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File #: 19-0021R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2019 In control: Planning and Economic Development
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action: 1/14/2019
Title: RESOLUTION REVERSING 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, 4. Attachment D, 5. Motion To Amend (Sipress): Passes 8-1(Fosle)
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RESOLUTION REVERSING 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:

RESOLVED, that the city council finds as follows:

(a) On September 20, 2018, Park Point Marina Inn and Suites LLC (the "Applicant") submitted an application (Planning Commission File No. "PL 18-122," staff report attached as Attachment A) 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 B;

(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 C, 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 D, 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;

(f) The city council finds that the proposed project exceeds the 200ft maximum width requirement based upon a reasonable definition of what constitutes a view that is blocked by topography


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