Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda 

Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013
Room 317, City Hall, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
Board Membership: Sean Cahill, Matt Ditzler, John Finlayson, Eric Johannessen, Pam Meier, 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 May 2, 2013, meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Petitions and Communications

Public Hearings

 
Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1.   101 32nd Street East (BZZ #6019, Ward 10) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Eric Vagle of Minnesota Teen Challenge has applied for a variance of the specific development standards for a community residential facility which permits on-site services for residents of the facility only, except where part of a regimen of scheduled post-residential treatment. Minnesota Teen Challenge is proposing to allow for on-site outpatient chemical dependency treatment services to clients who have not completed a residential treatment program located at 101 32nd Street East in the R5 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 of the specific development standards to allow for a community residential facility providing on-site, outpatient chemical dependency treatment services to clients who have not completed a residential treatment program located at 101 32nd Street East in the R5 Multiple Family District one-cycle to the June 6, 2013, Board of Adjustment public hearing
2.   5021 Ewing Avenue South (BZZ #6034, Ward 13) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Pat Mackey of Mackey Malin Architects, on behalf of Tim and Josie Walton, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along Ewing Avenue South from approximately 29 feet 2 inches to approximately 21 feet 4 inches to allow for a new open front porch on an existing single-family dwelling located at 5021 Ewing Avenue South in the R1A Single-Family 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 front yard setback along Ewing Avenue South from approximately 29 feet 2 inches to approximately 21 feet 4 inches to allow for a new open front porch on an existing single-family dwelling located at 5021 Ewing Avenue in the R1A Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. The handrails shall not exceed 3 feet in height or be more than 50 percent opaque.
  2. The finish of the porch shall match the finish of the dwelling or the trim on the dwelling.
  3. Raw or unfinished lumber shall not be permitted on an open front porch.
  4. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  5. All site improvements shall be completed by May 23, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
3.   4210 Fremont Avenue South (BZZ #6039, Ward 13) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Tyler Hillger of Tea2 Architects, on behalf of Jay and Sharon Berlin, has applied for a variance to allow for development on and within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope to allow for rear additions, including a new attached garage with roof-top deck, ground-level patio, stairs, retaining walls, driveway, and egress windows accessory to an existing single-family dwelling located at 4210 Fremont Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland 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 allow for development on and within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope to allow for rear additions, including a new attached garage with roof-top deck, ground-level patio, stairs, retaining walls, driveway and egress windows accessory to an existing single-family dwelling located at 4210 Fremont Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by May 23, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
4.   3835 Thomas Avenue South (BZZ #6018, Ward 13) (Vrchota) (Staff Report)
Variance: Tim Brandvold has applied for a variance to reduce the required interior side yard setback along the north side lot line from 6 feet to 1 foot to allow for the construction of a new detached accessory structure for the property located at 3835 Thomas Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family Residence District/SH Shoreland 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 required interior side yard setback along the north side lot line from 6 feet to 1 foot to allow for the construction of a new detached accessory structure for the property located at 3835 Thomas Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family Residence District/SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The applicant shall apply to obtain necessary approvals for administrative site plan review.
  2. CPED staff review and approve the final site plan, building plans, and elevations. 
  3. All site improvements shall be completed by May 23, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
5.   2925 Sunset Boulevard (BZZ #6028, Ward 7) (Sether) (Staff Report)
Variance: Brian Reinstra and Kathy Ferrey have applied for a variance to increase the maximum height of a fence from 3 feet to 8 feet in the required front yard setback and from 6 feet to 8 feet in the required interior and rear yard setbacks for the property located at 2925 Sunset Boulevard in the R1 Single-Family 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 increase the maximum height of a fence from 3 feet to 8 feet in the required front yard setback and from 6 feet to 8 feet in the required interior and rear yard setbacks for the property located at 2925 Sunset Boulevard in the R1 Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site plan by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. Installation of the fence shall be completed by May 23, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the approval may be revoked for non-compliance.

For Discussion

Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
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Last updated May 15, 2013