MINNEAPOLIS CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda
August 19, 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

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Adoption of the agenda

Approval of actions from the August 5, 2019 meeting

Committee of the Whole – August 8, 2019

 

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1.       Halo Hotel & Apartments, 620 and 800 9th St SE; 633, 701, and 715 8th St SE, Ward 3

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN8912

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.      Final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for a final plat.

2.       Dancing Bear Chocolate, 4367 Thomas Ave N, Ward 4

Staff report by Lindsey Silas, PLAN9333

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

A.      Rezoning

Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property located at 4367 Thomas Ave N from the OR1 Neighborhood Office Residence District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District.

3.       O'Shaughnessy Distillery Parking Lot, 600 Malcolm Ave SE, Ward 2

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN9166

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by O’Shaughnessy Distilling, Inc.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a surface parking lot, 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.       At least 24 parking spaces shall be provided for the distillery.

B.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a surface parking lot, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 plant materials, and the installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

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

C.      Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the preliminary and final plat to create two lots and dedicate public right-of-way.

4.       O'Shaughnessy Distillery, 600 Malcolm Ave SE, Ward 2

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN9165

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by O’Shaughnessy Distilling, Inc.

A.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new approximate 28,000 square foot distillery, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 plant materials, and the installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

4.       The applicant shall provide information about the size and height of the rooftop mechanical equipment to confirm that the building itself will screen it from the public street.

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

5.       2201 Jefferson St NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN9255

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

A.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 112-unit, multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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.       The principal entrance facing 23rd Ave NE shall be defined using awnings, patios and/or lighting.

6.       LOWA 46 Registered Land Survey, 4601 Snelling Ave (3939 46th St E), Ward 12

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN9256

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

A.      Preliminary and final registered land survey.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for the preliminary and final registered land survey, subject to the following conditions:

1.       This RLS creates tracts that, if separately redeveloped, would not meet the requirements for having parcels with more than five sides. 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.

7.       Marathon Signage, 1700 E Lake St, Ward 9

Staff report by Lindsey Silas, PLAN9296

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

A.      Nonconforming use.

Recommended Motion: Approve the expansion of a nonconforming use application to replace an existing pole sign with a new pole sign, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site signage shall comply with the applicable standards in Chapter 543 of the zoning code.

2.       The replacement sign shall be no taller than the existing pole sign and the sign face shall be no larger than the existing pole sign in area.

3.       The face of the new pole sign shall not be back-lit.

8.       Minnehaha Mall addition, 2852 26th Ave S (Minnehaha Mall), Ward 9

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN9341

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a 4,500 square foot addition to an existing shopping center in the C3S district, 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.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a 4,500 square foot addition to an existing 109,0000 square foot shopping center, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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.       The applicant shall plant at least one canopy tree per 25 feet of parking lot frontage along 26th Ave S in the existing landscape buffer.

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

6.       The applicant shall implement at least 3 additional short-term bicycle parking spaces on site to serve the retail uses.

7.       The applicant shall modify the elevations to comply with material standards by extending the brick banding on the existing building around the new addition on the north and west elevations.

9.       2624 Essex St SE, Ward 2

Staff report by Andrew Frenz, PLAN8630

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

A.      Variance to reduce the minimum lot area.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum lot area for a multiple-family dwelling in the R5 Multiple Family District from 5,000 square feet to 4,597 square feet.

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

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback from 11 feet to 7.5 feet.

C.      Variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce east interior side yard setback from 11 feet to seven feet.

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

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement from 10 spaces to zero spaces.

E.       Site plan review.

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

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with section 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.

4.       The building shall comply with the exterior building materials standards. Fiber cement siding shall not constitute greater than 30% of any building elevation.

5.       Walkways of at least four feet in width shall be provided connecting the building entrances to the public sidewalk.

6.       The lighting plan shall be revised to demonstrate compliance with section 535.590 of the zoning code, limiting illumination at the east property line to 0.5 footcandles or less.

10.   Northstar at Siebert Field Addition, 1611 8th St SE (800 16th Ave SE), Ward 2

Staff report by Lindsey Silas, PLAN9184

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

A.      Conditional use permit to allow additional dwelling units.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow 20 additional dwelling units in the Industrial Living Overlay District, 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.      Conditional use permit to increase the maximum allowed height.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum allowed height from 4 stories or 56 feet to 7 stories or 84 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.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.7 to 2.78.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 79 spaces to 33 spaces, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The building shall provide 158 long-term bicycle parking spaces as shown in the submitted plans.

2.       The applicant shall provide a seven-foot landscaped yard between the surface parking stalls and the public right of way. The landscaped yard shall be landscaped with shrubs and trees as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

3.       Vehicles and internal garage lighting in the parking structure shall be screened as viewed from the public right-of-way.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width.

Recommended Motion: Return the variance to reduce the minimum drive aisle width.

F.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a five-story addition with 20 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 2021, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

3.       CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

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

5.       The building entrance facing the south property line shall be articulated with a pedestrian-scale awning.

6.       The overall number of exterior material types on the addition, including color variations, shall be limited to no more than three exterior materials per elevation.

7.       The applicant shall provide twenty percent window area on the south elevation of the ground floor addition.

8.       The window area on the existing ground floor of the building shall not be reduced below the current percentage.

9.       The south elevation shall not contain blank, uninterrupted walls exceeding 25 feet in length.

10.   The west elevation shall not contain blank, uninterrupted walls exceeding 25 feet in length.

11.   The existing window openings on the north building wall shall either be maintained as openings or, if they are filled, shall be filled to preserve a two-inch recess as shown in the updated elevations.

12.   The landscaping plan shall include 4 canopy trees and 18 shrubs. All proposed trees shall meet the definition of a canopy tree in section 520.160 of the zoning code.

13.   The applicant shall provide a seven-foot landscaped yard between the surface parking stalls and the public right of way. The landscaped yard shall be landscaped with shrubs and trees as required by section 530.170 of the zoning code.

14.   Vehicles and internal garage lighting in the parking structure shall be screened as viewed from the public right-of-way.

15.   The final plans shall demonstrate the location of all proposed mechanical equipment which shall be screened to comply with section 535.70 of the zoning code.

16.   The final plans shall be revised to demonstrate how all building entrances and walkways will be lit to maintain a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site to comply with sections 530.130 and 530.260 of the zoning code.

17.   The final plans shall include details and location for any fencing that is proposed to demonstrate compliance with the requirements in Chapter 535. Standard chain link shall not be permitted.

11.   TMBR, 100 3rd Ave N, Ward 3

This item was continued from the August 5, 2019 meeting.

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.

12.   2824, 2828, and 2832 Girard Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Shanna Sether, PLAN9201

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.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the required front yard along Girard Ave S from 15 ft. to 12 ft. for floors 2-6 and from 15 ft. to 5 ft. for two ground-level patios, subject to the following condition:

1.       The proposed ground-level patios shall not exceed 100 sq. ft. each.

B.      Variance to reduce the north interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback from 15 ft. to 6 ft.

C.      Variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: The variance to reduce the north interior side yard setback from 5 ft. to 3 ft. 5 in. for a transformer has been Withdrawn.

D.      Variance to reduce the rear yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the rear yard setback for the first floor and second floor roof-deck from 15 ft. to 5 ft.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking from 38 spaces to 21 spaces, subject to the following condition:

1.       The applicant shall provide a minimum of 17 tandem parking spaces.

F.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 76-unit multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 screen all mechanical equipment consistent with section 535.70 of the zoning code.

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

13.   3224-3236 Girard Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN9290

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

A.      Variance to decrease the minimum front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum front yard setback from 15 feet to 7 feet for the building and to allow patios that exceed the maximum area.

B.      Variance to decrease the minimum rear yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum rear yard setback from 11 feet to 6 feet.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum vehicle parking requirement from 39 spaces to 32 spaces.

D.      Variance to increase the maximum lot coverage.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum lot coverage from 70% to 76%.

E.       Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new four-story residential building with 77 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 modify the landscape plan to comply with the general landscaping requirements including providing at least 10 shrubs on site.

14.   27th and Girard Apartments, 2701, 2707, 2709, and 2715 Girard Ave S, Ward 10

Staff report by Hilary Dvorak, PLAN9295

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

A.      Variance of maximum FAR.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.4 to 2.5.

B.      Variance of maximum lot coverage.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum lot coverage from 70 percent to 78 percent.

C.      Variance to reduce the front yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback along Girard Ave S from the required 23 feet to a distance ranging between five and eight feet for the building, to one-and-a-half feet for balconies and to zero feet for an entrance patio.

D.      Variance to reduce the corner side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the corner side yard setback along W 27th St from the required 14 feet to a distance ranging between five and 11 feet.

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

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback from the required five feet to two feet for a transformer.

F.       Variance to reduce the rear yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the rear yard setback from the required 11 feet to a distance ranging between eight and 11 feet for the building, to nine feet for patios and to six feet for balconies.

G.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a four-story, 85-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 information about the size and height of the rooftop mechanical equipment to confirm that the building itself will screen it from the public street.

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

15.   Main Street Apartments East, 1011-1027 Main St; 1010-1016 2nd St NE, Ward 3

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN9301

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum height in the R5 district from 4 stories, 56 feet to 5 stories, 86 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 increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.4 to 2.95.

C.      Variance to decrease the minimum front yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum front yard setback along Main St SE from 24 feet to 8 feet.

D.      Variance to decrease the minimum corner side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the corner side yard setback along Broadway St NE from 15 feet to 0 feet.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum front yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum front yard setback along 2nd St SE from 19 feet to 1 foot.

F.       Variance decrease the minimum loading requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum loading requirement from 1 small space to 0 spaces.

G.      Variance to increase the maximum lot coverage.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum lot coverage from 70% to 72%.

H.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new five-story residential building with 175 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 remove the proposed “rideshare pickup” area at the west elevation of the structure adjacent to the garage entrance and landscape that area.

6.       The curb cut on Main St NE shall be reduced to a maximum of 25 feet in width, in compliance with Section 541.240 of the zoning code. 

7.       The applicant shall screen the proposed transformer in the required front yard along 2nd St NE to meet the standards of chapter 535.

16.   Main Street Apartments West, 1018-1024 Main St NE, Ward 10

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN9303

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

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height in the R5 district from 4 stories, 56 feet to 5 stories, 80 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 increase the maximum floor area ratio.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 2.4 to 2.99.

C.      Variance to reduce the minimum front yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the front yard requirement along Main Street NE from 15 feet to 8 feet.

D.      Variance to reduce the minimum corner side yard setback.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance decrease the corner side yard setback from 15 feet to 6 feet.

E.       Variance to reduce the minimum south interior side yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Return the variance to decrease the minimum interior side yard setback along the south property line for balconies.

F.       Variance to reduce the minimum loading requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum loading requirement from 1 small space to 0 spaces.

G.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new five-story residential building with 113 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by August 19, 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 screen all mechanical equipment to meet the standards of Chapter 535.

6.       The applicant shall modify the design of the balconies along the south elevation such that they are no less than 10 feet from the property line.

7.       The applicant shall remove the referenced loading zone in the required rear yard and landscape that area.

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Adjournment 

Next meeting: September 23, 2019

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1.       Land Sale – 1701 Thomas Ave N

Staff report by Rattana Sengsoulichanh

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

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