Housing, Zoning & Business Committee (HZB)
Housing, Zoning & Business Committee
The HZB committee works with neighborhood residents and business owners to ensure the neighborhood maintains and sustains its historic nature and remains a hospitable place to live and do business. Programs and projects include:
• B.L.E.N.D. Awards (encouraging neighborhood character friendly home design)
• Reviewing variance requests: Click here for East Harriet Checklist for Variance Request
• Overseeing the home improvement loan program
• Implementation of the business facade improvement grant program
How you can be involved:
Join us for Housing, Zoning & Business Committee meetings if you have something you’d like to discuss or learn more about. The committee meets the last Wednesday of each month from 7-8pm at the Walker Health Services, 3737 Bryant Ave S, (South Entrance). The next scheduled meeting: TBD for November, 2013.
Contact committee chair Pam Meier via email if you have an idea for a business or housing/zoning project or would like more information about anything related to the committee.
CALLING ALL BUSINESS OWNERS! If you own a business in East Harriet, contact business association chairperson, Matt Perry, via email or by phone at 612-839-3320 — we've started a business association and we want you to be involved. For more information on the Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association, click here.
40th & Lyndale Redevelopment Update (10-05-13)
The developer of the 40th & Lyndale Project has successfully negotiated the closing hours for the new proposed restaurant with the affected neighbors and gained enough homeowner signatures to allow 13 parking spots in the lot at 4008 Lyndale.
The new closing hours will be 10 pm Sunday - Wednesday; 11 pm on Thursday and 12 pm Saturday and Sunday.
The developer/owner also agreed to change the name of the restaurant from Crooked Pint to a name that does not imply a bar.
The developer was cleared to begin construction of a new restaurant at 40th & Lyndale, following the Planning Commission's approval on Sept. 16.
More details about the new name and the beginning date of construction will be available soon.
40th & Lyndale Redevelopment Project gets City Planning Approval
The Crooked Pint received approval September 16 from the City Planning Commission to begin construction on the restaurant and one additional unknown tenant at 40th & Lyndale. The Planning Commission unanimously decided to approve the variance reducing the off street parking spaces from 13 to 0. The City is requiring 20 bike parking spaces and off-street parking options like valet service.
The restaurant will close at 10 pm Sunday - Wednesday, 11 pm on Thursday, and midnight Friday and Saturday.
NOTICE: 40th & Lyndale Redevelopment Project Public Hearing Date Change to Sept 16
PLEASE NOTE: The 40th & Lyndale development has not yet been reviewed by Public Works through the Preliminary Development Review process. To allow time for this meeting to occur, Community Planning and Economic Development staff is recommending that the applications be continued from August 26 to the September 16, 2013, City Planning Commission meeting. Details are below.
A planning application has been submitted to the City for the proposed mixed-use building at 4000 Lyndale Ave by James Smart with Smart Associates on behalf of Paul Dzubnar. The following has been applied for:
The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).
If you have any questions or comments on the planning application, please contact City Planner Hilary Dvorak at 612-673-2639 or email@example.com.
A separate application process for business and liquor licenses is used to determine the business plan, including hours of operation. The initial paperwork for the liquor license application has been submitted by Paul Dzubnar and complies with his previous agreement to the neighborhood to reduce the hours of operation and seating total from his original proposal. Licensing staff is still waiting for a few final pieces to the application before it is fully submitted. The proposed business plan states the hours of operation as Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm and Fri-Sat 10am-12am. The outdoor patio hours would be 11am-10pm. Seating capacity is 100 seats inside and 20 seats on the outdoor patio. An outdoor bocce ball court is in the proposal. Mr. Dzubnar has also indicated that he will apply for a valet parking license and is working to utilize nearby parking lots for this purpose.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the liquor license or hours of operation, please contact Business Licensing Inspector Mohamed Ismail at 612-673-3904 or District Supervisor Pat Hilden at 612-673-3317.
40th & Lyndale Redevelopment Plan Update
Following several meetings with neighbors and Council Members Tuthill and Glidden, 40th & Lyndale developer, Paul Dzubnar was unable to get the required number of signatures from affected residents to rezone 4008 Lyndale Ave from a R1A to C1 to build a parking lot adjacent to his proposed restaurant, the Crooked Pint.
Mr. Dzubnar is moving forward with an alternate plan for the Crooked Pint that will not require any neighborhood permissions or zoning change. The developer will work with the architect to create a design utilizing the existing Super America building as a restaurant. The projected starting date to begin construction is sometime in July or August of this year. The alternate plan includes:
East Harriet Community Meeting April 29
East Harriet Community Meeting
Development Project Plans at 40th & Lyndale
Monday, April 29, 2013
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Walker Health Services Rm 119A
3737 Bryant Ave S
(Enter South Revolving Door)
One of the goals of EHFNA is to encourage and facilitate communication for the residents and businesses on changes within our neighborhood. The EHFNA Housing, Zoning and Business Committee would like to announce an opportunity to share with residents the development plans for the two pieces of property at 40th & Lyndale, formerly owned by SuperAmerica.
Paul Dzubnar, Green Mill Restaurants, has purchased the property at 4000/4008 Lyndale, and has plans for development that include a neighborhood, family-friendly restaurant that will be designed by Smart Associates, Minneapolis. The development plan will include Mr. Dzubnar seeking a rezoning of the one plat and a charter wine and strong beer license from the City of Minneapolis.
During the East Harriet Community Meeting on April 29th, Mr. Dzubnar along with Jim Smart, Smart Associates, will share the design plans, restaurant concept, and zoning/liquor license requests. There will also be an opportunity during the meeting for Mr. Dzubnar and Mr. Smart to respond to resident questions. The invitation to attend the East Harriet Community Meeting has also been extended to Kingfield residents. This meeting will be facilitated by East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association.
IN ADDITION, there will be a public hearing scheduled at a later date (TBD) by the City of Minneapolis Licensing Dept. in cooperation with Council Member Meg Tuthill and EHFNA. Business and property owners will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input concerning the granting of a liquor license to. A representative from the City of Minneapolis will facilitate the meeting.
Questions? Please contact East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association at612.824.9350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Energy Squad
Home Energy Squad (HES) formerly called Community Energy Services (CES) is still offering the same great services to Minneapolis neighborhood residents. You can still receive the same great home energy visit available to Minneapolis residents for $70 includes the installation of energy saving materials, blower door test, insulation inspection, combustion safety tests, contractor list, rebates and financing information.
For more information or to schedule a visit, click on their website at www.mncee.org/hes-mpls or call 612-335-5874 to schedule a visit right away!
Community Energy Services Available Online
Community Energy Services (CES) has introduced an online presentation as a new option to participate in their home energy program. The online presentation can be done at your convenience and takes only 15 minutes. After viewing the presentation you are qualified to schedule your Home Energy Visit and receive up to $400 in energy-saving services for only $40.
For more information, contact Ashley Robertson by phone at 612.335.5869 or by email. More information about this program can be found at CES website.
Met Council Sewer Project Open House January 30
One of the regional sanitary sewers that Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) owns and operates in Southwest Minneapolis is showing signs of deterioration and is in need of rehabilitation. This sewer which is located in the East Harriet Neighborhood will take place along the Robert's Bird Sanctuary and the south end of the cemetery, exiting on Dupont/Kings Hwy at W 40th St, continue north on the west side of Kings Hwy to W 36th St and east one and half blocks on 36th St.
MCES in collaboration with the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association's Housing, Zoning & Business Committee (HZB) will hold a public information meeting and open house on Wednesday, January 30 to present information about the upcoming sewer repair project. MCES staff and consultants will use maps to show where the regional sanitary sewer repair work will be done, will describe how and when the work will be done, and will discuss potential impacts and efforts to mitigate the impacts.
The January 30 meeting will be held at VOA Southwest Senior Center, 3612 Bryant Ave S, from 7 - 8:30 pm.
For more information and details about this project, click on the Fact Sheet and Map that was shared at the EHFNA January board meeting.