Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment AGENDA 

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Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012
Room 317, City Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Board Membership: Sean Cahill, Matt Ditzler, John Finlayson, Pam Meier, James Nutt, Dan Ogiba, Matt Perry, Dick Sandberg and Ami Thompson
Committee Clerk: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2615
Roll Call Vote
Approval of Actions from the February 2, 2012, meeting
Approval of the Agenda
Petitions and Communications

Public Hearings

Introduction to the Public Hearing
1.   3702 40th St W (BZZ-5458, Ward: 13) (Janelle Widmeier) (Staff Report)
Variance: Application by Andrew Gillum for a variance to reduce the front yard requirement adjacent to Drew Ave S to allow a second story addition, a bay window, an awning, an open porch, an egress window well, and a deck for a single-family dwelling located at the property of 3702 40th St W.
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 to reduce the front yard requirement adjacent to Drew Ave S to allow a second story addition, a bay window, an awning, an open porch, an egress window well, and a deck for a single-family dwelling located at the property of 3702 40th St W, subject to the following conditions:
1.       Department of Community Planning and Economic Development—Planning Division staff review and approval of the final site plan, building plans and elevations. 
2.       The applicant shall obtain all necessary approvals and permits prior to construction.
2.   2305 52nd St W (BZZ-5466, Ward: 13) (Becca Farrar) (Staff Report)
Variance: Application by Mackey Malin Architects, on behalf of Joseph Schroeder and Karen Amesbury, for a variance to allow for development within a steep slope.  The applicant proposes to expand the existing tuck-under garage located on the east elevation of the single-family home along Penn Avenue South by 235 square feet as well as construct a two-story addition above the expanded garage totaling approximately 960 square feet on the property at 2305 52nd Street West.  The property is zoned R1 (Single-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 an expansion of the existing tuck-under garage located on the east elevation of the single-family home by 235 square feet as well as a two-story addition located above the expanded garage totaling approximately 960 square feet on property located within a steep slope in the SH Overlay District at 2305 52nd St W subject to the following condition of approval:
1.       The exterior of the addition shall be wood siding and shall match the wood finish on the existing structure. 
3.   1466 W Minnehaha Pkwy (BZZ-5468, Ward: 13) (Becca Farrar) (Staff Report)
Variance: Application by Albertsson Hansen Architecture, on behalf of Bill Hefner & Julie Rohovit, for a variance to allow for an expansion of the existing single-family home within the reverse corner side yard setback requirement along Humboldt Ave S. The applicant proposes to construct a two-story addition, relocate the principal entry, and construct a new porch on the east elevation of the structure that requires a variance from approximately 29 feet to approximately 16 feet, 5 inches at the closest point for the property located at 1466 W Minnehaha Parkway. The property is zoned R1 (Single-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 reduction in the reverse corner side yard setback requirement along the east property line from approximately 29 feet to approximately 16 feet, 5 inches in order to construct a two-story addition, relocate the principal entry, and construct a new porch on the property located at 1466 West Minnehaha Parkway subject to the following conditions of approval
1.       The exterior of the additions shall be cement board panels and trim.
2.       The egress window shall conform to the permitted obstruction criteria as noted in Table 535-1 of the Zoning Code.
3.       The proposed kitchenette noted on the basement floor plan may include a sink but shall not include any appliances.

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
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