Edina council members probe use of zoning tailored for developers

Edina leaders expressed some skepticism last week about the city's use of "planned unit development" zoning, which allows developers to skirt certa...

September 14, 2023
4:26 AM

Edina leaders expressed some skepticism last week about the city's use of "planned unit development" zoning, which allows developers to skirt certain rules, saying Edina gives developers more control than surrounding cities. During a public hearing on a development that would tear down an Eden Avenue office building and replace it with 136 apartments, City Council members asked about the city's use of PUD zoning. PUDs can let developers get around rules like setbacks or height limits that exist in a zoning district, by writing special rules that apply to one property instead of requiring a developer to seek variances.

Josie Albertson-Grove