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<br />Motion for waiver of second reading, and adoption of Ordinance as submitted, was
<br />seconded by E.iacMillan, and on Rollcall there we
<br />PUBLIC,HEARING* ON-REZONING FOR NELSON FARM CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 11.
<br />mesented Affidavit om of mice of mlic Hearing on Petition for
<br />Rezoning from Open Development District to Planned Industrial District , Office
<br />Building District, and 1-lultiple Residence District," published in Edina-Morningside
<br />Courier January 17 and 24, 1963.
<br />were also presented.
<br />Pursuant to notice, Public Hearing was conducted on the petition of the Stow
<br />Company for the following:
<br />Affidavits of Posting and Mailing of said notice
<br />Affidavits approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />Rezoning from Open Development District to PLANNED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
<br />Rezoning frm Open Development District to OFFICE BUILDING DISTRICT
<br />Rezoning from Open Development District to IIKJLTIPLE RESIDENCE DISTRICT
<br />all as set forth in the "Nelson Farm Preliminary Land Use Plan" prepared by Mr,
<br />A. C, Godward dated December 1, 1962 as approved by the Planning Commission on
<br />December 5, 1962.
<br />Because the planning of this property has taken some years, Mr, Hite
<br />presented to the Council a review of the past Planning Commission and Council
<br />actions on it. With the use of visual aids he outlined the proposed land
<br />use in some considerable detail, together with the road plan and its relation
<br />to Highway No, LOO and Interstate Highway,
<br />to remain "Open Development1' zoning, and will contain some 125 residential lots,
<br />which will be "siggle-family" lots, with the exception of the few lots which abut
<br />"Multiple Residence" or "Off ice Building" zones--which few lots will be "double
<br />dwelling" lots, The Northwestern tract , planned for "Planned Industrial" zoning,
<br />will be screened from the residential zone by a ridge.
<br />the tract, proposed to be zoned "Planned Industrial", will be served by an
<br />extension of V.77th Street, which will intersect Highway #lo0 at a I'traffk
<br />will separate the "Planned Industrial" from the "Open Developmentlt zoning.
<br />Mr. Hite told Council the Planning Commission has recommended the rezoning
<br />being considered at this Hearing; that there is still one tract in the area on
<br />which developers and Commission have not reached an agreement, but that this
<br />tract is not included in this Hearing,
<br />and between Highway No. 100 and CahiIXRoEid; IS-Thd S6uthtreSt'Iportion of the tract
<br />is proposed to be zoned "Planned Industrial" to Cahill Road, with an Office
<br />Building District abutting Cahill Road directly to the North, between Cahill
<br />Road and the Railroad.
<br />his neighbors he had found most of them violently opposed to the rezoning. He
<br />asked what protection these people have against rezoning way to W.70th Street.
<br />Mr. Hite replied that the Planning Commission favors development of residential
<br />properties directly to the North of the Nelson Farm tract, with the possible
<br />exception of the strip lying along the railroad right-of-way.
<br />Mr. Louis Sax, an attorney representing owners of the property directly
<br />North of the Nelson Farm tract, reported that while his clients do not objectto
<br />the present proposal, they want t.0 make sure they will not be hemmed in by
<br />industrial development and multiple resident zoning without some recounse. Mr,
<br />Hite repeated his statement to Mr. Webster relative to Commission's recommendation
<br />for this property, also showing Mr, Sax that the greater portion of the Nelson
<br />Farm tract abutting his clients' property is proposed to be residential zoning.
<br />Mrs. Paul Durbahn, 7712 Glasgow Drive, asked if there are any plans for
<br />protection against rezoning of the property between Glasgow Drive and Cahill
<br />Road. Mr. Hite answered that the only definite recommendation is that CahilL
<br />Road be the West boundary of "Planned Industrial." zoning North of old Highway
<br />No. 5.
<br />plan, Nr. Hite answered that at this time Bloomington's position is that they
<br />would oppose any rezoning beyond their "business district" zoning--which does
<br />not extend as far west as the Railroad right-of-way.
<br />Mr. E. C, Stow told those present that, with 125 residential lots to
<br />protect, the Stow Company will do everything possible to create adequate buffers
<br />between residential and commercial tracts.
<br />allow Council to review preliminary proceedings, was seconded by MacNillan and
<br />OF Tracts E, C, D, E, F, G, H, J and K;
<br />OF Tracts A and M
<br />OF Tract N -
<br />It was shown that the northern portion of the 200-Acre developfient is planned
<br />The Southern part of
<br />A buffer of I'Office Buildiqg" and I'M ultiple Residence" zoning
<br />The Nelson Farm lies between W.74th Street &iid::the South Village Limits ,
<br />Mr. Bruce Webster, a new resident on W.7Oth St., stated that in talking with
<br />Asked by one M.78th Street resident if Bloomington is in accord with this
<br />VanValkenburg's motion, that Public Hearing be continued for two weeks, to