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MINUTES <br /> OF THE WORK SESSION OF THE <br /> EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD AT CITY HALL <br /> FEBRUARY 3, 2009 <br /> 5:30 P.M. <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m. in the Community Room of City Hall. <br /> Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Brindle, Housh, Swenson and Mayor Hovland. <br /> Planning Commissioners present were: Commissioners Brown, Fischer, Forrest, Grabiel, Risser, <br /> Scherer, Schroeder, and Staunton. Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager; <br /> Heather Worthington, Assistant City Manager; Cary Teague, Planning Director; Kris Aaker, <br /> Assistant Planner; Roger Knutson, City Attorney; Ceil Smith, Assistant to City Manager; and Debra <br /> Mangen, City Clerk. <br /> Mayor Hovland stated the purpose of the meeting was to review issues of mutual interest to the <br /> Planning Commission and City Council and for the Council to hold a discussion of a potential City <br /> Council organizational development retreat. <br /> Planning Commissioner Fischer handed out the following list of zoning ordinance priorities which <br /> Planning Director briefly reviewed (Note: Page numbers quoted in the list refer to the Draft <br /> Comprehensive Plan): <br /> Zoning Ordinance Priorities <br /> 1. Comprehensive Plan inconsistencies. <br /> a. Height Standards — PRD-4 Districts. Page 4-56 of Comprehensive Plan (HDR area) <br /> limits height to 8-stories—Current code has no max. <br /> b. Height Standards — RMD & POD-2 Districts. Page 4-56 of Comprehensive Plan <br /> (RMD area) limits height to 12-stories—Current Code has no max. <br /> C. Height Standards — PCD-3 District. Page 4-56 of Comprehensive Plan (CAC area) <br /> limits height to 10-12 stories— Current Code max. is 18 stories. <br /> d. Height Standards — PCD-3 District. Page 4-56 of Comprehensive Plan (MXC area) <br /> limits height to 8-stories—Current Code has no max. <br /> e. Height Standards — MDD-6 District. Page 4-56 of Comprehensive Plan (HDR & OR <br /> areas) limits height to 4 and 9 stories—Current Code has no max. <br /> f. Height Standards — POD-2 District. Page 4-57 of Comprehensive Plan (O area) <br /> limits height to 8 stories—Current Code has no max. <br /> 2. PUD & CUP Ordinance/Development review process. <br /> Page 4-59 of the Comprehensive Plan states that a Planned Unit Development zoning <br /> option be considered to incorporate design guidelines, including sustainable design etc... <br /> The CUP regulations could also be updated to incorporate these same standards. <br /> 3. Zoning Board review of variances associated with a "final development plan." <br /> Consideration of our variance review process, particularly when a variance is tied to <br /> another application. <br /> 4. Drivewav width limitation/impervious surface max. <br /> Address the issue of excessively wide driveways for new home construction and <br /> establishing an impervious surface maximum to address drainage concerns/issues. (Page <br /> 4-44.) <br /> 5. Parking standards. <br /> Update the parking requirements. Reduce spaces required if appropriate, encourage <br /> shared parking and parking at the rear of buildings. (Page 4-47.) <br /> 6. Urban forest protection. <br /> Consider amendments to the landscaping requirements, including a tree preservation <br /> ordinance, and tree replacement requirement. (Page 4-59.) <br /> 7. Garaae placement. <br />