BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 50-140(c) of the Duluth City Code, Robert Johannessen has appealed to the city council regarding the city planning commission’s denial of a front yard parking permit for property legally described as Lot 14, Block 25, Lakewater Division of Duluth; and
WHEREAS, the city planning commission, at a public hearing held during the regular December 14, 2004, meeting, resolved to deny this request by a vote of 10-0-2; and
WHEREAS, the city council’s planning and economic development committee held a committee hearing January 24, 2005, to consider this appeal and determined that the city planning commission’s action was appropriate because the request does not meet the requirements of Section 50-30 of the City Code for the following reasons:
(a) Adequate off street parking is available for the property, including a two-car garage plus rear yard parking for two vehicles;
(b) The proposed parking space is located in the street right-of-way (reference Planning Commission File No. 04132).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth, in accordance with Section 50-141, finds that the decision of the planning commission is upheld and that no front yard parking permit shall be issued to the requestor.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will have no impact on the tax base.
The resolution reaffirms the December 14, 2004, action of the city planning commission and its denial of a front yard parking permit to the requestor.
Date of application received by planning and development: November 23, 2004
Action date: March 23, 2004