Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Thursday, March 12, 2009

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: Anissa Hollingshead (612) 673-2296

Public Hearings

1. Heritage Preservation Regulations (Preservation Code Amendments):

Consider ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Heritage Preservations Regulations, (to update regulations related to demolition, designation, and historic resources; to introduce article on conservation districts; and to clarify (as housekeeping) language within each article of the chapter) (Z&P Action taken 2/12/2009: Postponed one month).

Action Taken: Forwarded without recommendation.

Consent Items

2. John Bergin (2301 Elliot Ave & 912 E 24th St):

Approve application (Vac-1555) to grant the City of Minneapolis a 10 foot by 10 foot corner cut at the southeast corner of 2301 Elliot Ave and application to vacate an alley easement and a portion of the existing alley north of 912 E 24th St (Ward 6),

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Lowry Apartments (2500 & 2510 Polk St NE, and 947, 949, 953 & 955 Lowry Ave NE):

Approve application (BZZ-4296) to rezone the properties from R5 to the C1 district to permit construction of a 4-story, mixed use development with 31 residential units and 6,500 square feet of ground level commercial space (Ward 1).

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 15th Ave SE Urban Design Plan:

Approve the 15th Ave SE Urban Design Plan as an articulation of and amendment to the policies found in The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth,

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Plazas (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Approve ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding establishing regulations and development standards for plazas and to authorize a variance from those development standards, as follows:

a) Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement; &

b) Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Minimum Lot Area Requirements (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Approve recommendations to:

a) Approve ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding revising the floor area ratio regulations and minimum residential lot area per dwelling unit regulations in selected zoning districts, as follows:

1. Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts;

2. Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts.

b) Return Chapters 547 and 551 to author.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. West Broadway Rezoning (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (to rezone select parcels and modify overlay districts as an implementation step for the West Broadway Alive plan adopted March 21, 2008):

a) Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally, and

b) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Recommended Action/Action Taken: Refer to CPED/Planning Staff.

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: April 2, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: March 27, 2009

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