The Edina City Council appointed a Massing Task Force to study single-family home tear-downs and rebuilds and construction of large additions to existing homes in established Edina neighborhoods.

The taskforce, led by former Mayor Dennis Maetzold, was assigned to examine the issue with the assistance of Hay Dobbs, a local urban design and planning consultant. Hay Dobbs examined the regulatory policies and responses of communities experiencing a similar phenomenon across the United States, including Dallas and Atlanta.

Hay Dobbs is an Architecture, Urban Design, Planning and Interiors practice with offices in Minneapolis and Marshall. They maintain a diverse and comprehensive architecture, urban design, planning and interiors practice. 

Report Download the study report.
Staff Report to Planning Commission Download a Staff Report for the Planning Commission's March 26, 2008 meeting.

Download the setback requirements for single family dwellings. 

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