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334 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />NOVEMBER 21, 1988 <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED. <br />Member Kelly to approve and adopt the consent agenda items as presented. <br />Motion was made by Member Turner and seconded by <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />I PRELIMINARY REZONING FROM R-2 DOUBLE DWELLING UNIT DISTRICT TO R-1 SINGLE DWELLING <br />UNIT DISTRICT APPROVED FOR LOTS 1. 2 AND 3. INDIAN HILLS 3RD ADDITION. Affidavits <br />of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved and ordered placed on file. <br />Craig Larsen presented the request for rezoning from R-2 Double Dwelling Unit <br />District to R-1 Single Dwelling Unit District for Lots 1, 2 and 3, Indian Hills <br />3rd Addition, located on McCauley Trail just west of Gleason Road. The subject <br />property comprises three vacant double bungalow lots. The lots front on McCauley <br />Trail and are the most easterly three lots in the Indian Hills 3rd Addition plat. <br />Lots 1 through 7 of Indian Hills 3rd Addition are R-2 lots and Lots 8 through 16 <br />are R-1 lots. The proponents <br />have submitted a petition to rezone the three vacant lots from R-2 District back <br />to R-1 Single Dwelling Unit District for the purpose of constructing three new <br />single family homes on the property. <br />24,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet in area. <br />feet in width. <br />yard of each lot is covered by an easement for storm water ponding. <br />exceed Zoning Ordinance requirements for single family lots. Properties to the <br />immediate east and south of the subject lots are developed single family lots in <br />the Timbers Addition. <br />mixture of R-1 and R-2 properties. <br />for the following reasons: 1) The lots exceed all Zoning Ordinance requirements <br />3) The Comprehensive Plan allows for the mixing of single family and double <br />bungalow uses in areas designated as "low density attached" residential on the <br />land use plan. The request was heard by the Community Development and Planning <br />Commission on November 2, 1988 and the Commission recommended approval of the <br />rezoning. Member Smith commented that he had a concern for building single family <br />homes on those lots from the standpoint of highway noise and hoped those residents <br />will not be before the Council in the future with some expectation that the City <br />would be doing anything with regard to noise. <br />questioned how the storm water easement and pond would affect the buildable area <br />of the lots. <br />Gustafson and Associates, were not present to address the question. <br />7400 Metro Boulevard, commented that he is a builder in Edina and explained that <br />the driving factor is marketability. The double home concept has gone soft and <br />that Gustafson has had trouble selling the existing doubles. <br />doing is reducing his overall profit; however, the single family market is much <br />stronger. By rezoning to R-1 District it will provide more room to work on the <br />lots and he will be able to landscape better and possibly have larger berms on the <br />front. <br />825-A29 for First Reading as follows: <br />Planner <br />There are existing doubles on lots 4 through 7. <br />The lots range in size from approximately <br />Each lot is approximately 110 <br />Planner Larsen pointed out that substantial portions of the rear <br />The lots all <br />West and then south along McCauley Trail there exists a <br />Staff would recommend approval of the rezoning <br />. for R-1 lots, 2) The lots adjoin The Timbers plat which is all single family, and <br />1 Member Smith said he also <br />Planner Larsen explained that representatives of the proponent, <br />Wally Irwin, <br />What he is actually <br />No further comment being heard, Member Smith introduced the Ordinance No. <br />ORDINBNCE NO. 825-A29 <br />BN ORDINANCE AIENDING THE ZONING 0RDI"CE (NO. 825) <br />BY REZONING PROPERTY FROM R-2 DOUBLE DWELLING UNIT DISTRICT <br />TO R-1 SINGLE DWELLING UNIT DISTRICT <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDINA, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS: <br />Section 6 of Ordinance No. 825 of the City is amended by adding <br />the folloving thereto: <br />Section 1. <br />"The extent of the Single Dwelling Unit District (R-1) is enlarged by the <br />addition of the following property: <br />Lots 1, 2 and 3, INDIAN HILTS 3RD ADDITION. <br />The extent of the Double,Dwelling Unit District (R-2) is reduced by removing <br />the property described above from the R-2 District." <br />Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and <br />publication. <br />Motion for First Reading of the Ordinance was seconded by Member Turner. <br />Rollcall : <br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney <br />First Reading granted. <br />PRELIMINARY PLAT CONTINUED FOR IRWIN FIRST ADDITION. Affidavits of Notice were <br />presented by Clerk, approved and ordered placed on file. <br />the request for preliminary plat approval for Irwin First Addition, located on <br />Valley View Road between Moccasin Valley Road and Bror Road. The subject property <br />is a developed single family lot containing an area of approximately 27,053 square <br />feet. <br />is a detached garage in the extreme north end of the property. <br />would subdivide the property and create one new buildable lot. <br />v Planner Larsen present <br />The existing home is located in the central portion of the site and there <br />The proposed plat <br />The proponent