The city is currently developing approximately 30 acres of vacant property at the intersection of Scott County Highway 69 and U.S. Highway 169. The property will be utilized for commercial development and potentially a park. No significant or unusual impact on the surrounding neighborhood is anticipated.
The city purchased the excess right-of-way from the Minnesota Department of Transportation in 2015, following the completion of the 69/169 bypass. The property was included in the city's 2015 West End Master Plan and Land Use study.
Developers have expressed interest in the property, which is zoned Highway Business (B-1); however, no applications have been submitted.
To prepare for development, the city is building a permanent extension of Vierling Drive between Taylor Street and County Highway 69. Street utilities were installed in fall 2017 with road construction planned for 2018.