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October 15, 2018, Monday - Public Hearing (includes the Eleven project) at City Hall

Time: 4:30pm

Location: City Hall, Room 317, 350 S 5th Street

Included in today's meeting:

Item 11: Eleven, 1101 W River Pkwy,  Ward 3

Staff report by Peter Crandall, PLAN7532

The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt staff findings for the applications by Arcadia on the River, LLC.

A.      Conditional use permit.

Recommended Motion: Approve the conditional use permit to allow a new mixed use Planned Unit Development, subject to the following conditions:

1.       The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within two years of approval.

2.       In order to meet the minimum standards for pedestrian improvements the applicant shall implement a curb-separated pedestrian pathway connecting the plaza with the proposed pedestrian path along the south property line.

B.      Variance to decrease the minimum rear yard requirement.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 99 feet to 40 feet.

C.      Variance to increase the maximum height of a fence.

Recommended Motion: Approve the variance to reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 99 feet to 40 feet.

D.      Site plan review.

Recommended Motion: Approve the site plan review for a new 41 story (48 stories per the zoning code definition of stories) mixed use building with 12,300 square feet of commercial uses, subject to the following conditions:

1.       All site improvements shall be completed by October 15, 2020, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

2.       CPED staff shall review and approve the final site, elevation, landscaping, and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

3.       The applicant shall screen all on-site mechanical equipment to meet the standards of chapter 535 of the zoning code.

E.       Preliminary and final plat.

Recommended Motion: Approve the application for preliminary and final plat.