Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

July 27, 2010

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

Present were Commission Members, Aaron Kuznia, Molly Cummings, Doug Datta, Andrea Naef, and Tom Jenny.  Pat Beddor and Bob Hatlestad were absent.

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

Call to Order

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

Approval of Minutes

Ms. Cummings moved and Mr. Jenny seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the June 29, 2010, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

Case No: ZN10-4 Rezone 8098 Excelsior Boulevard to Business Park

Ms. Anderson asked that this item to be continued to the August meeting.

Mr. Datta moved and Ms. Naef seconded a motion to continue this item to the August meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Case No: SUBD Preliminary/Final Plat– 15 8th Avenue North

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed replatting at 15 – 8th Avenue North to construct an addition to the existing building.  Martin Woody, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission. 

The public for the plat and site plan were combined.  The public hearing was opened at 6:45 p.m.  Dave Carlson appeared at the public hearing.    Mr. Carlson asked about a 15-foot strip of land along the HCRRA property.  Ms. Cummings moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 6:50 p.m.

Mr. Kuznia moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-11, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat at 15 - 8th Avenue North.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Case No: SPR10-2 Site Plan Approval – Hopkins Health & Wellness

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed addition to the existing building.  Martin Woody, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Woody reviewed the site plan with the Commission.

The public hearing was opened at 6:45 p.m.  Dave Carlson appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Carlson asked about a 15-foot strip of land along the HCRRA property.  Ms. Cummings moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 6:50 p.m.

Ms. Cummings moved and Mr. Kuznia seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-12, recommending approval of a site plan to construct an addition at 15-8th Avenue North.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Case No: VN10-1 Variance – 309 20th Avenue North

Ms. Anderson reviewed the variance with the Commission.  Rob Papke and Rebecca Fobes, the applicants, appeared before the Commission. 

Ms. Cummings moved and Mr. Kuznia seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-10, recommending approval of a 6-foot front yard setback variance.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Item: Mixed Use

Ms. Anderson reviewed the mixed use ordinance with the Commission.

Adjourn

Ms. Cummings moved and Ms. Naef seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.