Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

April 26, 2005

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

  1. Call To Order
    Ms. Halverson called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Ms. Aristy moved and Mr. Sholtz seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the March 29, 2005, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. Ms. Aristy moved and Mr. Kjos seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the April 12, 2005, special meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Conditional Use Permit - Oakridge Sign — Case No. CUP05-2
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed sign with the Commission. Amy Gonyea, the general manager of Sela Investments, appeared before the Commission. The Commission indicated that the new sign was an improvement to the existing sign. No one appeared at the public hearing regarding this item.
      The public hearing was opened at 6:35 pm. No one appeared at the public hearing. Mr. Sholtz moved and Mr. Paul seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:36 pm.
      Mr. Paul moved and Mr. Kjos seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-12, recommending approval of a conditional use permit to erect a sign at Oakridge Apartments. The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. Waiver of Plat - 250 Interlachen Road — Case No. WVR05-1
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the waiver of plat. Greg Narr, the applicant, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Narr noted that once a floor plan has been decided on for a home he will probably request a front yard setback variance because of the additional setback from the utility easement. The Commission discussed the easement to the south and the construction of the road.
      Ms. Aristy moved and Mr. Sholtz seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-7, recommending approval of a waiver of plat to divide the lot at 250 Interlachen Road. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. Item: Review B-4 Zoning
      Ms. Anderson reviewed uses that the Commission recommended last month for the proposed B-4 zoning district. The Commission reviewed the uses that were recommended for a conditional use permit and made suggestions for the conditions. The conditions will be reviewed at the May meeting. The Commission also discussed the property at on the south side of 17th Avenue and Highway 7. The Commission indicated that this area may be considered for a rezoning to the proposed B-4 zoning district.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Sholtz moved and Mr. Paul seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.