MINUTESROGERS PLANNING COMMISSIONJULY 25, 2012
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on July 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order with Commissioners Busch, Martin, Meadows, Knapp Ende, Noto, and Swanson present.
Also present were City Planning Consultant Steve Grittman and Deputy Clerk Splett.
Member(s) excused: Denker and Terhaar.
OPEN FORUMNo one wished to speak.
SET AGENDAThe agenda was set as submitted.
CONSENT AGENDA*A. Approval of the June 28, 2012 Planning Commission MinutesCommissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Swanson seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, with corrections as noted.
On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARINGSA. Public Hearing to Consider Requests by Kinghorn Construction for Rezoning from AG to MU-R and Comp Plan AmendmentPlanning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:• Property is shown as MU-R in current Comp Plan• Amending the language in the Comp Plan and zoning• The entire property is currently zoned as agricultural• Handle this as 2 different parts – rezone the Southerly portion to L-I and the Northerly portion to MU-R• Cleaner approach to have the property rezoned/guided to 2 different districts• Notice is worded so that if you choose to act on a portion of the application tonight should you so move
Chairman Noto opened the meeting for public comment.
There were no comments registered.
Commissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Ende seconded a motion to close the public hearing.
On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.The Planning Commission discussed the following:• The language in the MU-R district is consistent from 2007 through today.• If change is made to Comp Plan, would there be a trade-off somewhere else• Two different zonings and guided land use good
Commissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Ende seconded the motion to recommend approval of rezone the northerly 70+/- acres from AG to MU-R, Mixed-Use Regional which is consistent with the current Comp Plan; proceed with a Comp Plan amendment on the southerly 40+/- acres from MU-R to L-I; and then rezone the southerly 40+/- from AG to L-I which would be consistent with the amended Comp Plan;
There was a brief discussion about the comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning of the property.
NEW BUSINESSA. Request by Starbucks for Site Plan Approval – 13590 Northdale Blvd.Planning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:• This will be occupying the former Dunn Bros. Coffee site• Re-design to the drive through area
The Planning Commission discussed the following:• Location of exit is still towards Noodles• Grass area shown on plan is existing• Brian Lorenz, WD Partners commented that this is a LEED project, adding a bike rack, entrance bar is backed up a little and removing a parking space and adding a little more landscaping
Commissioner Noto moved, Commissioner Meadows seconded a motion to recommend approval of the site plan for the Starbucks renovation, based on a finding that the changes continue to be consistent with current zoning requirements, and will have no foreseeable impact on public streets.
B. Rogers True Value - Sign Standards Adjustment Located at 21351 John Milless DrivePlanning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:• Building faces 2 streets and is allowed 100 sq.ft. on each front• Proposing 150 sq.ft. on the south front• Consistent with sign ordinance requirements
There was a brief discussion by the Planning Commission.
Commissioner Knapp moved, Commissioner Ende seconded a motion to recommend approval of the Sign Standards Adjustment for the True Value Hardware signs as proposed. This recommendation is based on a finding that the proposal is consistent with the requirements of the district for total wall signage, and meets the criteria for Sign Standards Adjustments listed in the Sign Ordinance.
C. Rogers BP - Sign Standards Adjustment Located at 13101 Main StreetPlanning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:• Building has two road frontages, allowed 100 sq.ft. per frontage• Would like to re-allocate 150 sq.ft. to the Main Street side of the building (east) and 25 sq.ft. to each of the north and south sides for the logo sign• Consistent with code requirements• Not exceeding what is allowed, just relocating some of it.
The Planning Commission discussed the following:• Kevin Cade of Croix Oil Co. stated that the Circle K sign is a franchise update
Commissioner Knapp moved, Commissioner Martin seconded a motion to recommend approval of the proposed sign standards adjustment as consistent with the requirements for such requests, and based on a finding that the proposed total wall signage on the site will remain consistent with the requirements for this sign district.
OTHER BUSINESS• Sign ordinance discussion• Hardee's lights• Revised Zoning Map• Mixed Use Zoning
Planning Consultant Grittman provided a brief update on the items:• Discussion was at a previous meeting for possibly increasing the height of a ground sign for the I-94 corridor• Hardee's lights are not consistent with the approval received by Hassan Township. The information has been passed onto the code enforcement officer• Zoning Map – waiting for revisions that are being done by WSB• Mixed Use Zoning districts - reformat the tables that were used for these districts to conform with the format of the current code
The Planning Commission discussed the following:• Want to keep these items on the agenda so that they are not forgotten• Would like to have the sign ordinance placed on the next agenda
Commissioner Noto moved, Commissioner Martin seconded a motion to recommend that a public hearing be held at the August Planning Commission meeting to amend the sign ordinance as it relates to freestanding signs along the I-94 corridor.
ADJOURNCommissioner Noto moved, Commissioner Ende seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m.