Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

January 25, 2005

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Peter Sholtz, Kristi Halverson, Michael Kjos, Jannina Aristy, Virgil Aarness, Mary Hatcher, and Jeffrey Paul. Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson.

  1. Call To Order
    Ms. Hatcher called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Ms. Halverson and Mr. Aarness seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the December 28, 2004, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Update: Cornerstone - Luther Properties
      Scott England of DJR Architects appeared before the Commission. Mr. England reviewed the proposed site plan with the Commission. Mr. England stated that there would be 51 condos, 5,500 square feet of retail, and nine townhomes. They would like to start construction in September.
    2. Vacation - Drainage and Utility Easement — Case No. VAC05-1
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the vacation for the easements. Tiffany Thomas, representing Platinum Properties, was at the meeting.
      The public hearing was opened at 6:46 pm. No one appeared at the public hearing. Mr. Sholtz moved and Ms. Halverson seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:47 pm.
        Mr. Kjos moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-1, recommending approval of ordinance 05-939, vacating drainage and utility easement at 30-10th Avenue South and 50 Ninth Avenue South. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. Concept Review - Supervalu — Case No. ZCR05-1
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed addition. Bob King, representing Supervalu, appeared before the Commission. Mr. King reviewed the site plan with the Commission. It was noted that Supervalu had a neighborhood meeting and 19 people attended. Mr. King stated that the building is five years old and they need to increase capacity. Supervalu is open to working with the neighborhood regarding screening and the color of the building. Mr. King stated that they will be at the Zoning and Planning meeting in February for site plan approval and a height variance.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Sholtz moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.