Discussion: Building Heights

As part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update, required by the Metropolitan Council, the City of Edina is reviewing building heights that are listed within the existing commercial districts of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan. The current Comprehensive Plan is clear regarding building height limits within commercial areas. However, City staff has been grappling with development proposals that do not currently fit within the building height parameters of the current Comprehensive Plan. All building height proposals that do not fit within the existing Comprehensive Plan require amendments to the plan and must be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Council. Note that the Metropolitan Council does not require height limits, or any indications of height parameters, as part of Comprehensive Plan submission. The City is looking to review how height is handled in the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update and seeks input from residents.

Topics

Topic: 44th & France

Currently in the 44th & France area, the building height is limited to two stories. What building height would you be comfortable with and why?

64 Responses
Topic: 50th & France

Currently in the 50th & France area, the building height is limited between four and six stories. What building height would you be comfortable with and why?

12 Responses
Topic: 70th & Cahill

Currently in the 70th & Cahill area, the building height is limited between two and four stories. What building height would you be comfortable with and why?

7 Responses

Currently in the Southdale area, the building height is limited between four and 12 stories. What building height would you be comfortable with and why?

38 Responses

Currently in the Grandview area, the building height is limited to six stories. What building height would you be comfortable with and why?

8 Responses