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Staff Reports

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Special Planning Commission Meeting 

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PL 19-061 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Property Near the Former UDAC Site, Generally Between East Ninth Street Alley and East Skyline, and Between Fourth Avenue East and Seventh Avenue East, From R-1 (Residential-Traditional) to MU-N (Mixed Use Neighborhood) and P-1 (Parks and Open Space) by the City of Duluth

PL 19-060 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Property Between East Second Street and East Third Street, and Between Sixth Avenue East and Ninth Avenue East, From R-2 (Residential-Urban) to MU-N (Mixed Use Neighborhood) by the City of Duluth

PL 19-023 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Property Near the Essentia Campus, Between East Superior Street and East Second Street, and Between Third Avenue East and Eighth Avenue East, From Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MU-N), Mixed Use Commercial (MU-C), and Form District Downtown Mix (F-8), to Mixed Use Institutional (MU-I) and Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MU-N) by the City of Duluth

PL 19-019 Concurrent Use Permit for Structure Over the Right of Way of the First Avenue East Alley, Related to the New Hospital Facility at 502 East Second Street by Essentia Health

PL 19-021 Concurrent Use Permit for Support Pillars In, and a Structure Over, the Right of Way of First Avenue East, Related to the New Hospital Facility at 502 East Second Street by Essentia Health

PL 19-022 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Utility Work Under the Right of Way of Fifth Avenue East, Related to the New Hospital Facility at 502 East Second Street by Essentia Health

PL 19-018 Mixed Use Institution (MU-I) Planning Review For a Replacement Hospital Bed Tower, Surgical Suites and Clinic Space at 502 East Second Street by Essentia Health (Vision Northland)

PL 19-056 Variance from Side Yard Setbacks at 515 North Lake Avenue by Elden Lindamood

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting 

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Presentations

PL 19-057 St. Louis River Corridor Duluth Natural Areas Program Nomination by City of Duluth Parks Department

Unfinished Items

PL 19-014 UDC Text Amendment Exempt Vacation Dwelling Units in Form Districts from the Maximum Cap of 60 Units by the City of Duluth

Consent Agenda

PL 19-028 Renewal of Existing Vacation Dwelling Unit Interim Use Permit at 124 North Hawthorne Road by Theresa Hanson        

PL 19-034 Minor Subdivision at 431 East Skyline Parkway by Ralph Raschick

PL 19-037 Minor Subdivision at 4306 Enterprise Circle by Duluth Seaway Port Authority

PL 19-033 Vacation of Pedestrian Easement and Dedication of Replacement Easement at 4500 Cambridge Street by Saint Francis of Assisi, Inc 

PL 19-031 Vacation of Oakland Avenue between Gold Street and Maryland Street by City of Duluth Parks Department on behalf of the University of Minnesota, Duluth

Public Hearings

PL 19-032 R-P Regulating Plan Amendment to allow Type I, Type VI and Type VII Buildings on the west side of North 53rd Avenue West north of Ramsey Street by Talle & Associates for Ramsey VI

PL 19-042 Vacation of Skywalk Easement in Minnesota Power Building at 30 West Superior Street and Vacation of Easements with rededication of replacement easements for the plazas on either side of Lake Avenue at Superior Street by Minnesota Power 

PL 19-029 Variance from the Shoreland Setback to build a New Single Family Home at 442 North 85th Avenue West 

PL 19-035 Variance from Corner Side Yard Setback for a garage at 5419 London Road by Philmore Properties, LLC 

PL 19-036 Variance from Shoreland Setbacks for a garage and home addition at 435 W. Toledo St. by Kelly Kairos 

PL 19-038 Interim Use Permit for Lake View Land Co LLC for Vacation Dwelling Unit at 1235 Minnesota Avenue 

PL 19-039 Interim Use Permit for Lake View Land Co LLC for Accessory Vacation Dwelling Unit at 1235 Minnesota Avenue 

PL 19-024 Appeal of a Land Use Supervisor’s Decision Related to a Required Improvements of a Driveway Easement

Other Business  

PL 19-058 Hartley Duluth Natural Areas Program Management Plan Extension by City of Duluth Parks Department

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting 

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 Unfinished Items

PL 19-026 Recommendation for Adoption Imagine Duluth 2035 Implementation Actions Matrix for 2018

PL 19-014 UDC Text Amendment Exempt Vacation Dwelling Units in Form Districts from the Maximum Cap of 60 Units by the City of Duluth

Public Hearings

PL 19-011 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone 5300 Bristol Street and 202/210 North Central Avenue from Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N) and Form District Mid Rise Community Mix (F-4) to Mixed Use-Commercial (MU-C) by Miners Inc

PL 19-013 Upper Central and East Hillside Future Land Use Study

PL 19-002 Special Use Permit for a Residential Care Facility (More than 7 Individuals) at 4425 Norwood Street by American Indian Community Housing Organization, Withdrawn from the February 12, 2019, Planning Commission Agenda

PL 19-017 Mixed Use Commercial (MU-C) Planning Review for a New 82 Room Hotel at 1506 Maple Grove Road by Brutger Equities

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Planning Commission Special Meeting

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Vision Northland Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for a New Institutional Structure Near the Corner of East 2nd Street and North 4th Avenue East by Essentia Health

Unfinished Business

PL 19-009 Vacation of Unimproved Right of Way of N 61st Avenue West (Approximately 400 Feet, North of the Intersection of 61st Ave West and West 8th Street) at 12 S 61st Avenue West by David Polson

PL 19-014 UDC Text Amendment Exempt Vacation Dwelling Units in Form Districts from the Maximum Cap of 60 Units by the city of Duluth

Discussion on Imagine Duluth 2035 Metrics and Measurements Report 2018 and Draft Implementation Actions Matrix 2018

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting

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EAW Public Hearing (Estimated 30-45 Minutes)

Public Comments on the Vision Northland Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for a New Institutional Structure Near the Corner of East 2nd Street and North 4th Avenue East by Essentia Health

Consent Agenda

PL 19-008 Vacation of Unimproved Right of Way of Sundby Street (Approximately 400 Feet, South of Page Street) at 1410 West Page Street by Michael and Jennifer Hudyma

PL 19-009 Vacation of Unimproved Right of Way of N 61st Avenue West (Approximately 400 Feet, North of the Intersection of 61st Ave West and West 8th Street) at 12 S 61st Avenue West by David Polson

Public Hearings

PL 19-003 Minor Subdivision to Split Existing Lot (Tract A of RLS 93) into Two Parcels at 2906 West 15th Street by Gregg Anderson

PL 19-007 Minor Subdivision to Split Existing Lot (Tract C of RLS 93) into Two Parcels at 2906 West 15th Street by Gregg Anderson

PL 19-012 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone 3802 Trinity Road (NE Corner of Anderson Road and Trinity Road) from Mixed Use Neighborhood (MU-N) to Mixed Use-Business (MU-B) by Republic Bank

PL 19-014 UDC Text Amendment Exempt Vacation Dwelling Units in Form Districts from the Maximum Cap of 60 Units by the city of Duluth

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda

PL 18-160 Renewal of Existing Vacation Rental Dwelling Permit at 1003 and 1005 South Lake Avenue by Island Twin Homes LLC

PL 19-004 Concurrent Use Permit to Allow Existing Garage to Encroach into Public Right of Way by Four Feet in the Platted Right of Way of 48th Avenue East at 4831 London Road by Tom Kolar

PL 19-005 Vacation of 216 Feet of the Platted Right of Way of Gladstone Street, West of 49th Avenue East, by Tom Kolar

Public Hearings

PL 19-002 Special Use Permit for a Residential Care Facility (More than 7 Individuals) at 4425 Norwood Street by American Indian Community Housing  Organization

PL 19-001 Variance from Form District Standards for a New Commercial Structure at 1801 London by William Scalzo and Scalzo Architects

PL 19-006 UDC Text Amendment Allowing Preschools and Daycare Facilities in the MU-B (Mixed Use Business) Zone District

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting

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Public Hearings

PL 18-158 Mixed Use Institutional (MU-I) Planning Review to replace the existing parking deck east of Building A with a new structure containing an ambulance garage, heliport, and Emergency Department dropoff/parking at 1012 East Second Street and improvements to the parking lot on the north side of East Second Street by St. Luke’s Hospital

PL 18-161 Minor Subdivision to consolidate five platted lots into two parcels at 237 Fairmont St. by Jon A. Helstrom 

PL 18-157 Variance from Front and Side Yard Setbacks in a Residential-Traditional (R-1) District at 1003 East 5th Street by Molly Wick

PL 18-159 Vacation of Public Right of Way and Retention of Utility Easement For a Portion of Ramsey Street Near 4920 Recycle Way by the City of Duluth

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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CONSENT AGENDA

 PL 18-148 Minor Subdivision to Divide 1.65 Acres Into Two Parcels, One Parcel Containing A House (2821 Hagberg St.), And A Second Vacant Parcel by Holly Dahl

 PL 18-125 Variance from Shoreland Setback at 3429 Minnesota Avenue by Duluth Rowing Club (Tabled from November 13, 2018 PC Meeting)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

PL 18-152 Change the Future Land Use Designation from Open Space to Institutional for Property at the Southwest Corner of Trinity Road and Lake Superior College Drive (Miller Creek Disc Golf Course) by the City of Duluth

PL 18-153 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone the Southwest Corner of Trinity Road and Lake Superior College Drive (Miller Creek Disc Golf Course) from Residential-Traditional (R-1) to Mixed Use-Institutional (MU-I) by the City of Duluth

OTHER BUSINESS

PL 18-154 Tax Increment Financing Comprehensive Plan Compliance for a Mixed Use Commercial and Housing Development the Corner of East Superior Street and North Fourth Avenue East (Voyager Hotel Site)

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Unfinished Item

PL 18-122 MU-W Planning Review for 15 Room Expansion at the Existing Hotel at 1033 Minnesota Avenue by Park Point Marina Inn and Suites, LLC (Tabled from October 9, 2018, Meeting for More Information)

Consent Agenda

PL 18-134 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstruction (Small Cell Antenna) on a MN Power Pole in the Public Right of Way at 4518 Trinity Road by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless

PL 18-135 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstruction (Small Cell Antenna) on a City Pole in the Public Right of Way at 1740 Maple Grove Road by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Public Hearings

PL 18-068 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Area C and Area D, South of Arrowhead Road Near Kenwood Avenue from Residential-Traditional (R-1) to Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N) by the City of Duluth

PL 18-068 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Area A and Area B, North of Arrowhead Road Near Kenwood Avenue from Residential-Traditional (R-1) and Residential-Urban (R-2) to Residential-Urban (R-2) Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N) by the City of Duluth

PL 18-125 Variance from Shoreland Setback at 3429 Minnesota Avenue by Duluth Rowing Club

PL 18-136 Preliminary Plat of “Hawthorne Division” to Form Three Lots from a Combination of Previously Platted and Unplatted Land at the Northwest Corner of Hawthorne Road and East Fourth Street by Julie Ann Kubat

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda

PL 18-123 Final Plat for Superior Industrial LLC at 15 South 38th Avenue West 

PL 18-124 Minor Subdivision at 4516 Cooke Street by Lynn Shearer and Steven and Linda Zimski 

PL 18-130 Minor Subdivision at 6023 London Road by Will Norman 

PL 18-126 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstructions (Small Cell Antennas) in the Public Right of Way in the Public Right of Way at 8551 Grand Avenue by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless 

PL 18-127 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstructions (Small Cell Antennas) in the Public Right of Way in the Public Right of Way at 6001, 6002, and 6025 East Superior Street by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Unfinished Items (From August 14, 2018, Regular Planning Commission Meeting)

PL 18-100 Amend the Future Land Use Map from Neighborhood Mixed Use and Urban Residential to Urban Residential and Traditional Neighborhood Near the Intersection of Kenwood and Arrowhead Road.  

Removed from consideration at this time; a neighborhood meeting is scheduled for 10/11/18 at 6:00 p.m., city hall Room 303.

PL 18-068 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Portions of Arrowhead Road and Kenwood Avenue from Residential-Traditional (R-1) and Residential-Urban (R-2) to Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N) by the City of Duluth by the City of Duluth

Removed from consideration at this time; a neighborhood meeting is scheduled for 10/11/18 at 6:00 p.m., city hall Room 303.

Public Hearings

PL 18-111 Final Plat for The Jigsaw at the Southwest Corner of Anderson Road and Central Entrance by Launch Properties

 PL 18-122 MU-W Planning Review for 15 Room Expansion at the Existing Hotel at 1033 Minnesota Avenue by Park Point Marina Inn and Suites, LLC 

PL 18-107 Interim Use Permit for Vacation Dwelling Unit at 3 Mesaba Place by Lake View Land Co, LLC and Michael Schraepfer 

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda

PL 18-102 Vacate Platted Unimproved Alley at 901 North Arlington Avenue by Adrienne Michael Pearson

PL 18-106 Special Use Permit for Preschool at 8708 Vinland Street by Arrowhead Head Start    

PL 18-119 Special Use Permit at 4628 Pitt Street by St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Unfinished Items (From August 14, 2018, Regular Planning Commission Meeting)

PL 18-100 Amend the Future Land Use Map from Neighborhood Mixed Use and Urban Residential to Urban Residential and Traditional Neighborhood Near the Intersection of Kenwood and Arrowhead Road Tabled until 10-9-18 meeting

PL 18-068 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Portions of Arrowhead Road and Kenwood Avenue from Residential-Traditional (R-1) and Residential-Urban (R-2) to Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N) by the City of Duluth by the City of Duluth Tabled until 10-9-18 meeting

Public Hearings

10 Minute Presentation on the Duluth Natural Areas Program (DNAP) Proposal for Inclusion of Hartley Park in the DNAP program

PL 18-121 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone from Residential-Traditional (R-1) to Residential-Urban (R-2) for the Property at 515 North Lake Avenue by Sven and Kelsey Berg

PL 18-112 Preliminary Plat for The Jigsaw at the Southwest Corner of Anderson Road and Central Entrance by Launch Properties       

PL 18-113 Vacation Platted Unimproved Right of Way for the Jigsaw at the Southwest Corner of Anderson Road and Central Entrance by Launch Properties

PL 18-115 Mixed Use Commercial (MU-C) Planning Review for a New Restaurant at 4426 Grand Avenue by Marvin Development LLC

PL 18-116 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstructions (Small Cell Antennas) in the Public Right of Way in the Public Right of Way in Six Locations (W College Street, W St. Marie Street, Junction Avenue) Near University of Minnesota Duluth West by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless    

PL 18-110 Interim Use Permit for Vacation Dwelling Unit at 5727 Grand Avenue by Nathanael and Anna Bailey             

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Special Planning Commission Meeting

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PL 18-104 Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Pastoret Terrace Building Potential Demolition (Public Comment Period Monday July 9 to Tuesday August 15, 2018)

PL 18-067 UDC Text Amendment by the City of Duluth (Public Hearing Continued from August 14, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting) -Mixed Use Waterfront (MU-W), UDC Sections 50-15.6 and 50-21 -Structures in Common Open Space, UDC Section 50-21 -Safe Routes to School, UDC Sections 50-20, 50-23, and 50-41 -Enforcement, UDC Section 50-39

Discussion on Vision Northland Downtown Medical District

Discussion on Imagine Duluth 2035 Rezoning Process

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda

PL 18-076 Variance from Use Specific Standards for an Elementary School at 5401 East Superior Street by Spirit of the Lake Community School

PL 18-089 Variance from Coldwater Stream Setback at 114 South Central Avenue by Scott Stempihar of Krech Ojard and Moline Machine LLC

PL 18-092 Variance from Corner Side Setback in Residential-Urban (R-2) District at 3111 Church Place by St. Francis Health Services

PL 18-097 Minor Subdivision to Split One Existing Tax Parcel into Two Parcels at 1801 MacFarlane Road by St. Louis County

PL 18-105 Vacation of Utility Easement on Outlot D at the Corner of Idaho Street and 93rd Avenue West by City of Duluth

Public Hearings

10 Minute Presentation and Optional Public Hearing for the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW PL 18-104) for the Pastoret Terrace. Public Comment Period Monday July 9 to Tuesday August 15, 2018, Decision at Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at 5:00 PM

PL 18-090 Special Use Permit for 18 Stall Surface Parking Lot at 17 North 2nd Avenue East (Carter Hotel) by Lake Superior Consulting LLC and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

PL 18-100 Amend the Future Land Use Map from Neighborhood Mixed Use and Urban Residential to Urban Residential and Traditional Neighborhood Near the Intersection of Kenwood and Arrowhead Road

PL 18-068 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Portions of Arrowhead Road and Kenwood Avenue from Residential-Traditional (R-1) and Residential-Urban (R-2) to Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N) by the City of Duluth by the City of Duluth

PL 18-095 UDC Map Amendment to Rezoning Portions of 4610 West Arrowhead Road to Mixed Use-Business (MU-B) by Lisa and Matt Mahoney

PL 18-007 Nomination by the Heritage Preservation Commission for Designation of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Rail Road as a Local Historic Resource

PL 18-081 Preliminary Plat at 3800 West Superior Street by Superior Industrial LLC

PL 18-094 Special Use Permit for Office Use in a Residential-Urban (R-2) District at 1830 East First Street by Zenith City Investments

PL 18-093 Mixed Use-Commercial (MU-C) Planning Review for Hotel Expansion at 909 Cottonwood Avenue         

PL 18-087 Variance from Corner Side Setback in Residential-Traditional (R-1) Setback at 3801 Lake Avenue South by Patricia and Shelley Kuszler        

PL 18-091 Variance from General Development Stream Setback at 1701 N 43rd Avenue East by Gayle Koop Foster Care LLC

PL 18-067 UDC Text Amendment by the City of Duluth

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda and hearing

PL 18-077 Vacation of Building Line Easement at 2031 London Road by Marvin Development IV, LLC 

PL 18-075 Variance from Front Yard Setback in a Rural Residential 1 (RR-1) District at 3902 Norton Road by Leah Collette

PL 18-084 Variance from Side Yard Setback in a Rural Residential 1 (RR-1) District at 711 Howard Gnesen Road by Christopher and Lindsay Theis

Public Hearings

PL 18-078 Final Plat for Kayak Bay at Approximately the Intersection of Warwick Street and Grand Avenue by Spirit Valley Land Company LLC 

PL 18-079 Vacation of Public Right of Way for Kayak Bay Final Plat by Spirit Valley Land Company LLC

PL 18-086 Variance from Minimum Lot Frontage Requirement in a Rural Residential 1 (RR-1) District at 10013 West Skyline Parkway by Edward and Candace Barbo 

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda and hearing

PL 18-058 Vacation of 125 Feet of Unimproved Platted Right of Way (Alley) Between South 90th and 91st Avenues West and Clyde Avenue by Scott and Beth Nelson

PL 18-059 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstruction (Structure Cladding or Surfacing) in the Public Right of Way of Michigan Street at 310 East Superior Street by First North Development LLC

PL 18-060 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstruction (Existing Structure’s Footprint) in the Public Rights of Way of 60th Avenue East and Superior Street at 6001 East Superior Street by North Shore Veterinary Hospital

PL 18-061 Concurrent Use Permit for 1.5 Foot Building Encroachment (Existing Structure’s Footprint) in the Platted Right of Way of 13th Avenue East at 1231 East Ninth Street by Jordan Decaro

PL 18-062 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstruction (Small Cell Antenna) in the Public Right of Way in the Public Right of Way of North 6th Avenue West at Approximately 98 North 6th Avenue West by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless

PL 18-063 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstruction (Small Cell Antenna) in the Public Right of Way of Maple Grove Road at Approximately 2150 Maple Grove Road by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless

PL 18-064 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Obstruction (Small Cell Antenna) in the Public Rights of Way of West Railroad Street and Canal Park Drive at Approximately 688 West Railroad Street and 250 Canal Park Drive by CommNet Cellular Inc d/b/a Verizon Wireless

PL 18-070 Minor Subdivision to Separate Two Single Family Homes at 2226 and 2230 Minnesota Avenue by Gregory Peterson

Public Hearing

PL 18-069 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Property on the South Side of Arrowhead Road, Between Swan Lake Road and Rice Lake Road (Harbor Light Development), from Residential-Urban (R-2) to Mixed Use-Planned (MU-P) by Brad Johnson

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda and hearing

PL 18-029 Interim Use Permit for One Vacation Dwelling Unit at 1615 E Superior by ACW Duluth, LLC, and Gina Bortnem

PL 18-030 Interim Use Permit (Renewal) for One Vacation Dwelling Unit at 728 Lake Avenue South by Douglas and Kathleen Baker 

PL 18-033 Interim Use Permit (Renewal) for One Vacation Dwelling Unit at 416 88thAvenue West by Lawrence Telega

PL 18-040 Final Plat for Hallett Industrial Park by Hallett Dock Co

 PL 18-046 Minor Subdivision on the Western Side of 88th Avenue West, between Falcon and Edward Street by the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Agency

Public Hearings

PL 18-044 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Southwest Corner of the Intersection of Wadena Street and North 53rd Avenue West in the Ramsey Village TND to allow for Building Type VII Building (Eight Unit Residential) by Talle and Associates Inc

PL 18-047 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Property Between Grand Avenue, Wadena Street, and Mike Colalillo Drive from Industrial-General (I-G), Residential-Planned (R-P), and Residential-Traditional (R-1), to Mixed Use Business (MU-B) for Menards, and Park and Open Space (P-1) for Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Park, by the City of Duluth

PL 18-048 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Portions of Morgan Park, West of the Intersections of 93rd Avenue West and Falcon Street and Hilton Streets to Commonwealth Avenue, from Mixed Use Business (MU-B) to Urban-Residential (R-2) by the City of Duluth

PL 18-049 UDC Map Amendment to Rezone Portions of Lower Spirit Mountain on Grand Avenue, Located Approximately Between North 85th Avenue West and Spring Street, from Residential-Traditional (R-1) and Mixed Use-Neighborhood (MU-N), to Park and Open Space (P-1) and Rural-Residential 1 (RR-1) by the City of Duluth

PL 18-042 Special Use Permit to Place Fill in a Floodplain for the Kingsbury Bay-Grassy Point Habitat Restoration Project by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

PL 18-037 Special Use Permit for a 20 Stall Surface Parking Lot in an F-5 Form District at 2302 West 1st Street by John Goldfine

PL 18-039 Variance from Off-Street Parking and Vehicle Access Standards in an F-5 Form District at the 2900 Block of West Michigan Street by Adam Rhuland

 

Tuesday, April 10 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda and hearing

PL 17-053 Vacation of Platted Right of Way at 503 North 50th Avenue West by Menards, Inc

PL 16-120 Final Plat of at 503 North 50th Ave West by Menards, Inc.

PL 18-025 and -026 Vacation of Alley and Utility Easement Near Missouri Avenue and Chester Way by Donn Olson

PL 18-024 Shoreland Variance at 2401 Asbury Drive by Donald and Tamara Renne

Public Hearings

PL 18-035 UDC Text Amendment of Section 50-18.1.D Related to Structures in the Shoreland Structure Setback, Adding Shroleand Permit to Allow Exceptions for Property Owner Access to Water (Stairway, Steps, Landings) by the City of Duluth

PL 18-027 Special Use Permit for Auto Repair and Service in a Mixed Use Neighborhood District (MU-N) at 202 Commonwealth by Richard Carlson

PL 18-016 Mixed Use Waterfront (MU-W) Planning Review for Hotel Expansion at 1033 Minnesota Avenue by Park Point Marina Inn and Suites (Withdrawn by Applicant 4/9/18)

PL 18-031 Special Use Permit for a 7,100 Square Foot Filling Station in an Urban Residential District (R-2) On the South Side of Arrowhead Road, Approximately Between Rice Lake Road and Swan Lake Road by Brad Fry and Kwik Trip Inc.

PL 18-011 Special Use Permit for a 7,100 Square Foot Filling Station in a Mixed Use Neighborhood District (MU-N) at the Intersection of Boundary Avenue and Grove Street (Proctor) by Brad Fry and Kwik Trip Inc.

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Planning Commission Special Meeting (Hearing Delayed from 3/13/18 Meeting)

PL 18-018, 18-017, 18-021 Vacation of Platted Utility Easement, Front Yard Setback Variance, and Off-Street Parking Variances, and for a 50 Unit Apartment at 1601 West Superior Street/10 Piedmont Avenue by CCHC

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Consent Agenda and hearing

PL 18-008 Vacation of South 18th Avenue East Platted Right of Way, With Retention of Utility Easement, at 1826 West Michigan Street by West End Properties Inc and Joe Kleiman

PL 18-009 Minor Subdivision to Separate One Tax Parcel into Two Separate Previously at 3600 Block of London Road by Ted Stocke

PL 18-015 Registered Land Survey for the Board of Trade Building

PL 18-019 Harbor Light Replat

Public Hearings

PL 18-020 Preliminary Plat for Hallett Dock

PL 18-005 Shoreland Variance for a New 48 Unit Senior Housing Apartment at 3900 London Road by OneTwoOne Development

PL 18-012, 18-013, and 18-014 Mixed Use Commercial (MU-C) Planning Review, and Structure and Impervious Surface Setback Variance, for Two New Commercial Structures (Restaurant, and Office/Commercial) at 1722 Miller Trunk Highway/4932 Decker Road by Steve Letnes

PL 18-018, 18-017, 18-021 Vacation of Platted Utility Easement, Front Yard Setback Variance, and Off-Street Parking Variances, and for a 50 Unit Apartment at 1601 West Superior Street/10 Piedmont Avenue by CCHC

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting (Annual Meeting)

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Imagine Duluth 2035 Comprehensive Plan, Recommend Adoption (Including Changes to Future Land Use Maps and Strategies and Implementation Steps)

UDC Text Amendments (Public Hearings Were Held on January 9 and February 13: a) VRBO (Expanding the Number of Permits Available), b) Fencing and Screening, c) Filling Stations, Hotels, Auto Repair and Service, and Use Table, d) Administrative Adjustments (Off Street Parking)

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Imagine Duluth 2035 Comprehensive Plan Governing Strategies. Portions of Draft Document and Public Comments (2.6.18)   Additional comments (2.7 and 2.8.18)

PL 17-194 UDC Text Amendments Related to Vacation Rental Dwellings (Increase Number of Permits), Permitted Use Table and Definitions (Filing Stations Small/Large, Dwellings in Form Districts, Accessory Home Share, Hotel, Car Repair Service and Repair), Fencing/Screening, and Land Use Supervisor Administrative Adjustments

PL 18-004 Mixed Use-Commercial (MU-C) Planning Review for Hotel at the Corner of Blackman and Central Entrance by Northridge Asset LLC

PL 17-195 Special Use Permit for Restaurant at 1231 East Ninth Street by Jordan Decaro

PL 17-190, 17-191, and 17-192 Special Use Permit, and Front Yard Setback and Shoreland Variance for Natural Gas Regulator Building for the City of Duluth at 2945 Morris Thomas Road

PL 18-001 Special Use Permit for 8 Unit Residential Care Facility and PL 18-003 Vacation of Right of Way with Retention of Utility and Pedestrian Easement at 510 West Quince Street by Northwood Children’s Services, Inc

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

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Information on the Kayak Bay Village EAW (Comments and Responses, 1/4/18)

For Imagine Duluth 2035 information, please go here: http://www.imagineduluth.com/document

PL 17-194 UDC Text Amendments Related to Filling Stations (50-19 and 50-20), Screening and Fencing (50-26), and Vacation Dwellings (50-37.10) 

PL 17-181 Minor Subdivision Between Park Point Marina and Globe Duluth Enterprises at 1033 Minnesota Avenue 

PL 17-189 Minor Subdivision at 2624 Minnesota Avenue by Thomas Lyle and Ideal Homes 

PL 17-187 Variance from Front Yard Parking Standards at 5202 Colorado Street by Anchor Point Community Church

PL 17-180 Variance from Front Yard, Front Corner Side Yard, and Rear Yard Setbacks at 6920 Sherburne Street by Bonnie Nepstad

Nomination of Leif Erickson Stage as a Local Historic Landmark

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