MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: OCTOBER 16, 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 OCTOBER 2, 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 – OCTOBER 5, 2017

1.       Land Acquisitions – 938, 942, 946, 952, 954, 958, 964, 966 Lowry Ave NE 

Staff report by Wes Durham

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

PUBLIC HEARING

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1.       Vac1686, Ward 11

This item was continued from the July 31 and September 18, 2017 meetings.

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, Vac1686

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

A.      Right-of-way vacation.

Recommended Motion: 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the south 60 feet of the north 120 feet of the alley in Block 4, Chicago Ave Highlands Addition to Minneapolis has been withdrawn.

2.       Rudy Rosen, Ward 5

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, Vac1685

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

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Deny the vacation (Vacation file 1685) of 23rd Ave N between 2nd St N and 1st St N.                                                                                      

3.       Drainage and utility easement vacation, Ward 4

Staff report by Shanna Sether, Vac1691

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

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Continue the vacation application to the October 30, 2017, City Planning Commission public hearing.

4.       2527 Girard Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN5077

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

A.      Change of nonconforming use.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a change of nonconforming use from a printing and publishing use to a club or lodge with limited entertainment, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 16, 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 landscape plan showing landscaping and screening between the parking area along Girard Ave N and the adjacent residential use to the south.

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 work with staff to reorient the parking and provide landscape and screening in the parking area along Girard Ave N and the adjacent residential use to the south.

5.       The trash container shall be enclosure per section 535.80 of the zoning code.

5.       Cedar Lake South Beach Improvements, 3500 Cedar Lake Ave, Ward 7

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN5160

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

Board.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to allow for development on a steep slope for a public park in the Shoreland Overlay 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.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the required front yard from 25 feet to 0 feet to allow for a new restroom building, new terrace, and site improvements.

C.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation application (Vacation file 1677) for an upaved portion of Cedar Lake Ave.

6.       1120 W Broadway, Ward 5

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN5130

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to rezone the property from C1 to C2 to the October 30, 2017, City Planning Commission Meeting.

7.       4816 Nicollet Ave, Ward 11

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN5141

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

A.      Nonconforming use change:

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a change of nonconforming use to allow an art studio for the property located at 4816 Nicollet Ave subject to the following conditions of approval:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 16, 2019.

2.       All necessary building permits shall be attained as applicable.

3.       Any new on-site lighting shall be downcast, shielded and comply with Chapter 535.

4.       The trash receptacles located on the property shall be screened as required by Section 535.80 of the Zoning Code.

5.       The existing air-conditioning unit located adjacent to Nicollet Avenue shall be screened with additional landscaping.

8.       Berean Missionary Baptist Church, 704-714 30th Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith and Lindsey Wallace, PLAN5116

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to rezone the property located at 704 30th Ave N from the R2B Two-Family District to the R4 Multiple-Family District.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a 3,273 square foot addition to the existing church building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by November 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 applicant shall screen the mechanical equipment on the eastern side of the building as required by section 535.70 of the zoning code.

5.   The applicant shall screen the dumpster in the north parking lot as required by section 535.80-of the zoning code.

6.   The applicant shall submit a lighting plan showing footcandles at the nearest property line, and shall demonstrate that lighting is provided at all building entrances, and along walkways that maintain a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site.

7.   The final plans shall be revised to further address the visual interest and blank wall requirements on the west elevation.

9.       Eight on 44th, 2614 ½, 2616, 2616 ½, 2620 W 44th St, Ward 13

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN5128

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Trevor Bullen of Snow Kreilich Architects.

A.      Conditional use permit for a cluster development.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow 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.

2.       The development shall comply with all applicable regulations governing stormwater management, and shall employ best management practices to minimize off-site stormwater runoff, maximize overland flow and flow distances over surfaces covered with vegetation, increase on-site filtration, replicate predevelopment hydrologic conditions as nearly as possible, minimize off-site discharge of pollutants to ground and surface water, and encourage natural filtration function.

B.      Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a new building in a cluster development and in the SH Shoreland Overlay District from 2.5 stories or 35 feet, whichever is less, to 3 stories or 42 feet, 10 inches, whichever is less, 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.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Return the variance to allow development on or within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope in the SH Shoreland Overlay District.

D.      Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a cluster development with 9 dwelling units, including one four-story building with 8 dwelling units and one existing building containing 1 dwelling unit, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 16, 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.       All areas not occupied by buildings, walkways, parking facilities, or driveways would be covered with turf grass, native grasses, perennials, wood mulch, shrubs, and trees.

5.       A lighting plan shall be submitted showing footcandles at the nearest property line to demonstrate that the site contains lighting at all building entrances and along walkways that maintains a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site.

6.       No fewer than 4 bicycle parking spaces shall be provided on site, of which no fewer than 3 bicycle parking spaces shall meet the standards for long-term bicycle parking per section 541.180 (b)(2)

7.       The applicant shall obtain separate permits for any signage.

8.       The final plan shall be revised so that the walkway and patios between the building and front property line meet the requirements for permitted obstructions per section 535.280 of the zoning code.

9.       The final site plan shall be revised to include the material and height of all fencing materials.

10.   The applicant shall provide no fewer than eight (8) on-site canopy trees as required by section 530.160 (a)(1) of the zoning code.

11.   The final plans shall be revised to include a six-foot, 95 percent opaque landscaped screen between the parking area and the north and east property lines, per section 530.170 (c)(2) and section 530.160 (b) of the zoning code.

12.   The on-site landscaped yard between the parking area and the north and east property lines shall be a minimum seven (7) feet in width.

13.   The applicant shall provide additional trees and shrubs in required landscaped yards in order to comply with the minimum landscaping materials for required yards standards per section 530.160 of the zoning code.

14.   The corners of the surface parking area shall be landscaped as specified for a required landscaped yard, per section 530.170 (c)(2)(d) of the zoning code.

E.       Preliminary/Final Plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary and final plat to combine several underlying plats into one.

10.   Zoning code text amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Jason Wittenberg

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council adopt staff findings to amend Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, as follows, and further recommends that Chapter 520 be returned to the author:

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

Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

Chapter 525 Administration and Enforcement

Chapter 527 Planned Unit Development

Chapter 530 Site Plan Review

 

The purpose of the amendment is to amend land use application fees, regulations affecting uses subject to site plan review, and standards governing changes to approved applications.

Recommended Motion: Approve the text amendment to amend land use application fees, regulations affecting uses subject to site plan review, and standards governing changes to approved applications.

 

Chapter 525  Administration and Enforcement

Chapter 527 Planned Unit Development

Chapter 530 Site Plan Review

11.   Zoning code text amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Jason Wittenberg

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council adopt staff findings to amend Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, as follows, and further recommends that Chapters 520, 525, 527, 536, 541, and 548 be returned to the author:

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

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

 

Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

Chapter 525 Administration and Enforcement

Chapter 527 Planned Unit Development

Chapter 530 Site Plan Review

Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards

Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading

Chapter 548 Commercial Districts

Chapter 549 Downtown Districts

Chapter 551 Overlay Districts

 

The purpose of the amendment is to amend regulations related to parking garages.

Recommended Motion: Approve the text amendment to amend amending regulations related to parking garages.

 

Chapter 530 Site Plan Review

Chapter 549 Downtown Districts

Chapter 551 Overlay Districts

COMMISSION BUSINESS

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ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: OCTOBER 30, 2017

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Last updated Oct 11, 2017

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