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1 2013 Planning Commission Annual Report

2 Table of Contents Letter from the Chair 3 Attendance Record 4 Residential Developments 5 Business Developments 6 Institutional Development 6 Special Projects 6 Planning Case Directory 7 Left to right: Council Liaison Jordan, Commissioners Russell, Lessard, Schmidt, West Halfner, Chair Nguyen, Commissioners Cupka, Walker, and Stuewe. Not Pictured Commissioner Trapp. 2

3 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT April 7, 2014 Dear Mayor Lunde and Council Members, I am pleased to present the 2013 Planning Commission Annual Report. The past year has been busy for the Commission with twelve public hearings and six work sessions. We reviewed more developments and larger developments in 2013 than in the past few years. Many of the projects we reviewed last year are now taking shape. The Olympus facility is making a statement along the south side of Highway 610 just across from the Target North Campus. Other exciting projects will be opening up in 2014, including Broadway Pizza and Freddie s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. With the 2013 opening of Fiesta Cancun and the addition of another McDonald s location our restaurant choices continue to expand. We also appreciate the investment of established restaurants, such as Mad Jack s patio improvements. The Commission likes to help homeowners improve their property. We were able to help out five homeowners through recommending approval of variances that allow them to reinvest in their homes. Commissioners also continued to volunteer with other committees and commissions including Business Forward, the Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission, and the Bottineau Citizens Advisory Commission. In 2013, the Building to 2030 Taskforce and Public Art Task Force were convened to study specific issues. The Planning Commission was represented on both task forces. Work in these groups helps the Planning Commission in our discussions on many City Code related projects. The Commissioners appreciate the opportunities to work with the Council and other commissions to make Brooklyn Park a thriving community inspiring pride where opportunities exist for all. Sincerely, Anh Nguyen, Planning Commission Chair 3

4 2013 Attendance Record Commissioners Liaison Steve Antolak Jeff Cupka George Lessard Anh Nguyen Wynfred Russell Steve Schmidt Sarah Stuewe Matthew Trapp Miranda Walker Tonja West Hafner Council Member John Jordan Maggie Otte Intern R R W R R R W R W R W R R W R W R R P P P P P P P P P P A E P P P P E E P P P P P P A P P A P E P A P A P P E E P A P A E E E P P P P P P P P P P P P E P A A P A E E E E A A A P P P A P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P E P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P E P P P P P E P P E A P P E P P P P P E P P P P P E E E P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P Staff Abigail Shafer CD Generalist Jake Rosenberg CD Generalist Senior Planner Cindy Sherman Planning & Development Director Jason Aarsvold CD Director P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P R = Regular Meeting W = Work Session Meeting P = Present A = Absent E = Excused 4

5 Residential Development The Planning Commission reviewed three residential subdivisions in One more residential lot was created through the Charter School Addition plat (Athlos Leadership Academy). In all, 140 new single family lots were approved. Additionally, a modification to the Wickford Village master plan was reviewed reducing the number of attached units and introducing single family units into the development. Hidden Trail Estates is a six lot single family subdivision along the east side of Fallgold Parkway north of 101 st Avenue. Summer 2014 construction is expected. Parkside West (pictured left below) was approved in the spring of 2013 and the first homes were under construction by late The 38 single family lots are located south of the Oxbow Creek Drive and east of Winnetka Avenue. Oxbow Cove (below right) was reviewed in late 2013 for construction of 95 single family lots. This subdivision reflects the latest trends in single family neighborhoods by offering smaller lots with amenity rich features such as a neighborhood playground and pool. Development of the site off Oxbow Creek Drive between 105 th Trail and Maryland Avenue is scheduled for Spring showed an increase of 25 units in new home construction. Most of the building permits were in the Oxbow Creek West and Tessman Century Farm subdivisions that were approved in 2005 and Residential Units by building permit type Single Family, Duplex, Detached Townhomes Townhomes (3+ units) Condos/Apartments

6 Business Development The Planning Commission reviewed applications for four new restaurants and the expansion of one established restaurant. Fiesta Cancun, a new full service Mexican restaurant, opened at th Ave N. in June. McDonald s opened their fourth location in the community late The Planning Commission reviewed proposed changes to the former KFC/Pizza Hut building at 8540 Edinburgh Centre Drive for Freddie s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. A summer 2014 opening is anticipated. Earlier in the year, the Planning Commission reviewed landscaping and signage changes at the Edinburgh Festival Center in order to provide a better business climate. As a result, Broadway Pizza found the location desirable and was approved for a new full service restaurant with patio seating. They will be open in Spring Mad Jack s has been in the community for several years and received approval to enlarge the patio bar. Olympus Surgical Technologies America broke ground on a 181,000 square foot high tech research and manufacturing facility (pictured right) at 9600 Louisiana Avenue North. The Olympus facility will bring 268 jobs to the City upon opening late summer 2014 and nearly $400,000 in tax revenue. Institutional Development Athlos Leadership Academy, a nationallysponsored public charter school, was reviewed for a new facility at Noble Parkway (pictured left). The New Visions Academy, the local charter school transforming into Athlos, also received interim approval to locate in the Edinbrook Church building until the new facility is ready for occupancy in fall Discovery Church at st Avenue North added a farmer s market to provide the neighborhood an opportunity to shop for fresh and healthy vegetables. Special Projects The Building to 2030 Task Force was formed by City Council to address the community s vision for the 1,500 acres of undeveloped land in NW Brooklyn Park. After months of meetings, expert led presentations and panel discussions, tours, and exercises, the Task Force successfully drafted recommendations that will be used to guide future land use decisions. 6

7 Planning Case Directory CASE # Hidden Trail Estates Subdivision of 2.51 acres into six single family lots. NE Corner of 101 st Ave. N. and Fallgold Pkwy. N. Shawn & Patricia Bolden 8141 Georgia Ct Brooklyn Park, MN P: /13/2013 3/25/2013 Preliminary Plat R# Final Plat 6/24/2013 R# Abigail Shafer Discover Church Conditional Use Permit for a farmers market st Ave. N. Jessica Kuhn st Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN P: Discover Church st Ave. N. P: /13/2013 2/25/2013 R# Linder's Greenhouses Conditional Use Permit amendment to change the location of the garden center Edinburgh Centre Dr. N. Adopting multi family housing design guidelines and ordinance modifications. Linder's Greenhouses, Inc. 275 W. Wheelock Pkwy. St. Paul, MN P: Inland Commercial Real Estate th St. N. Oakdale, MN P: City of Brooklyn Park th Ave. N P: McDonald's Corp 1650 W. 82 nd St., #900 Bloomington, MN P: /13/2013 4/10/2013 3/25/2013 R# /22/2013 O# Cindy Sherman McDonald's Conditional Use Permit for a restaurant with a drive thru Xenia Ave. N. Property owner: TCF National Bank 801 Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN P: /10/2013 4/22/2013 R#

8 CASE # Jason Bertsch th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN P: Walgreen's Conditional Use Permit Amendment to extend hours of operation th Ave. N. Carl Brueckner 4006 Pinecrest Dr. Champaign, IL P: /10/2013 4/22/2013 R# Maria Salazar 20 Eastwood Estates Redwood Falls, MN P: Fiesta Cancun Conditional Use Permit for a new Class II restaurant with a full liquor license th Ave. N. Edinburgh Plaza, LLC C/O Tri Star Management 600 So. Hwy. 169 St. Louis Park, MN P: /10/2013 4/22/2013 R# Robert Caswell Variance to the side yard setback for a house addition th Trail N Robert Caswell th Trail N. Brooklyn Park, MN P: 5/8/2013 5/28/2013 R# Springs at 610 Crossings Development of a 340 unit rental community. Southeast of Oak Grove Parkway and Xenia Ave. N. Continental 229 Fund LLC Continental Properties Co., Inc. W134 N8675 Executive Pkwy. Menomonee Falls, WI P: TCF National Bank 801 Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN P: /8/2013 Denial 2/3/2015 Denied R#

9 CASE # Stone Mt. Pet Lodge Conditional Use Permit and Plat for a pet boarding facility. Southeast corner of 100 th Ave. N. and Zane Ave. N. David Baltimore St. NE Blaine, MN P: /12/2013 Denial 8/5/2013 Denied R# Edinbrook Church Conditional Use Permit to lease space to a charter school Edinbrook Pkwy. N. Edinbrook Church 4300 Edinbrook Pkwy. N. P: Property Owner; 6/12/2013 6/24/2013 R# Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze Interim Use Permit for a corn maze festival th Ave. N. Egan Companies Conditional Use Permit for outdoor storage Boone Ave. N. Athlos Leadership Academy Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Plat, and Site Plan Review for Construction of K 8 Public Charter School Noble Pkwy. N. Bert Bouwman Lilac Dr. Eden Prairie, MN P: Martin Harstad Brooklyn Holdings LLP 2195 Silver Lake Road New Brighton, MN Greg Koetz Egan Company 7625 Boone Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN P: The Charter School Fund II (New Visions Academy) 855 Broad St., #300 Boise, ID P: Excel Energy 414 Nicollet Mall GO 5 Minneapolis, MN P: /12/2013 6/12/2013 7/10/2013 7/22/2013 R# /15/2013 R# /22/2013 Preliminary Plat R# Site Plan Review R# /26/2013 Final Plat R# Rezoning O#

10 CASE # David Hayes South Shore Dr. Plymouth, MN P: Mad Jack's Conditional Use Permit amendment for an exterior bar addition Brooklyn Blvd. N. Edinburgh Festival Centre Conditional Use Permit Amendment for landscape improvements and an additional sign along 85 th Ave Edinburgh Centre Dr. N. Parkside West Plat and Rezoning for 38 single family lots. NE of Winnetka Ave. N. & Rush Creek Trail River West Homes Variance to side yard setback requirements Tessman Ln. N. Inland Real Estate Park Square LLC th St. N. Oakdale, MN P: Inland Commercial Property Management th St. N. Oakdale, MN P: Inland Edinburgh Festival LLC 2910 Butterfield Rd. Oak Brook, IL P: Dave Gonyea GW Land Development Old County Rd. 15, #200 Plymouth, MN Martin Harstad Brooklyn Holdings LP River West Homes, Inc Glen Edin Ln. N. P: SAME 6/12/2013 6/12/2013 6/26/2013 6/12/2013 6/24/2013 R# /15/2013 R# /15/2013 Preliminary Plat R# /22/2013 Rezoning O# /26/2013 Final Plat R# /24/2013 R#

11 CASE # Hidden Beach Amendment to Planned Unit Development # to allow for a Commercial Outdoor Recreation Facility and Conditional Use Permit for a Class II Restaurant Boone Ave. N. Hidden Beach, Inc nd Ave. N. Crystal, MN P: James Roach Sandor Development N. Pennsylvania St., #100 Indianapolis, IN P: /10/2013 7/22/2013 R# Jake Rosenberg Andrei Yunchyk Kyle Ave. N. P: Andrei Yunchyk Variance to accessory structure size Douglas Dr. N. Andrei Osinsky 1707 Raleigh Ln. Eden Prairie, MN P: /10/2013 7/22/2013 R# /22/2013 Preliminary Plat/ Development Plan R# Maggy Otte 8/19/2013 Final Plat (4 th ) R# Wickford Village Revitalization Amended Development Plan and Plat for attached townhomes and single family lots on undeveloped portions of Wickford Village. Wickford Pkwy. N. west of Regent Ave. N. Astra Ventures, Inc. 42 Ladd St., #317 East Greenwich, RI P: James Michael Seed Trust 42 Ladd St., #317 East Greenwich, RI P: /10/2013 8/26/2013 Accessory Residential Spaces R# /16/2013 Final Plat (5 th ) R#

12 CASE # Zoning Code Text Amendment Setbacks in R2A & R2B zoning districts (withdrawn) Mississippi Gardens Plat, Rezoning, and Conditional Use Permit for a Wedding Event Center. (continued) West River Rd. N. City of Brooklyn Park th Ave. N. P: Withdrawn Withdrawn Jamie Leopold Riverbend Properties Mississippi Dr. N. Champlin, MN P: On Hold On Hold Harstad Hills, Inc. Conditional Use Permit for excavation and grading. Northwest of Winnetka Ave. N. and the Rush Creek Trail Harstad Hills Inc Silver Lake Rd. New Brighton, MN P: Martin Harstad Brooklyn Holdings LLP 2195 Silver Lake Road New Brighton, MN /14/2013 8/26/2013 R# Jake Rosenberg Harstad Hills Inc Silver Lake Rd. New Brighton, MN P: Scannell Properties 3 Hwy 55 West, Suite B Buffalo, MN P: FedEx Concept Plan for a distribution facility. Southwest of 109 th Ave. N. and Winnetka Ave. N. Martin Harstad Brooklyn Holdings LLP 2195 Silver Lake Rd. New Brighton, MN /24/2013 Favorable 8/5/2013 Unfavorable Cindy Sherman Moratorium regarding new religious institutions in all non residential zoning districts. City of Brooklyn Park th Ave. N. P: /11/2013 9/23/2013 O# Cindy Sherman 12

13 CASE # Troy Vokaty Variance to garage side yard setback Dupont Ave. N. Oxbow Cove Preliminary Plat and Rezoning for development of 95 single family residential lots, four association lots, and park land. Southeast of Oxbow Creek Dr. N. between 105 th Tr. N. and Maryland Ave. N. Disabled American Veterans Conditional Use Permit for outdoor display and storage of a donation bin Lakeland Ave. N. The Lord s Chosen Charismatic Church Conditional Use Permit for a religious institution th Ave. N. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Conditional Use Permit for a Class I Restaurant with a drive thru window Edinburgh Centre Dr. N. Troy Vokaty th Ln. NW Andover, MN Landmark Development Nathan Fair/Dean Hanson Hanson Blvd. Andover, MN P: Eldon Tessman th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of MN State Veterans Service Building 3 rd Floor St. Paul, MN P: Mills Properties Inc. P.O. Box 5055 Brainerd, MN Pastor Mbaegbu th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN Hey Hguyen (Bldg. owner) Westgate Professional Building 4117 Foxglove Ave. N. Innercore Restaurant Holdings LLC 261 School Ave. Excelsior, MN P: GE Capital Commercial, Inc th St. NW, 5 th Floor Washington, DC P: /11/ /9/ /9/ /9/ /9/2013 9/23/2013 R# /16/2013 Preliminary Plat R# Rezoning O# /27/2014 Final Plat R# /28/2013 R# /28/2013 R# /28/2013 R# Jake Rosenberg Jake Rosenberg 13

14 CASE # Dan Keil Variance for a concrete pad and shelter Kentucky Ave. N. Dan Keil 6924 Kentucky Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN P: /13/ /25/2013 R# Mark O'Connell 2714 Fillmore St. NE Minneapolis, MN P: Broadway Pizza Conditional Use Permit for a Class II restaurant and exterior improvements Edinburgh Centre Dr. N. Brenda Thomas Inland Commercial Real Estate th St. N. Oakdale, MN P: /13/ /25/2013 R# Conor Commercial Comprehensive Plan Amendment to re classify land for Business Park uses. 6648, 6656, 6700, and 6716 West Broadway N. Olympus Site Plan Review for construction of a 180,000 square foot office/ manufacturing building Louisiana Ave. N. Amy Rzepka Conor Commercial Real Estate 9550 W. Higgins Rd., #200 Rosemont, IL P: Alone Marion Wickham 6716 West Broadway Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN P: Ryan Companies US Inc. 50 S. 10 th St., Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN BPP, LLC 5600 N. Hwy. 169 New Hope, MN P: /13/ /23/ /25/2013 # /28/2013 R#

15 CASE # Affordable Tire Conditional Use Permit for a tire installation and light auto repair business Brooklyn Blvd. N. Lowell Zitzloff LNR Properties 319 Barry Ave. S., #301 Wayzata, MN P: /11/ /16/2013 R# Sign Code Amendment pertaining to temporary non profit organization signs. City of Brooklyn Park th Av N P: /8/14 2/3/14 O# Modern Manufacturing & Engineering Side yard setback variance for a building addition Winnetka Ave. N. Roman Roos Rome Development/MME 1727 Green Crest Dr. Victoria, MN P: Hue Van Lien 9380 Winnetka Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN P: /8/14 1/27/14 R#