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74 ( <br />4/23/62 <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA <br />VILLAGE COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, APRIL 235 1962s <br />AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL <br />.Members answering Rollcall were Dickson, MacMillan, Tupa, VanValkenburg and <br />Bredesen. ' <br />COUNCIL ADOPTS "PLANNED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT" AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE. <br />Clerk presented Affidavits of Publication and Posting of "Notice of Public Hearing <br />on Proposed Amendment to Village Zoning Ordinance, Establishing A Planned Industrial <br />District in the Village of Edina ", publication having been April 12 and 19, 1962, <br />in Edina- Morningside Courier, and posting being April 10, 1962, on three village <br />bulletin boards. Affidavits and Notice were approved as to form and ordered <br />placed on file. Pursuant to Notice, Public Hearing was called on the proposed <br />amendment. Manager Hyde reViefied. for those present the proceedings preceding <br />this Public Hearing - -the two -year study by the Planning Commission, with the <br />aid of professional municipal planners, and the many neighborhood organization <br />meetings held throughout the Village by Planning Director Hite and other Village <br />officials , to acquaint the citizenry with the provisions of the proposed <br />amendment. With the aid of the Vu- Graph, Planning Director Hite presented the <br />main provisions of the ordinance in some detail, explaining, too, that the <br />present amendment will zone no particular property-- that.if it is adopted, it <br />will permit those- who.wish to comply with the rules and regulations established <br />by the -amendment to petition'to have their properties rezoned, after, which all <br />the usual steps for rezoning -- notice of hearing, public hearing before the <br />Council, and action by the Council- -must still be taken. <br />Mr.- H. 0, Broughton, 5201 Windsor Avenue, inquired as to whether Planned <br />Industrial bistricts are warranted, relative to the tax base. Mayor Bredesen <br />replied, saying that there are some areas which cannot be developed into homes <br />which would return self - paying taxes, and that to this extent the plan would <br />be-defensive. Manager Hyde added that the two percent of the Village property <br />now zoned for business, commercial and industrial purposes now carries 20% of <br />the total valuation. <br />Mr. Josiah Brill, representing Stow Development Company, which, he reported, <br />has some 200 acres of land which might be suitable for zoning to Planned Industrial <br />District, objected to that portion of the proposed ordinance which requires Council <br />approval of final building plans. Maintaining that under the terms of the <br />proposed ordinance the cost of architects' fees would prohibit any developer from <br />taking even the first steps for investigation and approval of a Planned Industrial <br />District (he cited an architect's fee of $500000 for a $1,000,000 building), Mr. <br />Brill told Council that, once the property is rezoned, a builder should be able <br />to simply refer to the provisions of the Building Code in making his final plans, <br />and then present his final plans to the Building Inspector, who has the authority <br />to approve,'if such plans comply with the building code. <br />Pl.anning;Director Hite submitted that Article IV, Subdivision C pertains to <br />council action upon the Overall Development Plan, whereas Article IV, Subdivision <br />D.3 pertains to the actual approval of the Building Plan. He added that any <br />competent architect would certainly investigate zoning regulations before <br />preparing plans. <br />Mr. T. L. Todd, Planning Commission Chairman, reported the Commission has <br />recommended Council approval of Building Plan because it wishes standards to be <br />high- -not that the developer be allowed to "go high, wide, and handsome" after the <br />property is rezoned. < <br />Village Attorney Hasselquist added that the Council would be willing to watch <br />building plans carefully, in its position as directly representative of the <br />citizenry; that this is the reason the Commission wants plans approved by the <br />Council rather than by the Building Inspector, an employee. <br />Mr. Al Godward, Planning Engineer, told Council he cannot conceive of any city <br />council being in a position to pass on technical details of a building. He suggested <br />that the ordinance read "land use" instead of "Building permit ". <br />The discussion on this one objection continued for an hour and a half, it being <br />determined in discussion that'Council approval of preliminary plans, with Building <br />Inspector's approval of Final Plans providing said Final Plans conformed with <br />approved preliminary plans and also with the Building Code, would satisfy all concerned. <br />At the request of the Council, Messrs. Hasselquist, Foley, Todd and Brill were asked <br />to adjourn to the conference room to make the necessary corrections in the <br />terminology of the proposed Ordinance. At 9 :20 P.M -, they reconvened in the <br />Council chamber's. Village Attorney Hasselquist read the Ordinance with its revised <br />sections, as follows: (PLEASE SEE "ORDINANCE NO. 261 -67 ", Pages 74 -A through 74 -J) <br />Trustee Dickson offered Ordinance No. 261 -67 as read by Attorney, moving that Council <br />dispense with second reading thereof and adopt Ordinance as read. <br />D <br />n <br />I <br />