MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda
November 18, 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 November 4, 2019 meeting

Committee of the Whole – November 7, 2019

1.       Land Sale – 4105 12th Ave S

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 – 914 19th Ave NE

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

3.       Land Sales – Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

4.       Modification No. 3 to the Housing Replacement District Plan

Staff report by Breyonne Golding

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

Public hearings

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1.       Webber Mart – Bodega Smokes, 1701 44th Ave N, Ward 4

Staff report by Lindsey Silas, PLAN9960

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

A.      Rezoning.

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

2.       Solar Canopy, 2740 31st Ave S, Ward 2

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9843

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

A.      Nonconforming use expansion.

Recommended Motion: Approve the expansion of a nonconforming use application for a new freestanding solar energy system, subject to the following condition:

1.       The freestanding solar system shall meet the interior side and rear setback requirement of five feet.

3.       521 Main St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Andrew Frenz, PLAN9832

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Five TwentyOne, LLC.

A.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new four-story multiple-family dwelling with 29 units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by November 18, 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 areas not occupied by buildings, parking and loading facilities, or driveways, including the area identified as a “maintenance strip” on the proposed plans, shall be covered turf grass, native grasses, perennials, wood mulch, shrubs, and trees.

4.       A minimum of fourteen (14) long-term bicycle parking spaces shall be provided on site.

5.       The proposed canopy sign is not authorized. Any additional signage proposed shall comply with the zoning code standards for on-premise signs.

6.       All mechanical louvers and vents shall be similar in color to adjacent exterior materials.

7.       The first floor east elevation, facing 6th Ave NE, shall be revised to include at least twenty (20) percent window coverage.

8.       The proposed landscape plan shall be updated to include parking area screening which maintains a minimum sixty (60) percent opacity year-round.

4.       The Family Partnership, 1527 E Lake St, 3013-3037 Bloomington Ave, and 3010-3048 16th Ave S, Ward 9

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9676

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

A.      Petition to add the Pedestrian Oriented Overly District to 3013-3017 Bloomington Ave.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to add the Pedestrian Oriented Overly District to 3013-3017 Bloomington Ave S.

B.      Petition to rezone the properties located at 3033 and 3037 Bloomington Ave.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 3033 and 3037 Bloomington Ave S from the C1, Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2, Community Corridor Commercial District with the PO Overlay District.

C.      Petition to rezone a portion of 3010 16th Ave S.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone a portion of 3010 16th Ave S from the C1, Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2, Community Corridor Commercial District with the PO Overlay District.

D.      Petition to rezone a portion of 3020 and 3024 16th Ave.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone a portion of 3020 and 3024 16th Ave S from the R2B, Two-Family District to the C2, Community Corridor Commercial District with the PO Overlay District and removing the TP, Transitional Parking Overlay District.

E.       Petition to rezone the properties located at 3030, 3032, 3036, 3040, 3044, and 3048 16th Ave S.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 3030, 3032, 3036, 3040, 3044, and 3048 16th Ave S from the R2B, Two-Family District to the R5 Multiple-family Residence District and removing the TP, Transitional Parking Overlay District from the properties at 3030 and 3032 16th Ave S.

F.       Petition to rezone a portion of 3010 16th Ave S.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone a portion of 3010 16th Ave S from the C1, Neighborhood Commercial District to the R5 Multiple-family Residence District.

G.      Petition to rezone a portion of the properties located at 3020-3024 16th Ave S.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone a portion of the properties located at 3020-3024 16th Ave S from the R2B, Two-Family District to the R5 Multiple-family Residence district and removing the TP, Transitional Parking Overlay District.

H.      Variance of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Standards.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to exceed the linear length of a parking lot in a PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District along a street from 40 feet to 145 feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall provide a pedestrian walkway connecting the easternmost row of parking stalls to the public sidewalk along Bloomington Ave S.

I.        Variance to allow for parking/drive aisle/walkway to be within the interior side yard.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Standards to increase the building setback from the front property line along Bloomington Ave S from 8 feet to 10.5 feet.

J.        Variance to the eastern interior yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the eastern interior side yard setback from 5 feet to 0 feet to allow for a driveway/drive aisle.

K.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a building addition to the existing Fairview Clinic, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by December 13, 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.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building design, the first floor windows shall have clear or lightly tinted glass with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher.

5.       To comply with Section 541.220-Bicycle incentive, the minimum of 18 bicycle parking spaces shall be provided on The Family Partnership site and at least four spaces shall meet the short-term bike parking requirement.

6.       To comply with Section 530.140-Transit Access, the applicant shall continue to work with Public Works and Metro Transit to consider future B-Line BRT station design.

7.       The refuse and recycling storage containers shall be screened in compliance with Section 535.80-Screening of refuse and recycling storage containers.

8.       A minimum of two parking spaces shall be designated as drop-off spaces for the child care center and signed as such.

9.       Existing and proposed lighting must comply with Chapter 535 and Chapter 541 of the zoning code, including 535.590. Lighting.

10.   To comply with Section 530.120 – Building Design, windows shall be added to the south elevation nearest Bloomington Avenue South to eliminate a blank, uninterrupted wall that exceeds 25 linear feet to comply with the minimum 30 percent glazing requirement on the first floor of the south elevation. With the current proposal, an additional 120 square feet of glazing would be required.

L.       Preliminary plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the preliminary plat application to allow for a building addition to the existing Fairview Clinic and prepare land along 16th Ave S for a multiple-family dwelling building.

M.    Alley vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of the existing alley and build a new alley.

5.       Elliot Twins, 1212 9th St S and 1225 8th St S, Ward 6

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN9823

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

A.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from 92 spaces to 88, where 21 spaces have non-conforming rights and a variance to reduce the visitor parking from three spaces to two, where two have nonconforming rights, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 23 bicycle parking spaces, where at least 8 spaces meet the standards for long-term bicycle parking.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for an existing multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by November 18, 2022, 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 additional shrubs between the existing parking areas and the public sidewalks along 8th and 9th St S to screen the existing parking lots, in compliance with Section 530.160 and 530.170 of the zoning code.

4.       The proposed monument sign shall comply with Chapter 543 On-Premise Signs and CPED and Public Works staff will work with the applicant to determine the permitted location.

6.       910 Oliver Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN9836

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone 910 Oliver Ave N from R2B Two-Family District to R3 Multiple-Family District.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement from 1,500 sq. ft. to 1,333 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

C.      Variance to reduce the required off-street parking.

Recommended Motion: Return the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle from 22 ft. to 0 ft. to allow for vehicles to maneuver in the public alley.

7.       Harrison Housing, 255, 261, and 267 Girard Ave N; 232, 236, 238, 242, 244, and 250 Humboldt Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN9906

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 255, 261, and 267 Girard Ave N; 232, 236, 238, 242, 244, and 250 Humboldt Ave N from the R2B Two-family District to the R5 Multiple-Family District.

B.      Variance to decrease the minimum front yard requirement along Girard Ave N.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum front yard setback along Girard Ave N from 22 feet to 15 feet for the building wall and from 22 feet to 7 for a ground level patio.

C.      Variance to decrease the minimum front yard requirement along Humboldt Ave N.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum front yard setback along Humboldt Ave N from 15 feet to 11 feet for the building wall and from 15 feet to 4 feet for ground level patios and balconies.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new four-story residential building with 95 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by November 28, 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.       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.

6.       The applicant shall submit a final photometric lighting plan that conforms to the standards of chapter 535 and 530.

7.       In compliance with the authorized uses in the R5 district, the proposed maker space shall function solely as a residential amenity space and not as a public commercial or production space.

8.       2925 18th Ave S, Ward 9

Staff report by Lindsey Silas, PLAN9958

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

A.      Variance to reduce the minimum lot area for the north parcel.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area for the Parcel A from 5,000 square feet to 4,596 square feet.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum lot width for the north parcel.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot width for Parcel A from 40 feet to 37.4 feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The curb cut to the southern parcel shall be removed and vehicular access to the lot shall occur via the alley, in compliance with Section 541.230 of the zoning code.

C.      Minor subdivision.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a minor subdivision to divide one lot into two lots, subject to the following condition:

1.       The curb cut to the southern parcel shall be removed and vehicular access to the lot shall occur via the alley, in compliance with Section 541.230 of the zoning code.

9.       Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Shanna Sether

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 520 and 525 be returned to the author:

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

                Recommended Motion: Approve the text amendment to amend regulations related to Inclusionary Housing.

        Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

        Chapter 525 Administration and Enforcement

        Chapter 530 Site Plan Review

        Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability

 

        The purpose of the amendment is to update regulations related to inclusionary zoning.

10.   14th Ave Apartments, 854, 902, 904 14th Ave NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN7155

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

A.      Final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a final plat.

Updates and communications

Adjournment 

Next meeting: December 9, 2019

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