Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda 

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Thursday, July 11, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

Committee Members Absent: Schiff, Goodman

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

Consent

Referred by Planning Commission 6/10/2013
Planning Commission RCA; Planning Commission Minutes

 1.  Greenway Heights (2839-3845 Bloomington Ave and 2840-2844 16th Ave S):
      a) Approve petition to rezone the properties at 2840-2844 16th Ave S from R2B to the R5 Multiple-family District to allow a 4-story multiple family dwelling with 42 units; and
      b) Approve application to vacate an alley located at the subject properties, subject to conditions. (Ward 9)

       Staff Report: Greenway Heights-RPT; Vacation Resolution

Action Taken: Approved.

2.  4705 Cedar Ave S and 4700 Longfellow Ave:
      Approve petition to rezone the properties from the OR2 to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, retaining the AP, SH, and FP Overlay Districts, to allow for a restaurant and off-sale liquor store. (Ward 12)

      Staff Report: 4705 Cedar & 4700 Longfellow-RPT

Action Taken: Approved.

 3.  315 27th Ave SE:
      Approve petition to rezone the property from I1 to the C3A Community Activity Center District, retaining the PO and UA Overlay Districts, to allow for a K-12 school, restaurant, and office. (Ward 2)

      Staff Report: 315 27th Ave SE-RPT

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by Planning Commission 6/24/2013
Planning Commission Minutes

 4.  15th Ave Student Housing (700, 702, 704, 706, 710, 712, and 714 14th Ave SE; 1409, 1411, 1413, 1415, 1417, and 1419 7th St SE; 701, 709, 715, and 717 15th Ave SE):
       Approve petition to rezone the properties from the R5 to the R6 Multiple-family District, retaining the UA Overlay District, to allow for a new 6-story residential development. (Wards 2 and 3)

        Staff Report: 15th Ave Student Housing-RCA; 15th Ave Student Housing-RPT

Action Taken: Sent forward without recommendation to City Council.

Referred by City Council 6/28/2013

5.  Sports and Health Facilities (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
      Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, revising standards for sports and health facilities:
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
      b) Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards.
      c) Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts.
      d) Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts.
      e) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts. (Reich) 

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to CPED Staff.
 

 6.  Residential Density Standards (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
      Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, amending residential density standards:
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
      b) Chapter 527 relating to Planned Unit Development.
      c) Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts.
      d) Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts.
      e) Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts.
      f) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts. (Schiff) 

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to CPED Staff.
 

 7.  Standards for Solar Energy Systems:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 535 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Regulations of General Applicability, revising standards for solar energy systems (Goodman).

       Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to CPED Staff.

Public Hearing

Appeal/Zoning Board of Adjustment 6/6/2013

 8.  Megabus USA, LLC (247 Chicago Ave S):
      Appeal filed by 903 Washington Partners, LLC, from the decision of the Board of Adjustment granting an appeal of the Zoning Administrator's determination that bus passenger loading and unloading at the property is classified as a Bus Turnaround under the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, thus requiring a conditional use permit. (Ward 7)
 
Staff Report: Megabus-RCA; Megabus-RPT, Megabus-MIN; Megabus-Reason for Appeal|

Action Taken:  Postponed to the July 25 Zoning and Planning Committee meeting.

Discussion Item

Referred by Planning Commission 6/10/2013
Planning Commission RCA; Planning Commission Minutes

 9.  301 and 311 East Lake Street:
      Consider recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve the petition to rezone the properties from the C1 to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District. (Ward 8)

      Staff Report: 301 & 311 E Lake-RPT

Action Taken:  Postponed to the August 8 Zoning and Planning Committee meeting.

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, July 19, 2013

Next Committee Meeting:  Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Last updated Jul. 11, 2013