Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda

 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
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

Call to Order

 
Roll Call Vote
Approval of Actions from the June 28, 2012, meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Petitions and Communications

Public Hearings

 
Introduction to the Public Hearing
 
Public Hearing
1.  4808 Fremont Avenue South (BZZ #5544, Ward: 13) (Smoley) (Staff Report)
Variance: Loni Strassman has applied for a variance to increase the maximum height from 2.5 stories to 3 stories to construct a single family residence in the R1 Single Family District located at 4808 Fremont Avenue South.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to increase the maximum allowed height of a single-family dwelling from 2.5 stories to 3 stories (includes the basement level) for the property located at 4808 Fremont Avenue South, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Receive Public Works approval of the proposed curb cut closure and installation.
  2. Retaining walls that do not retain the natural grade of the land must meet the Zoning Code’s maximum fence height limitations.
  3. The proposed residence shall not exceed 24 feet 6 inches in height, as is currently proposed.
  4. By ordinance, approvals are valid for a period of one year from the date of the decisions unless required permits are obtained and the action approval is substantially begun and proceeds in a continuous basis toward completion. Upon written request and for good cause, the planning director may grant up to a one year extension if the request is made in writing no later than July 12, 2013
  5. CPED-Planning Staff shall review and approve the final plans and elevations prior to building permit issuance.
2.  4452 Vincent Avenue South (BZZ #5614, Ward: 13) (Sether) (Staff Report)
A. Variance: Seth Paradis has applied for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along 45th Street West from 20 feet to approximately 11 feet 6 inches to allow for the construction of a new addition and tuck-under garage and from 20 feet to approximately 7 feet 7 inches for a covered roof-top deck for an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 4452 Vincent Avenue South in the R1A Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment continue the variance to reduce the front yard setback along 45th St W from 20 feet to approximately 11 feet 6 inches to allow for the construction of a new addition and tuck-under garage and from 20 feet to approximately 7 feet 7 inches for a covered roof-top deck for the property located at 4452 Vincent Avenue South in the R1A Single-Family District, one-cycle, to the July 26, 2012, public hearing.
B. Variance: Seth Paradis has applied for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along 45th Street West from 20 feet to approximately 14 feet 8 inches to allow for a new open front porch for an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 4452 Vincent Avenue South in the R1A Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment continue the variance to reduce the front yard setback along 45th Street West from 20 feet to approximately 14 feet 8 inches to allow for a new open front porch for the property located at 4452 Vincent Avenue South in the R1A Single-Family District, one-cycle, to the July 26, 2012, public hearing
3.  3115 46th Street West (BZZ #5615, Ward: 13) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Renalie Bailey, on behalf of Thomas Bailey, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along 46th Street West from 20 feet to approximately 0 feet to allow for a half-story addition to an existing single-family dwelling located at 3115 46th Street West in the R1A Single-Family District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along 46th Street West from 20 feet to approximately 0 feet to allow for a half-story addition to an existing single-family dwelling located at 3115 46th Street West in the R1A Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by July 12, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
4.  2429 Franklin Avenue East (BZZ #5571, Ward: 2) (Sether) (Staff Report)
A. Variance: Thomas Rapson of Rapson Architects, on behalf of KAAH Express, has applied for a variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback to allow for a building addition to an existing commercial building located at 2429 Franklin Avenue East in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment continue the variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback to allow for a building addition to an existing commercial building for the property located at 2429 Franklin Avenue East in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District one-cycle, to the July 26, 2012, public hearing.
B. Variance: Thomas Rapson of Rapson Architects, on behalf of KAAH Express, has applied for a variance to reduce the required off-street parking from 4 spaces to 3 spaces for the building located at 2429 Franklin Avenue East in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and continue the variance to reduce the required off-street parking from 4 spaces to 3 spaces for the property located at 2429 Franklin Avenue East in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District one-cycle, to the July 26, 2012, public hearing.
5.  2717 32nd Street East (BZZ #5620, Ward: 9) (Sether) (Staff Report)
A. Variance: Kiran Kavati has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 5,000 square feet to 4,514 square feet (9.72%) to allow for the construction of a new four-unit, multiple-family dwelling for the property located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple-Family District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and deny the variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 5,000 square feet to 4,514 square feet (9.72%) to allow for the construction of a new four-unit, multiple-family dwelling and in lieu of approve the variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 5,000 square feet to 4,514 square feet (9.72%) to allow for the construction of a three-unit multiple family dwelling located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by July 12, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance
B. Variance: Kiran Kavati has applied for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along 32nd Street East from 15 feet to 0 feet to allow for the construction of a new four-unit, multiple-family dwelling for the property located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple-Family District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback along 32nd Street East from 15 feet to 0 feet to allow for the construction of a new three-unit, multiple-family dwelling located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by July 12, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance
C. Variance: Kiran Kavati has applied for a variance to reduce the west interior side yard from 7 feet to 0 feet to allow for the construction of a new four-unit, multiple-family dwelling for the property located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple-Family District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to reduce the west interior side yard from 7 feet to 5 feet to allow for the construction of a new three-unit, multiple-family dwelling located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by July 12, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance
D. Variance: Kiran Kavati has applied for a variance to reduce the east interior side yard from 7 feet to 5 feet to allow for the construction of a new four-unit, multiple-family dwelling for the property located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple-Family District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback from 7 feet to 5 feet to allow for the construction of a new three-unit, multiple-family dwelling located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by July 12, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance
E. Variance: Kiran Kavati has applied for a variance to increase the maximum gross floor area of a detached accessory structure from 676 square feet to 772 square feet to allow for the construction of a new four-unit, multiple-family dwelling for the property located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple-Family District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and deny the variance to increase the maximum gross floor area of a detached accessory structure from 676 square feet to 772 square feet to allow for the construction of a new three-unit, multiple-family dwelling located at 2717 32nd Street East in the R4 Multiple Family District
6.  121 Elmwood Place East (BZZ #5594, Ward: 11) (Sether) (Staff Report)
A. Variance: Jack Kelly has applied for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setback from 6 feet to approximately 1 foot to allow for a new detached garage accessory to an existing single-family dwelling located at 121 Elmwood Place East in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback from 6 feet to approximately 1 foot to allow for the construction of a new approximately 960 square foot detached garage accessory to an existing single-family dwelling located at 121 Elmwood Place East in the R1 Single-Family District, SH Shoreland Overlay District, and AP Airport Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. The exterior materials used for the accessory structure shall complement and be similar to the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property and have a minimum of 3 feet in height of brick at the base of the garage.
  2. The primary roof pitch of the garage is 10/12 and is a gable roof to match the pitch and roof type of the principal structure.
  3. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  4. All site improvements shall be completed by July 12, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance
B. Variance: Jack Kelly has applied for a variance to allow for an off-street parking area between the principal dwelling and the front lot line to allow for a new detached garage accessory to an existing single-family dwelling located at 121 Elmwood Place East in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to allow for a new accessory detached garage that is not located entirely to the rear of an existing single-family dwelling located at 121 Elmwood Place East in the R1 Single-Family District, SH Shoreland Overlay District, and AP Airport Overlay District subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1.  The exterior materials used for the accessory structure shall complement and be similar to the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property and have a minimum of 3 feet in height of brick at the base of the garage.
  2. The primary roof pitch of the garage is 10/12 and is a gable roof to match the pitch and roof type of the principal structure.
  3. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  4. All site improvements shall be completed by July 12, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
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