Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda 

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
December 4, 2012
1:30 p.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, Reich (quorum 4)

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


Referred by Planning Commission 10/29/2012
Planning Commission RCA; Planning Commission Minutes

 1.  City of Minneapolis, Block bounded by 4th St N, 6th St N, Lowry Ave N and 31st Ave N:
      Approve application to vacate part of a public alley on Lot 3 and Lot 4, Block 7, Morrison's Addition to North Minneapolis to incorporate the vacated alley into a larger redevelopment of the site, subject to the retention of an easement for Xcel Energy over the entire described are to be vacated. (Ward 3).

Staff Report:  City of Minneapolis Vacation Staff Report; City of Minneapolis Vacation Resolution

Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  The Station on 4th, 2635 4th St SE:
      Approve petition to rezone the property from the I1 Light Industrial District with the ILOD Industrial Living Overlay District to the R6 Multiple-family Residence District, retaining the UA University Area and PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay Districts, to allow for a planned unit development with 194 dwelling units (Ward 2).

Staff Report:  The Station on 4th Staff Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Community Planning & Economic Development

 3.  Film, Video and Audio Production Uses:
      Amend Z&P Committee action of September 13, 2012 by adopting the ordinance language as forwarded from the Planning Commission on August 13, 2012.

Staff Report:  Film, Video and Audio Production Uses RCA; Film, Video and Audio Production Uses Corrected Ordinance; Z&P Agenda from September 13, 2012 Meeting

Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearing

Appeal from the Zoning Board of Adjustment 6/7/2012

 4.  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 to December 10th Meeting.

Appeal from the Planning Commission 10/29/2012 

 5.  Minneapolis Public Schools, 1310 21st Ave N, 1311 22nd Ave N, 1313 22nd Ave N, 1315 22nd Ave N, 2105 Girard Ave N, 2115 1/2 Girard Ave N, 2121 Girard Ave N, 2125 Girard Ave N, 2131 Girard Ave N, 2135 Girard Ave N, 2137 Girard Ave N:
      Appeal filed by M.A. Mortenson Development, Inc, on behalf of the Minneapolis Public Schools, from the decision of the Planning Commission to deny the following land use applications associated with a new 150 space surface parking lot:
      a) Rezoning a portion of the site from the R4 Multiple Family District to the R5 Multiple Family District in order to unify the underlying zoning on the entire site.
      b) Rezoning the entire site to add the Transitional Parking (TP) Overlay District.
      c) Amendment to the Conditional Use Permit for a Planned Unit Develpment to add the Transitional Parking (TP) Overlay District.
      d) Conditional Use Permit for a principal parking facility that includes a total of 150 surface parking stalls.
      e) Variance of the TP Overlay District standards regarding the allowable width of surface parking lots.
       f) Amendment to the approved Site Plan to allow an additional 150 off-street parking spaces for the MPS Davis Center.
      g) Preliminary and final plat to consolidate the subject lots into a single lot. (Ward 5)

Staff Report:  Minneapolis Public Schools RCA; Minneapolis Public Schools Staff Report; Minneapolis Public Schools CPC Minutes; Minneapolis Public Schools Hearing Notice

Action Taken:  Appeal denied. 

 6.  Auto Repair Roof Sign, 331 Ulysses St NE:
      Appeal filed by Eric Galatz, on behalf of Metro Star LLC, from the decision of the Planning Commission to deny an application for a Certificate of Nonconforming Use for a roof sign and an amendment to an existing Conditional Use Permit for major automobile repair to remove a condition relating to the removal of the roof sign for the property at 331 Ulysses St NE in the I1 Light Industrial District. (Ward 1)

Staff Report:  Auto Repair Roof Sign Staff RCA; Auto Repair Roof Sign Staff Report; Auto Repair Roof Sign CPC Minutes; Auto Repair Roof Sign Hearing Notice

Action Taken:  Appeal granted.  City Attorney's Office directed to draft findings of fact in support of the Committee's decision.

Appeal from the Heritage Preservation Commission 10/23/2012

 7.  Mill and Main Phase II, 413-25 Main Street SE (St. Anthony Falls Historic District):
      Appeal filed by Kelly Doran, on behalf of Doran Development, LLC and Doran Main II, LLC, from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission relating to a condition placed on the approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness to allow a new 190-unit apartment building at 413-425 Main St SE.

Staff Report:  Mill and Main RCA; Mill and Main September Staff Report; Mill and Main HPC September Minutes; Mill and Main October Staff Report; Mill and Main HPC October Minutes; Mill and Main Hearing Notice

Action Taken:  Appeal granted.


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:  Monday, December 10, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  December 7, 2012

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