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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />JULY 16, 1984 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />MINUTES of the Regular Council Meeting of July 2, 1984, were approved as submitted <br />by motion of Member Turner, seconded by Member Schmidt. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. I PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVED FOR VALLEY VIEW 2ND ADDITION. <br />presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />presented the petition for preliminary plat approval for Valley View Heights 2nd <br />Addition, generally located south of Valley View Road and east of Tracy Avenue. <br />request is for a five-lot subdivision to remain zoned R-1 Single Dwelling District. <br />The proposed lots range in area from 12,200 square feet to 21,100 square feet and <br />comply with Zoning Ordinance requirements. <br />that were recently approved for the Berg Addition to the east. <br />subdiv'ision are arranged around a small cul-de-sac from Valley View Road. <br />lot fronts on Valley View Road. <br />reviewed the proposed subdivision at its meeting of June 27, 1984. <br />pointed out that this plan is a modification of an earlier plan submitted by the <br />property owner that called for a double dwelling unit development for the site. <br />was staff's recommendation that the rezoning to R-2 should be denied. The Commission <br />felt the modified plan conformed to past direction given for the area and recommended <br />approval of the subdivision conditioned upon: a) subdivision dedication, b) developer's <br />agreement that would include the relocation of the existing storm sewer at the <br />developer's expense. No objections being heard, Member Bredesen introduced the <br />following resolution and moved its adoption: <br />Affidavits of Notice were <br />Mr. Hughes ' <br />The <br />The lots are similar in size to the lots <br />The fifth <br />Lots 1 through 4 of the <br />The Community Development and Planning Commission <br />Mr. Hughes <br />It <br />RESOLUTION GRANTING PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL <br />VALLEY VIEW 2ND ADDITION <br />BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota, that that <br />certain plat entitled "Valley View 2nd Addition", platted by PKR Development Company <br />and presented at the regular meeting o€ the City Council of July 16, 1984, be and <br />is hereby granted preliminary plat approval, subject to subdivision dedication and <br />execution of a developer's agreement. <br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Member Turner. <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Schmidt, Turner, Courtney <br />Resolution adopted. <br />PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL FOR REPLAT OF LOT 70, MORNINGSIDE, DENIED. <br />Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />Mr. Hughes presented the petition for preliminary plat approval for Replat of Lot 70, <br />Morningside, located at 4231 Grimes Avenue. The subject property measures 100 feet <br />in width by nearly 200 feet in depth and is zoned R-1 Single Dwelling District. An <br />existing single family dwelling is located on the northerly portion of the lof. The <br />applicant requests a subdivision of the property whereby two lots measuring 50 feet-- <br />in width would be created. <br />dwelling and the southerly lot would be a new building site. The Zoning Ordinance <br />requires a minimum lot width of 75 feet and therefore, 25-foot lot width variances <br />Because these variances are requested as part of the platting <br />process, the Community Development and Planning Commission and the City Council, <br />rather than fie Board 05 Appeals and Adjustments, are empowered to act on them. In <br />order to comply with the setback requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, the.applicant <br />also proposes to remove a greenhouse attached to the existing dwelling. ,Mr. Hughes <br />pointed out that the property is.part of the Morningside plat whicX-, together with <br />several other plats , comprises 'a large portion of the former Village of Morningside. <br />Although nearly all?lots within these plats originally measured 100 feet in width, <br />most have been further subdivided to provide more than one building site. Most were <br />subdivided prior to annexation of Morningside 'by Edina. Of the 200+ lots originally <br />composing these subdivisions, only about 30 lots remain unsubdivided. <br />lots have been subdivided but retain lot widths of about 100 feet. <br />existing lots have been subdivided into 50-foot wide lots as now proposed for the <br />subject property. <br />been subdivided. The three lots immediately south of the subject property measure <br />100 feet in width and the eight lots north of the subject property measure 50 feet <br />in width. Since annexation of Morningside by Edina, two subdivisions creating <br />.!%-foot wide lots have been approved by the City of Edina: in 1972 a lot on Alden <br />Drive and in 1978 a lot at Grimes and Morningside. The Commission reviewed the <br />request at their June 27, 1984, meeting and concluded, as did staff in their report, <br />that the character of this neighborhood is typified more by the 50-foot lot rather <br />than the 100 foot lot. <br />the further subdivision of lots such as this and staff concluded that the character <br />Affidavits of <br />The northerly lot would be retained for the existing <br />.are also requested. <br />About 20 other <br />Most such pre- <br />Mr. Hughes showed a graphic depicting the 100-foot lots that have <br />The Comprehensive Plan contains some policies concerning