MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: JUNE 25, 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

Jean Coleman  |  Jono Cowgill  |  Kim Ellison  |  Ryan Kronzer  |  Nick Magrino  |  Jeremy Schroeder  |  Amy Sweasy  

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF ACTIONS FROM THE JUNE 11, 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 – JUNE 14, 2018

1.       Location and Design Review for 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Projects

Staff report by Wes Durham

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

2.       Land Sale – 4111 Colfax Ave N 

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

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.       Calhoun Village, 3200 Lake St W, Ward 7

Staff report by Jeremy Strehlo, PLAN4420

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Doran Calhoun, LLC.

A.      Appeal of the Decision of the Director of Surface Water & Sewers.

Recommended motion: Deny the appeal of the decision of the Director of Surface Water & Sewers’ determination that the proposed project is able to comply with on-site stormwater management standards and is not eligible for participation in off-site stormwater management (payment in lieu).

2.       THOR P3, 1256 Penn Ave N, 1235-43 Oliver Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN6668

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

A.      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 design requirements for street frontage. 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.

3.       136 Cedar Lake Rd N, Ward 5

This item was continued from the June 11, 2018 meeting.

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 applications by Gremar Properties, LLC.

A.      Rezoning.

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

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

This item was continued from the June 11, 2018 meeting.

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 applications by Paul Vogstrom.

                A. Nonconforming use change.

Recommended motion:  Deny the change of a nonconforming use application to allow an assisted living facility in an existing apartment building.

5.       Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 329 10th Ave SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN6702

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow modifications to the existing sorority house, 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.       CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation and landscaping plans before building permits may be issued.

6.       4600 36th Ave S, Ward 12

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN6635

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone 4600 36th Ave S from the R1A Single-Family District to the R2B Two-Family District, retaining the AP Airport Overlay District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.

7.       The Cottages on Lake Harriet, 4324 Lake Harriet Pkwy W, Ward 13

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN6701

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

A.      Conditional Use Permit for a cluster development.

Recommended motion: Continue the application for an amendment to the conditional use permit for a cluster development to the July 16, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback along the north property line.

Recommended motion: Continue the application for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setback along the north property line to the July 16, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Variance to reduce the interior side yard setback along the south property line

Recommended motion: Continue the application for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setback along the south property line to the July 16, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

D.      Variance to reduce the rear yard setback along the west property line.

Recommended motion: Continue the application for a variance to reduce the rear yard setback along the west property line to the July 16, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

E.       Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Continue the application for a cluster development of five dwelling units to the July 16, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

8.       Minneapolis Impound Facility, 50 Dupont Ave N and 100 Irving Ave N, Ward 7

This item was continued from the May 7 and May 21, 2018 meetings.

Staff report by Janelle Widmeier, PLAN6181

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by City of Minneapolis Finance & Property Services.

A.      Nonconforming use expansion.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the July 30, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the July 30, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the July 30, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

9.       1717 Central Avenue Apartments, 1717 Central Ave NE, Ward 1

This item was continued from the May 21 and June 11, 2018 meetings.

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 Minnesota, LLC.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height from 4 stories, 56 feet to 5 stories, 63 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 to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.38 to 2.48.

                  C.    Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 5-story 78 unit mixed use building with 13,000 square feet of commercial uses, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 25, 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 photometric lighting plan showing type and location of all exterior lighting fixtures on site and demonstrating compliance with chapters 530 and 535 of the zoning code.

4.       The applicant shall implement at least 4 additional canopy trees on site.

5.       The applicant shall screen all on-site mechanical equipment to meet the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.

6.       The applicant shall submit detailed plans for each proposed sign, demonstrating compliance with chapter 543 of the zoning code.

7.       The applicant shall implement at least 4 short-term bicycle parking spaces on site and shall indicate the location and type of bicycle parking space, both long and short-term, on the plans.

8.       The applicant shall utilize architectural strategies and/or additional landscaping to mitigate the blank wall condition on the east elevation of the building.

9.       The applicant shall relocate the proposed pet exercise area to a different location that does not encroach on the public right-of-way or shall remove it from the plans.

10.   River Loops Apartments, 800 1st St N, Ward 3

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN6615

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

A.      Variance to reduce the building setback of the existing building.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the eastern interior yard setback from 17 feet to 15’4” for the existing building.

B.      Variance to allow a private drive in the required yard.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the allowed rear setback for a driveway from 5 feet to 0 feet.

11.   River Loop Apartments, 730 and 730 ½ 1st St N, and 800 1st St N, Ward 3

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN6555

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Opus Development Co, LLC.

A.      Petition to rezone that portion of land to be part of the apartment lot that is currently zoned I1 and ILOD to R6, removing the IL Industrial Living Overlay District and retaining all other existing overlay districts.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone that portion of land to be part of the apartment lot at 800 1st St N that is currently zoned I1/Light Industrial and ILOD/Industrial Living Overlay District to R6, removing the ILOD and retaining all other existing overlay districts.

B.      Petition to rezone that portion of land to be part of the apartment lot that is currently zoned C3A to R6, retaining all existing overlay districts.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone that portion of land to be part of the apartment lot at 730 and 730 ½ 1st St N that is currently zoned C3A to R6, retaining all existing overlay districts.

C.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a 12-space surface parking lot in the DPO Overlay, 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.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a six-story, 225-unit apartment building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 25, 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 is proposing through the wall mechanical equipment for the individual units. As a condition of approval, the mechanical screens shall be the same color as the neighboring exterior material.

4.       The applicant is also proposing a transformer at the private drive near Plymouth Avenue. The applicant is proposing a screen wall. The screen wall shall meet the screening requirements of Section 535.70-Screening of mechanical equipment.

E.       Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary and final plat, subject to the following condition:

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

12.   Good Grocer, 2640 Nicollet Ave, Ward 10

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN6648

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height from 4 stories, 56 feet to 7 stories, 82 feet, 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.      Variance to the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District Standards to allow a surface parking lot with greater than 40 feet of street frontage.

C.      Variance to the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District standards.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District Standards to reduce the minimum window area requirement along Nicollet Ave, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall implement windows along the Nicollet Ave elevation as proposed in the approved plans.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 7 story mixed use building with 80 dwelling units and approximately 7,745 square feet of commercial space subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 5, 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 employ architectural strategies, including but not limited to adding additional window area, and/or additional landscaping to the north elevation and west elevation to mitigate the blank wall conditions.

4.       The applicant shall provide a photometric lighting plan that shows location and type of all lighting fixtures on-site and demonstrates compliance with chapters 530 and 535 of the zoning code.

5.       The applicant shall reduce the fence height for a linear length of 15 feet from the alley intersection at the rear of the site to no more than 4 feet in order to maintain visual site triangles between the parking lot and the alley.

13.   Art & Architecture Building Development, 3326, 3338, and 3350 University Ave SE, Ward 2

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN6619

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 3326, 3338, and 3350 University Ave SE from the C1 to the C3A district, retaining the PO and UA Overlay Districts.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a new 14-story mixed use development with 208 units and 34,000 square feet of commercial space, 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 active liner uses, conservation of the built environment, plaza standards, art features, pet exercise, and a recycling storage area from Table 527-1, Amenities totaling a minimum of 25 points.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the rear yard setback along the adjacent residential property from 31 feet to 2 feet for the below-grade parking structure and from 31 feet to 17 feet for the residential tower.

D.      Variance to allow mechanical equipment in the required rear yard.

Recommended motion: Return the variance to reduce the rear yard setback along the adjacent residential property to allow mechanical equipment in a required rear yard.

E.       Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 14-story mixed use building with 34,000 square feet of commercial uses, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 3, 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 implement a clear and well-lit publicly-accessible and ADA compliant pathway of at least 4 feet in width along the Prospect Terrace elevation.

4.       All publicly-accessible plazas shall be designed to meet ADA accessibility standards.

5.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 17 short-term bicycle parking spaces on site or in the public right-of-way and shall indicate the location and type of bicycle storage for all long-term bicycle parking spaces on the final plans.

6.       The applicant shall provide a master sign plan showing the location and size of all proposed signage before obtaining building permits.

7.       The applicant shall provide a final photometric lighting plan showing location, type, and luminance of all proposed exterior lighting fixtures and demonstrating compliance with chapters 530 and 535 of the zoning code.

8.       The applicant shall provide a detail of the proposed fence around the pet exercise area demonstrating compliance with chapter 535 of the zoning code.

9.       All on-site mechanical equipment shall be screened to meet the minimum requirements of chapter 535.70 of the zoning code.  Type and location of all screening shall be reflected on the final plan, including an elevation detail of any structured screening elements.

F.       Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the preliminary and final plat for a new Planned Unit Development.

14.   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 amend Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, as follows, and further recommends that Chapter 525 be returned to the author.

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: Approve the text amendment to on-premises sign regulations.

Chapter 520 related to the Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions

Chapter 543 related to the Zoning Code: On-Premises Signs

Chapter 551 related to the Zoning Code: Overlay Districts

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: JULY 16, 2018

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