France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

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France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Postby mattaudio » June 11th, 2021, 8:57 am

The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing structures (9 single family homes) in order to construct a new five-story, mixed-use building with 45 dwelling units and 16,506 square feet of retail space. The proposed building would have two floors of underground parking, accessed via the public alley to the east.
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Re: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Postby seanrichardryan » June 11th, 2021, 9:15 am

The subject property is located in the SH Shoreland Overlay District due to proximity to a wetland area
approximately 540 feet to the northwest of the site. The SH Overlay District limits the heights of structures to 2 ½
stories, 35 feet, whichever is less. The applicant is requesting a conditional use permit to increase the maximum
height. In addition, the applicant is seeking a height increase in the BFC4 Overlay District from four stories, 56 feet,
to five stories, 70 feet.
lol. The wetland is located in Edina. The shoreland overlay rules are generally dumb.
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Re: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Postby amiller92 » June 11th, 2021, 9:18 am


lol. The wetland is located in Edina. The shoreland overlay rules are generally dumb.
I have never even understood the purported premise of height restriction in the shoreland overlay.

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Re: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Postby seanrichardryan » June 11th, 2021, 10:37 am

It's not required by the state, they just define what a shoreland is and what drainage mitigations need to take place. The 35' limit is entirely Mpls own doing IIRC.
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Re: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Postby alexschief » June 11th, 2021, 1:39 pm

They are maxing out the parking. Literally hitting the city's maximums. I don't think I've seen that before?

I know they have a substantial retail component, are replacing an existing lot, and that this is a fancy pants area. Even still! There's going to be an E Line station right there. With under 50 units, even if they're gigantic, they don't need to go through the city's new TDM process. Rough!

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Re: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Postby Silophant » June 11th, 2021, 1:49 pm

Got those new maximums in place just in time.

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Re: France Fifty Mixed Use - 4901 France

Postby mattaudio » June 14th, 2021, 8:17 am

Not sure why anyone would max out parking for retail here when Edina spent so much money to build free public parking across the street. But whatever, at least it isn't required anymore.

Pro tip: If your own a car and it is covered with frozen crust during the winter, park it for free in the new heated underground public parking under Nolan Mains and enjoy a coffee or pick up a few things at Lunds. Come back to a warm car where all your winter troubles have melted away. Thanks, Edina!


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