Current Planning Projects

  1. Crosby/Snow 2nd Home CUP – 2402 Hamel Road – Buddy and Kim Snow have requested a conditional use permit to construct a 2nd principal single family home on property owned by Kim’s parents.  The RR district allows a 2nd home on properties over 40 acres for family, employees or guests.  The Planning Commission held a public hearing at the July 11 meeting and unanimously recommended approval.  The Council reviewed on August 2 and directed staff to prepare a resolution of approval which will be presented on August 15.
  2. Lunski Preliminary Plat, Rezoning, Site Plan Review – Lunski, Inc. has applied for approvals for a development of 90 units of mixed senior housing, 24,767 s.f. of office, and 4,100 s.f. commercial north of Highway 55 and west of Mohawk Drive. The Planning Commission held a public hearing at the July 11 Planning Commission meeting.  The Commission tabled the request in order to allow the applicant to update plans to meet comments from the Elm Creek Watershed and City Engineer.  Staff presented the request to the Commission on August 8 and this item will go to the City Council on August 15.
  3. OSI Lot Line Rearrangement – Open Systems International (OSI) has requested approval of a lot line rearrangement (division and combination) between their property at 4101 Arrowhead Drive and the adjacent outlot to the southeast. The applicant intends to extend their parking lot into this area.  The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the request on August 8 and unanimously recommended approval.  Staff will present the request to the City Council on August 15.
  4. McDonald’s Variance – McDonald’s has requested a variance to reduce the required setback for a replacement trash enclosure. The existing enclosure is being removed by Hennepin County in connection with the County Road 116 improvement project and needs to be relocated.  The Planning Commission reviewed the request at the August 8 meeting and unanimously recommended approval.  Staff intends to present the request to the City Council for a public hearing on September 5.
  5. School Lake Nature Preserve CD-PUD – Wally and Bridget Marx have requested review of a PUD General Plan of development and preliminary plat for a conservation design subdivision to include 6 lots and conservation of 70 acres (11.76 buildable). The Planning Commission held a Public Hearing at the June 13 meeting and unanimously recommended approval.  The applicant has adjusted plans in light of recent City Council direction to include a minimum lot size of 2.5 acres in rural CD-PUD projects. Staff intends to present the request at the September 19 City Council meeting.
  6. Excelsior Group Comp Plan Amendment and Concept Plan – The Excelsior Group has requested a comprehensive plan amendment for the City to amend the staging of development for property located north of Chippewa Road and west of Mohawk Drive for a 68-lot single-family subdivision. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on August 8 and generally did not find that the request met the criteria for developing earlier than the staging plan dictates.  The Park Commission is scheduled to review on August 16 and the Council on September 5 or 19.
  7. Reserve of Medina First Addition – Toll Brothers has requested approval of the second phase of the Reserve of Medina project. Staff is conducting a preliminary review and will present to Council when complete, potentially at the September 19 meeting.
  8. Hamel Road Thirty Two Plat (combination) – 32 Hamel Road LLC has requested approval of a plat to combine 3 lots at 32-42 Hamel road into a single parcel. The City had previously approved of this lot combination, but it was not finalized by a previous owner.  The Planning Commission reviewed at the July 11 meeting and recommended approval.  The City Council adopted a resolution of approval on August 2.  Staff will await a plat for signature and close the file.
  9. Johnson ADU CUP, Dykhoff Septic Variance, Hamel Brewery, St. Peter and Paul Cemetery – The City Council has adopted resolutions approving these projects, and staff is assisting the applicants with the conditions of approval in order to complete the projects.
  10. Woods of Medina – This preliminary plat has been approved and staff is awaiting a final plat application
  11. Capital Knoll, Hamel Haven subdivisions – These subdivisions have received final approval. Staff is working with the applicants on the conditions of approval before the plats are recorded