Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment AGENDA

 
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Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2012
Room 317, City Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Board Membership Sean Cahill, Matt Ditzler, John Finlayson, Souliyahn Keobounpheng, James Nutt, Dan Ogiba, Matt Perry, Dick Sandberg and Ami Thompson
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612-673-2615
Roll Call Vote
Approval of Actions                                                                                                                
·         See Attached Actions/Minutes January 19, 2012, meeting
Approval of the Agenda
Petitions and Communications

Public Hearings

Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1.   4214 Sheridan Ave N (BZZ-5448, Ward: 4) (Janelle Widmeier)
Staff report
Variance: Application by Todd Dexheimer, on behalf of S&D Real Estate Solutions, LLC, for a variance to reduce the north interior side yard requirement from 2 feet to 0.91 feet to allow an egress window well that was installed for a single-family dwelling located at the property of 4214 Sheridan Ave N.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and deny the variance to reduce the north interior side yard requirement from 2 feet to 0.91 feet to allow an egress window well that was installed for a single-family dwelling located at the property of 4214 Sheridan Ave N.
2.   4031 Queen Ave N (BZZ-5449, Ward: 4) (Janelle Widmeier)
Staff report
A.      Variance: Application by Todd Dexheimer, on behalf of S&D Real Estate Solutions, LLC, has applied for a variance to reduce the north interior side yard requirement from 2 feet to 1.4 feet to allow an egress window well that was installed for a single-family dwelling located at the property of 4031 Queen Ave N.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and deny the variance to reduce the north interior side yard requirement from 2 feet to 1.4 feet to allow an egress window well that was installed for a single-family dwelling located at the property of 4031 Queen Ave N.
3.   1517 Franklin Ave W (BZZ-5451, Ward: 10) (Becca Farrar)
Staff report
A.      Variance: Application by Northrup Remodeling, on behalf of David Copeland, for a variance application to allow for development within a steep slope. The applicant proposes to construct a 2-story, approximately 730 square foot addition to the rear of the existing single-family home on the property located at 1517 Franklin Ave W. The property is zoned R2 (Two-family) District and is located in the SH Overlay (Shoreland Overlay) District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and approve the variance application to allow a two-story, approximately 730 square foot addition to the rear of the existing single-family home located within a steep slope in the SH Overlay District on the property at 1517 Franklin Avenue West subject to the following condition of approval:
1.       The exterior of the addition shall be stucco and shall match the stucco finish on the existing structure.
4.   22 Russell Court (BZZ-5452, Ward: 13) (Becca Farrar)
Staff report
A.      Variance: Application by Domain Architecture & Design, on behalf of Mercedes and Jacob Rudh, for a variance to allow an interior side yard setback reduction from the required 6 feet to approximately 3 feet, 1 inch along the east property line to allow for a 22 square foot addition to the main floor for the property located at 22 Russell Court.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and approve the variance application to allow an interior side yard setback reduction from the required 6 feet to approximately 3 feet, 1 inch along the east property line to allow for a 22 square foot addition to the main floor of the existing single-family home on the property located at 22 Russell Court.
B.      Variance: Application by Domain Architecture & Design, on behalf of Mercedes and Jacob Rudh, for a variance to allow development within a steep slope. The applicant proposes to construct two additions on to the existing single-family home located on the property at 22 Russell Court. One of the proposed additions is located along the east property line and would be 22 square feet in size, the other addition would be attached to the rear of the structure and would be 275 square feet in size. The property is zoned R1 (Single family) district and is located in the SH Overlay (Shoreland Overlay) District and FP (Floodplain Overlay) District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and approve the variance application to allow development that includes an addition along the east property that is 22 square feet in size and another addition on the rear of the structure that would be 300 square feet in size with a wrap-around lower level deck and upper level deck on property located within a steep slope in the SH Overlay District at 22 Russell Court subject to the following condition of approval:
1.   The exterior of the additions shall be wood and shall match the wood finish on the existing structure.

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
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Last updated Feb 29, 2012