Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014
Room 317, City Hall
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385
Board Membership: Sean Cahill, Matt Ditzler, John Finlayson, Eric Johannessen, Dan Ogiba, Matt Perry, Dick Sandberg, Jacob Saufley, and Ami Thompson
Committee Clerk: Fatima Porter, 612.673.3153
 
Call to Order
 
Roll Call Vote
Approval of Actions from the March 20, 2014 meeting
Approval of Agenda
Petitions and Communications
 
Action Item
 
Approval of amended bylaw language under Section 2.3 Nomination to eliminate the nomination committee.
 
Bylaws
 
Public Hearings
 
Introduction to the Public Hearing
 
Public Hearing
     1. 5631 Blaisdell Avenue South (BZZ #6462, Ward 11) (Shanna Sether)
     Staff report and written material.
Ellysa Cummings has applied for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along Blaisdell Avenue established by connecting a line between the two adjacent neighboring homes from approximately 20 feet 6 inches to approximately 15 feet 8 inches to allow for a second story addition over the first floor of an existing single-family dwelling located at 5631 Blaisdell Avenue in the R1A Single-Family District and AP Airport Overlay District.
Staff recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the front yard setback along Blaisdell Avenue established by connecting a line between the two adjacent neighboring homes from approximately 20 feet 6 inches to approximately 15 feet 8 inches to allow for a second story addition over the first floor of an existing single-family dwelling located at 5631 Blaisdell Avenue in the R1A Single-Family District and AP Airport Overlay District, subject to the following conditions:
  1. The exterior materials used for the addition shall be consistent with the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property.
  2. Windows shall comply with section 535.80(c) of the zoning code.
  3. Approval of the final site, elevation and floor plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development
  4. All site improvements shall be completed by April 3, 2016, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.
2. 3905 and 3907 Vincent Avenue South (BZZ #6458, Ward 13) (Shanna Sether)
Staff report and written material.
Nick Walton, on behalf of CPM LLC, has applied for the following applications to allow for the lot division and future construction of two new single-family dwellings located at 3905 and 3907 Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District:
Variance A: Nick Walton, on behalf of CPM LLC, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement from 6,000 square feet to 4,933 and 4,936 square feet for the lot division and future construction of two new single-family dwellings located at 3905 and 3907 Vincent Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and deny the application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement from 6,000 square feet to 4,933 and 4,936 square feet to allow for the lot division at 3905 and 3907 Vincent Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
Variance B: Nick Walton, on behalf of CPM LLC, has applied for a variance to reduce the minimum lot width requirement from 50 feet to approximately 43 feet for the lot division and future construction of two single-family dwellings located at 3905 and 3907 Vincent Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
Staff Recommendation: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the Board of Adjustment adopt the findings and deny the application for a variance to reduce the minimum lot width requirement from 50 feet to approximately 43 feet for both proposed parcels to allow for the lot division at 3905 and 3907 Vincent Avenue South in the R1 Single-Family District.
For Discussion
Unfinished Business
2013 BOA Annual Report
New Business
Adjournment
The next Board of Adjustment meeting: April 17, 2014
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