Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Actions

See agenda for this meeting.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

4:30 p.m., Room 317 City Hall

Board Membership: Mr. Matt Ditzler, Mr. John Finlayson, Mr. Paul Gates, Mr. Chris Koch,
Ms. Marissa Lasky, Mr. Bruce Manning, Mr. Matt Perry, and Mr. Dick Sandberg

Committee Clerk: Cindy Phillips

Board Members Absent: Mr. Koch

The meeting was called to order at 4:45 p.m.

The Minutes approved for the meeting held on October 16, 2008

The Consent Agenda was approved for the following item(s): None

Item(s) recommended for continuance: Item #2

PUBLIC HEARING

To Be Heard: Continued from September 18th:

1. 5912 Girard Avenue South (BZZ-4141, Ward 13) :

staff report

Dan Radunz has filed an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision that the proposed structure

  1. exceeds the maximum height regulation, and
  2. the front elevation does not comply with the minimum 15% window requirement

for a dwelling at 5912 Girard Avenue South in the R1 Single Family Residential District.

CPED Department Planning Division Recommendation by Mr. Clarksen:

Mr. Ditzler moved and Mr. Perry seconded the motion to adopt staff recommendation and deny the appeal of the decision of the Zoning Administrator that the proposed structure at 5912 Girard Avenue South 1) exceeds the maximum height regulation resulting in a 3 story dwelling, and 2) the front elevation does not comply with the minimum 15% window requirement for a proposed single family home at 5912 Girard Avenue South in the R1 Single Family Residential District.

Roll Call Vote:

Yeas: Ditzler, Perry and Sandberg

Nays: Gates, Finlayson, Lasky and Manning

Recused:

Absent: Koch

That motion failed.

Notwithstanding staff recommendation, Mr. Finalyson moved to grant the applicants request and approve the appeal of the decision of the Zoning Administrator that the proposed structure at 5912 Girard Avenue South 1) exceeds the maximum height regulation resulting in a 3 story dwelling, and 2) the front elevation does not comply with the minimum 15% window requirement for a proposed single family home at 5912 Girard Avenue South in the R1 Single Family Residential District.

There was no second to that motion and no vote.

This item will be continued to the November 20th Board of Adjustment meeting.

To Be Heard:

2. 1117 Spring Street Northeast (BZZ-4174, Ward 3) :

staff report

Dan Radunz has filed an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision that the proposed structure

Scot Pekarek has applied for a certificate of nonconforming use to legally establish a two family dwelling at 1117 Spring Street Northeast in the R1A Single Family District.

CPED Department Planning Division Recommendation by Mr. Steen:

Mr. Finlayson moved and Ms. Lasky seconded the motion to uphold staff recommendation and approve the Certificate of Nonconforming Use to legally establish a two-family dwelling at 1117 Spring Street NE in the R1A Single-Family District.

Roll Call Vote:

Yeas: Ditzler, Finlayson, Lasky Perry and Sandberg

Nays:

Recused:

Absent: Koch, and Manning

3. 2609 Fremont Avenue South (BZZ-4176, Ward 10) :

staff report

Dan Radunz has filed an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision that the proposed structure

Nate Morris, on behalf of Laurence Reardon, has filed an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision that the existing structure at 2609 Fremont Avenue South is not a lawfully established 16 unit multiple family dwelling.

CPED Department Planning Division Recommendation by Mr. Clarksen:

This item has been withdrawn by the applicant.

4. 4839 Bryant Avenue South (BZZ-4227, Ward 13) :

staff report

Dan Radunz has filed an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision that the proposed structure

Carolyn Moore has filed an appeal of the decision of the Zoning Administrator that property at 4839 Bryant Avenue South is in violation of the Minneapolis Zoning Ordinances Chapter 546 Table 1, as it has been determined by the Zoning Administrator that the current use of the property is substantially similar to a hotel/motel or bed and breakfast, which is prohibited in the R1 zoning district and not a single family dwelling as the appellant asserts.

CPED Department Planning Division Recommendation by Mr. Steen:

This item was recommended for continuance by the Zoning Administrator. Mr. Ditzler moved and Mr. Perry seconded the motion to continue one cycle to the November 20th Board of Adjustment meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

5. 4323 Dupont Avenue South (BZZ-4204, Ward 13) :

staff report

Dan Radunz has filed an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision that the proposed structure

Jane Hallas has applied for a variance to increase the height of a fence in the interior side yard from 6 feet to 8 feet at 4323 Dupont Avenue South in the R1A, Single-Family District and SH, Shoreland Overlay District.

CPED Department Planning Division Recommendation by Mr. Hanauer:

Mr. Perry moved and Mr. Finlayson seconded the motion to uphold staff recommendation and deny the variance to increase the height of the fence at 4323 Dupont Avenue South in the R1A/Single-Family District and SH/Shoreland Overlay District.

Roll Call Vote:

Yeas: Finlayson, Perry and Sandberg

Nays: Lasky

Recused:

Absent: Ditzler, Koch, and Manning

For Discussion

There are no discussion-only items for this agenda.

Adjournment:

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