MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: AUGUST 13, 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 30, 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

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.       Gas N Snack Tobacco Store, 640 E Lake St, Ward 6

Staff report by Janelle Widmeier, PLAN7009

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a shopping center, 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 use of bars, chains or similar security devices on the windows shall be prohibited as required by section 536.20 of the zoning code.

3.       Window signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code.

4.       The site shall maintain compliance with the previously approved site plan (BZZ-5486).

2.       Cup Foods Tobacco Shop, 3759 Chicago Ave S, Ward 9

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN7054

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a shopping center 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.       The applicant shall not reduce the existing window area on the ground floor elevations.

3.       The building shall comply with the sign regulations of chapter 543 of the zoning code.

4.       The applicant shall repair the trash enclosure along the alley to meet the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.

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

This item was continued from the July 30, 2018 meeting.

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: Continue the application for a modification of a Planned Unit Development to allow a master sign plan to the August 27, 2018, City Planning Commission hearing.

4.       Vehicle storage facility, 345 Industrial Blvd, Ward 1

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN7008

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow for outdoor storage rental for truck, trailer, boat, or recreational vehicles in the I2 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 outdoor storage rental for truck, trailer, boat, or recreational vehicles, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 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.

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

This item was continued from the May 7, May 21, June 25, July 30, 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: Approve the expansion of a nonconforming use application to allow a new building for an impound facility.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance of the surfacing requirements in areas where vehicles are located, subject to the following condition:

1.       Approval of the applications for the expansion of nonconforming use and site plan review.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 8,500 square foot building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 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.       A raised pedestrian crossing shall be provided between the drop-off area and the public parking area with a change in paving type.

4.       To further enhance the pedestrian experience along the walkway, the applicant is encouraged to provide pedestrian level lighting, such as acorn-style street lights.

5.       At least two canopy trees shall be provided on the south side of the customer drop-off area.

6.       Site lighting shall comply with standards of section 535.590 of the zoning code.

6.       Marshall Apartments, 1625 Marshall St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6971

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property from the R2B Two-family District to the R3 Multiple-family District.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow an increase in height from two and a half stories to three stories, 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.

C.      Variance to exceed the allowable impervious surface coverage.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to exceed the maximum allowable impervious surface by 5.5 percent, subject to the following condition:

1.       A minimum of twenty native plants shall be planted in the landscaped area at the southeast end of the site, adjacent to the parking and refuse area.

D.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to allow the building wall between 15.4 feet and 17.5 feet from the front property line adjacent to Marshall St NE, and between 9.4 feet and 11.5 feet to allow the second-floor balcony.

E.       Variance to decrease the interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to allow a decrease in the required interior side yard setback from 9 feet to 5 feet, 3 inches.

7.       Marshall Apartments, 1627 Marshall St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6972

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property from the R2B Two-family District to the R3 Multiple-family District.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow an increase in height from two and a half stories to three stories, 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.

C.      Variance to exceed the allowable impervious surface coverage.

Recommended motion: Return the variance to exceed the maximum allowable impervious surfaces.

D.     

Variance to allow for a reduced front yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to allow the building wall between 15.5 feet and 17.6 feet from the front property line adjacent to Marshall St NE, and between 9.5 feet and 11.6 feet to allow the second-floor balcony.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum distance of the parking stalls from the dwellings.

Recommended motion: Return the variance to reduce the minimum distance of the parking stall from the dwellings.

F.       Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width.

Recommended motion: Return the variance to allow a decrease in the required drive aisle width.

8.       Ox-Op Gallery and Residences, 1107-1111 Washington Ave S and 1100 3rd St S, Ward 3

Staff report by Lindsey Wallace, PLAN7004

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

A.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the loading requirement from one small space to zero.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a new mixed-use building with 153 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 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 brick patterning that mitigates the blank wall condition on the first floors of the north and east elevations that face the adjacent Dayblock parking lot.

5.       All signs require sign permits to be approved by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.

6.        The applicant shall demonstrate how all building entrances and walkways will be lit to maintain a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site to comply with sections 530.130 and 530.260 of the zoning code.

9.       7th and Portland Mixed Use, 500, 512, and 528 7th St S, Ward 7

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN6888

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the August 27, 2018, City Planning Commission public hearing.

B.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the August 27, 2018, City Planning Commission public hearing.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Continue the application to the August 27, 2018, City Planning Commission public hearing.

10.   Oaks Minnehaha, 5310, 5318, 5322, 5326, 5330, 5334, and 5338 Minnehaha Ave and 5329 48th Ave S, Ward 12

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN6963

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

A.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback along 48th Ave S from 20 feet to 12 feet for the building and to seven-and-a-half feet for open front porches.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a 109 unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 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.       There shall be at least 11 canopy trees provided on the site.

4.       The loading area and its approach shall be located at least 20 feet back from the front property line along 48th Ave S.

5.       A three-foot screen consisting of a hedge shall be located between the west side of the loading area and the front property line along 48th Ave S

6.       A six-foot screen consisting of a hedge shall be located along the south property line where across from the loading area.

7.       The final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

8.       The transformer shall be screened with landscaping.

9.       The applicant shall provide information about the size and height of the roof top air handling units to confirm that the building itself will screen them from the public street.

C.      Preliminary plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary and final plat.

11.   Oaks Longfellow, 5363, 5367, and 5371 Minnehaha Ave and 4912 E 54th St, Ward 12

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN6964

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

A.      Variance of FAR.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio (FAR) from 2.21 to 2.77, subject to the following condition:

1.       There shall be at least 1,400 square feet of commercial space in the building.

B.      Variance of interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the north interior side yard setback from the required 11 feet to eight feet for balconies, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The three balconies shall be located in the rear 20 feet of the lot.

C.      Variance of off-street parking.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement for the commercial use in the building from two spaces to zero spaces.

D.      Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a mixed-use development including 68 dwelling units and 1,400 square feet of commercial space, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 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.       There shall be at least two canopy trees provided on the site.

4.       The final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

5.       The applicant shall provide information about the size and height of the roof top air handling units to confirm that the building itself will screen them from the public street.

E.       Preliminary and Final Plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary and final plat.

12.   Zoning Code Text Amendment, Ward All

Staff report by Kimberly Holien

A.      Text amendment.

Recommended motion: Continue the text amendment indefinitely.

 

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: AUGUST 27, 2018

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