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239 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />SEPTEMBER 8, 1986 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />UNITED WAY RESOLUTION ADOPTED. Mayor Courtney introduced the following resolution, <br />and Member Turner moved its adoption: <br />RESOLUTION <br />WHEREAS, the United Way of Minneapolis Area currently provides funding to nearly <br />390 programs in 107 agencies, many located in and serving suburban communities; and <br />WHEREAS, in the Edina area agencies such as Storefront/Youth Action and the American <br />Heart Association provide programs ranging from counseling for physically or <br />sexually abused adolescents to professional education; and <br />WHEREAS, the efforts of thousands of community volunteers enable the United Way to <br />maintain fundraising and administrative costs under nine cents to a dollar; and <br />WHEREAS, in 1986 funds are being distributed to quality programs that reach more <br />people in suburban communities; and' <br />WHEREAS, United Way works with county planning boards and private planning groups <br />to identify gaps in services in a continuing effort to meet the comprehensive needs <br />of people in the six county service areas. <br />BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Council t3f Edina hereby support United Way's <br />Salute to Small Business on Wednesday, September 17, 1986, in the Edina community <br />and encourage local business and their employees to participate in this event. <br />&otion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Member Kelly. <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards , Turner, Courtney <br />Resolution adopted. <br />Member Turner expressed a "thank-you" to the City of Edina employees and the hundreds <br />of Edina residents involved in this campaign. <br />PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMANENT STREET SUWACING P-BA-267 CONTINUED TO JANUARY 19, 1987. <br />As recommended by Engineer Fran Hoffman, Member Turner's motion was seconded by <br />Member Kelly to continue the public hearing on Permanent Street Surfacing P-BA-267 <br />(Mcdauley Trail from Gleason Road to 2000 feet west and Timber Trail from McCauley <br />Trail to cul-de-sac) to January 18, 1987. <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />PRELIMINARY REZONING & PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVED FOR NAMRON CORPORATION. Planner <br />Larsen presented the request for preliminary rezoning and preliminary plat approval <br />for Namron Corporation, generally located north of Vernon Avenue and west of Villa <br />Way. The zoning request was a change from R-1 Single Dwelling Unit District to <br />PRD-4 Planned Residence District. Mr. Larsen explained that the subject request <br />was heard two times by the Community Development and Planning Commission. <br />2, 1986, the proponent submitted plans for a three-story, 150-unit apartment <br />building to the Commission. <br />the proponent time to address density, parking/traffic and site development issues. <br />The proponent returned to the Commission on July 30, 1986, with a revised plan <br />illustrating a:'135-unit apartment building. Density of the proposed development had <br />been reduced from 21.9 units per acre to 19.8 units per acre. This compares to 18 <br />for Villa Way and 24 for Interlachen Court, apartment buildings which are adjacent <br />to the subject property. Mr. Larsen pointed out that the revised plan illustrates <br />169 covered parking spaces and 101 surface spaces, The spaces provided conform to <br />the Zoning Ordinance requirement of 1.25 covered spaces per unit and .75 surface <br />spaces. <br />spaces which would help save the existing site vegetation. <br />viewed the project and approved the proposed curb cut location. <br />that the Planning Commission recommended preliminary rezoning approval and preliminary <br />plat approval with the following conditions: 1) acceptable final development plans; <br />2) final plat approval; 3) subdivision dedication; 4) developer's agreement; and <br />5) proof of parking agreement. In addition, the following recommendations should be <br />considered: 1) trim an area of greenspace on Ayrshire Boulevard to improve the site <br />lines to enter Vernon Avenue; 2) request that traffic counts be taken by Hennepin <br />County at the Ayrshire Boulevard/Vernon Avenue intersection; 3) recommend if <br />warranted that a traffic signal be erected at the Ayrshire Boulevard/Vernon Avenue <br />intersection or a realignment of the road to better improve the site lines; and 4) <br />reduction of the speed limit along Vernon Avenue from 40 miles per hour to 30 miles <br />per hour. Mr. Norman Bjornes, the developer, was introduced. He explained that the <br />project would have a brick exterior, elevators, TV security and all the amenities of <br />a first-class home. No bond financing or subsidies will be sought; the project will <br />stand on its own two feet financially. <br />This project will provide approximately $135,000 in new tax revenues. <br />Palaia, the architect, was introduced. <br />On July <br />The request was continued by the Commission to allow <br />In response to comments, the plan suggests eliminating 33 of the surface <br />Hennepin County has re- <br />Mr. Larsen indicated <br />There will be $1 million worth of landscaping. <br />He commented that the site is unique and <br />Mr. Nick