Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

October 25, 2005

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Kristi Halverson, Virgil Aarness, Peter Sholtz, Mary Hatcher, and Jeffrey Paul. Michael Kjos and Jannina Aristy were absent.

Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson.

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Sholtz called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Ms. Hatcher moved and Ms. Halverson seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the September 27, 2005, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Site Plan Review - Condos At 521 17th Ave N — Case No. SPR05-07
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed development with the Commission. Henry Lazniarz, the applicant, and Tom Goodrum from Schoell and Madson, Inc., appeared before the Commission. Mr. Lazniarz stated the price range for the units will be approximately $220,000 to $300,000 with an average of $250,000. Mr. Lazniarz also stated the exterior will be stucco and brick, and he showed the Commission a sample of the brick. Mr. Goodrum stated that they have responded to the engineering comments and are working with the City regarding any outstanding issues.
        The public hearing was opened at 6:37 pm. Ms. Halverson moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:38 pm.
        Mr. Aarness moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-32, recommending approval of a site plan to construct 23 condos at 521 17th Ave N. The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. Site Plan Review - Mini Storage — Case No SPR05-8
      Ms. Anderson stated that they are asking to amend the outside storage area from nine buildings to 14 buildings. John Mazzitello and Tim Burnam appeared before the Commission. Mr. Mazzitello reviewed the proposed outside storage area with the Commission. Mr. Burnam stated that the NAPCO building remodel was going to start this fall, the long storage buildings in the spring, and the smaller nine buildings in the fall.
        The public hearing was opened at 6:55 pm. Ms. Halverson moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:56 pm.
        Ms. Hatcher moved and Mr. Paul seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-33, recommending approval of an amendment to the site plan for the outside storage buildings. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. Variance - 121 Ashley Road — Case No VN05-7
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed variance. Ms. Anderson stated that the garage will remain with the same setback. Scott Mayer, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Mayer stated that the area over the garage will be used for a master suite. No one appeared at the meeting regarding this issue.
        Ms. Halverson moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-34, recommending approval of an amendment to the site plan for the outside storage buildings. The motion was approved unanimously
    4. Variance - 301 Burnes Drive — Case No VN05-9
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed variance. Carl and Mary Peterson, the applicants, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Peterson stated that the proposed addition will be located where the existing deck is located. No one appeared at the meeting regarding this item.
        Mr. Paul moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-36, recommending approval of an amendment to the site plan for the outside storage buildings. The motion was approved unanimously.
  4. Adjournment
    Ms. Hatcher moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm.