan review.

Action: Approved the site plan review application for a new 47-unit residential building addition, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 5, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     A three-foot screen consisting of a masonry wall, fence, berm, hedge, or combination thereof that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be installed between the parking lot and Linden Ave.

4.     A mural shall be painted on the first floor of the building facing the on-site parking lot.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

C.   Preliminary and final plat.

Action: Approved the preliminary and final Plat.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

D.   Vacation of a portion of N 12th St between Chestnut and Linden Aves.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the vacation of a portion of the N 12th St easement between Chestnut Ave and Linden Ave.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

6.    Spectrum Apartments and Townhomes, 803 & 815 9th Ave SE and 805, 817 & 821 8th St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, BZZ-7725 and PL-310.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Scott Nelson, on behalf of Spectrum Apartments and Townhomes.

A.   Rezoning.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the petition to rezone portions of the properties at 815 9th Ave SE and 805 8th St SE from the I1 Light Industrial District and IL Industrial Living Overlay District to the R5 Multiple-Family District, retaining the UA University Area Overlay District.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

B.   Conditional use permit for a planned unit development.

Action: Approved the application for a planned unit development to construct one five-story apartment building with 102 dwelling units and two three-story townhomes buildings with a total of 16 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within two years of approval.

2.     As required by section 527.120 of the zoning code, the development shall comply with the standards for some combination of the following amenities from Table 527-1, Amenities and those proposed by the applicant totaling a minimum of 15 points: active liner uses around a parking garage, reflective roofing materials, decorative fencing, and pet exercise area.

3.     The bike storage area facing 9th Ave SE shall include a bicycle fixing stand, tire pump, and a workbench.

4.     All fencing materials visible from the public street shall be high-quality decorative metal fencing and be indicated as such on the final site plan.

5.     The pet exercise area shall contain accommodations for the proper disposal of animal waste.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

C.   Conditional use permit to increase height.

Action: Approved the application for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum permitted height of a structure in the R5 Multiple-Family District from 4 stories/56 feet to 5 stories/55 feet, 2 inches, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within two years of approval.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

D.   Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a site plan review for three new residential buildings with a total of 118 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by June 27, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

4.     The plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

5.     The final landscaping plan shall contain no fewer than 13 on-site canopy trees, as proposed.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

E.    Preliminary and final plat.

Action: Approved the preliminary and final plat that results in one lot.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

7.    Spectrum Apartments and Townhomes, 815 9th Ave SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, BZZ-7732

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Scott Nelson of DJR Architecture, Inc.

A.   Variance to decrease the side yard setback.

Action: Approved the application to decrease the interior side yard setback from 7 feet to 0 feet.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

8.    600 Washington Ave SE, 612 Washington Ave Se and 311 Harvard St SE, Ward 2

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, BZZ-7712.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Core Minneapolis, LLC.

A.   Petition to rezone the properties from the R6 Multiple-family District, C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and C2 General Commercial District to the C3A Commercial Activity Center District and to add the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to the entire site.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application for a petition to rezone the properties located at 600 Washington Ave SE, 612 Washington Ave SE and 311 Harvard St SE from the R6 Multiple-family District, C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and C2 General Commercial District to the C3A Commercial Activity Center District and to add the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to the entire site.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

B.   Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum height of the building from 4 stories or 56 feet to 26 stories or 284 feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within two years of approval.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

C.   Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio (FAR).

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum floor area ratio (FAR) from 4.32 to 11.1.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

D.   Variance to reduce the minimum gross floor area of the efficiency units within the building.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the minimum gross floor area of the efficiency units within the building from 350 square feet to 340 square feet.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

E.    Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 215 spaces to 144 spaces.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

F.    Variance to reduce the front yard setback along Harvard St SE.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the front yard setback along Harvard St Se from the required 15 feet to zero feet for the first 25 feet north of the south property line to allow the building and mechanical equipment.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

G.   Variance to reduce the east and south interior side yard setbacks for the building walls with windows facing the shared property lines.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the east and south interior side yard setbacks from the required 55 feet to between two and 10 feet on the east side to allow the building and between zero and 16 feet on the south side to allow the building and mechanical equipment.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

H.   Variance of the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

Action: Approved the application to allow the building to be located more than eight feet from the front property lines along Washington Ave SE and Harvard St SE in the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

I.     Variance to increase the height of a fence.

Action: Approved the application to increase the height of a fence from the maximum 3 feet to 20 feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The fence shall be made out of wood textured Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete to match the exterior material on the building.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

J.     Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a new mixed-use building including 438 dwelling units and 10,500 square feet of commercial space, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 5, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     The east and south walls of the building shall be designed so they are not over 25 feet in length and void of any windows, entries, recesses or projections, or other architectural elements. This condition shall apply to only those portions of the east and south building walls where the visibility of them are not blocked by an adjacent building.

4.     There shall be no more than four exterior materials on the east and south elevations.

5.     5.   The exterior materials and appearance of the interior side walls on the base of the building shall be similar to and compatible with the front sides of the building.

6.     6.   Roof top mechanical equipment shall be screened per the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability

7.     The final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Absent: Bender, Rockwell and Sweasy

9.    721 N 1st St Apartments, 721N 1st St, Ward 3

This item was continued from the May 23, 2016 meeting.

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, BZZ-7636.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Curt Gunsbury.

A.   Conditional use permit to increase the height of the building.

Action: Approved the application to increase the height of the building from 6 stories/84 feet to 7 stories/90 feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within two years of approval.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

B.   Conditional use permit for a surface parking lot.

Action: Approved the application for a surface parking lot located in the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within two years of approval.

2.     There shall be no more than 20 parking spaces located in the surface parking lot.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

C.   Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback for the building.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the west interior side yard setback from the required 15 feet to 10 feet for the building.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

D.   Variance to increase the maximum amount of parking on the site.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum amount of parking on the site from 1.7 to 1.77 spaces per unit.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

E.    Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a new 124-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by May 23, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     The recessed areas on the ground floor of the building on the west façade shall align with the window bays above.

4.     A decorative metal fence shall be installed around the perimeter of the surface parking lot in lieu of the black vinyl coated chain link fence.

5.     The final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

6.     The applicant shall work with surrounding businesses to develop off-hour parking protocol, if possible, to allow for adjacent and neighboring businesses to utilize any unused spaces.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

10.  38th Street Mixed Use, 2707 E 38th St, 3800-3812 28th Ave S, Ward 12

This item was continued from the June 13, 2016 meeting.

Staff report by Kimberly Holien, BZZ-7682, MS-242 and Vac-1658.

A.    Rezoning the property at 3806 28th Ave S.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application for a rezoning for the property at 3806 28th Ave S from the C1, Neighborhood Commercial district to the C2, Neighborhood Corridor Commercial district, retaining the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay district.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

B.    Rezoning the property at 3812 28th Ave S.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application for a rezoning at 3812 28th Ave S from the R1A, Single-family District to the C2, Neighborhood Corridor Commercial district and the PO, Pedestrian Oriented Overlay district.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

C.    Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio in the C2 district.

Action: Approved the application for a variance of the maximum floor area ratio from 2.21 to 2.32. 

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

D.    Variance to reduce the required front yard setback.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along 28th Ave S for the south 25 feet along 28th Ave S due to the adjacent residential zoning from 19 feet to 14 feet.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

E.    Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback along the south property line for surface parking. 

Action: Notwithstanding staff recommendation, the City Planning Commission approved the application for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setback along the south property line for surface parking from five feet to four feet, based on the following findings:

1.     Four feet of landscaping is significant enough to provide a buffer.

2.     The parking lot is designed as efficiently and effectively as possible.  

3.     The site is complex in its shape, creating a practical difficulty.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer and Vreeland

Nay: Magrino, Luepke-Pier

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

F.    Variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback and north interior side yard setback, adjacent to the existing building at 3800 28th Ave S.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback and north interior side yard setback adjacent to the existing building at 3800 28th Ave S, from 11 feet to zero. 

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Slack and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell and Sweasy

G.   Variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback.

Action: Notwithstanding staff recommendation, the City Planning Commission approved the application for a variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback from 11 feet to zero, based on the following findings:

1.     The reduced side yard would help to support orderly development in a traditional urban form next to an existing commercial building.

2.     The application helps support small businesses in a mix of housing types and densities.

3.     The application supports density and activity within a transit area and neighborhood commercial node.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer and Magrino

Nay: Luepke-Pier and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

H.   Variance to reduce the south rear yard setback for surface parking. 

Action: Denied the application for a variance from five feet to approximately one foot for parking. 

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

I.      Variance to the requirements of the PO, Pedestrian Oriented Overlay district.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to allow portions of the building to be setback more than 8 feet from the front lot line along 28th Ave S. 

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

J.      Vacation of air rights in the existing alley.

Action: Approved the application for a vacation of air rights over a portion of the existing north-south alley. 

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

K.    Minor subdivision to adjust the lot line between 2702 E 38th St and 3800 28th Ave S.

Action: Approved the application for a minor subdivision to adjust the common lot line between 2702 E 38th St and 3800 28th Ave S.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

L.    Site Plan Review.

Action: Approved the application for site plan review, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 5, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED Staff shall review and approve the final site, elevations, landscaping and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     The first floor of the south elevation, facing the parking lot, and the first floor of the west elevation, facing the parking lot, shall be revised to comply with the 20 percent glazing requirement.

4.     Windows shall be added to the fourth floor of the east elevation, adjacent to the building at 3800 28th Ave S, to break up the blank wall in compliance with Section 530.120 of the zoning code. 

5.     A material change shall be provided to break up all blank walls in excess of 25 feet on the north and east elevations where they face the building at 3800 28th Ave S, in compliance with Section 530.120 of the zoning code. 

6.     The fiber cement panel on the south elevation shall be replaced with fiber cement lap siding to reduce the number of primary materials and make the rear of the building more compatible with the front, in compliance with Section 530.120 of the zoning code. 

7.     The fiber cement panel on the west elevation, facing the alley, shall be replaced with stucco to reduce the number of primary materials and make the rear of the building more compatible with the front, in compliance with Section 530.120 of the zoning code. 

8.     All required ground floor windows shall maintain a visible light transmittance ratio of 0.6 or higher, in compliance with Section 530.120 of the zoning code.

9.     A landscaped yard a minimum of four feet in width shall be provided between the parking lot and the south lot line on both the east and west sides of the parking lot, in compliance with Section 530.170 of the zoning code. 

10.   The landscaped yard on the south side of the parking lot on the west side of the alley shall include plantings that are a minimum of six feet in height at maturity.  Screening in this location shall achieve 95 percent opacity, in compliance with Section 530.170 of the zoning code. 

11.   A landscaped yard a minimum of seven feet in width shall be provided between the east area and the alley, in compliance with Section 530.170 of the zoning code. 

12.   The height of the fence in the southwest corner of the site shall be reduced to four feet from the back of the adjacent single-family home to the west property line. 

13.   All rooftop mechanical equipment shall be screened in compliance with Section 535.270 of the zoning code.  

14.   The applicant shall work with staff to revise the painted gray metal panel color and reconsider the full glazing on the fourth floor facing 28th Ave S.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino and Vreeland

Absent: Rockwell, Slack and Sweasy

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is June 30, 2016

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: July 18, 2016

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