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File #: RES PH 16-240    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/17/2016
Title: Approving the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site Stadium Site Plan for Minnesota United FC. (Public hearing held August 3)
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Russ Stark
Code sections: Sec. 61.301. - Application.
Attachments: 1. Snelling-Midway Stadium Site Plan Staff Report 8-15-16 Final(2), 2. OVERALL SITE PLAN, 3. OVERALL GRADING DRAINAGE PLAN, 4. OVERALL UTILITY PLAN - 40 SCALE, 5. OVERALL UTILITY PLAN 2, 6. Street Cross-Section central-avenue-east-of-stadium, 7. Street Corss-Section central-avenue-west-of-stadium, 8. Street Corss-Section shields-east-and-west, 9. Street Cross-Section shields-north-of-stadium, 10. Sanitary Sewer Masterplan, 11. Stadium Stormwater Narrative, 12. Snelling-Midway Site Plan PC Resolution -REVFinal 7-8-16, 13. Planning Commission action minutes 070816, 14. Planning Commission approved minutes 061016, 15. Snelling-Midway AUAR Mitigation Plan, 16. Preliminary Plat, 17. ENS public hearing notice- CC, 18. Comment received, 19. SnellingMidwayPlans_CRWDLetter_CityCouncil_August2016, 20. Letter of Support- Snelling-Midway Plan August 2016, 21. Beckman letter, 22. Soccer stadium phone message
Related files: RES PH 16-252
Approving the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site Stadium Site Plan for Minnesota United FC. (Public hearing held August 3)

WHEREAS, Nate Pearson, Tegra Group, Inc. has applied for a site plan review on behalf of Minnesota United FC for a proposed 20,000 seat professional soccer stadium with expansion and standing room capacity to accommodate a maximum of 25,500 visitors and staff. This development is a first phase of what will eventually be a multi-phase redevelopment of the entire “super block” currently the site of the former Metro Transit "bus barn" and the Midway Shopping Center; and

WHEREAS, an Alternative Urban Areawide Review (“AUAR”) was prepared for the Stadium Site and the MSC Site, collectively known as the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site ("SMRS"), to analyze potential impacts and was subsequently approved by the City on August 9, 2016; the AUAR includes a mitigation plan that specifies measures or procedures that will be used to avoid, minimize, or mitigate potential environmental impacts; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission determined that the full Planning Commission would review the Stadium Site Plan and Master Plan and that the Commission, upon the conclusion of a public hearing, would assign to its Comprehensive Planning Committee the task of reviewing the Stadium Site Plan and Master Plan in light of all the testimony received in response thereto and to subsequently return to the Commission with any recommendations regarding each for the Commission’s consideration as final recommendations to the City Council regarding the Master Plan and the Site Plan; and

WHEREAS the Planning Commission, on June 10, 2016, held a public hearing at which all persons present were given an opportunity to be heard pursuant to said application in accordance with the requirements of §61.303 of Leg. Code; and

WHEREAS the Planning Commission considered all of the public testimony, made findings of fact related to the site plan review requireme...

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