00-0627R

RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING A PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION GRANTING A WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE VARIANCE TO BETTY GEORGE SOLA, ET AL., FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 701 LAKE AVENUE.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, an appeal has been submitted to the city council for a Water Resources Management Ordinance variance to allow a 60 percent impervious surface of the surfce area of property described as Lots 238 and 140, Lake Avenue, Upper Duluth, and Lots 235, 237 and 239, Minnesota Avenue, Upper Duluth, and located at 701 Lake Avenue South, 718-720 Minnesota Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the city council finds that the planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan, to protect the environment by use of a sediment basin for run off, to further the intent of Chapter 51 of the City Code and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood if conditions are observed, and that denial of the variance will constitute a hardship to the owner.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council reaffirms the action of the city planning commission of August 23, 2000, adopts the findings of the commission and grants a Water Resource Management Ordinance variance to allow up to 60 percent impervious surface of the surface area of the property described as Lots 238 and 140, Lake Avenue, Upper Duluth, and Lots 235, 237 and 239, Minnesota Avenue, Upper Duluth, and located at 701 Lake Avenue South, 718-720 Minnesota Avenue; on the condition that project plans be reviewed and approved by the planning commission prior to the issuance of building permits.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution reaffirms the planning commission action of August 23, 2000, which grants an impervious surface variance from the general development shoreland zone requirement of 30 percent maximum surface to allow for up to 60 percent impervious surface for the redevelopment of property located at 701 Lake Avenue South on Park Point

The planning commission granted this variance by a vote of 5-4 at its August 23, 2000, meeting.