Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317, City Hall

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

Committee Members Absent: Johnson


Referred by Planning Commission (8/12/2013)

1.   Residential Density Standards (Zoning Code Text Amendments):

Approve ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding residential density standards as follows:

a)    Chapter 527 relating to Planning Unit Development;

b)    Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts;

c)    Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts;

d)    Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts; and

e)    Chapter 551 relating to Overlay District.

Return Chapter 520 to the author.


Staff Report: Text Amendments RPT; Chapter 527 ORD; Chapter 546 ORD; Chapter 547 ORD; Chapter 548 ORD; Chapter 551 ORD

Action Taken: Approved.


Referred by Planning Commission (8/26/2013)

2.   3328-30 18th Avenue South:

Approve petition from Mina and Gregory Lierwood to rezone the property at 3328-30 18th Avenue South from the R2B Two-family district to the R3 Multiple-family district to legally establish an existing third dwelling unit. (Ward 9)

Staff Report: 18th Ave S RCA; 18th Ave S RPT; 18th Ave S MINS


Action Taken: Approved.


Referred by Heritage Preservation Commission (9/10/2013)

3.   Heritage Preservation Regulations (Minneapolis Code of Ordinances):

Approve ordinance amending Title 23, Chapter 599 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Heritage Preservation: Heritage Preservation Regulations - Appeal Process from HPC to City Council.

Staff Report: HPC Text Amendment RCA; HPC Text Amendment RPTHPC Text Amendment ORD

Action Taken: Approved.


4.   1900 LaSalle Avenue:

Approve the following applications submitted by Van Dusen Mansion & Event Center Inc., for the property located at 1900 LaSalle Avenue:

a)    Historic Variance to allow a reception/meeting hall to be located in the OR2 High Density Office Residence Zoning District for the property located at 1900 LaSalle Avenue; and

b)    Historic Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement for a reception/meeting hall.

Staff Report: 1900 LaSalle RCA; 1900 LaSalle RPT

Action Taken: Approved.


Referred by City Council (9/20/2013)

5.   Standards for 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 547 relating to Office Residence Districts; and

   b)    Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts.

   Staff Report: None


  Action Taken: Referred to CPED Staff.


Public Hearing

Appeal from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (7/11/2013)

6.   2924 Grand Avenue South:

Appeal filed by Maze Properties, LLC, of the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment denying an application for a Certificate of Nonconforming Use to establish legal nonconforming rights to a three-unit, multiple-family residence in an existing structure located at 2924 Grand Avenue South in the R2B Two-family District. (Ward 6)


Staff Report: 2924 Grand Ave RCA; 2924 Grand Ave RPT; 2924 Grand MINS

Action Taken: Postponed to the November 7, 2013, Zoning & Planning Committee Meeting.




Referred by City Attorney’s Office

7.   Preservation Alliance of Minnesota et al. vs. City of Minneapolis:

Approve settlement by non-monetary relief as defined in the submitted documentation, and execute documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Staff Report: Preservation Alliance RCA


Action Taken: Approved.


Referred by Planning Commission (9/16/2013)

8.   Edison North Parking Lot Improvement Project (2200 Quincy Street NE):

Sent forward without recommendation by the Planning Commission. Application submitted by John Slack with Stantec, on behalf of the Board of Education, to vacate an alley on the south 20 feet of the dedicated alley in Block 18, East Side Addition to Minneapolis, bounded by Quincy Street NE, Monroe Street NE, 22nd Avenue NE, and 23rd Avenue NE. (Ward 1)

Staff Reports: Edison RCA; Edison RPT; Edison MINS

Action Taken: Approved.


Appeal from the Zoning Board of Adjuustment (6/6/2013)

9.   Megabus USA, LLC - 247 Chicago Avenue South:


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 Reports: Megabus-RCA; Megabus-RPT, Megabus-MIN; Megabus-Reason for Appeal

Action Taken: Postponed to the December 9, 2013, Zoning & 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 will be referred to the next Council meeting: Friday, October 4, 2013
The next regular Zoning & Planning Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2013

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