Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

July 31, 2007

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Kathy Newcomb, Kyle Skiermont, Patrick Beddor, and Bob Hatlestad.

Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson.

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Skiermont called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Mr. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the June 26, 2007, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. CASE NO. SPR07-2 LA. FITNESS
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed development and the conditions recommended by staff.  The applicant had concerns with the following conditions:
          That if a traffic signal or other improvements are deemed necessary to 17th Avenue North, the developer will need to agree to pay their proportional share of these costs.
          That if the property to the south of the proposed site is developed, the freeway will need to be relocated directly across from Fourth Street North.  The developer will agree to relocate the driveway and agree to pay for a proportional share of the cost of this relocation.
          There was discussion regarding these conditions.
          The Commission discussed the proposed access point.  As a way to proceed forward, the Commission removed these conditions with a new condition that staff, L.A. Fitness and Wenck and Associates work between the Zoning and Planning meeting and the City Council meeting to resolve to everyone’s satisfaction the future alignment of Fourth Street.
          The public hearing was opened at 6:50 p.m.   Mr. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:51 p.m.  No one appeared before the Commission regarding this item.
          Ms. Newcomb moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-13, recommending approval of a site plan to construct an L.A. Fitness at 1710 Sate Highway 7.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. CASE NO. VN07-4 SIGN VARIANCE – MAIN STREET SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS AT 1320 MAINSTREET
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed sign.  Dave Shannon, representing the applicant appeared before the Commission.  Mr.  Shannon stated that the sign will get out the name and promote the school.  No one appeared regarding this item.
          Mr. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-14, recommending approval of a variance to construct a 56-square-foot sign for the Mainstreet school of Performing Arts.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. ITEM: TOBACCO
      Ms. Anderson reviewed several amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding the sale of tobacco within the City.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.