Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda

 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 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
Approval of Actions from the October 25, 2012, meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Petitions and Communications

Public Hearings

 
Introduction to the Public Hearing
 
Public Hearing
1.  3804 Chowen Avenue South (BZZ #5824, Ward: 13) (Steen) (Staff Report)
Variance: Bob Weiner and Paula Leaf have applied for a variance to reduce the required south interior side yard setback from 6 feet to 4.5 feet to permit a bay window for a single-family dwelling at 3804 Chowen Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
Staff Recommendation: 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 required south interior side yard setback from 6 feet to 4.5 feet to permit a bay window for a single-family dwelling at 3804 Chowen Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
2.   4913 Girard Avenue South (BZZ #5810, Ward: 13) (Sether) (Staff Report)
A. Variance: Paul Larson of House Lift, on behalf of James and Andrea Nader, has applied for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Girard Avenue South from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent neighbors from approximately 33 feet 9 inches to approximately 13 feet 6 inches to allow for a new tuck-under garage with a roof-top deck to an existing single-family dwelling located at 4913 Girard Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
Staff Recommendation: 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 required front yard setback along Girard Avenue South from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent neighbors from approximately 33 feet 9 inches to approximately 13 feet 6 inches to allow for a new tuck-under garage with a roof-top deck to an existing single-family dwelling for the property located at 4913 Girard Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. The exterior materials used for the accessory structure shall complement the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property.
  2. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  3. All site improvements shall be completed by November 8, 2014, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
B. Variance: Paul Larson of House Lift, on behalf of James and Andrea Nader, has applied for a variance to allow an attached, front-facing garage to project more than five feet beyond the habitable portion of the dwelling located at 4913 Girard Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
Staff Recommendation: 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 an attached, front-facing garage to project more than five feet beyond the habitable portion of the dwelling located at 4913 Girard Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. The exterior materials used for the accessory structure shall complement the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property.
  2. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.
  3. All site improvements shall be completed by November 8, 2014, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
3.  3821 Xerxes Avenue South (BZZ #5820, Ward: 13) (Sether) (Staff Report)
A. Variance: Curt Fretham, on behalf of Steven and Paul McCaa, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement for Parcel A from 6,000 square feet to approximately 5,721 square feet to allow for the future construction of a new single-family dwelling located at 3821 Xerxes Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement for Parcel A from 6,000 square feet to approximately 5,721 square feet to allow for the future construction of a new single-family dwelling located at 3821 Xerxes Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
B. Variance: Curt Fretham, on behalf of Steven and Paul McCaa, has applied a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement for Parcel B from 6,000 square feet to approximately 5,725 square feet to allow for the future construction of a new single-family dwelling located at 3821 Xerxes Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement for Parcel B from 6,000 square feet to approximately 5,725 square feet to allow for the future construction of a new single-family dwelling located at 3821 Xerxes Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
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Last updated Nov 1, 2012