MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda
June 3, 2019 – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 350 S 5th St, Room 317, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Commission members:  Sam Rockwell, President; Alissa Luepke-Pier, Vice President; Jean Coleman, Secretary; Matthew Brown; Jono Cowgill; Kim Ellison; Ryan Kronzer; Alyssa Olson; Jeremy Schroeder; Amy Sweasy

Staff: Lisa Kusz, 612-673-3710

Call to order

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.

Adoption of the agenda

Approval of actions from the May 13, 2019 meeting

Committee of the Whole consent agenda items – May 16, 2019

1.       Land Sale – 2120 Aldrich Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

Public hearings

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1.       Penn Ave Union, 2200 Golden Valley Rd; 1911-1915 Penn Ave N; 1906-1914 Queen Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN7770

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by David Witt of Mobilize Design & Architecture.

A.      Final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to combine several underlying plats into one.

2.       Midtown Corner, 2913 and 2941 26th Ave S; 2912 28th Ave S, Ward 2

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN8682

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

A.      Final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a final plat, subject to the following condition:

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.

3.       Malcolm Yards – Phase I, 445 Malcolm Ave SE; 419-504 29th Ave SE; 501 30th Ave SE, Ward 2

This item was continued from the May 13, 2019 meeting.

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN8040

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Jeff Ellerd of The Wall Companies.

A.      Final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a final plat.

4.       First Unitarian K-12 School, 900 Mount Curve Ave, Ward 7

Staff report by Lindsey Silas, PLAN8839

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a K-12 school in the R2 Two-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.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement from seven spaces to zero spaces, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall work with Public Works to explore opportunities for designated drop-off spaces on Groveland Terrace.

5.       3443 Lyndale Ave S, Ward 8

This item was continued from the May 13, 2019 meeting.

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN8693

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property located at 3443 Lyndale Ave S from the R2B, Two-family Residence district to the R5, Multiple-family Residence district.

B.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.0 to 2.38.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback from 26 feet to 15 feet for the building and from 26 feet to 3 feet to allow for a patio.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the south property line from 11 feet to 5 feet.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the north property line from 11 feet to 7 feet.

F.       Variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 11 feet to 7 feet.

G.      Site Plan Review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new four-story residential building with 19 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 21, 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.       All final site plan approvals subject to conditions of inclusionary housing shall be filed with the Office of the Hennepin County Recorder or Registrar of Titles and evidence of proper filing shall be submitted to the zoning administrator prior to the issuance of any building permits.

4.       The quantity of affordable units, percentage of the area median household income and duration of affordability shall be in compliance with the Unified Housing Policy, as of the date of permit issuance. 

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

6.       A minimum of one canopy tree shall be planted on site, in compliance with Section 530.160 of the zoning code.

7.       The applicant shall implement a masonry base on the structure such that all elevations meet the maximum percentage for individual materials.

8.       The applicant shall provide a final lighting plan that meets the standards of chapter 535 and 530 of the zoning code.

9.       The applicant shall revise the proposed fence height to meet the requirements of chapter 543 of the zoning code.

10.   The applicant shall screen all on site mechanical equipment to meet the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.

6.       2812 Fremont Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8579

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

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

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback from 11 ft. to 5 ft. 9 in.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle from 22 ft. to 4 ft.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 10-unit, multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 3, 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.       All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

4.       The applicant shall screen all trash receptacles, recycling and compost containers per section 535.80 of the zoning code.

5.       The applicant shall screen the mechanical equipment per section 535.70 of the zoning code.

6.       The applicant shall comply with the lighting requirements per section 535.590 of the zoning code.

7.       The applicant shall remove the rock mulch and instead cover the area not occupied by buildings with turf grass, native grasses, perennials, wood mulch, shrubs, and/or trees.

7.       Nokomis Mixed-Use, 4715 Cedar Ave S and 4712 Longfellow Ave, Ward 12

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8780

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

A.      Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of structures from 2 ½ stories, not to exceed 35 feet to 5 stories, approximately 64 ft. 2 in., measured to the roof deck, and to approximately 72 ft. 2 in. to the top of the stair and elevator towers, 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 related to the fill requirements of the FP Floodplain Overlay District.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to reduce the minimum extension of fill from fifteen (15) ft. to zero (0) ft. beyond the limits of the structure in the FP 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.

C.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.04 to 2.45.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new mixed-use building with a grocery store and 130 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 3, 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 applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.

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

5.       The applicant shall provide a detailed first-floor plan/merchandising plan. No additional shelving, equipment or other mechanisms shall block views into and out of the building in the area between 4 and 7 feet above the adjacent grade.

6.       The applicant shall provide no more than three exterior materials per elevation, excluding windows, doors, and foundation materials.

7.       The applicant shall provide consistent exterior materials on all elevations, including the wood-look aluminum screen system around the entire second floor parking level.

8.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 10 bicycle parking spaces for the grocery stores; five of the required spaces shall meet the minimum requirements of short-term bicycle parking.

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

10.   The applicant shall screen the mechanical equipment per section 535.70 of the zoning code.

11.   The applicant shall comply with the lighting requirements per section 535.590 of the zoning code.

8.       311 2nd St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN8810

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a Planned Unit Development with 574 dwelling units and approximately 4,000 square feet of commercial space, 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.       To comply with section 527.100, all site improvements for Phase I of the project shall be substantially completed by June 3, 2021.  A building permit shall be obtained and construction substantially underway for Phase II by no later than June 3, 2023.

3.       All required amenities shall be constructed with the first phase of the project, as required in Section 527.100 of the zoning code. 

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new seven-story mixed use development with 574 dwelling units and approximately 4,000 square feet of commercial uses, subject to the following conditions:

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

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

3.       The applicant shall submit a final lighting plan detailing type, luminance, and location of all exterior lighting fixtures that meets the requirements of chapter 530 of the zoning code.  The plan shall include the entire project site.

4.       All on site mechanical equipment shall be screened to meet the requirements of chapter 535 of the zoning code.

5.       The applicant shall designate two small loading spaces, one in each of the enclosed parking garages, to meet the minimum loading requirements of chapter 541.

C.      Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the preliminary and final plat for a new Planned Unit Development.

9.       Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith

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 521, 531, 541, and 543 be returned to the author:

A.      Text amendment: Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code, as follows:

Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

Chapter 530 Site Plan Review

Chapter 548 Commercial Districts

Chapter 549 Downtown Districts

Chapter 550 Industrial Districts

Chapter 551 Overlay Districts

 

The purpose of the amendment is to amend regulations for drive-through facilities.

Recommended Motion: Approve the text amendment to amend regulations for drive-through facilities.

Updates and communications

Adjournment 

Next meeting: June 17, 2019

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