MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: AUGUST 1, 2016

4:30 p.m. | City Hall, Room 317 | 350 South 5th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55415

Committee Clerk

Lisa Kusz - 612.673.3710

Commissioners

Matthew Brown, President  |  John Slack, Vice President  |  Alissa Luepke Pier, Secretary

Lisa Bender  |  Rebecca Gagnon  |  Ryan Kronzer  |  Nick Magrino  |  Sam Rockwell  |  Amy Sweasy  |  Scott Vreeland

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE JULY 18, 2016, MEETING

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS - JULY 21, 2016

1.    Land Sales – North Point Expansion Project

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

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1.    Humboldt 6th Addition – Lot Variance, 4944 Humboldt Ln, Ward 4

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7809.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Alatus-MyHomeSource.

A.   Variance to reduce the minimum lot area to allow for a new alley dedication.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 5,000 sq. ft. to 4,880 sq. ft.

2.    Humboldt 6th Addition – Lot Variance, 4948 Humboldt Ln, Ward 4

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7804.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Alatus-MyHomeSource.

A.   Variance to reduce the minimum lot area to allow for a new alley dedication.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 5,000 sq. ft. to 4,779 sq. ft.

3.    Humboldt 6th Addition – Lot Variance, 4952 Humboldt Ln, Ward 4

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7805.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Alatus-MyHomeSource.

A.   Variance to reduce the minimum lot area to allow for a new alley dedication.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 5,000 sq. ft. to 4,993 sq. ft.

4.    Humboldt 6th Addition – Lot Variance, Ward 4

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PL-309 and Vac-1660.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Alatus-MyHomeSource.

A.   Vacation of public alleys and alley dedications.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of the partial alley that connects with Girard Ave N just north of 49th Ave N and the partial alley that connects with Girard Ave N just south of 50th Ave N.

B.    Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a preliminary and final plat.

5.    31 Island Ave W, Ward 3

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, BZZ-7764.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Bob Roscoe.

A.   Conditional use permit to increase maximum permitted height.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to increase the height of the building in the SH Shoreland Overlay District and the MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District from 35 feet to 45 feet, 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.     Approval of the final floor and elevation plans by CPED.

3.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 1, 2018, unless extended by the zoning administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

6.    CHDC-Workforce Housing, 815-827 6th St S, 810 7th St S, and 601 Chicago Ave, Ward 6

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, BZZ-7767.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Scott Beckman of UrbanWorks Architecture LLC.

A.   Conditional use permit to allow for a planned unit development.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a mixed-use, planned unit development with 159 dwelling units, 12,400 square feet of retail space, a principal parking facility and retention of the existing church buildings in the B4N/ Downtown Neighborhood District and DP/ Downtown Neighborhood Overlay District, 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.     Roof details shall be submitted prior to building permit issuance that show compliance with the reflective roof amenity requirement outlined in Table 527-1 Amenities. In addition, a shared bicycle amenity that meets the standards outlined in Table 527-1 Amenities shall be maintained for the duration of the planned unit development. The applicant shall dedicate and mark two parking spaces in the surface parking lot for the shared vehicles. 

B.    Conditional use permit to allow a principal parking facility in the B4N/Downtown Neighborhood District.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit application to allow a 131-space, underground principal parking facility in the B4N/Downtown Neighborhood District, 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.

C.   Conditional use permit to allow for a surface parking lot in the DP/Downtown Neighborhood Overlay District.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit application to allow a surface parking lot in the DP/Downtown Neighborhood Overlay District, 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.     The surface parking lot shall be for accessory parking only and the use of the parking lot as a commercial lot is prohibited as outlined in Section 551.750-Prohibited Uses. 

D.   Variance to allow a surface parking lot greater than 20 spaces in the DP/Downtown Neighborhood Overlay District.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to allow a 48-space surface parking lot in the DP/Downtown Neighborhood Overlay District.

E.    Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a planned unit development that includes a new six-story, mixed-use building with dwelling units, retail, and a principal parking facility, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 1, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     The first floor windows required to meet the minimum window requirement for the nonresidential use, shall have clear or lightly tinted glass with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher and shall allow views into and out of the building at eye level. Shelving, mechanical equipment or other similar fixtures shall not block views into and out of the building in the area between four (4) and seven (7) feet above the adjacent grade for the windows required to minimum glazing percentage.

4.     A separate sign permit application is required for all new signage. All signs are subject to Chapter 543, On-Premise Signs. To comply with Section 543.360-Freestanding signs, the base of the signs shall be landscaped or have other decorative materials designed to screen the base of the freestanding sign. Such landscape or decorative materials shall be capable of screening the base of the sign all year and shall be well maintained.

5.     To comply with Section 535.70-Screening of mechanical equipment, the magic pak screens on the outside walls shall be painted to match the surrounding wall finish to help reduce their visibility.

6.     Details of the aluminum picket fence shall be provided prior to building permit issuance.

F.    Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the preliminary and final plat.

7.    Lake Plaza, 419 Lake St E, Ward 9

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7734.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Brian Houwman.

A.   Amendment of the conditional use permit to allow for an addition to an existing shopping center.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application for a conditional use permit to the August 15, 2016, city planning commission public hearing.

B.    Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Continue the application for a conditional use permit to the August 15, 2016, city planning commission public hearing.

8.    Holiday Station Store, 608, 620, 620 ½, 624 and 628 Central Ave NE and 625 Hennepin Ave E, Ward 3

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7806 and MS-245

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by David Edquist of Holiday Companies.

A.   Conditional use permit to allow for a new automobile convenience facility.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to allow for an automobile facility, 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.     Speakers are for emergency use and/or for help with accessibility use issues for patrons only.

3.     Signs shall be posted on the pumps that state: "Please turn down car radios while refueling to respect our neighbors."

B.    Conditional use permit to allow for a dynamic sign.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a conditional use permit to allow for a dynamic sign, 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.

C.   Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a site plan review, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 1, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final floor plans to ensure all proposed shelving, mechanical equipment, and other similar fixtures allow views into and out of the building between four and seven feet above the adjacent grade.

4.     The applicant shall provide screening of all of the roof-top and ground-level mechanical equipment per section 535.70 of the zoning code.

5.     The plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

D.   Minor subdivision.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a minor subdivision to create two parcels.

9.    White Castle, 107 6th St SE and 608 Central Ave NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7791.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Bob Mueller, of Insites, Inc.

A.   Conditional use permit to allow a new fast food restaurant.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a fast food restaurant, 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.

B.    Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a site plan review, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 1, 2018, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.     CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.     The applicant shall provide a minimum of 4,871 sq. ft. of landscaped area, 10 canopy trees and 49 shrubs, on-site.

4.     The applicant shall provide a minimum of a seven-foot landscaped yard, where adjacent to Central Ave NE and East Hennepin Ave.

5.     The applicant shall provide at least four trees along Central Ave NE and three trees along East Hennepin Ave, where adjacent to parking lot frontage.

6.     The applicant shall provide an additional landscape trellis along the east elevation of the building.

7.     The applicant shall provide screening of all of the roof-top and ground-level mechanical equipment per section 535.70 of the zoning code.

8.     The applicant shall work with Public Works to allow for trash receptacles adjacent to the proposed outdoor seating along 6th St NE. The applicant shall provide trash receptacles near the proposed outdoor seating on the subject property. 

9.     The plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

10.  Downtown Public Realm Framework, Wards 3, 5, 6 and 7

Staff report by Lacy Shelby

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings.

A.   Considering adoption of The Downtown Public Realm Framework Plan: A Thematic Plan for Downtown Minneapolis.

Recommended Motion: Adopt the Downtown Public Realm Framework plan as an articulation of and amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

11.  Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, Shanna Sether and Peter Crandall

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings.

A.   Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances as follows:

Chapter 525 related to the Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement

Chapter 535 related to the Zoning Code: Regulations of General Applicability

Chapter 537 related to the Zoning Code: Accessory Uses and Structures

Chapter 551 related to the Zoning Code: Overlay Districts

 

The purpose of the amendment is to amend the regulations for accessory dwelling units.

Recommended Motion: Approve the zoning code text amendment, amending the following chapters:

Chapter 525 Administration and Enforcement

Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability

Chapter 537 Accessory Uses and Structures

Chapter 551 Overlay Districts

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: AUGUST 15, 2016

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