MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: MARCH 11, 2019

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  |  Alissa Luepke-Pier, Vice President  |  Sam Rockwell, Secretary

Jean Coleman  |  Jono Cowgill  |  Kim Ellison  |  Ryan Kronzer  |  Alyssa Olson  |  Jeremy Schroeder  |  Amy Sweasy

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE FEBRUARY 25, 2019 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.

PUBLIC HEARING

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1.       Ramsey St NE Vacation, Ward 3

This item was continued from the January 14, 2019 meeting.

Staff report by Shanna Sether, Vac-1711

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Karen Park Gallivan of Graco Inc.

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Continue the vacation to the April 29, 2019, City Planning Commission public hearing.

2.       3811 Minnehaha Ave, Ward 12

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN8278

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Noah Eastman.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property at 3811 Minnehaha Ave from the R1A Single-Family District to the R2B Two-Family District.

3.       3017, 3021, and 3025 E Calhoun Pkwy, Ward 10

This item was continued from the January 28, February 11, and February 25, 2019 meetings.

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN8143

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Scott England.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the March 25, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the March 25, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the March 25, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

D.      Variance to decrease the minimum lot area per dwelling unit.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the March 25, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

E.       Variance to increase the maximum impervious surfaces.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the March 25, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

F.       Variance to allow a patio that exceeds the maximum sized in a required front yard.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the March 25, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

G.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application to the March 25, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

4.       Tierra Encantada - Hiawatha, 4012 and 4016 Minnehaha Ave, Ward 12

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN8334

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Kristen Denzer.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum allowed height from 2.5 stories or 35 feet to 3 stories or 42.5 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.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 30 spaces to 4 spaces and to allow two drop-off spaces to be provided in the public right-of-way, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The applicant shall apply with Public Works to allow two drop-off spaces on Minnehaha Ave.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum required width of parking.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width to allow maneuvering in the public alley, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The parking along the alley shall be used only for staff and the applicant shall provide a sign adjacent to the parking spaces stating that the parking is for staff only.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new three-story commercial building of 15,040 square feet be used as a childcare center, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by March 11, 2021, 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 building shall contain a cornice element as shown in the submitted elevations and the final plans be revised to show no EIFS on any building elevation.

5.       The windows on the east elevation shall be revised to be vertical instead of horizontal in proportion. The applicant is encouraged to revise the windows on the north, south, and west elevations to be vertical instead of horizontal in proportion.

6.       The final plans shall be revised to demonstrate how all building entrances and walkways will be lit to maintain a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site to comply with sections 530.130 and 530.260 of the zoning code.

7.       The applicant shall plant 33 shrubs on-site as shown in the submitted landscaping plan.

8.       The final plans shall demonstrate that bikes locked to the proposed bicycle racks will not block the sidewalk.

9.       The applicant shall apply for an encroachment permit from the Public Works Department to allow the proposed bicycle parking in the public right-of-way.

10.   The final plans shall indicate the location of all mechanical equipment which shall be screened to comply with section 535.70 of the zoning code.

11.   The final plans shall demonstrate that the refuse and recycling containers will be screened as required by section 535.80 of the zoning code.

5.       1501 Johnson St Apartments, 1501 Johnson St NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN8131

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Link Wilson.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property to add the IL Industrial Living Overlay District to the existing I1 Light Industrial District.

B.      Conditional use permit to allow dwellings in the IL Industrial Living Overlay District.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a buildings from 4 stories or 56 feet, whichever is less, to six stories/68 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.      Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a building.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow dwelling units in the IL Industrial Living Overlay 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 final plans shall include the proposed pedestrian infrastructure and crosswalks adjacent to the site, at minimum, to ensure that the residents of the proposed building have a designated, protected, and accessible path to and from the nearby public park and commercial services.

3.       No fewer than one long-term bicycle parking space per one unit shall be incorporated into the final plans.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new, multiple-family building with 164 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by April 30, 2021, 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. The applicant shall submit a lighting plan showing footcandles that demonstrates compliance with the requirements of section 535.590. The project shall provide 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.

3.       All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

4.       The elevations shall be revised so that at least one of the proposed materials or metal panel variations shall be eliminated, and that the proportion of CMU shall not exceed what is currently proposed for each elevation.

5.       The final plans shall be revised so that at least one principal entrance faces Johnson Street NE and includes a direct walkway connection to the sidewalk along Johnson St NE. The final plans shall be revised to include clear and well-lit walkways at least four feet in width connecting building entrances to the adjacent public sidewalk and all on-site parking facilities.

6.       Any parking stalls that do not meet the minimum dimensions per section 541.330 of the zoning code for a parking space or drive aisle shall be removed from the final site plan.

7.       The drop-off area between the building and the front property line abutting Johnson St NE, shall be surfaced as a material other than asphalt, including but not limited to stamped concrete or a paver system, capable of carrying a wheel load of four thousand (4,000) pounds, per the surfacing requirements of section 541.300, and the six parking spaces nearest to the front property line abutting Johnson St NE shall be eliminated.

8.       The loading space be reduced to the minimum dimensions required for a small loading space (10 feet by 25 feet) and shall be relocated to an area on the site or within the building that has a convenient and direct path to an elevator.

9.       The landscaping plan shall be revised so that the location of the transformer pad does not overlap with the on-site canopy tree proposed in the same location, to include no fewer than 25 on-site canopy trees, and no fewer than 164 on-site shrubs, per section 530.160 of the zoning code.

10.   A three-foot screen that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be provided between the surface parking and loading areas fronting Johnson St NE, the corners of all surface parking areas shall comply with the minimum tree and shrub requirement, and all surface parking spaces shall be located within 50 feet of an on-site deciduous tree, per section 530.170 of the zoning code.

11.   The boulevard planting and sidewalk plan shall be implemented as proposed, subject to the review of the Minneapolis Park Board Department of Public Works.

12.   The final plans shall include the proposed pedestrian infrastructure and crosswalks adjacent to the site, at minimum, to ensure that the residents of the proposed building have a designated, protected, and accessible path to and from the nearby public park and commercial services.

13.   The final plans shall specify the location, materials, and height of any proposed fencing materials to ensure compatibility with the applicable zoning code requirements of Chapter 530 and 535 of the zoning code.

6.       Block 1 Residential, 740 S 4th St, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN8182

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Ryan Companies US, Inc.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow for Phase V of a Planned Unit Development including a 342-unit residential building, 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 five points: shared vehicles, recycling storage area and pet exercise area.

3.       No less than three shared vehicles shall be provided on the site.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a 342-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by March 11, 2021, 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 final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

C.      Registered land survey.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a Registered Land Survey.

7.       L&H Station Phase II, 2225 E Lake St, Ward 9

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN8207

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by L&H Station Development LLC.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow for Phase II of a Planned Unit Development that includes three new multiple-family residential buildings and a public plaza, 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 five points: an outdoor children’s play area, a plaza, pedestrian improvements, a pet exercise area and recycling storage areas.

B.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance of the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The surface parking lot shall not be wider than 58 feet.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for three new multiple-family residential buildings totaling 432 dwelling units, a 900-square foot commercial space and a public plaza, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by March 11, 2021, 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.       A three-foot screen consisting of a masonry wall, fence, berm, hedge, or combination thereof that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be provided between the parking lot and the property line along E 31st St.

4.       All mechanical equipment shall be screened per the requirements of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

5.       The proposed six-foot tall cedar privacy fence located along the property line abutting the single-family homes on the southwest corner of the block shall not extend into the required front yard along 22nd Avenue South or the required corner side yard along E 31st St.

D.      Registered land survey.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a Registered Land Survey to create separate ownership tracts of land.

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: MARCH 25, 2019

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