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Planning Commission Agenda

Regular Meeting
June 15, 2020 - 4:30 pm
Online Meeting
Members: Sam Rockwell (President), Alissa Luepke-Pier (Vice-President), Kimberly Caprini, Adam Duininck, Raya Esmaeili, Aneesha Marwah, Chris Meyer, Alyssa Olson, Jeremy Schroeder, and Amy Sweasy (Quorum: 5)
Staff: Lisa Baldwin

Call To Order

  1. Roll Call.
    Adoption of the agenda.
    Acceptance of minutes

Public Comment

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Consent

  1. Committee of the Whole - June 4, 2020

    1. Land Sales – Minneapolis Homes BUILD – Triplexes

    City Staff: Madel Duenas

    Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sales of 2317 3rd St N, 2619 Oliver Ave N, 2519 3rd St N, 2320 4th St N, 2704 Bryant Ave N for the construction of 5 triplexes.

    Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with Minneapolis 2040.

    2. Land Sales – Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance Program – Single-Family Homes

    City Staff: Madel Duenas

    Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sales of 3522 Morgan Ave N, 3526 Logan Ave N, 3439 Emerson Ave N, and 1207 Knox Ave N for the construction of 4 single-family homes.

    Recommended motion: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with Minneapolis 2040.

Public Hearing

  1. 1820 Girard Ave S, Ward 7

    City Staff: Peter Crandall, PLAN10971

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Michael Appleman.

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property at 1820 Girard Ave S from the R2, Multiple-Family district to the R3 Multiple-Family District.

    2521 Bloomington Ave, Ward 9

    City Staff: Lindsey Silas, PLAN10898

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Evan Hall.

    A. Site plan review.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new three-story building with seven dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by April 29, 2021, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. The plant materials, and installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.
    4. No rock mulch shall be permitted on the site.
    5. The final plans shall be revised to demonstrate how all building entrances and walkways will be lit to maintain a minimum acceptable level of security while not creating glare or excessive lighting of the site to comply with sections 530.130 and 530.260 of the zoning code.
    6. The final plans shall demonstrate that all mechanical equipment will be screened to comply with section 535.70 of the zoning code.
    7. The final plans shall provide detail about the refuse screening to demonstrate compliance with section 535.80 of the zoning code.

    2641 Fremont Ave S, Ward 10

    City Staff: Shanna Sether, PLAN10855

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Keith Lentz.

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone 2641 Fremont Ave S from R2B Multiple-Family District to R3 Multiple-Family District.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling from 1,500 sq. ft. to 1,288 sq. ft.

    Park Ave Flats, 2806 and 2810 Park Ave, Ward 6

    City Staff: Shanna Sether, PLAN10862

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Valarian LLC.

    A. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum front yard setback along Park Ave from 17 ft. 9 in. to 15 ft.

    B. Site plan review.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new forty-unit, multiple-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 15, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. The applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.
    4. All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.
    5. The applicant shall provide a lighting plan showing compliance with section 53590 of the zoning code.

    501, 517, 529 6th St S; 600, 610, 618 Portland Ave; 500, 512, 528 7th St S, Ward 7

    City Staff: Peter Crandall, PLAN10959

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Sherman Associates.

    A. Registered land survey.

    Recommended Motion:

    B. Site plan review.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 10-story mixed use building with 240 dwelling unit and 24,000 square feet of commercial and hospitality space, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 1, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.
    4. The applicant shall implement wheel stops or discontinuous curbing in the on-site covered parking at the ground level.
    5. The applicant shall provide at least 5 designated visitor parking spaces on site for the residential portion of the project.
    6. The applicant shall screen all on-site mechanical equipment to meet the standards of chapter 535.
    7. The proposed skyway connection shall implement bird-safe glass in accordance with the skyway design standards in chapter 535.
    8. The applicant shall modify the design of the proposed loading area to be more clearly marked on the paving plan and eliminate any conflicts with pedestrian circulation.
    9. The applicant shall submit a photometric lighting plan that demonstrates compliance with chapters 530 and 535, including implementing pedestrian scale lighting either attached to the building or in the public right of way along all street-facing elevations.
    10. The project shall comply with all inclusionary zoning requirements.
    11. All final site plan approvals subject to conditions of inclusionary housing shall be filed with the Office of the Hennepin County Recorder or Registrar of Titles and evidence of proper filing shall be submitted to the zoning administrator prior to the issuance of any building permits.

    C. Preliminary plat.

    Recommended Motion: Return the application for a preliminary plat.

    3601 44th St E, Ward 12

    City Staff: Aaron Hanauer, PLAN10774, Vac-1743, and Vac-1744

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Wall Companies and Pope Architects.

    A. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended Motion: Continue the conditional use permit to allow for the two-building, 210-unit development to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Continue the variance from 21 feet to 8 feet for the proposed building and from 21 feet to zero for a raised patio and walkway to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Continue the variance to reduce the corner side yard setback along E 44th St for the northern building/workforce housing building from 15 feet to 10 feet to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    D. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Continue the variance to reduce the eastern interior side yard setback from 15 feet to 13 feet to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    E. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Continue the variance to allow a parking lot with greater than 40 feet of street frontage in the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay district to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    F. Site plan review.

    Recommended Motion: Continue the site plan review to allow for a two building, 210-unit planned unit development to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    G. Preliminary plat.

    Recommended Motion: Continue the preliminary plat application to allow for the two-building to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    H. Vacation.

    Recommended Motion: Continue the vacation of the existing alley to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    HC2, 3501-3525 Hennepin Ave, Ward 10

    City Staff: Aaron Hanauer, PLAN10800

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Lander Group and ESG Architects.

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended motion: Approve the petition to add the SZ Split Zoning Overlay District to the properties at 3501-3525 Hennepin Ave.

    B. Rezoning.

    Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property at 3501 Hennepin Ave from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C3A Community Activity Center District.

    C. Rezoning.

    Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties at 3509-3517 Hennepin Ave from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District.

    D. Rezoning.

    Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties at 3523 – 3525 Hennepin Ave from the R4 Multiple-Family District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District.

    E. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow for an increase in height from 4 stories/56 feet to 5 stories/56 feet, subject to the following condition:

    1. 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 two years of approval.

    F. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback for the building along Hennepin Avenue from 15 feet to 4 feet for the proposed building addition, from 15 feet to 13 feet for ground level patios, from 15 feet to 4 feet for a transformer and from 15 feet to zero for walkways.

    G. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the reverse corner front yard setback along 35th St W from 20 feet to 15 feet for the building and 20 feet to 8 feet for balconies for the first 25 feet from the shared property line with 1411 35th St W.

    H. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the rear yard setback from 13 feet to 5 feet for the building addition and from 13 feet to 1 foot for the balconies.

    I. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the southern interior side yard setback from 13 feet to 5 feet for the building (exposed portion of the first floor parking garage) and to reduce the southern interior side yard setback from 13 feet to 7 feet for projecting balconies.

    J. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Deny the variance to reduce the southern interior side yard setback from 5 feet to 0 feet for the transformer.

    K. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase maximum lot coverage allowance from 70 percent to 86 percent for the properties located at 3509-3525 Hennepin Ave.

    L. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the lot impervious surface allowance from 85 percent to 86 percent for the properties located at 3509-3525 Hennepin Ave.

    M. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement for the commercial portion of the project from 14 spaces to 0 spaces, subject to the following conditions:

    1. The applicant shall provide a real time transit screen in the vestibule/lobby area.
    2. A minimum of 10 bicycle parking spaces shall be provided with half of the spaces meeting requirements for short term parking.

    N. Site plan review.

    Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review to allow for the retention of a one-story commercial building and construction of a five-story building addition with 1,408 square feet of commercial space and 74 apartments., subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 15, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. Windows are installed within the first floor of the east elevation at least every 25 linear feet to comply with Section 530.120 – Building design.
    4. Mechanical equipment/transformer shall be screened in compliance with Section 535.70 – Screening of mechanical equipment.
    5. The applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.
    6. All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.
    7. All final site plan approvals subject to conditions of inclusionary housing shall be filed with the Office of the Hennepin County Recorder or Registrar of Titles and evidence of proper filing shall be submitted to the zoning administrator prior to the issuance of any building permits.
    8. The transformer shall not be less than 12 feet from the front property line along Hennepin Avenue and shall be screened in compliance with Section 535.70 – Screening of mechanical equipment.

    35 Groveland Terrace, Ward 7

    City Staff: Lindsey Silas, PLAN10915

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Craig Martin.

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended motion: Continue the petition to rezone the property at 35 Groveland Terrace to the R3 Multiple-Family District for one cycle, to the July 6, 2020, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

    B. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended motion: Continue the conditional use permit to increase the maximum allowed height in the R3 District from 2.5 stories or 35 feet to 3 stories or 44 feet for one cycle, to the July 6, 2020, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

    C. Site plan review.

    Recommended motion: Continue the site plan review for a new residential building with five dwelling units for one cycle, to the July 6, 2020, meeting of the City Planning Commission.

    Satori Lofts, 909-913 W Broadway Ave, Ward 5

    City Staff: Hilary Dvorak, PLAN10944

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Timothy Baylor with Pinnacle Management LLC.

    A. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the height of the building from 2.5 stories or 35 feet to 4 stories or 40 feet, subject to the following condition:

    1. 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 two years of approval.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum Floor Area Ratio of the building from 2.04 to 3.01.

    C. Site plan review.

    Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new mixed-use building with 26 dwelling units and approximately 900 square feet of ground floor office space, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 15, 2020, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. The applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.
    4. All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.

    3136 Minnehaha Ave, Ward 9

    City Staff: Peter Crandall, PLAN10958

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Alex Brogle.

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property at 3136 Minnehaha Ave from the R2B Multiple-Family district to the R5 Multiple-Family district.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Deny the variance to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback along the north interior side yard from 9 feet to 7 feet.

    C. Site plan review.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new three-story residential building with 18 dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 26, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.
    4. All plant materials, and the installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.
    5. The applicant shall relocate the proposed transformer to be not less than 5 feet from any property line.
    6. All on-site mechanical equipment shall be screened to meet the minimum standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.
    7. The applicant shall submit a photometric lighting plan demonstrating compliance with chapters 535 and 530 of the zoning code.
    8. The applicant shall plant at least 7 shrubs on site to meet the minimum general landscaping standards of chapter 530 of the zoning code.
    9. All proposed fences shall comply with the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.
    10. The applicant shall modify the approve site plan to comply with all minimum yard requirements.

    Olson Housing, 461 Girard Terrace, Ward 5

    This item was continued from the May 11, 2020 meeting.

    City Staff: Hilary Dvorak, PLAN10689 and Vac-1738

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Heidi Rathmann with Olson Redevelopment I Limited Partnership.

    A. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the height of the building from the permitted four stories or 56 feet to five stories or 52 feet, subject to the following condition:

    1. 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 two years of approval.

    B. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a principal parking facility, subject to the following condition:

    1. 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 two years of approval.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the front yard setback from the required 26 feet to nine feet for the building, to three feet for stoops and to zero feet for a staircase and walkway that exceed the dimensional requirements to be a permitted obstruction.

    D. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the rear yard setback from the required 13 feet to 12 feet.

    E. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the amount of compact parking spaces on the site from the maximum 34 to 39.

    F. Site plan review.

    Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 92-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 15, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.
    4. At least two canopy trees shall be planted at the entrance to the private drive and surface parking lot near Humboldt Ave N.
    5. A three-foot screen consisting of landscaping shall be installed at the entrance to the private drive and surface parking lot near Humboldt Ave N.

    G. Preliminary and final plat.

    Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary and final plat to create two lots.

    H. Preliminary Plat.

    Recommended motion: Approve the application for a preliminary plat to create five lots and one outlot.

    I. Vacation.

    Recommended motion: Approve the application to vacate a 20’ utility easement in the Alley between Olson Memorial Hwy, and Girard Terrace, east of Humboldt Ave N, dedicated in the Plat of Glenwood Renewal Subdivision No. 1, recorded August 22, 1960, in Hennepin County as Document no. 634757 (Vac-1738) subject to the retention of easements in favor of Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy.

    1127 4th St SE and 411 12th St SE, Ward 3

    This item was continued from the May 11, 2020 meeting.

    City Staff: Peter Crandall, PLAN10764

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Dan Oberpriller of North Bay Companies.

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the petition to rezone the properties located at 1127 4th S SE & 411 12th Ave SE from the R5 Multiple-Family district to the C3A Community Activity Center zoning district.

    B. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to increase the maximum building height from four stories, 56 feet to six stories, 70 feet, subject to the following condition:

    1. 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 two years of approval.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 3.24 to 3.55.

    D. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum front yard requirement along the east property line from 16 feet to 3 feet for the building and from 16 feet to 10 feet for a transformer on a reverse corner lot.

    E. Variance.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to decrease the minimum parking requirement from 30 spaces to 15 spaces.

    F. Site plan review.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new six-story missed use building with 60 dwelling units and approximately 500 square feet of commercial space, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 1, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. The applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.
    4. All signs shall comply with Chapter 543 of the zoning code. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.
    5. The applicant shall screen any on-site mechanical equipment to meet the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.
    6. The applicant shall located the proposed transformer at least 5 feet from the rear property line to comply with the minimum rear yard setback.
    7. The applicant shall comply with all inclusionary zoning requirements.
    8. All final site plan approvals subject to conditions of inclusionary housing shall be filed with the Office of the Hennepin County Recorder or Registrar of Titles and evidence of proper filing shall be submitted to the zoning administrator prior to the issuance of any building permits.
    9. The applicant shall plant at least one canopy tree on site in compliance with Section 530.160 of the zoning code.
    10. The applicant shall provide a final photometric lighting plan showing compliance with chapters 535 and 530 of the zoning code.

    2911 Grand St NE, Ward 1

    City Staff: Peter Crandall, PLAN11009

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by CKMJ Holdings II, LLC.

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended motion: Approve the petition to rezone the property from the R2B Multiple Family District to the R5 Multiple Family district.

    B. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a new Cluster Development in the R5 district, subject to the following condition:

    1. 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 two years of approval.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to the specific development standards for a new Cluster Development to allow two principal dwellings separated by less than 10 feet.

    D. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum front yard requirement to allow a driveway that does not lead to a legal parking area, subject to the following condition:

    1. The driveway shall not be used as a parking are for vehicles.

    E. Site plan review.

    Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new two-story residential building with six dwelling units, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 15, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. The applicant shall provide a lighting plan that shows compliance with chapters 530 and 535 of the zoning code, as well as best practices for crime prevention through environmental design.
    4. The applicant shall screen any mechanical equipment on site to meet the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.
    5. The proposed refuse screening shall meet the minimum requirements of chapter 535 of the zoning code.

    Bobby and Steve’s, 1203 - 1221 Washington Ave S and 253 12th Ave S, Ward 3

    City Staff: Aaron Hanauer, PLAN10704

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Bobby and Steve’s Auto World.

    A. Nonconforming use expansion.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the expansion of a non-conforming use by adding two additional service bays to an establishment with an automotive convenience facility, minor auto repair facility, and car wash, subject to the following conditions:

    1. The minor automobile service portion of the establishment shall continue to comply with the Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards for a minor automobile repair facility.
    2. The premises, all adjacent streets, sidewalks and alleys, and all sidewalks and alleys within one hundred (100) feet shall be inspected regularly for purposes of removing any litter found thereon. This includes the removal of trash, auto parts and tires. In addition, barrels of fluid shall be stored within an enclosed structure.

    B. Site plan review.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review to allow for the addition of two service bays within an existing automotive convenience facility, minor auto repair facility, and car wash, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 15, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. The applicant shall submit the tax parcel division, combination, or lot line adjustment request form to CPED and submit proof of the filing with Hennepin County.
    4. As a form of alternative compliance to Section 530.120 – Building design, the new overhead doors for the new service bays along 12th Ave S shall include glazing as proposed.
    5. As a form of alternative compliance to Section 530.10 – Pedestrian access, a concrete walkway on the eastern property line shall be installed (i.e. replace the paver portion of the walkway with a new walkway) that fully connects Building A to Washington Ave S. In addition, a cross hatched area shall be painted that provides direct access from 12th Ave S to Building A and Building B.
    6. As a form of alternative compliance to 530.160. - General landscaping and screening, a site plan shall be submitted that shows a minimum of 19 canopy trees planted onsite and trees that are in poor condition shall be replaced.
    7. To comply with Section 530.170 – Parking and loading landscaping and screening, a seven-foot landscaped yard shall be installed for 65 linear feet between the parking spaces (within the area of Lot B on the Sheet C2.1) and Washington Avenue South.
    8. To comply with Section 530.170 – Parking and loading landscaping and screening, a masonry wall, fence, berm or hedge or combination thereof that forms a screen three (3) feet in height and not less than sixty (60) percent opaque shall be provided in front of the surface parking area along Washington Ave S and 12th Ave S. In addition, landscaping that is 60 percent opaque and three feet in height shall be planted in the landscaped yard in front of the fuel pump island frontage along Washington Avenue South.
    9. To comply with Section 530.170. – Parking and loading landscaping and screening, not less than one (1) tree shall be provided for each twenty-five (25) linear feet or fraction thereof of parking lot frontage along Washington Avenue South and 12th Avenue South.
    10. To comply with 530.170. – Parking and loading landscaping and screening no parking space shall be located more than fifty (50) feet from the center of an on-site deciduous tree. Tree islands located within the interior of a parking lot shall have a minimum width of seven (7) feet in any direction.
    11. The plant materials, and the installation and maintenance of the plant materials, shall comply with sections 530.200 and 530.210 of the zoning code.
    12. To comply with Section 535.70 – Screening of mechanical equipment, the transformer at the southern portion of the lot shall be screened in compliance with Section 535.70 – Screening of Mechanical Equipment.
    13. Existing and proposed lighting must comply with Chapter 535 and Chapter 541 of the zoning code.

    Capri Theater, 2027, 2029, and 2033 W Broadway, 2301 Oliver Ave N, 2104 and 2106 23rd Ave N, and a portion of 2101 W Broadway, Ward 5

    City Staff: Aaron Hanauer, PLAN10988

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Spectrum Sign Systems.

    A. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to allow a dynamic sign, subject to the following

    conditions:

    1. 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 two years of approval.
    2. Approval of the final sign plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development. All signage requires a separate permit from CPED.
    3. The sign’s message duration, luminance, and transition shall comply with the requirements outlined in Section 543.280 – Dynamic signs.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum area per sign from 180 square feet to 260 square feet.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the number of allowed dynamic signs from one to two.

    D. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase maximum height of a dynamic sign from 14 feet to 15 feet.

    E. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to increase the maximum size allowance of a dynamic sign from 32 square feet to 54 square feet (108 square feet total area of dynamic message board signs).

    Anishinabe III, 1600 E Franklin Ave, Ward 6

    City Staff: Hilary Dvorak, PLAN11003

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by American Indian Properties II LLC.

    A. Conditional use permit.

    Recommended motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a 40-bed assisted living facility, subject to the following condition:

    1. 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 two years of approval.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum Floor Area Ratio in the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District from 1.0 to .6.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance of the building placement standards in the PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District from the maximum eight feet to a distance between 20 and 25 feet from the front property line along Franklin Ave and approximately 200 feet from the front property line along E 19th St and 16th Ave S.

    D. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance of the minimum front yard setback along Franklin Avenue from 27 feet to a distance between 20 and 25 feet for the building and to 15 feet for a window well for the first 25 feet west of the interior property line.

    E. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance of the minimum loading space requirement from one small space to zero spaces.

    F. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Approve the variance of the sign standards to allow a wall sign on a non-primary building wall that is 10 square feet in size and has an overall height of 34 feet.

    G. Site plan review.

    Recommended motion: Approve the site plan review for a new four-story, 40-bed assisted living facility, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by June 15, 2022, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
    2. CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.
    3. The applicant shall provide information about the size and height of the rooftop mechanical equipment and a sightline study to confirm that the building itself will screen it from the public street.
    4. The final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.

    Sabathani Community Center, 310 E 38th St, Ward 8

    City Staff: Aaron Hanauer, PLAN10916

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Sabathani Community Center.

    A. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Continue the variance to reduce the front yard setback along 3rd Avenue South for the proposed building for one cycle, to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended motion: Continue the variance of the plaza standards for one cycle, to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    C. Site plan review.

    Recommended motion: Continue the site plan review application to allow for a three-story, 48-unit apartment building for one cycle, to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    D. Minor subdivision.

    Recommended motion: Continue the minor subdivision to allow for a three-story, 48-unit apartment building for one cycle, to the July 6, 2020 City Planning Commission meeting.

    Simpson Community Shelter and Apartments, 2734 and 2740 1st Ave S, Ward 10

    City Staff: Shanna Sether, PLAN10906

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Simpson Housing Services.

    A. Comprehensive plan amendment.

    Recommended Motion: Approve the comprehensive plan amendment to amend the built form guidance in Minneapolis 2040, for the properties located at 2734 and 2740 1st Ave S from Interior 3 to Corridor 6.

Announcements

  1. Updates by CPED staff.

Adjournment


Next Planning Commission meeting : Jul 6, 2020

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