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South shore PUD to be discussed

The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board will again consider the Planned Unit Development for the Lake Bemidji south shore redevelopment.

The JPC will convene for its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at Bemidji City Hall.

The JPC previously discussed the south shore PUD, submitted by the city of Bemidji and Bemidji Economic Development Authority, in May.

Also on the agenda tonight are the following public hearings:

- A variance request from Vivian Derby, 412 Norway Court, to allow for the construction of a single-family home on a substandard lot of less than 1 acre. The previous existing home has been torn down because it was in deteriorating condition.

- A 75-foot variance request from the 100-foot ordinary high water mark of Lake Bemidji from Tim Hall, 7002 Bemidji Ave. N.E., that would allow for the removal of a portion of an existing residence and construction in its place. The new construction would be slightly different and larger and would include the addition of a deck.

- Front and yard setbacks requested by Mark Schnell, 711 20th St. N.W., for an addition to an existing non-conforming single-family residence.

- A Conditional Use Permit request that would allow the co-location of a single apartment dwelling within a commercial use at 422 Fourth St. S.E. The main floor of the building has been proposed to be a gift shop and the apartment would be located in the lower level.

The JPC will make recommendations on the planning matters and those recommendations will be forwarded to the Joint Planning Board for final determination in August.