MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: JULY 17, 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 JUNE 26, 2017 MEETING

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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1.       Alley vacation, 3118 Snelling Ave and 3138 Snelling Ave, Ward 9

Staff report by Shanna Sether, Vac1684

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Boker’s Inc.

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of the public alley.

2.       Spero Academy School Building, 2701 and 2701 ½ California St NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN4510

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to allow for a new school in the R2B 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.

B.      Variance to exceed the maximum off-street parking allowance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the maximum off-street parking allowance from 42 spaces to 100 spaces, subject to the following condition:

1.       A maximum of 88 off-street parking spaces are allowed and that the surface parking lot and maneuvering area shall not extend beyond the northern wall of the school building.

C.      Variance to allow a fence to exceed the maximum height allowance in the front yard.

Recommended Motion: Deny the application to increase the height of the fence from 4 feet to 6 feet in height in the front yard.

D.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the front yard setback along California St from 20 feet to 12 feet.

E.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to allow for the construction of a new two-story, 21-classroom, 64,000 square foot school building at 2701 and 2701 ½ California St NE, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building design, the first floor shall have clear or lightly tinted glass windows with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher.

4.       The proposed enclosure for the refuse and recycling shall comply with Section 535.80.

5.       The applicant shall install shrubs, trees, and fencing that complies with Section 530.160-General landscaping and screening within the required landscaped yard between the surface parking lot and 27th Avenue.

6.       To comply with Section 546.150, rock mulch shall not be used as a landscape material, including within the proposed surface parking lot tree islands.

7.       To comply with Section 535.420-Fence height, the fence surrounding the proposed patio area at the 27th and California intersection shall not exceed 4 feet in height and the proposed 6-foot high fence along the north and east property lines shall not extend into the corner side yard setback along 27th.

8.       As a form of alternative compliance of Section 530.160, the applicant shall plant at least one additional canopy tree on the north side of the site (near the other canopy trees) to help soften the northern building wall. In addition, the applicant shall install additional glazing on the upper portions of the gym on both the north and east elevation walls in line with the building fenestration patterns (either the vertical storefront glazing systems or classroom window styles) to eliminate blank walls on the upper portions of the building.

3.       Mixed Use Development, 900 W 50th St, Ward 13

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN4530

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

A.      Variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the minimum off-street parking from 17 spaces to 0 spaces, subject to the following conditions:

1.       To qualify for the bicycle incentive outlined in Section 541.220, a minimum of 13 bike parking spaces shall be provided and at least 50 percent shall meet the standards for short-term bicycle parking.

2.       To encourage the use of transit and mitigate the lack of off-street parking, the applicant shall provide a real time transit screen visible from the street.

B.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback along Bryant Ave.

Recommended Motion:  Approve the application to reduce front yard setback along Bryant Ave from 20 feet to 0 feet for the first 25 feet from the R2B zoned property at 4948-4950 Bryant Ave S.

C.      Variance to reduce the north interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce north interior side yard setback from 5 feet to 0 feet.

D.      Variance to reduce the rear side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the rear yard setback from 5 feet to 0 feet.

E.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to allow for the construction of a one-story, 9,915 square foot, multitenant commercial building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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 ground floor windows shall have clear or lightly tinted glass with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher and 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 for the required window glazing.

4.       To comply with Chapter 536-Specific Development Standards, the applicant shall provide a refuse/recycling receptacle next to the building or in the public right of way, if an encroachment permit is approved.

5.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building design, the applicant shall use the same primary exterior material proposed on the secondary elevations as they are proposing to use on the street elevations (i.e., the wood looking metal panel as shown on the plans or brick).

6.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building design, the applicant shall add additional glazing or an additional door on the east elevation (Bryant Avenue) to eliminate a blank wall that exceeds 25 linear feet. In addition, the applicant shall include a horizontal band on the north and west elevations with a different color/different material as shown on Sheet A300 and A310.

7.       As a form of alternative compliance of Section 530.160, the applicant shall plant four boulevard trees as shown on their site plan (A10), and if approved by the Park Board, that the trees be canopy trees.

4.       Great River Landing, 813 N 5th St, Ward 5

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4467

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to add the B4H Downtown Housing Overlay District to the property.

B.      Conditional use permit for a supporting housing development.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a supporting housing development with 75 beds, 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.

C.      Conditional use permit for an accessory surface parking lot.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for an accessory surface parking lot 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 five parking spaces in the accessory surface parking lot.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the minimum floor area ratio from 2.0 to 1.77.

E.       Variance to reduce the north interior side yard setback for the building.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the north interior side yard setback from 15 feet to 10 feet for the building.

F.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 18, 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 long-term bicycle parking spaces for at least seven bicycles.

4.       Either fencing or landscaping shall be used to effectively screen the transformer from the public right-of-way.

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

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

This item was continued from the June 26, 2017 meeting.

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN 4336

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the maximum height in the C2 District from 4 stories or 56 feet to 5 stories or 62 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.

2.       All improvements outlined in the background section above and/or those recommended by Public Works shall be implemented.  In addition, a real-time parking counter at the entry shall be installed near the vehicle entrance/exit. Furthermore, a real-time transit screen shall be installed inside or outside the building near the bus stop on Lyndale Ave.

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

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the floor area ratio from 2.55 to 3.1.

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

Recommended Motion: The variance application has been returned.

D.      Variance to reduce the southern interior yard.

Recommended Motion: Approve 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.

E.       Variance to reduce the rear yard.

Recommended Motion: Approve 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.

F.       Amended site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve 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, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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.       All mechanical equipment, including the rooftop mechanical units and the transformer near the alley shall comply with Section 535.70-Screening of mechanical equipment.

4.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building Design, the first floor shall have clear or lightly tinted glass with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher and the first floor windows needed to meet the minimum requirement shall allow views into and out of the building at eye level. 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.

5.       To comply with Section 551.120-Building Façade, the bottom of any window used to satisfy the ground floor window requirement for nonresidential uses may not be more than two (2) feet above the adjacent grade.

6.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building design, the applicant shall install windows on the 5th floor consistent with the other windows on this elevation at a spacing not less than 25 feet. As a form of alternative compliance, CPED is recommending that a vine growing system be installed for a majority of the eastern elevation on the first floor and/or a mural(s) be installed on the rear elevation close to 26th St. 

7.       To comply with the Guide to Exterior Building Walls and Materials, not more than 3 exterior materials are allowed on each elevation (excluding windows, doors, accent materials and foundation materials) and that the appearance and materials of the rear and side walls shall continue to be similar to and compatible with the front of the building.

8.       To comply with Section 541.330-Size, a minimum of 32 of the residential parking spaces shall be standard size.

9.       To comply with Section 530.150-Vehicular Access, the applicant shall install a raised planting median between the truck and vehicle access point comparable to what is shown on Sheet A0-3 and Sheet A0-5.

10.   No delivery trucks shall be allowed to enter or exit the subject alley via 27th St. 

6.       6 New Townhomes, 915 6th St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4524

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

A.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the front yard setback along 6th Street Southeast for the building from 27 feet to 20 feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The building shall be located no closer than 23.5 feet from the front property line and the porches shall be located no closer than 20 feet from the front property line.

B.      Variance to reduce the corner side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the corner side yard setback along I-35W

Frontage Road East for the building from 10 feet to six feet.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new six-unit residential building, subject to the

following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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 proposed stone material shall be removed from the north and east elevations. Fiber cement lap siding shall be used on the entire north and east elevations.

4.       The minimum window requirement shall be met on the north and east elevations facing the on-site parking lot a required by section 530.120 of the zoning code.

5.       The individual walkways shall be four feet in width as required by section 530.130 of the zoning code.

6.       The required trees shall be planted between the building and the front or corner side property lines.

7.       The building shall be located at least seven feet from the east interior side property line.

8.       There shall be a bike storage shed constructed on the site to store the bikes. Alternatively, the applicant shall work with the adjacent property owner to create a shared bike storage area on the adjacent lot.

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

7.       925 6th St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4526

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

A.      Conditional use permit for a cluster development.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a cluster development, 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.

B.      Conditional use permit to increase the height of the new building in a cluster development.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the height of the new building in a cluster development from 2.5 stores/35 feet to 3 stories/33 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.

C.      Conditional use permit to allow the conversion of the existing building into a fraternity.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to allow the conversion of the existing building into a fraternity, 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.

D.      Variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the off-street parking requirement from 17 to 15 spaces.

E.       Variance to reduce the front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the front yard setback along 10th Ave SE for the building and covered porch/patio from a line connecting the adjacent residential structure to the north and the existing house on the property to 15 feet for the building and to seven feet for the porch/patio.

F.       Variance to reduce the north interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the north interior side yard setback for the eave overhang from nine feet to six feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The building wall shall be located not less than nine feet from the north interior property line.

G.     Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new cluster development including the existing building that will be converted to a fraternity and a new eight-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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.       A third set of double windows shall be added on the ground floor that follows the pattern above to break up the blank wall on the south elevation.

4.       To differentiate between the existing house and carriage house on the property and the proposed building, the applicant is encouraged to design the proposed building with a flat roof.

5.       There shall be a total of seven new trees planted on the property.

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

7.       A management plan shall be submitted for the fraternity before building permits are issued.

8.       Restaurant Building, 3939 46th St E, Ward 12

Staff report by Janelle Widmeier, PLAN4536

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

A.      Variance of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance of the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards to reduce the minimum floor area ratio requirement from 1.0 to 0.26.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new 4,000 square foot building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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, landscaping, elevation, floor, fixture and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.       Required first floor windows shall allow views into and out of the building at eye level as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code. Specifically 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.

4.       Additional trees shall be provided between the outdoor seating area and the west lot line as required by section 530.160 of the zoning code.

5.       Parking lot landscaping and screening shall be provided as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

6.       Mechanical equipment screening shall be provided as required by section 535.70 of the zoning code.

7.       The refuse storage area shall be screened as required by section 535.80 of the zoning code.

9.       The Capp, 3939 46th St E, Ward 12

Staff report by Janelle Widmeier, PLAN4533

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a building from 4 stories, 56 feet to 5 stories, 70 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 increase the maximum allowed gross floor area for a commercial use.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the maximum gross floor area of a retail sales and services use from 20,000 square feet to 47,280 square feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       A principal entrance, accessible to the public during the open hours of operation, shall be prominently located at the corner of 46th St and Snelling Ave.  

2.       At least one commercial tenant space in addition to the grocery store shall face 46th St.

C.      Variance of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance of the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards to allow portions of the building to be set back more than 8 feet from the property lines adjacent to 46th St and Snelling Ave, subject to the following condition:

1.       A plaza shall be provided between the southwest corner of the building and Snelling Ave and shall connect directly to a public entrance.  The wall with the entrance shall contain a large amount of windows overlooking the plaza. The plaza shall comply with the plaza development standards required by section 535.810 of the zoning code.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new mixed-use building with 146 dwelling units and an accessory surface parking lot, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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, fixture and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.       Bicycle parking facilities provided between the building and 46th Street shall be oriented parallel to the building. The applicant shall also explore relocating the to a location that is not between the building and a street. 

4.       Architectural elements, such as windows, shall be incorporated on the north, east and west building elevations to prevent blank uninterrupted walls exceeding 25 feet in width as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code.  On the west elevation of the elevator/stair tower and at the upper floors of the corner of the building facing 46th St and Snelling Ave, additional consideration shall be given to ensure the corner of the building is an attractive focal point with visual interest.

5.       To be consistent with section 530.120 of the zoning code, the exterior appearance of the face brick and thin brick cladding on the insulated precast wall panels shall match, and the types of metal panel used shall be limited to two, one of which shall be an accent material.

6.       Required first floor windows shall allow views into and out of the building at eye level as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code. Specifically 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.

7.       The proposed grocery store loading facility access from the public alley shall be allowed provided “No Trucks” signs shall be placed in the alley south of the loading dock entrance and the applicant shall work with suppliers to encourage off-peak deliveries to alleviate conflicts in the access road. 

8.       Options for installing discontinuous curbing to allow the on-site retention and infiltration of stormwater in landscaped areas shall be explored by the applicant as required by section 530.230 of the zoning code.

9.       At least 32 bicycle parking spaces that comply with the standards of 541.180 of the zoning code shall be provided for the nonresidential uses.

10.   All mechanical equipment shall be screened in compliance with section 535.70 of the zoning code.  On the building, the color of the mechanical equipment vent covers shall match the color of the adjacent exterior material.

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

E.       Plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a preliminary and final plat.

10.   333 E Hennepin Ave, Ward 3

Staff report by Kimberly Holien, PLAN4492

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to increase the height of the building in the C2 district from 4 stories or 56 feet to 26 stories, 290 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 increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the maximum building setback from eight feet to 50.5 feet along E Hennepin Ave, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.       The proposed plaza between the building and the public sidewalk along E Hennepin Avenue shall maintain compliance with the development standards in Section 535.810 of the zoning code. 

C.      Variance to decrease the required north interior side yard setback for residential windows.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.38 to 10.36.

D.      Variance to the standards of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay district.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the north rear yard setback from 15 feet to 10 feet. 

E.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new 26 story, mixed use building with 282 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 17, 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 details of the public art proposed on the 4th St NE elevation shall be provided prior to the issuance of any building permits. 

5.       No shelving, signage, merchandise, newspaper racks or other mechanisms shall be placed in front of the required ground level transparent windows.

 

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