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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER 19, 1983 <br />151 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />CHRIS HAMREN AND ERIC FELTON COMMENDED FOR ACE AWARD. <br />Bernhardson introduced Officer Chris Hamren and Eric Felton, of the Edina Police <br />Department, advising that through their cooperative efforts they have gained <br />national recognition for the City of Edina as recipienzs of a 1983-ACE Award, <br />presented by the Nati,onal Cable Television Association. The award was for the <br />television program, "The Edina Police Report", for excellence in an educational <br />or informational program series, which is produced by Mr. Felton with Officer <br />Hamren as host on the show. Mr. Bernhardson commended them for their fine work <br />on the program series and presented them with silver pens bearing the Edina Logo <br />on behalf of the City. The Council joined in congratulating and thanking them. <br />Assistant City Manager <br />MINUTES of the Regular Council Meeting of December 5, 1983, and of the Special <br />Meeting of December 12, 1983, were approved as submitted by motion of Member Turner, <br />seconded by Member Richards. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />ORDINANCE NO. 811-A176 FOR R-1 TO PRD-3 DISTRICT ZONING (HAYMAKER) GRANTED FIRST <br />READING. Planner Hughes recalled that the rezoning request of M. H. Haymaker to <br />PRD-3 Planned Residential District for this property, generally located south of <br />Interlachen Boulevard, west of Summit Avenue and north of Vernon Avenue, had been <br />continued from the meeting of December 5, 1983. <br />then illustrated a 14-unit townhouse project for the site and Council had expressed <br />concerns regarding: <br />family lots, 2) the apparent congestion of the project, and 3) the height of the <br />proposed buildings relative to the single family homes to the west. Staff was <br />instructed to prepare Findings of Fact concerning the subject rezoning. <br />the Council meeting staff met with the proponents who have submitted an alternative <br />plan which addressed the concerns of the Council and Council informally agreed to <br />delay the draft Findings of Fact, pending review of the revised plan. Mr. Hughes <br />pointed out that the plan now submitted would eliminate the courtyard from the <br />project and would extend a private street from Interlachen Boulevard to Vernon <br />Avenue. This would permit the relocation of the townhouse buildings toward the <br />center of the site thereby allowing the required 35 foot setback from the west lot <br />line. Setbacks from other lot lines have also been increased, but are less than <br />the required 35 feet. The overall density of the project has been reduced by the <br />elimination of one unit which results in a density of 10 units per acre and is <br />consistent with the draft zoning ordinance. <br />the height of the proposed buildings relative to the west lot line. Due to the <br />proposed elevation of the private drive, the height of the proposed buildings as <br />viewed from the west will be similar to a conventional two-story home. <br />opinion, the proponents have adequately addressed the issues raised and therefore <br />approval of the rezoning is recommended. Member Richards questioned the possibility <br />of prohibiting left turns coming off the site onto Interlachen Boulevard because <br />of the lack of sight distance. Mr. Hughes responded that the sight distance problem <br />can be remedied by allowing only right turns out or into the site off Interlachen. <br />Robert Rietow, architect for the project, noted that the developers agree with <br />the prohibition of left turns out of the site to Interlachen Boulevard, but <br />disagreed with the prohibition of left turns into the site from Interlachen. <br />Engineer Hoffman commented that traffic coming off Highway 100 going west would <br />enter the site on Vernon Avenue and that, as proposed by the traffic consultants <br />in their report on the Grandview area, it was suggested that a left turn signal <br />be placed at Interlachen Boulevard and Vernon Avenue so that traffic coming from <br />the west would be able to make a left turn and come back on Vernon into the site <br />via the south driveway. Robert Halpin, 5021 Hankerson Avenue, stated that the <br />concerns of the adjoining homeowners to the west have been answered except that <br />of loss of privacy in their backyards. <br />evergreen trees along the west property line of the site so that their privacy <br />would be maintained. Mr. Hughes pointed out that the process, if the rezoning <br />is approved, would be that both the Planning Commission and the Council would <br />be reviewing plans which would include landscaping before final plat approval. <br />No further comments being made, Member Turner commented that her concerns regard- <br />ing density and setback from the west property line has been alleviated and <br />offered Ordinance No. 811-A176 for First Reading as follows: <br />The plans reviewed by the Council <br />1) the setback from the west property line abutting single <br />Following <br />A section drawing was presented showing <br />In staff'? <br />He asked that the developer plant mature I <br />ORDINANCE NO. 811-A176 <br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE (NO. 811) <br />BY ADDING TO THE PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (PRD-3) <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS: .- <br />Section 1. Paragraph 4 of Section 5 of Ordinance No. 811 of the City is <br />enlarged by adding the.following thereto: