Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 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
 
Call to Order
 
Roll Call Vote
Approval of Actions from the November 21, 2013, meeting.
Approval of Agenda
Petitions and Communications
 
Public Hearings
Introduction to the Public Hearing
Public Hearing
1.   1012 29th Ave N and 2900 Dupont Ave N (BZZ #6356 Ward 3) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report, written material, plans and photos.
Variance: Mahin Hamilton, of Urban Homeworks, Inc., has applied for a variance to allow for a new detached accessory structure (garage) not located entirely to the rear of the principal dwelling for the properties located at 1012 29th Ave N and 2900 Dupont Ave N in the R2B Two-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 allow for a new detached accessory structure (garage) not located entirely to the rear of the principal dwelling for the properties located at 1012 29th Ave N and 2900 Dupont Ave N in the R2B Two-Family District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by December 12, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
  3. The exterior materials of the proposed garage shall match the existing dwelling.
  4. The detached garage shall have windows and a dormer with windows, consistent with the existing dwelling.
  5. The detached garage shall be accessed via curb cut along 29th Ave N.
  6. The remaining curb cuts not accessed via driveway shall be closed with a permit issued by the Department of Public Works.
2.   2931-2937 Bloomington Ave (BZZ #6321, Ward 9) (Brad Ellis)
Staff report, findings, plans and photos.
A. Variance: Brad Goering, on behalf of Sherman Associates, has applied for a variance to reduce the required front yard from fifteen (15) feet to nine (9) feet for the front building wall and to (0) feet for a patio for a new two-family dwelling in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial district for the property located at 2931-2937 Bloomington Ave.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and approve the variance to reduce the required front yard to reduce the required front yard from fifteen (15) feet to nine (9) feet for the front building wall and to (0) feet for a patio to allow for the construction of a new two-family dwelling with accessory commercial parking located at 2931-2937 Bloomington in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District.
B. Variance: Brad Goering, on behalf of Sherman Associates, has applied for a variance to increase the maximum number of vehicles permitted to be parked outdoors for a residential use from four (4) to eight (8) for the property located at 2931-2937 Bloomington Ave.
Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and approve the variance to increase the maximum number of vehicles permitted to be parked outdoors for a residential use from four (4) to eight (8) to allow for the construction of a new two-family dwelling with accessory commercial parking located at 2931-2937 Bloomington in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District, subject to the following condition:
  1. The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development and any other applicable City departments review and approve the final site and landscape plans.
3.   1612 26th St W (BZZ #6363 Ward 10) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report, written materials, plans and photos.
Variance: Mark Nelson of David Heide Design Studio, on behalf of John Thompson and Anne Viviano has applied for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along 26th St W from approximately 42 feet to 14 feet 9 inches to allow for the construction of a new enclosed porch accessory to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 1612 26th St W 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 front yard setback along 26th St W from approximately 42 feet to 14 feet 9 inches to allow for the construction of a new enclosed porch accessory to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 1612 26th St W in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by December 12, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
4.   2622 49th St W (BZZ #6341, Ward 13) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report, written materials, plans and photos.
Variance: Tim Smith and Toni Hansen have applied for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Thomas Ave S from approximately 28 feet to approximately 19 feet to allow for a remodel and addition to the rear of an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 2622 49th St W 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 Thomas Ave S from approximately 28 feet to approximately 19 feet to allow for a remodel and addition to the rear of an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 2622 49th St W in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by December 12, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
  3. The exterior materials used for the addition shall be of a durable material and shall complement the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property.
  4. Windows shall comply with section 535.80(c) of the zoning code.
5.   1901 East River Parkway (BZZ #6350, Ward 2) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report, written material, plans and photos.
A. Variance: Jonathan Query, on behalf of David Foster and Sarah Stoesz, has applied for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Seymour Ave SE from approximately 25 feet to approximately 11 feet 7 inches to allow for a remodel and second story addition to the dwelling located at 1901 East River Parkway in the R1 Single-Family District, MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District, SH Shoreland Overlay 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 required front yard setback along Seymour Ave SE from approximately 25 feet to approximately 11 feet 7 inches to allow for a remodel and second story addition to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 1901 East River Parkway in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by December 12, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
  3. The exterior materials used for the addition shall be of a durable material and shall complement the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property.
  4. Windows shall comply with section 535.80(c) of the zoning code.
B. Variance: Jonathan Query, on behalf of David Foster and Sarah Stoesz, has applied for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Seymour Ave SE from approximately 25 feet to approximately 7 feet 9 inches to allow for a new roof-top deck for the property located at 1901 East River Parkway in the R1 Single-Family District, MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District, SH Shoreland Overlay 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 required front yard setback along Seymour Ave SE from approximately 25 feet to approximately 7 feet 9 inches to allow for a new roof-top deck to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 1901 East River Parkway in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by December 12, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
C. Variance: Jonathan Query, on behalf of David Foster and Sarah Stoesz, has applied for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback along Seymour Ave SE from approximately 25 feet to approximately 5 feet to allow for a rain barrel for the property located at 1901 East River Parkway in the R1 Single-Family District, MR Mississippi River Critical Area Overlay District, SH Shoreland Overlay 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 required front yard setback along Seymour Ave SE from 25 feet to approximately 5 feet to allow for a rain barrel to an existing single-family dwelling on a reverse corner lot located at 1901 East River Parkway in the R1 Single-Family District and SH Shoreland Overlay District, subject to the following conditions of approval:
  1. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be completed by December 12, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
6.   401 7th Ave SE (BZZ #6353, Ward 3) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report and map.
Variance: Jaret Giesbrecht has applied for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along 4th St SE from approximately 32 feet 5 inches to approximately 14 feet to allow for air conditioning equipment accessory to an existing two-family dwelling located on a reverse corner lot at 401 7th Ave SE in the R2B Two-Family 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 continue the variance application to reduce the front yard setback along 4th St SE from approximately 32 feet 5 inches to approximately 14 feet to allow for air conditioning equipment accessory to an existing two-family dwelling located on a reverse corner lot at 401 7th Ave SE in the R2B Two-Family District and UA University Area Overlay District one-cycle to the first Board of Adjustment meeting of 2014, tentatively scheduled for January 9, 2014.
 
For Discussion
Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment
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Last updated Dec. 5, 2013