MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda
June 17, 2019 – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 350 S 5th St, Room 317, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Commission members:  Sam Rockwell, President; Alissa Luepke-Pier, Vice President; Jean Coleman, Secretary; Matthew Brown; Jono Cowgill; Kim Ellison; Ryan Kronzer; Alyssa Olson; Jeremy Schroeder; Amy Sweasy

Staff: Lisa Kusz, 612-673-3710

Call to order

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.

Adoption of the agenda

Approval of actions from the June 3, 2019 meeting

Committee of the Whole consent agenda items – June 6, 2019

1.       14th and Central Tax Increment Financing Plan

 

Staff report by Wes Durham

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the proposed tax increment financing plan.

2.       Location and Design Review for 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Projects

Staff report by Wes Durham

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the location and design of 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Projects.

3.       Land Sale – Right-of-way adjacent to 2113 Cedar Ave S

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of the area with the legal description of: Parts of Lots 8 and 9 lying southwesterly of a line drawn from the northwesterly corner of Lot 1, Griswold's Rearrangement of part of Blocks 5 and 6, Westfall's Addition, to the northwesterly corner of Lot 8, Block 4, Westfall's Addition, and extending from the north line of East 22nd Street to the East line of Cedar Avenue for the construction of a mixed use development.

4.       Land Sale – 2635 Colfax Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 2635 Colfax Ave N for the rehabilitation of a duplex.

5.       Land Sales – 610 34th Ave N, 3723 Aldrich Ave N, 1326 Emerson Ave N, 2822 Emerson Ave N, 2818 Girard Ave N, 2003 Hillside Ave N, 1131 James Ave N, 3115 Russell Ave N, and 810 Thomas Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 610 34th Ave N, 3723 Aldrich Ave N, 1326 Emerson Ave N, 2822 Emerson Ave N, 2818 Girard Ave N, 2003 Hillside Ave N, 1131 James Ave N, 3115 Russell Ave N, and 810 Thomas Ave N for the rehabilitation of single-family homes.

Public hearings

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1.       Capri Theater Expansion, 2027, 2029, and 2033 W Broadway, 2301 Oliver Ave N, 2104 and 2106 23rd Ave N, and a portion of 2101 W Broadway, Ward 5

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN8865

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

A.      Preliminary and final plat.

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

2.       Amp House Apartments, 3255 Garfield Ave S, Ward 8

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN8879

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height from 2.5 stories, 35 feet to 3 stories, 32 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 to reduce the established minimum front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum established front yard setback from 30 feet to 22 feet, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall modify the design of the proposed planter bed to comply with the requirements of chapter 535.280, encroachments in required yards.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the south property line.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum interior side yard setback for the new structure along the south property line from 9 feet to 7 feet for the building wall and from 15 feet to 10 feet for a principal entrance.

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

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum interior side yard setback for the existing utility building along the north property line from 9 feet to 5 feet, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The applicant shall reduce the size of the proposed patios to no more than 50 square feet each to comply with guidance in chapter 535.280.

2.       The applicant shall reduce the width of proposed walkways in the required yard to no more than six feet to comply with guidance in chapter 535.280.

E.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new three-story residential structure with 12 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 27, 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.       The applicant shall provide a final lighting plan detailing type, location, and luminance of all proposed exterior lighting features on site.

4.       All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

5.       All on-site mechanical equipment shall be screened to meet the standards of chapter 535.

6.       The applicant shall remove the proposed paved loading area at the rear of the site and landscape it.

7.       The applicant shall provide a detail of the proposed fence demonstrating compliance with chapter 535 of the zoning code.

F.       Minor subdivision.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a minor subdivision.

3.       LH Beard, 4418-4422 Beard Ave S, Ward 13

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8814

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

A.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new multiple-family dwelling with 42 units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 17, 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.       The applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.

4.       All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

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

6.       The proposed fencing shall comply with Chapter 535 of the zoning code.

7.       The exterior materials of the structure shall comply with the City’s durability standards for exterior materials.

4.       1115 5th St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8845

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a fraternity, 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 to reduce the minimum off-street parking.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from seven spaces to four, subject to the following conditions:

1.       A minimum of 10 bicycle parking spaces shall be provided. At least four bicycle parking spaces shall meet the requirements for long-term bicycle parking.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width from 22 ft. to 19 ft.

5.       28th & Garfield Apartments, 601 and 609 28th St W, Ward 10

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN8870

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

A.      Conditional use permit to increase the height of the building.

Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height from 4 stories, 45 feet, to 6 stories, 69.5 feet, 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 provide a minimum south interior side yard setback of 15 ft. for Floors 2-6.

B.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.5 to 3.08.

C.      Variance to decrease the front yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback along Garfield Ave from 15 ft. 2 in. to 13 ft. 10.5 in. for the structure on the first level, to 6 ft. to the ground-level patios; to 12 ft. on floors 2-5, and to 8 ft. for the proposed balconies; and to 10 ft. to the patios on the 6th floor.

D.      Variance to decrease the corner yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance reduce the minimum corner side yard setback along 28th St W from 18 ft. to between 2 and 8 ft. 5 in. on the first level; 6 ft. 1.5 ft. on floors 2-5 and to 4 ft. 2 in. to the balconies; and to 14 ft. 9 in. floor 6 and to 4 ft. 1 in. for balconies.

E.       Variance to decrease the south interior side yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance reduce the south interior side yard setback from 15 ft. to 6 ft. 7 in. on the ground level.

F.       Variance to decrease the rear yard setback.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance reduce the rear yard setback from 15 ft. 2 ft. on the first level, 5 ft. 2.5 in. on floors 2-5 and to 7 ft. 2.5 in. on floor 6.

G.      Variance to increase the maximum lot coverage.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum lot coverage from 70% to 77%.

H.      Variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking.

Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from 33 spaces to 25, subject to the following condition of approval:

1.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 8 tandem parking spaces.

I.        Site plan review.

Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 67-unit multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by June 17, 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.       The applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.

4.       All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

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

6.       The proposed fencing shall comply with Chapter 535 of the zoning code.

7.       The proposed fiber cement siding less than 5/8” and the fiber cement siding not exceed 30% on any elevation.

8.       The proposed landscape plan shall provide a minimum of two canopy trees.

Updates and communications

Adjournment 

Next meeting: July 8, 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.

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