After Council Report: Aug. 21
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, Aug. 21. Among the meeting highlights:
Council denies comprehensive plan amendment for former city hall site, approves TIF plan
The City Council denied a proposed comprehensive plan amendment for the former city hall site. The proposal would have changed the current guiding of the site from institutional to mixed use, which would have allowed for the building of an 82-unit apartment complex on the site. The property is currently zoned to allow the proposed development.
Earlier in the meeting, the council, acting as the Economic Development Authority, approved creating a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district for the site. Enclave Development LLC is proposing to develop approximately 80 units of market-rate housing and 100 parking units. The TIF funds would be used for reimbursement to the city for demolition costs, removal of former city hall foundation, streetscape on Holmes Street and Second Avenue, utility relocations and installations, repaving portions of Holmes Street and a concrete alley. The maximum estimated costs for reimbursement over 25 years would be $2,382,400. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council approves assistance for cleaning up site in Southbridge
Acting as the Economic Development Authority, the City Council approved the creation of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district No. 21 for the site between Home Depot and the Marcus theater in the Shakopee Crossings development. Under the plan, the developer can be reimbursed for costs of remedying the soil. The site has garbage materials that make new construction and development at the site not economically viable because of the identified clean up and remediation costs. The maximum estimated costs for reimbursement over 20 years would be $2,020,800. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council approves PUD, Preliminary and Final Plats for Windermere Way, 2nd Addition
The city council approved the Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning, preliminary and final plats of Windermere Way 2nd Addition located west of Marystown Road and south of 17th Avenue. Benedictine Health System plans to construct a mixed senior residential development on 9.18 acres, which will include 251 housing units, made up of independent living, brownstone, assisted living and memory care units. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-934
Council approves comprehensive plan amendment for Sarazin Flats
The City Council approved a comprehensive plan amendment to re-guide the property located northeast of Sarazin Street and Downing Avenue from medium-density to high-density. MWF Properties plans to develop a 105-unit apartment complex, Sarazin Flats, on the site. The change was necessary to ensure the guiding is consistent with the zoning for the site. The council has previously approved the plat, conditional use permit and all other variances for the site. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348.
Council awards contract for AUAR for West Shakopee and Jackson Township
The City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $150,000 to SRF Consulting to complete an Alternative Area Review (AUAR) for Shakopee’s West End and Jackson Township. The AUAR process is a hybrid of the Environmental Assessment Worksheet and the Environmental Impact Statement and can be used as a planning tool to understand how different development scenarios will affect the environment of their community before development occurs. SRF will have nine months to complete the review. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council awards contract for the 2018 Trail Sealcoat Project
The City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $40,958.50 to Gopher State Sealcoat for the annual trail sealcoat project along various streets and parks within Shakopee. Work is anticipated to begin immediately with a completion date of Sept. 14. More information: Mike Hullander, Public Works Superintendent, 952-233-9554.
Council approves cooperative agreement with Scott County for 17th Avenue
The City Council approved a cooperative agreement with Scott County to install pedestrian-activated flashing warning systems at four crossings along 17th Avenue (County Highway 16). The county will also construct a raised median between Brittany Drive and England Way. The pedestrian crossings will be located at:
- Lusitano Street (Jackson Elementary)
- Shire Street (Shakopee High School)
- Dublin Lane (Sun Path Elementary)
- England Way (Shakopee Area Catholic School)
The city will be responsible for $468,000 of the total project cost, which is estimated at $2.2 million. Scott County hopes to complete major construction by the start of the school year. More information is available at www.scottcountymn.gov/1782/CH-16-Pedestrian-Crossings. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361.
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/livestream. Read past After Council Reports.