5146 Eden Avenue - former Public Works site

The City of Edina Housing and Redevelopment Authority owns the vacant 3.3 acre parcel located at the intersection of Eden and Arcadia Avenues. This site is behind Jerry’s Foods and west of Hilltop Bar & Grill. This site has been vacant since the Public Works Department was relocated to a larger and more modern facility in 2010.

This property has been the subject of several different redevelopment planning efforts. These past efforts did not move forward despite strong interest from the development community and strong interest to see the vacant site restored to a productive use.

Most recently, the City partnered with Frauenshuh Inc. to explore the feasibility of constructing a Civic Facility on a portion of the site along with Shared Public Parking and new housing. Frauenshuh was selected in 2014 after a competitive process in which several Twin Cities based developers were interviewed.

Frauenshuh intends to submit an updated concept plan in early 2018. The new plan will be informed by the past comments, suggestions and concerns. The majority of the site is anticipated to be retained by the City.

A second public open house will be held at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square in the Fireside Room from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the developer, designers and City staff will be on hand to share information, answer questions and hear suggestions.

An overview of the concept is found here.
Renderings of the concept are found here.