Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

February 22, 2005

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

  1. Call To Order
    Ms. Hatcher called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Mr. Aarness moved and Mr. Sholtz seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2005, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Supervalu Addition — Case No. SPR05-1
      Supervalu Variance — Case No. VN05-1
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed addition. Bob King, representing Supervalu, appeared before the Commission. Mr. King reviewed the landscape plan with the Commission. 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 was asked if other sides of the building were considered for the addition. Mr. King stated that they had looked at putting the addition on other sides of the building, but the south side worked best. It was noted that the height of the building along Fifth Street would be 43' 8".
        The public hearing was opened at 7:02 pm. The following residents appeared before the Commission and spoke in opposition to the height variance:
      • Ordell Olsen, 625 Fifth Avenue South
      • Sandra Lien, 629 Fifth Avenue South
      • John Malecha, 509 Sixth Avenue South
      • Pam Tanaka, 606 East Park Valley Drive
      • Roger Petersen, 513 Fifth Avenue South
      • Kathy Undestad, 408 Seventh Street South
      There was a medical emergency at this time. The Supervalu items will be continued to a special meeting on March 8th at 6:30  pm.
    2. Block 64 — Case No. ZCR05-2
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed development with the Commission. Steve and Charlotte Flanagan, the applicants, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Flanagan stated that they see a need for senior housing in the Hopkins area and want to build a development that people can afford. Mr. Flanagan reviewed the site plan. The Commission looked favorably on the proposed development. The concerns the Commission expressed were the height of the buildings abutting First Street and the parking.
  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.