Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

October 27, 2015

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Brian Hunke, Gary Newhouse, Scott Kerssen, Emily Wallace-Jackson, Matt McNeil and James Warden.  Mike Tait 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. McNeil moved and Mr. Hunke seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the September 29, 2015, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

ITEM: REZONING 810 FIRST STREET SOUTH

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed rezoning.  Tony Kuechle, representing Kelly Doran, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Kuechle reviewed the proposed rezoning from Industrial to Mixed Use. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:07 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr.  McNeil moved and Mr. Newhouse 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. Hunke seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ15-25, recommending approval for rezoning 810 First Street South.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  SITE PLAN APPROVAL – 241-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING

Ms. Anderson reviewed the 241-unit apartment building with the Commission. Tony Kuechle, representing Kelly Doran, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Kuechle reviewed the site plan with the Commission. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:08 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr.  Warden moved and Mr. Newhouse seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:02 p.m.

Mr. McNeil moved and Ms. Wallace-Jackson seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ15-26, recommending approval for the construction of a 241-unit apartment building. The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  SIDE YARD VARIANCE – 140 11TH AVENUE NORTH

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed variance. Ms. Anderson stated that she received positive comments for this variance. Billee Kraut, the applicant, appeared before the Commission. No one appeared at the meeting regarding this item.

Mr. Newhouse moved and Mr. Hunke seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ15-24, recommending approval of a side yard setback variance at 140 11th Avenue North. The motion was approved unanimously.

ADJOURN

Mr. Warden moved and Mr. Hunke seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

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