The Southdale Medical Building has been approved to build a four-story, 60,000 square foot expansion along along with more than 1,500 added parking spaces.
The Edina City Council voted unanimously on the medical building’s proposal at its Tuesday meeting. The expansion will be to the south of the existing building, at 6525-45 France Avenue, to the west of the existing parking lot.
“We’re excited about this development,” said Ted Holmes, a vice president at IRET Properties, the building's developer. “We have a great investment in your community and want to continue to work with your planning team.”
Silver Oak, the building’s developer, made changes to their proposal to address concerns over delivery access, pedestrian safety and the number of trees that will be planted.
“This additional office space will be a benefit to the community and also to the hospital, allowing some critical medical services in a location that directly supports the hospital’s goals but also supports the clinic and the community,” said Paul Reinke, Silver Oak’s president, during a September council meeting.
Mayor Jim Hovland said on Tuesday that he was pleased with the plan for the medical building.“Thanks for taking good care of this building,” Hovland told the building’s owner.