Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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

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

Committee Members Absent: Council Member Samuels.

Council Committee Coordinator: Anissa Hollingshead (612) 673-2296

Public Hearings

1. HERC (419 5th Street N, aka 505 6th Avenue N):

Appeal filed by Covanta Energy, on behalf of Hennepin County Environmental Services, from the decision of the City Planning Commission, notwithstanding the recommendation of staff, denying application for an amended conditional use permit for the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center to allow for the facility to process at its designed capacity of 1,212 tons of waste per day (Ward 5).

Action Taken at Z&P 7/23/2009: Continued One Cycle Until 8/6/2009

Action Taken 8/6/2009: Postponed 2 cycles to 9/3/2009

Action Taken 9/3/2009: Postponed to 11/19/2009

Recommended Action/Action Taken: Postponed to 12/10/2009

2. Mike Rudh (5307 Russell Avenue South):

Appeal filed on behalf of Shelby and Patrick Scheuerman from the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment denying applications for variances to a) reduce the front yard setback along Russell Avenue South, and b) reduce the west interior side yard setback from 6 feet to 1 foot, both to allow for a new deck (Ward 13).

Action Taken: Appeal granted

Consent Items

3. Outdoor Children's Play Areas (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

a) Approve ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding requiring outdoor children's play space accessory to certain multiple-family residential uses, as follows:

1) Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards; and

2) Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts.

b) Return Chapters 520 and 535 to author.

Action Taken: Approved

4. Intersection of 16th Avenue NE and Pierce Street NE

Approve resolution correcting the legal description for VAC 521, vacating that part of Pierce Street NE located between 18th Avenue NE and 16th Avenue NE, originally approved by the City Council on June 26, 1970.

Action Taken: Approved

5. Lowry Avenue Corridor Plan:

Adopt a resolution regarding implementation of the Lowry Avenue Corridor Plan in Northeast Minneapolis (Wards 1 & 3).

Action Taken: Approved

6. Designation of the Minneapolis Warehouse District:

Approve local historic district designation (Wards 5 & 7).

Action Taken: Approved, and staff directed to prepare a resolution for adoption by the full Council

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: December 10, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: December 4, 2009

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