GREATER BEMIDJI AREA JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS & MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing in-person in the Council Chambers of Bemidji City Hall, located at 317 4th St. NW, Bemidji MN, and via Webex Video Conferencing (see log-in details on, regarding the following requests: City of Bemidji – V-22-80.06922.00: - Jeffrey & Karla Trappe are requesting variances from the side yard structure setback and accessory structure size limit of 1,200 square feet in order to reconstruct a detached garage. Their property is located in the R-2 Suburban Residential Zoning District at 336 Lakewood Dr NW, in the City of Bemidji. City of Bemidji – CUP-22-80.04528.00: - Bob Hirt of Jon’s Refuse Solutions Inc. is requesting a conditional use permit (CUP) to store refuse trucks as defined under the Ordinance for Refuse Waste Facility (Transfer Station) on property located in the I-1 Light Industrial District. The subject property is located at 1222 Railroad St SE in the City of Bemidji. City of Bemidji – Z/CUP-22-80.02875.00, 80.02874.00 & 80.02872.00 – Whelan Properties INC, is requesting a rezone (Z) from B-2 General Commercial to R-6 Multiple-Family (Lots 8 & 9) & R-4 Single-Family Residential (Part of Lot 7) and a conditional use permit (CUP) for the above stated parcels in order to build up to 52 new apartment units in two separate structures at 2404 Bemidji Ave N. in the (B-2) General Commercial Zoning District within the City of Bemidji. The requested conditional use permit (CUP) is required to be able to have 30 or greater units on the parcel. All interested parties are encouraged to view or listen to the Hearing, or call the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board Office at (218) 759-3579, or visit our web site at: for more information. Email comments must be received by Monday, September 19, 2022, for inclusion in staff reports. (Sept. 17, 2022) 101445