MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA: FEBRUARY 25, 2019

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 FEBRUARY 11, 2019 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.

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.       Handicraft City Apartments, 89-91 S 10th St and 1016 Marquette Ave, Ward 7

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN8226

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Paul Dydula with CCA CBD Minneapolis LLC.

A.      Registered land survey.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a registered land survey.

2.       RALLY sign, 533 S 3rd St, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN8228

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Ryan Companies.

A.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to allow a roof sign that is taller than what the zoning code allows, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The sign structure, from top of roof to top of sign structure, shall not exceed 25.5 feet.

2.       The size of the sign shall not exceed 224 square feet.

3.       2641 Fremont Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8250

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Keith Lentz.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: This application has been withdrawn.

B.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: This application has been withdrawn.

4.       601 West Lake Street Apartments, 601 W Lake St, Ward 8

Staff report by Janelle Widmeier, PLAN8248

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by North Bay Companies.

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, 56 feet, 3 inches, 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 3.375 to 3.475, subject to the following conditions:

1.       A commercial space of not less than 800 square feet of floor area that fronts on Lake Street shall be included on the ground floor.

C.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a mixed-use building with 46 dwelling units and approximately 800 square feet of commercial space, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by February 25, 2021, 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.       Architectural elements shall be incorporated on the first floor of the south wall to prevent blank walls exceeding 25 feet in width as required by section 530.120 of the zoning code.

4.       Between the proposed building and the adjacent building to the west, a fence and/or gates shall be installed to prevent unauthorized access as required by section 530.260 of the zoning code.

5.       Not less than 4 bicycle parking spaces, including at least two short-term bicycle parking spaces, shall be provided for the commercial use as required by section 541.180 of the zoning code. 

6.       The awning on the south side of the building shall not extend more than 2.5 feet into the required interior side yard as required by section 535.180 of the zoning code.

7.       Mechanical equipment shall be screened as required by section 535.70 of the zoning code.

8.       Buildings shall contain pedestrian scaled exterior lighting on all street-facing elevations. Said lighting shall be mounted on the first story, evenly spaced and directed in a manner that illuminates the ground plane as required by section 551.150 of the zoning code.  Final plans shall include a lighting plan that shows compliance with the lighting standards of 535.590 of the zoning code.

5.       3017, 3021, and 3025 E Calhoun Pkwy, Ward 10

This item was continued from the January 28 and February 11, 2019 meetings.

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN8143

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Scott England.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Continue this application to the March 11, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

B.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Continue this application to the March 11, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Continue this application to the March 11, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

D.      Variance to decrease the minimum lot area per dwelling unit.

Recommended Motion: Continue this application to the March 11, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

E.       Variance to increase the maximum impervious surfaces.

Recommended Motion: Continue this application to the March 11, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

F.       Variance to allow a patio that exceeds the maximum sized in a required front yard.

Recommended Motion: Continue this application to the March 11, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

G.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Continue this application to the March 11, 2019, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

6.       H. Alden Smith House & Apartments, 1400 Yale Pl, 45 Spruce Pl, and 1403 Harmon Pl, 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 application by W + Noordijk.

A.      Final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a final plat.

 

COMMISSION BUSINESS

COMMISSION UPDATES

ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: MARCH 11, 2019

·         The President reserves the right to limit discussion on agenda items.

·         Please contact staff after the hearing if you have any questions regarding your project.

·         Recommendations of the Planning Commission on public hearing items are only forwarded to the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council for applications for rezonings, street or alley vacations, Zoning Code text amendments, and comprehensive plan amendments. Planning Commission decisions are final on all other items unless appealed.

·         The meeting site is wheelchair accessible. For other reasonable accommodations such as a sign language interpreter or materials in an alternative format, please contact Lisa Kusz (612-673-3710) five days before the scheduled public hearing. The lead time needed to provide reasonable accommodations (physical, visual, language interpretation and American Sign Language) is five business days.

·         Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning/index.htm

Last updated Feb 20, 2019

QUICK LINKS

Home

Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

Accessibility:
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

Salary Compliance Notice:
State statute 471.701; Notice of Salary Compliance, requires that the City post for not less than 90 days
the job title of the three highest paid employees along with their base salary. For 2018 these were:
1. City Attorney, $186,490
2. Assistant City Coordinator Convention Center, $183,600
3. Director Public Works, $181,191

CONNECT

311 call center

311 TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Watch Minneapolis City Council TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo