Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
November 21, 2013 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Gary Schiff (Chair), Lisa Goodman, Cam Gordon, Barbara Johnson, Kevin Reich, Meg Tuthill
 
Consent
Referred from City Planning Commission (10/28/2013)
1.   Assisted Living Facilities (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to recognizing board and care home facilities, nursing home facilities, and assisted living facilities as allowed uses in additional commercial zoning districts:
a)    Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions; and
b)    Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts.
Staff Reports: Assisted Living RCA, Assisted Living RPT, Assisted Living ORD 520, Assisted Living ORD 548
Action Taken: Approved
2.   Broadway Flats (2220 West Broadway and 2413, 2419, 2423, 2425, 2503, 2507 and 2511 Penn Avenue North and a portion of 2512 Queen Avenue North):
Approve the following petitions from Dean Rose, Rose Development, LLC, (Ward 5):
a)    Rezone the properties located at 2413 and 2419 Penn Avenue North from the OR2, High Density Office Residence District, to the C3A, Community Activity Center District;
b)    Rezone the properties located at 2423, 2425, 2503, 2507 and 2511 Penn Avenue North and a portion of 2512 Queen Avenue North from the R5, Multiple-family District to the C3A, Community Activity Center District; and
c)    Vacate the entire 12-foot wide alley located within Block 1, Wenz Addition to Minneapolis, subject to the retention of easements in favor of Xcel Energy and CenturyLink.
Staff Reports: Broadway Flats RCA, Broadway Flats RPT, Broadway Flats MINS, Vac 1610 RESO|
Action Taken: Approved

3.   Church of St. Anne - St. Joseph Hien Parking Lot Expansion (2215, 2219 and 2223 26th Avenue North and 2527 Penn Avenue North):

Approve petition by Steve Minn with Lupe Development Partners, LLC, on behalf of the Church of St. Anne – St. Joseph Hien, to rezone the properties located at 2215, 2219, and 2223 26th Avenue North and 2527 Penn Avenue North from the R4, multiple-family District to the R5, Multiple-family District (Ward 5).
Staff Reports: St Anne Rezoning RCA, St Anne RPT, St Anne MINS
Action Taken: Approved
Public Hearing
Appeals from City Planning Commission (10/28/2013)
4.   Church of St. Anne - St. Joseph Hien Parking Lot Expansion (2215, 2219 and 2223 26th Avenue North and 2527 Penn Avenue North):
Appeal filed by Steve Minn with Lupe Development Partners, LLC, on behalf of the Church of St. Anne - St. Joseph Hien, specifically related to conditions of approval that were added to the Conditional Use Permit and Site Plan Review approvals for the properties located at 2215, 2219 and 2223 26th Avenue North and 2527 Penn Avenue North from the R4, Multiple-family District to the R5, Multiple-family District (Ward 5):
a)    Conditional Use Permit to allow an expansion of an existing parking lot serving an institutional/public use, approved with the following condition:
1)    The curb cut for the existing alley on 26th Avenue North shall be closed. The sidewalk and green boulevard shall be repaired.
b)    Site Plan Review for an expansion of a principal parking facility located at 2508, 2512, 2516, 2520, 2524, 2526 and 2538 Queen Ave N, 2215, 2219 and 2223 26th Avenue North and 2527 Penn Avenue North, approved with the following conditions:
1)    The curb cut for the existing alley on 26th Avenue North shall be closed. The sidewalk and green boulevard shall be repaired; and
2)    The landscaping requirements of Chapter 530, Site Plan Review shall be met on site, however, in addition to the boulevard trees shown on the plans, a total of 20 canopy trees need to be provided on site.
Staff Reports: St Anne Appeal RCA, St Anne RPT, St Anne MINS
Action Taken: This item was deleted from the agenda based on submission of letter withdrawing appeal in full.
5.   Seed Academy/Harvest Preparatory School (1401-1427 8th Avenue North):
Appeal filed by Mr. Tyrone Terrill, dba Seed, Inc., from the decision of the Planning Commission, notwithstanding staff recommendations, denying the following applications to allow a 98-space surface parking lot to serve the Seed Academy/Harvest Preparatory School at the property located at 1401-1427 8th Avenue North (Ward 5):
a)    Conditional Use Permit to construct an additional 98-space surface parking lot;
b)    Variance to increase the maximum allowed parking requirements; and
c)    Site Plan Review to allow a 98-space surface parking lot.
Staff Reports: Seed Academy RCA; Seed Academy RPT; Seed Academy MINS
Action Taken: The appeal was denied.
6.   129 Plymouth Development (129 Plymouth Avenue North):
Appeal filed by Plymouth & Second, LLC, from the decision of the Planning Commission denying all land use applications associated with the 129 Plymouth development located at 129 Plymouth Avenue North (Ward 5 & 7):
a)    Conditional Use Permit to allow a shopping center;
b)    Conditional Use Permit to allow a fast food restaurant;
c)    Conditional Use Permit to allow an accessory parking lot within the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District;
d)    Variance to exceed 20 surface parking spaces within the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District; and
e)    Site Plan Review for a new principal non-residential building.
Staff Reports: 129 Plymouth RCA, 129 Plymouth RPT, 129 Plymouth MINS
Action Taken: The appeal was granted and all five applications approved, subject to the following conditions:
     1.         Burnished concrete block shall be used in lieu of rockface concrete block on all elevations except the back of the building.
     2.         The trash enclosure shall be made out of burnished concrete block.
     3.         There shall be no areas of the building over 25 feet in length and blank.
     4.         There shall be lights located near every building entrance.
     5.         There shall be at least 15 percent windows along the east wall of the building.
     6.         Planters cannot be placed so as to narrow the sidewalk to less than four feet.
     7.         All landscaping requirements shall be met on site per Chapter 530, Site Plan Review.
     8.         Wood mulch shall be used in all landscape areas.
     9.         There shall be no more than 21 surface parking spaces on the site.
     10.   There shall be no more than 173 sq ft of signage on the Second Street North side of the building unless a variance is applied for.
     11.   No signage shall be located on the south side of the building unless a variance is applied for.
     12.   Approval of the final site, elevation, landscaping and lighting plans by the Department of Community Planning and 
       Economic Development.
     13.   All site improvements shall be completed by December 6, 2015, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit
       may be revoked for non-compliance.
     14.  The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building 
             permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by 
             the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within one year of approval.
 
Next Committee Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2013
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: December 6, 2013
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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