Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

December 27, 2005

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Sholtz called the meeting to order at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Ms. Hatcher moved and Ms. Halverson seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the November 29, 2005, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Conditional Use Permit - Tower — Case No. CUP05-7
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed tower. The Commission discussed the proposed material for the tower, where the other carriers would be located, and the height of the tower. Steve Edward of Sprint appeared before the Commission. 
        The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing. Ms. Hatcher moved and Ms. Halverson seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:36 p.m.
        Mr. Aarness moved and Ms. Aristy seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ05-38, recommending approval of a cell tower at 11111 Excelsior Boulevard. The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. Concept Review - Retail In Industrial Zoning — Case No. ZCR05-5
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the changes in the proposed ordinance since the last meeting. Ms. Anderson reminded the Commission this is a concept and there would be no action taken tonight. Christopher Dahl, the applicant, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Dahl stated that there are 62,000 square feet in the Johnson building and he would like to use approximately 9,500 for the retail use. Mr. Aarness reviewed several pages of the Comprehensive Plan that he felt were contrary to putting retail in this building. Several other Commissioners indicated that retail in this area would not affect the downtown because the building is in the downtown area.
    3. Item - Discuss Rezoning 415 17th Avenue N
      Ms. Anderson stated that this property is currently zoned B-3 and the Commission had discussed rezoning this property to B-4. Staff wanted to know if the Commission was still interested in the rezoning of the property. The Commission indicated that they would like to rezone the property. Ms. Anderson stated that the rezoning will be on the January agenda.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Kjos moved and Ms. Halverson seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.