Public Hearing: 6016 Vernon Ave., Westside Café

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Special X Properties LLC is proposing to remodel and expand the existing Kee’s auto repair shop at 6016 Vernon Avenue into a 2,300 square foot, 59-seat restaurant. The existing site is zoned PCD-4, Planned Commercial District, which allows only automobile service centers, gas stations and car washes. Restaurants are allowed uses in the PCD-1, Planned Commercial Zoning District. The site is guided in the Comprehensive Plan for medium density residential use.


To accommodate the request the following is required:

  • A Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Node.


  • A Rezoning from PCD-4, Planned Commercial District 4 to PCD-1, Planned Commercial District 1, with a lot size variance to allow a restaurant in the PCD-1 District less than 1 acre in size.


  • Site Plan Review with the following:
  1. Front Setback Variance to Eden Prairie Road from 35 to 12 feet.
  2. Side Yard setback variance from 25 to 5 feet.
  3. A Front Setback Variance for the patio built toward Vernon Avenue from 35 feet to 1-foot.
  4. A Parking Lot Setback Variance from 10 feet to 0 feet to expand the parking area along the west lot line.
  5. Trash enclosure screening setback from the street from 20 feet to 16 feet.



Special X Properties LLC is proposing to remodel and expand the existing Kee’s auto repair shop at 6016 Vernon Avenue into a 2,300 square foot, 59-seat restaurant. The existing site is zoned PCD-4, Planned Commercial District, which allows only automobile service centers, gas stations and car washes. Restaurants are allowed uses in the PCD-1, Planned Commercial Zoning District. The site is guided in the Comprehensive Plan for medium density residential use.


To accommodate the request the following is required:

  • A Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Node.


  • A Rezoning from PCD-4, Planned Commercial District 4 to PCD-1, Planned Commercial District 1, with a lot size variance to allow a restaurant in the PCD-1 District less than 1 acre in size.


  • Site Plan Review with the following:
  1. Front Setback Variance to Eden Prairie Road from 35 to 12 feet.
  2. Side Yard setback variance from 25 to 5 feet.
  3. A Front Setback Variance for the patio built toward Vernon Avenue from 35 feet to 1-foot.
  4. A Parking Lot Setback Variance from 10 feet to 0 feet to expand the parking area along the west lot line.
  5. Trash enclosure screening setback from the street from 20 feet to 16 feet.



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