Public Hearing: Conditional Use Permit for Interlachen Country Club to expand the boundaries of the Country Club and add a new parking lot and expanded practice area off Waterman Avenue.

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This Conditional Use Permit was approved 4-0 at the August 4, 2021 City Council meeting.


Interlachen Country Club is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to expand the boundaries of the Country Club and add a new parking lot and expanded practice area off Waterman Avenue. There are two single-family homes, owned by the Country Club, that would continue as single-family homes that would serve as a buffer to the single-family homes to the west. A gate would be constructed at the end of Waterman Avenue, just after the single-family homes owned by the Country Club.

This Conditional Use Permit was approved 4-0 at the August 4, 2021 City Council meeting.


Interlachen Country Club is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to expand the boundaries of the Country Club and add a new parking lot and expanded practice area off Waterman Avenue. There are two single-family homes, owned by the Country Club, that would continue as single-family homes that would serve as a buffer to the single-family homes to the west. A gate would be constructed at the end of Waterman Avenue, just after the single-family homes owned by the Country Club.

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    Re the Interlachen expansion: what is there now? Does this expansion require removal of affordable homes?

    Barry asked over 1 year ago

    Two single-family homes will be removed for the project. They would not be considered affordable housing.  -Cary Teague, Community Development Director 

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    For the proposed Interlachen project - are members who will be voting on this members of Interlachen country club? Is anyone in their family or friends? If yes - will they be excusing themselves from this vote? If yes, there is a direct conflict of interest here as this project will provide benefits to Interlachen and not Edina as a whole.

    Will Hyland asked over 1 year ago

    One Councilmember is an Interlachen Country Club member. He will be recusing himself from the discussion and vote. -Cary Teague, Community Development Director

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    This area is in the Hopkins School District - so it's likely that the Hopkins School District is losing the revenue. Has the City of Hopkins been notified about this plan and the revenue it may lose? If not when will Hopkins be notified?

    about 1 year ago

    Interlachen Country Club still pays taxes that a portion of which goes to the Hopkins school district. The City Assessor states that the demolition of single-family homes does not result in a loss of revenue to any taxing district, including school districts.  -Cary Teague, Community Development Director

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    I have asked 3 times and never got an answer back from Edina people why does the Zoning Section 36 prevent this parking lot being built. It clearly violates Section 36-1 Findings that enactment of this ordinance is to preserve and enhance the high quality residential character of the city. Sect 36-2 Objectives 1) Maintain, Protect and enhance single family detached dwelling neighborhoods as dominant land us. 3) Control the use, development and expansion of certain nonresidential uses in the Single Family Unit District in order to reduce or eliminate undesirable impacts of such nonresidential uses. 5) Provide an enjoyable living environment by preserving existing topography, vegetation, streams, water bodies and other natural land and water forms. 9) Establish requirements for parking and loading to minimize impacts on public streets and surrounding properties. I also don't understand why Interlachen thinks that the city of Edina should give them for free 450 feet of public street (Waterman) and 20 foot wise easement which the City of Edina built when Interlachen has spent 1.7 Million on the last 3 houses they bought on Waterman in last 3 years. Edina just completed a survey of its residents and 77% felt affordable housing was important. Interlachen has already removed 2 affordable homes and to complete this plan they will remove 2 more houses. City of Edina is working on new parking regulations. As proposed it will lower the minimum number parking places required and new condo and apartment developments will only allow up to 1.75 parking spaces per unit. It has also been discussed how to get more usage of existing parking lots like churches. City of Edina also is working on Gashouse emissions in climate change to reduce emissions by 30%. Suggestions include public transit, ridesharing, biking and walking. Since 70% of ICC members live in Edina that could be part of the solution Last, I don't think any member of ICC would want this 105 space 35,000 square feet of Black asphalt 70' from their back yard line. - Planning Staff, on behalf of Frank Thomas at 505 John St.

    about 1 year ago

    Chapter/Section 36 of the City Code does not prevent parking lots from being built in the R-1 Zoning District. Actually, Section 36-434 (3)(4) specifically allows golf course clubhouses and parking facilities accessory to conditional uses (golf courses) as a conditionally permitted uses in the R-1 Zoning District. These properties are all Zoned R-1.  

     

    The provisions highlighted in Section 36-1 in the Zoning Ordinance are general overarching goals of the Zoning Ordinance.  The detailed regulations are spelled out in each individual zoning district. The R-1 District allows single family homes as permitted uses, and golf courses and parking lots as conditionally permitted uses. -Cary Teague, Community Development Director

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    Where can I read public comments on the interlachen cup proposal?

    Connie Brockway asked over 1 year ago

    Comment are still being collected from the public. The public input closes Monday, July 26 at Noon. All comments submitted before this deadline will be included in the City Council meeting packet for the Wednesday, August 4th City Council meeting. You can locate meeting packets here

    -MJ Lamon, Community Engagement Coordinator

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