MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

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June 17, 2019 – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 350 S 5th St, Room 317, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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

 

Commission members absent:  Alissa Luepke-Pier, Vice President

 

Staff: Lisa Kusz, 612-673-3710

Call to order

Approval of actions from the June 3, 2019 meeting

The Planning Commission approved the actions from the June 3, 2019 meeting.

Public hearings

1.       Capri Theater Expansion, 2027, 2029, and 2033 W Broadway, 2301 Oliver Ave N, 2104 and 2106 23rd Ave N, and a portion of 2101 W Broadway, Ward 5

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN8865

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the application by Plymouth Christian Youth Center.

A.      Preliminary and final plat.

Action: Approved the application for a preliminary and final plat.

Approved on consent.

2.       Amp House Apartments, 3255 Garfield Ave S, Ward 8

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN8879

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Christian Dean Architecture.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height from 2.5 stories, 35 feet to 3 stories, 31 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.

Approved on consent.

B.      Variance to reduce the established minimum front yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance to decrease the minimum established front yard setback from 30 feet to 22 feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall modify the design of the proposed planter bed to comply with the requirements of chapter 535.280, encroachments in required yards.

Approved on consent.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the south property line.

Action: Approved the variance to decrease the minimum interior side yard setback for the new structure along the south property line from 9 feet to 7 feet for the building wall and from 15 feet to 10 feet for a principal entrance.

Approved on consent.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the north property line.

Action: Approved the variance to decrease the minimum interior side yard setback for the existing utility building along the north property line from 9 feet to 5 feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The applicant shall reduce the size of the proposed patios to no more than 50 square feet each to comply with guidance in chapter 535.280.

2.       The applicant shall reduce the width of proposed walkways in the required yard to no more than six feet to comply with guidance in chapter 535.280.

Approved on consent.

E.       Site plan review.

Action: Approved the site plan review for a new three-story residential structure with 12 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 27, 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 provide a final lighting plan detailing type, location, and luminance of all proposed exterior lighting features on site.

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

5.       All on-site mechanical equipment shall be screened to meet the standards of chapter 535.

6.       The applicant shall remove the proposed paved loading area at the rear of the site and landscape it.

7.       The applicant shall provide a detail of the proposed fence demonstrating compliance with chapter 535 of the zoning code.

Approved on consent.

F.       Minor subdivision.

Action: Approved the application for a minor subdivision.

Approved on consent.

3.       LH Beard, 4418-4422 Beard Ave S, Ward 13

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8814

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the application by Alex Gese.

A.      Site plan review.

Action: Approved the site plan review for a new multiple-family dwelling with 42 units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 17, 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 lighting plan showing compliance with section 535.590 of the zoning code.

6.       The proposed fencing shall comply with Chapter 535 of the zoning code.

7.       The exterior materials of the structure shall comply with the City’s durability standards for exterior materials.

Aye: Brown, Coleman, Cowgill, Kronzer, Olson, Schroeder, and Sweasy

Nay: Ellison

Absent: Luepke-Pier

4.       1115 5th St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8845

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Victory Capital Investments.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the conditional use permit to allow a fraternity, 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.

Approved on consent.

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

Action: Approved the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from seven spaces to four, subject to the following condition:

1.       A minimum of 10 bicycle parking spaces shall be provided. At least four bicycle parking spaces shall meet the requirements for long-term bicycle parking.

Approved on consent.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width.

Action: Approved the variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width from 22 ft. to 19 ft.

Approved on consent.

5.       28th & Garfield Apartments, 601 and 609 28th St W, Ward 10

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8870

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the application by DJR Architecture, Inc.

A.      Conditional use permit to increase the height of the building.

Action: Approved the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height from 4 stories, 45 feet, to 6 stories, 69.5 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.

2.       The applicant shall provide a minimum south interior side yard setback of 15 ft. for Floors 2-6.

Approved on consent.

B.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Action: Approved the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.5 to 3.08.

Approved on consent.

C.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance to reduce the front yard setback along Garfield Ave from 15 ft. 2 in. to 13 ft. 10.5 in. for the structure on the first level, to 6 ft. to the ground-level patios; to 12 ft. on floors 2-5, and to 8 ft. for the proposed balconies; and to 10 ft. to the patios on the 6th floor.

Approved on consent.

D.      Variance to decrease the corner yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance reduce the minimum corner side yard setback along 28th St W from 18 ft. to between 2 and 8 ft. 5 in. on the first level; 6 ft. 1.5 ft. on floors 2-5 and to 4 ft. 2 in. to the balconies; and to 14 ft. 9 in. floor 6 and to 4 ft. 1 in. for balconies.

Approved on consent.

E.       Variance to decrease the south interior side yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance reduce the south interior side yard setback from 15 ft. to 6 ft. 7 in. on the ground level.

Approved on consent.

F.       Variance to decrease the rear yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance reduce the rear yard setback from 15 ft. 2 ft. on the first level, 5 ft. 2.5 in. on floors 2-5 and to 7 ft. 2.5 in. on floor 6.

Approved on consent.

G.      Variance to increase the maximum lot coverage.

Action: Approved the variance to increase the maximum lot coverage from 70% to 77%.

Approved on consent.

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

Action: Approved the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from 33 spaces to 25, subject to the following condition of approval:

1.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 8 tandem parking spaces.

Approved on consent.

I.        Site plan review.

Action: Approved the site plan review for a new 67-unit multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 17, 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 lighting plan showing compliance with section 535.590 of the zoning code.

6.       The proposed fencing shall comply with Chapter 535 of the zoning code.

7.       The proposed fiber cement siding less than 5/8” and the fiber cement siding not exceed 30% on any elevation.

8.       The proposed landscape plan shall provide a minimum of two canopy trees.

Approved on consent.

Adjournment 

The meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

Next meeting: July 8, 2019

·         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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