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Minutes/Edina City Council/October 2,2007 <br /> Member Housh made a motion and Member Bennett seconded it to adopt Resolution No. 2007-107 <br /> adopting the final assessment roll for the Alley Improvement No. A-223 from Beard Avenue to <br /> Abbott Avenue. <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Bennett, Housh,Masica,Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> *VACATION REQUEST OF A PORTION OF WEST 41ST STREET PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY <br /> WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT Motion made by Member Bennett and seconded by Member <br /> Masica accepting the applicant's letter to withdraw his request for the vacation of a portion of West <br /> 41st Street public right-of-way between Lynn and Monterey Avenues, noting action on the item <br /> had been continued from the September 18,2007, Council meeting. <br /> Motion carried on rollcall vote-five ayes. <br /> FINAL GATEWAY PROTECT ALTERNATIVE URBAN AREAWIDE REVIEW (AUAR) <br /> DISTRIBUTION AUTHORIZED Planner Teague introduced Andrea Moffatt of WSB & Associates <br /> who briefly presented the final Gateway AUAR. Ms Moffatt outlined the AUAR as follows: <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: <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, and office and retail space. Remaining <br /> parcels 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 /> • Met with Transportation Commission, Planning Commission, City Council and public <br /> through two public meetings <br /> • Comment period opened for Draft AUAR July 11 through August 15 <br /> • Comments reviewed and revisions made <br /> o MnDOT,Met Council and Hennepin County had questions <br /> ■ Additional information provided <br /> o Public comments included <br /> • Waste water/sanitary sewer <br /> • Flooding/drainage <br /> • Traffic/Transit <br /> • Cost of mitigation <br /> • Noise <br /> Ms. Moffatt said the next step would be for the Council to authorize the final AUAR be distributed to <br /> the agencies for a final ten-day review period. Upon completion of this comment period, if no agency <br /> objections have been received, the City Council may adopt the AUAR. She said it was anticipated <br /> consideration of the final adoption of the AUAR will be at the Council's November 5,2007,meeting. <br /> The Council asked that copies of the final AUAR be placed in the Edina libraries and whether <br /> acceptance of the AUAR obligated the Council to accept any specific development proposal. Staff <br /> Page 2 <br />