MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA ~ITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL ON
<br />APRIL 7, 1975
<br />Answering rollcall were members Richards , Shaw, Schmidt and Mayor Van ValkenSurg.
<br />MINUTES of February 24, March 3 and March 10, 1975, were approved as submitted by
<br />motion of Councilwoman Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried.
<br />ORDINANCE NO, 811-A55 GRANTED FIRST READING; FOLKE VICTORSEN (THE TIMBERS)
<br />PROPOSAL GRANTED PRELIMINARY APPROVAL. Mr. Luce recalled that the proposals of Mr.
<br />Folke Victorsen for the PRD-5 zoning and preliminary approval of the proposed
<br />development of The Timbers on property generrally located on the Southwest corner
<br />of Gleason Road and the Crosstown Highway had been continued from March 17, 1975,
<br />to see if there was any chance.of acquiring additional land from the Cross View
<br />Lutheran Church.
<br />Mr. Hyde and representatives of the church and that Mr. Victorsen had considered
<br />the price asked by the church to be uneconomic for his development. Mayor Van
<br />Valkenburg said that the Open Space Committee had also felt that the price for
<br />the property was out of line.
<br />of R-1 development for the property in question Secause he believed that such
<br />development would cause the ultimate destruction of the hill and because of the
<br />safety factors involved,
<br />140 unit apartment on the North side of the hill which proposal he considered an
<br />improvement over the original.proposa1 for a combination of single family dwell-
<br />ings and an apartment building. In response to a suggestion of Councilman Rich-
<br />ards that the building contain one, rather than two, floors of parking so as to
<br />reduce the height of the building, Mr. Luce said that this could be studied at
<br />the time of final development consideration, but that it is important that there
<br />are adequate parking facilities on the site,
<br />the question of the 5% cash dedication and the dedication of 15 acres for park-
<br />land as had been recommended by the Park Board. Mr. Luce said that this is the
<br />zoning hearing only and that the parkland dedication would be considered at the
<br />time the subdivision of the property is submitted to Council.
<br />added that this hearing is for preliminary (or concept) approval only and that
<br />the Planning Commission must, under crrdinanee, consider the details of the build-
<br />ing when the proposal is submitted for final approval. Councilman Richards
<br />objected that the proposal exceeds seven units per acre when the comprehensive
<br />plan calls for no more than four units per acre. He added that there seems to
<br />be confusion as to the exact size of the property.
<br />pointed out that a boundary survey would be submitted at the time the proposal
<br />is brought back for final approval.
<br />should work to prevent any possible traffic problems in the area and to see that
<br />the building fits into the hill as closely as possible.
<br />discussion, Councilman Shaw moved preliminary approval and offered Ordinance No.
<br />811-A55 for First Reading, with the understanding that the building be constructed
<br />as far to the North as possible, that cash and parkland dedication be made in
<br />conformance with ordinance requirements, and further, with the Understanding
<br />that no further construction be permitted on the property:
<br />Mayor Van Valkenburg advised that he had attended a meeting with
<br />Mayor Van Valkenburg said that he opposed the idea
<br />He said that he would fzvor approval of the proposed
<br />Councilman Richards also raised
<br />Nr. Erickson
<br />City Attorney Erickson
<br />Cocncilwornan Schmidt said that the Planner
<br />Following considerable
<br />ORDIXMCE EO. 811-A55
<br />AN ORDINARCE AMENDING THE ZONIEG ORDINANCE (NO. 811)
<br />BY ADDING TO THE PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (PRD-5)
<br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF TIiZ CITY OF EDINA, KtNNESOTA. ORDAINS:
<br />Section 1.
<br />"The extent of the Planned Residential District (Sub-District PRD-5) is
<br />Lots 18, 19 and 21, Auditor's Subdivision No. 196, commeming at the Northeast
<br />corner of Lot 7, Elock 1, Indian Hills, thence North 5 degrees, 05 minutes
<br />East 131 feet to the actual point of beginning, thence North 34 degrees, 13
<br />minutes, W 101 35/100 feet, thence North 0 degrees, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
<br />East 114 2/10 feet, thence North 65 degrees, 45 minutes, 30 seconds East
<br />141 7/10 feet, thence South 34 degrees, 41 minutes, 30 seconds East 168 15/100
<br />feet, thence South 5 degr.ees, 39 minutes, East 100 feet, thence South 84
<br />degrees, 06 minutes West 178 7/10 feet to the beginning.
<br />Lots 18 and 19, Auditor's Subdivision No. 196, except commencing at the North-
<br />east corner of Lot 7, Block 1, Indian Hills, thence North 5 degrees 05 minutes
<br />East 131 feet to the actual point of beginning, thence North 34 degrees,
<br />13 minutes West 101 35/100 feet, thence North 0 degrees, 13 minutes, 30
<br />seconds East 114 2/10 feet, thence North 65 degrees, 45 minutes, 30 seconds
<br />East 141 7/10 feet, thence South 34 degrees, 41 minutes, 30 seconds East
<br />168 15/100 feet, thence South 5 degrees, 39 minutes East 100 feet, thence
<br />South 84 degrees, 06 minutes West 178 7/10 feet to beginning.
<br />Paragraph 4 of Section 5 of Ordinance No. 811 of the City is
<br />enlarged by adding the following thereto:
<br />enlarged by the addition of the following property: