44th & France Community Meeting


44th & France Community Meeting

A community meeting Monday, Oct. 16, will include some draft guiding principles and development concepts for the 44th & France area.

The 44th & France Small Area Plan Working Group seeks community input as it develops the plan that is part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update. The Small Area Plan will provide guidance for issues including redevelopment, building height, density, parking and pedestrian access. It doesn’t address any specific development; it’s intended to provide an overall vision to the district.

This is the third community meeting to discuss the future of the area, which is along France Avenue from Morningside Road to just north of West 45th Street. Since the last meeting, the working group has continued to refine the guidelines and principles based on community input, including recent debate over building height and use.

The meeting, which runs 7 to 9 p.m., will be open-house style. People are welcome to drop in at Edina Morningside Community Church Fellowship Hall, 4201 Morningside Road, anytime during the meeting to learn more and give their input. A short presentation on the plan will be given at 7:15 p.m. Attendees are asked to use the side entrance to the church.

For those who can’t attend, more opportunities for input are upcoming, including public hearings.

Learn more about the plan at //EdinaMN.gov/657/Small-Area-Plans or contact Transportation Planner Mark Nolan, who is the project manager, at mnolan@EdinaMN.gov or 952-826-0322.


Thank you City of Edina for the nice introduction to the area plans!