Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

January 29, 2008

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Kyle Skiermont, Tom Jenny, Linda Flynn, Patrick Beddor, Kate Reilly, and Kathy Newcomb.  Bob Hatlestad was absent.

Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson and Kersten Elverum.

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Skiermont called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Mr. Beddor moved and Mr. Jenny seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the November 27, 2007, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
      Dave Bangasser of Opus appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Bangasser updated the Commission on the status of the Excelsior Crossings development.  Mr. Bangasser stated that the first building is ahead of schedule and that plans have been submitted for a building permit for the second building.  The construction of the second building is approximately one year earlier than previously planned.  Mr. Bangasser also stated that the second building will be a seven-story building, not a five-story building as was proposed.
          Ms. Flynn arrived at this time.
      Mark Koegler of Hoisington Koegler appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Koegler reviewed a draft of the housing section with the Commission. 
         Mr. Koegler discussed the land use for the following sites:
      • East End
      • Blake Road LRT Station
      • Eighth Avenue LRT Station
      • Shady Oak LRT Station
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed ordinance with the Commission.  Ms. Anderson stated that the City Council will be discussing this in the near future, and staff will not schedule a public hearing until the Council’s input is received.
  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 7:45 p.m.

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