2014 Meeting Schedule

Minneapolis City Planning Commission Actions

Regular Meeting

March 24, 2014

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

Commissioners present: President Tucker, Bender, Forney, Gagnon, Gisselman, Kronzer and Luepke-Pier – 7

Not present: Brown and Slack

Committee Clerk: Lisa Kusz (612) 673-3710

Call to Order

Approval of Actions from the March 3, 2014 meeting

The Planning Commission approved the actions from the February 19, 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.

Action: The City Planning Commission approved the staff recommendation and found the item 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.

Action: The City Planning Commission approved the staff recommendation and found the item consistent with the Minneapolis Plan.

Public Hearings

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.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission continued the alley vacation to the City Planning Commission meeting of May 19, 2014.

Approved on consent 6-0.

2.  Krause Liquor Store (BZZ-6425, Ward: 3), 80 Broadway St NE (Janelle Widmeier). This item was continued from the March 3, 2014 meeting.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and continued 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.

Approved on consent 6-0.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and continued 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.

Approved on consent 6-0.

3.  Assisted Living (BZZ-6355, Ward: 6), 2200 Park Ave and 2207 Oakland Ave (Kimberly Holien).

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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 Ave, 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.

Approved on consent 6-0.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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 condition:

  1. A minimum of four short-term bicycle parking spaces shall be provided on site.

Approved on consent 6-0.

4. Le Jeune Steel (BZZ-6393, Ward: 11), 118 60th St W (Janelle Widmeier).

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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.

Aye: Bender, Forney, Gagnon, Gisselman, Kronzer and Luepke-Pier.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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.

Aye: Bender, Forney, Gagnon, Gisselman, Kronzer and Luepke-Pier.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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 Street 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.
  9. The fence along the alley shall be eight feet in height and shall align with the utility poles. The new fence shall be installed without encroaching into the public alley.

Aye: Bender, Forney, Gagnon, Gisselman, Kronzer and Luepke-Pier.

5. 4255 Sheridan (BZZ-6442, Ward: 13), 4255-59 Sheridan Ave S (Kimberly Holien).

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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 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.

Approved on consent 6-0.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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.

Approved on consent 6-0.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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.

Approved on consent 6-0.

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.

Action: The City Planning Commission adopted the findings and approved 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.

Approved on consent 6-0.

Commission Business

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: April 7, 2014

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

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