MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: MARCH 19, 2018

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  |  Alissa Luepke-Pier, Vice President  |  Sam Rockwell, Secretary

Jono Cowgill  |  Kim Ellison  |  Ryan Kronzer  |  Nick Magrino  |  Jeremy Schroeder  |  John Slack  |  Amy Sweasy

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE MARCH 5, 2018 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.

PUBLIC HEARING

Please 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.       205 Park Ave, Ward 3

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN5949

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

A.      Preliminary and final registered land survey.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a registered land survey, subject to the following conditions:

1.       This RLS creates tracts that, if separately redeveloped, would not meet the requirements of the zoning and subdivision ordinances for lot area and width and the prohibition against lots with more than five sides at ground level. Approval of this RLS does not constitute approval for the separate redevelopment of any tract if such tract does not comply with applicable zoning and subdivision ordinances.

2.       This action of the Planning Commission shall be recorded with Hennepin County at or prior to such time as the signed RLS is presented for recording with Hennepin County.

2.       Henry and Son Liquor Store, 1220 Glenwood Ave, Ward 5

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6031

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a liquor store in an existing building, 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 applicant shall work with staff to provide landscaping and/or screening along the north property line to the extent that it is practically and economically feasible to comply with section 541.360 of the zoning code.

3.       A merchandising plan shall be submitted illustrating that the first floor windows will 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 feet and seven feet above the adjacent grade, in compliance with Section 530.120 of the zoning code.

3.       Raising Canes Fast Food Restaurant, 1501 University Ave SE, Ward 2

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6036

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a fast food restaurant in an existing building, 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.       Windows must remain free of obstructions between four feet and seven feet above adjacent grade.

4.       Metro Petro Tobacco Shop, 2700 University Ave NE, Ward 2

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN5993

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to rezone the property from C1 to C2, retaining the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District and the UA University Area Overlay District, to allow a tobacco store on the 2nd floor of an existing automobile service station.

5.       Premier Storage – new building, 2845 Harriet Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN5986

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

A.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Continue the variance to reduce the off-street loading requirement from one large space to zero spaces to the April 9, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Continue the site plan review for a new, 22,000 square foot self-service storage building to the April 9, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

6.       Wells Fargo Parking Ramp, 2840 4th Ave S, Ward 6

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN6014

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

A.      Conditional use permit to allow an amendment to the PUD.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to allow an amendment to the PUD, 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.      Conditional use permit to allow an addition to a principal parking facility.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to allow an addition to a principal parking 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.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a parking garage addition of 312,436 square feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by March 19, 2020, 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 plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

4.       A three-foot screen that is at least 60 percent opaque shall be provided between the surface parking lot and public streets.

5.       A six-foot screen that is at least 95 percent opaque shall be provided to screen the surface parking lot from the Midtown Greenway. The screening shall consist mainly of landscaping. The applicant shall work with CPED staff to finalize the screening materials.

6.       The existing 10 foot tall coated chain-link fence may be moved as part of the construction process but shall be reinstalled in its current location.

7.       The lighting plan shall be revised to demonstrate how walkways will be lit in compliance with lighting standards in Chapter 535 and Chapter 541 of the zoning code.

8.       The applicant shall provide a clear, well-lit walkway of at least 4 feet in width oriented north to south along the full length of the surface parking lot. The walkway shall be located between the surface parking lot and the parking ramp addition and shall directly connect to the public sidewalk along Clinton Ave S at the north of the property.

9.       The applicant shall recess and/or darken the panels on the blank wall on the west side of the south elevation to visually continue the pattern of openings. The applicant shall work with CPED staff on the final design of the panels.

10.   All openings on the east elevation of the existing parking garage shall be screened with metal grates.

11.   The applicant shall work with Metro Transit to install a bus shelter at the existing bus stop located at 28th St E and 4th Ave S.

12.   The applicant shall provide a 2-story vegetated wall on the middle third of the south façade of the existing ramp facing the greenway. The applicant shall work with CPED staff on the final placement and design of the living wall.

13.   The rooftop lighting fixtures not exceed 84 feet above grade, the maximum height of the district. The rooftop lighting shall comply with lighting standards from Chapter 535.

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: APRIL 9, 2018

·         The President reserves the right to limit discussion on agenda items.

·         Please contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.

·         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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