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Minutes/Edina City Council/(une 5,2007 <br /> uses. He noted that strict interpretation of the ordinance would require any redevelopment to be <br /> strictly residential in order to comply with the original master plan and zoning. Mr. Teague explained <br /> the applicant requested the requested ordinance amendment to bring the site into compliance. He <br /> added staff recommended approval of the proposed amendment; however, he noted the Planning <br /> Commission recommended denial of the amendment. <br /> The Council asked questions gathering further understanding of the issue including the following: <br /> noting without the amendment no additional non-residential uses may be built; areas within the <br /> MDD-6 District likely to be redeveloped; look at as two issues; short term fix with amendment; long- <br /> term as part of Comp Plan Update; concern expressed considering an ordinance change and final <br /> development plan at the same meeting; and the need for looking at more than the MDD-6 District <br /> during the Comp Plan update. <br /> Public Comment <br /> Laurie Miller,representing Cypress Equities spoke in favor of the proposed amendment. <br /> Sharon Ming, 1103 Coventry Place, stated she supported the Planning Commission s <br /> recommendation to deny the ordinance amendment. <br /> John Bohan,800 Coventry Place,supported the proposed amendment. <br /> Gene Persha,6917 Cornelia Drive,supported the proposed amendment. <br /> Member Swenson made a motion,seconded by Member Masica closing the public hearing. <br /> Ayes: Bennett,Housh,Masica,Swenson,Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> The Council discussed the proposed amendment. The issues discussed included: concern over <br /> considering an ordinance amendment at the same meeting as a redevelopment proposal; realization <br /> the issue must be addressed; fairness to developers; applauding Planning Commission's concern for <br /> housing,and development of a vision for Southdale area. <br /> Following the public comment, the Council discussed the matter. Member Masica made a motion <br /> granting first reading and waiving second reading to Ordinance No. 2007-09 amending Section 850 <br /> of Edina City Code regarding non-residential floor area in the MDD-6 District. Member Bennett <br /> seconded the motion. <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Housh,Masica,Hovland <br /> Nay: Swenson <br /> Motion carried. <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2007-63 ADOPTED GRANTING FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN - CYPRESS <br /> EQUITIES-OLD AMC THEATER SITE Affidavits of publication were presented and placed on file. <br /> Mr. Teague explained Cypress Equities proposed to tear down the old 40,000 square foot AMC Movie <br /> Theater and build a 31,000 square foot single level retail building along France Avenue and a 22,000 <br /> square foot retail building with a five-level parking ramp above. Attached to the south would be a <br /> 32,960 square foot two-level retail/restaurant. Mr. Teague said the total square footage would 86,000 <br /> square feet. He noted this was a revision without the residential tower of the project proposed for the <br /> site in 2006. <br /> Mr. Teague stated the redevelopment request would require the following actions: an amendment of <br /> the overall Master Plan and a Final Development Plan. He continued stating the staff felt the proposal <br /> Page 2 <br />