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366 MINUTES <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 />3/6/89. <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 />Avenue. <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 />The <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 />. <br />Rollcall :