2014 Meeting Schedule
Minneapolis City Planning Commission Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
March 24, 2014
4:30 p.m. - City Hall, 350 S 5th St - Room 317, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commissioners: President Tucker, Bender, Brown, Forney, Gagnon, Gisselman, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier and Slack – 9
Committee Clerk: Lisa Kusz (612) 673-3710
Call to Order
Approval of Actions from the March 3, 2014 meeting
Approval of Agenda
Committee of the Whole Consent Agenda – March 6, 2014

1. DC Group Expansion TIF Plan and the related Modification No. 2 to the Consolidated Redevelopment TIF Plan (Staff: Jim Voll)

Review for consistency with the comprehensive plan the Tax Increment Finance Plan to facilitate the renovation and expansion of the DC Group Inc. headquarters and research/manufacturing/reconditioning facilities at 1977 West River Road.

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

2. Nicollet-Lake Redevelopment Plan (Staff: Paul Mogush)

Review for consistency with the comprehensive plan the establishment of a Redevelopment Plan for the area surrounding the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and Lake Street. Approval of the Redevelopment Plan by the City Council will result in the establishment of a redevelopment project area under state statute, giving the City the authority to conduct redevelopment activities as described in the plan.

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

Public Hearings
Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1. 300 2nd St S and 333 1st St S (Vac-1623, Ward: 7),  (Janelle Widmeier). This item was continued from the August 26, September 16, October 28 and December 2, 2013 and January 13, 2014 meetings.
Staff report
A. Vacation: Application by The City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development to vacate the remaining no outlet alley adjacent to the property of 300 2nd St S and 333 1st St S.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission continue the alley vacation to the City Planning Commission meeting of May 19, 2014.
 
2. Krause Liquor Store (BZZ-6425, Ward: 3), 80 Broadway St NE (Janelle Widmeier). This item was continued from the March 3, 2014 meeting.
 
Staff report
A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by DJR Architecture, on behalf of Steve Krause, for a conditional use permit to allow a liquor store located at 80 Broadway St NE.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and continue the application for a conditional use permit to allow a liquor store for the property located at 80 Broadway St NE to the City Planning Commission meeting of April 23, 2014.
B. Site Plan Review: Application by DJR Architecture, on behalf of Steve Krause, for a site plan review to allow a new 1-story, approximately 7,700 square foot building located at 80 Broadway St NE.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and continue the site plan review application to allow a new 1-story, approximately 7,700 square foot building for the property located at 80 Broadway St NE to the City Planning Commission meeting of April 23, 2014.
3. Assisted Living (BZZ-6355, Ward: 6), 2200 Park Ave and 2207 Oakland Ave (Kimberly Holien).
Staff report
A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Yemmy Osonowo of Stallion Properties, LLC for a conditional use permit for an assisted living facility in the existing building at 2200 Park Ave, in the OR2, High-Density Office Residence district.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a conditional use permit to allow an assisted living use with 78 beds at the property located at 2200 Park Ave, 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. A landscaped yard a minimum of four feet in width with planting a minimum of three feet in height and 60 percent opaque shall be provided between the parking lot and the public sidewalk along Oakland Avenue, in compliance with Section 530.170 of the zoning code. 
  3. All parking stalls shall be properly striped in compliance with Section 541.320 of the zoning code.
B. Variance: Application by Yemmy Osonowo of Stallion Properties, LLC for a variance to reduce the vehicle parking requirement from 28 spaces to 8 spaces for the property located at 2200 Park Ave.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the vehicle parking requirement from 26 spaces to eight spaces at the property located at 2200 Park Ave, subject to the following conditions:
  1. A minimum of four short-term bicycle parking spaces shall be provided on site.
4. Le Jeune Steel (BZZ-6393, Ward: 11), 118 60th St W (Janelle Widmeier).
Staff report
A. Nonconforming Use Expansion: Application by DSGW Architects, on behalf of Le Jeune Steel Company, for an expansion of a nonconforming use located in the I1 Light Industrial District and I2 Light Industrial District for an existing legally nonconforming steel fabrication use with outdoor storage located at 118 W 60th St.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the expansion of a nonconforming use to allow an approximately 2,300 square foot building addition for an existing legally nonconforming steel fabrication use with outdoor storage located at the property located at 118 60th St W in the I1Light Industrial District and I2 Light Industrial District.
B. Variance: Application by DSGW Architects, on behalf of Le Jeune Steel Company, for a variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 86 spaces to 63 spaces, where 17 spaces are grandfathered for the property located at 118 W 60th St.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 86 spaces to 63 spaces, where 17 spaces are grandfathered for the property located at 118 60th St W.
C. Site Plan Review: Application by DSGW Architects, on behalf of Le Jeune Steel Company, for a site plan review for property located at 118 W 60th St.
Recommended Motion: Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the site plan review application to allow an approximately 2,300 square foot building addition for the property located at 118 60th St W, subject to the following conditions:
  1. A walkway at least 4 feet in width shall connect the principal entrance to the 60th St sidewalk as required by section 530.130 of the zoning code.
  2. Not less than 12 new canopy trees shall be planted on the site in the landscaped areas adjacent to 60th St.
  3. In the 60th St boulevard, the asphalt shall be removed and replaced with sod and trees as an alternative to complying fully with the landscaping requirements of sections 530.160 and 530.170 of the zoning code.
  4. Parking lot screening shall be provided as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.
  5. The outdoor storage areas shall be landscaped and screened from view as required by section 550.280 of the zoning code.
  6. The barb wire, a prohibited fencing material, shall be removed as required by section 535.430 of the zoning code.
  7. Department of Community Planning and Economic Development staff review and approval of the final building elevations, floor, site, lighting and landscape plans.
  8. Site improvements required by Chapter 530 or by the City Planning Commission shall be completed by March 24, 2016, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
5. 4255 Sheridan (BZZ-6442, Ward: 13), 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S (Kimberly Holien).
Staff report
A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Carl Gauley of Julie Snow Architects, on behalf of 4255 Sheridan LLC, for a conditional use permit to increase the height in the SH, Shoreland Overlay district from 2.5 stories or 35 feet to 4 stories, 46’9” for the properties located at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S, in the R4, Multiple-family district and the SH, Shoreland overlay district.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a conditional use permit to increase the height in the SH, Shoreland Overlay district from 2.5 stories or 35 feet to 4 stories, 46’9” for the properties at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S, 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.
B. Variance: Application by Carl Gauley of Julie Snow Architects, on behalf of 4255 Sheridan LLC, for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along Sheridan Ave from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent structures from approximately 57 feet to 16 feet to allow for a three-unit building for the properties located at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S, in the R4, Multiple-family district and the SH, Shoreland overlay district.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along Sheridan Ave from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent structures from approximately 57 feet to 16 feet to allow for a three-unit building and from 57 feet to 42 feet for a ground level patio for the property located at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S.
C. Variance: Application by Carl Gauley of Julie Snow Architects, on behalf of 4255 Sheridan LLC, for a variance to decrease the north side yard setback from 15 feet to nine feet to allow for a side facing principal entrance, from 11 feet to nine feet to allow for a new three-unit building, from 11 feet to approximately 6.8 feet to allow for upper level balconies and from five feet to approximately three feet to allow for a concrete terrace for the properties located at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S, in the R4, Multiple-family district and the SH, Shoreland overlay district.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to decrease the north side yard setback from 15 feet to nine feet to allow for a side facing principal entrance, from 11 feet to nine feet to allow for a new three-unit building, from 11 feet to approximately 6.8 feet to allow for upper level balconies and from five feet to approximately three feet to allow for a concrete terrace for the property located at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S.
D. Variance: Application by Carl Gauley of Julie Snow Architects, on behalf of 4255 Sheridan LLC, for a variance to decrease the south side yard setback variance from 11 feet to approximately 9.5 feet to allow for an exterior stair and from five feet to zero to allow for a concrete terrace for the properties located at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S, in the R4, Multiple-family district and the SH, Shoreland overlay district.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to decrease the south side yard setback variance from 11 feet to approximately 9.5 feet to allow for an exterior stair and from five feet to zero to allow for a concrete terrace for the property located at 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S.
Commission Business
Adjournment
Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: April 7, 2014
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.
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