MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: OCTOBER 15, 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 OCTOBER 1, 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 – OCTOBER 4, 2018

1.       Land Sale – 2313 13th Ave S

Staff report by Joe Bernard

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

2.       Land Sale – 812 36th Ave N and 2212 36th 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.       277 12th Ave N, Ward 5

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, Vac1705

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

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of the water main utility easement as described in the resolution.

2.       Augustana, 1007 14th St E, 1501 10th Ave S, 1607 10th Ave S, 1609 10th Ave S, 1617 10th Ave S, 1020 17th St E and 1510 11th Ave S,  Ward 6

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN7288

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

A.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a variance to reduce the rear yard setback from 9 ft. to 7 ft. to allow for an existing two-story porch.

B.      Preliminary and final 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 subdivision ordinances for the prohibition against lots with more than five sides at ground level. 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.       The Emily Program, 3012 44th St W,  Ward 3

Staff report by Stephanie Rouse, PLAN7501

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by West 44th Street Partners, LLC.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow supportive housing in 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.       An updated landscape plan shall be submitted showing additional shrubs or fencing in the north landscaped yard adjacent to the alley to meet the requirements of Section 530.170(c)2 and that identifies the current and proposed tree and shrub species.

4.       626 W Broadway,  Ward 5

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN7529

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to establish a shopping center in 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.       The applicant shall install at least 30% windows on the west facing elevation of the new storefront.  The windows shall not be blocked by signage, shelving, or other materials.

3.       The applicant shall stripe a pedestrian pathway between the new storefront entrance and the principal entrance for the gas station

5.       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 and October 1, 2018 meetings.

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.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 2210 Oliver Avenue North and 2301 Oliver Ave N from OR2 to C3A and to add the PO/Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

B.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 2104 and 2106 23rd Ave N from R4 to C3A and to add the PO/Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

C.      Rezoning.

Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 2027, 2029, and 2033 W Broadway from C1 to C3A and to retain the PO/Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.

D.      Variance to reduce off-street parking

Recommended motion: Approve the variance for a variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 44 spaces to 8 spaces where 20 spaces are grandfathered, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The applicant shall demonstrate a parking variance is not required for the PCYC Center at 2202, 2206, and 2210 Oliver Ave N prior to gaining a certificate of occupancy for the building addition.

E.       Variance of the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Standards to increase building setbacks, reduce minimum number of floors, and reduce window area

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the distance between the building and the front property line from 8 feet to 12 feet along W Broadway, variance of the PO/Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Standards to increase the distance between the building and the front property line from 8 feet to 93 feet along 23rd Ave, Variance of the PO/Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Standards (W Broadway) to allow a building that is less than two (2) or more floors for the length of the W Broadway frontage, variance to reduce the window area on the first floor facade along 23rd Avenue to less than 40 percent, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The applicant shall not reduce the window coverage of the building addition to less than what is currently proposed: 24 percent window coverage (250 square feet).

F.       Variance of the plaza development standards.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance for a variance of the plaza standards to reduce the required number of trash receptacles.

G.     Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review to allow for a 20,000 square foot addition, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by November 16, 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.       All lighting will be required to meet the standards of Chapter 535. To comply with Section 530.260-Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, the applicant shall install lighting at all building entrances, through the plaza and along walkways that maintains a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site.

4.       The rooftop mechanical equipment will be required to meet the standards outlined in Chapter 535.

5.       Details of the proposed stormwater feature shall be reviewed by CPED prior to building plan issuance to ensure it meets the intent of a plaza amenity.

6.       To comply with Section 530.120-Building design, first floor or ground floor windows shall have clear or lightly tinted glass with a visible light transmittance ratio of six-tenths (0.6) or higher.

7.       As a form of alternative compliance to Section 530.170-Parking and Loading Landscaping and Screening the applicant shall leave the walkway/sidewalk open that connects 23rd Avenue to West Broadway and not install a gate to reduce pedestrian access.

8.       To comply with the Subdivision requirements outlined in Section 598.70-Development Plan Required, the applicant shall receive approval for a preliminary and final plat prior to building permit issuance for the building addition.

H.      Vacation.

Recommended motion: Approve the application (Vacation file 1679) to vacate the alley and drainage and utility easement as shown on the enclosed vacation maps, subject to the provision of the retention of the existing CenterPoint easement and subject to the provision of an easement to Xcel Energy for existing infrastructure.

6.       Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive, 2823 and 2827 Central Ave NE,  Ward 1

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN7540

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a minor auto repair facility in the C2/Neighborhood Corridor Commercial 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.       Vehicular alley access to and from the site shall continue to be prohibited.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a minor auto repair facility in the C2/Neighborhood Corridor Commercial 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.       Vehicular alley access to and from the site shall continue to be prohibited.

7.       Park Printing Expansion, 2801 and 2801 ½ California St NE,  Ward 1

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN7379

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone a portion of the properties located at 2801 and 2801 ½ California St NE from the R2B/Two-Family District to I1/Light Industrial zoning districts.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a 29,000 square foot building expansion, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by November 16, 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.       To comply with Section 530.110-Building Placement and Section 530.120-Building Design, windows shall be installed on the building addition’s west elevation (California St) between 2 and 10 feet above grade and that the windows shall be placed at least every 25 feet and comparable in size to the existing windows on the west elevation. 

4.       To comply with Section 530.110-Building Placement and Section 530.130-Pedestrian Access, a walkway shall be installed that connects the pedestrian entrance on the south elevation to the public sidewalk on California St NE.

5.       To comply with Section 530.160-General Landscaping and Screening, a total of 35 trees shall be planted on the project site and at least half of the trees shall be canopy trees. Not less than 175 shrubs shall be planted on the project site.

6.       To comply with Section 530.170-Parking and Loading Landscaping and Screening, screening consisting of either a masonry wall, fence, berm or hedge or combination thereof that forms a screen three (3) feet in height and not less than sixty (60) percent opaque shall be provided for the loading and off-street parking areas that front California St NE and 29th Ave NE.

7.       To comply with Section 530.170-Parking and Loading Landscaping and Screening, a tree shall be planted every 25 linear feet of parking area along California St NE.

8.       All new mechanical equipment shall meet the requirements outlined in Section 535.70-Screening of mechanical equipment.

9.       Existing and proposed lighting must comply with Chapter 535 and Chapter 541 of the zoning code.

C.      Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a 29,000 square foot building expansion.

8.       Kharbanda Parking Lot, 501 and 511 11th Ave S,  Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN7481

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Deny the conditional use permit for an accessory surface parking lot located in the B4N Downtown Neighborhood District and the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District.

B.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Deny the variance of the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District standards to allow more than 20 parking spaces in the proposed accessory surface parking lot.

9.       H. Alden Smith House & Apartments, 1400 Yale Place, 45 Spruce Place, and 1403 Harmon Place,  Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN7472

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the height of the building in the OR2 High Density Office Residence District and the SH Shoreland Overlay District from two-and-a-half stories/35 feet to six stories/73 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 of the guest parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum guest parking space requirement from two to zero.

C.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback requirement along Yale Place.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback requirement along Yale Place from 15 feet to zero feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The setbacks of the building, open porch and stack of balconies shall be as shown on the plans.

 

D.      Variance to reduce the corner side yard setback along Spruce Place.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the corner side yard setback along Spruce Place from 15 feet to zero feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The setbacks of the building, open porches, stacks of balconies and an eight-foot wide walkway shall be as shown on the plans.

E.       Variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback from 15 feet to zero feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The setbacks of the building shall be as shown on the plans.

F.       Site Plan Review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for an addition to the H. Alden Smith House, a historic landmark, for a multiple family residential development, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 15, 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 detailed planting schedule shall be provided for around the building addition as part of the final plans.

4.       The rooftop mechanical equipment located on the roof shall be located within a screen wall made out of a material that is compatible with the exterior materials of the building.

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

G.     Preliminary Plat.

Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary plat.

10.   14th Avenue Apartments, 854, 902, and 904 14th Ave NE,  Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN7155

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

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone 902 and 904 14th Ave NE and the proposed public alley to the I2 Medium Industrial District.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a for a Planned Unit Development that includes one residential structure with a total of 175 dwelling units and one non-residential structure for maker’s 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 some combination of the following amenities from Table 527-1, Amenities and those proposed by the applicant totaling a minimum of 15 points: outdoor children’s play area, reflective roof, pet exercise area, recycling storage area and at least 720 sq. ft. space for an art gallery, open to the public, within the development.

3.       The applicant shall provide a recycling storage area inside each of the proposed structures in the planned unit development.

4.       The pet exercise area shall contain accommodations for the proper disposal of animal waste.

5.       A sufficient separation or barrier between the pet exercise area and the outdoor children’s play area shall be provided.

6.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 157 long-term bicycle parking spaces.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a planned unit development with one residential and one non-residential structure, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 15, 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.       All mechanical equipment be shown on the site plan and screened per section 535.70 of the zoning code.

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

D.      Preliminary plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of the public alley located adjacent to 854, 902 and 904 14th Ave NE.

E.       Alley vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for the preliminary plat.

11.   Eleven, 1101 W River Pkwy,  Ward 3

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN7532

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a new mixed use 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.       In order to meet the minimum standards for pedestrian improvements the applicant shall implement a curb-separated pedestrian pathway connecting the plaza with the proposed pedestrian path along the south property line.

B.      Variance to decrease the minimum rear yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 99 feet to 40 feet.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum height of a fence.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 99 feet to 40 feet.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 41 story (48 stories per the zoning code definition of stories) mixed use building with 12,300 square feet of commercial uses, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 15, 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 screen all on-site mechanical equipment to meet the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.

E.       Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for preliminary and final plat.

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