The City is seeking feedback for the 70th and Cahill small area plan, as a part of the larger 2018 Comprehensive Plan. In 2008, when the last Comprehensive Plan was completed, the area was identified as a place where change, such as significant remodeling, redevelopment or land use and zoning changes, is likely to occur.

How should the area look and feel in the future? What does the future target audience look like?

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Philip Miller at January 08, 2018 at 4:17pm CST

The target audience is and should remain what it is, local residential traffic. There are plenty of areas in Edina that more naturally make sense for densification (100/77th, entire York & France corridor etc.).

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Greg Konezny at January 08, 2018 at 6:17pm CST

Keep a neighborhood feel to it while having more modern retail and restaurant options. No high rises and not dominated by a single retail tenant, like a grocery store.

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Lynn Hechanova at January 08, 2018 at 7:35pm CST

An opportunity to create a small town square type of retail mixed use. Right now no matter what direction you approach it appears you are on the backside. Needs a better presence and not a sea of jumbled parking all leading to the backside of a building, there is nothing welcoming about the current mish mash of buildings. They are tired & need replacing the area is really under utilized.

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Ardis Blumenthal at January 08, 2018 at 8:46pm CST

Uniform store fronts with an open plaza feel. Sidewalks and street lights for walking and biking. Mixed retail, restaurants and user friendly.

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John Nash at January 08, 2018 at 9:03pm CST

No big development for the wealthy condo set, no big supermarkets. The existing businesses should be encouraged, The rough and mostly absent landscaping should be upgraded to make outdoor dining pleasant in warm weather and pretty in the cold. A 1 - 2 story, casual, 50th and France look, but in the context of a more humble, easy going and welcoming area to eat and drink, nothing more.

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Judith Felker at January 08, 2018 at 10:00pm CST

I agree with John Nash, though I'd add affordable condos for those of us who just want a smaller than single-family home, without yard work. A pleasant place to live, with plenty of green space (parks?), tree-lined walks, store-front patios with flower gardens, a sense of community.

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Laura Kondrick at January 09, 2018 at 1:21pm CST

I have a condo in Edina I bought in 2011. The market value has almost doubled to date. Condos are scarce in Edina and are at a premium. So, I suggest there are not enough condos or townhouses which are owner occupied nor townhouses also owner occupied (based on the association covenants). These buildings should blend with the neighborhood.

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Rachel Jerstad at January 09, 2018 at 8:13pm CST

There are already an over abundance of town homes and condos in this area compared to other locations of Edina. I own a town home and i love it but i would not want the entire neighborhood to be dominated by condos and town homes. it takes away from the neighborhood feel. Absolutely no high rise buildings. Please keep the neighborhood feel and help clean up the local store properties but do not but the current owners out of business. There are an incredible variety of businesses in the area. Each one is special. I support helping them improve the area and maintain the businesses.

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Jane Soltau at January 09, 2018 at 10:30pm CST

There are enough townhomes and condos in this area. Current properties need to be cleaned up and add some green space.

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Paul Nelson admin at January 10, 2018 at 9:40am CST

walkable, neighborhood feel, park-like setting mixed in with more density to support the area and to allow it to thrive.

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Meghan Figueroa at January 10, 2018 at 8:49pm CST

Look and feel should be authentic to the area: native grasses, cooperation with the 9 mile trail, outdoor areas to gather. This isn't a theme park, it's a neighborhood gathering place - like a piazza.

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Joel Stegner, Community volunteer at January 10, 2018 at 11:51pm CST

As with most of Edna, the area is not bike and walk friendly. Also the intersection of 70th and Cahill cannot handle significantly more traffic without a traffic light. There should be a better connection to the neighborhoods directly north, although I think the lack of direct connection was planned in and probably not something that can be changed.

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Siobhan White at January 17, 2018 at 9:07am CST

Walkable, with a neighborhood feel. Bike parking and outdoor seating (patios) would be great.

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