The City recognizes the need to provide affordable housing in order to create and maintain a diverse population and to provide housing for those who live or work in the City. Since the remaining land appropriate for new residential development is limited, it is essential that a reasonable proportion of such land be developed into affordable housing units.
The City's Housing Strategy Task Force provided their final report, which was adopted by the Edina Housing and Redevelopment Authority on December 10, 2010.
The City of Edina Housing and Redevelopment Authority commissioned Maxfield Research & Consulting to complete a comprehensive housing analysis for the City of Edina. The Study also provides recommendations on the amount and type of housing that could be built to satisfy housing needs from 2020 to 2040. Specifically, the study examines and analyzes growth trends, demographic characteristics and economic factors, current housing market conditions (owned and rental formats) and determines the potential demand to support additional housing products in the City and recommendations for housing strategies to maintain and sustain the existing housing stock.
The City of Edina and District officials agreed to collaborate on a study of the impact on school enrollment of recent housing and population growth in Edina in 2018. The City and District jointly commissioned such a study by former State Demographer Hazel Reinhardt.
Plans for all new construction permits are reviewed by the City before a building permit is issued. The City’s Planning Division check’s a plan’s setbacks, lot coverage and height and ensures the plans abide by the City’s zoning code. The Engineering Department checks storm water and drainage, and erosion control. Before, during and after construction, the Building Division makes sure the plans and construction comply with City code and State building laws.