The City of St. Louis Park has approved an application for a conditional use permit and variance for Bais Yaakov Girls High School. The school will be located at 4503 and 4509 Minnetonka Blvd., in the RC high-density, multiple-family zoning district. Educational facilities with more than 20 students are allowed in the RC district by conditional use permit. The school is requesting a variance of five feet to reduce the front setback from 30 feet to 24.8 feet. This will bring the existing building in compliance with the zoning ordinance.
The school proposes adding a third story and new lobby to the existing building, as well as a student drop-off area in the parking lot.
- March 19, 2018 — City council voted to approve the project.
- Feb. 21, 2018 — A public hearing was held by the planning commission. At this time, the planning commission recommended approval of the conditional use permit.
- Feb. 8, 2018 — An informational neighborhood meeting was held.