Canterbury Commons is a multi-phased development that will eventually fill 68 acres of underused space directly west of Canterbury Park. The development will be one of the largest in the history of Shakopee and contain a mix of housing, retail, hotel and entertainment. The final development will contain 856 residential units, a 120-room hotel and 93,000 square feet of commercial space for retail and entertainment options.

Alignment to Community Priorities and Goals

Canterbury Commons fits with the goals and priorities of the community and the comprehensive plan by helping to grow the population base by offering a mix of living types including apartment and town homes, builds upon Shakopee as a regional draw with the addition of more hotel and retail space and concentrates growth in an already developed area of the city on underutilized land. 


Phase 1

Construction of a 295-unit apartment complex, along with club house and gate house on 13.3 acre parcel.

 Application for preliminary plat of Phase 1 received  City Staff  Feb. 1, 2018
 TIF District approval  City Council March 2018

 Preliminary Plat approval
 Canterbury Park 7th Addition

 Planning Commission April 5, 2018
 City Council April 17, 2018
 Construction begins   2018

Phase 2

Construction of 304 additional units and numerous amenities, including an extensive trail network and proposed extension of Shenandoah Drive.


This development will be receiving financial assistance from the city through a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, which was approved in March 2018. This funding will be used on street, sidewalk and utility construction costs only and will be repaid.

Community Impact

Canterbury Commons will construct new public streets that will connect Shenandoah Drive to Eagle Creek Boulevard. The project is the first phase of a larger plan to transform the Canterbury area.