Planning
THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA

Planning Staff Reports

Please note that items on the agenda may be removed or tabled until the next month's meeting.  The Planning Commission's decisions can be viewed in the Action Items section; this is usually updated within 48 hours of the public hearing.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Staff Reportss

PL 13-003 Special Use Permit for Expansion of an Existing Telecommunications Facility (Monopole) at 218 East Central Entrance by Faulk and Foster (Public Hearing Held November 10, 2014) Updated Response Letter and Construction Drawings (12-5-14)

PL 14-157 Variance to Corner Side Yard Setback at 101 Vassar St. by Kevin Erickson (Public Hearing Held November 10, 2014)

PL 14-162 Vacate Railroad Easement at 44th Avenue West and First Street by J&S Partnership         

PL 14-156 MU-C Planning Review for a New Hotel at the Southeast Corner of East Central Entrance and Blackman Avenue by Northridge Development

6th Avenue East Corridor Redevelopment Study (Draft)

Monday, November 10, 2014 Staff Reports

PL 14-099 Special Use Permit for Townhouses at Mississippi and Lyons Street by Green Capital LLC  Update: application withdrawn by applicant.

PL 14-101 Quick Plat at Mississippi and Lyons Street by Green Capital LLC  Update: application withdrawn by applicant.

PL 14-148 Rezone from Industrial-Waterfront (I-W) to Parks and Open Space (P-1) properties on the south side of St. Louis Avenue, between 13th Street South and 15th Street South, by the City of Duluth

PL 14-139 Vacation and Dedication of Public Right of Way of Alden Avenue Between Red Wing Street and Faribault Street by Ridgeview Country Club

PL 14-153 Vacation of Public Right of Way at 218 South Blackman Avenue by Gary and Patricia Kolojeski

PL 14-151 MU-I Plan Review for Essentia for Utility Service Walkway and Electrical Penthouse at 400 East Third Street

PL 14-152 MU-I Plan Review for Essentia for a Backup Generator Structure at 503 East Third Street

PL 14-156 MU-C Planning Review for a New Hotel at the Southeast Corner of East Central Entrance and Blackman Avenue by Northridge Development Update: Applicant has asked that this project be reviewed at the December 9, 2014, PC meeting.

PL 14-155 MU-C Planning Review for a New Mixed Use Residential and Commercial Building at the Southeast Corner of London Road and 21st Avenue East by Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors.  Revised Landscape Plan

PL 13-003 Special Use Permit for Expansion of an Existing Telecommunications Facility (Monopole) at 218 East Central Entrance by Faulk and Foster

PL 14-157 Variance to Corner Side Yard Setback at 101 Vassar St. by Kevin Erickson

6th Avenue East Corridor Redevelopment Study (Draft)

October 14, 2014 Staff Reports

PL 14-121 Special Use Permit for New 75 Foot Tall Monopole Cell Tower at 1805 East Skyline Parkway (Chester Creek Park) by Sprint PCS (Public Hearing Held on Sep 9, 2014) Additional Public Comment Received

PL 14-124 Rezone from Industrial-Waterfront (I-W) to Residential-Traditional (R-1) properties on the north side of St. Louis Avenue, between 13th Street South and 15th Street South, by the City of Duluth

PL 14-146 Vacation of Utility Easement Between Michigan Street and Glen Place Drive, at 1115 West Michigan Street by Aaron Schweiger

PL 14-140 Minor Subdivision at 4014 Trinity Road by Jon Kalkbrenner

PL 14-147 Minor Subdivision at 3800 Greysolon Road by Dan Maddy

PL 14-142 Minor Subdivision at 600 West Superior Street by Dan Maddy

PL 14-138 Variance Shoreland Setbacks at 3717 94th Avenue West by Casey Lombardi

PL 14-154 Medicinal Cannabis Moratorium

PL 14-117 UDC Text Amendments for 50-18 Related to Stormwater Controls, Section 50-24 Related to Required Off-Street Parking Spaces, and Section 50-37 Related to Concurrent Use Permits

PL 14-127 Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Slip 2 Capping and Shallowing (Between Pier B and Bayfront Festival Park in the Duluth-Superior Harbor); Optional Public Hearing.  Public Comment Period from September 1 to October 1.  Decision at October 14, 2014, Regular Planning Commission Meeting

Long Range Transportation Plan & Potential Impact on Future Land Use in Duluth

PL 13-134 Heritage Preservation Commission Designation of St. Peter’s Church at 824 West Third Street as City of Duluth Local Historic Landmark

September 23, 2014 Speical Meeting Staff Reports

PL 14-121 Special Use Permit for New 75 Foot Tall Monopole Cell Tower at 1805 East   Skyline Parkway (Chester Creek Park) by Sprint PCS (Public Hearing Held on September 9, 2014) Revised Memo.  Petition that was handeded out the night of the meeting.

PL 14-060 MU-I Plan Review for Backup Generator at 2nd St and 10th Ave E by St. Luke’s Hospital

PL 14-133 Special Use Permit for Credit Union at 4121 Grand Avenue by Superior Choice Credit Union

PL 14-134 Special Use Permit for Mini-Storage Facility in RR-1 Zone at 4514 Rice Lake Road by Steve Paulson

PL 14-117 UDC Text Amendments (Public Hearing Held on September 9, 2014)

PL 14-099 Special Use Permit for Townhouses at Mississippi and Lyons Street by Green Capital LLC (Public Hearing Held on August 12, 2014).  Item Will Be Discussed at the Monday, November 10, 2014, Planning Commission Meeting. Extension Letter.

September 9, 2014 Staff Reports

PL 14-099 Special Use Permit for Townhouses at Mississippi and Lyons Street by Green Capital LLC (Public Hearing Held on August 12, 2014)  NOTE: will be discussed at a Special Planning Commission on September 23, 2014, at 5:00 pm in the City Council chambers.

PL 14-116 Future Land Use Change from Recreation to Traditional Neighborhood by the City of Duluth

    PL 14-118 Rezone from RR-1 to MU-C at 4602 West Arrowhead Road by Hunters Park Congregational Jehovah Witness

      PL 14-119 Rezone from R-1 to MU-N at 4121 Grand Avenue by Superior Choice Credit Union

      PL 14-114 Vacation of Street Easement at 104 West Central Entrance by Land and Lease Development LLC

        PL 14-111 Variance from Maximum Off-Street Parking Limits at 104 West Central Entrance by Land and Lease Development LLC

          PL 14-115 Variance from Rear and Side Yard Setback at 209 West 7th Street by Barta and Korach Partnership

            PL 14-123 Variance from Skyline Overlay

              PL 14-121 Special Use Permit for New 75 Foot Tall Monopole Cell Tower at 1805 East Skyline Parkway (Chester Creek Park) by Sprint PCS  Additional Public Comments (arrived after Tuesday, September 2, 2014)  Coverage

                PL 14-091 Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Slip 2 Capping and Shallowing (Between Pier B and Bayfront Festival Park in the Duluth-Superior Harbor). Optional Public Hearing.  Public Comment Period from September 1 to October 1.  Decision at October 14, 2014, Regular Planning Commission Meeting.

                PL 14-117 UDC Text Amendments

                August 12, 2014 Staff Reports

                PL 14-069 Interim Use Permit for Vacation Dwelling Unit at 815 Lake Avenue South by Mary Dubois (Public Hearing Held on July 8, 2014)

                PL 14-089 Change Future Land Use From Business Park to Rural Residential Between Kruger Road and Airpark Road by City of Duluth

                  PL 14-088 Vacation of Easement at 1408 Maple Grove Road by PLB Miller Hill, LLC

                    PL 14-092 Vacation of Street Easement at 9830 Grand Avenue by Paul Koski

                      PL 14-082 Quick Plat at 1408 Maple Grove Road by PLB Miller Hill, LLC

                        PL 14-083 Quick Plat at 1205 N 47th Avenue E by Ray and Charlotte Antiel

                          PL 14-094 Quick Plat at 2333 Lochaire Avenue by Dennis and Judy Moran

                            PL 14-101 Quick Plat at Mississippi and Lyons Street by Green Capital LLC

                              PL 14-085 Quick Plat at Mall Drive by Duluth Hill, LLC

                                PL 14-099 Special Use Permit for Townhouses at Mississippi and Lyons Street by Green Capital LLC- Building Elevations

                                  PL 14-086 MU-C Planning Review for New Hotel at Mall Drive by JPK TR Duluth HIS, LLC

                                    PL 14-096 MU-C Planning Review for Burger King and Caribou Coffee at 2120 London Road by London Acquisitions

                                      PL 14-084 MU-C Planning Review for Grocery Store at 4426 Grand Avenue by Whole Foods Co-op

                                        PL 14-087 Variance from Corner Side Yard Setback at 1540 Minnesota Avenue by Alan and Cheryl Dartanyan

                                          PL 14-093 Shoreland Variance at 4896 Arnold Road by Kathleen Howard

                                          July 8, 2014 Staff Reports

                                          PL 14-069 Interim Use Permit for Vacation Dwelling Unit at 815 Lake Avenue South by Mary Dubois

                                          PL 14-071 Vacation of Unimproved Public Right of Way by Pier B Holdings LLC at 800 Railroad Street

                                          PL 14-070 Variance from Side Yard Setback Requirements at 4101 Gilliat Street by Wayne Lepak

                                          PL 14-079 Variance from Rear Yard Setback Requirements at 2501 Branch St by Joe and Karen Nease

                                          PL 14-078 Interim Use Permit for a Gravel Pit in RR-1 Zone at 3339 Oak Street by Gregory Kunst

                                          PL 14-077 Special Use Permit for Gravel Pit Operation/Storage in a Coldwater Shoreland Zone at 3339 Oak Street by Gregory Kunst

                                          EAW for Steelton Hill

                                          June 10, 2014 Staff Reports

                                          PL 14-035 Variance from Front Yard Setback Requirements at 3635 Lake Ave South by Robert and Carole Lent (Public Hearing was Held at the May 13, 2014 Meeting)

                                          PL 14-055 Interim Use Permit for Vacation Dwelling Unit at 1026 North 10th Avenue East by Eve Graves

                                          PL 14-063 Rezoning from MU-B to MU-P for Former Central High School Site by ISD 709

                                          PL 14-029 Rezoning from Form District 3 (Mid-Rise Community Shopping) and Form District 4 (Mid-Rise Community Mix) to MU-C (Mixed Use-Commercial) for Spirit Valley Mall by Kent Oliver

                                          PL 14-062 Quick Plat at 4433 Airpark Boulevard by Duluth Seaway Port Authority

                                          PL 14-060 MU-I Plan Review for Backup Generator at 2nd St and 10th Ave E by St. Luke’s Hospital

                                          PL 14-058 Vacation of Unimproved Right of Way Lynn Avenue by Seaway Port Authority

                                          PL 14-051 Vacation of Unimproved Right of Way at 516 S 69th Ave W by Norman Opack

                                          PL 14-056 Concurrent Use Permit for Former Lincoln Park School at 2424 W 5th Street by Sherman and Associates

                                          PL 14-059 Special Use Permit for New Bank at 17 Calvary Road by North Shore Bank

                                          PL 14-061 MU-W Plan Review for New Hotel at 800 Railroad Street by Pier B Holdings, LLC

                                          PL 14-067 Variance from Front Yard Parking Requirement at 800 Railroad Street by Pier B Holdings, LLC

                                          PL 14-064 MU-C Plan Review for Filling Station at Arlington Ave and Central Entrance by Kwik Trip

                                          PL 14-065 Variance from Front Yard Parking Requirement at Arlington Avenue and Central Entrance for Kwik Trip

                                          PL 14-042 Variance from Front Yard Setback Requirements at 30 East 9th Street by Jason Lindelof

                                          Update on DTA Multi Modal Center Rear Facade

                                          Update on Sky Harbor Airport EAW

                                          PL 14-053 Historic Designation of 6008 London Road

                                          May 13, 2014 Staff Reports

                                          PL 14-029 Rezoning from Form District 3 (Mid-Rise Community Shopping) and F-4 (Mid-Rise Community Mix) to Mixed Use Commercial (MU-C) properties at Spirit Valley Mall by Kent Oliver Note: Applicant has requested discussion on item be delayed until the June 10 meeting.

                                          PL 14-038 Rezoning from R-1 (Residential-Traditional) to MU-C (Mixed Use-Commercial) at 9 West Palm Street by Kwik Trip, Inc

                                          PL 14-039 Vacation of Alley Right of Way and Dedication of New Alley Right of Way at 2 West Central Entrance and 9 West Palm by Kwik Trip, Inc

                                          PL 14-048 Vacation of Unimproved Alley and Street Right of Way Near Commonwealth and Becks Road by Wisconsin Central Limited

                                          PL 14-049 Vacation of Unimproved Street Right Near Roosevelt Avenue and State Street by Wisconsin Central Limited

                                          PL 14-050 Vacation of Unimproved Street Right of Way Near Curtis Street and 119th West Avenue by Wisconsin Central Limited

                                          PL 14-033 Special Use Permit for Placing Fill in the Floodplain for Wisconsin Central Limited 

                                          PL 14-036 Concurrent Use Permit for Private Skywalk above 10th Avenue East Right of Way Between 1st and 2nd Streets by St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth

                                          PL 14-037 Concurrent Use Permit for Heat Melt System Below the Sidewalk on the 10th Avenue East Right of Way Between 1st and 2nd Streets by St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth

                                          PL 14-046 Rezoning from R-1 (Residential-Traditional) to R-P (Residential-Planned) at Rockridge School at 4849 Ivanhoe Street by ISD 709

                                          PL 14-022 Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Stewart Creek Bank Stabilization by City of Duluth

                                          PL 14-043 Concurrent Use Permit for Tie-back Anchors in the Alley Right of Way behind the 425 West Superior Street by Duluth Real Estate LLC

                                          PL 14-044 Concurrent Use Permit for Foundation Footings in the 4th and 5th Avenue West Right of Way between Superior Street and 1st Street by Duluth Real Estate LLC

                                          PL 14-045 Concurrent Use Permit for Skywalk and Building Footings on 4th Avenue West and Superior Street West by Duluth Real Estate LLC Note: initial application was for a vacation.

                                          PL 14-040 MU-C Planning Review for a New Restaurant at 4402 Grand Avenue by Mike Jones and JP Subway Inc

                                          PL 14-041 MU-C Planning Review for a New Primary Use Parking Lot at 4402 Grand Avenue by Mike Jones and JP Subway Inc

                                          PL 14-031 Variance From Side Yard Setback Requirements at 4414 West 8th Street by Darin Powell and Tim Collelo

                                          PL 14-034 Variance from Shoreland Setback of 150 feet at 1726 Piedmont Avenue by Dennis Michaud and the South St Louis Soil and Water Conversation District 

                                          PL 14-035 Variance from Front Yard and Side Yard Setback Requirements at 3635 Lake Ave South by Robert and Carole Lent

                                          PL 14-042 Variance from Front Yard Setback Requirements at 30 East 9th Street by Jason Lindelof Note: Public Hearing Notice requirement not met; item delayed until the June 10 meeting.

                                          PL 14-027 UDC Text Amendment for Subdivisions

                                          April 30, 2014 Staff Reports

                                          Park Point Small Area Plan (Held over from February 11 Planning Commission Meeting). Open House For Public Comment in Room 303 from 3:00 to 4:30 before the Planning Commission

                                          PL 14-029 Rezoning from Form District 3 (Mid-Rise Community Shopping) and F-4 (Mid-Rise Community Mix) to Mixed Use Commercial (MU-C) properties at Spirit Valley Mall by Kent Oliver

                                          PL 14-015 Rezoning from Residential Traditional (R-1) to Mixed Use Institutional (MU-I) properties at 2501 Rice Lake Road by St. Louis County

                                          PL 14-020 MU-C Planning Review for New Commercial Development at 1661 Miller Trunk Highway by Platinum Plaza, LLC

                                          PL 14-019 Quick Plat at 1661 Miller Trunk Highway by Platinum Plaza, LLC

                                          PL 14-023 MU-C Planning Review at 210 West Michigan Street for Transit Facility by DTA

                                          PL 14-026 Lighting Variance at 210 West Michigan Street for Transit Facility by DTA

                                          PL 14-024 Transparency Variance for Harbor Center Skywalk over 3rd Avenue West by DTA

                                          PL 14-025 Transparency Variance for Wells Fargo Skywalk over Michigan Street by DTA

                                          PL 14-017 Vacation of Alley Easement 3800 West 2nd Street by Miner’s Inc. 

                                          PL 14-018 Vacation of Street Easement at 3800 West 2nd Street by Miner’s Inc. 

                                          PL 14-013 Vacation of Street Easement at 714 West Central Entrance by Donald Ellison

                                          PL 14-016 Variance from Required Front Yard Setback at 714 West 4th Street by Louise and John Hawley

                                          PL 14-027 UDC Text Amendment for Subdivisions (Revised) April 22

                                          PL 14-028 UDC Text Amendment of Use Table (Restaurants in R-P/MU-P, Gravel Pits in RR-1, Telecommunication Facilities in P-1, and Elementary Schools, Middle, and High Schools in MU-I)

                                          PL 14-014 Sale of Park Land (Forsberg)

                                          Approve Proposed Interim Bylaw Amendments

                                          PL 14-022 EAW for Stewart Creek Bank Stabilization (Decision at May 13 PC Meeting)

                                          PL 14-030 Historic Designation of Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial 

                                          Audio Recording of April 30, 2014 PC Meeting

                                          March 11, 2014 Staff Reports

                                          Gary New Duluth Small Area Plan

                                          PL 14-004 Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) Review for Coffee Creek Bank Stabilization in Enger Park.  Public Comment Period From February 3 to March 5

                                          PL 14-008 Special Use Permit for Development within Flood Way by Duluth Seaway Port Authority at 800 Helberg Drive

                                          PL 14-011 MU-C Plan Review for Wendy’s Restaurant at 1720 Miller Trunk Highway

                                          PL 14-005 Quick Plat/Registered Land Survey for George Murray Near the Corner of Old Howard Mill Road and Glenwood Street

                                          PL 14-007 Variance for Shoreland Setback Requirements for Gregory and Kelly Yetter at 418 Lakeview Avenue

                                          PL 13-156 UDC Text Amendment for Platting Process

                                          PL 14-014 Sale of Park Land (Forsberg)

                                          20 Minute Presentation on Proposed Multi-Modal Facility

                                          Interim Bylaw Amendments for April Meeting

                                          TIF District/Comp Plan Conformance for Lincoln Park School

                                          February 11, 2014 Staff Reports

                                          Update on Gary New Duluth Small Area Plan

                                          Park Point Small Area Plan.  Comments.

                                          PL 14-002 Special Use Permit for Clinic in an R-2 Zone at 1414 Woodland Avenue by Michael Edmunds, Gerald Smith, and Ronald Edmunds

                                          PL 13-165 MU-C Plan Review for Credit Union at 609 West Central Entrance by Members Cooperative Credit Union (Tabled from January Meeting)

                                          PL 13-164 Variance to Maximum Off-Street Parking Limits at 609 West Central Entrance by Members Cooperative Credit Union (Tabled from January Meeting)

                                          PL 13-167 Variance from Shoreland Setback Requirements at 302 Ridgewood Road by Rita Rosenberger and David Barthel

                                          PL 13-146 UDC Text Changes (Tabled from December Meeting).  Cover Memo.  Form District Changes.  DNR Flood Plain Changes.  Other Text Amendments and Corrections.

                                          PL 14-006 Review Conformance with Comprehensive Plan for Proposed Pier B Project

                                          January 14, 2014 Staff Reports

                                          PL 13-147 Future Land Use Change from Traditional Neighborhood to Neighborhood Mixed Use for the Former Nettleton School at 108 East 6th Street

                                          PL 13-163 Interim Use Permit for Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Landmark by Stacey’s Dance Studio at 819 North 18th Avenue East (former Chester Park United Methodist Church)

                                          PL 13-037 Vacation of Public Right of Way (Alley) Between 1st and 2nd Street and 11th and 12th Avenue East by St. Luke’s Hospital

                                          PL 13-161 Concurrent Use Permit for a Slip Ramp on the 3rd Avenue West Public Right of Way by Duluth Transit Authority

                                          PL 13-162 Quick Plat for Duluth Transit Authority

                                          PL 13-166 Quick Plat for Ramsey Village

                                          PL 13-159 Quick Plat for 1209 Catherine Street by Cheryl Goldberg

                                          PL 13-160 Quick Plat for 6008 Tioga Street by Raymond Soberg

                                          PL 13-165 MU-C Plan Review for Credit Union at 609 West Central Entrance by Members Cooperative Credit Union (Discussion Only, Public Hearing Requirements Not Met)

                                          PL 13-164 Variance to Maximum Off-Street Parking Limits at 609 West Central Entrance by Members Cooperative Credit Union (Discussion Only, Public Hearing Requirements Not Met)

                                          PL 13-146 UDC Text Changes. DNR Requested Changes. Planning Division Requested Changes. Revised Form District Standards.

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