MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: JULY 30, 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 JULY 16, 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 – JULY 19, 2018

1.       Land Sale – 2106 23rd Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

2.       Land Sales – Greenbelt Cluster Housing

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

3.       Land Sale – 2434 Irving 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

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1.       Downtown Minneapolis Cambria/Fairfield Development, 41 N 10th St, 1001 Currie Ave N, and 1001 ½ Currie Ave N, Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN6129

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

A.      Final plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a final plat.

2.       SP2 Drainage and Utility Easement, 120 5th St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, Vac1702

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

A.      Vacation.

Recommended motion: Approve the vacation of the drainage and utility easement as dedicated in the plat of LMC Addition to Minneapolis lying within Lot 2, Block 1, of said Addition, and of record in the Hennepin County Recorder’s Office, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

3.       MoZaic Phase III, 1320 Lagoon Ave, 1350 Lagoon Ave, and 2900 Fremont Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN6859

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a modification of a Planned Unit Development to allow a master sign plan, 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 previously required (PLAN4181) by section 527.120 of the zoning code, the development shall comply with the standards for some combination of the following amenities from Table 527-1, Amenities totaling a minimum of 5 points: art feature, pedestrian improvements, a water feature, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and a plaza.

3.       There shall be no second freestanding sign on the property.

4.       There shall be no more than 158 square feet of signage on the Fremont Ave S elevation.

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

This item was continued from the May 7, May 21, and June 25, 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 August 13, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the August 13, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the August 13, 2018, City Planning Commission meeting.

5.       Carvana, 1300 New Brighton Blvd, Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN6870

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

A.      Zoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone from I1 Light Industrial District to I2 Medium Industrial District.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone from I1 Light Industrial District to I2 Medium Industrial District.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a motor freight terminal (transportation use), subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 30, 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 a dense hedge along New Brighton Blvd, at least 6 ft. in height and 95% opaque as required screening for parking and loading fronting along a public street.

5.       The applicant shall screen the mechanical equipment per section 535.70 of the zoning code.

6.       The applicant shall provide refuse and recycling container screening per section 535.80 of the zoning code.

7.       The applicant shall comply with the lighting requirements per section 535.590 of the zoning code.

6.       Greenbelt Homes, 3020-3024 6th St N and 409-429 31st Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN6610

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Ben Andrews of Project for Pride in Living.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a cluster development with 11 dwelling units, 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 development shall comply with all applicable regulations governing stormwater management, and shall employ best management practices to minimize off-site stormwater runoff, maximize overland flow and flow distances over surfaces covered with vegetation, increase on-site filtration, replicate predevelopment hydrologic conditions as nearly as possible, minimize off-site discharge of pollutants to ground and surface water, and encourage natural filtration function, per section 598.110 of the City of Minneapolis ordinances.

3.       The proposed freestanding sign shall be nonilluminated and shall not exceed 7 feet in width and 3.5 feet in height.

4.       The minimum width of Units 1, 2, 3, 10, and 11 shall be reduced from 22 feet to a minimum of 15.5 feet, as proposed.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Return the variance to reduce the minimum width of five single-family homes from 22 feet to 15.5 feet and approve the variance of the specific development standards for a cluster development to reduce the required front yard adjacent to 31st Ave N from 20 feet to 12 feet for four dwelling units and to 18 feet for one dwelling unit, and to reduce the required front yard adjacent to 6th St N from 35 feet to 14 feet to allow decks exceeding 50 square feet, and to 20 feet to allow 3 homes and a detached garage, subject to the following condition:

1.       The footprint of the enclosed refuse and recycling area, which is located along the west side of the detached garage, shall be revised to be in line with the north/front elevation of the garage.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a cluster development with 11 single-family homes, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 30, 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 provide a lighting plan showing footcandles and demonstrating compliance with the applicable regulations in Chapters 535 and 541 of the zoning code. 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 plans shall be revised to include direct pathways between all units to all public sidewalks and private walkways, and Units 7, 8, 9, and 11 shall have direct pathways to the on-site parking facilities. Any trees and shrubs that are displaced in order to accommodate the recommended pathways between the buildings, public streets, and parking garage shall be redistributed throughout the site.

5.       All other landscaped areas north of the private drive shall be turf or mulch with plantings. The landscaping plan shall be revised to clarify that wood mulch shall be used, and trees, shrubs, and/or perennials shall be planted throughout all mulched areas, per section 530.180 of the zoning code. All final plans shall be revised so that any references to gravel shall be omitted.

6.       Additional enhanced landscaping with seasonal interest and a variety of plant types shall be provided along the south, west, and east elevations of the detached garage as an alternative to complying with the visual interest requirement.

7.       The front doors on Units 1, 3, and 10 shall contain glazing, as proposed. The applicant shall provide additional window area for a minimum of 15 percent on the first floor elevations facing the 31st Ave N for Units 4, 5, and 6, as well as a minimum of 15 percent of the garage first floor elevation facing 6th St N.

D.      Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary plat to combine several underlying plats into one, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The relationship between all common spaces and each individual lot (rights in the common spaces and proportionate ownership accruing to the individual lot).

2.       Provision for access to each lot that does not have frontage on a public street.

3.       A requirement that an owners' association be created. The duties and responsibilities of the owners' association shall include maintaining the elements of the planned unit development or cluster development as authorized under the zoning ordinance or other applicable regulations.

4.       A provision that the taxes, special assessments, and other charges and fees that would normally be levied against the common spaces shall be levied against the individual lot occupied or to be occupied by buildings in direct proportion to the interest that is stated in the deed restriction and shall provide that such levies shall be a lien against the individual lots.

5.       A requirement that any disposition of any of the common property situated within the planned unit development or cluster development shall not be made without the prior approval of the planning commission.

E.       Alley vacation.

Recommended motion: Approve the vacation (Vacation file 1697) of the existing dead-end alley in Frank W. Lauderdale’s Subdivision in Block 10, Morrison’s Addition, subject to the provision of an easement to CenturyLink and an access easement for the property directly to the east of the area to be vacated.

7.       Apartments at Franklin and Park, 1925-1935 Park Ave, Ward 6

This item was continued from the July 16, 2018 meeting.

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN6634

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Damaris Hollingsworth, on behalf of THOR Living/McGlynn Partners.

A.      Variance to increase the maximum allowed impervious surfaces.

Recommended Motion: Return the variance to increase the maximum impervious surfaces from 85 percent to 88.2 percent.

B.      Variance to reduce the minimum front yard requirement along Park Ave.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along Park Ave from 29 feet to 7 feet to allow the building wall and to 0 feet to allow an awning, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The elevations shall be revised so that the accessible ramp handrails shall not exceed 3 feet in height, per Table 535-1 Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards. Staff further recommends that the applicant shall limit the length and width of the ramps, walkways, and landings within the required front yard to the minimum dimensions possible in order to decrease the amount of structures and impervious area between the building and sidewalk.

2.       The west elevation shall be revised in order to accommodate additional vertical window area at the southwest corner of the building.

3.       The awning shall be metal.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum corner side yard requirement along Franklin Ave E.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum corner yard setback along Franklin Ave E from 14 feet to between 4.5 and 5 feet to allow the building wall, and to 0 feet to allow mechanical equipment and an awning, subject to the following condition:

1.       The south elevation shall be revised in order to accommodate additional vertical window area at the southwest corner of the building.

2.       The awning shall be metal.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard requirement along the north property line.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the north property line from 11 feet to 5 feet to allow the building wall.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum rear yard requirement along the east property line.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback along the east property line from 11 feet to 2 feet to allow the building wall.

F.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a four-story residential building with 43 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by July 30, 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 to the nearest property and curb line to demonstrate compliance with section 535.590 prior to the issuance of final permits. 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.       All mechanical equipment shall meet the screening requirements per section 535.70 of the zoning code. The applicant shall revise the exterior elevations to better integrate the HVAC vents into the building as to limit their visibility.

6.       The final elevations shall be revised to clarify that the fiber cement siding shall be a minimum of 5/8 inch thick.

7.       Rock mulch shall not be used within the landscaped area along the north property line, and plantings shall be added to the landscaped area surrounding the mechanical equipment adjacent to Franklin Ave E.

8.       The landscaping plan shall revised to show an additional canopy tree within the required landscaped yard along the east parking lot frontage, for a total of a minimum of three (3) canopy trees throughout the site, and a minimum of five (5) shrubs within the required landscaped yard along the east parking lot frontage.

9.       The fence shall not exceed 3 feet in height within the required front yard.

8.       2323 Jackson St NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN6923

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property located at 2323 Jackson Street NE from the R4 to the R5 district.

B.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along Jackson St NE from 15 feet to 3 feet.

C.      Variance to decrease the corner side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum corner side yard setback along 24th Ave NE from 14 feet to 5 feet.

D.      Variance to decrease the interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the south property line from 11 feet to 5 feet.

E.       Variance to decrease the rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 11 feet to 2 feet.

F.       Variance to increase the maximum lot coverage.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum lot coverage from 70% to 78%.

G.     Variance to increase the maximum impervious surface coverage.

Recommended motion: Return the variance to increase the maximum impervious surface coverage.

H.      Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 4-story 65 unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 30, 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 provide a photometric lighting plan that demonstrates compliance with chapters 535 and 530 of the zoning code.

4.       The applicant shall provide at least 1 canopy or ornamental tree on site.

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: AUGUST 13, 2018

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