MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: JULY 31, 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

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

Commissioners absent

John Slack, Vice President 

Lisa Bender 

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE JULY 17, 2017 MEETING

 The Planning Commission approved the actions from the July 17, 2017 meeting.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – JULY 20, 2017

1.       Land Sale – 756 Jackson St NE

Staff report by Wes Durham

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

2.       Land Sales – Smith House Parcels

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

3.       Land Sales – 3954 Bryant Ave N, 4001 Colfax Ave N, 2911 Dupont Ave N, 3111 Dupont Ave N, 1216 James Ave N, 2021 James Ave N, 2027 James Ave N, 1418 Logan Ave N, 2334 Logan Ave N, 3001 Queen Ave N, 2707 Russell Ave N, 3000 Russell Ave N, 2700 Sheridan Ave N, and 2915 Sheridan Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

4.       Land Sales – 415 22nd Ave N, 3210 Morgan Ave N, and 3234 Humboldt Ave 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.       Vac1686, Ward 11

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, Vac1686

A.      Right-of-way vacation.

Action: The application to vacate the south 60 feet of the north 120 feet of the alley in Block 4, Chicago Ave Highlands Addition to Minneapolis has been continued to September 18, 2017.

2.       3816 Ewing Ave S, Ward 13

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN4590

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Ahmad Kian and Ali Kiyan.

A.      Rezoning

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application for a petition to rezone the property located at 3816 Ewing Ave S from R1 Single-Family District to R2B Two-Family District to allow for an existing, nonconforming duplex to become a conforming use.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing)

3.       River of Life Lutheran Church, 2200/2201 Fremont Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN4682

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: This application has been withdrawn.

B.      Variance.

Action: This application has been withdrawn.

4.       Minnehaha Townhomes (Buildings C and D), 5118 E 54th St and 5364-68 Riverview Rd, Ward 12

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4355

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a cluster development with two, four-unit buildings, 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 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

B.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback along Riverview Rd.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the front yard setback along Riverview Rd from the established 46 feet to 20 feet.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

C.      Variance of parking location.

Action: Approved the application of parking location in the interior side yard but are not located in the rear 40 feet or 20 percent of the lot, subject to the following condition:

1.       The parking spaces shall be shifted to the south so there are none located in the required front yard or between the proposed building and the front property line.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

D.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a cluster development with two, four-unit buildings, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 31, 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 fiber cement siding shall not be extended all the way to grade. A different material shall be used around the foundation of the buildings.

4.       The walkway located toward the front of the parking spaces shall be reduced to four feet in width.

5.       There shall be at least two shrubs provided in the required landscaped yard between the parking and loading area and the public street or public sidewalk.

6.       A three-foot screen consisting of landscaping that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be provided between the parking area and the public street or public sidewalk, as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

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

8.       The development shall meet the rear yard setback requirement of seven feet.

9.       Additional landscaping shall be used to screen the most southern air-conditioning unit in the north building and the most southern air-conditioning unit in the south building.

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

11.   One additional window shall be added in the kitchen on the first floor of the building and one additional window shall be added in the bathroom on the second floor of the building on the western side. Each window shall be four square feet in size.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

E.       Alley vacation.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the vacation of the alley running from Riverview Apartments to Riverview Road, adjacent to Lots 10, 11, 12 & 16, Block 2, Thorpe Bros. Minnehaha Grove Addition to Minneapolis, subject to the retention of an easement for Xcel Energy.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

5.       Minnehaha Townhomes (Buildings A and B), 5348 Riverview Rd, Ward 12

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4356

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a cluster development with two, four-unit buildings, 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 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

B.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback along Riverview Road.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the front yard setback along Riverview Rd from the established 46 feet to 25 feet.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

C.      Variance of parking location.

Action: Approved the application of parking location.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

D.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a cluster development with two, four-unit buildings, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 31, 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 fiber cement siding shall not be extended all the way to grade. A different material shall be used around the foundation of the buildings.

4.       There shall be at least 39 shrubs planted on the site, as required by section 530.160 of the zoning code.

5.       A three-foot screen consisting of landscaping that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be provided between the parking area and the public street or public sidewalk, as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

6.       Additional landscaping shall be used to screen the most southern air-conditioning unit in the north building.

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

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

Approved on consent 6-0 (Luepke-Pier chairing; Brown recused)

6.       2831 Stevens Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN4525

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Matthew Weiland of Clear Channel Outdoor.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for the maximum height of an existing, illuminated off-premise sign from 52 feet to 60 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 signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

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

Nay: Sweasy and Vreeland

Absent: Bender and Slack

7.       Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center, 2824 13th Ave S, Ward 9

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN4573

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center.

A.      Rezoning.

Action: Continued the application to the August 14, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Continued the application to the August 14, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Site plan review.

Action: Continued the application to the August 14, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

8.       North Loop Parking, 1001 N 3rd St, Ward 5

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN4593

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by BC Properties LLC.

A.      Conditional use permit to allow a new principal parking facility.

Action: Approved the application for a principal parking facility in the I2 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.

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

Absent: Bender and Slack

B.      Conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height.

Action: Approved the application for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height from 4 stories, 56 feet to 7 stories, 74 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, Sweasy, and Vreeland

Absent: Bender and Slack

C.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.7 to 4.8.

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

Absent: Bender and Slack

D.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a new principal parking facility, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 10, 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 implement pedestrian-scale lighting along the 10th Ave N elevation.

4.       The applicant shall work with Public Works and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to implement street trees in the public right of way along 10th Ave N.  If this is deemed infeasible, the applicant shall implement planters along this elevation.

5.       The applicant shall employ architectural strategies to mitigate the blank wall along the north elevation, including but not limited to integral color concrete and surface patterning or texturing.

6.       The applicant shall provide a photometric lighting plan for floors 2-5 that shows the lighting levels at the perimeter of the property.  All internal lighting fixtures shall be screened from view to minimize glare on the street level and adjacent properties.

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

Absent: Bender and Slack

E.       Alley vacation.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended the City Council approve the application (Vacation file 1676) to vacate a remnant alley parcel located in block 14, Bradford and Lewis addition, immediately adjacent to the project site on the southwest interior side yard.

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

Absent: Bender and Slack

9.       Future Land Use Map Amendment for 2601-2651 University Ave NE, 2601, 2607, 2609, 2615, 2617, 2621, 2625, 2629 and 2651 University Ave NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN4648

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by The City of Minneapolis – Finance and Property Services.

A.      Amend future land use map in The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application to amend future land use map in The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth to reguide the properties from the Urban Neighborhood designation to the Transitional Industrial designation.

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

Absent: Bender and Slack

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is August 3, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 6:26 p.m.

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: AUGUST 14, 2017

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