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MINUTES <br />011' TIlB REGULAR PIEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CI%Y COUNClL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JASUARY 21, 1980 <br />271-A . -I <br />Answering rollcall were members Bredesen , Richards , Schmidt and Mayor Van Valken- <br />burg. Present also was Mrs. Helen NcClelland of the Community Development and <br />Planning Commission and Mrs. Leslie Turner of the Human Relations Commission. <br />MINUTES of January 7, 1980, were approved as submitted by motion of Councilwoman <br />Schmidt , seconded by Councilman Bredesen. <br />Ayes : Bredesen, Richards, S'chmidt , Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />CARL G. WESTERRERG RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE ADOPTED. <br />ing resolution of Condolence for former Council President, Carl G. Westerberg, <br />which resolution was unanimously adopted: <br />The Mayor read the follow- <br />RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE <br />CARL G. WESTERBERG <br />WHEREAS, Carl G. Westerberg served as President of the Edina Village Council <br />from January 1, 1940, to December 31, 1941; and <br />WHEREAS, during the years that Carl G. Westerberg served on the Village Council, <br />the foundation was laid for the future development of the Village; and <br />WHEEEAS, Carl G. Westerberg passed away on January 19, 1980, in Phoenix, Arizona, <br />at the age of 86; and <br />WHEREAS, Carl G. Westerberg is remembered fondly as a man with great civic <br />interests and of outs tanding abilities ; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council does hereby extend its <br />heartfelt sympathy to the family of <br />CARL G. WESTERBERG <br />AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLmD that a copy of this resolution be made a part of the <br />>EnUtes of the City of Edina and that an appropriate copy be presented to his <br />family . <br />I\. r r a e e <br />CROSSROADS DEVELOPMENT ZONING CHANGE CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 25, 1980. Affidavits <br />of Notice were presented by the Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on <br />file. Mr. Hughes presented the petition of Crossroads Development for a zoning <br />change from R-1 Residential District to PRD-3 Planned Residential District for the <br />construction of moderate and 10.w income housing for property located generally <br />South of 14. 70th Street, West of Cahill Road and Southeast of Cahill Elementary <br />School. He explained that the Froponents have received preliminary approval and. <br />a funding comdtment fron the Department of Housing and Urban Development for 64 <br />townhouse units on this eight acre site and recalled that open space had been <br />dedicated by the property owners two or three years ago. 14r. Hughes also recalled <br />that on Movember 19, 1979, the Council had taken action which would exempt Cross- <br />roads Development from the moratoriGm on all low and moderate income housing pro- <br />jects, inasmuch as the application for rezoning had been made before the morator- <br />ium was adopted. He recalled also that the 1976 preliminary approval granted for <br />PRD-3 zoning for 60 units for the subject property and 18 miits proposed for a <br />parcel to the North (which is riot included in the present propos.al) was never <br />returned to Council for final approval. Mr. Hughes explained that the 64 town- <br />house units now propose6 wo-uld be rented and operated under Section 8 New <br />Construction Program of thr; Department .of Housing and Urban Development and that <br />renters would pay, no more than 25% of their income for rent for the units which <br />range in size from one to three bedrooms. He advised that the Community Develop- <br />ment and Planning Commission had recommended preliminary approval of the proposed <br />development, sEbject to an increase in parking from .8 enclosed parking stalls per <br />unit. Ilr. Esnry Hyatt, representing the developer, introduced Messrs. Wm. Erosman <br />of Northland Mortgage Company, Jack Buxell of Robert Engstrom & Associates, Gerald <br />Kimnier, Vice President of Realty Services Management and Robert Davidson, attorney. <br />Mr. Hyatt described the surrounding area, advising that soil conditions are satis- <br />factory, that utilities 5re in fhe streets azd that they would be requesting the <br />vacation of Aiiundson Ave. lie referred to the amenities on and nearby the site, <br />pointing out that the Cahill Shopping Center, bus transportation, j ob opportun- <br />ities, open space, a day care center, schools and a health clu5 all contributed to <br />making the site acceptable for this type cf housing. <br />visions have been made for adequate cn-site parking with 2.2 spaces per dwelling <br />unit, although actual usage would probably be no more than .9 spaces. Responding <br />to questions of Councilman J.?ichards, Mr. Hyatt said that if they have one enclosed <br />parking space per unit, other amenitfes would have to suffer and that it would be a <br />"development trade-off". Councilwoman Schinidt pointed out that garages are more <br />than an amenity in lttnnesota. <br />tion and shopping iacilit-ies and was told that three expresses busses run to the <br />Miiineapolis loop in the riiorning and in the evening. Responding to CounciJ.'s questions <br />Mr. Hyatt said that pro- <br />The Mayor reiterated his concern about transporta-