Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda

 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
Board Membership: Sean Cahill, Matt Ditzler, John Finlayson, Eric Johannessen, Dan Ogiba, Matt Perry, Dick Sandberg, and Ami Thompson
Committee Clerk: Julie Biesemeier, 612.673.3965

Call to Order

Roll Call Vote
Approval of Actions from the July 11, 2013, meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Petitions and Communications

Public Hearings

Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1.   4272 Queen Ave S (BZZ #6130, Ward 13) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report
Variance: Application by Rod Helm, on behalf of Mark Tilton, for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Queen Ave S from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent structures from approximately 64 feet 8 inches to approximately 52 feet 6 inches to allow for a second story addition and to approximately 46 feet 6 inches a new open front porch to an existing single-family dwelling located at 4272 Queen Ave S 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 reduce the required front yard setback along Queen Ave S from the setback established by connecting a line between the two adjacent structures from approximately 64 feet 8 inches to approximately 52 feet 6 inches to allow for a second story addition and to approximately 46 feet 6 inches a new open front porch to an existing single-family dwelling located at 4272 Queen Ave S in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
1.     The exterior materials of the addition shall match the existing dwelling.
2.     Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
3.     All site improvements shall be completed by July 25, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
 2.   2905 Brookwood Terrace (BZZ #6134, Ward 13) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report
A. Variance: Application by Al Theisen, on behalf of Aaron Youngdahl, for a variance to reduce the minimum south interior side yard setback from 6 feet to approximately 3 feet to allow for an addition to the existing attached garage located at 2905 Brookwood Terrace 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 a new in-ground swimming pool with apron and fence and the repair and/or replacement of an existing retaining wall accessory to an existing single-family dwelling located at 1616 Mount Curve Avenue in the R2 Two-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 2, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
B. Variance: Application by Al Theisen, on behalf of Aaron Youngdahl, for a variance to allow for development within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope or bluff in the SH Shoreland Overlay District located at 2905 Brookwood Terrace 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 a new in-ground swimming pool with apron and fence and the repair and/or replacement of an existing retaining wall accessory to an existing single-family dwelling located at 1616 Mount Curve Avenue in the R2 Two-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
1.     The proposed addition shall comply with the minimum window requirements per 535.90(c) of the zoning code.
2.     Approval of the final site plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
3.     All site improvements shall be completed by May 2, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
 3. 1100 Marquette Ave (BZZ #6132, Ward 7) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report
A. Variance: Application by Frank Hickey of Signia Design, Inc., on behalf of Minnesota Orchestral Association, LLC, for a variance to allow for more than one freestanding sign on a zoning lot to allow for two new monument signs located at Orchestra Hall - 1100 Marquette Ave in the B4S-2 Downtown Service District, NM Nicollet Mall Overlay District, DP Downtown Parking Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and deny the variance to allow for more than one freestanding sign on a zoning lot accessory Orchestra Hall, an indoor theater located at 1100 Marquette Ave in the B4S-2 Downtown Service District, NM Nicollet Mall Overlay District, DP Downtown Parking Overlay District.
B. Variance: Application by Frank Hickey of Signia Design, Inc., on behalf of Minnesota Orchestral Association, LLC, for a variance to increase the maximum height of two new monument signs from 8 feet to approximately 10 feet 4 inches located at Orchestra Hall - 1100 Marquette Ave in the B4S-2 Downtown Service District, NM Nicollet Mall Overlay District, DP Downtown Parking Overlay District.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt staff findings and deny the variance to increase the maximum height of two new monument signs from 8 feet to approximately 10 feet 4 inches accessory Orchestra Hall, an indoor theater located at 1100 Marquette Ave in the B4S-2 Downtown Service District, NM Nicollet Mall Overlay District, DP Downtown Parking Overlay District.
4.   2514 Thomas Ave S (BZZ #6135, Ward 7) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report
A. Variance: Application by Benjamin Lockhart for a variance to reduce the minimum south interior side yard setback from 5 feet to approximately 1 foot 2 inches to allow for a rear two and a half story addition to an existing dwelling located at 2514 Thomas Ave S in the R1A 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 reduce the minimum south interior side yard setback from 5 feet to approximately 1 foot 2 inches to allow for a rear two and a half story addition to an existing dwelling located at 2514 Thomas Ave S in the R1A Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
1.     The exterior materials of the addition shall match the existing dwelling.
2.     Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
3.     All site improvements shall be completed by July 25, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
5.   4843 35th Ave S (BZZ #6106, Ward 12) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report
A. Variance: Application by Robert LeVasseur for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along 35th Ave S from the setback established by connecting a line between the front of the homes on the two adjacent properties from approximately 29 feet to approximately 23 feet 7 inches to allow for a second story addition over the existing first floor for the property located at 4843 35th Ave S 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 reduce the required front yard setback along 35th Ave S from the setback established by connecting a line between the front of the homes on the two adjacent properties from approximately 28 feet to approximately 23 feet 7 inches to allow for a second story addition over the existing first floor for the property located at 4843 35th Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
1.     The exterior materials of the addition shall match the existing dwelling.
2.     Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
3.     All site improvements shall be completed by July 25, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
B. Variance: Application by Robert LeVasseur for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along 35th Ave S from approximately 29 feet to approximately 5 feet to allow for a ground level patio for the property located at 4843 35th Ave S 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 deny the variance to reduce the required front yard setback along 35th Ave S from approximately 28 feet to approximately 5 feet to allow for a ground level patio for the property located at 4843 35th Ave S in the R1 Single-Family District.
C. Variance: Application by Robert LeVasseur for a variance to increase the permitted width of a walkway in the required front yard setback along 35th Ave S from four feet to six feet for the property located at 4843 35th Ave S 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 deny the variance to increase the permitted width of a walkway in the required front yard setback along 35th Ave S from four feet to six feet for the property located at 4843 35th Ave S in the R1 Single-Family District.
For Discussion
Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
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Last updated Jul 18, 2013