MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: JANUARY 8, 2018

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 

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE DECEMBER 4, 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.

ACTION ITEM

1.       Approve written reasons for denial of the conditional use application, variance applications, and site plan review application for the property located at 3801 Hiawatha Ave from the December 4, 2017 CPC meeting.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

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1.       Minneapolis Public Schools, Ward 10

This item was continued from the December 4, 2017 meeting.

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, Vac1693

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

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Continue the vacation application to the January 22, 2018 City Planning Commission public hearing.

2.       4050 ½ and 4082 ½ Washington Ave N, Ward 4

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN5642

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

A.      Minor subdivision.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a minor subdivision to adjust the common lot line.

3.       3450 Grand Ave S, Ward 8

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN5647

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

A.      Variance to reduce the north side yard setback from 7 feet to 5 feet.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the north side yard setback from 7 feet to 5 feet.

B.      Variance to reduce the south side yard setback from 10 feet to 8 feet.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the corner side yard setback from 10 feet to 8 feet.

4.       RESOURCE Recovery Housing, 719 18th St E, Ward 6

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN5530

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a community residential facility, 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 comply with the specific development standards of chapter 536 of the zoning code, including the requirement that on-site services shall be for residents of the facility only, except where part of a regimen of scheduled post-residential treatment.

3.       The property shall maintain a residential treatment center license from the Minnesota Department of Human services.

4.       The property shall maintain a Board and Lodge license from the Minneapolis Department of Health.

5.       RESOURCE Recovery Housing, 727 18th St E, Ward 6

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN5531

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a community residential facility, 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 comply with the specific development standards of chapter 536 of the zoning code, including the requirement that on-site services shall be for residents of the facility only, except where part of a regimen of scheduled post-residential treatment.

3.       The property shall maintain a residential treatment center license from the Minnesota Department of Human services.

4.       The property shall maintain a Board and Lodge license from the Minneapolis Department of Health.

6.       712 15th Ave NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN5651

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to allow one dwelling unit in the Industrial Living 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.

7.       Sunshine Adult Daycare, 2612 and 2614 1st Ave S, Ward 6

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN5423

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

 Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to allow for a development achievement center, 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 site improvements shall be completed by January 8, 2020, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

3.       CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, landscaping and floor plans before building permits may be issued.

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

5.       The applicant shall provide a minimum 7 ft. landscaped yard along the south property line.

6.       A 4 ft. screen as a combination of an ornamental fence between the on-site parking area and the front property line along 1st Ave S shall be provided.

7.       A minimum walkway width of 4 ft. connecting the on-site parking area to the public sidewalk and front entrances along 1st Ave S shall be provided.

8.       The parking lot shall be patched or repaired where the existing surface is cracked or broken.

9.       Bicycle parking supporting a minimum of 4 bicycles that meet the standards for short-term parking. The bicycle parking may be provided in the right-of-way with permission by the City Engineer.

10.   The trash or recycling receptacles shall be screened per section 535.80 of the zoning code.

8.       Loon Grocery Remodel, 2501 Lyndale Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN5614

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to rezone the property from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a shopping center, 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 use of bars, chains or similar security devices shall be prohibited.

3.       The window and door area shall not be reduced, nor shall changes be made to such windows or doors that block views into the building at eye level.

4.       Two canopy trees shall be planted along 25th St W and two canopy trees along Lyndale Ave S.

5.       The refuse area located along the north property line shall be fully screened a minimum height of two feet above the refuse containers.

6.       The parking lot shall be resurfaced or patched to repair damage and deterioration.

9.       Shopping Center Renovation, 2425 W Broadway, Ward 5

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN5613

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the January 22, 2018 City Planning Commission Meeting.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the January 22, 2018 City Planning Commission Meeting.

10.   Calhoun Greenway Parking Garage, 3121 Chowen Ave S, Ward 13

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN5565

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

A.      Variance to decrease the interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the eastern interior side yard from 11 feet to 3 feet to allow for the accessory parking garage, subject to the following conditions:

1.       To help soften this wall’s proximity to the shared property line, the applicant shall install a green wall system the full extent of the structure and plant decorative grasses or shrubs between the parking garage wall and the eastern shared interior property line.

B.      Variance to allow a parking space to be within 6 feet of a residential unit.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to allow an open parking space to be located closer than 6 feet from the habitable space of a dwelling unit.

C.      C. Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to allow for the construction of a new accessory parking garage, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by January 8, 2020, 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 530.180-Landscaping of other areas new rock mulch is not allowed to be added to the project site.

4.       To comply with Section 530.170, the southern parking space nearest 32nd Street shall be removed and a landscaped yard of 7 feet shall be installed in its place. In addition, the applicant shall install a three-foot screen consisting of a masonry wall, fence, berm, hedge, or combination thereof that is at least 60 percent opaque and a deciduous tree shall be planted within this landscaped yard.

5.       The applicant shall provide a photometric plan prior to building permit issuance for the entire project site to show that the lighting is in compliance with Section 535.590-Lighting and that the project provides lighting on site, 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.       90 percent of the new bike parking spaces shall meet the requirements of long-term bike parking (Section 541.180-Bicycle parking).

7.       To comply with Section 535.80, all refuse, recycling storage, and compost containers shall be enclosed on all four (4) sides by screening compatible with the principal structure not less than two (2) feet higher than the refuse container or shall be otherwise effectively screened from the street, adjacent residential uses located in a residence or office residence district and adjacent permitted or conditional residential uses.

8.       To comply with the City of Minneapolis Guide to Exterior Building Walls and Materials, the proposed parking structure shall be clad in the same exterior material as the base of the apartment building (current base material is brick) that is in line with the Guide to Exterior Building Walls and Materials.

9.       Brick that is similar in design and color to the brick on the base of the existing building or future base material that is in line with the Guide to Exterior Building Walls and Materials .

10.   As a form of alternative compliance to the screening requirement of Section 530.170, the eastern landscaped yard shall include decorative grasses and/or shrubs that will be at least three feet in height and not less 95 percent opaque.

11.   As a form of alternative compliance to the General landscaping and screening requirement of Section 530.160, the applicant shall have a minimum of 25 canopy trees either onsite or within the adjacent public right of way.

11.   Washburn High School, 201 W 49th St, Ward 11

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN5589

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

A.      Conditional use permit to allow an addition.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow an addition to an existing school in the R1 Single-Family 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.      Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a principal structure from 2.5 stories or 35 feet, whichever is less, to 4 stories or 62 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.

C.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 0.5 to 0.8.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a 10,600 square-foot addition to an existing high school, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by January 8, 2020, 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 obtain a separate sign permit from CPED for any additional signage.

4.       All on-site mechanical equipment shall be screened in compliance with section 535.70 of the zoning code.

5.       No fewer than 400 existing or new shrubs shall be shown on the landscaping plan.

6.       The applicant shall revise the landscaping plan to show no fewer than 10 existing or new canopy trees in the adjacent right-of-way along the north parking lot frontage with species recommended by the Minneapolis Park Board, and at least one canopy tree adjacent to the easternmost portion of the south parking lot frontage facing 50th St W.

12.   3329 Nicollet Ave, Ward 8

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN5493

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

A.      Conditional use permit for a cluster development.

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

A.      Conditional use permit to increase the height of the two buildings in the cluster development.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the height of the two buildings in the cluster development from 2.5 stories/35 feet to 3 stories/35 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 reduce the required lot size per dwelling unit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the minimum lot size per dwelling unit from 1,250 square feet to 937 square feet.

C.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the front yard setback from a distance between 15 and 23 feet to zero feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The first floor of the development shall be at least five feet nine inches from the front property line, the upper two floors of the development shall be at least one foot from the front property line and the front patios shall be at least one foot from the front property line.

2.       The width of the front walkway shall be reduced to six feet.

D.      Variance to reduce the north and south interior side yard setbacks.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the north and south interior side yard setbacks from nine feet to five feet.

E.       Variance to reduce the rear yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the rear yard setback from nine feet to four feet eight inches, subject to the following condition:

1.       The area between the building and the rear property line that is not needed for the refuse and recycling enclosures shall be landscaped.

F.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new, 12-unit cluster development, subject to the following conditions:

1.       Windows shall be added to the first floor of the development facing the alley to break up the blank walls.

2.       There shall be at least 20 percent windows on the first floor of the buildings facing Nicollet Ave.

3.       Perennials and wood mulch shall be added around the perimeter of the buildings in lieu of decorative rock.

4.       Perennials and wood mulch shall be added around the perimeter of the AC equipment in lieu of decorative rock.

5.       Enclosures shall be constructed around the refuse and recycling containers that are complementary to the exterior materials of the building.

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

7.       All site improvements shall be completed by January 8, 2020, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

8.       CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

13.   408 4th St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN5610

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

A.      Variance to reduce the minimum east interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Return the application for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setback for parking.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the rear yard setback from 11 ft. to 5 ft. for the proposed structure.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along 4th St SE from 26 ft. to 21 ft. for the proposed structure and to 16.5 ft. for the proposed awning.

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

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from 14 spaces to 10 spaces.

E.       Variance to increase the maximum number of compact parking stalls.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the maximum percentage of compact parking stalls from 25% to 50%.

F.       Variance to reduce the minimum distance between a parking space and the principal structure.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum distance between an open parking space and the habitable portion of a dwelling from 6 ft. to 3 ft.

G.     Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a new 27-unit, multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by January 8, 2020, 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 provide a dense row of shrubbery, such as arborvitae, to create visual interest along the first floor of the west façade, where adjacent to the blank, uninterrupted wall.

5.       The applicant shall revise the exterior materials and provide three consistent materials on all four sides of the building and meet the standards set in Table 1. Percentage of Exterior Materials per Elevation.

6.       Vehicles and internal garage lighting shall be screened as viewed from the public right-of-way and nearby properties.

7.       The windows on the first floor on each elevation shall be similar size, proportion and vertical plane as the windows in the upper floors.

8.       The site plan shall limit the impervious surface in the front yard to a 6 ft. wide walkway, bicycle parking and driveway.

9.       The applicant shall provide a dense row of shrubs, a minimum of 4 ft. in height, between the open parking areas at both 408 and 412 4th St SE and the rear property line in the event the fence on the adjacent property was to be removed in the future.

10.   The applicant shall provide additional landscaping at the front of the property, including an open, decorative fence, hedge, or combination thereof, to control and guide movement on the site and to distinguish between public and non-public spaces.

11.   All refuse and recycling areas shall be screened and enclosed on all four sides per section 535.80 of the zoning code.

14.   Hook and Ladder Apartments, 2212, 2316, and 2320 Jefferson St NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN5433

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

A.      Rezoning of 2212 Jefferson St NE.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to rezone 2212 Jefferson St NE from R2B Two-Family District to R5 Multiple Family District.

B.      Rezoning of 2316 and 2320 Jefferson St NE.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to rezone the properties located at 2316 and 2320 Jefferson St NE from the I1 District to the R5 District.

C.      Conditional use permit for a Planned Unit Development.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a planned unit development to allow for two residential structures with a total of 118 dwelling units, 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.       As required by section 527.120 of the zoning code, the development shall comply with the standards for some combination of the following amenities from Table 527-1, Amenities and those proposed by the applicant totaling a minimum of 20 points: active liner uses around a parking garage, outdoor children’s play area, pedestrian improvements, pet exercise area, recycling storage area and sustainable building standards.

3.       The applicant is encouraged to remove at least two of the proposed surface parking stalls to provide a wider and more direct connection between the buildings and the amenity area at the south end of the site.

4.       The pet exercise area shall contain accommodations for the proper disposal of animal waste.

D.      Variance to decrease the minimum distance between parking and the structure.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum distance between open parking spaces and the principal structure from 6 ft. to 3 ft.

E.       Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for site plan review, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by January 20, 2020, 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 provide sufficient detail, such as windows, entries, recesses or projections, or other architectural elements to avoid blank walls exceeding 25 feet on the building elevations.

5.       The window openings shall align on all floors and be uniform in pattern.

6.       Each parking space must be located within 50 feet of the center of an on-site deciduous tree.

F.       Street vacation.

Recommended motion: Approve the vacation for a portion of 23rd Ave NE, where exists between 2212 and 2316 Jefferson St NE.

G.     Preliminary and Final Plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for the preliminary and final plat, subject to the following conditions:

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

15.   The Expo, 200 University Ave SE, 215 2nd St SE, 223 3rd Ave SE, and 229 2nd St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN5658

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Doran-CSM SE I LLC.

        A.      Conditional use permit for a Planned Unit Development.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a Planned Unit Development to construct a new

26 story mixed-use building with 372 dwelling units and 3800 square feet of retail uses, subject to the

following conditions:

1.       The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat.

2.       462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a

3.       conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the

4.       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 to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 3.24 to 5.36.

C.      Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to construct a new 26 story mixed-use building,

subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by January 18th, 2020, 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 final lighting plan that meets the requirement of chapters 530 and 535 of the zoning code.

4.       All on premises signs shall comply with the requirements of chapter 543 including maximum size and height. A PUD amendment or variance application will be required for any proposed signs that exceed the maximum size or height.

5.       The applicant shall submit documentation demonstrating that the project will not, upon establishment of the land use, violate the standards set by Minnesota Administrative Rules

16.   Zoning Code Text Amendment, Ward All

This item was continued from the December 4, 2017 meeting.

Staff report by Steve Poor

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council return Chapter 525 to the author and adopt staff findings to amend Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, as follows:

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

Chapter 544 Off-Premise Signs and Billboards

The purpose of the amendment is to revise regulations related to off-premise advertising signs and billboards.

Recommended Motion: Approve the text amendment to enlarge the Downtown Entertainment Billboard District and the remove the restrictions of City financing of billboards. Staff has no recommendation regarding the amendment to permit wall signs on building walls along Hennepin Ave and Washington Ave.

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