Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Actions

 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 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
The meeting was called to order at 4:32 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on October 11, 2012

Public Hearings

Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1.  137 East 17th Street (BZZ #5801, Ward: 6) (Hanauer)
A. Variance: Gary Brummer has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 10,500 square feet to 9,600 square feet (9.4%) to increase the number of dwelling units from 32 to 35 located within the existing apartment building at 137 East 17th Street.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 10,500 square feet to 9,600 square feet (9.4%) to increase the number of dwelling units from 32 to 35 located within the existing apartment building at 137 17th Street East, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, floor and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by October 25, 2014, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
Approved on Consent
B. Variance: Gary Brummer has applied for a variance to reduce the required number of off-street parking spaces from 3 spaces to 0 spaces, with 32 off-street parking spaces grandfathered at 137 East 17th Street.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the required number of off-street parking spaces from 3 spaces to 0 spaces, with 32 off-street parking spaces grandfathered at 137 East 17th Street, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, floor and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  2. Bicycle racks shall be provided to accommodate no fewer than eight (8) bicycles on the property and shall meet the minimum requirements for short term bicycle parking. The bicycle parking may be located in the public right-of-way with permission of the city engineer.
Approved on Consent
2.  4944 Zenith Avenue South (BZZ #5795, Ward: 13) (Sether)
Variance: Laura Orfield-Skrivseth of Orfield Design & Construction, Inc., on behalf of Andrew and Beth Norine, has applied for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Zenith Avenue South from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent neighbors from approximately 28 feet 6 inches to approximately 23 feet 10 inches to allow for a second story addition to an existing single-family dwelling located at 4944 Zenith Avenue South in the R2B Two-Family District
Action:: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Zenith Avenue South from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent neighbors from approximately 28 feet 6 inches to approximately 23 feet 10 inches to allow for a second story addition to an existing single-family dwelling located at 4944 Zenith Avenue South in the R2B Two-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 October 25, 2014, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
Approved on Consent

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 4:41 p.m.
The next Board of Adjustment meeting: November 8, 2012
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Last updated Oct 26, 2012

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