MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: November 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 OCTOBER 17, 2016, MEETING

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The commission may take action on items as part of a consent agenda at the beginning of the meeting. In these instances, the commission president will open the public hearing at the beginning of the meeting and will ask whether anyone would like to provide testimony or express concerns about items recommended for the consent agenda. If you plan to speak to an issue on the agenda, it is recommended that you arrive at the meeting at 4:30 or contact the assigned city staff person in advance. Please contact CPED staff with any questions that you have about the consent agenda.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS - OCTOBER 20, 2016

1.    Land Sale – 3016 Knox Ave N (Approval) 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 3016 Knox Ave N for the construction of a single-family home.

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

2.    Land Sale – 1008 Morgan Ave N (Approval) 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 1008 Morgan Ave N for the rehabilitation as 1- 4 unit dwelling.

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

3.    Land Sales – Vacant Housing Recycling Program (Approval) 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 2519 3rd St N, 2919 3rd St N, 2923 3rd St N, and 3549 Dupont Ave N for the construction of single-family homes or duplexes.

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

4.    Land Sales – Vacant Housing Recycling Program (Approval) 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 3759 Colfax Ave N, 2200 Dupont Ave N, 2958 Logan Ave N, 3019 Logan Ave N, 5152 Logan Ave N, 2630 Morgan Ave N, 643 Quincy St NE, 3956 Snelling Ave, 4236 Snelling Ave for the rehabilitation of single-family homes.

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

5.    Land Sales – Vacant Housing Recycling Program (Approval) 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 2125 Aldrich Ave N, 3027 Dupont Ave N, 4634 Dupont Ave N, 3718 Fremont Ave N, 1110 Irving Ave N, 711 Morgan Ave N, 3330 Oliver Ave N, 4631 Sheridan Ave N, 2335 Upton Ave N, 1706 3rd St NE, and 2227 Grand St NE for the rehabilitation as single-family homes or duplexes.

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

6.    Modifications to Tax Increment Finance Plans for the Parcel C, UVB Site, Phillips Park, and Housing Replacement Districts (Approval)

Staff report by Joe Bernard

Review of the following tax increment financing plan modifications for consistency with the comprehensive plan:

a)     Modification No. 2 to the Housing Replacement District Plan

b)    Modification No. 127 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing Plan, and Modification No. 2 to the UVB Site Tax Increment Finance Plan

c)    Modification No. 128 to the Common Development and Redevelopment Plan and Common Tax Increment Financing Plan, and Modification No. 2 to the Phillips Park Site Tax Increment Finance Plan

d)    Modification No. 2 to the Parcel C Tax Increment Finance Plan

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

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

PUBLIC HEARINGSPlease note: if you plan on speaking, please sign in on the sheet located in the hallway, and then state your name and address clearly into the microphone when you come up to speak.

1.    North Market, 4414 Humboldt Ave N, Ward 4

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, BZZ-7925

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

A.   Variance to reduce the front yard setback along 44th Ave N.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to reduce the front yard setback along 44th Ave N from the required 15 feet to one-foot for the first 25 feet west of the interior property line.

B.    Variance to increase the maximum size of a sign.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the maximum size of a sign from 180 square feet to 756 square feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.     The “North” sign shall be a painted wall sign and shall not be internally illuminated.

C.   Variance to increase the total amount of signage allowed on a primary building wall.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application to increase the total amount of signage allowed on the primary building wall facing Humboldt Ave N from 255 square feet to 291 square feet and to increase the total amount of signage allowed on the primary building wall facing 44th Ave N from 189 square feet to 888 square feet.

D.   Site plan review for a 5,085 sq. ft. addition.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a 5,085 square foot addition, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by November 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.     All proposed shelving, mechanical equipment, and other similar fixtures shall allow views into and out of the building between four and seven feet above the adjacent grade as required by Section 530.120 of the zoning code.

4.     The width of the drive aisles shall be reduced and a delineated walkway of at least four feet in width shall be located down the center of the parking lot that provides direct access from the public sidewalk along Humboldt Avenue North to the building entrance.

5.     There shall be six trees located along the Humboldt Avenue North frontage as required by Section 530.170 of the zoning code.

6.     The parking lot shall be designed so every parking space is located within 50 feet of an on-site deciduous tree as required by Section 530.170 of the zoning code.

7.     The rooftop equipment shall be screened per the requirements of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

8.     Exterior lighting fixture details shall be provided to ensure that the overall height of the lights are in conformance with the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

9.     The premises, all adjacent streets, sidewalks and alleys, and all sidewalks and alleys within 100 feet shall be inspected regularly for purposes of removing any litter found thereon as required by Chapter 536, Specific Development Standards.

2.    12-18 W 15th St, Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, BZZ-7945

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

A.   Rezoning from OR3 and C1 to OR3 and remove the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a rezoning from OR3 and C1 to OR3 and remove the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

B.    Variance to increase the maximum lot coverage.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the increase the maximum lot coverage from 13,671 square feet to 14,236 square feet (70 percent to 73 percent), subject to the following conditions:

1.     A green roof shall be provided on the first floor of the building and around the rooftop patio on the sixth floor of the building. CPED shall review and approve the plans for the green roof system, including the landscape plans.

C.   Variance to increase the maximum impervious coverage.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the maximum impervious surface coverage from 16,600 square feet to 18,067 square feet (85 percent to 93 percent), subject to the following conditions:

1.     A green roof shall be provided on the first floor of the building and around the rooftop patio on the sixth floor of the building. CPED shall review and approve the plans for the green roof system, including the landscape plans.

2.     The applicant shall work with the adjacent property owner to the west to restripe the adjacent parking spaces, remove the six-foot tall chain link fence along the sidewalk and provide landscaping between the sidewalk and the first parking space.

D.   Variance to reduce the front yard setback along W15th St.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along W 15th St from the required 15 feet to zero feet for the building.

E.    Variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback from the required 15 feet to five feet for the building and to 11 feet for a transformer.

F.    Variance to reduce the north (rear) yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the rear (north) yard setback from the required 15 feet to eight feet for the building and to two feet for a generator.

G.   Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance reduce the minimum parking requirement from 40 spaces to 34 spaces.

H.   Variance to increase the amount of compact parking spaces on the site.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the amount of compact parking spaces on the site from 25 percent to 50 percent.

I.     Site plan review for a 75-unit residential development.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a 75-unit residential development, subject to the following conditions:

1.     All site improvements shall be completed by November 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 final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

4.     Exterior lighting fixture details shall be provided to ensure that the overall height of the lights are in conformance with the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

3.    Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Kimberly Holien

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 related to the Zoning Code, as follows:

Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions

Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards

Chapter 541 Off-Street Parking Requirements

Chapter 546 Residence Districts

Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts

Chapter 548 Commercial Districts

Chapter 549 Downtown Districts

Chapter 551 Overlay Districts

The purpose of the amendment is to add flexibility to the residential dwelling unit occupancy regulations in the zoning code by allowing for intentional communities.

Recommended Motion: Approve the text amendment to allow flexibility to the residential dwelling unit occupancy regulations in the zoning code by allowing for intentional communities.

4.    Hennepin Lyndale Lagoon and Lake Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District Rezoning Study, All Wards

Staff report by Brian Schaffer

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings to expand the boundary of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District along portions of Hennepin, Lyndale, and Nicollet Aves and Lake St, and to amend the regulations of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

A.   Rezoning study.

Recommended Motion: Approve the zoning map amendment for the rezoning of parcels listed in the exhibits attached to the staff report.

B.    Zoning code text amendment.

Recommended Motion: Approve the zoning code text amendment, amending Chapter 521, Zoning Districts and Maps Generally and Chapter 551, Overlay Districts.

5.    Lowry Hill East Rezoning Study, Ward 10

Staff report by Brian Schaffer

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings to examine the residence and office residence zoning districts of the properties located in the interior of the neighborhood (not the properties fronting Hennepin or Lyndale Aves) that are located north of 28th St W.

A.   Rezoning study.

Recommended Motion: Approve the zoning map amendment for the rezoning of parcels listed in the exhibits attached to the staff report.

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: NOVEMBER 14, 2016

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