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After Council Report: July 3

Post Date:07/05/2018 3:50 pm

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The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, July 3. Among the meeting highlights:

Council creates new TIF district for Riverfront Bluffs Project

Following a public hearing, the City Council approved a Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan for the Riverfront Bluff District No. 19. The district would provide reimbursement assistance up to $2,811,700 over 25 years for the proposed River Bluffs Development project, which includes construction of 125 high-quality, market-rate apartments and a riverfront restaurant. TIF reimbursement would be available for soil remediation, demolition, utility relocations and public improvements and removal of the bedrock along for 1.5 acres along Levee Drive. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council purchases property for redevelopment

Acting as the Economic Development Authority (EDA), the City Council purchased the property at 126 Atwood St. in the amount of $250,000, plus $25,000 in relocation assistance. The property will be part of the River Bluff Development project. The cost will be reimbursed to the city through TIF payments. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council approves redevelopment agreement for Riverfront Bluff Project

Acting as the EDA, the City Council approved a development agreement between Gaughan Shakopee LLC and the EDA for redevelopment of the River Bluff Development project. Gaughan will be responsible for preparing the site for redevelopment, as well as working with the city to finalize public improvements and utility relocations. Gaughan anticipates starting demolition this year with construction beginning in spring 2019. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council approves plats for Universal Business Center, Canterbury Park

The City Council approved a preliminary and final plat of Universal Business Center, located along Stagecoach Road. The plat combines two lots within the Stagecoach Business Center plat to allow for the construction of a new 50,800 square-foot building for Universal Stone, which is currently located in Louisville Township and intends to relocate to Shakopee. Following a public hearing, the council also approved vacating drainage and utility easements as part of the original Stagecoach Business Center plat. More information: Kyle Sobota, Senior Planner, 952-233-9349. 

The City Council also approved a final plat of Canterbury Park 7th Addition. The property includes 276 acres north of Eagle Creek Boulevard, south of Fourth Avenue East and Highway 169 and west of Disc Drive. The plat creates a lot for a residential development (the previously approved Doran apartment complex) and lots for future development opportunities (Canterbury Commons). More information: Mark Noble Senior Planner, 952-233-9348. 

City selects firm to create park system master plan

The City Council awarded a contract to Confluence in the amount not to exceed $150,000 to complete a new park system master plan to assist in planning the future of the city’s park system. The process is anticipated to take six to nine months. More information: Eric Weiss, Senior Planner – Long Range, 952-233-9347. 

Council reviews proposed development plan for former city hall

The City Council reviewed a redevelopment plan for the former city hall site at 129 Holmes St. S. Enclave Development is proposing to build 80-plus units of market-rate housing on the .66-acre site. The site would also include 100 underground and at-grade parking spaces, as well as street-level retail and restaurant space on Holmes Street. Enclave will be requesting TIF funds for excavation and removal of the existing city hall foundation and bedrock and public infrastructure improvements. Enclave hopes to start construction before the end of the year. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Shakopee Rotary donates benches to Joe Schleper Stadium

The city gratefully accepted a $2,000 donation from Shakopee Rotary to purchase three benches for installation at Joe Schleper Stadium. The city thanks the Rotary Club for its generous donation. More information: Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator, 952-233-9310. 

Council moves upcoming meeting dates

The City Council moved two upcoming meetings to accommodate conflicting events. The first meeting in August will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 due to the annual Night to Unite celebration on Aug. 7. The first meeting in November will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 due to Election Day on Nov. 6. 

Council sets public hearing dates for TIF projects

The City Council set two public hearings for two proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts. Hearings will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 for the creation of TIF district No. 21, a soils condition district to clean up approximately 9.63acres of poor soil in Shakopee Crossings, and TIF district No. 20, a redevelopment TIF for the former City Hall site at 129 Holmes St. S. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council approves resolution against censured council member

The City Council approved a resolution stating that Council Member Mike Luce has no authority to raise funds on behalf of the City of Shakopee or speak on behalf of the city. Luce was censured by the City Council in May 2017. More information: Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator, 952-233-9310.

These summaries are a sampling of the meeting. See the entire agenda packet with supporting documents at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/agendasandminutes. The meeting is also available for viewing on demand at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/livestreamRead past After Council Reports.
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