<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 />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 />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