Teardown permits set another record in Edina

  • Article by: Mary Jane Smetanka , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 28, 2014 - 1:40 PM

New procedures seem to be easing neighborhood complaints.

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frenkelJan. 29, 14 2:38 PM

The city of Edina should be tracking complaints to see if there are patterns of types of problems and if any developer(s) are causing most of the problems. Problems have slowed probably because of the cold and snowy winter which has also slowed construction. Wait until the spring thaw when all the erosion occurs on these properties with absent or broken silt barriers.

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residents1stJan. 30, 14 3:08 AM

I'm not one to hand out a lot of compliments to the current elected and appointed leadership in Edina, but this is one area where the City has made a solid investment.

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ecnarfJan. 30, 14 5:20 AM

I'm in support of the refresh in Edina. I would much rather see a rejuvenation in this city then it be rundown with short term residence coming in and out and not being devoted to the city. Yes, the new construction is putting some of us out a little, however, I keep remaining myself in the end this is an investment in our education system, parks, and interest in the neighbor families increasing our safety for this beautiful city that I am proud to live in.

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tocquevilleofedinaFeb. 1, 1411:19 PM

The Edina resident survey showed over 98% of residents are in favor of redevelopment. The 2% are seen in above comment worried about torn silt fences. If you are really worried about storm water runoff, maybe put your energy into improving Edinas storm water management as runoff from all homes flows into the street.

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Izzy96Feb. 11, 14 9:59 AM

It is one thing to teardown a home and rebuild with an updated home of similar size, but these teardowns are invariably much larger than the old home. I see this as just another way for Edina to limit the type of homebuyer who can afford to live in Edina. Obviously, a piece of property with a rebuild on the market for twice the value, or more of the old home isn't going to attract people looking for affordable homes.

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