Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

May 25, 2010

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members, Kyle Skiermont, Molly Cummings, Kathy Newcomb, Pat Beddor, Linda Flynn and Bob Hatlestad.  Tom Jenny was absent.

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

Call to Order

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

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Beddor seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2010, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

CASE NO: ZN10-1 Zoning Amendment - Signs

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the proposed ordinance being returned to the Commission for another review.  Ms. Anderson reviewed with the Commission the following:

  • property has to abut state or county roads, an advantage these properties would have over properties that do not abut a state or county road
  • frontage requirements
  • views of sign from residential properties

The Commission discussed allowing other B-3 properties not abutting state or county roads to have changeable signs, the frontage requirements, and the distance from residential properties.  The Commission is recommending that the frontage requirements be removed.

Ms. Flynn moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-1B, recommending approval of Ordinance 10-1215, amending the sign ordinance to allow electronic changing signs to change every 20 minutes. The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO: ZN10-4 Rezone 8098 Excelsior Boulevard to Business Park

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed rezoning. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:02 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 7:03 p.m.

Mr. Hatlestad moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-7, recommending approval of Ordinance 10-1021, rezoning the property at 8098 Excelsior Boulevard from I-2, General Industrial, to Business Park.  The motion was approved unanimously

CASE NO: ZN10-5 Rezone 7900 Excelsior Boulevard to Business Park

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed rezoning. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:06 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 7:07 p.m.

Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-8, recommending approval of Ordinance 10-1022, rezoning the property at 7900 Excelsior Boulevard from I-2, General Industrial, to Business Park.    The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  Mixed Use

Ms. Anderson reviewed the mixed use standards for the Corridor Mixed Use area for Eighth Avenue.  The Commission discussed the heights allowed and would like various heights along Eighth Avenue.

ITEM:  Election of Officers

Ms. Flynn nominated Mr. Hatlestad for chair; Mr. Beddor seconded the motion.  There were no other nominations for chair.  Mr. Hatlestad was approved as the chair on a 6-0 vote.  Ms. Newcomb nominated Mr. Beddor for vice chair; Mr. Hatlestad seconded the motion.  There were no other nominations for vice chair.  Mr. Beddor was approved as the vice chair on a 6-0 vote.

Adjourn

Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.    The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.