Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
August 21, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Member Lisa Bender (Chair) and Council Members Andrew Johnson, Kevin Reich, and Abdi Warsame
Members Absent: Council Members Barbara Johnson and Lisa Goodman
Referred by City Planning Commission (7/28/2014)
1.   1-4 Unit Residential Development (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, revising regulations for 1-4 unit residential development. (Palmisano)
a)    Amending Chapter 520 related to Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions
b)    Amending Chapter 525 related to Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement
c)    Amending Chapter 530 related to Zoning Code: Site Plan Review
d)    Amending Chapter 531 related to Zoning Code: Nonconforming Uses and Structures
e)    Amending Chapter 535 related to Zoning Code: Regulations of General Applicability
f)     Amending Chapter 541 related to Zoning Code: Off-Street Parking and Loading
g)    Amending Chapter 546 related to Zoning Code: Residence Districts
h)    Amending Chapter 547 related to Zoning Code: Office Residence Districts
i)      Amending Chapter 548 related to Zoning Code: Commercial Districts
Return Chapters 521, 536, 537, and 551 to author.
Staff Reports: 1-4 Text Amendment RCA, 1-4 Text Amendment RPT; Chapter 520, Chapter 525, Chapter 530, Chapter 531, Chapter 535, Chapter 541, Chapter 546, Chapter 547, Chapter 548
Revised and Approved Chapters: Chapter 520 REVISED, Chapter 525 REVISED, Chapter 530 REVISED, Chapter 531 REVISED, Chapter 535 REVISED, Chapter 541 REVISED, Chapter 546 REVISED, Chapter 547 REVISED, Chapter 548 REVISED, Chapter 551
Action Taken: Approved as amended and with the following additional amendments:
a) Amending Sections 546.240, 546.300, 546.360, 546.420, 546.480, 546.530, 546.580, 546.630, 547.240, 547.310, 547.350, and Table 546.17 R6 of the zoning code text amendments by making technical additions and corrections to the code text and by amending provisions related to floor area of single and two-family dwellings;
b) Amending Chapter 551 related to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts - Section 551.480, to align with the maximum height of single and two-family dwellings in the Shoreland Overlay District with the new, more restrictive standards in the base zoning districts;
c) Amending Chapter 546, Tables 546-2 R1, Table 546-4 R1A, Table 546-6 R2, and Table 546-8 R2B by revising the minimum interior side yard setback requirements for principal structures on lots greater than 85 feet in width in the R1, R1A, R2, and R2B districts;
d) Returning Chapters 521, 536, and 537 to Author; and
e) All ordinance amendments shall become effective October 1, 2014.
The following staff direction was approved: Staff of the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development, in collaboration with other City departments to include the City Attorney's Office, Regulatory Services, the City Coordinator's Office, and Public Works, conduct a study of methods and tools to establish incentives related to two aspects of sustainable construction and demolition affecting 1-4 unit residential development: "green" building and building deconstruction. The study should include research into best practices, likely stakeholders and departments of responsibility, and an analysis of projected costs and benefits. The study is designed to coincide with continued research into construction and demolition waste recycling under Mayor Hodges' Zero Waste initiative. Staff is directed to return to the Zoning & Planning Committee meeting no later than March 31, 2015, to report on this study.
Referred by City Planning Commission (8/11/2014)
2.   1121 Fillmore St NE:
Petition filed by Greg Clemente to rezone the property located at 1121 Fillmore St NE from R1A Single-Family District to R3 Multiple-Family District to allow an office to be converted to a third dwelling unit. (Ward 1)
Staff Report: Fillmore St RCA, Fillmore St RPT, Fillmore St Correspondence
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by City Council (8/15/2014)
3.   Secondhand Goods (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, revising Chapter 548 related to Zoning Code: Commercial Districts, amending regulations for secondhand goods. (Bender)
Action Taken: Referred to CPED Staff.
Next Committee Meeting: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: Friday, August 29, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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