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After Council Report: Aug. 8

Post Date:08/09/2018 4:50 pm

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The Shakopee City Council met Wednesday, Aug. 8. Among the meeting highlights:

Council approves final plats for Windermere South, West Shakopee Gateway First Addition

The City Council approved final plats of Windermere South and West Shakopee Gateway First Addition. D.R. Horton, Inc. – Minnesota plans to construct 158 lots on approximately 69 acres south of 17th Avenue, west of Marystown Road and north of County Highway 78. The first phase includes 31 single-family residential lots with outlots established for future phases. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348. 

The council’s action combined two previously established plats located at Vierling Drive and County Highway 69 to allow the Economic Development Authority to sell city-owned land to four prospective buyers. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council approves development agreement for Canterbury Commons project

The City Council approved a contract for private development for public improvements with Canterbury Development LLC and Canterbury Park Holding Corp. The agreement lays out specific requirements and how Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds will be distributed. The TIF funds, approximately $33 million, will be divided as following:

  • $10.5 million in TIF bonds for reconstruction of 12th Avenue (east of County Highway 83); Eagle Creek Boulevard/Vierling Drive roundabout; internal roundabout; and County Highway 83 improvements, including turn lane widening, better access controls and improvements to Highway 169 ramps. Scott County will receive approximately $1.13 million of the proceeds.
  • $16 million for the construction of Shenandoah Drive and Barenscheer Boulevard, including right-of-way acquisition to allow alignment at Valley Industrial Drive. 
  • $7 million for the extension of Vierling Drive.

More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

City to bond for street infrastructure near Canterbury Park

The City Council authorized the issuance and sale of general obligation TIF bonds in the amount of $10.5 million for public improvements as part of the Canterbury Commons project. The bonds would be used to fund:

  • Reconstruction of 12th Avenue (from Vierling Drive to east of County Highway 83)
  • Eagle Creek Boulevard/Vierling Drive roundabout
  • Roundabouts at several intersections
  • County Highway 83 improvements

The city plans to issue the bonds in 2019 since 12th Avenue is rapidly deteriorating, and work needs to begin in 2019. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council extends construction hours for 17th Avenue pedestrian crossing project

The City Council approved suspending the city’s noise ordinance to allow construction crews to begin work at 8 a.m. Saturdays on the County Highway 16 Pedestrian Crossing Project. Scott County requested the extension to try to complete the majority of work before the start of school. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9369. 

Council reviews proposed sign ordinance

The City Council met in workshop to discuss the proposed sign ordinance draft. The city is rewriting its sign ordinance following a 2015 Supreme Court ruling that opened the city up to possible challenges of its current sign ordinance language. The new ordinance is intended to streamline and simplify the city’s sign regulations for easier comprehension. Council members provided feedback on the ordinance, which will be brought back to council in October. More information: Joe Widing, Planner, 952-233-9325. 

Council orders feasibility report for 2019 Street Reconstruction Project

The City Council approved proceeding with planning for the 2019 Street Reconstruction Project. In 2019, the city is looking to reconstruct sanitary sewer, storm sewer, watermain and roadways on several streets:

  • Scott Street from Levee Drive to Second Avenue and Fourth Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • Levee Drive from Scott Street to Holmes Street
  • Fuller Street from Levee Drive to First Avenue
  • Atwood Street from Levee Drive to First Avenue
  • Minnesota Street cul-de-sac south of Fourth Avenue
  • Seventh Avenue from Spencer Street to Sommerville Street

More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366. 

Mock appointed to Planning Commission

The City Council appointed Daniel Mock to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments and Appeals. The term expires Feb. 28, 2019.

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