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File #: 19-0022R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Withdrawn
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 WITH CONDITIONS FOR A 15-ROOM ADDITION AT 1033 MINNESOTA AVENUE.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A, 2. Attachment B, 3. Attachment C
Title
RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION'S DECISION TO APPROVE A PLANNING REVIEW WITH CONDITIONS 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 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) Applicant has not demonstrated that the addition will meet the minimum 40% transparency along the waterfront fa?ade as required by Section 50-15.6 E of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended; the sketch of the addition appears to match the existing building, which does not have 40% transparency;
(c) The addition of hotel rooms will increase parking demand while removing on-site parking. The applicant fails to demonstrate that nearby properties provide supplemental on-street or off-street parking;
(d) Planning commission reviewed the application to ensure that health, safety, and welfare of the community will be protected and placed appropriate time restrictions on the proposal, requesting that any extensions or changes to the project be brought to Planning Commission for further approval;
(e) The planning commission considered the application at its October 9, 2018, and November 13, 2018 regular meetings. Planning commission determined that the proposal generally met the purpose and requirements of the MU-W zone district and approved the MU-W planning review. Due to concerns about the project's ability to meet the specifics of transparency and parking requirements, as well as a desire to support Park Point development that is appropriate within a given context, planning commission added conditions regarding timing, parking, and building elevations to minimize land use conflicts. The Action Le...

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