01-0079R

RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING A PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION APPROVING A SITE PLAN UNDER CONDITIONS OF A WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE VARIANCE TO BETTY GEORGE SOLA, ET AL., FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 701 LAKE AVENUE.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

        WHEREAS, an appeal has been submitted to the city council for the planning commission approval of a site plan in accordance with the conditions of a Water Resources Management Ordinance variance, granted on August 23, 2000, and affirmed by city council Resolution No. 00-0627 on September 11, 2000, to allow a 60 percent impervious surface of the surface 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 finding that the site plan submitted by Blesener-Dahlberg-Prestige Architects entitled, "Site Plan, South Pier Inn," dated 10-18-00 and the calculation of the proportion of the parcel that has impervious surface, complies with the August 23, 2000, variance action "for up to 60 percent impervious surface"; and

        WHEREAS, the city council planning committee heard public comment on the appeal of the November 14, 2000, planning commission action on January 16, 2001.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council affirms the action of the city planning commission of November 14, 2000, and finds that the above cited site plan and calculation complies with the condition of the commission variance action of August 23, 2000, and the council Resolution No. 00-0627 of September 11, 2000, 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, and that this decision is based upon the submissions to counil and the file of the planning department and planning commission.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution reaffirms the planning commission action of November 12, 2000, which approved a site plan for "South Pier Inn" as compliant with the condition that the project not exceed 60 percent of the site. The planning commission approved this site plan by a unanimous vote on November 14, 2000.