Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

September 30, 2014

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Brian Hunke, Scott Kerssen, Matt McNeil, Mike Tait, Andrew Fisher, and Charles Firth.  Jennifer Allard was absent.

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Fisher moved and Mr. McNeil seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the August 26, 2014, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

ITEM: CUP 14-2 CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR DRIVE-THROUGH AT 1728 MAINSTREET

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed Marco’s pizza restaurant.  Mark Yoo, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Yoo reviewed the plans to renovate the building with the Commission. 

The public hearing was opened at 6:43 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Firth moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:44 p.m.

Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ14-11, recommending approval of a conditional use permit to operate a drive-through at 1728 Mainstreet.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: SPR 14-2 SITE PLAN APPROVAL AT 1728 MAINSTREET

Ms. Anderson reviewed the plans with the Commission.  Mark Yoo, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Yoo stated that they have opened 87 Marco’s pizzas in the last 20 months.  Mr. Yoo also discussed the renovations to the building. 

The public hearing was opened at 6:46 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Hunke seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:47 p.m.

Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Hunke seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ14-13, recommending approval of a site plan at 1728 Mainstreet.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: ZONING AMENDMENT - LIQUOR STORES

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the proposed amendment and the options.  Some of the items discussed are as follows: whether MGM would have a competitive advantage if the size was grandfathered; should we be limiting businesses; and, the small size of our city.  The Commission came to a consensus that staff would draft an ordinance that would limit the size of liquor stores in the B-2 and B-3 zoning districts to 10,000 square feet.

ITEM: ZN 14-5 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT - FORMER LANDFILL

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed amendment and why we are required to amend the Comprehensive Plan. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:03 p.m.  Pat Butler appeared at the public hearing.  Ms. Anderson stated that the amending of the Comprehensive Plan will not change the use of the landfill.

Mr. Fisher moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:06 p.m.

Mr. Tait moved and Mr. McNeil seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ14-9, recommending approval of a Comprehensive Plan amendment for the former landfill.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: ZN 14-6 REZONING LANDFILL

Ms. Anderson reviewed the rezoning with the Commission. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:07 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Firth moved and Mr. Hunke seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:08 p.m.

Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Tait seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ14-10, recommending approval of a rezoning of the former landfill.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ADJOURN

Mr. Tait moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

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