Edina added 812 housing units from 1990-2010. In the past 5 years, Edina added 2,756 units and forecasts 3,700 more by 2030.


Sources

2018 Comprehensive Plan (Shortcut: Pages 2-3 Table 3.1) LINK

September 10, 2019 City of Edina presentation to Edina Public Schools Finance and Facilities Committee (Shortcut: Page 10) LINK

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Two slides from 9/10/2019 City presentation to EPS Finance and Facilities Committee meeting. Development 2014-2019.

 
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This table shows increases in population, households and employment in Edina. From 1990 to 2010, Edina’s population increased 1,871 (4%). From 2010 to 2018 (52,490, estimate from census.gov), it increased 4,549 (9.5%). From 2018-2020, it is estimated to increase 2,510 (4.6%). Total increase from 2010 to 2020 is 7,059 (13%). Projected increase from 2020 to 2040 is 8,600 (15.6%).

Another way to look at it, in the 40 years from 1970 to 2010, Edina’s population grew 3,895 (8.8%). In the 10 years from 2010 to 2020 it almost doubled that 40-year growth, growing 7,059. In the 20 years from 2020 to 2040, it will do it again.

40-year growth, 1970-2010: 3,895 (8.8%)
30-year growth, 2010-2040: 15,659 (24.6%)

The table below from the 2018 Comp Plan shows where the city assumes new units will be constructed. Note: all new units are assigned to categories that include high-density housing. No new units are assumed to be low or medium-density residential. We are in the 2016-2020 time period now, but do not know which constructed, under construction, and approved projects are included in the table. The table shows 1,191 units between 2016 and 2020. The city’s presentation to the school district showed 2,756 units between 2014 and 2019.

The total number of units shown, from 2016 to 2040 is 7,491. Assuming all are apartments, all are in the Edina school district (three identified in the school district presentation slide are not), and none are age-restricted (3 identified in the school district presentation slide are not), the 7,491 units could yield 1,723 students.

The Met Council projects 5,800 units from 2020 to 2040. Using the same assumptions, the 5,800 units could yield 1,334 students. The EPS enrollment projections report notes that (based on 2018-2019 school year), EPS captures 81.6% of the school-age population.

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The above table compares 2008 comp plan densities, 2008 densities as amended, and 2018 densities. Density is being dramatically increased in the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.