Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda 

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
August 9, 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, Johnson (quorum 4)
Absent:   Committee Member Reich

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

Consent

Referred by City Planning Commission 7/16/2012
Planning Commission RCA; Planning Commission Minutes

 1.  Properties at 2401 and 2405 Nicollet Ave:
      Approve petition to rezone the properties from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to establish a tobacco shop in an existing commercial building at the southwest corner of Nicollet Ave and E 24th St (Ward 6).

      Staff Report: 2401-2405 Nicollet Staff Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development/Department of Public Works

 2.  City Walk Uptown (1312 Lake St W):
      Amend Resolution 2012R-207 to correct the legal description relating to the vacation of 22 feet of Lagoon Ave right-of-way (Ward 10).

      Staff Report:  City Walk Vacation RCA; City Walk Vacation Graphic

Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 6/29/2012

 3.  Fencing (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
      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.
      Postponed 7/12 and 7/26/2012

Action Taken:  Referred to Staff.  Staff also directed to review the front yard height requirements related to cyclone fencing.

Referred by City Council 8/3/2012

 4.  Development Standards for Supportive Housing (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 536 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Specific Development Standards, amending the development standards for supportive housing (Schiff).

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to Planning staff for analysis.

 5.  Heritage Preservation Commission Appeal Process:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Heritage Preservation: Heritage Preservation Regulations, clarifying the appeal process from the Heritage Preservation Commission to the City Council (Goodman).

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to Planning staff for analysis.

Public Hearing

Appeal from the Zoning Board of Adjustment 6/7/2012
 6.  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
      Postponed 7/12 & 7/26/2012

Action Taken:  Appeal continued one cycle; and authorized that a survey for the property be performed with the cost to be paid equally between the City and the appellant.

Appeal from the Zoning Board of Adjustment 6/28/2012
 7.  West Broadway Curve Project, 1920-2022 W Broadway Ave:
      Appeal filed by Cynthia Lee, on behalf of CommonBond Communities, from the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to deny an appeal of the Zoning Administrator's determination that the proposed development is classified as a supportive housing use. (Ward 5)

      Staff Report:  West Broadway Curve RCA; West Broadway Curve Staff Report; West Broadway Curve BOA Minutes; West Broadway Curve Hearing Notice  
      Postponed 7/12 & 7/26/2012

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:  August 23, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  August 17, 2012

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