Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

April 27, 2010

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Tom Jenny, Kyle Skiermont, Molly Cummings, Kathy Newcomb, Pat Beddor and Linda Flynn.  Bob Hatlestad was 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. Jenny moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the March 30, 2010, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

CASE NO: SPR04-1 Marketplace & Main Townhomes

Ms.  Anderson reviewed the development and the changes to the front of the townhomes.  Bill Beard and Tom Gump of The Beard Group appeared before the Commission.  Also appearing was Jeff Wrede, the architect for the development.  Mr. Beard and Mr. Wrede reviewed the development with the Commission.  Mr. Wrede also reviewed the changes to the front of the townhomes and the challenges that the site has for the development of the townhomes.  The Planning Commission indicated that the redesign on the front of the townhomes was good.  No one appeared at the public hearing regarding this issue.

The public hearing was opened at 6:58 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Ms. Flynn moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 6:59 p.m.

Mr. Beddor moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-4, recommending approval of a site plan to allow the construction of seven townhomes on Mainstreet between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.  The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO: SUBD 10-1 Preliminary/Final Plat– Marketplace & Main Townhomes

Ms. Anderson reviewed the preliminary/final plat with the Commission.

The public hearing was opened at 7:00 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Jenny moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 7:01 p.m.

Mr. Skiermont moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-5, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat for the Marketplace & Main Townhomes.  The motion was approved unanimously

CASE NO: ZN10-3   Ordinance Amendment– Design Guidelines

Ms. Anderson reviewed the differences between the existing design guidelines and the proposed ordinance.

The public hearing was opened at 7:03 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Jenny moved and Ms. Flynn seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 7:04 p.m.

Ms. Flynn moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-6, recommending approval of Ordinance 10-1017, placing design guidelines from 13th Avenue to Shady Oak Road.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: Mixed Use 

Ms. Anderson reviewed the mixed use standards for the Neighborhood Mixed Use area for Blake Road. 

Adjourn

Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.