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GrandView Heights Small Area Plan                       Edina, Minnesota                           December 7 2011
1. Hope for Change      Table of Contents                                        Steering Committee                       ...
1. Hope for Change12/07/11
1. Hope for Change      Introduction      Hope for Change has been the driving vision since      the very beginning of thi...
1. Hope for Change      Guiding Principles      The Guiding Principles      1.Leverage publicly-owned parcels and civic pr...
2. Thoughts and Interactions12/06/11
2. Thoughts and Interactions      Project Schedule and Process      Part I – Discussion and Discovery      Part I is about...
2. Thoughts and Interactions      Summary of Participation Process      The Steering Committee and Executive      Committe...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center12/07/11
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Introduction      Neighborhood Center                                       Con...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Land Use      Land use in the district is currently focused      ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use           Public / semi public           neighborhood commercial      ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use                                                                       ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use                      Vernon Ave            Library                    ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Arcadia Ave      Arcadia Ave12/07/11                            15
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Public Works Site      The public works site is located in a cent...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Public Works Site                                                ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Public Works Site                                                ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Bus Garage Site      Due to the elevation change this site lends ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Bus Garage Site                        Jerry’s                   ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Phase 1      From a land use perspective a number of             ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Land Use      Phase 1                                                          ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Public Realm      Overall      Public realm refers to all land and area under t...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Public Realm                                                                   ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Public Realm      GrandView Commons      For GrandView, the public works site p...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Public Realm      Vernon , Eden, Sherwood, Library      The plan here is to foc...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Public Realm                                Ede                                ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Public Realm      Vernon, Gus Young, Interlachen      The plan recommends a num...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Public Realm      City Hall      With the future addition of the split-diamond ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      The GrandView area street and movement                     ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      District Framework      The movement framework for the dist...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      District Framework Before and After      Existing          ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      Parking      • Consider the use of the current city parking...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      Park and Ride Options      Metro Transit operates the #587 ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      Vernon Avenue Right-Sizing      Vernon, south of the Interl...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      Highway 100 Improvements      A major proposal involves bot...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      Bicycle Improvements      Bike lanes are shown for Vernon, ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Transportation      Bicycle Improvements      Eden Avenue            Vernon bet...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Sustainability                                                               • ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Sustainability      Greenstep’s 28 Best Practices:      Buildings and Lighting ...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Sustainability      Goals                                                  to d...
3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center      Sustainability12/07/11                               42
4. Moving Forward with a Purpose12/07/11
4. Moving Forward with a Purpose      Implementation      Implementation is organized into three broad         and impleme...
4. Moving Forward with a Purpose      Implementation      3. Phasing, Development & Finance      The following graphic beg...
4. Moving Forward with a Purpose      Implementation      Major Recomendations      Immediate < 1 year                    ...
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
Draft report Grandview District Plan, Dec. 9, 2011
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  1. 1. GrandView Heights Small Area Plan Edina, Minnesota December 7 2011
  2. 2. 1. Hope for Change Table of Contents Steering Committee Ken Potts Tom Ruppert 1. Hope for Change 3 Kim Melin Peter Sussman Randy Halvorson Lisa Diehl 2. Thoughts and Interactions 6 Chris Rofidal Bob Kojetin Steve Buss David Davison 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center 9 Gene Persha Bernie Beaver Richard Borland Mike Platteter 4. Moving Forward with a Purpose 43 Larry Chestler Peyton Robb Laura Giertsen Dan Gieseke 5. Appendix 55 Ellen Jones Diane Reinhart Terry Ahlstrum James Justice Dick Ward Darcy Winter Bill Neuendorf Paul Nelson Tim McIlwain David Novak Bright Dornblaser Linda Urban Any Brown Tom Mattison Suzanne Davison Ken and Adele Floren Greg Domke Michael Schroeder Sandy Fox Kevin Staunton Dick Crockett Michael Fischer Arne Cook Brett Johnson Tom Bonneville Collin Bredeson Kim Montgomery Deron Lindquist Tim Murphy Eric Bredesen Jim Baisch Consultant Team Cuningham Group Architects, PA HR Green Community Design Group Springsted Inc.12/07/11 2
  3. 3. 1. Hope for Change12/07/11
  4. 4. 1. Hope for Change Introduction Hope for Change has been the driving vision since the very beginning of this process that is now well into its second year of perspiration, participation and planning. Thousands of volunteer hours, countless meetings, and hundreds of discussions (large and small) have demonstrated that a committed group of citizen stakeholders, business leaders and owners, and elected and appointed officials believe that hope for change must be proactive, progressive and promoted. And that the result will be not just be change for change sake but directed energy, policy and investment that will deliver a place for people to live, work, shop, and play in sustainable, memorable ways. Vision Statement The GrandView Heights District is an evolving neighborhood center that provides goods and services to the greater Westside of Edina and transportation connections to the larger region. It will continue to serve a range of markets as it becomes a more established mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented place – a place to shop, a place to participate in community and Historic GrandView Heights Plat government activities, and a place that will feel like home to residents and visitors alike. Concept Diagram from the Guide Plan12/07/11 4
  5. 5. 1. Hope for Change Guiding Principles The Guiding Principles 1.Leverage publicly-owned parcels and civic presence to create a vibrant and connected district that serves as a catalyst for high quality, integrated public and private development. 2.Enhance the District’s economic viability as a neighborhood center with 2 regional connections, recognizing that meeting the needs of both businesses 6 3 7 and residents will make the district a good place to do business. 5 7 3.Turn perceived barriers into opportunities. Consider layering development over supporting infrastructure and taking advantage of the natural topography 2 6 1 of the area. 1 4.Design for the present and the future by pursuing logical increments of 4 change using key parcels as stepping stones to a more vibrant, walkable, functional, attractive, and life-filled place. 4 5.Organize parking as an effective resource for the district by linking community parking to public and private destinations while also providing parking that is convenient for businesses and customers. 6.Improve movement within and access to the district for people of all ages by facilitating multiple modes of transportation, and preserve future transit opportunities provided by the rail corridor. Principles Related to the Concept Diagram 7.Create an identity and unique sense of place that incorporates natural spaces 1. Leverage publicly owned parcels into a high quality and sustainable development reflecting Edina’s innovative 2. Meet the needs of businesses and residents 3. Turn barriers into opportunities development heritage. 4. Pursue logical increments; vibrant walkable and attractive 5. Organize parking; provide convenience 6. Improve movement for all ages; multiple modes of movement 7. Identity and unique sense of place; sustainable and innovative12/07/11 5
  6. 6. 2. Thoughts and Interactions12/06/11
  7. 7. 2. Thoughts and Interactions Project Schedule and Process Part I – Discussion and Discovery Part I is about learning from and listening to the Steering Committee, Work Sept Oct Nov Dec Groups, and other stakeholders; analyzing the study area and understanding Part I the work done to-date; appreciating the larger dynamics of the area; and Discussion and Discovery Community Workshop #1 clearly defining the opportunities. An initial Community Workshop is held to Part II conduct work group discussions/downloads; a public meeting/presentation is Ideas and Options hosted by the Steering Committee and the Consulting Team. Community Workshop #2 Part III Part II – Ideas and Options Decide and Deliver Community Workshop #3 Part II focuses on developing ideas and options that address the specific issues Deliverables raised by the Steering Committee, stakeholders and the public process. The Consulting Team conducts a three-day Community Workshop (to be held in Project/Community Meetings Sept Oct Nov Dec Steering Committee the study area) that will include Steering Committee meetings, focus group Staff Coordination meetings, stakeholder interviews, team work sessions, and conclude with a Executive Team Meeting public meeting/presentation. Community Workshop #1 #2 #3 Work Group Meetings Plan Commission/Council Part III – Decide and Deliver Project Update Part III consolidates all the comments, ideas, and options into a preferred The project schedule is organized around three direction. This part includes a third Community Workshop and public meeting. community workshops The Consulting Team prepares a summary document that may be widely distributed via a variety of sources (i.e., print, web, etc.) and a Sketch-up 3D model of the area with preferred options.12/06/11 7
  8. 8. 2. Thoughts and Interactions Summary of Participation Process The Steering Committee and Executive Committee have worked closely with the Consulting Team to facilitate a process that focused on key issues, opportunities, and recommendations. The process worked with the Steering Committee that has met on a regular basis to guide the Consulting Team. A sub-committee of Work Groups addressed Land Use/Community Design, Community Needs/Public Realm, Transportation/ Infrastructure and Real Estate/Finance. These groups have put an incredible amount of effort into initial background information and research, definition of issues, and continued discussion about ideas and options. A key component of the project has been a series of Community Workshops held in September, October and November that hosted a range of community stakeholders either in interviews, focus groups, program meetings and at public meetings. The community participation process has included these primary groups of participants: Steering Committee, Executive Committee, Work Groups, City Staff, Focus Groups (land owners, neighborhoods, public officials, school district, institutions, city departments, business operators, and others as identified during the process), Plan Commission members, City Council members and the Mayor.12/06/11 8
  9. 9. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center12/07/11
  10. 10. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Introduction Neighborhood Center Concept Diagrams Principle #2 in the GrandView District Small Area Guide Plan talks about “enhance(ing) the District’s economic viability as a neighborhood center with regional connections.” The Guide Plan also suggests that “The District serves primarily as a neighborhood (rather than regional) center.” Based on Steering Committee and Public input, this idea has broad appeal. But what do we mean by neighborhood center and how does that fit with specific expectations and outcomes for the GrandView District? ‘Neighborhood feel’, ‘pedestrian friendly’, ‘safe and connected’ all describe the desired character for this district. But the basis for these words lies in a clear Create “Go to” and “Stay at” uses Connect throughout vision for the key elements, or systems that define place . . . and further set the framework for future and ongoing development at GrandView. These elements include Land Use, Transportation and Movement, the Public Realm and Sustainability . . . and will be described and illustrated in more detail in this chapter. Easy to get to; easy to get around12/07/11 10
  11. 11. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Land Use Land use in the district is currently focused Vernon is assumed to remain more convenience Goals on retail and service uses that are visible from and service oriented with improved • Develop and improve the district as three smaller Vernon. The majority of these uses are auto- pedestrian sidewalks/connections safer “villages” that are connected physically and by a oriented and are accessible from Vernon and Gus street crossings(especially to the Brookside signature character and identity Young Lane. The exception is the GrandView neighborhood), bike lanes and better organized/ • Recognize the need for a range of housing types Square development that includes residential, managed traffic flow and parking. Both Eden and and choices and address those markets that also office and civic uses all organized around a Vernon are anticipated to employ Complete and reinforce the district vision central green space. The Comprehensive Plan Living Street principles that emphasize the place- • Emphasize the connection to Minnehaha Creek identifies GrandView Heights as a mixed-use qualities of streets. • Create a recognized, visible arts identity and center character area, a potential “area of change” provide space/place for greater community arts and guides future land as a mixed use center. The Across Hwy 100 to the east the Vernon/50th/ users and producers Comprehensive Plan goes on to say….”the district Eden alignment culminates with City Hall; long • Address needs of underserved populations (teens, is in the process of evolving from a somewhat term uses are assumed to accommodate a greater singles, seniors, etc) scattered auto-oriented district to a more civic/community presence when/if the Hwy 100 • Establish community commons; a multi-purpose integrated mixed of uses…” interchange is reconfigured as a split-diamond facility for a wide audience (e.g., whole body, facility. whole life, health and wellness, ) and as a focal The over-arching concept is to support the “go-to” point and central gathering place uses (auto-oriented) while anticipating more “stay- • Celebrate the “Birthplace” of Edina, the Mill, and at” uses (pedestrian-oriented) and improve future record the oral history of GrandView Heights; use and built form around three key civic “centers”: tell the stories City Hall, the library and a community commons • Emphasize a pedestrian-oriented sense of place (civic building and green space). The future land that produces an appropriate scale and function, use plan proposes a broader mix of uses arranged and preserves surrounding views around a new central green space (GrandView • Support economic growth and community green) located on the public works site and stability by providing accessible and efficient fronting onto Arcadia. The plan emphasizes a connections between home, school, work, mixed-use sub-area between Vernon/Eden/Hwy recreation and business destinations by 100 and the rail corridor. Arcadia is seen as a more improving the pedestrian and vehicular residential street with a range of condo, apartments environments throughout the area. and multi-level townhouse types. Mixed-use and office buildings are anticipated and may be oriented to Vernon and/or south toward Eden and the OLG fields, (a significant open space that is a visual amenity to the greater district.)12/07/11 11
  12. 12. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Public / semi public neighborhood commercial mixed-use center office medium / high density residential Hwy 100 Arcadia Ave e n Av o Vern ve nA Ede Land Use Plan12/07/11 12
  13. 13. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Hwy 100 e n Av o Vern Arcadia Ave ve nA Ede Existing buildings Proposed development Civic community buldings Illustrative Master Plan12/07/11 13
  14. 14. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Vernon Ave Library Hwy 100 ve dia A Arca Ede n Av e 00 y1 Hw City Hall Build Out12/07/11 14
  15. 15. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Arcadia Ave Arcadia Ave12/07/11 15
  16. 16. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Public Works Site The public works site is located in a central point of the district and is seen as the “commons” for how the district vision will be realized. Uses proposed include the community greenspace located on Public Green Public Green top of the Metro Transit park and ride structure; Community Center a community/civic building anchoring the Condominiums green; and a variety of residential uses including Apartments condominiums, apartments and townhouse Arcadia Ave building types. Townhouse units are envisioned to front onto Arcadia as a building type that Townhouses ve can incrementally “step-up” the hill, providing a aA di ca character unique to the district. Community Center Eden Ave Ar Development 3.6 acres Site 28,000 sf Public Green 24 units condominium Condominiums 42 units apartments 16 units townhouses Townhouses Apartments Parking 200 spaces Park and Ride 200 spaces Community Use 158 spaces multi-family Townhouses e Av en Ed Public Works Site12/07/11 16
  17. 17. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Public Works Site Ede n dia Arca Gr an dV ie w Cr os sin g Public Works Site12/07/11 17
  18. 18. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Public Works Site Community Green Space townhouses condominiums Community on top of Parking Structure Center GrandView Crossing Eden Ave Parking North / South Section - Proposed OLG new frontage road on west Arcadia Community Green Space rail ROW Existing side of Hwy 100 on top of Parking Structure City Ramp East / West Section - Proposed12/07/11 18
  19. 19. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Bus Garage Site Due to the elevation change this site lends itself to supporting a number of commercial and retail uses by adding a small, one level parking structure parking contiguous and south of Jerry’s . This structure would work with the existing topography to allow parking better access to Jerry’s loading area and provide additional parking to support the grocery and office / retail needed parking at grade. This site could also accommodate a drive-thru use such as a small community bank, cleaners or coffee shop. retail office 1.6 acres site 5,000 sf retail 25,000 sf office ve nA Ede en Ed12/07/11 19
  20. 20. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Bus Garage Site Jerry’s e Av en Ed12/07/11 20
  21. 21. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Phase 1 From a land use perspective a number of In similar fashion, the school bus garage can be a immediate steps can be taken to set the stage for major pivot point for how a number of land use new investment in the district including: decisions may play out and will act as land use • policy changes to the comprehensive plan (the “connector” along Eden. This site may need to be Small Area Plan is intended to update the comprehensive plan) readied for development sooner than the public works site in order to accommodate a series of • potential zoning revisions that should include a 3 land use transitions that will help the larger district form-based code to regulate desired public realm, building frontages and height vision being implemented. A third component to an early phase would be the development of the 1 • identification of Eden and Vernon as early 6 Warner site currently owned by Our Lady of Grace candidates for application of the Living Streets principles as potential residential uses. 7 • policy direction that guides the overall In support of these anticipated land use changes sustainability of the district including consolidated reuse/recycling, stormwater new street configurations/alignments, circulation patterns, and streetscape/pedestrian improvements 5 management, etc. 2 along Eden will complete a bike and pedestrian • policy direction that guides how new public and private investment may be supported with a network and support the anticipated land use variety of financing tools changes with improved automobile circulation and management. 4 From a district perspective, the public works site and the school bus garage site are the two key parcels that can “jump-start” the redevelopment process. In particular, the ability of the public works site to provide a fee simple, unencumbered asset will allow public, private and public realm uses to be realized early on and demonstrate the leverage identified in the Guiding Principles to support a variety of next steps. This could include the Metro Transit park and ride facility as a way to provide 1. Public Works 2. School Bus Garage the parking structure that would also serve as the 3. New Bridge / Street GrandView Commons greenspace (top of the 4. Warner Site 5. Jerry’s deck). 6. Jerry’s 7. City ramp access12/07/11 21
  22. 22. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Land Use Phase 1 Arcadia Ave A. Public Works Site • Community Commons and greenspace Community • Arcadia Steps Green Space on top of Parking • Community Civic building Structure • variety of residential building types • structured parking Community Center • park and ride structure B. Bus Garage Site A • multi-level parking Housing • retail / service office use • possible drive - thru use C. Warner Site • Townhouses fronting the OLG open space E D. Eden Avenue Streetscape • Bus stop integrated B • boulevard organizes intersection alignments D E. Jerry’s Streetscape C Wagner ve / OLG nA Ede Property Phase 112/07/11 22
  23. 23. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Public Realm Overall Public realm refers to all land and area under the Goals ownership of the city; this includes city streets & • Acknowledge “No net loss”, yet aggressively seek ROW, parks and open space, parcels of land or new public space other assets that are used to provide individual • In general improve the bike and pedestrian and collective benefit and amenity to all residents environment – make it safe, friendly and include and the general public. The greater value and adequate parking area for bikes power of the public realm is its ability to connect • Create a civic center/community facility that neighborhoods, businesses, schools, parks and open connects east and west and serves as an indoor/ space into a larger whole greater than the sum of outdoor gathering space the individual elements. Streets and ROW make • Create a prominent public realm of connected up a major (and connected) portion of the public parks, green space, paths, plazas and private open realm and represent a significant opportunity to space – a legible green framework as the primary enhance and connect the community. It is critical form giver to view streets, then, not as just conveyors for • Provide views within the district and maintain automobiles but multi-modal facilities that provide important viewsheds (such as the “grand view”) democratic accessibility for all and increase the for public use livability of the community as form-givers and • Plan for a safe, comfortable pedestrian green space. The result should be a greater sense of environment that links public and private green throughout the district. destinations north south (neighborhoods, library, businesses) and east west (neighborhoods, businesses, commons, city hall)12/07/11 23
  24. 24. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Public Realm Hwy 100 F Arcadia Ave e H D n Av o Vern A E ve B nA Ede G I C Public Realm Diagram A. GrandView Commons B. GrandView Steps C. Great Lawn D. GrandView Crossing E. Arcadia Streetscape F. Gus Young Streetscape G. Arcade Connection H. Vernon Streetscape I. Eden Streetscape12/07/11 24
  25. 25. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Public Realm GrandView Commons For GrandView, the public works site provides a unique and singular opportunity to create a major new public realm amenity that will add interest to the area for all stakeholders, value to real estate and provide a signature gathering place in the heart of the district. And beyond that, an even greater opportunity exists then to continuously link the businesses and destinations within the district to the surrounding neighborhoods and the city in general. This can begin tomorrow by simply investing in a safe and connected public sidewalk network, increment by increment. The larger vision of the public realm includes a connected network of parks, plazas (some private), a new street (GrandView Crossing), sidewalk and streetscape improvements and a upgrade of bike and pedestrian facilities. This should including bridge enhancements on Eden over Hwy 100, a pedestrian and bike bridge connecting the Commons with City Hall, and the potential to connect Eden and Brookside with local a bike path within the CP New Street Pedestrian Bridge Rail ROW. Public Green Arcadia Ave Community center12/07/11 25
  26. 26. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Public Realm Vernon , Eden, Sherwood, Library The plan here is to focus on improving pedestrian 3 connections between the Library/Senior Center and Jerry’s via a more street-like character that extends north from GrandView Square street including a well defined pedestrian crossing at Eden. Sherwood is shown as a conversion for additional parking and may still allow movement through the area, though at a very reduced rate of 3 ve speed. This conversion allows a small green space to nA Ede connect the Library to Vernon. 4 1 – Conversion of Sherwood would provide 50 additional parking spaces 2 – A small green space connects the Library to Vernon giving the public facility an “address” on Vernon 2 3 – Pedestrian crossings are created or enhanced to provide safe and visible locations on Vernon and Eden to cross the street. 1 Library 4 – The GrandView Square area is connected to Jerry’s and beyond thru the use of a streetscape that provides a well defined pedestrian system as well as 3 a more organized parking and circulation pattern. on rn Ve12/07/11 26
  27. 27. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Public Realm Ede n Av e GrandView Square Library Ve rno n12/07/11 27
  28. 28. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Public Realm Vernon, Gus Young, Interlachen The plan recommends a number of street and traffic improvements that will provide greater Int er predictability for the management of traffic and lac he thereby creating a safer environment for bikes and n pedestrians. This is made possible by building a Ave new street (GrandView Crossing) and bridge (over Vernon the CP Rail corridor) that will connect Vernon eastward to Arcadia and then paired with Gus 4 5 Young to create a one way pattern. Anchoring the public realm is the GrandView Green, an approximately one-half + acre public space located on the north end of the public works site. Gus Young Ln Arcadia Ave 6 3 1 – New street and bridge connection (GrandView Crossing) 2 – GrandView Green, public space and outdoor gathering area 3 – Gus Young (westbound)and GrandView 5 Crossing (eastbound) are combined to create a 3 New Street 1 7 one-way pair 4 – Left turns from southbound Vernon to Gus 2 Young are removed 5 – Improved pedestrian crossings 6 – Complete Streets principles application would transfer Vernon into a 3 lane section with bike lanes and pedestrian improvements 7 – Pedestrian plaza/bridgehead and future bike/ pedestrian bridge connection over Hwy 100 8 8 – Public steps of Arcadia Jerry’s12/07/11 28
  29. 29. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Public Realm City Hall With the future addition of the split-diamond interchange for Hwy 100, the east side could see some significant changes with the public realm, land use and improved pedestrian/bike environments 1 – Frontage road associated with the split diamond interchange 2 – Excess land from MN DOT could be used for Vern underground parking (with a green roof deck) and on Av future community/civic use 4 e 3 – Strategy would provide an improved/expanded Hwy 100 Frank Tupa park and setting for the historic Cahill 2 1 School and Grange Hall 4 – Grange Road alignment is “rationalized” to City Hall provide a more efficient parking layout and allow 5 for a small civic green (5) in front of City Hall 5 – Pedestrian/bike bridge connects to west side of Hwy 100 3 6 6 – Eden is shown as a “parking” street to provide additional supply for City Hall Eden Ave 412/07/11 29
  30. 30. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation The GrandView area street and movement (westbound) to Vernon/Interlachen on Gus Young • Create a more bike and pedestrian environment network is primarily composed of Vernon/50th Lane. This pattern would eliminate the left hand by applying Complete Streets and Living Streets Street (reliever/augmenter arterial), Eden (local turn from Vernon (southbound) into Gus Young principles to Vernon, Eden and the local street street, state-aid facility) and the multiple ingress/ Lane. network egress ramp system of Hwy 100 (designated a • Create an improved circulation and access principal arterial) . There are other local streets Bike improvements would focus on more lane network between public streets/parcels and but most only provide limited service (such as area and identification along Vernon and Eden, private development/destinations Summit Avenue) or access that dead ends (such consistent with Living and Complete Streets • Create an enhanced parking environment that, in as Brookside off Eden). The Hwy interchange has principles. Over the long term east-west bike and part, depends on shared district parking supplies a number of on and off ramps that according to pedestrian access would also be improved with the centrally located MNDOT are redundant and/or unsafe. Vernon is addition of a new bridge over Hwy 100 that would a county facility that south of Interlachen has seen connect the GrandView Commons to Tupa Park, • Partner with Metro Transit to implement a a reduction of average daily traffic over the past City Hall and the Minnehaha Creek mill area. community-scale Park-n-Ride in the area 10 years; Eden provides a secondary connection In addition to more bike parking facilities in the • Complete the historical transition of Vernon within the district east and west over Hwy 100. district the plan also recommends the potential from old Hwy 169 to a local district street Eden is designated the primary bike route through to develop an at-grade bike path in the CP Rail • Identify and implement a demonstration project the district; Vernon/Interlachen are designated as a ROW from Eden connecting to Brookside as an for “Complete/Living” streets principles secondary routes. off road option within the district. • Provide additional auto, bike and pedestrian The are two major recommendations that support connections east and west in the district Functional Class: the overall movement and transportation goals • Highway 100: Principle Arterial • Maintain and improve parking, access, circulation of the plan. One, propose that the Hwy 100 in the short term for convenience, retail, and • 50th St: A Minor Augmenter interchange be reconfigured into a split-diamond service uses interchange to better manage through traffic • Vernon Ave: B Minor Connector • Complete the pedestrian/bike system…make and provide improved local access/circulation • Interlachen Blvd: Major Collector bikes and pedestrians a priority and allow for a via frontage roads east and west of the highway. • Eden Ave: Local Street safe crossing over Hwy 100 Overtime, this would provide a more connected • Take leadership related to highway 100 local system (i.e., more local streets) tied into direct interchange…build the “reason platform” for access to Hwy 100 via the frontage roads. Second, Traffic Volume: • 13,000 – 23,000 AADT along W 50th St / multi-modal access and gateways propose a new east –west street be built along the north property of the public works site (spanning Vernon Ave • Reserve the CP Rail corridor for future, possible the CP Rail corridor) connecting to Arcadia from • 4000 – 8000 AADT along Eden Ave public transit and non-motorized movement/ Vernon that would be paired with Gus Young to connection in the district provide a one-way circulation pattern. The plan is Goals • Reduce congestion by providing safe travel based on one-way in (eastbound) from Vernon on • Support a more efficient, compact and safe choices that encourage non-motorized the new GrandView Crossing and one-way out interchange access to Hwy 100 from Vernon and transportation options, increasing the overall Eden capacity of the transportation network.12/07/11 30
  31. 31. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation District Framework The movement framework for the district begins with addressing policy issues like the adoption of the Living Streets principles and applying Hennepin County’s Complete Streets policy as well as considering larger and more long term ideas Hwy 100 like reconstructing the Hwy 100 interchange using e n Av a “split diamond” configuration. This approach o accomplishes a number of objectives that meet the Vern Arcadia Ave District Principles and provides an a incremental approach to addressing change over time. The existing slip ramp location off the southbound ingress ramp would be retained but would be combined with an additional connection to Gus Young as part of the one way frontage road system. ve Traffic would be controlled at four signalized nA Ede intersections. In the shorter time frame there is the opportunity to begin implementing streetscape, bike and pedestrian improvements. Another important recommendation is to implement the GrandView Crossing/Gus Young one way pairs that will help manage traffic access and circulation in the upper core of the district. complete / living streets improvements private streetscapes split diamond interchange new / improved bridges12/07/11 31
  32. 32. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation District Framework Before and After Existing Proposed12/07/11 32
  33. 33. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation Parking • Consider the use of the current city parking ramp (located behind Jerry’s) to accommodate future park and ride patrons and general parking district parking supply; increase the capacity of this structure in the future if economically possible/practical Hwy 100 • Locate the identified Metro Transit park and e n Av ride facility on the public works site as a way o Vern to provide approximately 200 spaces to weekly Arcadia Ave commuters and additional parking supply at P nights and weekends. In addition the top level (deck) of this structure is intended to serve as the GrandView green, the major public realm amenity in the district • Additional parking (structure) is proposed to ve the south and contiguous to Jerry’s grocery to nA Ede provide better service access to the loading area and provide additional parking supply parking beneath buildings new access to existing surface lots P existing ramp12/07/11 33
  34. 34. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation Park and Ride Options Metro Transit operates the #587 Limited stop route through the GrandView district before turning north on Hwy 100 for the trip to downtown. They have a well documented market e that they serve, southwest Edina, and board riders Hwy 100 n Av on a daily basis who are parking in front of the C o Vern library, in the city ramp, and in front of a number Arcadia Ave of businesses. They are highly motivated to locate a B A ‘community’ scale park and ride facility that would accommodate no more than 200 cars. At least two sites have the potential to serve this need: the existing city ramp and the potential to locate on the public works site. The city ramp is currently undergoing a construction project (new water ve nA Ede treatment plant on the ground floor) and according to the city, this would make adding any additional levels problematic. Access will also be an issue as well when the new GrandView Crossing is built. The city does think additional parking could be located over Brookside behind and east of Jerry’s. The public works site could be converted into a park and ride lot literally tomorrow if the conditions were right and some minor improvements were made. This would be an location spaces notes interim solution (a similar scenario involving the A use existing ramp 244 access issues site as an interim use for the Edina School bus C new ramp in “cloverleaf” n/a long term garage could also be considered). An advantage B new ramp on public works site 200 fee simple to the public works site is it a fee simple site that 587 Limited Stop Route long term could be improved in the short term. The park and Existing bus stops ride could provide a surplus of parking during the nights and weekends as well as act as overflow in the district.12/07/11 34
  35. 35. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation Vernon Avenue Right-Sizing Vernon, south of the Interlachen intersection, would be reconfigured into a three lane, divided section that would better accommodate local traffic movement, provide a dedicated bike lane, and capture some of the ROW for pedestrian improvements and street crossings.12/07/11 35
  36. 36. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation Highway 100 Improvements A major proposal involves both the short term and long term configuration of the Hwy 100 interchange. The plan proposes a “split-diamond” arrangement that would management access on and off the highway at signalized intersections at Vernon and Eden and be connected with parallel, one-way frontage roads. This configuration would allow regional traffic to clearly and safely access the highway and still move into the district with greater predictability and safety. Long term prospects might include the transfer of unused MNDOT ROW for local and community uses such as civic building sites, future bus rapid transit support, parking and open space. Short Term Improvements Long Term Improvements new ramps eliminated ramps signal12/07/11 36
  37. 37. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation Bicycle Improvements Bike lanes are shown for Vernon, a secondary bike route, and Eden, a primary bike route, through the district. The lanes are shown with enhanced paint and striping as well as additional lane area. A potential bike facility using the CP Rail ROW could connect Eden, at grade, to Brookside, thereby providing an off-road option to move thru the e n Av Arcadia Ave district. o Vern Hwy 100 ve nA Ede Primary Bike routes Secondary bike routes Trail (on CP ROW)12/07/11 37
  38. 38. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Transportation Bicycle Improvements Eden Avenue Vernon between Eden and Interlachen Vernon south of Eden Existing Existing Existing Proposed Proposed Proposed Precedent Precedent12/07/11 38
  39. 39. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Sustainability • Edina Energy & Environment Commission: to prepare the policy for the Council’s future One dictionary defines sustainability as: Solar/wind ordinance amendments task force. consideration. Mr. Sullivan reported a $15,000 • the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or City staff is reviewing proposed ordinance. grant was available to initiate the creation of confirmed. this policy, which may cost $60,000-$100,000 to • the quality of not being harmful to the • PACE Financing: The Edina City Council complete. environment or depleting natural resources, and unanimously adopted the Edina Emerald • Adoption of MinesotaGreenStep Cities thereby supporting long-term ecological balance Energy Program Nov. 15, 2011 making it program, 2011: On January 18, 2011 Edina the first Minnesota city to take advantage of passed a council resolution becoming a member Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. For GrandView sustainability is concerned with legislation. PACE, which was approved by Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary how the natural and manmade environments co- challenge, assistance and recognition program the state Legislature in 2010, allows property exist (certainly in a way that limits and/or prohibits owners to have the cost of energy efficiency and to help cities achieve their sustainability goals harmful impact on the environment now and conservation improvements assessed to their through implementation of 28 best practices. for generations to come).But it also has meaning property and paid alongside property taxes. Each best practice can be implemented by for how the community and businesses will be GrandView Tire & Auto, 5415 70th St. W., used completing one or more specific actions from sustained, supported and upheld. Interestingly the tool for the necessary financing to install a a list of four to eight actions. These actions are enough one is not isolated or independent from 27-kilowatt solar panel system on the already tailored to all Minnesota cities, focus on cost the other - a comprehensive, long term definition green auto shop’s roof. savings and energy use reduction, and encourage of sustainability should guide how the district innovation. and the community move forward with goals, • New Public Works Facility: The public works recommendations and actions. building was built with sustainability in mind. It has geothermal heating and cooling and used Recent Activities recycled materials, and its landscape was designed to minimize the development’s impact on the Sustainability is a broad and deep subject that environment. A rain garden at the corner of 74th is being constantly refined from principles and and Metro Boulevard holds and infiltrates water policies to products and practices to financing and from sloping parking lots with curb cuts to direct the water to native grasses and plants. implementation. Perhaps so much so that it may seem difficult about where to begin and what next • City Hall: Installation of solar panel project in Fall of 2011 steps should be taken. For GrandView it seems practical to review some of the recent decisions • City Council Living Streets policy: and actions the city has taken that will provide a Recommendation of the Edina Transportation Commission (ETC) to establish a comprehensive foundation for how the district will grow, change Living Streets Policy that integrated all modes and redevelop. of transportation and addressed issues such as: traffic calming, stormwater management, promoting active living, community feel, improving walking and biking, and enhancing urban forests. If approved by the Council, the ETC would work in collaboration with staff 3912/07/11
  40. 40. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Sustainability Greenstep’s 28 Best Practices: Buildings and Lighting Transportation Economic and Community Development 24. Benchmarks & Community Engagement: 1. Efficient Existing Public Buildings: Work with 11. Complete Green Streets: Create a network of Adopt outcome measures for GreenStep and other utilities and others to assess and finance energy and multimodal green streets. city sustainability efforts, and engage community sustainability improvements of existing structures. 12. Mobility Options: Promote active living and members in ongoing education, dialogue, and 2. Efficient Existing Private Buildings: Work with alternatives to single-occupancy car travel. campaigns. utilities and others to assess and finance energy and 13. Efficient City Fleets: Implement a city fleet 25. Green Business Development: Document the sustainability improvements of existing structures. investment, operations and maintenance plan. use of assistance programs for green business and 3. New Green Buildings: Construct new buildings 14. Demand-Side Travel Planning: Implement job development. to meet or qualify for a green building standard. Travel Demand Management and Transit- 26. Renewable Energy: Remove barriers to 4. Efficient Building & Street Lighting and Oriented Design and encourage installation of renewable energy Signals: Improve the efficiency of public and generation capacity. private lighting and signals. Environmental Management 27. Local Food: Strengthen local food and fiber 5. Building Reuse: Create economic and regulatory production and access. incentives for redeveloping and repurposing 15. Purchasing: Adopt environmentally preferable 28. Business Synergies: Network/cluster existing buildings before building new purchasing policies and practices. businesses to achieve better energy, economic and Land Use 16. Urban Forests: Increase city tree and plant environmental outcomes. 6. Comprehensive Plan and Implementation: cover. Adopt a Comprehensive Plan and tie regulatory 17. Ecologic Stormwater Management: Minimize ordinances to it. the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff. 7. Efficient City Growth: Promote financial 18. Parks and Trails: Enhance the city’s green and environmental sustainability by enabling infrastructure. and encouraging higher density housing and 19. Surface Water Quality: Improve local water commercial land use. bodies. 8. Mixed Uses: Develop efficient and healthy land 20. Efficient Water and Wastewater Facilities: patterns. Assess and improve drinking water and wastewater 9. Efficient Highway-Oriented Development: facilities. Adopt commercial development and design 21. Septic Systems: Implement an effective standards for highway road corridors. management program for decentralized wastewater 10. Conservation Design: Adopt development treatment systems. ordinances or processes that protect natural 22. Solid Waste Reduction: Increase waste systems. reduction, reuse and recycling. 23. Local Air Quality: Prevent generation of local air contaminants.12/07/11 40
  41. 41. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Sustainability Goals to define the “GrandView Works” – a sustainable beyond what is currently required by the city practices approach for how water, waste and energy • Consolidated organic recycling focused on • Take a position on sustainability; be a model are addressed from a district point of view. restaurants in the area forcity wide sustainability • Generate alternative power for specific uses/ • Define incentives to attract “Best-in-Class” For GrandView there are three levels of approach needs development that deliver highest levels and opportunity that build from what is being done • Green and white roofs ofsustainable design today in the district (in some cases by individual • Take advantage of “free” resources: wind, rain and businesses or owners) and lay the groundwork for a 3 - Closed Loops sun sustainable strategy: • Recycled stormwater into drinking water supply • Reduce heat island eff ect and create a pedestrian • Recycled grey water into drinking water supply environment that is pleasant, shaded and visually 1 – Work from existing strengths and build the foundation • Off -the-grid interesting • Green buildings – zero carbon • Address stormwater runoff in all phases and • Respond to existing plans, policies and best facets of the district practices already in place (local, county and • Build on existing infrastructure regional policies) • Take advantage of available partnerships / • Educate the district stakeholders about best funding practices, case studies, etc. • District (not separate site) solutions • Establish a general communications structure • Application of the GreenStep Best Practices and forum for what is being done • Consider new policy to focus on redevelopment Recommendations areas like GrandView with sustainability A number of recommendations should be guidelines considered for the District and emerge from • Stormwater management policy at the district what is being done by the City Council, Energy level (works with both watersheds) & Environment Commission, Transportation • Pilot project(s) for solar light installation Commission, Planning Commission, other (pedestrian and parking areas) boards/commissions and various stakeholders. The GreenStep Cities best practices are an 2 - District Systems obvious start to how these apply to the District. • Stormwater strategy – under parking collection/ Beyond that that it will be important to define the storage/treatment/reuse District in an organizational manner so that roles • Recycle/reuse building materials (after and responsibilities can be defined and actions demolition) coordinated. A good example would be how a • Grey water use district committee on sustainability could begin • Trash collection and recycling within the district12/07/11 41
  42. 42. 3. Patterns for a Neighborhood Center Sustainability12/07/11 42
  43. 43. 4. Moving Forward with a Purpose12/07/11
  44. 44. 4. Moving Forward with a Purpose Implementation Implementation is organized into three broad and implementation process. This strategy and categories: the resources needed to deliver this role should be identified before the plan is adopted. Other 1.Organizational – “Who is moving the ball important public stakeholders include the Edina forward?” School District, Metro Transit, Hennepin County, Three Rivers and Nine Mile Creek Watersheds, 2.Policy and Regulation – “What tools do we need and MN DOT that all have a major investment/ in the toolbox?” influence in the area and will need to be involved at each successive step. 3.Phasing, Development & Finance – “How to line up the dominoes and when do they fall?” Private stakeholders include most of the business and property owners in the district. It will be 1. Organizational imperative to facilitate understanding and feedback This category includes the Steering Committee, from all of them – in many cases recommendations the public sector stakeholders and the private affect private parcels. More work and information sector stakeholders. The immediate issue is what is needed to continue engaging this group of is the role of the Steering Committee (with the stakeholders, which will most likely require some assumption that its current role and function will sensitive negotiations. sunset in early 2012)? There will need to be a transition of roles that should ensure an orderly 2. Policy and Regulation transfer of leadership from the process. It may be The Plan recommends (consistent with the reasonable to expect the Executive Committee Comprehensive Plan) that the district evolve into to meet on a quarterly basis to maintain an a well defined mixed use center. However the Plan “ambassador” role over the next year. And also suggests a vision that may not be completely issues such as policy, finance, sustainability and consistent with current zoning including how programming may need additional input from the use, built form and parking may be regulated and Executive Committee. entitled. Zoning revisions, including the use of a form-based code, design guidelines and public/civic Public stakeholders would focus on responsible building use/programming/feasibility will all need parties of the City including Plan Commission, to be addressed in some way in the next 12 months. City Council, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority and City Staff. It should be the responsibility of the HRA and/or its representative to lead the redevelopment plan12/07/11 44
  45. 45. 4. Moving Forward with a Purpose Implementation 3. Phasing, Development & Finance The following graphic begins the discussion about how to best arrange and prioritize the public land parcels (public works and school bus garage) so that new investment and redevelopment can occur in a timely manner and in response to market and community forces. Central in this discussion is the school bus garage site which, when a new garage site can found, then new development on the site could include new commercial/office uses, replacement of existing uses, expansion of businesses in the district currently in need of more space (such as the municipal liquor store) and parking. This could help set the stage for how next steps could be accomplished including initial investment on the public works site, parking and circulation enhancements/additions and Eden Avenue improvements. Generalized Phasing A generalized phasing plan is shown that organizes phasing into three simplified increments with the understanding that a variety of conditions will influence actual investment and implementation. Generalized Phasing Plan 1-5 years 5-10 years 10+ years12/07/11 45
  46. 46. 4. Moving Forward with a Purpose Implementation Major Recomendations Immediate < 1 year 1-5 Years 1 Small Area Plan approval Land Use 2 Policy for implementation/finance 3 Create sustainability guide from GreenStep 7 Bus Garage site redevelopment 4 TIF District 8 Townhouse units on public works site 5 Design Guidelines 9 Residential on Warner site/OLG 5A Form-based code for mixed use center Public Realm 6 Green building standards required for district 10 GrandView Green over parking structure 11 Arcadia Steps/and streetscape 12 CP Rail bike path from Eden to Brookside 13 Library green space fronting Vernon Transportation/Infrastructure 14 Park n ride structure/green roof@public works site 15 Additional parking south of Jerrys 16 Grandview Crossing bridge & street 17 Eden Living Streets/streetscape /3 lane section 18 Eden Living Streets/Arcadia/Normandale 19 Reconfigure Sherwood as parking street 20 New access from Eden to city ramp parking 21 Jerrys parking Streetscape 22 Implement one-way pairs/remove left to G. Young 23 Reservation on public works site for rail transit use Sustainability 24 GrandView Works/Organics recycling center 25 Stormwater reuse & management policy 26 Solar pilot project for public lighting12/07/11 46
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