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    3.    
Planning Commission Regular
Meeting Date: 12/20/2018  
Subject:    PC 18-20, Preliminary Plat, Stronghold Addition, 601 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Sathre-Berquist
From: Scott Harlicker, Planner

INTRODUCTION
The applicant is requesting the Planning Commission recommend approval of their preliniary plat. The plat will subdivide a lot with two businesses (Holiday convenience store and Culvers restaurant) into two lots; each business will then be located on its own parcel.
ACTIONS
Conduct a public hearing
Recommendation by Planning Commission
Decision by City Council on: January 15, 2019
60 DAY RULE
The applicant submitted this application on: October 11

To comply with the requirements of Minnesota Statute, the City must approve or deny the application by: February 8
LOCATION
The property is located at 601 Coon Rapids Boulevard
 
 
  Existing Use Comprehensive Plan Zoning
Subject
Property
Convenience Store and Fast Food Restaurant Commercial Mixed Use PORT Evergreen/River Rapids Overlay
North Park Park, Recreation and Preserve Conservancy/PUD
South Coon Rapids Boulevard and Foley Boulevard Commercial Mixed Use PORT Evergreen/River Rapids Overlay
East Hardware Store Commercial Mixed Use PORT Evergreen/River Rapids Overlay
West Coon Rapids Boulevard Commercial Mixed Use PORT Evergreen/River Rapids Overlay
DISCUSSION
There are two businesses on the parcel, a Culvers restaurant and a Holiday convenience store. The businesses share access and parking. In September 2000, the City approved the site plan and conditional use permit for the convenience store and restaurant. The applicant is proposing to subdivide the 2.9 acre parcel into two lots. The lot will be subdivided so that each business is on its own lot. Culvers will be located on Lot 1 which is 1.4 acres and Holiday will be located on Lot 2 which is 1.5 acres.

Access to the lots is from Coon Rapids Boulevard and Foley Boulevard. There is a right-in, right-out only from Coon Rapids Boulevard and a right-in, right-out only from Foley Boulevard. Access will not be changed as a result of this subdivision. Access and parking cross easements will be required between the two lots. There will be no physical changes to the site.

Lot 1 (Culvers) has 44 parking spaces and Lot 2 (Holiday) has 29 spaces. The total parking provided for both lots is 73 spaces and the total number required is 62. Overall the the combined site exceeds the parking requirement for the two businesses. However, Culvers, which has 99 seats and has a parking requirement of 50 spaces, is short 6 spaces. The applicant will be providing a cross access and parking agreement between the two parcels to address the issue. 

The two new lots comply with the setback requirements and impervious coverage requirement. There is no minimum lot size requirement.
RECOMMENDATION
In Planning Case 18-20, the Planning Commission recommend approval of the preliminary plat with the following conditions:
  1. All comments from the City Engineer be addressed.
  2. All coments from the Anoka County Highway Department be addressed.
  3. A cross access and parking agreement be approve by the City.

Attachments
Location Map
Preliminary Plat
Applicant's Narrative

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