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178 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />OCTOBER 18, 1982 <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />Answering rollcall were Members Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Courtney. <br />ART CENTER SLIDE SHOW PRESBNTED. <br />versary of the Edina Art Center, Mr. Rosland showed slides depicting the building <br />and various activities that take place. <br />Advising that he had attended the Fifth Anni- <br />I LEO EVANS PSZONING AND PLAT REFERRED BACK TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING <br />COMMISSION. <br />and ordered placed on file. Le. Ears.en presented Evans Subdivision for prelimin- <br />ary plat approval, along with a petition for rezoning the property generally <br />located South of Ernon Ave., East of Olinger Rd. and North of Merold Drive <br />(part of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec. 32, T.117,'R. 21) from R-1 Residential <br />District' to R-2 Multiple' Residedce District. He recalled that this matter had - <br />been continued some time back so that the proponent could prepare a revised Sub- <br />division with seven R-2 lots abutting Vernon Ave. and fourteen single family <br />lots, against the earlier proposal of thirteen R-2 lots and six single family lots- <br />He explained that the revised plan illustrates the Northerly extension of Wycliffe <br />Road so that it iJill terminate in a cul-de-sac, rather than intersecting with Ver- <br />non Ave. and that R-2 lots would average about 16,600 square feet and single family <br />lots averaging about 11,800 square feet. <br />subdivision and rezoning are acceptable to the Community Development and Planning <br />Commission with the exception of Lots 3, 4 and 8, Block 2, which do not meet <br />zoning requirements. and recommended that one of the lots abutting the Westerly <br />cul-de-sac be eliminated. <br />the history. of the request for zoning change and explained that the "neck lots" <br />will not be built upon at this time.. Mrs. Micki Gamer, 5815 Merold Dr., objected <br />that the site is not large enought to support a Planned Residential Development, <br />that the plat is not being conventionally planned, that all surrounding properties <br />are .single family dwellings and that the Land Use Plan states that this property <br />should remain R-1. <br />doubles in a row" and that doubles "become rental property", thus changing the <br />character of the neighborhood. <br />concern about further opening Wycliffe Rd. which he feared might cause traffic <br />problems, the need €or sidewalks, the need for additional lighting and .the widen- <br />ing of the street. <br />would cause additional traffic from Good Samaritan Church. Concurring with Mrs. <br />Gamer and Mr. Fischer were Mrs. Audrey Clay, 5716 Wycliffe Rd., Mr. Jack Watson, <br />5605 Heather Lane and Dennis Wagner, 5705 Olinger Rd. <br />that the church and scho.01 had not been built at the time Wycliffe Rd. was <br />plznned. <br />envisions <br />matters whether or not the road cuts thru. <br />about site lines along Vernon Ave. and suggested that a traffic study might prove <br />helpful. Mr. Michael Callas, 5621 Wycliffe Rd., expressed his fear that the pro- <br />posed development in the area would cause more frequent and more extensive flood- <br />ing of his lot. <br />in the audience objected to the possibility of wider roads to accommodate traffic <br />it? the area. Mr. James Karigan, 5704 Wycliffe Rd., expressed his concern about <br />children walking to Countryside School: if the street should be opened to Vernon <br />Avenue. Member Richards said that he believes that the plat contains one too many <br />doubles and one too many single residence lots, and added that he believes that <br />each neighborhood should bear its share of traffic. <br />likes the idea of the doubles along Vernon Avenue as a transition from single <br />family homes and suggested that three-way stop signs could be installed at the <br />intersection of Wycliffe Road and Merold Drive if traffic should increase too <br />much. <br />Member Richards that the matter be referred back to the Community Development and <br />Planning Commission for its recommendation as to whether Wycliffe Road should be <br />cut thru to Vernon, as to whether three cul-de-sacs should be permitted and as to <br />whether there should be two accesses on to Vernon Ave. <br />Mfidavits of Ndtice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form <br />Mr. Larsen explained that the proposed <br />. <br />Mr. Roger Clements, representing the developer, reviewed <br />. <br />She objected also to the fact that there would be "too many <br />Mr. Larry Fischer, 5705 Wycliffe Rd., expressed I <br />Concern'was also expressed that a thru street to Vernon Avenue <br />Mrs. Janet Fischer added <br />In response to a question of the Council, Mr. Hoffman said that he <br />Wycliffe Rd. as a secondary road and that he does not believe that it <br />Member Schmidt spoke of her concern <br />Mr. Ben Stroh, 5700 Wycliffe Rd., and an unidentified gentleman <br />Member Turner said that she <br />I Following lengthy discussion, Member Schmidt's motion was seconded by <br />Ayes: Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />DEWEY HILL THIRD ADDITION EXTENSION OF PRD ZONING GRANTED. <br />were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. Mr. <br />Larsen advised that Mr. Larry Laukka, developer of Dewey Hill Third Addition, <br />had requested an extension of PRD zoning for Dewey Hill Third Addition as auth- <br />orized under Ordinance No. 811-A137. Mr. Laukka explained that the financial <br />Affidavits of Notice