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Marked Agenda

Planning Commission Agenda

Regular Meeting
September 19, 2022 - 4:30 pm
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Alyssa Olson (President), Becky Alper, Bill Baxley, Tammy Faiola, Keith Ford, Aneesha Marwah, and Michael Rainville (Quorum: 5)
Members Absent: Chloe McGuire (Vice-President) and Joseph Campbell
Staff: Rachel Blanford

Call To Order

  1. Roll Call.
    Quorum Present
    Adoption of the agenda.
    Action Taken: Adopted
    Acceptance of minutes

    Action Taken: Accepted

Public Hearing

  1. 1500 Jackson St NE, Ward 1

    City Staff: Peter Crandall, PLAN15274

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by Becky Carlson-St. Clair for the properties located at 1500 Jackson St NE:

    A. Preliminary and Final Plat.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the application for a Preliminary and Final Plat.

    Action Taken: Approved

    601 5th St SE, Ward 3

    City Staff: Andrew Frenz, PLAN15239

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Leo and Jody Vander Broek for the property located at 601 5th St SE:

    A. Conditional Use Permit.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the conditional use permit to allow a cluster development consisting of an existing two-family dwelling and a new single-family dwelling in the R2B Multiple-Family District, 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. A minimum of three of the provided long-term bicycle parking spaces shall be provided in a configuration other than wall-mounted racks that require a user to lift a bicycle into place.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the variance to reduce the front yard setback adjacent to 5th Street SE from 22.9 feet to 22 feet.

    Action Taken: Approved

    Public Alley between 6th Avenue North and 7th Avenue North, adjacent to 601 Washington Ave N, Ward 3

    City Staff: Andrew Frenz, VAC-1765

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council adopt staff findings for the application by North Loop Partners, LP, subject to the retention of easements by Xcel Energy and Comcast:

    A. Vacation.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission recommends that the City Council approve the vacation of the public alley between 6th Avenue North and 7th Avenue North adjacent to 601 Washington Ave N.

    Action Taken: Approved

    1800 and 1826 Emerson Ave N, Ward 5

    City Staff: Hilary Dvorak, PLAN15086

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Emerson Village LLC, c/o Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative for the properties located at 1800 and 1826 Emerson Ave N:

    A. Conditional Use Permit.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the conditional use permit to allow a 40-unit residential building, 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. As required by section 527.120 of the zoning code, the development shall comply with the standards for underground parking and outdoor children’s play area totaling a minimum of 15 points.

    B. Site Plan Review.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the site plan review for a four-story, 40-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by September 19, 2024, 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.

    C. Preliminary and Final Plat.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the application for a preliminary and final plat.

    Action Taken: Approved

    1518 Chestnut Ave W & 99 16th St N, Ward 5

    City Staff: Mei-Ling Smith, PLAN15097

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Carl Koepcke on behalf of Xcel Energy Services for the properties located at 1518 Chestnut Ave W and 99 16th St N:

    A. Expansion or Alteration of a Nonconforming Use.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the expansion or alteration of a nonconforming use application to allow modifications to a medium industrial use in the I1 Light Industrial District.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the variance to reduce the minimum floor area ratio in the BFT10 Transit 10 Built Form District from 1.0 to 0.69.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the variance of the enclosed building requirement to expand the outdoor storage area, subject to the following conditions:

    1. The outdoor storage areas shall be used for equipment storage only.

    D. Site Plan Review.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the site plan review to allow a three-story addition to an existing building and the construction of a new, four-story building, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by September 19, 2024, 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 final floor plans shall be revised to demonstrate that no fewer than five (5) bicycle parking spaces are provided which meet the requirements for long-term bicycle parking, and of which at least two (2) long-term spaces do not require stairs or elevators for access, per section 541.320 of the zoning code.
    5. The applicant shall work with staff to incorporate at least one (1) canopy tree near the eastern portion of the Annex parking area.
    6. The applicant shall revise the final landscaping plans to show at least one (1) canopy tree between the south parking area and the public street along 15th St N.
    Action Taken: Approved

    3001 and 3003 Hennepin Ave & 1301 and 1409 W Lake St, Ward 10/7

    City Staff: Hilary Dvorak, PLAN15293

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the application by NP Uptown, LLC for the properties located at 3001 and 3003 Hennepin Avenue and 1301 and 1409 W Lake St:

    A. Preliminary Plat.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the application for a preliminary plat.

    Action Taken: Approved

    4352 Zenith Ave S, Ward 13

    City Staff: Hilary Dvorak, PLAN15213

    The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) recommends that the City Planning Commission and/or City Council adopt staff findings for the applications by Ryan Hanson for the property located at 4352 Zenith Ave S:

    A. Rezoning.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission recommends that the City Council approve the petition to rezone from the R2B Multiple-family District to the R3 Multiple-family District, retaining the BFC3 Corridor 3 Built Form Overlay District.

    B. Variance.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the variance to reduce the established front yard setback from 32.4 feet to 30 feet for the building and to 26 feet for the awning and denies the variance to reduce the established front yard setback from 32.4 feet to 10.5 feet for the decks.

    C. Variance.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the variance to reduce the required south interior side yard setback from seven feet to three feet for a deck.

    D. Site Plan Review.

    Recommended motion: The City Planning Commission approves the site plan review for a four-unit residential building, subject to the following conditions:

    1. All site improvements shall be completed by September 19, 2024, 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 final lighting plan shall conform to the standards of Chapter 535, Regulations of General Applicability.
    Action Taken: Continued to meeting of Oct 3, 2022

Announcements

  1. Updates
    Action Taken: Received and filed

Adjournment

Next Planning Commission meeting: Oct 3, 2022

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