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File #: Res. 2021-001    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action:
Title: Consider Resolution for the Lot Consolidation of Several Parcels of land into Two Parcels, for properties west of Lincoln Street owned by St. Olaf College.
Attachments: 1. 1 - Resolution, 2. 2 - Exhibit A (Parcel A & Parcel B), 3. 3 - Project Location Map
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City Council Meeting Date: January 5, 2021

To: Mayor and City Council
City Administrator

From: Mikayla Schmidt, City Planner

Title
Consider Resolution for the Lot Consolidation of Several Parcels of land into Two Parcels, for properties west of Lincoln Street owned by St. Olaf College.

Body
Action Requested:
The Northfield City Council approves the attached resolution for a lot consolidation as proposed by St. Olaf College to plat Parcel A and Parcel B of Northfield, City of Northfield, Rice County Minnesota.

Summary Report:
The applicant, St. Olaf College, is requesting to consolidate nine parcels into two parcels, Parcel A and Parcel B as denoted on the attached map. Parcel A consists of 3.76 acres and Parcel B consists of 8.62 acres. Both are currently zoned R1-B Low Density Residential, but the second reading of the ordinance to rezone them to CD-S: College Development is before Council on the regular agenda.

All of the parcels are owned by the applicant and the consolidation will facilitate the proposed construction of a new 300-bed residence hall on the south side of St. Olaf Avenue and townhouse-style residences with 140 student beds on the north side. St. Olaf College plans to demolish the existing honors houses on the north side of St. Olaf Ave., and has already demolished the President's House on the south side. The conditional use permit is still under review by Council and a formal site plan review will be completed to verify conformance with the Land Development Code once the Council has voted on the CUP.

According to City Code Section 8.5.11 Review Procedures, the City Council can approve a Minor Subdivision as a Lot Division or Lot Consolidation through a Type 5 Review Procedure upon review by the Development Review Committee (DRC). The DRC is the technical review body composed of city staff and others (i.g. city engineer, city planner, building official, fire chief, outside agencies and professionals, etc.) who are responsible for ...

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