MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: MAY 8, 2017

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  |  Alissa Luepke Pier, Secretary

Ryan Kronzer  |  Nick Magrino  |  Sam Rockwell  |  Amy Sweasy  |  Scott Vreeland

Commissioners absent

John Slack, Vice President

Lisa Bender  |  Rebecca Gagnon 

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE APRIL 24, 2017 MEETING

The Planning Commission approved the actions from the April 24, 2017 meeting.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – APRIL 27, 2017

1.       Land Sales – 695-699 Lowry Ave NE

Staff report by Wes Durham

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

PUBLIC HEARING

1.       205 Park Apartments, 205 Park Ave, Ward 3

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN 3986

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Gretchen Camp of ESG.

A.      Variance to reduce the rear yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance application to reduce the rear yard building setback from 15 feet to 8 feet along the east property line.

Approved on consent 6-0

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum on-site loading requirement.

Action: Approved the variance to reduce the minimum on-site loading requirement from one small space to zero.

Approved on consent 6-0

C.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a six-story, mixed use building with 122 dwelling units and 7,300 square feet of commercial space, subject to the following conditions:  

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by May 8, 2019, 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 applicant shall submit a lighting plan showing footcandles before building permits may be issued.

4.       Non-residential ground floor windows shall have clear or lightly tinted glass with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher.

5.       All new signs are required to meet the requirements of Chapter 543 of the zoning code and separate approvals shall be obtained from CPED.

6.       The blank wall exceeding 25 feet on the east elevation shall be eliminated.

7.       The four-foot wall adjacent to the north and west elevations be mitigated through landscaping or a similar alternative.

Approved on consent 6-0

2.       Public Dog Park, 711 2nd St S, Ward 3

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN 3987

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Gretchen Camp of ESG.

A.      Variance.

Action: Approved the variance application to increase the size of a kennel or exercise run from 200 square feet to 1,536 square feet, subject to the following conditions:                   

1.     The proposed dog run shall be screened from adjacent residential property through landscaping and a decorative fence, as proposed. Landscaping and screening shall be in keeping within CPTED principles.

2.     The pet exercise area shall contain accommodations for the proper disposal of animal waste, and adjacent additional dog relief areas where possible.

Aye: Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Rockwell, Sweasy, and Vreeland

Absent: Bender, Gagnon, and Slack

3.       501 Lake St E, Ward 9

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN 4141

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by RO Properties, LLC  

A.      Rezoning. 

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application for a petition to rezone the property from C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District.

Approved on consent 6-0

4.       Marshall Street Apartments, 1301 Marshall St NE and 107 13th Ave NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN 4060

A.      Rezoning.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

E.       Variance to increase the percentage of required parking spaces that may be satisfied with compact parking spaces.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

F.       Variance to reduce the front yard requirement along the south property line.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

G.     Variance to reduce the side yard requirement along the north property line.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

H.      Variance to reduce the rear yard requirement along the east property line.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

I.        Site plan review.

Action: Continued the application the May 22, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is May 22, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 4:48 p.m.

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: MAY 22, 2017

·         The President reserves the right to limit discussion on agenda items.

·         Please contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.

·         Recommendations of the Planning Commission on public hearing items are only forwarded to the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council for applications for rezonings, street or alley vacations, Zoning Code text amendments, and comprehensive plan amendments. Planning Commission decisions are final on all other items unless appealed.

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