2013 Meeting Schedule
Minneapolis City Planning Commission Actions
Regular Meeting
July 29, 2013
4:30 p.m. - City Hall, 350 S 5th St - Room 317, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commissioners present: President Tucker, Brown, Cohen, Gagnon, Huynh, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Slack and Wielinski – 9
Not present: Schiff (excused)
Committee Clerk: Lisa Baldwin (612) 673-3710
Call to Order
Approval of Actions from the July 15, 2013 meeting
The Planning Commission approved the actions from the July 15, 2013 meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Committee of the Whole Consent Agenda – July 18, 2013
1.   Land Sales – 619 - 26th Ave N and 621 - 26th Ave N (Staff: Jim Voll)
Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 619 - 26th Ave N and 621 - 26th Ave N for the construction of single-family homes.
Recommended Action: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan.
2.   2218 Lyndale Ave N (Staff: Jim Voll)
Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 2218 Lyndale Ave N for the construction of a single-family home or parking for the adjacent church.
Recommended Action: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan.
3.   Land Sales – 2406 McNair Ave N and 2410 McNair Ave N (Staff: Jim Voll)
Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 2406 McNair Ave N and 2410 McNair Ave N for a residential side yard and the construction of a single-family home.
Recommended Action: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan.
The City Planning Commission approved the staff recommendations for the above items. For the properties at 619 26th Ave N and 621 26th Ave N, the City Planning Commission recommended that staff review those properties for potential townhome development.
Public Hearings
1. Wood From The Hood (BZZ-6059 and PL-277, Ward: 2 and 9), 2620, 2644 and 2652 Minnehaha Ave (Janelle Widmeier).
A. Rezoning: Application by Rick Siewert, on behalf of BW Development LLC, for a petition to rezone the property of 2620, 2644 and 2652 Minnehaha Ave from I1 Light Industrial District to I2 Medium Industrial District.
Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council adopt the findings and approve the petition to rezone the property of 2620, 2644 and 2652 Minnehaha Ave from I1 Light Industrial District to I2 Medium Industrial District.
Aye: Brown, Cohen, Gagnon, Huynh, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Slack and Wielinski
Absent: Schiff
B. Variance: Application by Rick Siewert, on behalf of BW Development LLC, for a variance of the screening requirements for outdoor storage for the property located at 2620, 2644 and 2652 Minnehaha Ave.
Action: The City Planning Commission approved the variance of the screening requirements for outdoor storage for the property located at 2620, 2644 and 2652 Minnehaha Ave, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The applicant shall work with CPED staff to provide screening of the outdoor storage as practical. 
  2. Screening shall consist of plantings with a vertical emphasis. Plantings with year-round foliage, such as arborvitae, are preferred. 
  3. A 5-foot wide landscaped yard shall be provided for trees and shrubs. A narrower width can be considered in locations where the planting of trees and shrubs is not practical. The edge of the landscaped yard shall be defined to prevent the encroachment of the outdoor storage.
  4. The installation and maintenance of landscaping shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.
  5. Required screening improvements shall be installed by August 30, 2014.
Aye: Brown, Cohen, Gagnon, Huynh, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Slack and Wielinski
Absent: Schiff
C. Plat: Application by Rick Siewert, on behalf of BW Development LLC, for a plat for the property located at 2620, 2644 and 2652 Minnehaha Ave.
Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved the preliminary and final plat for the property located at 2644 and 2652 Minnehaha Ave, subject to the following condition:
  1. A private access easement shall be provided for Lot 1 as required by section 535.200 of the zoning code.
Aye: Brown, Cohen, Gagnon, Huynh, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Slack and Wielinski
Absent: Schiff
2. 3825 W 50th St (BZZ-6131, Ward: 13), 3825 50th St W (Aaron Hanauer).
A. Rezoning: Application by David J. Kelly, Architect, Inc. for a petition to rezone the property located at 3825 50th St W from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C3A Community Activity Center District. The Pedestrian-Oriented Overlay District will be maintained.
Action: The zoning amendment application to rezone the property located at 3825 W 50th St from the C1, Neighborhood Commercial District to the C3A, Community Activity Center District was withdrawn.
Approved 8-0
Absent: Schiff
B. Conditional Use Permit: Application by David J. Kelly, Architect, Inc. for a conditional use permit application to allow for an off-sale liquor store (wine and spirits) in the C3A zoning district located at 3825 50th St W.
Action: The conditional use permit application to allow for an off-sale liquor store at 3825 W 50th St was withdrawn.
Approved 8-0
Absent: Schiff
3. Zoning Code Text Amendment (Ward: All), (Jason Wittenberg).
A. Text Amendment: Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances as follows:
Amending Chapter 520 related to Zoning Code:  Introductory Provisions
Amending Chapter 527 related to Zoning Code:  Planning Unit Development
Amending Chapter 546 related to Zoning Code:  Residence Districts
Amending Chapter 547 related to Zoning Code:  Office Residence Districts
Amending Chapter 548 related to Zoning Code:  Commercial Districts
Amending Chapter 551 related to Zoning Code:  Overlay Districts
The purpose of the amendment is to revise residential density standards. 
Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council adopt the findings and approve the zoning code text amendment, amending chapters 527, 546, 547, 548, and 551 with the following correction under 546.540. Purpose.:
and at least seven hundred (700) square feet of lot area per dwelling unit.
The City Planning Commission further recommended that Chapter 520 be returned to the author.
Aye: Brown, Cohen, Gagnon, Huynh, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Slack and Wielinski
Absent: Schiff
Commission Business
The next Committee of the Whole meeting is August 1 in room 333 City Hall, moved from 319 City Hall.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: August 12, 2013
The President reserves the right to limit discussion on Agenda items.
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.
The meeting site is wheelchair accessible; if you need other disability related accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or materials in alternative format, please contact 612-673-2162 (673-2157 TTY/VOICE) at least five days prior to the meeting.
Links for the site plan drawings will expire after one year.
Attention: If you want help translating this information, call -Hmong - Ceeb toom. Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no rau koj dawb, hu 612-673-2800; Spanish - Atención. Si desea recibir asistencia gratuita para traducir esta información, llama 612-673-2700; Somali - Ogow. Haddii aad dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo lacag la' aan wac 612-673-3500
Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) Department Home

Last updated Jul. 30, 2013