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Posted on August 29, 2022 at 8:57 AM by Chad Bergo

COMMUNICATIONS AND NEWS FROM THE WEEK: August 26, 2022

Meetings and Announcements:   

  • The 2nd Budget Workshop is set for August 29th.  We will start at 5 pm with a closed session on the Compensation Study and then go to an open meeting to discuss in more detail, the 2023 Budget.  

ADMINISTRATION 
Next LEAD ACADEMY
Staff will be recruiting for our 2022/2023 LEAD Academy soon. Here is the link to the completed LEAD Academy Promo 
I would like to thank Kevin Schmitz for creating this video. He is Hoping this provides some inspiration and encourages new participation.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Reuter Walton Proposes Five-Story, 150-Unit Apartment Building in Gladstone
Reuter Walton Development has submitted applications for its proposed five-story, 150-unit market-rate development over below-grade parking on the properties located at 1136/1160 Frost Avenue East. 1136 Frost Avenue is currently the Maplewood Marine property, and 1160 Frost Avenue is vacant property owned by the city. The proposed apartment building will include studio, one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartments. All units will have either a concrete patio or a recessed deck. One level of below-grade parking along with surface parking will be provided. Amenities will include a clubroom, fitness room, roof deck, outdoor pool, pickleball court, and dog run. To move forward with this project, the applicant requests city council approval for a comprehensive plan amendment, conditional use permit, lot combination, public vacation, and design review. The developer has also submitted a Tax Increment Financing application for the project that will be reviewed by the EDA. 

The CDRB will review the project's design on September 20, 2022. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on September 20, 2022, regarding the comprehensive plan amendment and conditional use permit applications. The City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the public vacation application and review the project as a whole at a meeting in October. More information on this project – including all plans – can be found at www.maplewoodmn.gov/FrostApts

Gladstone – Project Signs and Website
Staff is working with a sign vendor is have signs posted at 1946 English Street (former Moose Lodge) and 1375 Frost Avenue (Gladstone House), alerting the general public to the status of each property. A dedicated website has also been developed – www.maplewoodmn.gov/Gladstone – which will be updated with the latest information regarding each property. Currently, the website has information regarding the grant applications submitted to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for demolition purposes, the status of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s proposed project at 1375 Frost, and the upcoming RFP to be issued for the property at 1946 English Street. It is expected that the signs will be installed next week

This is the news for this week. Please call or email if you have any questions about our upcoming special meeting on Monday.
Melinda