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Planning Commission Regular
Meeting Date: 10/18/2018  
Subject:    PC 18-16, Home Occupation Permit - barbershop, 3878 120th Ave., Diego Michel
From: Scott Harlicker, Planner

The applicant is requesting approval of a home occupation permit for a barber shop.
Conduct a public hearing
Decision by Planning Commission
Appeal to City Council Available
The applicant submitted this application on:  September 11

To comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statute §15.99, the City must approve or deny the application by: November 10
The property is located at 3878 120th Avenue.
  Existing Use Comprehensive Plan Zoning
Single family home Low Density Residential Low Density Residential 2
North Single family home Low Density Residential Low Density Residential 2
South Apartments High Density Residential High Density Residential
East Single family home Low Density Residential Low Density Residential 2
West Single family home Low Density Residential Low Density Residential 2
The applicant is proposing to operate a barbershop as a home occupation. The applicant will provide haircuts, beard trims,shaves and facials. Hours that clients will visit the house are Monday - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 3PM to 8 PM, by appointment only, one client at a time. To meet State Board licensing requirements, he will be installing a new door in the front of the house and a half bath to service barbershop. The barber shop will be located in an existing 150 square foot room.

Compliance with Standards for Home Occupations, Section 11-304.2(2)
Home Occupation Standard–11-304.2(2) Staff Comment
Establishment or maintenance of the home occupation will not be detrimental to the public health, safety, or general welfare. OK - The proposed home occupation will not be detrimental to the public health, safety, or general welfare.
The home occupation will not be hazardous, detrimental, or disturbing to present and potential surrounding land uses due to noises, glare, smoke, dust, odor, fumes, water pollution, vibration, general unsightliness, electrical interference, or other nuisances. OK - The proposed home occupation will not be a nuisance to the neighborhood. The activity will occur within the home with one client at a time.
The home occupation will be located, designed, maintained, and operated to be compatible with the existing or intended character of the zoning district in which it will be situated. OK -  A second door will be installed to enter the business area.
The home occupation will generate only minimal vehicular traffic on local streets and will not create traffic congestion, unsafe access, or parking needs that will cause inconvenience to the subject property as well as the adjoining properties. OK - The proposed home occupation will generate only minimal traffic on local streets.
The home occupation is clearly an accessory use to the residential use of the property and does not change the character thereof. OK – The proposed home occupation will not change the character of the residence.
Nothing is discernible to surrounding properties indicating that a home occupation is being conducted except for a sign as permitted by Section 11-1203, a garden, or one motor vehicle whose nature or signage indicates it is used in the business. There is no outdoor storage or display of equipment, merchandise or materials used in the home occupation. OK – No discernible activity will occur outside the home. No outdoor storage or display is proposed.
No external alterations are made that are not customarily found in dwellings and accessory buildings. OK – No external modifications are proposed that are not customarily found at a residence.
If the home occupation is carried on in the garage, the minimum amount of required garage space is maintained as garage space. N/A
All vehicles brought to the property in conjunction with the business are parked in the driveway. Residents’ vehicles are not parked in the streets to provide these driveway parking spaces. No parking spaces are improved to provide for the home occupation.  Any vehicle whose nature or signage indicate it is used in the business is parked in the driveway or garage. OK - All parking can be accommodated on the existing driveway.
No more than one person who does not reside on the premises works on the premises. OK - The applicant is the only person employed.
No one is transported from the premises to a job site who does not reside on the premises. OK - No one will be transported from the premises.
The home occupation is serviced by delivery vehicles no larger than 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. OK - The business will not be serviced by vehicles larger than 26,000 pound gross weight.
The following home occupations are prohibited: sales, except those items made on the premises or incidental to the service provided; repair of internal combustion engines of more than 12 horsepower; body shops; machine shops; welding; ammunition manufacturing; flea markets; motor vehicle repair, maintenance, service or sale; firearm sales; tattoo parlors or other objectionable uses as determined by the City Council.  OK - A barbershop is a permitted home occupation.
The hours of operation are limited to between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM not to exceed a total of 30 hours per week. OK - The applicant will have clients between the hours of  3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Monday -Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The time that clients will be at the premises will not exceed 30 hours per week.
The Home Occupation can occupy no more than 400 square feet or 25 percent of the above grade finished floor area of the principal structure, whichever is smaller. OK - The barbershop area will not exceed 270 square feet (25% of the finished first floor). The room used for the barbershop is 150 square feet.
Storage of hazardous or flammable materials in excess of consumer quantities which are packaged for consumption by individual or household use is prohibited. OK - No hazardous or flammable materials other than those typically found in a residence will be stored on site.

In Planning Case 18-16, move to approve the home occupation permit with the following conditions:
  1. Hours of operation are limited to between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
  2. Maximum time that clients can be at the premises is 30 hours per week.
  3. The business can occupy no more than 270 square feet.
  4. All vehicles associated with the residence and home occupation are parked in the driveway.
  5. Compliance with Title 11, City Code of Coon Rapids.
  6. All necessary building permits are obtained.

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