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MINUTES <br /> OF THE STUDY SESSION <br /> OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD TUESDAY,JUNE 26,2007 <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 11:30 A.M. in the Community Room of Edina City Hall. <br /> Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Housh, Swenson and Mayor Hovland. Absent was <br /> Member Masica. Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager; Heather Worthington, <br /> Assistant City Manager; Cary Teague, Planning Director; Jennifer Bennerotte, Communications & <br /> Marketing Director; Wayne Houle, City Engineer; and Debra Mangen, City Clerk. Attending on <br /> behalf of WSB & Associates, Inc. were Kevin Kawlewski, Brian Connolley, Tony Heppelmann, and <br /> Pete Willenbring. Also in attendance were Jim Nelson and Paul May. <br /> Mayor Hovland noted the purpose of the study session was to review the Gateway Study Area Draft <br /> Alternative Urban Area-wide Review (AUAR). Planner Teague explained a team from WSB & <br /> Associates, Inc.would make a brief presentation of the AUAR. He introduced the development team. <br /> Mr. Kawlewski, Mr. Connolley, Mr. Heppelmann, and Mr. Willenbring presented the Gateway Area <br /> AUAR using a power point display <br /> • Gateway Area - 135 acres between TH100, the Fred Richards Golf Course, France Avenue <br /> and the border with Bloomington. <br /> • Purpose of AUAR - identify environmental impacts associated with development within the <br /> study area <br /> • Four scenarios reviewed included: <br /> • Comprehensive Plan-reflective of existing zoning within current Comp Plan <br /> • Master Plan - developer's proposed redevelopment of the Pentagon Towers and <br /> Quads sites into hotel, senior townhomes, office and retail space. Remaining parcels <br /> remain as per current Comp Plan <br /> • Maximum Commercial - Pentagon Towers and Quads sites redeveloped with mostly <br /> commercial and office uses. Remaining parcels remain as per current Comp Plan <br /> • Maximum Residential - Pentagon Towers and Quads sites redeveloped with mostly <br /> residential uses, including townhomes and condominiums. Remaining parcels remain <br /> as per current Comp Plan <br /> • Main issues reviewed <br /> • Traffic impacts <br /> • Sanitary sewer impacts <br /> Following the informational presentation the Council and staff discussed various aspects of the major <br /> impacts that could be expected under each development scenario. The necessary steps for completion <br /> of the AUAR were reviewed: <br /> • Review with Planning Commission and City Council <br /> • Distribute for 30-day public comment period - Copies at City Hall, Community & York <br /> Avenue Libraries, and on City of Edina website <br /> • Second public open house and agency meeting- sometime in August <br /> • Response prepared for comments received <br /> • AUAR distributed for a 10-day comment period <br /> • Council considers adoption of the AUAR <br /> Mayor Hovland adjourned the meeting at 1:30 P.M. <br /> Re ec ully submitted, <br /> I � <br /> Debra Man en,C Clerk <br />