Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

July 25, 2006

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members, Peter Sholtz, Kathy Newcomb, Linda Flynn, Kyle Skiermont, Jannina Aristy. Virgil Aarness was absent. Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson.

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Sholtz called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers..
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Ms. Flynn moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the June 27, 2006, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Concept Review - Variance 17 Eighth Avenue — Case No. ZCR06-2
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the applicant’s variance request. Dave Lommen, the applicant, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Lommen discussed the mold, the existing building’s basement, and how the addition would improve the site. The Commission discussed that the applicant did not have a hardship to warrant granting a variance. The Commission did not look favorably on granting a variance.
    2. Rezoning - 9020-90920 Excelsior Boulevard — Case No. ZN06-10
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the area that is to be rezoned this month.
        The public hearing was opened at 7:00 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing. Ms. Aristy moved and Ms. Flynn seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:01 p.m.
        Mr. Skiermont moved and Ms. Aristy seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ06-17, recommending approval of Ordinance 06-972, rezoning the property at 9020-9092 Excelsior Boulevard from B-3 to B-4. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. Discussion - B-4 Zoning District
      Ms. Anderson and the Commission discussed the uses allowed in the B-4 zoning district. The Commission noted several uses to be added to the district. Ms. Anderson will revise the B-4 district with the added uses and the Commission will review the district next month.
    4. Discussion - Comprehensive Plan
      The Metropolitan Council is requiring all cities to update their Comprehensive Plan by June 2008. Ms. Anderson discussed briefly that the Planning Commission will be working on the Plan in 2007.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Sholtz moved and Ms. Flynn seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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