David Frenkel almost 6 years ago

I live next to a residental property that was a trear down and a new house is being built.  I am a little annoyed at how little respect the contractor has for the neighboring community and how little oversight the city does to the property.  There have been ongoing violations of city code as well as federal OSHA safety standards.  The city needs to have developers have a site review that describes where construction equipment and materials will be delivered to a construction site. Currently the developer uses the street as an illegal staging area for equipment and ,materials.  The current construction regulations appear not to differentiate between commercial and residental construction which should be updated.  With over 85 new houses being built in Edina this year Edina needs to be more aggressive about monitoring new development code violations

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Elizabeth x over 5 years ago

I am concerned about developers coming in and buying up older homes and then offerin design build....which is a MUCH larger home. Also is there any set amount of time that a home can be on the market before it is snatched up by a developer.  I could not act fast enough in Morningside to buy a home 'tho I live in the neighborhood!!

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David Frenkel over 5 years ago

Developers are speculators so they buy a tear down at a price they think they can build a new house and make money.  They are no laws specfic to speculators buying property, it is called captialism.  The redevelopment is driving up property values so new houses will continue to be more expensive until this little real estate bubble bursts.  If you want to spend millions on an over priced house I would do it soon or wait until the bust happens and get a bargain.

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City Of Edina admin over 5 years ago

Thank you for your comments. The City of Edina and the Edina Planning Commission are interested in hearing your thoughts and suggestions regarding residential redevelopment. Check out the online discussion at http://speakupedina.org/discussions/residential-redevelopment/.

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David Frenkel over 4 years ago

My comments are thoughts and suggestions they are about enforcing city and state code. This morning I called Edina Police because a truck was parked on the sidewalk at a construction site and across the street an unoccupied truck was parked next to a no parking sign. There is a new house on Lakeview Drive where the 2 year old curb was chipped out to make a driveway cut, how does the city inspections miss this kiind of thing? With the spring thaw many access pads are turning to mud and erosion is occurring which violates the intent of the access pads and state erosion prevention code. These issues are pretty straight forward code compliance issues that the city seems to be pretty lackadaisical about.

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