Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

November 30, 2010

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

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

Mr. Datta moved and Ms. Cummings seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the October 26, 2010, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.

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

Ms. Anderson asked that this item be removed from the agenda.

Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to remove this item from the agenda. The motion was approved unanimously.

Case No: ZN10-6 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Regarding 8090-8098 Excelsior Boulevard

Ms. Anderson discussed proposed language to rezone 8098 Excelsior Boulevard at a future date.

The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m. Michael Mergans, representing the applicant, appeared at the public hearing. Mr. Datta moved and Mr. Kuznia seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:40 p.m.

Mr. Datta moved and Ms. Naef seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ10-13, recommending approval of a comprehensive plan amendment for 8090-8098 Excelsior Boulevard. The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: Mixed Use Zoning

Ms. Anderson reviewed the standards for the mixed use zoning. The Commission discussed the proposed mixed use ordinance and the Southwest LRT. Ms. Cummings reviewed the LRT workshop she attended.

Adjourn

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