Certificate of Appropriateness

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This page is intended to collect public input on Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications that are to be heard by the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). Comments submitted will provide feedback to the HPC to be considered. Each page includes the information that was submitted by the applicant. The feedback provided for each project will be given to the HPC for their consideration. The page is open for feedback up until the noon on the Monday prior to the Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.

Certain changes to landmark properties, or properties within a Historic District, require a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit is issued. Certificate of Appropriateness' (COA's) are reviewed by the City's Heritage Preservation Commission.

The City of Edina has 11 Heritage Landmark Properties.

  • Baird House
  • Browndale Bridge
  • Cahill School
  • Edina Country Club District
  • Edina Mills Site
  • Edina Theatre Sign
  • Grange Hall
  • Grimes House
  • Hendrick & Marri Oskam House
  • Paul Peterson House
  • Wooddale Avenue Bridge

For more information on the City's Heritage Landmarks click here.


This page is intended to collect public input on Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications that are to be heard by the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). Comments submitted will provide feedback to the HPC to be considered. Each page includes the information that was submitted by the applicant. The feedback provided for each project will be given to the HPC for their consideration. The page is open for feedback up until the noon on the Monday prior to the Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.

Certain changes to landmark properties, or properties within a Historic District, require a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit is issued. Certificate of Appropriateness' (COA's) are reviewed by the City's Heritage Preservation Commission.

The City of Edina has 11 Heritage Landmark Properties.

  • Baird House
  • Browndale Bridge
  • Cahill School
  • Edina Country Club District
  • Edina Mills Site
  • Edina Theatre Sign
  • Grange Hall
  • Grimes House
  • Hendrick & Marri Oskam House
  • Paul Peterson House
  • Wooddale Avenue Bridge

For more information on the City's Heritage Landmarks click here.


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  • 4215 Country Club Road-Changes to Street Facing Facade

    8 days ago
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    4215 Country Club Road is located on the south side of Country Club Road, east of Drexel Avenue and west of Casco Avenue. The existing home was built in 1937. The COA application is for proposed changes to the street facing facade which includes the addition of three gable end attic dormers. 

    Applicant Submittal


    This item is on the December 8th Heritage Preservation Commission meeting agenda. 

    Comment are considered part of the public record. When making a comment:

    1. provide your full name. 
    2. let us know your relation to the project (i.e. physical address, neighborhood, visit the area often, etc.)
    3. respect the views of other participants even if they don't agree with you 

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  • 4600 Browndale Avenue-Consideration of Historical Significance Status

    2 months ago
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    CLOSED: The applicant has withdrawn their appeal to City Council. This item was on the October 13th Heritage Preservation Commission meeting agenda where the Commission denied the applicant's request.

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    11/9/20 Update: The applicant has withdrawn their appeal to City Council. This item will not be on the November 17th City Council agenda.

    The Heritage Preservation Commission denied the applicants request at the October 13, 2020 HPC meeting. The applicant has appealed the decision made by the Heritage Preservation Commission and will be on the November 17th City Council agenda. 

    Notice of Appeal

    The request is to determine that the house at 4600 Browndale Avenue ( built in 1929) no longer contributes to the historical significance of the District due to deterioration, damage, and prior additions and alterations that have compromised its historic value and therefore is eligible to be torn down.

    Any home constructed in the Country Club District between 1924-1944 is identified in the County Club Plan of Treatment as Heritage Preservation Resources. Prior to any review of a COA application for demolition or removal of a Heritage Preservation Resource, the HPC will accept evidence and documentation supporting an applicant’s claim that a property is not a Heritage Preservation Resource at a regular monthly meeting. This request will be heard by the Heritage Preservation Commission on Tuesday, October 13th. If the HPC determines the property is not a Heritage Preservation Resource, the applicant may move forward with an application for a COA for the new construction. 

    Applicant Submittal

    Align Structural Inc. Letter Submitted by applicant October 12, 2020


    This item is on the October 13, 2020 Heritage Preservation Commission meeting. 


    All comments are reviewed by the governing body to gain insight into community perspective and values. This information in addition to other factors like legal requirements, infrastructure needs, long-term strategy, cost, etc help inform the decision. The feedback collected is not considered a "vote". 

    Everyone has the right to share their opinions and comments on the related project. While individuals may have varying opinions, respect each person's experience and insight.

    Comments are considered part of the public record. When making a comment:

    1. provide your full name
    2. let us know your relation to the project (i.e. physical address, neighborhood, visit the area often, etc)
    3. respect the views of other participants even if they don't agree with you

    If you have questions, please use our Q&A tool


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  • 4634 Edgebrook Place-New Home

    2 months ago
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    CLOSED: This item is on the October 13th Heritage Preservation Commission meeting agenda.

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    The subject property, 4634 Edgebrook Place is located on the south and west side of Edgebrook place. The COA request is for the demolition of an existing home and construction of a new home. The existing home was built in 1951, outside the period of significance in the Country Club District. 

    Applicant Submittal




    This certificate of appropriateness request will be heard by the Heritage Preservation Commission and is required to be reviewed at two HPC meetings. This item will be on the agenda for the October 13th  and the November 10th virtual meetings.


    All comments are reviewed by the governing body to gain insight into community perspective and values. This information in addition to other factors like legal requirements, infrastructure needs, long-term strategy, cost, etc help inform the decision. The feedback collected is not considered a "vote".

    Everyone has the right to share their opinions and comments on the related project. While individuals may have varying opinions, respect each person's experience and insight.

    Comments are considered part of the public record. When making a comment:

    1. provide your full name
    2. let us know your relation to the project (i.e. physical address, neighborhood, visit the area often, etc)
    3. respect the views of other participants even if they don't agree with you

    If you have questions, please use our Q&A tool


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  • 4510 Sunnyside Road-Changes to Street Facing Facade

    2 months ago
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    CLOSED: This item is on the October 13th Heritage Preservation Commission meeting agenda.

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    4510 Sunnyside Road is located on the north side of Sunnyside Road, east of Browndale Avenue. The existing home was built in 1941. The COA application is for changes to the street facing facade which includes the addition/update to a gable dormer on the street elevation and a front entry addition. The project also includes an addition off of the rear of the home and interior updates/remodel. 

    Applicant Submittal


    This item is on the October 13, 2020 Heritage Preservation Commission meeting. 


    All comments are reviewed by the governing body to gain insight into community perspective and values. This information in addition to other factors like legal requirements, infrastructure needs, long-term strategy, cost, etc help inform the decision. The feedback collected is not considered a "vote". 

    Everyone has the right to share their opinions and comments on the related project. While individuals may have varying opinions, respect each person's experience and insight.

    Comments are considered part of the public record. When making a comment:

    1. provide your full name
    2. let us know your relation to the project (i.e. physical address, neighborhood, visit the area often, etc)
    3. respect the views of other participants even if they don't agree with you

    If you have questions, please use our Q&A tool

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  • 4630 Drexel Avenue-Changes/Additions to Street Facing Facades

    3 months ago
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    CLOSED: This item is on the September 8 HPC agenda.

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    4630 Drexel Avenue is located on the north west corner of Drexel Avenue and Country Club Road. The home, built in 1924, is a Mediterranean style. The COA request entails an addition on the west side of the existing home and changes to the front facing facade. 

    This project will also require a rear yard setback variance that will be reviewed by the Planning Commission on September 23. 

    Applicant Submittal

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  • 4504 Arden Avenue-New Detached Garage, Update to Approved Garage Elevations

    7 months ago
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    CLOSED: This COA request was approved at the August 17th Heritage Preservation Commission meeting.

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    The subject property, 4504 Arden Avenue is located on the west side of Arden Avenue south of Sunnyside Road. The home is a two-story Tudor Revival style home that was built in 1926. The Certificate of Appropriateness request entails the demolition of an existing detached garage and construction of a new detached garage at 4504 Arden Avenue. The property owners of the subject property are proposing to tear down their 20’x20’, 14’ tall detached garaged and replace it with a new 20’x22’, 14’ 3” tall garage.

    Updated Garage Elevations

    Original Applicant Submittal

    The Heritage Preservation Commission reviewed this COA request at their May 12th Virtual HPC Meeting. The HPC will review the updated garage elevations at the August 17th HPC meeting.




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  • 4634 Edgebrook Place-New Home

    5 months ago
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    CLOSED: This application has been withdrawn.

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    This COA application has been withdrawn. If a new application is submitted, it will be on a future Heritage Preservation Commission agenda. 

    The subject property, 4634 Edgebrook Place is located on the south and west side of Edgebrook place. The COA request is for the demolition of an existing home and construction of a new home. The existing home was built in 1951, outside the period of significance in the Country Club District and is 

    Applicant Submittal



    This certificate of appropriateness request will be heard by the Heritage Preservation Commission at the June 9th virtual meeting and their July 14 meeting. 

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  • 4521 Arden Avenue-New Detached Garage

    6 months ago
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    CLOSED: This item will be discussed at the virtual Heritage Preservation Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 9th.

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    The subject property, 4521 Arden Avenue is located on the east side of Arden Avenue between Sunnyside Road and Bridge Street. The home is a two-story structure built in 1928. The Certificate of Appropriateness request entails the demolition of an existing garage and the construction of a new detached garage. 


    Applicant Submittal

    The Heritage Preservation Commission will review this COA request at the June 9th Virtual HPC Meeting. 

    Replies Closed