2012 Meeting Schedule

Minneapolis City Planning Commission Actions

Regular Meeting

July 30, 2012

4:30 p.m. - City Hall, 350 S 5th St - Room 317, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Commissioners present: President Motzenbecker, Cohen, Huynh, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Mammen, Schiff, Tucker and Wielinski – 9

Committee Clerk: Lisa Baldwin (612) 673-3710

Call to order

Approval of the Agenda

Committee of the Whole Consent Agenda – July 19, 2012

1.   Land Sale – 404 31st Ave N (Staff: Jim Voll)

Review for consistency with the comprehensive plan the sale of 404 – 31st Ave N for the construction of a new single-family home.

Recommended Action: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan.

The City Planning Commission approved the staff recommendation for the above consent item.

Public Hearings

Introduction to the Public Hearing

Public Hearing

1. Kids Zone Infant Academy (BZZ-5646, Ward: 4), 4320 Lyndale Ave N (Kimberly Holien).

Staff report

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Frances Davis for a conditional use permit to allow a child care center in an existing, non-residential building at 4320 Lyndale Ave N, in the R5, Multiple-family District and the MR, Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District and the SH, Shoreland Overlay district.  

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the conditional use permit for a child care center at the property of 4320 Lyndale Ave N, 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 one year of approval.

  2. Two designated drop-off spaces shall be provided as approved by Public Works, as specified in Chapter 541, Off-street Parking and Loading. 

  3. A fence or similar barrier shall be installed around the perimeter of the play area to provide adequate separation from the parking stalls and drive aisle.

Approved on consent 8-0.

2. 3128 E 25th St (BZZ-5622, Ward: 2), 3128 E 25th St (Kimberly Holien). This item was continued from the July 16, 2012 meeting.

Staff report

A: Variance: Application by Matthew Buzzard for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback adjacent to 32nd Ave S on a reverse corner lot to allow for a dormer addition for property located at 3128 E 25th St.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the application for an expansion of a legal nonconforming use to the expansion of a dormer in a duplex located at 3128 E 25th St to the August 13, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

B. Nonconforming Use Expansion: Application by Matthew Buzzard for an expansion of non-conforming use for a dormer addition to a legal non-conforming duplex at 3128 E 25th St, in the R1A, Single-family district.    

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the variance to reduce the required front yard along 32nd Ave to approximately 12.2 feet to allow for a dormer addition to an existing duplex on a reverse corner lot located at 3128 E 25th St to the August 13, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

3. Stadium Village University Ave Station Area Plan (Ward: 2), (Haila Maze). This item was continued from the July 16, 2012 meeting.

Staff report

Stadium Village University Avenue Station Area Plan

A. Station Area Plan: Considering adoption of the Stadium Village University Avenue Station Area Plan documents.

The purpose of the small area plan document is to provide greater detail for public and private land investment and development in the areas around the Stadium Village and Prospect Park LRT stations in Southeast Minneapolis. The project area for the plan is located between the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus and the St Paul boundary, focused on the LRT corridor and station areas.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the Stadium Village University Avenue Station Area Plan document and amend the policy guidance for the area into the City’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan amendment is subject to final review and approval by the Metropolitan Council.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

4. Veterans Memorial – Sheridan Memorial Park (BZZ-5597, Ward: 3), 1300 Water St (Aly Pennucci).

Staff report

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Deborah Bartels, on behalf of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, for a conditional use permit for a surface water oriented use (observation platform) within 50 feet of the ordinary high water mark in the MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay and the SH Shoreland Overlay Districts for the construction of a memorial at Sheridan Memorial Park (1300 Water St), in the I1 Light Industrial District, FP Floodplain Overlay District, MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District and the SH Shoreland Overlay District.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the conditional use permit application for a surface water oriented use (observation platform) within 50 feet of the ordinary high water mark in the MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay and the SH Shoreland Overlay Districts located at the property of 1300 Water St, 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 one year of approval.

  2. Approval of the final site, elevation, landscaping and lighting plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.

  3. All site improvements shall be completed by July 30, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

B. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Deborah Bartels, on behalf of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, for a conditional use permit for a use where access to or use of a surface water feature is an integral component (observation platform) in the Floodway in the FP Floodplain Overlay District for the construction of a memorial at Sheridan Memorial Park (1300 Water St), in the I1 Light Industrial District, FP Floodplain Overlay District, MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District and the SH Shoreland Overlay District.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the conditional use permit application for a use where access to or use of a surface water feature is an integral component (observation platform) in the Floodway in the FP Floodplain Overlay District located at the property of 1300 Water St, 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 one year of approval.

  2. Approval of the final site, elevation, landscaping and lighting plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.

  3. All site improvements shall be completed by July 30, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

  4. No part of the structure shall be constructed below the regulatory floodway elevation of 809 feet above sea level unless floodproofed in accordance with the structurally dry floodproofing classifications in the State Building code, subject to section 551.640(3) of the zoning code.

  5. The applicant shall work with staff to come up with water quality improvements for the water coming off the parking lot.  Staff will reach out to Public Works as well. 

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

C. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Deborah Bartels, on behalf of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, for a conditional use permit for placement of more than 25 cubic yards of fill in the flood fringe district of a memorial at Sheridan Memorial Park (1300 Water St), in the I1 Light Industrial District, FP Floodplain Overlay District, MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District and the SH Shoreland Overlay District.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the conditional use permit application for a use where access to or use of a surface water feature is an integral component (observation platform) in the Floodway in the FP Floodplain Overlay District located at the property of 1300 Water St, 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 one year of approval.

  2. Approval of the final site, elevation, landscaping and lighting plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.

  3. All site improvements shall be completed by July 30, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

5. Jefferson Lines (BZZ-5640, Ward: 2), 2100 and 2200 E 26th St and 2528 Snelling Ave (Becca Farrar).

Staff report

Site plan

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Jefferson Lines, to amend the conditional use permit to allow for an expansion of the existing transportation use (bus garage/maintenance facility) in the I2 (Medium Industrial) District for the properties located at 2100 and 2200 E 26th St and 2528 Snelling Ave. This would allow their bus parking and operations area, as well as their employee parking, to be reconfigured onto excess property acquired from the City of Minneapolis.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the application to amend a conditional use permit for an existing transportation use (bus company) on the properties located at 2100 and 2200 E 26th St, and 2528 Snelling Ave 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 one year of approval.   

Approved on consent 8-0.

B. Site Plan Review: Application by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., on behalf of Jefferson Lines, for a site plan review to allow for the expansion of the existing transportation use (bus garage or maintenance facility) on the premises located at 2100 and 2200 E 26th St and 2528 Snelling Ave. 

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the site plan review application to allow for the expansion of the existing transportation use (bus garage or maintenance facility) on the properties located at 2100 and 2200 E 26th St, and 2528 Snelling Ave subject to the following conditions:

  1. Planning Staff review and approval of the final site, elevation, lighting and landscaping plans. 

  2. All site improvements shall be completed by July 30, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

  3. The property shall be combined under one tax identification number through Hennepin County.

  4. 4All parking areas shall be paved as required by Section 541.300 of the Zoning Code. The applicant shall stripe the parking lot in accordance with the approved plan.

  5. The concrete walkway from the principal entrance shall be extended to the public sidewalk located along 26th St E as required by section 530.130 of the zoning code.

  6. The chain-link fencing existing and proposed on site shall be replaced with the architectural aluminum fencing proposed on site as an alternative to full compliance with the landscaping requirements of Chapter 530 of the zoning code.

  7. A total of 15 canopy trees, 10 ornamental trees and 5 evergreen trees, and a total of 200 shrubs shall be planted on the premises. The final landscape plan shall be reviewed by Planning Staff.

  8. The final landscape plan shall be modified to meet the landscaping and screening standards along the west property line and along 26th St E as outlined in Section 530.170 of the Zoning Code, including the 25-foot linear tree requirement along 26th St E and the proximity to an on-site deciduous tree along the westernmost row of parking adjacent to the public bicycle pathway.

Approved on consent 8-0.

6. Remington Campus Apartments (BZZ-5641 and MS-224, Ward: 3), 414 7th Ave SE (Becca Farrar).

Staff report

A. Rezoning: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a petition to rezone the property located at 414 7th Ave SE from the R2B (Two-family) district to the R5 (Multiple-family) district. The UA (University Area) Overlay District will be maintained.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the rezoning petition to change the zoning classification of the property located at 414 7th Ave SE from the R2B district to the R5 district to the August 13, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

B. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 700 square feet per dwelling unit to 647 square feet per dwelling unit, or a variance of approximately 8% for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the application to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 700 square feet per dwelling unit to 647 square feet per dwelling unit, or a variance of approximately 8% in the R5 district within the existing building on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE to the August 13, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

C. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the required setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 7 feet, 3 inches for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the application for a variance to reduce the required setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 7 feet, 3 inches for the existing building on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE to the August 13, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

D. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement for the existing building from 103 spaces to 80 spaces for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the application for a variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement from 103 spaces to 80 spaces for the existing building on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE to the August 13, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

E. Minor Subdivision: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a minor subdivision to allow for the adjustment of the east property line. The land that would be conveyed to the abutting parcel to the east upon the approval of the minor subdivision would be an area that is 30 feet, 9 inches wide by 160 feet long, or approximately 4,920 square feet for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the minor subdivision application to allow for the adjustment of the east property line on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE to the August 13, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

7. WaHu Student Housing (BZZ-5638, Ward: 2), 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE (Becca Farrar).

Staff report

A. Rezoning: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a petition to rezone the property located at 1016 Washington Ave SE from the C2 (Neighborhood Corridor Commercial) district to the C3A (Community Activity Center) district. Both the PO (Pedestrian-Oriented) Overlay District and UA (University Area) Overlay District will be maintained.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the rezoning petition to change the zoning classification of the property located at 1016 Washington Ave SE from the C2 district to the C3A district to the August 13, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

B. Conditional Use Permit: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum permitted height of a mixed-use building from 4 stories or 56 feet to approximately 11 stories or 132 feet at the tallest point for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the application for a conditional use permit to allow an increase in height from 4 stories or 56 feet to approximately 11 stories or 132 feet at the tallest point for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE to the August 13, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

C. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to increase the maximum permitted Floor Area Ratio (F.A.R.) from 4.32 to 5.14 for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and continued the application for a variance to allow an increase in the maximum allowable floor area ratio (FAR) from 4.32 to 5.14 for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE to the August 13, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

D. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to reduce the setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 0 feet at the closest point for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and continued the application for a variance to reduce the setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 0 feet at the closest point for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE to the August 13, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

E. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to allow for an increase in the maximum retail size from 8,000 square feet up to 18,500 square feet for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and continued the application for a variance to allow for an increase in the maximum retail size from 8,000 square feet up to 18,500 square feet for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE to the August 13, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

G. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to reduce the parking requirement for the residential component of the development in the UA district from 356 spaces to 336 spaces for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and continued the application for a variance to reduce the parking requirement for the residential component of the development in the UA Overlay District from 356 spaces to 336 spaces for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE to the August 13, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

H. Site Plan Review: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a site plan review to allow for the construction of a new 6 and 11-story mixed-use development that includes 333 residential dwelling units with 790 bedrooms and approximately 30,500 square feet of ground level commercial/retail space for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the site plan review application for the construction of a new 6 and 11-story mixed-use development that includes 333 residential dwelling units with 790 bedrooms and approximately 30,500 square feet of ground level commercial/retail space on the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE to the August 13, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 7-0; Luepke-Pier not present for the vote.

8. Bennett Residential Redevelopment Center and West Blocks (BZZ-5607, Ward: 10), 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W (Hilary Dvorak).

Staff report

Site plan

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Carol Lansing with Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of David Reed with Greystar GP II LLC, for a conditional use permit for a planned unit development with 387 dwelling units for the properties located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the conditional use permit application for a Planned Unit Development including 387 dwelling units located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W 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 one year 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 46 points: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), outdoor open space, pedestrian improvements, decorative fencing, enhanced exterior lighting, enhanced landscaping, a recycling storage area, a water feature, promenades and a stairway to the Midtown Greenway and ornamental street lights.

  3. The applicant shall submit the LEED checklist and documentation, approved by a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), that shows that the project will comply with LEED Silver requirements prior to building permits being issued.

  4. The entire length of the northern most east/west walkway on the center block and the accessible routes leading to the principal entrances to the buildings on both blocks should be made of decorative materials.

  5. There shall be a maximum of 387 dwelling units provided in the buildings.

  6. There shall be a minimum of 387 bicycle parking spaces provided in the buildings.

  7. There shall be a minimum of 30 bicycle parking spaces provided on the site for guests. At least ten of the guest bicycle parking spaces shall be located near the Midtown Greenway.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

B. Variance: Application by Carol Lansing with Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of David Reed with Greystar GP II LLC, for a variance of the minimum lot area for the properties located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the variance to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 503 square feet to 387 square feet (23 percent) on the center block and approve the variance to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 504 square feet to 396 square feet (22 percent) on the R5 portion of the west block for the property located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

C. Variance: Application by Carol Lansing with Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of David Reed with Greystar GP II LLC, for a variance of the maximum impervious surface coverage for the properties located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the variance of the maximum impervious surface coverage on the R3 portion of the west block from 65 percent to 79 percent for the property located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

D. Variance: Application by Carol Lansing with Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of David Reed with Greystar GP II LLC, for a variance to reduce the required setbacks for the properties located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the variance to reduce the required setback along the north property line of the center block from the required 15 feet to 12.5 feet to allow the building for the property located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

E. Variance: Application by Carol Lansing with Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of David Reed with Greystar GP II LLC, for a variance to increase fence height for the properties located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the variance to increase the height of the fence located in the required front yard along Emerson Ave S from the permitted 4 feet to 6 feet for the property located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W subject to the following condition:

  1. The fence shall be located ten feet back from the front property line along Emerson Ave S.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

F. Site Plan Review: Application by Carol Lansing with Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of David Reed with Greystar GP II LLC, for a site plan review for the properties located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the site plan review for the property located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W subject to the following conditions:

  1. Approval of the final site, landscaping, elevation and lighting plans by the Community Planning and Economic Development Department – Planning Division.

  2. All site improvements shall be completed by July 30, 2014, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

  3. The landscape materials that are planted along the ends of the townhomes shall grow to be at least six feet in height and a variety of plant materials shall be used.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

G. Plat: Application by Carol Lansing with Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of David Reed with Greystar GP II LLC, for a preliminary and final plat for the properties located at 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the preliminary and final plat application for the property located 2820 and 2828 Dupont Ave S and 2812 and 2828 Emerson Ave S and 1209 28th St W.

Aye: Kronzer, Mammen, Luepke-Pier, Wielinski, Huynh, Schiff, Tucker and Cohen.

The motion carried 8-0.

Commission Business

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is August 2, 2012 and the agenda is rather large. It is recommended that all commissioners be in attendance, if possible.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 5:39 p.m.

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: August 13, 2012

The President reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.

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