Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

January 27, 2009

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

Call to Order

Mr. Skiermont called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the November 25, 2008, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

CASE NO ZN09-1 2010-2030 Comprehensive Plan

Ms. Anderson reviewed the eight planning districts and the proposed land use changes.  Ms. Anderson also stated that the majority of the land use changes are related to the three proposed light rail stations.

The public hearing was opened at 6:45 p.m.    No one appeared at the public hearing.  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 6:46 p.m.

Mr. Jenny moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to approve the 2010-2030 Comprehensive Plan.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  Discussion Rezoning 525 Blake Rd

Ms. Anderson stated that the existing zoning of 525 Blake Road is B-3, General Business.  With the expected redevelopment in the Blake Road area, there will be rezonings along Blake Road.   One site being considered for rezoning is the BP gas station south of Highway 7 on Blake Road, which is currently vacant.   The staff has had some inquiries regarding the redevelopment of the site.  Staff is suggesting that this site be rezoned to B-4.  The Commission recommended that the zoning remain B-3, but that the Commission revisit the rezoning of this site in a few months.

Adjourn

Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Jenny seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.    The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.