Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda 

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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.

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

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


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
      Prior Action Taken:  Postponed
      Action Taken 5/21/2013:  Postponed one cycle

Referred by Planning Commission 04/22/2013

 2.  Flea Markets (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
      Approve ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding defining exhibition or temporary markets (e.g. flea markets) and allowing this use as a temporary use with specific development standards, as follows:
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions;
b) Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement;
      c) Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability;
      d) Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards; and
      e) Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs.
      Return Chapters 537, 541, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550 and 551 to author.

      Staff Report: Text Amendment-RPT; Text Amendment-ORD; CPC-RCA; CPC-MIN
      Action Taken:  Approved

Public Hearing

Appeal from the Heritage Preservation Commission 4/16/2013

 3.  2320 Colfax Avenue South:
      Appeal filed by Michael Crow from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission granting an appeal of the Planning Director's determination that 2320 Colfax Avenue South did not meet the Heritage Preservation Regulations' definition of a historic resource. (Ward 10)

      Staff Report: 2320 Colfax-RCA; 2320 Colfax-RPT; 2320 Colfax-ATT; 2320 Colfax-MIN  
      Action Taken:  Appeal denied and HPC findings upheld

Postponed Item

 4.  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 at Z&P 4/18/2013: Land use applications postponed until completion of an EAW.

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, May 24, 2013

Next Committee Meeting:  Thursday, June 6, 2013

Attention:  If you need this material in an alternative format please call Ahmed Muhumud at (612) 673-2162 or email [email protected]. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626. 

Attention:  If you have any questions regarding this material please call 311 or (612) 673-2046.
Hmong - Ceeb toom. Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no rau koj dawb, hu (612) 673-2800; Spanish - Atención. Si desea recibir asistencia gratuita para traducir esta información, llama (612) 673-2700; Somali - Ogow. Haddii aad dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo lacag la’ aan wac (612) 673-3500.

The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city.  Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 311 or 612-673-3000, at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

Last updated May 21, 2013



Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


311 call center

TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Minneapolis 14 Government TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo