MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: OCTOBER 30, 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 16, 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 19, 2017

1.       Land Sale – 2822 Emerson Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

2.       Land Sale – 3110 Upton Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

3.       Green on Fourth Apartments - 2901 4th St SE

Staff report by Catherine Sandlund

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

PUBLIC HEARING

Please note: if you plan on speaking, please sign in on the sheet located in the hallway, and then state your name and address clearly into the microphone when you come up to speak.

1.       Drainage and utility easement vacation, Ward 4

This item was continued from the October 16, 2017 meeting.

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.

  1. Vacation.

Recommended motion: Approve the vacation of drainage and utility easements.

2.       Communication Exchange Facility, 1208 Bryant Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN5154

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to allow expansion of an existing communication exchange facility in the I1/Light 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 color of the metal screening fence shall match the color of the accent metal panels on the building.

3.       The area north and west of the metal panel screen fence shall be landscaped with a minimum of 14 shrubs.

3.       1803 2nd St N, Ward 5

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN4895

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a dynamic sign, 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 height of a dynamic sign.

Recommended motion: Deny the application for a variance to increase the maximum area of a dynamic sign from 32 square feet to 60 square feet.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum area of a dynamic sign.

Recommended motion: Deny the application for a variance to increase the maximum height of a dynamic sign from 14 feet to 21 feet, 3 inches.

4.       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: Deny the application to rezone the property from C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a shopping center in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District, subject to the following conditions:
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.

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

2.       The applicant shall provide landscaping that complies with both the PDR approval (PLAN4246) and sections 530.160 and 530.170 of the zoning code.

3.       The applicant shall provide a landscaped yard of at least seven (7) feet between the public street and the surface parking lot and gas station pumps, as required by section 530.170 (b)(1) of the zoning code.

4.       The surface parking lot shall be screened as required by section 530.170 (b)(2) of the zoning code.

5.       The applicant shall plant one (1) additional canopy tree between the surface parking lot and Fremont Avenue N, as required by section 530.170 (b)(3) of the zoning code.

6.       The refuse containers shall be screened as required by section 535.80 of the zoning code.

5.       Mikwanedun Audisookon – Cultural Wellness Center, 2313 13th Ave S, Ward 6

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN5188

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

A.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to allow for parking between the principal structure and front lot line, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall provide a three-foot screen consisting of a masonry wall, fence, berm, hedge, or combination thereof that is at least 60 percent opaque along 23rd St E, where adjacent to the surface parking lot.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a new community center, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 30, 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.       A pedestrian connection shall be provided connecting the public sidewalk along 24th St E to the proposed building entrance.

5.       The wall on the first floor of the north elevation shall contain not less than 10% windows.

6.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 15 canopy trees and at least one tree for every 25 feet of parking lot frontage.

7.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 75 shrubs. Additional landscaping between the parking lot and the east property line at least between 4-6 feet in height to screen the parking lot from the adjacent residential use.

8.       The applicant shall provide a three-foot screen consisting of a masonry wall, fence, berm, hedge, or combination thereof that is at least 60 percent opaque along 23rd St E and 13th Ave S, where adjacent to the surface parking lot.

9.       The applicant shall continue to work with Public Works to determine how to connect the stormwater to the on-site landscaping and rain gardens.

10.   Future construction of fencing shall comply with height and location requirements per Chapter 535 of the zoning code.

6.       Zoning Code Text Amendment, All wards

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse

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 551 be returned to the author:

A.      Text Amendment.

Recommended motion: Approve the text amendment to amend language related to pet boarding and animal shelters.

Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards

Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading

Chapter 548 Commercial Districts

Chapter 549  Downtown Districts

Chapter 550  Industrial Districts

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: NOVEMBER 13, 2017

·         The President reserves the right to limit discussion on agenda items.

·         Please contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.

·         Recommendations of the Planning Commission on public hearing items are only forwarded to the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council for applications for rezonings, street or alley vacations, Zoning Code text amendments, and comprehensive plan amendments. Planning Commission decisions are final on all other items unless appealed.

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