MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: JUNE 26, 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  |  John Slack, Vice President  |  Alissa Luepke Pier, Secretary

Rebecca Gagnon  |  Ryan Kronzer  |  Nick Magrino  |  Sam Rockwell  |  Scott Vreeland

Commissioners absent

Lisa Bender  |  Amy Sweasy

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE JUNE 12, 2017 MEETING

The Planning Commission approved the actions from the June 12, 2017 meeting.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – JUNE 15, 2017

1.       Land Sale – 3229 4th St N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

PUBLIC HEARING

1.       CaptionMax Satellite Dishes, 2438 27th Ave S, Ward 2

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN 4358

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a conditional use permit to increase the height to 17 ft. and diameter of two communication antennae (satellite dishes) to 4.5 meters in diameter, 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.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Gagnon not present for the vote)

2.       2514 Lake Place and 2505 E Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Ward 7

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN 4421

A.      Minor subdivision.

Action: This application was withdrawn.

3.       Raptor Nine Rooftop Lofts, 2909 Bryant Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 4357

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Bruce Dachis.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum height of the building from 4 stories/56 feet to 5 stories/68 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.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

B.      Variance.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the south interior side yard setback from the required 13 feet to 0 feet.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

C.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a two-story addition containing seven dwelling units on the existing building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 26, 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.       Windows shall be added to break up the blank walls on the fourth floor on the north and south elevations and on the west wall of the ground floor garage addition.

4.       The applicant shall work with staff to manage stormwater coming off of the garage roof.

5.       Plant ornamental grasses equivalent to 28 shrubs as required by Section 530.160 of the zoning code.

6.       A three-foot screen consisting of a masonry wall, fence, berm, hedge, or combination thereof that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be provided around the perimeter of the parking lot facing both Bryant Ave S and W 29th St as required by Section 530.160 of the zoning code.

7.       Two additional trees shall be planted along Bryant Ave S as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

8.       The corners of the parking lot that are unavailable for parking or vehicular circulation shall be landscaped as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

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

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

11.   A minimum of four bicycle parking spaces shall be installed on site for the general retail sales and service/office uses.

12.   The trash and recycling containers shall be enclosed per the requirements of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

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

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

4.       REX 26, 2601-2621 Lyndale Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN 4336

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: The application to increase the maximum height in the C2 District from 4 stories or 56 feet to 5 stories or 62 feet was continued to the July 17, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

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

Nay: Rockwell

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

B.      Variance to increase the maximum allowable floor area ratio of the building.

Action: The application for a variance to increase the floor area ratio from 2.55 to 3.1 was continued to the July 17, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

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

Nay: Rockwell

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

C.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback for the building.

Action: The variance application was continued to the July 17, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

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

Nay: Rockwell

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

D.      Variance to reduce the southern interior yard.

Action: The application for a variance to reduce the southern interior yard from 13 feet to 4 feet for the building and to reduce the southern interior yard setback from 13 feet to 5 feet for the balconies was continued to the July 17, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

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

Nay: Rockwell

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

E.       Variance to reduce the rear yard.

Action: The application for a variance to reduce the eastern rear yard from 13 feet to 3 feet for the building and to reduce the eastern rear yard setback from 13 feet to 1 foot for the balconies was continued to the July 17, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

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

Nay: Rockwell

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

F.       Amended site plan review.

Action: The site plan review application to allow for a new mixed-use building with 86 residential units and 21,025 square feet of commercial space was continued to the July 17, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

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

Nay: Rockwell

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

5.       Hiawatha Collegiate High School, 3530 E 28th St, Ward 2

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 4346

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Hiawatha Collegiate High School ABC.

A.      Conditional use permit for a school, grades K-12.

Action: Approved the application for a school, grades K-12, 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.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

B.      Conditional use permit to increase the maximum permitted height of light poles around the athletic field.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum permitted height of four light poles around the athletic field from 35 feet to 60 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.

2.       The overall height of the four light poles around the athletic field shall not exceed 60 feet.

3.       The lights around the athletic field shall be turned off at 10:00 p.m.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

C.      Variance to increase the maximum permitted height of a fence.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum permitted height of a fence in the required corner side yard and north interior side yard from six feet to 20 feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The netting shall be taken down when the athletic field is not in use.

2.       The netting and the upright poles shall be removed during the off season.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

D.      Variance to reduce the required corner side yard setback for an athletic field.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the required corner side yard setback for an athletic field from 12 feet to two feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       Landscaping shall be added between the property line and the athletic field to help screen it.

2.       The soccer barrier netting system and the soccer goal shall be removed during the off season.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

E.       Variance to reduce the required interior side yard setback for an athletic field.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the required north interior side yard setback for an athletic field from nine feet to zero feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The soccer barrier netting system and the soccer goal shall be removed during the off season.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

F.       Variance to reduce the required rear yard setback for an athletic field.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the required rear yard setback for an athletic field from nine to seven feet.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

G.     Site plan review to allow partial demolition of the existing building and an approximate 74,000 square foot addition.

Action: Approved the application to allow partial demolition of the existing building and an approximate 74,000 square foot addition, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 26, 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.       In addition to the 179 ornamental grasses and 53 perennials, there shall be at least 146 shrubs provided on site.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

6.       1500 Nicollet, 11 W 15th St and 1500, 1510, 1518, 1538 and 1544 Nicollet Ave, Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN 4207

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IX, LLLP.

A.      Rezoning.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application for a rezoning petition for the properties located at 11 W 15th St and 1500, 1510, 1518 and 1544 Nicollet Ave from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

B.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a mixed-use development including housing and commercial, 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.       To comply with the intent of the mixed use density bonus, not less than 85 percent of the Nicollet Ave frontage of the north building shall be dedicated for commercial uses with a minimum depth of 30 feet.

3.       The skyway shall be designed to meet the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

4.       As required by section 527.120 of the zoning code, the development shall comply with the standards for underground parking, on-site renewable energy, an outdoor children’s play area, an art feature, decorative or pervious surfaces for on-site parking and loading areas, drives, driveways, and walkways, pedestrian improvements, decorative fencing, enhanced lighting, enhanced landscaping, a recycling storage area, a water feature and a public bike repair station.

5.       Pedestrian scaled lighting shall be provided in or around the perimeter of the play area.

6.       At least two benches and one trash and recycling receptacle shall be installed near the play area.

7.       The applicant shall provide information pertaining to the capital cost of the project and information pertaining to the public art piece that will be located on site prior to the issuance of building permits.

8.       CPED is recommending that the applicant consider reducing the number of colors of the fiber cement siding to three instead of four.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

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

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum permitted floor area ratio (FAR) of the building from 2.72 to 3.89, subject to the following condition:

1.       To comply with the intent of the mixed use density bonus, not less than 85 percent of the Nicollet Ave frontage of the north building shall be dedicated for commercial uses with a minimum depth of 30 feet.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

D.      Variance of the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards.

Action: Approved the application of the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards to allow a single commercial use to extend more than 120 linear feet along a public street.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

E.       Variance to increase the maximum permitted height of a fence.

Action: Approved the application increase the maximum permitted height of a fence from 6 feet to 10 feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The height of the decorative metal fence along the Nicollet Ave side of the property shall be no taller than 42 inches.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

F.       Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a mixed-use development including 184 dwelling units and commercial space, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 4, 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 principal residential entrance to the north building shall be well lit with pedestrian scale lighting during non-daylight hours, visible from the street.

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.       There shall be at least 82 long-term bicycle parking spaces provided for the residential portion of the development.

6.       Additional landscaping shall be planted to the north and south sides of the mechanical equipment located along the public alley.

7.       The lighting plan shall be in conformance with the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

8.       The applicant shall add electricity to the bus shelter.

9.       The applicant shall work with Public Works to add a bump-out on 15th and Nicollet.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

G.     Preliminary Plat.

Action: Approved the preliminary plat.

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

7.       3145-3149 Hennepin Ave, Ward 10

Staff report by Nicholas Baker, PLAN 4456

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by The Lander Group.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for an increase in height from three stories and 42 feet to four stories and 47 feet in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District, 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.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Gagnon not present for the vote)

B.      Variance to increase the maximum permitted floor area ratio in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to increase the maximum permitted Floor Area Ratio in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District from 2.38 to 2.72.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Gagnon not present for the vote)

C.      Variance to reduce the required front yard setback adjacent to an office-residential district.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback adjacent to an office-residential district from 15 feet to 0 feet.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Gagnon not present for the vote)

D.      Variance to reduce the required north side yard setback adjacent to an office-residential district.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to reduce the required north side yard setback from 15 feet to 0 feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       With the exception of the proposed walkway and stairway, no building elements shall extend closer than 5 feet to the north property line.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Gagnon not present for the vote)

E.       Variance to reduce the required rear yard setback.

Action: Approved the application for a variance to reduce the required rear yard setback from 11 feet to 7 feet.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Gagnon not present for the vote)

F.       Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a new mixed-use building with 25 dwelling units and 7,500 sq. ft. of commercial space, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 26, 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, trash enclosure, landscaping, and lighting plans and elevations 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 refuse and recycling storage containers are subject to the screening requirements in Chapter 535, with final plans to be reviewed and approved by staff. Containers must be screened from view on all four sides and located within the rear 40 feet or 20% of the lot, whichever is greater.

5.       All mechanical equipment is subject to the screening requirements of Chapter 535 and district requirements, with final plans to be reviewed and approved by staff.

6.       The blank, uninterrupted wall exceeding 25 feet in length proposed on the north façade of the 1st level commercial space should be addressed through the introduction of one or more additional windows or other acceptable design features.

7.       A minimum of three parking stalls per non-residential use over 1,000 square feet shall be allocated to the commercial users of the building.

8.       Fences must comply with the requirements in Chapter 535, with final plans to be reviewed and approved by staff. A 15 foot sight triangle shall be maintained at the alley intersection to the rear of the site, as required by Section 535.400 of the zoning code.

9.       All signs are subject to Chapter 543, On-Premise Signs. The applicant will be required to submit a separate sign permit application for any signage that is proposed.

10.   Proposed lighting must comply with Chapter 535 and Chapter 541 of the zoning code, with a final lighting plan to be reviewed and approved by staff.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Gagnon not present for the vote)

8.       Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Jason Wittenberg

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings.

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

Chapter 548 related to the Zoning Code: Commercial Districts

Chapter 549 related to the Zoning Code: Downtown Districts

Chapter 550 related to the Zoning Code: Industrial Districts

 

The purpose of the amendment is to revise yard/setback requirements in nonresidential zoning districts.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the text amendment to revise yard/setback requirements in nonresidential zoning districts.

 

Chapter 548 related to the Zoning Code: Commercial Districts

Chapter 549 related to the Zoning Code: Downtown Districts

Chapter 550 related to the Zoning Code: Industrial Districts

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

Absent: Bender and Sweasy

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is June 29, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: JULY 17, 2017

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