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MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />APRIL 21, 1986 <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY H <br />119 <br />LL <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor <br />Courtney. <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON ORNAMENTAL STREET LIGHTING P-L-28 CONTINUED TO MAY 5, 1986. <br />AS recommended by Engineer Fran Hoffman, Member Bredesen's motion was seconded <br />by Member Turner to continue the public hearing on Ornamental Street Lighting <br />P-L-28 (4800 Block - West Sunnyslope Road) to May 5, 1986. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. I <br />FINAL REZONING AND PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVED FOR WOODHAVEN. Planner Craig Larsen <br />presented the request for final rezoning and preliminary plat approval for Wood- <br />haven, generally located south of Interlachen Boulevard, west of Summit Avenue <br />and north of Vernon Avenue. The subject property is presently developed with three <br />single family dwellings. He recalled that a preliminary rezoning to PSR-4 was <br />granted by the Council on April 1, 1985 for construction of a 29 unit elderly <br />building. All of the units would have H.U.D. rental assistance. The project is <br />co-sponsored by the Community Development Corporation (Archdiocese for St. Paul <br />and Minneapolis) with the Edina Ministerial Association. The Council has given <br />a preliminary approval for $195,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) <br />funds to assist in land acquisition with the remainder of the acquisition funds <br />to be provided by fund raising through the Edina Ministerial Association. The <br />sponsors have now prepared an overall development plan and are requesting final <br />rezoning and preliminary plat approval. The final plans presented vary slightly <br />from those granted preliminary approval. The exterior materials continue to be <br />brick and lap siding; the 29 units are all one bedroom units with the caretaker <br />unit reduced from two bedrooms to one; unit sizes remain the same. Mr. Larsen <br />pointed out that the building continues to provide the required minimum setbacks <br />except for the northwest portion of the building. <br />increased from 32 to 34 feet; a 35 foot rear yard setback is required. Several <br />non-conforming features of the plan remain from preliminary approval: 1) required <br />(lot area is 40 square feet short of the total lot area required for the 29 units, <br />2) the plan is short one enclosed and one exposed parking space and provides <br />5 foot parking setbacks where 10 feet is required. The proposed landscaping plan <br />emphasizes screening along the westerly property line in response to concerns of <br />the neighbors. <br />each row planted 6 feet on center; all other aspects conform to ordinance require- <br />ments. <br />of the building to be somewhat taller than anticipated at preliminary approval. <br />The parking and drive aisle areas have been redesigned to convey the private nature <br />of the road and to discourage vehicles from cutting through the property. <br />Community Development and Planning Commission recommended approval of the final <br />rezoning and preliminary plat at its April 2, 1986 meeting for these reasons: <br />1) the plans are consistent with those approved at preliminary approval, and <br />2) this is an excellent location and there is a need for this type of.housing. <br />Approval was recommended with the following conditions: <br />2) subdivision dedication, 3) developer's agreement, 4) redevelopment contract, <br />and 5) vacation of Summit Avenue and appropriate easements with townhouse owners. <br />Mr. Larson advised that John Rockford of Community Development Corporation was <br />present to answer the Council's questions. <br />explained the access to the townhouses. <br />sidewalks for people going to the commercial area. <br />the sidewalk could be constructed to the property line, but that he felt residents <br />of Woodhaven would go back to the traffic light to cross Vernon Avenue. Mr. Rock- <br />fQr-d explained that in reviewing their'construction costs they have determined <br />that the dormers will be removed from the roof level. He also clarified that the <br />Colorado spruce trees that will screen the project from the neighbors are shown <br />on the plan as 6 feet in height, not 6 inches in diameter as he had advised the <br />neighbors previously. <br />concern of the abutting property owners was that proper screening be provided <br />and that they would like to see larger spruce trees put in than the 6 foot height <br />now proposed. He added that the neighbors approve of the proposed project and <br />urged the Council to approve it and asked that the developer consider planting <br />larger size spruce trees. <br />Ordinance No. 825-A6 for Second Reading and moved its adoption as follows: <br />ORDINANCE NO. 825-A6 <br />Here the setback has been <br />The plan illustrates a double row of Colorado spruce trees with <br />The roof design has been changed to a hip roof causing the overall height <br />The <br />1) final plat approval, <br />In response to Member Kelly, Mr. Larsen <br />Member Turner raised the question of <br />Mr. Rockford responded that <br />Marvin Huiras, 5025 Hankerson Avenue, said that the major <br />No further comment being heard, Member Kelly introduced <br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE (NO. 825) <br />BY ADDING TO THE PLANNED SENIOR RESIDENCE DISTRICT (PSR-4) <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS: <br />the following thereto: <br />Section 1. Section 6 of Ordinance No. 825 of the City is amended by adding