<br />OF THE REGULAR PIEETING OF TJ33
<br />JUNE 18, 1979
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen, Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, and Mayor .
<br />Vzn ValkenSurg,
<br />Relat Tons Comis sion -9.
<br />Present also was Xrs. Zeslie Turner, representing the lluman
<br />MINUTES of Xay 21, -1979, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman
<br />Courtney, seconded by Councilwoman Schmidt.
<br />Ayes: Bredesen, Courtney, Richards, Sckmidt, Van Valkenburg
<br />Nays: None
<br />Motion carried.
<br />RAUENHORST CORPORATION VARIANCE FOR LOT I, E’LOCK 1, EDINA OFFICE CENTER APPROVED.
<br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered
<br />placed on file.
<br />two story or 20 foot building height variance and a 10 foot side yard variance
<br />for Lot 1, Block 1, Edina Office Center (7600 France Ave. S.), advising that this
<br />variance has been approved by the Board of ApFeals and Adjustments but is being
<br />brought to Council as He explained
<br />the,configuration of the Natfonal Car Rental Building and that the Planned Ind-.
<br />ustrial District zoning permits a maxinum height of three stories or 40 feet, .
<br />wiiichever is less, along with an interior side yard setback that is equal to 1.5
<br />times the buildhg height. Mr. Ilughes added that the National Car Rental
<br />3uilding currently uF-der construction was granted a one story height variance to
<br />permit a four story building and a side yard setback variance (that was not used
<br />ir, the final design).
<br />variance wa5:that a four story building is consistent with the 0-1 Office
<br />District requirements and the existing and potential office development along
<br />Prance Avenue.
<br />fsct that additional intensity of development was not permitted by the variance,
<br />Hr. Eughes explained further that the other three quadrants at the street
<br />intersection are undeveloped and have been designated in the South Edina Land
<br />Use Plan for similar office and industrial developments and that, therefor, an
<br />I a5ditional height varianc2 in this case may establish an undesirable tlrecedent
<br />that dght all077 +increased intewity for the remainbg developnzzlt is the
<br />area. Wth ,the aid of the overhead p.rojector, Mr. Robert Worthingtoo, D.Irector
<br />of Plaming znd Gmernmental Affairs for Rauenhorst Corporation, reviewed plans
<br />for the project and explained that the revised five story concept pian does not
<br />exceed the originally aFproved square footage,
<br />Corporation were Messrs. David Strand ar\.d TJilliam Tobin. Being advised by the
<br />City Attorney that, in granting variances, the Council has the right to impose
<br />ccnditions, Councilman Courtney offered the following resolution and mvsd its.
<br />Mr. Hughes presented the petition of Rauenhorst Corporatipn for
<br />administrative appeal to that decision.
<br />He explained that the rationale for the on2 story height
<br />Other important consideratiolzs were the topogrzphy and the
<br />Present also from Rmenhorst
<br />- ac%ption:. . *
<br />RE IT PZSOLVED tht the Edina City Council does hereby deny the administrative -
<br />appeal of the PlannZng Department an6 that the height and side yard
<br />be zpproved, with the condition that 445,000 square: feet be the ma:cimum gross :
<br />floor xes for all of the’plat entitled “Edfna Office Center”; and
<br />EE IT FliRZBER.RZSOLVED that thls restriction be placed of record before it - ! Secmes eifective. I
<br />Notisn far adoption of the resolution was seconded by Councilmar, Richards.
<br />RolEcall :
<br />Ayes: Sredesen, Courtney, Richards, Van Valkenburg
<br />Nays: Schmidt
<br />Resolrrt ion adopted
<br />I RADISSON SGUTH PLAN AXENDMEW REQUEST COXTINUED. TO JULY Z5 1979.
<br />Kotice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed 02 file..
<br />Mr. Hughes presented the proposal to amend t&e PC-2 Planned Comnercial Plan as
<br />requested 3y Radisson Soilth to permit the hotel to construct a five story addi-
<br />complex, which addition ,would result iq a three story height variance. >Ira
<br />EQgkes advised thzt parKing is one of the primary concerns in granting the - ,
<br />pian amendment and explained that the 3arking Ordinance assunes that each use?.
<br />within the hotel complex has its OWE parking requirements 2nd that all of tke
<br />convention facilities in the hotel complex are ocsupied to their capacity by (I
<br />persons who are not residents of the hotel. -He said that Radisson South has :%
<br />supplied dnca which shows that tl?e,higli percentage of tfie accessory users Pn
<br />the hotel are occupants cf l-,??e?. .morns cs well, and added that :ha Edha Police
<br />Dqartment has indicated that there a;t~ g.xvraliy nc, parlrhzg problem except,
<br />for tvo &r three tims a year whd *Lhexe are lag6 cauantfons at the hotel.
<br />Affiiavits of
<br />- cion EO the existing two story shopping mall located on the Edina side of the
<br />;. .