Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2013
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 December 13, 2012, meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Petitions and Communications

Public Hearings

 
Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1.   811 4th Street Southeast (BZZ #5895, Ward 3) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Greg Ottum of Master Properties Minnesota, LLC, on behalf of Savant Properties II, LLC, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement from 17 to 14 spaces to allow for a new coffee shop in an existing mixed-use building located at 811 4th Street Southeast in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and UA University Area Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement from 17 to 14 spaces to allow for a new coffee shop in an existing mixed-use building located at 811 4th Street Southeast in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District and UA University Area Overlay 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.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by January 17, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
2.   17 East 24th Street (BZZ #5787, Ward 6) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Paul Gates Architect, on behalf of Simpson Housing Services, has applied for a variance to reduce the required south interior side yard setback from 9 feet to approximately 1 foot 4 inches to allow for a new trash enclosure to an existing multiple-family dwelling located at 17 East 24th Street in the R4 Multiple-Family District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment continue the application for the variance to reduce the south interior side yard setback from 9 feet to approximately 1 foot 4 inches to allow for a new trash enclosure accessory to an existing multiple-family dwelling located at 17 East 24th Street in the R4 Multiple-Family District one-cycle to the January 31, 2013, Board of Adjustment public hearing.
3.   2912 3rd Avenue South (BZZ #5896, Ward 6) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Karen Gjerstad, on behalf of Joseph Olson, Robert Lilligren and Donald Ross, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement from 4 to 3 spaces to allow for the conversion from a three-unit multiple family dwelling to a four-unit multiple family dwelling within the existing building located at 2912 3rd Avenue South in the OR2 High-Density Office Residence District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and approve the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement from 4 to 3 spaces to allow for the conversion from a three-unit multiple family dwelling to a four-unit multiple family dwelling within the existing building located at 2912 3rd Avenue South in the OR2 High-Density Office Residence 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.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by January 17, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
Nomination of the 2013 Board of Adjustment slate of officers.
New Business
Adjournment
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Last updated Jan. 9, 2013