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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Comment on the Launch Park Development Area Alternative Urban Areawide Review

Launch Park map

The Launch Park Development Area Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) is available for public comment. An AUAR assesses potential environmental impacts for development that may happen in an area. The AUAR looks at development in an area rather than a specific project. The Launch Park study area is approximately 190 acres in the southeastern portion of the City south of County Road 70, east of Cedar Avenue and north of 225th Street. Two different development scenarios have been reviewed in the AUAR:

  • Scenario 1: 1,900,000 square feet of office/warehouse
  • Scenario 2:  2,200,000 square feet of office/warehouse and would require a gas line to be relocated to maximize development

Minnesota State Rules provide for a 30-day comment period for the AUAR and the draft mitigation plan. The comment period is from June 25 -July 25, 2018. The AUAR is available to review during business hours at City Hall or can be downloaded here (PDF). The City welcomes comments related to the adequacy and information provided in the environmental review document.

To provide comments on the AUAR or if you have questions about the project, contact:

David Olson
Community & Economic Development Director

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