Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda 

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Consent

Referred by Planning Commission 3/25/2013
Planning Commission RCA; Planning Commission Minutes

 1.  Above the Falls Master Plan Update:
      Approve the Above the Falls Plan Update document and amend the policy guidance for the area into the City's comprehensive plan, as amended by the Planning Commission. (Wards 1, 3, 4, and 5)

      Staff Report:  Above the Falls-RPT; Above the Falls Project Website
     
Requested Action/Action Taken:  Postpone one cycle to May 2, 2013

 2.  Wetland Habitat Restorations, LLC (2521-23 27th Ave S):
      Approve petition to rezone the property in the I1 District to add the IL Industrial Living Overlay District to allow for more flexibility in uses. (Ward 2)

      Staff Report:  2521-23 27th Ave S-RPT
      
Action Taken: Approved

 3.  NCW Properties, LLC (1113-17 16th Ave SE):
      Approve petition to rezone the property in the R1A District to add the TP Transitional Parking Overlay District to allow for a surface parking lot with 22 spaces. (Ward 2)

      Staff Report:  1113-17 16th Ave SE-RPT
      Action Taken: Approved

 4.  Golden Nest Assisted Living and Adult Day Care Center (2501 Taylor St NE):
      Approve petition to rezone the property from the R2B District to  the R4 Multiple-Family Residence District to allow for an assisted living, adult day care, and place of assembly. (Ward 1)

      Staff Report:  2501 Taylor St NE-RPT
      Action Taken: Approved

Submitted by the Department of Public Works

 5.  Alley Vacation Correction:
      Approve resolution correcting Vacation 1540, approved as Resolution 2008R-267, to correct the legal description vacating a part of the alley on the block bound by Lyndale Avenue South, 29th Street West, Lake Street West, and Aldrich Avenue South.

      Staff Report: Vacation 1540 Correction-RCA
      Action Taken: Approved

Referred by the City Council 4/12/2013

 6.  Five15 On the Park (formerly Currie Park Lofts) (1500, 1506 & 1514 6th St N; 1500, 1501, 1506, 1507 & 1515 5th St S; and 1505 & 1509 4th St S):
      Appeal filed by Mohamed Abdullahi from the decision of the Planning Commission granting the following land use applications:
      a) Conditional use permit for Phase I of a two-phase Planned Unit Development with an alternative request for yards;
      b) Variance of the interior/rear yard setbacks along the north property lines;
      c) Variance of the interior/rear yard setbacks along the east property lines;
      d) Variance to allow a child care center in excess of 2,000 square feet at approximately 3,000 square feet;
      e) Variance of the Pedestrian-Oriented Overlay District standards pertaining to curb cut width from 20 feet to 24 feet;
      f) Variance of the loading requirement to allow one small loading space; 
      g) Site Plan Review for a new six-story mixed-use development that includes 260 dwelling units with a total of 271 bedrooms and approximately 6,000 square feet of ground level neighborhood-serving retail spaces; and
      h) Preliminary plat for the subject properties (Ward 2).    

      Staff Report: Five15 On the Park-RCA; Five15 On the Park-RPT; CPC Minutes
      Action Taken at Z&P 4/4/2013:  Appeal denied and land use applications approved
      Action Taken by the City Council 4/12/2013: Referred item back to the Zoning & Planning Committee for the determination of the need for an EAW
 
      Action Taken 4/18/2013: Land use applications postponed, approved adoption of findings of fact drafted by the City Attorney's Office, and staff directed to move forward in an expeditious manner with the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW), as required.

Not On Printed Agenda

 7.  Planning Commission Appointments:
      Set public hearing for Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. to consider the Mayoral appointment of Matthew Brown (Ward 1), and reappointments of Alissa Luepke Pier (Ward 3) and Ted Tucker (Ward 3).

       Action Taken:  Public hearing set.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  Friday, April 26, 2013

Next Committee Meeting:  Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Last updated Apr. 18, 2013