Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Actions
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 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: Fatima Porter, 612.673.3153
 
Board members absent:Sean Cahill and Dan Ogiba
The meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m.
Minutes were approved for the meeting held on November 7, 2013
 
Public Hearings
 
Introduction to the Public Hearing
 
Public Hearing
1.   221 48th St E (BZZ #6308, Ward 8) (Shanna Sether)
A. Variance: Richard Forster of Minneapolis Garage Builders, LLC, on behalf of Jeff Sundem, has applied for a variance to reduce the required south interior side yard setback from 5 feet to 1 foot for the construction of a new detached garage accessory to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 221 48th St E in the R1A Single-Family District and AP Airport Overlay District.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the minimum south interior side yard setbacks from 5 feet to 1 foot to allow for a new detached garage accessory to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 122 48th St W in the R1A Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. The exterior materials of the proposed garage shall be wood or smart-board, 4-inch siding to 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 November 21, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
B. Variance: Richard Forster of Minneapolis Garage Builders, LLC, on behalf of Jeff Sundem, has applied for a variance to reduce the required west interior side yard setback from 5 feet to 1 foot for the construction of a new detached garage accessory to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 221 48th St E in the R1A Single-Family District and AP Airport Overlay District.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the minimum west interior side yard setbacks from 5 feet to 1 foot to allow for a new detached garage accessory to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 122 48th St W in the R1A Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. The exterior materials of the proposed garage shall be wood or smart-board, 4-inch siding to 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 November 21, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
Approved on Consent
      2.1209-11 25th Ave N (BZZ #6279, Ward 5) (Shanna Sether)
A. Variance: John Fena has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement from 5,000 square feet to approximately 3,870 square feet to allow for the re-establishment of an existing two-family dwelling located at 1209-11 25th Ave N in the R2B Two-Family District.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement from 5,000 square feet to approximately 3,870 square feet to allow for the re-establishment of an existing two-family dwelling located at 1209-11 25th Ave N in the R2B Two-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by November 21, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
B. Variance: John Fena has applied for a variance to reduce the required off-street parking requirement from two spaces to one space for the property located at 1209-11 25th Ave N in the R2B Two-Family District.
Action: The Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings and approved the variance to reduce the minimum off-street parking requirement from two spaces to one space to allow for the re-establishment of an existing two-family dwelling located at 1209-11 25th Ave N in the R2B Two-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2.  All site improvements shall be completed by November 21, 2015, 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 4:35 p.m.
The next Board of Adjustment meeting: December 12, 2013
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