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1/12/59 MThVTES OF! THE #EGUL& MEETThtG OP THE MTNA VILLAGE <br />COUNCTL,- HELD !!ONDAY',' YANUARY 12, 1959, Ai' 7!00 P.M., <br />AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL <br />Members answering Rollcall were Beim, Dickson, Kohler, Tupa and gredesen. c <br />Minutes of the Regular Iieeting of December 22, 1958, were approved as submitted, <br />by motion Tupa, seconded by Gohler and carried. <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REZONIRG FROM OPEN DEVELOPhWST DISTRICT TO OFFICE <br />EUILDIKG DISTRICT - LOT 4, BLOCK 3, EDENKOOR ADDITION. This Public Hearing <br />was conducted pursuant to "Notice of Hearing" published in Edina-Morningside <br />Courier December 31, 1958 and January 8, 1959, posted on official village <br />bulletin boards January 2, 1959, and mailed to owners of property within 500 <br />feet of affected property. Hearing was instituted upon the petition of MS. <br />Ralph Overholt, for the rezoning of this lot for the purpose of constructing <br />an office building thereon; and was a supplement to the public hearing held <br />on October 27, 1958. Messrs. Maurice Hessian and Overholt presented their <br />case for the rezoning, by showing pictures of the property proposed to be <br />rezoned, together with the neighboring community store, commercial and resi- <br />dential property. <br />an insurance business employing few people and having very few customers <br />calling the traffic at this point will not be aggravated; that the building <br />should prove to be an excellent buffer between community store-commercial and <br />residential properties and should add to, rather than detract from, the <br />attractiveness of the area. Mr. Desmond Pratt, 5241 Richwood Drive, led a <br />delegation of some 30 neighbors, protesting rezoning on grounds that - 1. <br />It is not the function of the Council to find a use for this property; 2. <br />There is no community need for this business; <br />that Sherwood Road is the only entrance to the Richmond Hills residential area; <br />4. That because of the bad existing traffic pattern at the Shernood-Highvzy #169 <br />corner, an additional business would further endanger children getting school <br />buses, and vehicular traffic entering #169 from Sherwood Road. <br />Johnson, 5338 Sherwood Road, whose property abuts the proposed of.fice building <br />on the South, stated he does not want a commercial enterprise so near his <br />residence; that it will devaluate his property, and that he will be able to <br />see the building from his windows, which will be unpleasant to him. <br />Francis McGuire, 5333 Hwy. #169, whose property also abuts the proposed <br />office building, objected to further encroachment of business upon residential <br />properties; stating he believes Sherwood Road should be the buffer line. <br />Frank Larson, 5244 Richwood Drive, reiterating Ab. McGuire's statements, added <br />he feels Sheraood Road is not sufficiently wide to take any additional traffic <br />or parking. Mr. H. R. Reinhardt, 5240 Richwood Drive, stated he believes this <br />property could be put to a better use to effect some control of traffic. On <br />rebuttal, Mr. Hessian stated that petitioners are completely agreeable to the <br />establishment of a no parking zone on Sherwood Road; and Mr. Overholt stated <br />that the "ridge" on the property will remain, to a great extent, and that there <br />will be planting on the ridge, to screen the office building from residential <br />property. <br />property for their ovm uses; and I&. Pratt replied they would be willing to <br />consider the matter, and promptly. At a question from Mr. Bredesen as to <br />whether he would be willing to sell, Ab. Overholt's reply was, "Perhaps, for <br />a price." Considerable discussion was had by Council and Mr. Overholt as to <br />the placing of the building on the lot, placement of entrance drives and parking <br />lot. ltlayor Bredesen then told the audience that, contrary to hk. Pratt's first <br />statement, the Village Council does have the problem of finding a use for the <br />property, because of increase in tax base; that, unless this use is made of the <br />property there will be continued hearings on rezoning petitions, for the reason <br />that the property is not adaptable to residential use; that, in the Council's <br />opinion (and that^ of the Planning Commission, which has recommended favorably <br />on the petition) this type of building will be less objectionable to neighboring <br />residents, and will offer more in the way of taxes without services than any <br />other type. <br />District, with the understanding that there will be no entrance or exit from <br />Sherwood Road, no parking on Sherwood Road, and that ridge will be retained and <br />landscaped, was seconded by Beim and unanimously carried. Dickson then offered <br />the following Ordinance, moving that Council dispense with second reading and <br />adopt Ordinance as submitted: <br />They told the Council that because the building will house <br />3. This is a unique area in <br />Mr. W.L. <br />Mr. <br />kk. <br />Trustee Tupa asked objectors if they would be willing to purchase the <br />Dickson's motion, that the property be rezoned to Office Euilding <br />ORDINAKCE NO. 261-42 <br />MI ORDIIWGE AMENDIRG THE ZON1b.G ORDINARCE OF <br />EDIRA BY ESTABLISHIKG AN OFFICE <br />BUILDING DISTRICT <br />THE VILLAGE COUPXIL OF THE VILLAGE OF EDIIA, P.II!GESOTA, ORDAINS: <br />Section 10, Office Building District, of Ordinance No. 261 of <br />the Revised Ordinances of the Village of Edina, is hereby amended by adding at <br />the end of Paragraph 1 of said Section 10 a sub-paragraph,(a), as follows: <br />Section 1. <br />(a) - Lot 4, Block 3, Edenmoor Addition <br />Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication <br />according to law.