Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Thursday, March 4, 2010

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

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Committee Members Present: Council Members Schiff,
Tuthill, Goodman, Gordon, Reich (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent: Council Member Johnson

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

Set Public Hearing for 3/25/2010 at 9:30 a.m.

1. City Planning Commission:

Confirm Mayoral reappointments of Lauren Huynh and Erika Carter; Consider approval of Council reappointment of Brian Gorecki.

Public Hearing

2. Michael Snow (re 1101 E River Pkwy):

Appeal filed from decision of the Board of Adjustment denying application for variance to reduce the minimum lot area from the required 10,000 square feet to 7,949 square feet in order to allow the conversion from a single-family dwelling to a two-family dwelling.

Action Taken: Appeal denied.

Consent Item

3. Limited Access Opportunity Billboard District (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 544 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Off-Premise Advertising Signs and Billboards (amending the Limited Access Roadway Opportunity Billboard District to allow additional digital interstate highway signs).

Recommended Action/Action Taken: Refer to CPED/Planning Division

Discussion Items

4. Midtown Greenway Rezoning Study (Zoning Code Text and Map Amendment):

Consider parcels within the study area of Hiawatha Ave to the east (remainder of the study area to be considered 3/25/2010):
a) Approve ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally, to implement the future land use policies found in the adopted land use plans which address areas surrounding the Midtown Greenway, with the following amendments:

1) Cedar Lake Townhomes, 3411-3449 St. Louis Ave, retain existing R1 zoning;

2) 2622 W Lake Street, retain OR2 zoning;

3) 2915 Dean Parkway, retain existing R6 zoning;

4) 3016 and 3020 Fremont Avenue S, retain existing R3;

5) For all properties in the Central, Powderhorn Park, Midtown Phillips and East Phillips neighborhoods, properties that are recommended for rezoning from R2B to R3 shall retain their R2B zoning;

6) The south end of the 2600 blocks of 29th and 30th Avenue S (2633, 2634, 2636, 2637, 2640, 2641, 2644 29th Avenue S, 2632, 2636, 2642 30th Avenue S, and 2912 27th Street E) deny staff recommendation of R4 zoning and approve OR1 in its stead;

7) Doppler Gear, 2720 30th Avenue S, retain the I2 zoning and add the IL Overlay District;

8) 3145 Dean Court, retain R5 zoning;

9) 2800 block of Xerxes Avenue S, 2800 through 2817 Xerxes Avenue S, both sides of the street, retain the existing zoning (multiple zoning categories);

10) Parking lot for Heart of the Beast, 2933 15th Avenue S, deny staff recommendation of R5 zoning, and retain C1 and do not include the TP Overlay District; and

11) 2900 through 2916 Bloomington Avenue, retain R2B zoning.

b) Find that obtaining consent signatures for the rezoning of properties from residential to commercial in the Midtown Greenway Rezoning Study Area would be impractical (Wards 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 13) ( Action Taken 2/18/2010: Approved CPC recommendations, with amendments for area west of Lyndale Ave to City border (Wards 7 & 10); Postponed remainder of study area, with council action postponed until entire study area considered

Action Taken: Approved CPC recommendations for parcels within the study area of Hiawatha Ave to the east, with the following amendments (remainder of the study area to be considered 3/25/201, with council action postponed until entire study area considered):





27th St E



27th St E



36th Ave S



27th St E



27th St E



27th St E



37th Ave S



37th Ave S



34th Ave S


Receive & File Items

5. Minnesota Historical Society:

a) Accept a $7,000 Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society for the East Bank Energy Center; b) Approve appropriation increases; c) Authorize grant agreement with the Minnesota Historical Society, subrecipient agreement with East Bank Energy, LLC, and/or disbursement and related agreements ( Also in CD, W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Received & filed.

6. Minnesota Historical Society:

a) Accept federal Certified Local Government (CLG) grant, administered by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society to revise the City's survey of historic properties in the Hale, Keewaydin, Armatage, Kenny, Windom, Ericsson, Field, Page, Minnehaha, Diamond Lake, Wenonah, Morris Park, Regina, Northrop, Corcoran, Bryant, Bancroft, Standish, Victory, Shingle Creek, Webber-Camden, Humboldt Industrial Area, Lind-Bohanon, Folwell, McKinley & Cleveland neighborhoods; b) Approve appropriating increases; c) Authorize Professional Services Agreement with selected contractor as a result of RFP process ( Also in W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Received & filed.

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: March 25, 2010

Next City Council Meeting: March 12, 2010

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