Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 Regular Meeting
October 10, 2013 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall

Members Present: Council members Gary Schiff (Chair), Lisa Goodman, Cam Gordon, Barbara Johnson, Kevin Reich, and Meg Tuthill


Referred by the Planning Commission (9/16/2013)

1.   Loring Park Neighborhood Master Plan:

Approve the Loring Park Neighborhood Master Plan, a long-range planning document providing greater detail for public and private land investment and development in the Loring Park neighborhood.

Staff Reports: Loring Park RCA; Loring Park RPT, Loring Park MINS

Action Taken: Approved, to include an amendment to policy 2.11 (Chapter 2): 2.11 Zoning for the Activity Center: Conduct a study to amend the zoning regulations in the Activity Center to eliminate the C1 and C2 classifications in favor of a more intensive mixed use classification, other than C3A or C3S, that includes high-density housing, hotels, restaurants, arts and entertainment businesses, and retail and service businesses.

2.   Massage Regulations, Ordinance Introduction:

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (changing regulations pertaining to massage):

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

e)    Chapter 541 relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading

f)     Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts

g)    Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts

h)    Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts

i)      Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Requested Action: Refer to CPED Staff

Action Taken: Referred to CPED Staff.

Public Hearing

Appeal from the Heritage Preservation Commission (9/10/2013)

3.   Gluek Brewing Tied House, 1500 6th Street South:

Appeal filed by Bianca Fine on behalf of Currie Park Development, LLC, of the decision by the Heritage Preservation Commission denying a Demolition of Historic Resource application for the Gluek Brewing Tied House. (Ward 2)

Staff Reports: Gluek RCA; Gluek RPT; Gluek MINS

Action Taken: Appeal Granted, and City Attorney directed to draft Findings in support of the Committee's decision.

Upcoming Items

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

4.   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

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

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

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

Appeal filed by 903 Washington Partners, LLC, of 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

Previous 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 MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council meeting: October 18, 2013
The next regular Zoning & Planning Committee Meeting is scheduled for October 24, 2013

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