Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 3, 2007
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall
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Committee Members Present: Council Members Schiff, Remington, Goodman, Samuels,
Gordon, Colvin Roy (quorum 4)
Council Committee Coordinator: Tina Sanz (612) 673-2296
Appeal/City Planning Commission
1. Prairie Seeds Academy (1801 Dupont Ave N):
Appeal filed by Brian Bushay from the decision of the City Planning Commission approving the following applications: a) conditional use permit to allow a K-12 school; b) conditional use permit to increase the maximum allowed height of a building from 2.5 stories to 3 stories and 35 feet to 39 feet; c) variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 0.5 to 1.13; d) variance to reduce the rear yard requirement adjacent to the alley from 5 feet to 0 feet to allow a loading area; e) variance to reduce the loading space requirement from 1 to 0; f) site plan review, all to allow a grade school serving K-8 students (Ward 5) ( Z&P Action 4/05/07: Postponed for 2 cycles – until 5/3/07; public hearing continued).
Action Taken: Appeal granted and applications denied; Direction to staff to draft Findings in support of Committee’s decision.
Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
2. Making Central Avenue Great Plan (vicinity of Central Avenue from 7th Ave to 37th Ave NE):
Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultant services for development of an update to the "Making Central Avenue Great" Plan, contingent upon approval by the Permanent Review Committee (PRC) (Wards 1, 3). (Refer to W&M/Budget)
Action Taken: Approved.
Recommendation referred from the City Planning Commission 3/5/07
3. Rezoning Study-University Ave SE Corridor (Zoning Code Text Amendments, vicinity of 29th and University Ave SE):
Approve zoning code text amendments amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to
Zoning Code, rezoning to add the Transit Station Area Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to parcels along the University Ave SE corridor consistent with city-adopted plans for the area and to consider base zoning changes for several parcels (by Gordon) (Ward 2), as follows:
Chapter 521 related to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally; and
Chapter 551 related to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts. ( Z&P Action 4/05/07: Postponed for 3 cycles – until 5/17/07).
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: 5/17/07
Next City Council Meeting: 5/11/07
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