Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
February 4, 2016 - 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Council Members Lisa Bender (Chair), Lisa Goodman, Andrew Johnson, Kevin Reich
 
Members Absent: Council Members Barbara Johnson, Abdi Warsame
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Diana Armstrong, 612-673-2371
Public Hearing
Referred from Community Planning & Economic Development
1.   Interim Use Permit: Temporary Telecommunications Tower, 2407 University Ave SE (16-00147)
Approving an application submitted by Heidi Hall, on behalf of Verizon, for an 18-month extension of an interim use permit (BZZ-7561) allowing an approximately 60-foot mobile telecommunications tower (cell-on-wheels) in a surface parking lot located at 2407 University Ave SE until June 30, 2017, subject to conditions.
Action Taken: Approved.
Consent
Referred from City Planning Commission Jan. 11, 2016
2.   Rezoning: David Merryfield, 3200 Bryant Ave S (16-00148)
1.   Approving an application submitted by David Merryfield to rezone (BZZ-7523) the property located at 3200 Bryant Ave S from the R2B Two-family District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to allow a general retail sales and services use.
2.   Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Rezoning: B. Aaron Parker and Karen M. Parker, 3255 Garfield Ave S (16-00149)
1.   Approving an application submitted by B. Aaron Parker and Karen M. Parker to rezone (BZZ-7486) the property located at 3255 Garfield Ave S from the R2B Two-family District to the OR1 Office Residence District to allow the conversion of an existing building to a mixed-use building and construct a detached garage.
2.   Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Rezoning: Pete Keely, 3041 Holmes Ave S (16-00150)
1.   Approving an application submitted by Pete Keely to rezone (BZZ-7520) the property located at 3041 Holmes Ave S from the R4, Multiple-family District to the OR2 High-density Office Residence District, retaining the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District, in order to construct a six-story, mixed-use building with nine dwelling units.
2.   Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Rezoning: Elsey Partners, LLC, 2512 Essex St SE and a portion of 1710 Franklin Ave SE (16-00151)
1.   Approving an application submitted by Elsey Partners, LLC to rezone (BZZ-7507) unplatted, former railroad land located at 2512 Essex St SE and a portion of 1710 Franklin Ave SE from the I1 Light Industrial District to the R5 Multiple-family District and remove the IL Industrial Living Overlay District, to allow a Planned Unit Development (PUD) with 195 dwelling units on the property located at 117 27th Ave SE, and adopting the related findings as prepared by Community Planning & Economic Development.
2.   Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from Community Planning & Economic Development
6.   Environmental Assessment Worksheet: Proposed Kraus-Anderson Block Redevelopment: 501, 507, 515, and 523 8th St S, 502 and 518 S 9th St, and 811 5th Ave S (16-00152)
Approving staff recommendation that the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) and the Findings of Fact prepared for the proposed Kraus-Anderson Block Redevelopment located at 501, 507, 515, and 523 8th St S, 502 and 518 S 9th St, and 811 5th Ave S are adequate, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required.
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council Jan.29, 2016
7.   Regulation and expansion of Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Districts ordinance (16-00157)
Referring to staff an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, amending Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District regulations and expanding Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Districts to include additional properties along and in the vicinity of Hennepin Ave, Lyndale Ave S, Nicollet Ave, and W Franklin Ave:
1.    Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
2.    Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.
Action Taken: Referred to staff.
8.   Regulation of drive-through facilities ordinance (16-00158)
Referring to staff an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, amending regulations for drive-through facilities:
1.    Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions.
2.    Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
3.    Chapter 530 Site Plan Review.
4.    Chapter 531 Nonconforming Uses and Structures.
5.    Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking and Loading.
6.    Chapter 543 On-Premises Signs.
7.    Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.
8.    Chapter 549 Downtown Districts.
9.    Chapter 550 Industrial Districts.
10.  Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.
Action Taken: Referred to staff.
Discussion
Referred from City Planning Commission Jan. 11, 2016
9.   Comprehensive Plan Amendment (16-00153)
Approving an amendment to the City’s comprehensive plan to resolve existing inconsistencies in residential density ranges for the very high density category of land use.
Action Taken: Approved as further amended.
 
 
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council meeting: February 12, 2016
Next Zoning & Planning Committee meeting: February 18, 2016
 
Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov
 
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