Duffy Development project information

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Updated information on Duffy Development
Tentative Meeting Date: November 22, 2010
Action: Discuss concept plan with the development team. No formal action required.

Staff report for planning commission meeting on November 4, 2010 (PDF: 3 MB)

Staff report for city council meeting on November 22, 2010 (PDF: 14 MB)

Staff report for economic development advisory commission meeting on November 29, 2010 (PDF: 3 MB)

Planning Project
Updated

November 24, 2010

Project number

10042.10a

12708 and 12720 Wayzata Blvd

Location map for Duffy Development project, located at 12708 and 12720 Wayzata Blvd.

Project description

Duffy Development Company has provided the city with a concept plan for redevelopment of the existing properties at 12708 and 12720 Wayzata Boulevard. The properties are currently occupied by small, vacant buildings. The concept plan proposes removal of these existing structures, combination of the properties, and construction of a four-story, 60-unit apartment building. Parking for each of the units would be provided underground, with additional surface parking available. All units within the building would be financed and leased as affordable rental units.

The concept would require:

  1. Comprehensive Guide Plan Amendment from Commercial to High-density residential;
  2. Rezoning; and
  3. Master Development Plan

For projects which require amendments to the city’s comprehensive guide plan, and for some projects which require rezoning, the city has determined that a modified review process should be used to better engage the public and respond to comments received.

Review Process

Staff has outlined the following review process for the proposal. At this time, a formal application has not been submitted.

Neighborhood Meeting
On October 11, 2010, the developer held a neighborhood meeting to review the concept plan and solicit feedback. Notice was sent to 49 neighboring property owners. However, the meeting was attended by just two residents; both commented about the possible positive impact of the proposed development.
Planning Commission Concept Plan Review
The planning commission Concept Plan Review is intended as a follow-up to the neighborhood meeting. The objective of this meeting is to identify major issues and challenges in order to inform the subsequent review and discussion. The meeting will include a presentation by the developer of conceptual sketches and ideas, but not detailed engineering or architectural drawings. No staff recommendations are provided, the public is invited to offer comments, and planning commissioners are afforded the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback without any formal motions or votes.
City Council Concept Plan Review
The city council Concept Plan Review is intended as a follow-up to the planning commission meeting and would follow the same format as the planning commission Concept Plan Review. No staff recommendations are provided, the public is invited to offer comments, and council members are afforded the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback without any formal motions or votes.
Formal Application
If the developer chooses to file a formal application, notification of the application would be mailed to area property owners. Property owners are encouraged to view plans and provide feedback via the city’s website. Through recent website updates: (1) staff can provide residents with ongoing project updates, (2) residents can “follow” projects they are particularly interested in by signing up for automatic notification of project updates; (3) residents may provide project feedback on project; and (4) and staff can review resident comments.
Council Introduction
The proposal would be introduced at a city council meeting. At that time, the council would be provided another opportunity to review the issues identified during the initial Concept Plan Review meeting, and to provide direction about any refinements or additional issues they wish to be researched, and for which staff recommendations should be prepared.
Planning Commission Review
The planning commission would hold an official public hearing for the development review and would subsequently recommend action to the city council.
City Council Action
Based on input from the planning commission, professional staff and general public, the city council would take final action.
Meetings
Public Hearing Date: November 4, 2010
Action: Discuss concept plan with the development team. No formal action required.
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Tentative Meeting Date: November 22, 2010
Action: Discuss concept plan with the development team. No formal action required.
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Meeting Date: November 29, 2010
Action: Discuss concept plan with the development team. No formal action required.
Comments/questions
Plans

Narrative and plans (PDF: 14 MB)

Reports

Staff report for planning commission meeting on November 4, 2010 (PDF: 3 MB)

Staff report for city council meeting on November 22, 2010 (PDF: 14 MB)

Staff report for economic development advisory commission meeting on November 29, 2010 (PDF: 3 MB)