MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: JUNE 11, 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 MAY 21, 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.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – MAY 24, 2018

1.       Land Sales – 2200 Golden Valley Rd, 1911-1915 Penn Ave N

Staff report by Wes Durham

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

2.       Land Sales – 1706-1920 W Broadway Ave, 2109 James Ave N, and 2009 Ilion Ave N

Staff report by Wes Durham

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

PUBLIC HEARING

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1.       Wells Fargo parking lot, 3025 Humboldt Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN6616

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

         A.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to allow for vehicle maneuvering in a public alley for an existing surface parking lot, subject to the following condition:

1.       The parking lot shall comply with all parking lot landscaping an screening requirements of chapter 530 of the zoning code.

2.       1901 Grand St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN6576

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the application to rezone to add the Industrial Living Overlay District to the existing I1 Light Industrial District.

3.       Hillside Cemetery Crematory, 2600 19th Ave NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN6577

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

A.      Nonconforming use change.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for an alteration of a nonconforming structure to allow an additional crematory, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The operator shall comply with state standards for crematories and cremation as outlined by Minnesota Statute 149A.95 and maintain a license to operate a crematory per Minnesota Statute 149A.52.

2.       The applicant shall plant no less than 15 additional shrubs along the existing fence along New Brighton Blvd to screen the surface parking lot from the public street.

4.       T-Mobile Rooftop Antennas, 3345 Chicago Ave, Ward 9

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN6495

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Kristian Olson of Buell Consulting.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height in the SH Shoreland Overlay District from 35 feet to 50 feet, 10 inches to allow six telecommunications antennas on 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.       Approval of the final site, landscaping, and elevation plans by CPED.

3.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 11, 2020, unless extended by the zoning administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

4.       The applicant shall submit a separate application to CPED for the administrative review of telecommunications antennas, per section 535.500 of the zoning code.

5.       The west parking lot frontage shall comply with the screening requirements of section 530.170 of the zoning code, as proposed.

6.       The antennas shall be enclosed in painted canisters, and the ground equipment shall be fully screened, as proposed.

5.       30-Day Foundation, 3134 Hayes St NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN6458

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by The 30-Days Foundation.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow an emergency shelter for up to one family, subject to the following conditions:

7.       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.

8.       The emergency shelter shall be licensed as required by 236.20 of the Health and Sanitation code.

6.       Poppa Cork Liquor Store, 2717 38th St E, Ward 12

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6579

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a liquor store in the C2 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.       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.

7.       Powderhorn Apartment, 3223 14th Ave S, Ward 9

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6599

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

A.      Nonconforming use change.

Recommended motion: Approve the change of a nonconforming use application to allow an assisted living facility in an existing apartment building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The off-street parking shall be redesigned to comply with the standards of Chapter 541 which requires a 22 foot wide drive aisle for two-way access.

2.       The applicant shall install a seven foot landscape buffer with the required screening in 530.160 (b) to include no less than 10 shrubs within the landscaped yards.

8.       136 Cedar Lake Rd N, Ward 5

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6569

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application Gremar Properties, LLC.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Deny the petition to rezone the properties located at 136 Cedar Lake Road North from the R2B District to the R3 District.

9.       12th St Apartments, 228 12th St S, Ward 7

This item was continued from the May 21, 2018 meeting.

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN6439

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

A.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new mixed-use building with approximately 20,000 square feet of commercial uses and 32-story residential tower with 357 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 11, 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 applicant shall submit a lighting plan showing footcandles at the nearest property and curb lines to demonstrate compliance with the standards in section 535.590 of the zoning code. Between sunrise and sunset the maximum luminance shall be five thousand (5,000) nits and between sunset and sunrise the maximum luminance shall be five hundred (500) nits. The project shall provide lighting on site, at all building entrances, and along walkways that maintains a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site.

4.       All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

5.       A minimum of seven parking stalls shall be designated as visitor spaces and signed accordingly, in compliance with Table 541-2 of the zoning code.

6.       The final plans shall be updated to indicate the location of no fewer than 12 secure bicycle parking spaces in a convenient and visible area within fifty (50) feet of a principal entrance, per section 541.180(c).

7.       The vehicle drop-off and patio area shall be limited to the proposed dimensions.

10.   Starbucks and Dominos Development, 4155 Hiawatha Ave, Ward 12

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6592

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow dwelling units in a new building in the IL Industrial Living Overlay 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.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new four-story mixed use building with drive-through, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 11, 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.       When the height and exact location of the mechanical equipment on the rooftop is determined, plans shall be submitted showing it is sufficiently screened meeting the provisions of Section 535.80.

5.       The applicant shall provide a final lighting plan that conforms to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability and provides sufficient lighting for all public walkways, the parking lot, and building entrances with down lighting along the northern sidewalk connecting Hiawatha Ave to the coffee shop.

11.   Karmel Square Addition, 2910 Pillsbury Ave, Ward 10

This item was continued from the May 21, 2018 meeting.

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN6480

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

A.      Expansion of nonconforming use.

Recommended motion: Deny the application for an expansion of a nonconforming use.

A.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Deny the application for a 15,478 square foot addition to the Karmel Square building.

12.   318 W Lake St, Ward 10

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN6494

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow an increase in height of the building from four stories/56 feet to seven stories/82.2 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.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance for a variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.1 to 4.5.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review to allow for the construction of a new mixed use building with 44 residential units and approximately 7,600 square feet of retail, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 11, 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 exterior louver color for HVAC equipment shall match the color of the adjacent exterior building material and the transformer/generator on the north side of the property line along Grand Avenue shall be screened to be in compliance with Section 535.70.

4.       All lighting will be required to meet the standards in Section 535.590-Lighting. In addition, to comply with Section 551.150-Hennepin, Lyndale, Lagoon, and Lake Area, the building shall contain pedestrian-scaled lighting on all street-facing elevations. Said lighting shall be mounted on the first story, evenly spaced and directed in a manner that illuminates the ground plane.

5.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building design, the applicant shall modify door placement and/or add windows on the north elevation to eliminate the blank wall exceeding 25 linear feet.

6.       As a form of alternative compliance to landscaping percentage, onsite canopy trees and onsite shrubs,  the applicant shall provide a boulevard landscape pan as proposed or greater.

13.   Apt on Essex - East, 2628 Essex St SE, Ward 2

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN6450

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

A.      Conditional use permit to increase height.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height from 4 stories, not to exceed 56 feet, to 7 stories, 59 feet 10 inches to allow for the proposed structure.

B.      Variance to increase the maximum F.A.R.

Recommended motion: Approve the increase the maximum floor area ratio (F.A.R.) from 2.0 to 2.32 to allow for the proposed structure.

C.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback along Essex St SE from 18 ft. 10 in. to 4 ft. to allow for the proposed structure.

D.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback along 27th Ave SE from 15 ft. to 2 ft. to allow for the proposed structure.

E.      Variance to decrease the rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the rear yard setback from 11 ft. to 5 ft. to allow for the proposed structure.

F.      Variance to decrease the interior yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the interior yard setback from 11 ft. to 1 ft. 7 in. to allow for the proposed parking area, subject to the following condition of approval:

1.       The drive aisle shall be a material other than asphalt, including but not limited to stamped concrete or a paver system, capable of carrying a wheel load of four thousand (4,000) pounds.

G.       Variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from 16 spaces to 10 spaces.

H.       Variance to increase the maximum compact parking stalls.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to increase the maximum percentage of compact parking stalls from 25% to 92.7%.

I.     Variance to decrease the minimum distance between parking and the structure.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the minimum distance between an open parking space and the habitable portion of a dwelling from 6 ft. to 0 ft.

J.     Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 32-unit, multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by May 21, 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.       The applicant shall provide at least one shrub per 100 square feet of the required landscaped area, including all required landscaped yards.

5.       The parking area shall be screened from view from the adjacent residential structure at 2624 Essex St SE with a solid screen, subject to the location and maximum height requirements in Chapter 535.

6.       The drive aisle shall be a material other than asphalt, including but not limited to stamped concrete or a paver system, capable of carrying a wheel load of four thousand (4,000) pounds.

7.       The applicant shall provide and updated lighting plan showing compliance with section 535.590 of the zoning code.

8.       The proposed dwelling units shall meet minimum gross floor area requirement of 500 sq. ft. per unit or 350 sq. ft. per efficiency unit, per section 535.90 (a) of the zoning code.

14.   SP2, 120 5th St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN6560

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit for an amendment to a Planned Unit Development, 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.       As required by section 527.120 of the zoning code, the development shall comply with the standards for decorative or pervious surface for on-site parking and loading areas, drives, driveways, and walkways, pedestrian improvements, heated drives or sidewalks, recycling storage area, active liner uses as part of a parking garage and pet exercise area totaling a minimum of 15 points.

3.       The total percentage of active liner uses on both of the street facing facades shall be no less than 57 percent.

4.       The pet exercise area on the amenity terrace rooftop shall be at least 1,650 square feet in area. The pet exercise area shall be enclosed with decorative fencing, there shall be six bollard style lights located around the perimeter of the area and there shall be a seating area. There shall be accommodations for proper waste removal and an irrigation system for continuous maintenance. In addition, there shall be pet exercise equipment in the space.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum Floor Area Ratio in the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District from 2.38 to 3.87.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a mixed-use development including 333 dwelling units, 8,163 square feet of commercial space and 293 enclosed parking spaces, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 11, 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.       The final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

15.   1717 Central Avenue Apartments, 1717 Central Ave NE, Ward 1

This item was continued from the May 21, 2018 meeting.

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN6416

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the June 25, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the June 25, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the June 25, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

16.   Riverside Apartments, 2506 Riverside Ave, 2510 Riverside Ave, 2514 8th St S, 2516 8th St S, 2518 8th St S, 2522 8th St S, Ward 2

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN6474

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 2510 Riverside Ave, 2506 Riverside Ave, 2514 8th St S from the C1 district to the OR3 district.

B.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along Riverside Ave and 8th St S from 15 feet to 1 foot.

C.      Variance to decrease the rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback along the alley from 15 feet to 11 feet.

D.      Variance to allow mechanical equipment in a required yard.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to allow a transformer and generator in a required yard.

E.       Variance to decrease the minimum number of standard sized parking spaces.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum number of standard sized parking spaces from 33 spaces to 32 spaces.

F.       Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 6 story residential building, subject to the following conditions:

5.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 20, 2020, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

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

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

8.       The applicant shall provide a final lighting plan the meets the standards of chapter 530 and 535 of the zoning code.

9.       The applicant shall provide a detail of the proposed fence along the east property line.

10.   All mechanical equipment shall be screened to meet the requirements of chapter 535.70.  The applicant shall provide a detail of the proposed screening for the generator in the rear yard.

11.   The applicant shall provide at least 11 shrubs on site to meet the general landscaping requirements of chapter 530 of the zoning code.

17.   1410 Loring, 1400, 1414, 1418, 1420, and 1422 Nicollet Ave, 12 ½ 15th St W, 15 W 14th St, and 1409 LaSalle Ave, Ward 7

Staff report by Janelle Widmeier, PLAN6491

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties of 1414, 1418, 1420, and 1422 Nicollet Ave and 12 ½ 15th St W from C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District.

B.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property of 1409 LaSalle Ave from OR3 High Density Office Residence District to C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District and add the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

C.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height from 4 stories, 56 feet to 6 stories, 74.5 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.

D.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.38 to 3.55.

E.       Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard requirement adjacent to the property of 21 W 14th St from 15 feet to 5 feet to allow the building.

F.       Variance to reduce the rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard requirement adjacent to the property of 21 W 14th St from 15 feet to 9.8 feet to allow the building.

G.     Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard requirement adjacent to the property of 1417 LaSalle Ave from 15 feet to 5 feet to allow the building.

H.     Variance to reduce the rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard requirement adjacent to the property of 1417 LaSalle Ave from 15 feet to 5 feet to allow the first floor of the building.

I.        Variance to reduce the rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard requirement adjacent to the property of 12 W 15th St from 15 feet to 5 feet to allow the first floor of the building.

J.        Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard requirement adjacent to the property of 12 W 15th St from 15 feet to 9.5 feet to allow the first floor of the building.

K.      Variance to reduce the PO Overlay District standards.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance of the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards requiring the first floor of the building to be not more than 8 feet from the lot line adjacent to a street to allow a 16 foot, 8 inch setback for outdoor dining adjacent to Nicollet Ave.

L.       Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a 6-story, mixed use building with 232 dwelling units and ground floor commercial, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 20, 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, floor, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.       On the south first floor building wall facing the property of 1417 LaSalle Ave, architectural elements or a green screen(s) shall be added to prevent blank walls exceeding 25 feet in width as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code.

4.       To bring more active functions to 14th St W, the applicant is encouraged to convert the fitness center to a commercial tenant space.

5.       At least three trees shall be planted on-site as required by section 530.160 of the zoning code.  The trees may be ornamental.

6.       Where rock maintenance strips are shown, the majority of these yards shall be covered with turf grass, native grasses, perennials, shrubs or trees as required by section 530.180 of the zoning code.

18.   Zoning Code Text Amendment, All Wards

Staff report by Brad Ellis

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings to continue Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances.

A.      Text Amendment.

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

Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions

Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement

Chapter 543 relating to On-Premises Signs

Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts

The purpose of the amendment is amend regulations to on-premises signs, including requirements that signage be placed on the primary building wall, regulations for commercial murals, and real estate sign provisions.

Recommended motion: Continue the text amendment to on-premises sign regulations to the June 25, 2018, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

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