Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda 

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
July 12, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

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

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


Referred by City Planning Commission 6/11/2012
Planning Commission RCA; Planning Commission Minutes

 1.  Washington and Walnut Flats, 616-630 Washington Ave SE and 308 Walnut St:
      Approve petition to rezone the properties from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District, Transit Station Area Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District and University Area Overlay District to the C3A Community Activity Center District for a six-story, mixed use building with 98 dwelling units. (Ward 2) 

      Staff Report:  Washington and Walnut Flats Staff Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Serenity Suites, 2510 4th St N:
      a) Deny petition to rezone the property from the R2B Two-family District to the R5 Multiple-family District to re-establish rights for 11 dwelling units within the existing vacant building;
      b) Approve petition to rezone the property from the R2B District to the R4 Multiple-family District. (Ward 3)

      Staff Report:  Serenity Suites Staff Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 6/29/2012

 3.  Zoning Code Text Amendment - Fencing:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 535 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Regulations of General Applicability, lifting the prohibition on chain link fences with slats as a prohibited fence material and permitting chain link fences with certain durable slats that are resistant to breakage and held securely in place (Colvin Roy).

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Postponed.

Public Hearings

Appeal/Planning Commission 6/11/2012
 4.  3535 Grand Development, 3535, 3539 and 3543 Grand Ave:
      Appeal filed by Tran Muehler from the decision of the Planning Commission granting the following land use applications for a new multi-family, four-story, 30 dwelling unit project (Ward 10):
      a) Variance to the rear yard setback from 11 feet to 4 feet;
      b) Variance to the front yard setback from the established 20 feet 5 1/2 inches to 15 feet;
      c) Variance to the side yard setbacks from 15 feet to 11 feet; and
      d) Site Plan Review.

      Staff Report: 3535 Grand Development RCA; 3535 Grand Development Staff Report; 3535 Grand Development CPC Minutes; 3535 Grand Development Hearing Notice

Action Taken:  Appeal Denied.

Appeal/Zoning Board of Adjustment 6/7/2012
 5.  Single Family Dwelling at 2380 West Lake of the Isles Parkway:
      Appeal filed by Steven Wells from the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to deny an appeal of the Zoning Administrator's approval of a new single family dwelling on the contention that the front yard setback was improperly determined. (Ward 7)

      Staff Report:  2380 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy RCA; 2380 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy Staff Report; 2380 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy BOA Minutes; 2380 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy Hearing Notice

Action Taken:  Postponed.


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:  July 26, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  July 20, 2012

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