Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

May 27, 2008

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

  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 April 22, 2008, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. CASE NO ZN08-2 : ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – BED AND BREAKFAST
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed ordinance. The Commission favors approval of the proposed ordinance.
      The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing regarding this item. Ms. Newcomb moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:36 p.m.
         Mr. Jenny moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ08-1, recommending approval of Ordinance 08-1000, an ordinance to allow a bed and breakfast use in the residential and business districts. The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. CASE NO SUBD08-1: PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAT 302 - 16TH AVENUE NORTH
      Ms. Anderson stated the only concern was that the applicant wanted to live in the home until a new home was built, but the new plat would put a lot line through the existing house. Staff was unable to talk to the City Attorney about putting conditions on that would assure the removal of the house once the new house was constructed. Staff recommended approving the resolution as proposed with the understanding that staff will talk with the City Attorney before the Council meeting to resolve this issue. Ms. White was in agreement with this, and the resolution has been revised to include conditions assuring removal of the current house.
         The public hearing was opened at 6:45 p.m. The resident of 226 16th Avenue North appeared. He asked about the zoning of the property. Ms. Newcomb moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:46 p.m.
      Ms. Newcomb moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ08-2, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat for 302 - 16th Avenue North. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. CASE NO ZN08-1 : ALTERNATIVE URBAN AREAWIDE REVIEW (AUAR) – EXCELSIOR CROSSINGS OFFICE DEVELOPMENT
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the amendment to the AUAR. Tom Shaver and John Dietrich appeared before the Commission. Mr. Shaver stated that they have the second building under construction and Cargill has acquired the third building. Mr. Dietrich discussed the traffic impacts and stated that because it is now classified as a corporate campus the overall trips have gone down.
         There were no comments from the public regarding the AUAR.
      Ms. Newcomb moved and Mr. Jenny seconded a motion to accept the May 2008 update to the Updated Alternative Areawide Review and the Updated Mitigation Plan for the Excelsior Crossings Office Development as the revised Environmental Analysis Document and Plan for mitigation for the Excelsior Crossings Area.
  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 7:00 p.m.