Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

August 30, 2005

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

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

  1. Call To Order
    Ms. Aristy called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Mr. Aarness moved and Mr. Kjos seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2005, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. Ms. Halverson moved and Mr. Aarness seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2005, special meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Concept Review for Site Plan - Block 64 — Case No. SPR05-03
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the concept for Block 64. Andy Jones, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Jones reviewed the site plan with the Commission. Mr. Jones reviewed the elevations, exterior materials, parking, lighting, and trash locations with the Commission. Mr. Jones had samples of the exterior materials and reviewed those with the Commission.
        Todd Polum of SRF Consulting Group, Inc., the traffic consultant, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Polum reviewed the latest parking figures with the Commission.
    2. Site Plan Review - 1010 Mainstreet — Case No. SPR05-5
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the site plan. Ed Stiele and Dean Lunski appeared before the Commission. Mr. Lunski reviewed the proposed building with the Commission. Mr. Lunski stated that they are looking at a medical use on the second floor and a retail use on the first floor. The basement will be storage. It was also noted that in the future the applicant may ask for a skyway from the parking ramp to the proposed building. The building is being constructed to allow the skyway in the future.
        The public hearing was opened at 7:25 pm. No one appeared at the public hearing. Ms. Halverson moved and Mr. Paul seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:26 pm.
        Ms. Halverson moved and Mr. Paul seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-27, recommending approval of a site plan to construct a building at 1010 Mainstreet. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. Site Plan Review - Meadow Creek Condos — Case No. SPR05-6
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for an amendment to the site plan. Doug Strandness appeared before the Commission. Mr. Strandness stated that the first plan was too expensive because it involved re-grading the entire lot. Mr. Strandness also stated that they have 18 residents interested in purchasing a garage.
        The public hearing was opened at 7:35 pm. No one appeared at the public hearing. Mr. Paul moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:36 pm.
        Mr. Aarness moved and Mr. Paul seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-28, recommending approval of an amendment to the site plan to construct garages in Lot 4 of Meadow Creek Condos. The motion was approved unanimously.
  4. Adjournment
    Ms. Halverson moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm.