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4/20/64 <br />CLAIMS PAID. <br />dated April 20, 1964: <br />Golf Course and Park Constr., $23,224.47; Waterworks Fund, $106.08; Liquor <br />Fund, $60,190.38; Sewer Rental Fund, $161.71; Improvement Funds, $82.32; <br />Poor Fund, $775.43--TOTAL, $104,930.06 <br />was seconded by Rixe and carried. <br />MacMillan's motion paying the following Claims, as per Pre-List <br />General Fund, $10,348.59; Construction Fund, $10,041.08; Park, Swim Pool, <br />MacMillan then moved for adjournment. gotion seconded by Rixe and carried. <br />Meeting adjourned at 10:15 P.M. <br />A Village Clerk <br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EDINA VILLAGE <br />COUNCIL, HELD MONDAY, MAY 4, 1964, AT 7:OO P.M.9 AT <br />THE EDINA VILLAGE HALL <br />Members answering Rollcall were MacMillan, Rixe, Tupa, VanValkenburg and Bredesen. <br />COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MR. RAYMOND C. DRAKE, REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER. Mayor <br />Bredesen publicly recognized the achievement of Mr. Raymond C. Drake, of the <br />Village Engineering Staff, who has now become a Registered Professional Engineer. <br />MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of April 20, 1964, were approved as submitted, by <br />motion VanValkenburg, seconded by MacNillan and carried. <br />COUNCIL HONORS DEVCO PETITION FOR REZONING, SUBJECT TO AGREENENTS ON WATER SERVICE, <br />AND APPROVAL BY AIRPORTS COMMISSION AS TO HEIGHTS. Public Hearing Mas conducted <br />on the amended Petition for Rezoning from R-4 Multiple Residence District to R-5 <br />Multiple Residence District and for setback Variances from the requirements of <br />R-5 Multiple Residence District, to permit the construction of two seventeen-story <br />apartment buildings on "Parts of Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, SOUTHDALE ACRES", all as <br />set forth in the Meeting of April 20, 1964 Minutes (Page 97, This Book).' <br />presented Affidavits of Publication and Posting of "Notice of Hearing", which <br />affidavits were approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />Neville, representing the petitioners, Devco, Incorporated of Columbus, Ohio, <br />produced a visual aid and explained the character of the surrounding property. <br />He reported that of the 22 acres involved in the Devco development, only 3.8 acres, <br />in the center of the property, will be used for the twin seventeen-story apartment <br />towers. <br />only a development corporation, but keeps and operates what it develops; that it <br />has developments in several large cities; that Dayton Development Company has sold <br />to Devco with the restriction that Dayton has right of approval or veto of <br />arthitectural plans, and Eirst right to re-purchase, should Devco ever wish to <br />withdraw. <br />the request for the two towers, Mr. Neville told Council he is well aware that the <br />Council had, on February 17th of this year, postponed action on Devco's request for <br />rezoning until such time as the two towers were nearer the point of construction-- <br />and that Devco still does not intend to start its development with the construction <br />of the two towers; but that because the density has been reduced in the periphery, <br />on the grounds that the dengity could be varied in the over-all development as <br />originally approved by the Planning Commission, it is now necessary to know that <br />the apartments can be built, in order to obtain financing for the development; that <br />it is essential that developers know what is going to be done. <br />twenty-five years, who told the Council, in answer to questions by Mr. Neville, <br />that in his appsaisal work, not only in the Minneapolis-St.Pau1 metropolitan area, <br />but also in several other cities--Seattle, Houston, Toronto, etc., he has found <br />that where park areas are developed around high-rises, or where buffers are planned, <br />there is no affect--either adverse or favorable--on adjacent residential buildings. <br />He added that while this proposal is in line with current proposals aro <br />country, generally, 740 River Drive and Calhoun Towers are the only two/ Ag -rises <br />seeming to have the same general characteristics as are proposed, here; that he had <br />talked with residents in the immediate area of 740 River Drive, one of whom had <br />felt the apartment had no effect on residential values, another of whom believed <br />the apartment added interest to the area. He stated he had also talked with a <br />resident in Sunset Gables, who felt Calhoun Towers had no effect on valuation. <br />Shenehon said, too, that he had interviewed residents in the Southdale <br />residential area, relative to the "Golf Ball1' water tower; that Mrs. Sally Schaper, <br />6905 Dawson Lane, Mr, C. L. Timmerman, 6817 Southdale Road, and the real estate <br />agent selling the property at 6917 Southdale Road all felt that the construction <br />of this water tower had no adverse effect on the valuation of their properties. <br />Clerk <br />Attorney Philip <br />Nr. Neville explained to the Council that the Devco Corporation is not <br />Adding that the Planning Commission had reviewed and unanimously approved <br />Fir'. Neville introduced Mr. Howard Shenehon, a real estate appraiser for some <br />?$Cp <br />.