Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

March 29, 2011

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

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

Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Beddor seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2011, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

CASE NO: SPR11-3 SITE PLAN REVIEW – 7900 EXCELSIOR BOULEVARD

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed improvements to the building.  Alex Ugorets, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Ugorets stated that he wants to clean up the building.  He also stated there are about 20 tenants in the building and it is full.  The building is approximately 137,000 square feet. 

Mr. Hatlestad opened the public hearing at 6:40 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Ms. Naef moved and Ms. Datta seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The public hearing was closed at 6:41 p.m. 

Mr. Hatlestad moved and Mr. Jenny seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-0, recommending approval of a site plan to construct an addition to 7900 Excelsior Blvd.  The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO:  ZN11-1 ZONING AMENDMENTS

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed amendments.

Mr. Hatlestad opened the public hearing at 6:55 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Hatlestad moved and Mr. Jenny seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The public hearing was closed at 6:56 p.m. 

Mr. Hatlestad moved and Mr. Kuznia seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-4, recommending approval of zoning amendments.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ADJOURN

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