MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: OCTOBER 1, 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 SEPTEMBER 17, 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 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

1.       Land Sales – 301 30th Ave N and 305 30th Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 301 30th Ave N and 305 30th Ave N for the construction of duplexes.

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

PUBLIC HEARING

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1.       Calhoun Towers, 3404 and 3430 List Place; 3421 W Lake St, Ward 13

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN6681

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

A.      Final plat.

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

1.       Prior to construction of Phase IV, a revised plat shall be reviewed and approved by the City Planning Commission to remove the outlot.

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

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN7417

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.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to exceed the maximum allowable impervious surface from 60 percent to 71.1 percent, subject to the following conditions:

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.

2.       At least two parking spaces must be a pervious pavement system meeting the standards of Section 541.305

3.       Marshall Apartments 1627 Marshall St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN7418

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.      Variance to allow parking within the south interior side yard.

Recommended motion: Deny the variance to allow parking stalls within the interior side yard.

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

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

4.       Freedom Works, 2912 Fremont Ave N and 2929 Emerson Ave N, Ward 6

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN7382

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a 108-bed supportive housing use to locate in the existing building located at 2912 Fremont Ave N and a 72-bed supportive housing use to locate in the existing building located at 2929 Emerson Ave N, 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.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 1, 2020, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

3.       There shall be at least three species of shrubs planted in addition to the grasses along Emerson Ave N, as required by section 530.170 of the zoning ordinance.

4.       There shall be at least 15 trees planted between the property line and the parking lot along Emerson Ave N, as required by section 530.170 of the zoning ordinance.

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

6.       The landscaped yard between the property line and the parking lot along Emerson Ave N shall be covered in turf grass, as required by section 530.180 of the zoning ordinance.

5.       City of Minneapolis Consolidated Office Building, 501 4th Ave S, Ward 7

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN7412

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 and Property Services.

A.      Variance.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum loading requirement from 3 large spaces to 0 spaces.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 12 story office building with 377,434 square feet of commercial space, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 1st, 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 shows compliance with chapter 535.590 of the zoning code.

6.       2027, 2029, and 2033 W Broadway, 2301 Oliver Ave N, 2104 and 2106 23rd Ave N, and 2101 W Broadway,  Ward 5

Continued from the September 17, 2018 meeting.

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN7028

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Plymouth Christian Youth Center.

A.      Petition to rezone the properties located at 2210 Oliver Ave N and 2301 Oliver Ave N.

Recommended motion: Continue the petition to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing.

B.      Petition to rezone the properties located at 2104 23rd Ave N.

Recommended Motion: Continue the petition to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing.

C.      Petition to rezone the properties located at 2027, 2029, and 2033 West Broadway.

Recommended Motion: Continue the petition to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing.

D.      Variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Continue the variance to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing.

E.       Variance of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay standards.

Recommended Motion: Continue the variance to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing.

F.       Variance to increase the size of a wall sign/marquee.

Recommended Motion: Continue the variance to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing.

G.     Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Continue the site plan review to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing. 

H.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Continue the vacation to the October 1, 2018 City Planning Commission hearing.

7.       1713-1735 Nicollet Ave and 16 18th St E, Ward 6

Staff report by Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN7090

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property at 16 18th Street E from the OR3 Institutional Office Residence District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, adding the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height above 4 stories / 56 feet, whichever is less, to 6 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.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.38 to 3.27.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum loading requirement.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum loading requirement from 1 small space to 0, subject to the following condition:

1.       At least one of the proposed, substandard loading areas shall be provided within the surface parking area with provide direct access to the residential elevators, and it shall not conflict with the required access aisles for the ADA parking spaces.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum dwelling unit size.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum dwelling unit size of 55 one-bedroom dwelling units from 500 square feet to between 446 and 465 square feet, and to reduce the minimum dwelling unit size of 5 efficiencies from 350 square feet to 326 square feet.

F.       Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new, mixed-use building with 146 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by November 2, 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 separate sign permit, lot combination, and encroachment permit applications.

4.       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. 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.

5.       The landscaping plan shall be revised to include a minimum of five (5) on-site canopy trees. Additional landscaping materials shall be installed along the exterior of the north building wall adjacent to the surface parking area.

6.       A minimum 2.5-foot on-site landscaped yard shall be provided along the east property line, as proposed. An open, decorative fence shall be provided within the on-site landscaped yard between the driveway and east property line.

7.       A green wall shall be installed along the blank wall of the east elevation between the surface parking area and the east property line.

8.       The entrance leading from the ground floor parking area to the building shall not be blocked by a parking space, loading space, or drive aisle.

9.       The ground floor parking area shall be revised so that no parking spaces are within 6 feet of the habitable area of any ground floor dwelling units, per section 537.80 of the zoning code.

10.   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.

11.   All openings in the north and east building wall adjacent to the surface parking area shall contain a screening material, such as perforated metal.

12.   The south elevation shall be revised so that the metal panel exterior shall be extended in lieu of the white stucco to mitigate the visual impact of the building and to ensure consistency in design among all street-facing sides of the building.

13.   The final plans shall be revised to include solid, metal awnings that provide weather protection and enhance the pedestrian scale of the development.

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NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: OCTOBER 15, 2018

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