Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

September 24, 2013

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Charles Firth, Andrew Fisher, Andrea Naef, Scott Kerssen and Aaron Kuznia.  Jennifer Allard and Doug Datta were absent.

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. Fisher seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2013, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

ITEM:  SPR13-2 SITE PLAN REVIEW-SHADY OAK ROAD

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed building.  Ms. Anderson stated that Hennepin County has denied access from Shady Oak Road and that City staff is in discussion with representatives of Hennepin County to resolve the issue before the City Council meeting.  Additional conditions have been added to the resolution regarding the access to Shady Oak Road.  Dan Dorholt, the applicant, and Mike Schraad, the applicant’s architect, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Schraad reviewed the site plan.  Mr. Schraad stated that at this time there is no tenant signed for the additional space.  The Commission discussed the timing, loading docks, and access to Shady Oak Road.

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

Mr. Kerssen moved and Mr. Kuznia seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ13-11, recommending approval of the site plan.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  ZN13-3 PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) OVERLAY-SHADY OAK ROAD

Ms.  Anderson reviewed the PUD.   Ms. Anderson stated the next step was to have the PUD agreement prepared.

The public hearing was opened at 6:50 p.m.    No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Kuznia moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:51 p.m.

Mr. Kuznia moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ13-12, recommending approval of the PUD overlay district.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: CONCEPT FOR PROJECT FOR PRIDE IN LIVING APARTMENTS

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed concept to construct a 5-unit affordable apartment building.  Chris Wilson, Michelle Baltus Pribyl and Matt Soucek, representing PLL, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Wilson gave a history of PPL.  Ms. Pribyl reviewed the site plan with the Commission.

Bill Gibson of 1309-11 Oxford appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Gibson expressed concerns regarding parking, traffic, and utilities.

Doug Homes of 14010 Oxford appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Homes expressed concerns regarding the cut-through traffic on Oxford.

ADJOURN

Mr. Kuznia moved and Mr. Kerssen seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:51 p.m.