BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that the city council finds the following:
(a) Robert Bissell has submitted to the city council, a special use permit request for a low density planned development on 16 acres of property legally described as follows:
(1) Lots 32, 33 and 34, Block 3, Hyde Park and that part of Government Lot 2, Section 26, Township 51 North, Range 13 West, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, described as follows:
Commencing at the point of intersection of the southerly right-of-way line of the Saint Louis and Lake County Railroad authority right-of-way (f.k.a. D.M.&I.R. Railroad) and the east line of said Government Lot 2; thence south 51 degrees 26 minutes 36 seconds west, along said southerly right-of-way line a distance of 1,037.71 feet to the point of beginning; thence north 51 degrees 26 minutes 36 seconds east, along said southerly right-of-way line a distance of 422.90 feet; thence south 20 degrees 33 minutes 24 seconds east a distance of 199.79 feet; thence south 51 degrees 26 minutes 36 seconds west a distance of 348.37 feet to the point of intersection with a line that bears south 42 degrees 20 minutes 11 seconds east from the point of beginning; thence south 42 degrees 20 minutes 11 seconds east a distance of 446.0 feet to the northerly right-of-way line of Congdon Boulevard (Scenic Highway 61); thence westerly, along said northerly right-of-way line a distance of 1,162.0 feet to the west line of said Government Lot 2; thence northerly, along said west line a distance of 655.0 feet to the southerly right-of-way line of the Saint Louis and Lake County Railroad authority right-of-way (f.k.a. D.M.&I.R. Railroad); thence north 51 degrees 26 minutes 36 seconds east, along said southerly right-of-way line a distance of 679.0 feet to the point of beginning.
Subject to and together with any valid easements, restrictions and reservations, if any;
(b) Said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing held during the regular meeting on February 13, 2007, and the commission has subsequently reported its recommendation of conditional approval to the city council;
(c) The applicant’s compliance with conditions set out in this permitting resolution will remedy any shortcomings identified by the city planning commission's findings of inadequacies in the submitted documents, and that compliance with the conditions contained herein, will adequately protect the comprehensive plan and conserve and protect property values in the neighborhood and comply with City Code Section 50-32 (reference Planning Commission File No. 07008);
(d) That a special use permit is hereby granted to Robert Bissell to construct five two-family dwellings each with two-car attached garages, five detached two-car garages, and landscaping along a private roadway that accesses Congdon Boulevard approximately 1/2 mile east of the Lakewood pumping station, with the following terms and conditions:
(1) That the project be limited to, developed and maintained according to plans entitled, “Condominium Development - Robert Bissell,” sheets S1 - New Site Plan (Revised 2/13/2007), S2 - Water Resource Management Plan (submitted 2/13/2007), and A1 (dated 1/3/2007) all as submitted by Helstrom Architects and identified as Public Document No. _______________;
(2) That the property sign near Congdon Boulevard consist of two sign faces, each no larger than 20 square feet in area, and that the signs be set back from the right-of-way at least ten feet and that the sign faces not be illuminated.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution grants a low density planned development special use permit to Robert Bissell to construct five two-family dwellings each with two-car attached garages, five detached two-car garages, and landscaping along a private roadway that accesses Congdon Boulevard approximately one-half mile east of the Lakewood pumping station. The site is the former Duluth Tent and Trailer Campgrounds.
The planning commission unanimously approved the special use permit request at their regular meeting held February 13, 2007. The commissioners based their recommendation for the special use permit on the finding that the proposed project would not result in a random pattern of development causing negative fiscal or environmental impacts.
Approval of this resolution and development of the property accordingly will result in an increase of the tax base.
Petition received: January 3, 2007
Petition certified: January 3, 2007
Action date for special use permit: May 3, 2007