Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
September 30, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Lisa Bender (Chair), Lisa Goodman, Andrew Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Kevin Reich, and Abdi Warsame
Council Committee Coordinator: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2371
Public Hearing
Appeal from the Heritage Preservation Commission (8/19/2014)
1.   Pillsbury “A” Mill Machine Shop, 400 2nd St SE (Ward 3):
Appeal filed by Amanda Janzen of Schafer Richardson of the following two conditions of approval by the Heritage Preservation Commission, approving a Certificate of Appropriateness to rehabilitate the Pillsbury “A” Mill Machine Shop located at 400 2nd St SE for a new office use:
a)    Retain the existing second floor cargo door on the north side of the building; and
b)    The proposed removal of historic foundation masonry and installation of three new windows and one light well that extends out into the sidewalk on the western side of the building is not approved.
Staff Reports: Pillsbury A Mill RCA, Pillsbury A Mill RPT, Pillsbury A Mill MINS, Pillsbury A Mill Appeal
Action Taken: A) The appeal to retain the existing second floor cargo door on the north side of the building was Granted; and B) The appeal to install three new windows and one light well that extends out into the sidewalk on the western side of the building was Denied.
Appeal from the Board of Adjustment (8/21/2014)
2.   The Marshall Sign, 1313 5th St SE (Ward 3):
Appeal filed by Carol Lansing of Faegre Baker Daniels, on behalf of 1313 5th Street MN Owner, LLC, of the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, notwithstanding staff recommendation, denying three sign variances for The Marshall located at 1313 5th Street SE, in the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District and the UA University Area Overlay District.
      Staff Reports: Marshall Sign RCA, Marshall Sign RPT, Marshall Sign MINS, Marshall Sign Appeal
      Action Taken: The Appeal was Granted and staff findings were adopted with the following additional condition imposed on Variance C: 
      No signs will be allowed on the 6th Street SE facade except signs related to the garage entry, addressing, and similar auxiliary purposes.
Appeal from the City Planning Commission (8/25/2014)
3.   2316-2320 Colfax Ave S (Ward 10):
Appeal filed by Sally Witham, Peter Kim, Dan Fleak, and William Wells of the decision of the City Planning Commission approving five variances and a site plan review regarding the proposed four-story, 42-unit apartment building located at 2316-2320 Colfax Ave S, zoned R6 Multiple-family District.
Staff Reports: Colfax Ave RCA, Colfax Ave RPT, Colfax Ave MINS, Colfax Ave Appeal Statement
Action Taken: The Appeal was Denied.
Referred by the City Planning Commission (8/25/2014)
4.   Eastside Food Co-op, 2529-2551 Central Ave NE (Ward 1):
Petition filed by Paul D. Anderson of WCL Associates, on behalf of Eastside Food Co-op, to rezone the properties located at 2529 and 2535 Central Ave NE from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, to allow for a 5,835 square foot addition to an existing building and parking lot expansion.
Staff Reports: Eastside RCA, Eastside RPT, Eastside MINS
Action Taken: Approved
5.   Mixed Blood Theatre Accessibility Upgrades, 1501 and 1501 1/2 4th St S (Ward 6):
Petition filed by Thomas Rapson, of Rapson Architects, on behalf of Mixed Blood Theater Company, to rezone the properties located at 1501 and 1501 1/2 4th St S, from R6 Multiple-family District to OR2 High Density Office Residence District, to allow for the construction of a new two-story elevator and lobby addition and parking lot remodel for an existing indoor theater.
Staff Reports: Mixed Blood RCA, Mixed Blood RPT
Action Taken: Approved
6.   Southwest High School, 3414 47th Ave W (Ward 13):
a)    Petition filed by Dan Moll with ATS&R Architects & Engineers, on behalf of Minneapolis Public Schools, to rezone the western portion of the property located at 3414 47th Ave W from the R1 Single-family District to the R1A Single-family District, to construct an addition to the existing Southwest High School.
b)    Vacation of a utility easement that extends through vacated Beard Ave S located at 3414 47th Ave W, subject to the retention of easements by CenturyLink.
Staff Reports: Southwest High School RCA, Southwest High School RPT
Action Taken: The Petition to Rezone was Approved; The Vacation was Continued to the December 8, 2014, Zoning & Planning Committee meeting.
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: October 3, 2014
Next Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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