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F <br />411 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />MAY 18,1987 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Richards, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. <br />Member Turner to adopt the consent agenda as presented. <br />Motion was made by Member Smith and seconded by <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />*MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 4, 1987 APPROVED. Motion was made <br />by Member Smith and seconded by Member Turner to approve the minutes of the <br />Regular Council Meeting of May 4, 1987. <br />c Motion carried on rollcalli'vote, four ayes. <br />h <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON STREET IMPROVEMENT NO. P-BA-278 CONTINUED TO 6/1/87. Engineer <br />Hoffman recalled that the public hearing on Street Improvement No. P-BA-278 (Link <br />Road) had been continued from the meeting of April 20, 1987. He advised that <br />staff has continued to work with Hennepin County and Superamerica over design and <br />access issues. Staff would recommend continuation of the hearing to June 1, 1987 <br />to allow additional time for discussions to occur which could result in <br />development of a plan acceptable to all parties. <br />seconded by Member Smith to continue the public hearing on Street Improvement No. <br />P-BA-278 (Link Road) to the Council Meeting of June 1, 1987. <br />I I <br />Motion of Member Turner was <br />Ayes: Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />FINAL REZONING TO PRD-4 AND FINAL PLAT (VERNON OAKS) APPROVED FOR NAMRON I <br />CORPORATION. <br />placed on file. <br />generally located north of Vernon Avenue and west of Villa Way. At the meeting of <br />April 20, 1987 the Council considered the proponent's overall development plans in <br />support of a request for final rezoning to PED-4 and final plat approval. <br />Council took action to refer the matter back to the Community Development and <br />Planning Commission to review their logic and rationale for recommending approval <br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved and ordered <br />Planner Craig Larsen stated that the subject property is <br />The <br />I of the density for the proposed project. Mr. Larsen recalled that the project is I a 135-unit three story apartment building for the site. The Planning Commission ! <br />at its meeting of April 29, 1987 heard from staff as to why staff recommended the <br />density at 135 units as being appropriate for the site. <br />also heard from the developer and from neighbors and their representatives on a <br />variety of issues concerning this development. <br />Planning Commission voted unanimously to re-affirm its recommendation of approval <br />to the Council for final rezoning and final plat, subject to the conditions set <br />out by staff in their report. The conditions were: 1) subdivision dedication <br />based on a land value of $330,000, 2) an executed Developer's Agreement, 3) a <br />recorded Proof of Parking Agreement, and 4) an executed assessment agreement for <br />cost of possible signalization. Mr. Larsen added that, following the meeting of <br />the Planning Commission, the developer has supplied some additional information in <br />the form of graphics. He has updated the cross sections to show how the <br />development of the site will relate to surrounding properties; has supplied an <br />' aerial photo that shows the location of the site, the proposed building and <br />distances from some of the adjacent residential uses. Mr. Larsen said that Norman <br />Bjornnes, proponent, was present to explain his new information. Mr. Bjornnes <br />stated that the proposed project is 56% less dense than the Vernon Terrace project <br />being constructed now and is 36% less dense than the site allows. It is 21% less <br />dense than Interlachen Court across the driveway and about identical with Highland <br />Villa to the north. The density now is about 18.9 units per acre and represents a <br />balance of a number of factors. <br />site intact as possible. <br />site in green space. <br />some other number, Mr. Bjornnes said that in dealing with a lower density the <br />result generally is much less green space. For example, their study of a 12 unit <br />density would have resulted in approximately 35% of the site being left as green <br />space. He said the design now presented represents a conpromise and will leave a <br />number of trees varying in height from 30 to 65 feet which will ring the <br />perimeter. <br />project and have attempted to identify those areas of privacy which will have the <br />least impact. <br />completed of the existing trees so that the heights and types could be integrated <br />into the sectionals and aerial photo in order to develop a better perspective of <br />how the completed development will fit into the site. Mr. Bjornnes explained that <br />the top of the roof is approximately at 962 feet; the top of the third floor where <br />it intersects with the rqof soffit is about 950 feet. If you begin at the Villa <br />Way driveway and walk along the Vernon Avenue side of the project the tree top <br />heights of the trees that will be saved run from 950 to 995 feet. <br />the southwest corner of the site, near Hansen Road/Vernon, the trees along the <br />west side run from about 945 to 985 feet. <br />abut the Villa Way project run from approximately 975 to 985 feet. The point <br />The Planning Commission <br />Following that testimony the <br />A major factor was to maintain as much of the <br />In response to the question why not 12 units per acre or <br />He pointed out that this design leaves about 60% of the <br />For the last few weeks they have met with various neighbors of the <br />With the help of a landscape architect a survey of the site was <br />Beginning at <br />The trees along the north side which