Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

August 30, 2011

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

Present were Commission Members Molly Cummings, Doug Datta, Jennifer Allard, Andrew Fisher, Andrea Naef, Charles Firth and Aaron Kuznia.

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

Call to Order

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

Approval of Minutes

Ms. Allard moved and Mr. Fisher seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2011, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

ITEM: Rezoning – 325 Blake Road from Industrial to Mixed Use

Ms. Anderson asked for a motion to continue this item.

Mr. Datta moved and Ms. Allard seconded a motion to continue this item to the September 27th meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  Preliminary/Final Plat – 132 Interlachen Rd

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the plat.  Mr. Kempf, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Kempf stated that he wanted to construct a smaller home.

The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m.    No one appeared at the public hearing.  Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 6:36 p.m.

Ms. Naef moved and Ms. Allard seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-13, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat at 132 Interlachen Road.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: Area Variance – 132 Interlachen Road

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the variance.  Mr. Kempf, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.

Ms. Cummings moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-14, recommending approval of an area variance at 132 Interlachen Road.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: Sign Setback Variance – 640 11th Avenue South

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed sign setback variance. Ms. Anderson noted that the applicant has done many improvements to the exterior of the building.  Doug Petty, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Petty stated that there were four tenants in the building and there is no signage on the building. 

Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-15, recommending approval of a sign variance at 640 11th Avenue South.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Adjourn

Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.