Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
October 24, 2013 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall 

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


1.   Downtown East Development Final Alternative Urban Areawide Review:

Consider staff recommendation adopting the Downtown East Development Final Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) for a five-block area in downtown Minneapolis with three blocks bounded by South 3rd Street, 5th Avenue South, South 4th Street, and Chicago Avenue South and two additional blocks bounded by South 4th Street, 5th Avenue South, South 5th Street, and Park Avenue South, including the plan for mitigation.

Staff Reports: AUAR RCA; AUAR RPT; AUAR Figures; AUAR Appendices

Action Taken: Approved

2.   Dock Street Flats Phase II - 333 Washington Avenue N, 300 5th Street N, 422 3rd Avenue N, 328 4th Street N, 408 4th Avenue N, and 405 4th Avenue N:

Consider staff recommendation approving determination that no new Environmental Assessment Worksheet is required for Dock Street Flats Phase II.

Staff Report: Dock Street Flats RCA

Action Taken: Approved


Referred by City Council (10/18/2013)

3.   Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minnesota Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (amending regulations for signs located in the
      NM Nicollet Mall Overlay District):

     a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions:
     b) Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs; and
     c) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
     Requested Action: Refer to CPED Staff.
     Action Taken: Referred to CPED Staff.

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 Reports: Staff Report: 2924 Grand Ave RCA; 2924 Grand Ave RPT; 2924 Grand MINS
Previous Action Taken: Postponed (10/01/2013) 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 (10/01/2013) to the December 9, 2013, Zoning & Planning Committee meeting.

Next Committee Meeting: November 7, 2013

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: November 1, 2013

Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]

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