Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

May 29, 2012

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission members Doug Datta, Andrew Fisher, Andrea Naef, Jennifer Allard, Scott Kerssen, 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. Naef moved and Mr. Kerssen seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the April 24, 2012, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

CASE NO. SUBD12-1 PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAT FOR
249 INTERLACHEN ROAD

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed plat.  David Pemberton, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission. 

The public hearing was opened at 6:37 p.m.  Bill Dean of Maple Hill Road appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Dean asked about a home that could be constructed on the new lot.  Mr. Pemberton stated that at this time a home has not been designed for the site, and the outline on the plat is where a home could be built.  Mr. Datta moved and Ms. Allard seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:40 p.m.

Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ12-1, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat at 249 Interlachen Road.  The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO. ZN12-1 REZONING PUD - 415 17TH AVENUE NORTH

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the PUD.  Ms. Anderson stated that staff was recommending that the PUD agreement prohibit backlit signs and require bike racks and an art dedication fee.  Sheldon Berg, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:05 p.m.    No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Kerssen moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:06 p.m.

Mr. Fisher moved and Ms. Allard seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ12-4, recommending approval of a PUD overlay district at 415 17th Avenue North.  The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO. ZCR12-2 CONCEPT REVIEW - THE BLAKE SCHOOL

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposal for the east side of Harrison.  Ms.  Anderson stated that this is a concept and there would be no action taken tonight.  Ken Nivala, the Director of Building and Grounds, representing Blake School, appeared before the Commission.   Mr. Nivala stated that the reason for the holding pond is water retention for future improvements.  There was discussion on the drainage, the existing homes, drainage of the entire site.  Dan Kistner of 46 Harrison Ave appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Kistner spoke on a variety of issues.  Marc Bogursky of Blake School gave an overview of the master plan for the entire site.

ITEM: ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

Mr. Datta nominated Mr. Kuznia for chair and Ms. Naef for vice chair.  Mr. Fisher seconded the motion.  There were no other nominations.  Mr. Kuznia and Ms. Naef were unanimously nominated for chair and vice chair.

ADJOURN

Ms. Allard moved and Mr. Kerssen seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.    The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.