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File #: APC 19-4    Version: 1 Name: 2495 Kasota Ave - St. Anthony Park Community Council
Type: Appeal-Planning Comm Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council
Final action:
Title: Public hearing to consider the appeal of St. Anthony Park Community Council to a decision of the Planning Commission denying the appeal and approving a conditionally approved site plan for improvement of a vacant lot for outdoor storage at 2495 Kasota Ave.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali Nelson
Code sections: Sec. 61.402. - Site plan review (all districts).
Attachments: 1. CC - PC Site Plan Appeal Application by SAPCC - 2495 Kasota Ave - 11-12-19, 2. PC Resolution - 19-54 - Rohn Industires, 3. PC Resoultion - Letter to Appellant - 19-54 - Rohn Industries, 4. Rohn Industries - Updated Driveway Location - 10-17-19, 5. Army Corp of Engineers - Aquatic Jurisdictional Determination - 11-7-19, 6. BWSR - WCA Oversight - 10-23-19, 7. PC Approved Minutes 11-1-19, 8. PC - Zoning Commitee - Results of Public Hearing - 10-25-19, 9. PC - Zoning Committee - Approved Minutes - 10-24-19, 10. PC Packet - File 19-088-143 - Rohn Industries, 11. PC Packet - File 19-088-143 - Rohn Industries - Online reports, 12. PC PH Written testimony - File 19-088-143 - Rohn Industries, 13. PC PH - SAPCC Submitted Supporting Document, 14. PC PH - SAPCC Submitted Supporting Document- Change.org Petition, 15. Site Plan 15.99 extension - Rohn Industries - 9-30-19, 16. Online Comment re APC 19-4

Title

Public hearing to consider the appeal of St. Anthony Park Community Council to a decision of the Planning Commission denying the appeal and approving a conditionally approved site plan for improvement of a vacant lot for outdoor storage at 2495 Kasota Ave.

Body

See attached PC Resolution 19-54 dated November 1, 2019, and background information included in the staff report.

SPR Zoning File #:  19-075-478

PC Zoning File #: 19-088-143

CC Zoning File #: 19-101-370

Appellant: St. Anthony Park Community Council

Address: 2495 Kasota Ave.

Applicant: Rohn Industries

Purpose: Appeal of St. Anthony Park Community Council to a decision of the Planning Commission denying the appeal and approving a conditionally approved site plan for improvement of a vacant lot for outdoor storage.

 

On October 24, 2019, the Zoning Committee held a public hearing where all parties were afforded an opportunity to be heard.

Staff Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

District Council: Recommended approval of the appeal and denial of the site plan

Zoning Committee:  No Recommendation, vote: 3-3

Support: 3 people spoke, 8 letters received

Opposition: 3 people spoke, 1 letters received

Planning Commission: Approval with conditions, vote: 8-7

 

Required Background Information

Deadline for Action:  December 7, 2019 (extended from October 8, 2019)

 

Does this issue fall within the 60 day rule?  Yes

 

If yes, when does the 60 days expire?  10/8/19

 

Has an extension been granted?  Yes

 

If so, to what date?  12/7/19

 

Key Staff Contact

Amanda Smith, 651-266-6507, amanda.smith@ci.stpaul.mn.us

 

 

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
12/7/2019 1:04 AMPerry So Against We are new to the neighborhood, and our house is located 1500 feet from the proposed site. Any potential release of toxins from construction work at the site is unacceptable to us particularly as we are expecting our first child. As we work to mitigate against toxins within our structure, this one decision could potentially render all our efforts useless. Langford Park, St Anthony Park Elementary School, the Co-op Pre-School are all well within 3000 feet of this site, so the number of children at risk is much higher than those who live in the immediate vicinity of the site. Rohn Industry is a valued member of our community and we should work together to find sustainable and safe ways for them to grow. It simply shouldn’t take precedence over the safety and health of the neighborhood.
12/2/2019 11:42 PMMary Boyd-Brent Against For those of us living in this area who daily drive past the site where Rohn proposes to build without remediation, this development poses a real threat to health. I do not oppose the development in principle but most definitely do unless remediation occurs first. Thank you.