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Posted on: September 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearings 9/28 and 10/18 for 6016 Vernon Ave (Westside Cafe)

Public Hearing Notice

  • Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022
  • City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2022 

Special X Properties LLC is proposing to remodel and expand the existing Kee’s auto repair shop at 6016 Vernon Avenue into a 2,300 square foot, 59-seat restaurant. The existing site is zoned PCD-4, Planned Commercial District, which allows only automobile service centers, gas stations and car washes. Restaurants are allowed uses in the PCD-1, Planned Commercial Zoning District. The site is guided in the Comprehensive Plan for medium density residential use.


To accommodate the request the following is required:

  • A Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Node.

  • A Rezoning from PCD-4, Planned Commercial District 4 to PCD-1, Planned Commercial District 1, with a lot size variance to allow a restaurant in the PCD-1 District less than 1 acre in size.

  • Site Plan Review with the following: 
  1. Front Setback Variance to Eden Prairie Road from 35 to 12 feet.
  2. Side Yard setback variance from 25 to 5 feet.
  3. A Front Setback Variance for the patio built toward Vernon Avenue from 35 feet to 1-foot.
  4. A Parking Lot Setback Variance from 10 feet to 0 feet to expand the parking area along the west lot line.
  5. Trash enclosure screening setback from the street from 20 feet to 16 feet.



Tract C, Registered Land Survey No. 194, files of the Registrar of Titles, except that part of said tract embraced within Registered Land Survey No. 1081, Hennepin County, Minnesota.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:                         

Public hearing input can be provided in a variety of ways to the Planning Commission and City Council. 

Options 1 & 2 are available now:

1)           Complete the Public Hearing Comment Form online at

2)           Leave a voicemail with your feedback. (952-826-0377)


Options 3 & 4 are available the night of the public hearing meetings:

3)   Watch the meeting and call in to provide testimony.

a.      Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 or 16)



  • Planning Commission:  Call in to provide live testimony at the September 28 meeting, 

              888-504-7949. Use Participant Passcode 326815.

  • City Council:  Call in to provide live testimony at the October 18 meeting.

888-504-7949. Use Participant Passcode 167455.

4)   Attend the meetings to provide testimony, City Hall Council Chambers, 4801 W. 50th St.




The Planning Commission is scheduled to make a recommendation at its September 28 public hearing meeting.

Deadline for comments via voicemail or is Noon, Thursday, September 22


The City Council will hold the public hearing at its October 18 meeting and is scheduled to make a decision at its November 1 meeting.

Deadline for comments via voicemail or is Noon, Monday, October 24


FURTHER INFORMATION:                     

City of Edina Planning Division, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN  55424, 952-826-0369

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