Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

June 8, 2006

9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present: Council Members Schiff, Goodman, Samuels,
Gordon, Colvin Roy (quorum 4)

Committee Member Absent: Council Member Remington

Council Committee Coordinator: Tina Sanz (612) 673-2296

Public Hearings

1. Infinite Developers, Inc. (813 21st St E):

Appeal filed by Jerone Mitchell, of Infinite Developers, Inc. from the decision of the Board of Adjustment, denying applications for: a) variance to reduce the east interior side yard setback from 7 to 6 feet; and b) variance to reduce the west interior side yard setback from 7 to 6 feet, both to allow for a new four-dwelling unit, multi-family structure (Ward 6).

Action Taken: Postponed to 6/22/06 (public hearing continued).

2. Gregory Langford (2624 1st Ave S):

Appeal filed by Paul and Nancy Railsback from the decision of the Board of Adjustment, approving applications by Gregory Langford for: a) variance to reduce the required north side yard setback to 3 feet; b) variance to reduce the required south side yard setback to 3 feet; c) variance to reduce the minimum lot area from 5,000 to 3,756 square feet; and d) variance to reduce the minimum lot width from 40 to 29 feet, 8 inches, all to allow a new three-dwelling unit multi-family structure (Ward 6).

Action Taken: Appeal granted; Direction to staff to draft Findings in support of Committee’s decision.

3. Steve Leventhal (2409 Colfax Ave S):

Appeal filed by the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association from the decision of the Board of Adjustment, approving an application by Steve Leventhal for a nonconforming use certificate to legalize an existing triplex (Ward 10).

Action Taken: Appeal denied.

4. Dan Radunz (Radunz Residence, 5912 Girard Ave S):

Appeal filed from decision of the Planning Commission denying applications for a) conditional use permit to locate development within 50 feet of any protected water (wetland) and to allow development within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope; & b) variance to permit development in the Shoreland Overlay District within 50 feet of a protected water and within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope (Ward 13) (Z&P Action 4/06/06: Postponed until 6/08/06-Public hearing continued).

Action Taken: Appeal granted with the amended drawings, as recommended for approval by staff in the 6/8/06 report, subject to the following conditions: a) Submittal of final plans for the single-family home that meets the 2 ½ story or 35 foot height limitation as defined by the Zoning Code as well as the design standards in Section 530.280 of the Zoning Code; b) Pervious pavers must be utilized for the driveway and for the turnaround; c) The turnaround adjacent to the south lot line shall be adjusted to provide a 5 foot buffer adjacent to the south lot line; d) Submittal of a grading and erosion control plan as required by Section 551.510 of the Zoning Code; e) Final plans must detail plantings on site, specifically adjacent to the wetland areas located on the south side of the site as required by Section 551.520 of the Zoning Code; f) Installation of a walkway connecting the principal entrance of the structure with the driveway or public sidewalk as applicable; g) The applicant shall designate a person who shall be responsible to ensure compliance with Section 551.510; and h) The principal structure shall be reduced to a width of 22 feet and the driveway, which shall be no more than 10 feet wide, shall be shifted to the north correspondingly.

Consent Items

5. St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (2304 Park Ave, 2222 and 2226 Oakland Ave)

Approve application to rezone 2304 Park Ave from OR2 to the OR3 district to utilize the existing building for a college expansion (Ward 6).

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Mississippi River Critical Area Plan

Approve draft 2006 Mississippi River Critical Area Plan (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 12).

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Minimum Lot Area Requirements for Residential Uses in the C1 District (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Approve ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 548, a portion of Table 548-4 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to the Zoning Code: Commercial Districts, to revise the minimum lot area requirements for residential uses in the C1 District.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Anne C. and Frank B. Semple House and Carriage House (100-104 Franklin Ave W):

Approve landmark designation of the Anne C. and Frank B. Semple House and Carriage House (Ward 6).

Action Taken: Approved.

9. West Broadway Alive! Master Plan

Authorize hiring SEH Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. for the West Broadway Alive! Master Plan: Authorization to use CDBG funding from the CPED-Planning budget and NRP Funding (Wards 3, 4 and 5) (Also in Ways & Means/Budget).

Action Taken: Approved.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular Z&P Meeting: 6/22/06

Next City Council Meeting: 6/16/06

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