MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda
August 5, 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 July 22, 2019 meeting

Committee of the Whole – July 25, 2019

1.       Land Sales – 1621 Fremont Ave N, 2946 Queen Ave N, and 2950 Queen 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.       Mino-bimaadiziwin Apartments Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan

Staff report by Breyonne Golding

Recommended motion: Approve the staff report.

Public hearings

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.       Portion of 7th St N Vacation, Ward 3

Staff report by Shanna Sether, Vac-1709

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by City of Minneapolis’ Public Works Department.

A.      Vacation.

Recommended Motion: Approve the vacation of a portion of 7th St N between Glenwood Ave N and 2nd Ave N within Registered Land Survey No. 1662.

2.       Fire Station # 4 Expansion, 1101 6th St N, Ward 5

Staff report by Andrew Liska, PLAN9156

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow the building addition to the existing fire station, 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.

3.       Solomon’s Porch Rezoning, 100 46th St W, Ward 8

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9115

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Solomon’s Porch.

A.      Rezoning.

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone 100 W 46th St from the R1A Single-family Residence district to the OR2, High-density Office Residence district.

4.       Aqua City, 5719 Lyndale Ave S, Ward 11

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9135

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

A.      Expansion of a nonconforming use.

Recommended Motion: Approve the expansion of non-conforming use to allow a second story addition with 16 motel rooms.

B.      Variance of the front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback for the proposed building addition from 15 feet to 9 feet.

C.      Variance of the side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance of the southern side yard setback for the proposed building addition from 7 feet to 4 feet.

D.      Site plan review. 

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review to allow for a 16-room addition (4,918 sq. ft. gross floor area addition) to the existing Aqua City Motel at 5719 Lyndale Ave S, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 5, 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.       As a condition of approval, the applicant shall submit a lighting plan prior to completion of the project that shows full compliance with the lighting standards in Chapter 535 and Chapter 541.

4.       To comply with Chapter 536, the proposal shall comply with the following specific development standards for hotels in the OR2 District: (1) The use shall provide customary hotel services such as linen, maid service, and the use and upkeep of furniture. (2) The use shall include an office and/or lobby that is staffed twenty-four (24) hours per day.

5.       To comply with Section 530.170-Parking and loading landscaping and screening, the applicant shall install landscaping in the boulevard for all of the parking lot frontage along Lyndale Ave that complies with the height and opacity requirements of site plan review.  In addition, CPED highly encourages the applicant to install a decorative fence or additional landscaping between the onsite parking and the Lyndale Ave S sidewalk to help define the property edge, provide a better appearance from the public street and better screen the surface parking from Lyndale Ave.

6.       As a form of alternative compliance to Section 530.170-Parking and loading landscaping and screening, the applicant shall plant or maintain one tree every 25 feet onsite or within the public right of way of parking lot frontage.

5.       Parkside Residential, 825 8th St S, Ward 6

Staff report by Andrew Frenz, PLAN9182

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Parkside Building, LLC.

A.      Variance.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement from 68 spaces to 31 spaces.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review to establish 119 dwelling units within an existing building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 5, 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.       All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

4.       A lighting plan demonstrating compliance with Section 535.590 of the zoning code shall be provided prior to the issuance of any building permits.

5.       A minimum of 11 shrubs shall be provided on-site, in compliance with Section 530.160 of the zoning code. 

6.       TMBR 100 3rd Ave N, Ward 3

Staff report by Aaron Hanauer, PLAN9127

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by TMBR JC, LLC and D/O Architects.

A.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a 10-story, mixed-use development with 66 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 5, 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.       To comply with 551.765-Specific Off-Street Parking Requirements, the applicant shall sign at least two parking spaces for visitor parking.

4.       The proposed rooftop mechanical equipment shall comply with all requirements in Section 535.65-General height exemptions for principal structures in order to not have the mechanical equipment not count towards the overall building overall height. In addition, all mechanical equipment shall be screened in compliance with Section 535.70-Screening of mechanical equipment.

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

6.       As a form of alternative compliance to the blank wall and window requirement in Section 530.120-Building design, the first floor on the west elevation shall not have less than 19 percent window coverage.

Updates and communications

Adjournment 

Next meeting: August 19, 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.

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