Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

November 29, 2011

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

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

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. Cummings moved and Mr. Datta seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the October 25, 2011, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

Item: Preliminary/Final Plat – 115 Cottage Downs

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed plat. 

The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m.    Steven Streeter, the applicant, appeared at the public hearing.   Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 6:37 p.m.

Mr. Fisher moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-17, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat at 115 Cottage Downs.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Item: Area Variance – 115 Cottage Downs

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed variance.  No one appeared at the meeting regarding this item.

Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-18, recommending approval of an area variance at 115 Cottage Downs.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Item:  Conditional Use Permit – 1120 11th Avenue South Gas Station

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed conditional use permit for the gas station.  Mourad Zahi, the applicant, and Rabie Yousfi, the owner of the property, appeared before the Commission.

The public hearing was opened at 6:45 p.m.    No one appeared at the public hearing.  Ms. Allard moved and Ms. Naef seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously.  The hearing was closed at 6:46 p.m.

Ms. Allard moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-19, recommending approval of a conditional use permit to operate a gas station at 1120 11th Avenue South.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Adjourn

Ms. Allard moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:47 p.m.