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Development Activity in St. Louis Park

Below, you will find links to information about development activity within the City of St. Louis Park and a development location map. If you have further questions, please call the Community Development Department at 952.924.2575.

Summary of Development Projects
Development Location Map

Proposed Development Projects
2015 City Public Notice Sign

Approved Development Projects



10 West End

updated: Monday, November 21, 2016

Description: The Excelsior Group and Ryan Companies received city council approval to construct an 11-story, 335,710 square foot Class A office building within the West End area. The development is Phase IV of the Central Park West overall PUD and is located on the border of St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. The office tower will be located...

4800 Excelsior Blvd

updated: Friday, December 02, 2016

Description: 4800Excelsior will be a six-story, mixed-use building. It includes 164 apartments, Fresh Thyme grocery and liquor stores occupying 28,228 square feet of the ground floor, and three levels of structured parking. The $48 million project will result in the creation of over 85 new jobs and will include 18 apartment units that will be affordable...

8001 State Highway 7 Rezoning

updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Description: The property is currently zoned R-C High-Density Multiple-Family Residence (RC), but is improved with a one-story office building. The owner submitted an application to rezone the property from RC to Office (O). The primary reason for the request is because the O district allows more signage than the RC district. If the rezoning is...

AC Hotel by Marriott

updated: Monday, November 21, 2016

Description: A 126-room AC Hotel by Marriott that is six stories (84 ft.) tall is proposed in the Southwest quadrant of Highways 100 and 394. The property is located east of Utica Avenue on Wayzata Boulevard. The site is part of the overall West End and Central Park West redevelopments. The site also is on the border of St. Louis Park and Golden...

Arlington Row Apartments Amendment

updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Description: This past year Melrose Company received approvals from the city for two building projects: Arlington Row East & West. Arlington Row West (located on the southwest corner of Wayzata Boulevard and Texas Avenue) will have two, 3-story buildings with 17-units each, for a total of 34 units. Arlington Row East (located on Wayzata Boulevard...

Arlington Row East

updated: Monday, September 12, 2016

Description: The City of St. Louis Park received applications for Preliminary and Final Plat and Preliminary and Final Planned Unit Development to develop an apartment building on the vacant parcel located between Wayzata Boulevard and 13th Lane. The proposed building is three stories tall and would have 27 dwelling units. The proposed site plan...


Location: 4400 and 4424 Excelsior Boulevard

Description: Dominium Development and Bridgewater Bank applied for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment for a joint redevelopment at the NE corner of Excelsior Blvd and Monterey Drive. Preliminary plans depict a six-story building with approximately 170 residential units and 17,000 sf of commercial space – the majority of which will be occupied by a new branch of Bridgewater Bank.

A neighborhood meeting regarding the proposal was held April 21, 2015, at the Bridgewater Bank Office located at 4400 Excelsior Blvd.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the Comprehensive Plan Amendment at a public hearing May 6, 2015. The City Council approved the Comprehensive Plan amendment on June 1, 2015. The development will also require a Plat and Planned Unit Development.   

See also: Excelsior & Monterey link under Proposed Development for information on current applications.

Additional Traffic Review
As a part of the discussion for this development at the June 1, 2015 meeting, questions were raised regarding traffic growth in the corridor. City Council asked staff to complete additional traffic analysis for the Park Commons Drive/Monterey Drive intersection and to review traffic on 36 ½ Street. In response to these requests, additional traffic review was completed.  

Excelsior Boulevard & Monterey Drive Subarea Evaluation

Presentation from from 9/29/2015 Neighborhood Meeting on Excelsior Blvd/Monterey Dr Area Traffic

Corridor Traffic Growth Analysis
In 2001 a comprehensive corridor traffic study was completed in anticipation of redevelopment in the corridor. This study projected what traffic growth would be through year 2015 and provided recommended road and intersection improvements to accommodate the new traffic. To check in with the assumptions for growth in the study the City hired a consultant to perform an audit of the assumptions in this study. Below is the original study as well as the audit report. In general, the traffic in the Excelsior Boulevard corridor has not increased at the rate anticipated in the Excelsior Boulevard Traffic Study (2001). While there are some localized intersection traffic delays, overall, there is capacity in the corridor for redevelopment.

Excelsior Boulevard Traffic Study (2001)

Excelsior Boulevard Study Audit report

Developer: Dominium Development and Bridgewater Bank

Communication Tower (8300 Franklin Avenue)

updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Description: The City of St. Louis Park is requesting a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to construct a 70 foot tall communication tower located at the "Brick House" which is located on the east side of the Westwood Hills Nature Center. The proposed communication tower consists of a single pole that looks similar to a typical light pole with...

Excelsior & Monterey (4400 and 4424 Excelsior Blvd, 3743 Monterey Dr)

updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Location: 4400 and 4424 Excelsior Boulevard and 3743 Monterey Drive

Description: Dominium Development and Bridgewater Bank propose redeveloping the northeast corner of Excelsior Boulevard and Monterey Drive. The preliminary plans depict a six-story building with 168 residential units, 17,000 sf of ground floor commercial space, and structured parking.

The current development applications include easement vacations, preliminary plat to combine the parcels and preliminary planned unit development (which would rezone the property and create a zoning district specific to this development site). 

The City Council previously approved a Comprehensive Plan amendment to guide the property for Mixed Use development on June 1, 2015. For more information about that process and traffic studies that were completed in 2015, please see The Bridgewater Comprehensive Plan Amendment link under the Approved Developments.

Developer: Dominium Development and Bridgewater Bank

Public Meetings:

  • An informational open house was held on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
  • The Planning Commission held a public hearing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, and recommended approval of the applications.
  • City Council held a study session on this application on April 18, 2016. Based on the City Council discussion, the applicant is considering some modifications to the proposal.
  • The applicant presented revisions to the development plan to the City Council at a study session on October 24, 2016. The City Council provided additional feedback on the plans and the request for tax increment financing. Based on the input, the city anticipates additional revisions will be considered by the applicant.
  • Any news regarding future meeting dates will be posted here. No future meeting dates have been determined at this time.

Preliminary Development Plans:


Floodplain Ordinance and Floodplain District Map Amendments

updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In order to comply with federal requirements and maintain the community’s eligibility to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, the City of St. Louis Park amended its Floodplain Ordinance District Regulations and Floodplain zoning district boundaries to match the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance...

Japs-Olson building expansion

Location: 7500 Excelsior Blvd.

Description: Japs-Olson is expanding its industrial facility at the northwest quadrant of Excelsior Boulevard and Meadowbrook Road. The major commercial printer and direct mail company plans to add 192,000 sf of production and warehouse space to its existing 513,000 sf building which is expected to result in approximately 150 new jobs.

Since the proposed expansion site bisects property located in St. Louis Park and Hopkins the two cities completed a municipal boundary adjustment to facilitate the project. The City Council approved plans for construction of an off-site parking lot across the street at 7400 Excelsior Blvd which was completed in 2015.

To facilitate the improvements, the applicant submitted applications for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to guide the future use of the lands added to St. Louis Park as Industrial and amend the Zoning Map to zone the same property Industrial Park (IP), a Plat to combine the parcels into one lot, and a Conditional Use Permit associated with the building addition.

The City Council approved the plans in early 2016. Construction commenced in spring 2016.  

Developer: Japs-Olson Company

Staff Reports: More project details and the meeting minutes are available for review at the links below.

Marriott Hotel, 9960 Wayzata Blvd

Description: The City of St. Louis Park received an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to construct a second hotel at this location. The hotel is proposed to be located on the north side of the existing hotel. It is proposed to be six stories with 142 rooms. The two hotels will have a pedestrian connection allowing customers to have...

Meadowbrook Golf Course and Minnehaha Creek Improvements EAW

Improvements being considered include re-meandering of Minnehaha Creek on golf course property. The project would help manage flooding issues on the property by maintaining the current volume of floodplain storage through modifications to the golf course and increasing the effective length of Minnehaha Creek within the site while increasing...

Meadowbrook Manor Clubhouse

updated: Monday, November 14, 2016

Description: The city approved a conditional use permit application on August 15, 2016 for Sambetek, Inc. on behalf of Meadowbrook Manor Apartments, LLC. to construct a 5,900 square foot clubhouse, swimming pool, and ten surface parking spaces in place of the existing 2,585 square foot apartment building located at 6922-6932 Meadowbrook Blvd. The...

Methodist Hospital Flood Wall

updated: Thursday, October 06, 2016

Construction of the flood wall would take place in the floodplain and floodway of Minnehaha Creek. Construction of the flood wall will result in 1,175 cubic yards of impact in the floodplain. To offset the impact to the floodplain, the project proposes to excavate materials in the wetland to add compensating storage of 1,815 cubic yards. The disturbed...

Mr. Carwash addition

Location: 8700 State Highway 7

Description: An application was submitted to expand the Mr. Carwash by adding a pre-wash station on the west side of the building. The expansion will extend into the FEMA 1% flood zone, and therefore requires a Conditional Use Permit.

Public Meetings: The following meetings are scheduled. Please check back here for updates as the applications proceed through the process.

  • The Planning Commission held a public hearing on February 17, 2016 and recommended approval of the applications.
  • The City Council approved the application on March 21, 2016.

Applicant: Sheldon Berg/Tim Vaughn

Staff Contact: Assistant Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison, 952.924.2592,

Development Plans:

New Horizon Academy

Location: 2460 State Highway 100

Description: New Horizons Academy submitted applications to open a daycare facility at this location. The proposed daycare would occupy the entire building and have an outdoor play located behind the building. The proposal requires the following approvals from the city:

  1. Comprehensive plan amendment to change the land use map designation for this property from Office to Commercial.
  2. Zoning map amendment to change the zoning for this property from Office to Neighborhood Commercial (C-1).
  3. Variance to allow the outdoor play area to be located less than 200 feet from Highway 100. 

Public Meetings:  The following meetings are scheduled.  Please check back here for updates as the applications proceed through the process.

  • A neighborhood meeting was conducted for a similar application in October of 2015. The daycare was well received, however, that applicant withdrew. A neighborhood meeting will not be conducted for the New Horizons Academy proposal since the previous neighborhood meeting was held recently, and the applications are very similar.
  • The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the applications and recommended approval of the requests on March 2, 2016 at 6 p.m.
  • The City Council approved the request on April 4, 2016.
  • The project is completed and open for business.

Developer: New Horizon Academy

Staff Contact
Gary Morrison, assistant zoning administrator

Development Plans:

Parkway 25 (Redevelopment of Vescio Cucina and Valu Stay Inn)

Description: Sela Group, the owner of the Vescio Cucina and Valu Stay Inn properties at 4001 County Road 25 and 4025 Highway 7 received city council approval to combine the two sites into one and redevelop the property. Sela plan to demolish the existing buildings and redevelop the properties with a five-story, mixed-use building. The proposed development...

Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC)

updated: Monday, November 14, 2016

(November 2016) Refrigerated outdoor ice at the ROC will open in early December 2016 for hockey, ice skating and other winter activities. However, due to a delay in fabrication of the specialized steel that structurally supports the roof, the fabric roof won't be in place when the facility opens in early December. Lack of a roof will not affect...

Super America gas station, 6405 Minnetonka Blvd

Location: Super America located at 6405 Minnetonka Blvd.

Description: The City of St. Louis Park received an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate a Super America Express gas station at this location. The applicant is proposing to use the property and building as is, with some modifications to landscaping.

Public Meetings:

  • An informational neighborhood meeting was held on Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. It will be held in the Community Room located on the first floor of City Hall. 
  • The Planning Commission held a public hearing on May 4, 2016, and recommended approval of the request with conditions.
  • The City Council approved the application on June 6, 2016.

Staff Contact: Assistant Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison, 952.924.2592,

Update:  Construction is underway.  It is anticipated to open by December 7, 2016.

Applicant: Yousef Abumayaleh

The Elmwood (5606 W 36th Street)

updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016

Description: 36th Street LLC, the owner of the 36th Street Business Center/American Legion at 5606 W. 36th Street, is proposing a 5 to 6 story, 70 to 86 unit mixed-use development marketed toward residents aged 55+ who lead active lifestyles.  The proposed development is located on a 1 acre parcel at the southeast corner of Xenwood Avenue and...

West End Center Renovation

updated: Monday, October 17, 2016

Description: Excelsior has received approval from city council for a minor amendment to a special permit in place for the Parkdale Center building located at 5100 Gamble Drive. The building is part of the Parkdales business park and contains Healthpartners as its largest tenant. The minor amendment will allow Excelsior Group to renovate the building...

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