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File #: 19-0019R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/4/2019 In control: Planning and Economic Development
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action: 1/14/2019
Title: RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION'S DECISION TO APPROVE A PLANNING REVIEW FOR A 15-ROOM ADDITION AT 1033 MINNESOTA AVENUE.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A, 2. Attachment B, 3. Attachment C
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RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION'S DECISION TO APPROVE A PLANNING REVIEW FOR A 15-ROOM ADDITION AT 1033 MINNESOTA AVENUE.

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CITY PROPOSAL:
(a) On September 20, 2018, Park Point Marina Inn and Suites LLC (the "Applicant") submitted an application (Planning Commission File No. "PL 18-122") for a mixed-use waterfront (MU-W) planning review to allow a 15-room, 3-story, 6,100 sq. foot addition to an existing hotel at 1033 Minnesota Avenue;
(b) On January 29, 2016 in connection with a previous application (PL 15-030) pertaining to the same property, the Land Use Supervisor issued an interpretation of Section 50-15.6 E (2) of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, that portions of the hotel in front of existing buildings do not contribute to the allowed 200 foot width along the waterfront, a copy of which is attached hereto as Attachment A;
(c) The planning commission considered the application at its October 9, 2018, and November 13, 2018 regular meetings and at its November 13 meeting determined that the proposal generally met the purpose and requirements of the MU-W zone district, subject to conditions 1 through 5 as set forth in its Action Letter dated November 14, 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto as Attachment B, and approved Applicant's Application, subject to said conditions.
(d) On November 20, 2018, the city received an appeal from Wallace and Deborah Medlin, a copy of which is attached hereto as Attachment C, requesting the city council reverse the planning commission's decision to approve the planning review;
(e) The city council heard the appeal at its January 14, 2019 meeting;
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the decision of the planning commission to approve the planning review is affirmed on the grounds that approval of the Application of Applicant would not violate Section 50-15.6 E(2) of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, in that it would not authorize development which exceeds the 200-foot maximum wid...

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