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MINUTES <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 />. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Courtney, Richards, Sckmidt, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />.‘ <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 />RESOLUTION <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 />.-. <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 />;. . <br />’