MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: AUGUST 14, 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

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

 

Commissioner absent

Rebecca Gagnon 

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE JULY 31, 2017 MEETING

The Planning Commission approved the actions from the July 31, 2017 meeting.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – AUGUST 3, 2017

1.       Land Sales – 4800 Colfax Ave N, 3439 Fremont Ave N, 3734 Fremont Ave N, and 4338 Knox Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

2.       Land Sales – 5348 Riverview Rd, 5364 Riverview Rd, 5368 Riverview Rd, and 5118 E 54th St

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

PUBLIC HEARING

1.       Registered Land Survey (RLS), 24 University Ave NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4579

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Fire Barn Associates LLC.

A.      Registered Land Survey.

Action: Approved the application for a Registered Land Survey, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The Reciprocal Easement Agreement shall be recorded with Hennepin County.

2.       This action of the Planning Commission shall be recorded with Hennepin County at or prior to such time as the signed RLS is presented for recording with Hennepin County.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

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

This item was continued from the July 31, 2017 meeting.

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN4573

A.      Rezoning.

Action: Continued the application to rezone the property from I1 to R4 to the August 28, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Continued the application for a conditional use permit to establish a new K-12 school to the August 28, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Action: Continued the application for a variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along 13th Ave S to the August 28, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

D.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Action: Continued the application for a variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along 12th Ave S to the August 28, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

E.       Site plan review.

Action: Continued the application for a renovation and addition to an existing building in order to establish a new K-12 school to the August 28, 2017 City Planning Commission meeting.

3.       3100 Lake Street Apartments, 3100 W Lake St, Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4673

A.      Conditional use permit for a Planned Unit Development.

Action: Continued the application for a modification to an existing Planned Unit Development to the September 18, 2017, City Planning Commission hearing.

B.      Site plan review for a new 200-unit residential building.

Action: Continued the application a new 200-unit residential building, to the September 18, 2017, City Planning Commission hearing.

4.       3450 Grand Ave S, Ward 8

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN4788

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

A.      Rezoning.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application to rezone from the R2B Two-Family District to the R3 Multiple-Family District.

Aye: Bender, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Rockwell, Slack, Sweasy, and Vreeland

Absent: Gagnon and Kronzer

5.       Indeed Parking Lot, 1403 Quincy St NE and 814 14th Ave NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN4683

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Kenny Horns of HGA.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a principal parking facility in the I2 Medium Industrial 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.       The applicant shall provide bicycle racks to support a minimum of 12 bicycles.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

B.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a principal parking facility in the I2 Medium Industrial 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.       The applicant shall provide bicycle racks to support a minimum of 12 bicycles.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

6.       301-311 E Lake St, Ward 9

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN4764

A.      Rezoning.

Action:  Continued the petition to rezone the properties located at 301 and 311 E Lake Street from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to the August 28, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Conditional use permit to allow a reception or meeting hall.

Action: Continued the conditional use permit application to allow a reception or meeting hall in the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to the August 28, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Conditional use permit to allow a shopping center.

Action: Continued the conditional use permit application to allow a shopping center in the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to the August 28, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

Action: Continued the variance application to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 114 to 18 vehicle spaces to the August 28, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle requirement.

Action: Continued the variance application to reduce the minimum drive aisle requirement from 22 feet to 0 feet to the August 28, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

F.       Site plan review.

Action: Continued the site plan review application for 5,000 square foot two-story addition to a commercial building to the August 28, 2017, City Planning Commission meeting.

7.       2201 Blaisdell Ave, Ward 10

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN4676

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Yellow Tree, LLC.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application to increase the height of the building from 4 stories/56 feet to 5 stories/66 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.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

B.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of the building.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of the building from the 2.4 to2.49.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum gross floor area of a dwelling unit/efficiency unit.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the minimum gross floor area of a dwelling unit from 500 square feet to 450 square feet and of an efficiency unit from 350 square feet to 318 square feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The minimum size of the dwelling units shall be 450 square feet.

2.       The minimum size of the efficiency units shall be 318 square feet.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

D.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback along Blaisdell Ave.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the front yard setback along Blaisdell Ave from the required 15 feet to five feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The main entry canopy shall be located no closer than 11 feet from the front property line; the main entry ground level patio shall be located no closer than five feet from the front property line and the front facing balconies shall be located no closer than 10 feet from the front property line.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

E.       Variance to reduce the front yard setback along W 22nd St.

Action: Approved the application to reduce the front yard setback along West 22nd St from the established 22 feet to eight feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The building shall be located no closer than 13 feet from the front property line; the ground level patios shall be located no closer than eight feet from the front property line and the front facing balconies shall be located no closer than eight feet from the front property line.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

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

Action: Approved the application to reduce the south interior side yard setback from the required five feet to zero feet for the trash receptacle, a transformer and a drive aisle.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

G.     Variance to reduce the rear yard setback along the alley.

Action: Approved the application for to reduce the rear yard setback along the alley from the required 13 feet to zero feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The building shall be located no closer than five feet from the rear property line and the balconies shall be located no closer than four feet from the rear property line.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

H.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a 74-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 14, 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 on the second floor of the building facing the south property line looking into the parking level shall be spaced from one another so there aren’t any blank walls over 25 feet in length.

Approved on consent 6-0 (Bender and Kronzer not present for the vote)

8.       80 Broadway, 80 Broadway St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN4760

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

A.      Rezoning.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the application to rezone the property from the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to the C3A Community Activity Center District.

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

Absent: Gagnon

B.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height from 4 stories, 56 feet to 8 stories, 89 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: Bender, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Rockwell, Slack, Sweasy, and Vreeland

Absent: Gagnon

C.      Variance to decrease the minimum rear yard setback along the east property line.

Action: Approved the application to decrease the minimum rear yard setback from 15 feet to 10 feet.

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

Absent: Gagnon

D.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Action: Approved the application to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 3.24 to 4.48, subject to the following condition:

1.       A space shall be designed on the ground floor, with a street-facing entrance, so that it could be accessible to the public and adaptable for commercial use in the future.

Aye: Bender, Kronzer, Rockwell, Slack, and Vreeland

Nay: Luepke-Pier, Magrino, and Sweasy

Absent: Gagnon

E.       Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a new 98 unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by September 22, 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 a photometric lighting plan that specifies all external lighting fixtures and luminance levels.

4.       The applicant shall install pedestrian scale lighting along the 11th Ave NE façade.

5.       The applicant shall implement a green wall planting trellis along the 11th Ave NE elevation in order to mitigate the blank wall at that location.

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

Absent: Gagnon

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is August 17, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: AUGUST 28, 2017

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