<br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL
<br />DECEMBER 19, 1988
<br />Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney.
<br />CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ADOPTED.
<br />by Member Smith to approve and adopt the consent agenda items as presented.
<br />Motion was made by Member Turner and was seconded
<br />Rollcall :
<br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner, Courtney
<br />Motion carried.
<br />*PUBLIC HEARING ON PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR EDINA HIGHLANDS 2ND ADDITION CONTINUED TO
<br />continue the public hearing on preliminary plat approval for Edina Highlands 2nd
<br />Addition to the Council Meeting of March 6, 1989.
<br />Motion carried on rollcall vote, five ayes.
<br />Motion was made by Member Turner and was seconded by Member Smith to
<br />CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPROVED FOR GOOD SAMARITAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.
<br />Affidavits of Notice were presented by Clerk, approved and ordered placed on file.
<br />Planner Craig Larsen presented the request of Good Samaritan United Methodist
<br />Church, 5730 Grove Street, for a conditional use permit. The subject property is
<br />generally located north of Grove Street, east of Wycliff Road and west of Tracy
<br />addition of some 20,000 square feet for a new sanctuary and fellowship room.
<br />existing church contains approximately 18,500 square feet. As.a part of the
<br />project, the existing home on the property would be removed. The proposed
<br />sanctuary would contain a total of 418 seats,
<br />seats, the Zoning Ordinance would require 140 spaces.
<br />concurrent uses generate a need for 14 additional spaces.
<br />provide 161 parking spaces, or 7 more than required.
<br />addition of 38 seats to the new sanctuary.
<br />parking spaces would be needed to meet the additional demand.
<br />provided in two separate lots.
<br />behind the new sanctuary and at an elevation approximately 5 to 10 feet lower than
<br />Grove Street.
<br />with and compatible with the existing church.
<br />aisles comply with setback requirements.
<br />complies with ordinance requirements has been submitted.
<br />by the Community Development and Planning Commission on November 30, 1988. At
<br />that meeting the church proposed a new entrance driveway access from Tracy Avenue.
<br />This would be accomplished by removing an existing home and constructing a new
<br />driveway to the northeasterly parking lot.
<br />that this new access not be approved,
<br />church has withdrawn its request for the new driveway.
<br />driveway at a future date, however, by applying for an amendment to the
<br />conditional use permit for that access.
<br />the Planning Commission and staff would recommend approval of the conditional use
<br />permit, subject to a Proof of Parking Agreement requiring a review of on-site
<br />parking demand prior to the addition of the 38 additional seats in the sanctuary.
<br />Planner Larsen concluded his presentation by advising that representatives of the
<br />church were present to respond to questions.
<br />to the single family lot that was acquired by the church for the proposed new
<br />access from Tracy Avenue and what the discussion was on the issue.
<br />Naas, Building Committee Chairperson, said that the church would be making that
<br />decision within the next two years. Following the Planning Commission meeting the
<br />constraints of time did not allow time for the church to get the proper studies
<br />and surveys done to present it to the Council at the present time. Planner Larsen
<br />said that at the Planning Commission hearing, the neighbors expressed concern over
<br />loss of privacy, impact on topography and vegetation, and potential safety hazard
<br />with another curb cut on Tracy Avenue.
<br />church has outgrown its building and that for over two years they have studied the
<br />needs of the church, both within the building and for community outreach, and had
<br />given the program to Carlson Mjorud Architecture, Ltd. to put it into the form of
<br />a building. Bruce Carlson, architect, exhibited pictures of the church site
<br />showing the new sanctuary as proposed. He explained that the design and building
<br />materials would match the existing building.
<br />being heard, Member Kelly introduced the following resolution and moved adoption,
<br />subject to a Proof of Parking Agreement requiring City review of parking prior to
<br />adding additional seats to the sanctuary:
<br />RESOLUTION GRANTING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
<br />WHEREAS, the procedural requirements of Ordinance No. 825 (The Zoning Ordinance)
<br />have been met; and
<br />WEEREAS, it has been determined that the Findings as required by Ordinance No. 825
<br />have been satisfied;
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Edina City Council hereby grants a
<br />Conditional Use Permit to Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5730 Grove
<br />Street, for construction of a new sanctuary and fellowship room.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolution was seconded by Member Turner.
<br />The church has applied for a conditional use permit to allow a proposed
<br />At one parking space for each three
<br />The proposed plan would
<br />According to the church,
<br />The plan does allow for the
<br />If that would occur, 10 additional
<br />Parking would be
<br />A majority of the parking, 102 spaces, would be
<br />The design and materials for the proposed addition are in keeping
<br />All buildings, parking and drive
<br />A landscaping plan and schedule which
<br />I The proposal was heard
<br />The Planning Commission recommended
<br />Since the Planning Commission meeting the
<br />The church may propose the
<br />With the exception of the new driveway,
<br />Member Kelly asked what would happen
<br />Mrs. Betty
<br />Mrs. Naas commented that Good Samaritan
<br />I No further comment or objection
<br />Rollcall :