MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING ACTIONS: AUGUST 15, 2016

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

Committee Clerk

Lisa Kusz - 612.673.3710

Commissioners present

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 AUGUST 1, 2016, MEETING

The Planning Commission approved the actions from the August 1, 2016 meeting.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.    412 E 48th St and 412 ½ E 48th St, Ward 8

Staff report by Lisa Steiner, BZZ-7819 and MS-247.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Icon Homes LLC.

A.   Variance to reduce the minimum lot width of both parcels.

Action: Approved the application for a variance of the minimum lot width requirement for both parcels from 40 feet to 36.44 feet for Parcel A and 38.54 feet for Parcel B.

Approved on consent 6-0

Absent: Bender, Kronzer and Rockwell

B.    Variance to reduce the minimum lot area of both parcels.

Action: Approved the application for a variance of the minimum lot area requirement from 5,000 square feet to 4,716 square feet for Parcel A and 4,975 square feet for Parcel B.

Approved on consent 6-0

Absent: Bender, Kronzer and Rockwell

C.   Minor Subdivision.

Action: Approved the application for a minor subdivision to adjust the common lot line.

Approved on consent 6-0

Absent: Bender, Kronzer and Rockwell

2.    Phillips Community Center Aquatics Facility, 2323 11th Ave S, Ward 6

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, BZZ-7816.

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

A.   Site plan review amendment.

Action: Approved the application for an approximately 9,500 square foot addition, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 15, 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.     There shall be at least 149 square feet of windows facing 11th Ave S, 244 square feet of windows facing E 24th St and 101 square feet of windows facing 13th Ave S.

4.     There shall be no other wall signs for the Phillips Community Center Aquatics Facility attached to the building besides the proposed sign over the new canopy located near the existing entrance on the west side of the building.

5.     The transformer shall be wrapped. The design of the wrap shall be reviewed and approved by CPED.

6.     Perennial grasses shall be planted around the transformer for additional screening.

7.     All mechanical equipment shall be screened as required by the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Rockwell, Slack, Sweasy and Vreeland

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

This item was continued from the August 1, 2016 meeting.

Staff report by Shanna Sether, BZZ-7734.

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings for the applications by Brian Houwman.

A.   Conditional use permit.

Action: Approved the application for a conditional use permit amendment for an existing shopping center, 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.

Approved on consent 6-0

Absent: Bender, Kronzer and Rockwell

B.    Site plan review.

Action: Approved the application for a site plan review to allow for the construction of a building addition and new parking ramp, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by August 15, 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 remove obstructions on the interior of the tenant spaces so as not to block views into and out of the building in the area between four (4) and seven (7) feet above the adjacent grade Lake St E and 5th Ave S to ensure natural surveillance of the site, per section 530.120 of the zoning code.

4.     The applicant shall provide a material or color on all three exposed sides of the exterior of the parking ramp to ensure compatibility with the existing shopping center and add a decorative, perforated metal screen between the floors to disguise the sloped floors and block headlights and parking ramp lighting impacts from the adjacent residential uses to the south and east.

5.     The applicant shall provide a minimum landscaped area of 656.8 square feet, 3 canopy trees and 15 shrubs as required by Chapter 530 Site Plan Review.

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

Approved on consent 6-0

Absent: Bender, Kronzer and Rockwell

4.    Central Ave NE Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District Rezoning Study, Central Ave NE between 27th and 18th Aves, Ward 1

Staff report by Joe Bernard

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings.

A.   Rezoning Study.

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the zoning map amendment for the rezoning of parcels in the attached exhibits of the staff report. The City Planning Commission further recommends that the City Council adopt the findings and approve the zoning code text amendment, amending Chapter 551.

Approved on consent 6-0

Absent: Bender, Kronzer and Rockwell

5.    Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings.

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

Chapter 520: Introductory Provisions

 

The purpose of the amendment is to opt out of Minnesota Statute 462.3593, which authorizes the regulation and permitting of temporary family health care dwelling units.

 

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the text amendment.

Approved on consent 6-0

Absent: Bender, Kronzer and Rockwell

6.    Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer

The City Planning Commission adopted staff findings.

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

Amending Chapter 525: Administration and Enforcement

Amending Chapter 535: Regulations of General Applicability

Amending Chapter 549: Downtown Districts

 

The purpose of the amendment is to add standards to the zoning code for skyways.

 

Action: The City Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the zoning code text amendment with the following changes:

 

535.920 (2)a: Skyways will only be considered for: uses in downtown zoning districts or hospital, college or university uses outside of downtown zoning districts, subject to the standards of this article.

 

535.920 (3)b3: Interior signage shall be provided at the skyway level, noting access to public streets.

 

Aye: Bender, Gagnon, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Magrino, Rockwell, Slack, Sweasy and Vreeland

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

The next Committee of the Whole meeting is August 18, 2016

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: AUGUST 29, 2016

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