Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
November 7, 2013 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall

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


Referred from the Heritage Preservation Commission (10/8/2013)

1    4291 Queen Avenue South :

Approve application for Historic Variances to allow for the following:

a) The expansion of a nonconforming use beyond the boundaries of the existing zoning lot;.
b) Development on a steep slope in the Shoreland Overlay district; and
c) The proposed addition to be built within the side yard setback (development would be built to the property line and extend onto Minneapolis Park Board land). (Ward 13)

Staff Report: Queen Ave RCA; Queen Ave RPT
Action Taken: Approved

Referred from the Planning Commission (10/15/2013)

2.   Hennepin County Interchange Project (Target Field Station), Hennepin County Vacation 1626:

Approve application to vacate part of 6th Avenue North, south of and adjacent to Block 6, Bradford & Lewis Addition, and part of 5th Street North between 6th Avenue North and Hoag’s Addition, for utilization for roadway improvements as well as future development. (Wards 5 and 7)

Staff Reports: Vac 1626 RCA; Vac 1626 RPT; Vac 1626 RESO
Action Taken: Approved

3.   Hennepin County Interchange Project (Target Field Station), Hennepin County Vacation 1627:

Approve application to vacate part of the southwest half of 5th Street North between 6th Avenue North and the Burlington Northern Railroad bridge, for utilization for roadway improvements as well as future development. (Wards 5 and 7)

Staff Reports: Vac 1627 RCA; Vac 1627 RPT; Vac 1627 RESO
Action Taken: Approved

4.   Sports and Health Facilities (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Approve ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding sports and health facilities, as follows:

a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions;
b) Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts;
c) Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts;
d) Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts;
e) Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts; and
f) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards is Returned to Author.

Staff Reports: Text Amendment RCA; Text Amendment RPT; Text Amendment ORD
Action Taken: Approved

Public Hearing

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

5.   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: 2924 Grand Ave RCA; 2924 Grand Ave RPT; 2924 Grand MINS"
Action Taken: Proposed Findings of Fact were adopted and the Appeal Denied

Upcoming Items

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

6.   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.

Action Taken: Letter of Withdrawal was Accepted, and the Item was Withdrawn and Removed from the Agenda

Next Committee Meeting: November 21, 2013

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: November 12, 2013

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