Zoning & Planning Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
February 19, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present: Lisa Bender (Chair), Lisa Goodman, Andrew Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Kevin Reich
Members Absent: Council Member Abdi Warsame
Council Committee Coordinator: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2371
 
Public Hearing
Referred by Community Planning and Economic Development
1.   Minneapolis Board of Adjustment Appointments (15-00154)
Confirming Council appointments of the following persons to the Minneapolis Board of Adjustment (BOA) for three-year terms running February 27, 2015-December 31, 2017:
a)    Anja Drescher appointment, Ward 2
b)    Matt Perry re-appointment, Ward 13
c)    Jacob Saufley re-appointment, Ward 10
Action Taken: Approved
 
Consent
Referred by City Planning Commission (01/26/2015)
2.   Street Vacations (Vac-1619 and Vac-1622)  (15-00201)
Approving applications submitted by Steve Maki, Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, to vacate the following portions of 4th St S and 5th St S as they relate to the construction of the new stadium located at 401 Chicago Ave:
a)    Vac-1619: Vacating the portion of 5th St S lying northeasterly of 6th St S and lying between Chicago Ave and 11th Ave S, subject to the retention of easements by CenterPoint Energy, MCI Communications Services Inc., Comcast, County of Hennepin, Xcel Energy, and CenturyLink.
b)    Vac-1622: Vacating portions of 4th St S adjoining the East side of the Metrodome parcel, subject to the retention of easements by MCI Communications Services Inc.
Action Taken: Approved
3.   Bonicelli, 1901 Fillmore St NE (15-00202)
Approving application submitted by Laura Bonicelli for a rezoning from the R2B zoning district to the C1 zoning district for the property located at 1901 Fillmore St NE, to allow for the opening of a restaurant on the ground floor of a mixed-use building.
 
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by City Planning Commission (02/09/2015)
4.   Carma Coffee Shop & Offices, 514 Lowry Ave NE (15-00203)
Approving application submitted by Liz Jaap for a rezoning from the R2B zoning district to the C1 zoning district for the property located at 514 Lowry Ave NE, to allow for the opening of a coffee shop and office space in an existing building.
 
Action Taken: Approved
Referred by City Council (02/13/2015)
5.   Residential Infill (15-00122)
Referring to staff the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, amending provisions to reflect modifications to residential infill zoning text:
a)    Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts
b)    Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts
Action Taken: The ordinance was referred to staff.
 
Discussion
Referred by Community Planning & Economic Development
6.   Downtown East Commons/Urban Park Project, 415 5th St S and 500 5th St S (15-00204)
Denying petition filed by Jerald Bahls requesting preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Downtown East Commons/Urban Park Project on the properties located at 415 5th St S and 500 5th St S, and adopting the proposed Findings of Fact and Record of Decision.

Action Taken: The Petition was denied and the proposed Findings of Fact and Record of Decision were adopted as written.
7.   L&H Station Project, 2225 E Lake St (15-00205)
Approving staff recommendation that the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) and Findings of Fact prepared for the L&H Station located at 2225 E Lake St are adequate, and that preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required.
 
Action Taken: The EAW and Findings of Fact were found adequate and the preparation of an EIS found to not be required.
 
 
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: February 27, 2015
Next Committee Meeting: March 5, 2015
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
 
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Last updated Aug 9, 2015

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