MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: JUNE 12, 2017

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

Committee Clerk

Lisa Kusz - 612.673.3710

Commissioners

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

Lisa Bender  |  Rebecca Gagnon  |  Ryan Kronzer  |  Nick Magrino  |  Sam Rockwell  |  Amy Sweasy  |  Scott Vreeland

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE MAY 22, 2017 MEETING

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The commission may take action on items as part of a consent agenda at the beginning of the meeting. In these instances, the commission president will open the public hearing at the beginning of the meeting and will ask whether anyone would like to provide testimony or express concerns about items recommended for the consent agenda. If you plan to speak to an issue on the agenda, it is recommended that you arrive at the meeting at 4:30 or contact the assigned city staff person in advance. Please contact CPED staff with any questions that you have about the consent agenda.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – MAY 25, 2017

1.       Location and Design Review for 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Projects

Staff report by Wes Durham

Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

2.       Land Sales – 1210 Irving Ave N and 1607 Thomas Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

3.       Land Sale – 1800 26th Ave N 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

4.       Land Sales – 4646 Bryant Ave N, 2954 Morgan Ave N, 1519 Thomas Ave N, and 3015 Thomas Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

5.       Land Sales – 4123 Colfax Ave N and 3006 Russell Ave N 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

PUBLIC HEARING

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1.       Right-of-way vacation, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, Vac-1657

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Timeshare Systems Inc.

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of a street easement from a parcel owned in fee title by the City of Minneapolis at the southerly corner of the intersection of 11th Ave S and S 5th St.

2.       Drainage and utility easement vacation, Ward 6

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, Vac-1666

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Franklin Portland Gateway Phase IV, LP.

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of drainage and utility easements dedicated in the plat South Quarter Phase Four Addition.

3.       Pioneer Triangle Vacation, Ward 3

Staff report by Nicholas Baker, Vac-1673

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of that part of 5th Ave NE left in the re-routing of Main St NE & Marshall St NE, subsequently used by the Park Board as Pioneer Triangle, subject to the retention of easements by the City of Minneapolis.

4.       NRRC House Rehab, 1303 Golden Valley Rd, Ward 5

Staff report by Nicholas Baker, PLAN 4025

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by the Northside Residents Redevelopment Council (NRRC).

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a petition for a rezoning from the R2B/Two-Family District to the OR1/Neighborhood Office Residence District.

B.      Variance to reduce the required number of off-street parking spaces.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the required number of off-street parking spaces from three to zero, subject to the following conditions:

1.       At least 4 bicycle parking spaces shall be installed that comply with the standards of section 541.280 of the zoning code.

2.       Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.

3.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 30, 2019, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum lot size.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance increase the maximum lot size of an office use in the OR1/Neighborhood Office Residential District.

5.       815 13th Ave SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 3862

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Jim Eischens.

A.      Variance to reduce the required front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the required front yard setback along 13th Ave SE from 15 feet to seven feet for a patio, subject to the following condition:

4.       A four-foot tall decorative metal fence along with landscaping shall be installed around the perimeter of the patio.

B.      Variance to reduce the required interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the required south interior side yard setback from seven feet to one-foot for a patio, subject to the following condition:

1.       A four-foot tall decorative metal fence along with landscaping shall be installed around the perimeter of the patio.

C.      Variance of maximum fence height.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the maximum height of a fence in the required front yard along 13th Ave SE from four feet to nine feet.

6.       One Thousand 3rd, 1000 3rd St N, Ward 5

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN 4374

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Schafer Richardson.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the maximum building height from 4 stories, 56 feet to 7 stories, 80 feet, subject to the following condition:

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.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum loading requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to decrease the minimum loading requirement from 2 large spaces to 1 small space.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum height of a wall sign.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to the maximum height of a wall sign from 28 feet to 70 feet subject to the following condition:

1.       The proposed projecting sign shall be amended to meet the maximum size requirement of 20 square feet.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a 37,719 square foot addition to and renovation of an existing warehouse building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by April 24, 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 provide discontinuous curbing in the surface parking lot in order to facilitate on-site infiltration of stormwater runoff.

4.       All mechanical equipment shall be screened to meet the standards of section 535.70 of the zoning code.

5.       The applicant shall install pedestrian scale lighting along the 10th Ave N and 3rd St N elevations that meets the requirements of chapter 535 and chapter 541 of the zoning code.

7.       Millwright Building, 513 S 3rd St, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 4347

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Ryan Companies US, Inc.

A.      Variance to allow a wall sign on a non-primary building wall.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to allow a wall sign on a non-primary building wall.

B.      Variance to increase the maximum size of a wall sign.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the maximum size of a wall sign from zero square feet to 220 square feet.

8.       Kraus Anderson Block Redevelopment, 816 Portland Ave and 801, 817, 823 and 831 5th Ave S, Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 4230

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Kraus Anderson.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a modification of a Planned Unit Development to allow a master sign plan, 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 roof sign affixed flat on the roof of the office building.

9.       Minneapolis Armory, 500 S 6th St, Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 4297

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Armory Holdings LLC.

A.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the minimum loading space requirement from two large to five small.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a 2,860 square foot addition, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 12, 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 revise the landscaping plan to be more consistent with how the site has been landscaped in the past before building permits may be issued.

4.       Additional green spaces shall be added in the northeast corner of the site.

5.       The mechanical equipment located on the ground shall be screened from the public right-of-way using landscaping.

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

7.       A fence rehabilitation plan for the concrete bollard and chain fence shall be submitted and approved before building permits may be issued.

10.   Scherer Site and Hall’s Island Reconstruction, 900 Sibley St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 4249

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for development of a public park on a steep slope or within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope, other than bluffs, or within 50 feet of the ordinary high water mark of any protected water, 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.       CPED staff shall review and approve the final site and landscaping plans before building permits may be issued.

11.   Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MnTC) – Gymnasium Expansion, 101 32nd St E, 3231-3245 1st Ave S, Ward 8

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN 4285

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Station 19 Architects.

A.      Expansion of a nonconforming use.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for an addition to an existing building and campus expansion of an existing, nonconforming community residential facility.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for an addition to an existing building, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by June 12, 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 plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

4.     The applicant shall provide a three-foot screen at least 60 percent opaque between the parking area and the front lot line along 1st Ave S.

5.     The applicant shall provide a minimum of 10 trees between the parking area and front property line along 1st Ave S.

6.     The site plan shall be updated to eliminate off-street parking from the south interior side yard and replaced with a three-foot screen at least 60 percent opaque between the remainder of the parking area and the south interior side lot line.

7.     Each parking space shall be located within 50 ft. of the center of an on-site deciduous tree, per section 530.170 (e) of the zoning code.

12.   2200 Fillmore St NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN 4316

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Geoff Mass.

A.      Variance to reduce the required minimum lot area.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the lot area minimum from 5,000 square feet to 3,661 square feet to allow for an existing duplex (28 percent lot area variance) at 2200 Fillmore Street Northeast and to reduce the lot area minimum from 5,000 square feet to 3,605 square feet to allow for an existing single family home (28 percent lot area variance) at 1119 22nd Avenue Northeast.

B.      Variance to increase the allowable lot coverage. 

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the building lot coverage from 45% to 57% to allow for an existing duplex at 2200 Fillmore St NE.

C.      Variance to increase the allowable impervious surface.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the allowed impervious surface from 60% to 67% to allow for the existing single-family home at 1119 22nd Avenue NE and to increase the allowed impervious surface from 60% to 74% to allow for an existing duplex at 2200 Fillmore St NE, subject to the following condition:

1.       The existing 6 foot high fence along 22nd Ave, which is located in the interior side yard and front yard setback, shall comply with Section 535.420-Fence Height; therefore, the existing fence shall be reduced to a maximum of three feet in height. 

D.      Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the interior side yard setback from 8 feet to 5 feet to allow for an existing single family home at 1119 22nd Ave NE.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce off-street parking from 2 spaces to 0 spaces for the existing duplex at 2200 Fillmore St NE.

F.       Variance to allow fence to exceed the maximum height.

Recommended Motion: The variance application has been withdrawn.

G.     Minor subdivision.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a minor subdivision.

13.   3501-3509 2nd Ave S, Ward 9

Staff report by Janelle Widmeier, PLAN 4203

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Yellow Tree, LLC.

A.      Variance to reduce the minimum front yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum front yard requirement adjacent to 2nd Ave from 19 feet to 15 feet to allow the building and to allow awning and patio obstructions.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum corner side yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum corner side yard requirement adjacent to 35th St from 14 feet to 11.8 feet to allow the building and to allow awning and patio obstructions.

C.      Variance of the minimum interior side yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard requirement adjacent to the south lot line from 11 feet to 9 feet to allow the building and from 5 feet to one foot to allow a transformer and pad, subject to the following condition:

2.       Screening for the transformer shall be provided on-site.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum rear yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard requirement adjacent to the south lot line from 11 feet to 9 feet to allow the building and from 5 feet to one foot to allow a transformer and pad, subject to the following condition:

1.       Screening for the transformer shall be provided on-site.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum gross floor area.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum gross floor area requirement from 500 square feet to 441-467 square feet for 18 dwelling units and from 350 square feet to 337-347 square feet for 13 efficiency units, subject to the following condition:

1.       Of the 49 total units proposed, at least 11 shall have two bedrooms and 4 shall have three bedrooms.

F.       Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width requirement from 22 feet to 0 feet for one parking space.

G.     Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a multiple-family dwelling with 49 units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 12, 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, floor, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.       The south wall shall contain architectural elements to prevent blank walls exceeding 25 feet in width as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code.

4.       More brick shall be provided on the street facing elevations, specifically on the second and third floors where fiber cement is currently proposed.  Brick should also wrap the corners to the point where the burnished block is shown to ensure compatibility on all sides of the building as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code.

5.       On the south first floor building wall, windows shall be vertical in proportion adjacent to any dwelling unit as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code.

6.       All mechanical equipment shall be screened in compliance with section 535.270 of the zoning code.

7.       A lighting plan indicating compliance with section 535.590 of the zoning code shall be provided.

14.   Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Nicholas Baker

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings to amend Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, amending Chapters 550 and 551 relating to Industrial Districts and Overlay Districts as follows, and further recommends that Chapter 536 related to Specific Development Standards be returned to the author:

 

Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances as follows:

 

Chapter 536 related to the Zoning Code: Specific Development Standards

Chapter 550 related to the Zoning Code: Industrial Districts

 

The purpose of the amendment is to amend the zoning code’s regulation of live theater in industrial districts.

Recommended Motion: Approve the text amendment to revise regulations related to live theater in industrial districts.

               

Chapter 550 related to the Zoning Code: Industrial Districts

Chapter 551 related to the Zoning Code: Overlay Districts

15.   MPS Adult Education & Transition Plus Final Plat, 2005, 2011, 2015, and 2019 E Lake St, 3013 & 3017 20th Ave S, and 3008, 3012, and 3016 21st Ave S, Ward 9

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN 3617

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Urbanworks Architecture.

A.      Final Plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a final plat.

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: JUNE 26, 2017

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