After Council Report: June 16
Council approves plats and concept plan for park, reviews archaeological study, awards façade improvement loan and more
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, June 16. Among the meeting highlights:
Council approves preliminary and final plat of Powers Second Addition, PUD amendment
The City Council approved a preliminary and final plat of Powers Second Addition for property located northeast of Marystown Road and 17th Avenue. The council also approved an amendment of Planned Unit Development District 2. Trident Development LLC is proposing a mixed-use development that includes a 15,000-square-foot Veterans Administration clinic, 138-unit apartment complex and 16,000-square-foot medical/retail building at 12321 Marystown Road and 1601 Lusitano St. The first phase of the development, the VA clinic, was approved in December 2019. The amendment includes additional land acquired from the Shakopee School District to be used for storm water retention, open space and a proposed city-owned dog park. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348.
Council approves concept plan for Stagecoach Park
The City Council approved the proposed concept plan for Stagecoach Park, a new park planned at 1700 Stagecoach Road in east Shakopee. The plan calls for a mostly passive open space with both natural and paved trails to encircle the park, a small turf lawn area, picnic table and grill and small parking lot. The park proposal is based on resident feedback from a neighborhood survey and meeting. The next step is the development of construction documents with the possibility of construction starting later this summer. More information: PeggySue Imihy, Senior Planner, 952-233-9325.
Council awards façade improvement loan for bakery building
Acting as the Economic Development Authority, the City Council approved a façade improvement loan in the amount not to exceed $60,000 for 114 E. First Ave., the former location of Shakopee Bakery. Don and Lauri Bittner requested the 10-year forgivable loan to make exterior repairs to the building to match the existing historic profile of downtown businesses. The Bittners plans to open a bakery in the building. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council approves design service contract for Quarry Lake Park
The City Council approved a contract in the amount of $29,450 with Confluence for design services for Quarry Lake Park. Confluence will adapt the park vision approved in the Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan to more specific amenities in the park, such as a canoe/kayak launch, picnic areas, water ski area upgrades and playground feature. Design work is ongoing for a mountain bike course and new access road through the park. More information: PeggySue Imihy, Senior Planner, 952-233-9325.
Council reviews findings from archaeological study
Representatives from WSB and Blondo Consulting presented on the archaeological investigations taking place as part of the Memorial Park Bridge Replacement and Reroute Stormwater to Protect Historic Sites projects. The presentation highlighted cultural material that is believed to be within the project locations and potential ways to avoid sensitive areas. The presentation is available on the city website. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361.
City accepts donation of shade structures at Lions Park
The City Council gratefully accepted the donation of five shade structures to be installed near the splash pad at Lions Park. The Shakopee Lions Club is donating the shade structures in the amount of $23,808.28. The club will be responsible for installing the structures. More information: Keith Raines, Park Maintenance Supervisor, 952-233-9368.
Council reviews Parks and Recreation plans under COVID-19
The City Council reviewed the Parks and Recreation Department’s reopening related to COVID-19. The department has been forced to make many adjustments due to facility closures and program cancellations. More information: Jay Tobin, Parks and Recreation Director, 952-233-9514.
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.