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File #: RES PH 16-239    Version:
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/17/2016
Title: Approving the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site Master Plan and Design Guidelines pursuant to Leg.Code §66.344(b). (Public hearing held August 3)
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Russ Stark
Code sections: Sec. 66.344. - TN3 Traditional neighborhood district required elements.
Attachments: 1. Snelling Midway Master Plan, 2. Snelling-Midway Master Plan Staff Report 7-25-16 Final for CC, 3. Master Plan Staff Report Attachments, 4. RK Midway's Concerns and Staff Responses 7-7-16, 5. SMCAC Report to PC - Final with all attachments 5-27-16, 6. Snelling-Midway AUAR Mitigation Plan, 7. Public Input Correspondence, 8. FINAL Jobs Strategy Report_July2016, 9. Snelling-Midway Master Plan Planning Commission Resolution Revised Final 7-8-16, 10. Planning Commission minutes 061016, 11. Planning Commission action minutes 070816, 12. Transmittal Letter and Maps, 13. ENS public hearing notice- CC, 14. Comment received, 15. SnellingMidwayPlans_CRWDLetter_CityCouncil_August2016, 16. Letter of Support- Snelling-Midway Plan August 2016, 17. Beckman letter, 18. Soccer stadium phone message
Related files: RES PH 16-252, RES PH 18-176
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Approving the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site Master Plan and Design Guidelines pursuant to Leg.Code §66.344(b). (Public hearing held August 3)

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WHEREAS, a 10-acre site at the northeast corner of Snelling and St. Anthony Avenues and owned by the Metropolitan Council was selected by the Minnesota United FC (“Team”) as its desired location for a major league soccer stadium (“Stadium Site”); and

WHEREAS, abutting the 10-acre Stadium Site to the north is a 25-acre parcel owned by RK Midway (“RKM”) which is presently used for a number of commercial uses commonly known as the Midway Shopping Center (“MSC Site”);

WHEREAS, RKM has also expressed a desire to redevelop the MSC Site; and

WHEREAS, the Team and RKM desired to integrate their redevelopment plans for the Stadium Site and the MSC Site in order to create a 35-acre mixed-use neighborhood bounded by Interstate-94, Snelling and University Avenues, and Pascal Street; and

WHEREAS, the City determined that a Master Plan, approved pursuant to Leg. Code §66.344(b) for the entire 35-acre site, will facilitate the development goals of the Team and RKM as well as the land use and planning goals of the City and, to that end, the Snelling-Midway Community Advisory Committee (“SMCAC”) was created to provide feedback on the Master Plan for the entire 35-acre site and the Stadium Site Plan; and

WHEREAS, in addition to the work of the SMCAC, additional input on the Master Plan and the Site Plan was gathered through four community “open houses” and through the City’s on-line
public input platform; and

WHEREAS, community input was also gathered at engagement events at Skyline Tower apartment building, Gordon Parks High School, Central High School, Union Park District Council, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties, and a workshop hosted by Little Africa Business & Cultural District; and

WHEREAS, a technical advisory committee comprising City staff from PED, Public Works, Park...

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