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, <br />483 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />AUGUST 17, 1987 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Richards, Smith and Mayor Courtney. <br />VERY SPECIAL ARTS MONTH PROCLAIMED. <br />WHEREAS, Very Special Arts (VSA) was founded in 1974 as an educational affiliate of <br />the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. and is now <br />active in all 50 states and over 40 countries; and <br />WHEREAS, VSA-MN is headquartered in Edina, representing the entire state of Minnesota; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the arts are an integral part of growth, inspiring some of the richest re- <br />sources of the human spirit: compassion, determination, hope and imagination; and <br />WHEREAS, Very Special Arts continues their efforts to bring quality year-round arts <br />programs to people with disabilities. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. Wayne Courtney, Mayor of Edina, do hereby proclaim September, <br />1987 as: <br />PROCLAIMED this 17th day of August, 1987. <br />Mayor Courtney read the following proclamation: <br />PROCLAMATION <br />EDINA SALUTES VERY SPECIAL ARTS MONTH <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. <br />Member Smith to adopt the consent agenda as presented. <br />Motion was made by Member Kelly and seconded by <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />*MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AND SPECIAL MEETING OF AUGUST 3, 1987 APPROVED. <br />Motion was made by Member Kelly and seconded by Member Smith to approve the minutes of <br />the Regular Council Meeting and Special Meeting of August 3, 1987. <br />Motion carried on rollcall vote, five ayes. <br />FUBLIC HEARING ON PRELIMINARY PLAT OF ROLLING GREEN PARKWAY ADDITION CONDUCTED; <br />CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER 14, 1987. Planner Craig Larsen presented the request for pre- <br />liminary plat approval of the Rolling Green Parkway Addition, advising that the <br />subject property is located west of Rolling Green Parkway and south of Annaway Drive. <br />Mr. Larsen pointed out that the subject property is a developed single family lot <br />containing 97,953 square feet, or 2.25 acres. The proponent has submitted a request <br />to subdivide the property in order to create one new buildable lot; as a result, the <br />existing dwelling would be removed. <br />50,456 square feet in area. <br />frontage. Lot 1 would be approximately 320 feet in depth, and lot 2 would be <br />approximately 360 feet in depth. Both lots are about 240 feet wide at the required <br />front yard setback line. Mr. Larsen indicated that there are nine lots in the area <br />which most directly relate to the subject property. <br />39,000 square feet to 75,200 square feet, with an average size of 50,500 square feet. <br />Mr. Larsen noted that the block containing the subject property originally contained <br />six lots; at the present time, there are nine lots in the block. He remarked that <br />the subject property was proposed for subdivision in 1977 and that the major difference <br />between that proposal and the current proposal is the status of the existing home. <br />The 1977 proposal would have retained the home; as a consequence, the new lot was <br />significantly smaller than the new lot in the current proposal. <br />that staff recommends approval of the preliminary plat for the following reasons: <br />1) the proposed lots are generally comparable in size with existing lots in the <br />vicinity; 2) the proposed street frontage and lot width at the building line are <br />in keeping with other lots in the vicinity; 3) with lot widths in excess of 200 <br />feet at the building line, it is possible to build even very large homes and still <br />maintain large side-yard setbacks; and 4) the proposed subdivision will riot adyersely <br />impact the character and symmetry of the area. <br />the base map of the neighborhood: 2 Merilane was omitted with a total of 120,800 <br />square feet, resulting in an inappropriate square footage total for 8 Merilane. <br />Including 2 Merilane correctly adjusts the square footage of 8 Merilane from 804,000 <br />to 683,200. The pond outlot has also been adjusted from 67,400 to 87,800 square feet, <br />which does not qualify for lot size averages. <br />entire neighborhood is 57,766 square feet. <br />back to 1936; most of the development in the area occurred around 1950, with the <br />approved splits appearing in the early 1950's. <br />Commission's approval of the proposed subdivision is subject to the following <br />conditions: final plat approval, subdivision dedication and a larger than normal <br />setback of the sideyards which would be in keeping with the area. <br />The new lots would be 47,497 square feet and <br />Both lots would have in excess of 280 feet of street <br />These lots vary in size from <br />Mr. Larsen concluded <br />Mr. Larsen indicated corrections in <br />The average for the 90 lots in the <br />The original Rolling Green Plat dates <br />Mr. Larsen advised that the Planning <br />Staff has