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MINUTES <br /> OF THE STUDY SESSION <br /> OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL, <br /> HELD TUESDAY,JANUARY 23, 2007 <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 11:30 A.M. in the Community Room of <br /> Edina City Hall. Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Housh, Masica, Swenson <br /> and Mayor Hovland. Staff <br /> resent included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager, Heather <br /> Worthington, Cary Teague, Director of Planning, Kris Aaker, Assistant Planner, <br /> Assistant City Manager, Wayne Houle, City Engineer, Ceil Smith, Assistant to the City <br /> Manager, , and Debra Mangen, City Clerk. <br /> Director Teague gave a presentation reviewing the report on massing by the Massing <br /> Task Force including their five recommendations. He reviewed the existing City Code <br /> Tools such as building height, building/hard surface coverage, floor area ratio and <br /> pointed out strengths and weaknesses of each. Memorandums from the following <br /> persons commenting on the massing report were presented and discussed: Attorney <br /> Gilligan, Consultant Planner Cornejo, Planning Director Teague and City Engineer <br /> Houle. In addition, the result of a survey of cities single family residential home and lot <br /> standards were reviewed, as wan an ordinance from the City of Bloomington. <br /> The Council and staff discussed what was at issue. There has been concern with height <br /> and its measurement methodology, lot coverage, setbacks, hard surface coverage, <br /> maintaining affordability of housing stock, allowing the market to drive development, <br /> issues associated with regulation over time, notification method for neighborhood <br /> changes, use of floor area ratio, and construction management oversight during <br /> neighborhood construction. <br /> Staff will look at the issue including: "bump out" additions without foundations, <br /> review the five feet and 30% standards, review the methodology of roof height <br /> measurement, different tiers of setbacks based on lot widths, building at actual existing <br /> lot elevation, sign requirements and scaled drawings, construction management plan, <br /> mandatory drainage plan, maximum hard surface coverage, and accurate survey of <br /> demolition before tear down. The Council indicated their desire to have a joint session <br /> with the Planning Commission to review any new regulations. <br /> Mayor Hovland adjourned the meeting at 1:30 P.M. <br /> Respectfully submitted, <br /> Debra Mangen, City C ' k <br />