Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Thursday, April 5, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Present:  Committee Members Schiff, Tuthill, Goodman, Gordon, Reich (quorum 4)

Absent:  Committee Member Johnson

Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046

Consent Items

City Planning Commission 3/5/2012

1.    Nokomis East Station Area Plan Rezoning Study (Zoning Code Map and Text Amendment):
       a) Approve ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, (rezoning property within the study area of the Nokomis East Station Area Plan), as follows:
            1)  Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally; and 
            2)  Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts. 
       b) Find that obtaining consent signatures for the rezoning of properties from office-residential to commercial would be impractical (Ward 12).

Staff Report:  RCA-Nokomis East, MIN-Nokomis East, RPT-Nokomis EastCh 521, Ch 551 

Action Taken:  Approved.

City Attorney

2.   Handicraft Guild Building:
      Receive and File letter from Assistant City Attorney clarifying City Council Resolution 98R-385 designating the Handicraft Guild Building.

Staff Report:  Handicraft Guild Letter

Action Taken:  Received & Filed.

Referred by the City Council 3/30/2012

3.   Historic Conservation Districts (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to the Heritage Preservation:  Heritage Preservation Regulations, (establishing a process to create historic conservation districts).

Action Taken:  Referred to CPED/Planning Staff.

4.   Linden Hills Moratorium (Interim Ordinance):
      Ordinance amending Title 21 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to the Interim Ordinances, (adding a new Chapter 588 providing for a moratorium on large-scale development within neighborhood commercial nodes and along community corridors in the Linden Hills Neighborhood to protect the small area planning process that has commenced in Linden Hills).

Staff Report:  Interim Ordinance Text   
Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for April 19th Meeting.

Public Hearing

Appeal/City Planning Commission 3/5/2012

5.    Dock Street Apartments (333 Washington Ave N and 328 4th St N):
       Appeal filed by Richard P. Johnson with Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority along with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, from the decision of the Planning Commission granting applications for a conditional use permit and site plan review for a new Planned Unit Development including 185 dwelling units and 3,300 square feet of ground floor commercial space (Ward 7).

Staff Report:  RCA-Dock Street, MIN-Dock Street, RPT-Dock Street

Action Taken:  Postponed one cycle to April 19th Meeting.

Referred by City Council 3/30/2012

6.    Urban Agriculture Policy Plan:
       Subject matter of the text of Schiff's motion relating to amending Chapter 537 in Section 537.110 by:
       a) adding language for animal coops, pens or other structures used to house small animals or fowl, such as a chicken, turkey, duck or pigeon to allow the use accessory to a school, K-12;
       b) adding language for animal runs to allow the use accessory to a school, K-12; and
       c) adding language for Fowl, pigeons and other small animals to allow the use accessory to a school, K-12.

Staff Report:  Motion Text

Action Taken:  Referred 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 Committee Meeting: April 19, 2012

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting: April 13, 2012


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