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THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA

Staff Reports

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

Adam Fulton
Manager, Community Planning Division
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Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-5580 afulton@DuluthMN.gov

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