All meetings of the St. Louis Park City Council will be conducted by telephone or other electronic means starting March 20, 2020, and until further notice. This is in accordance with a local emergency declaration issued by Mayor Jake Spano March 16, 2020, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Additionally, city facilities are closed to the public through April 10 in keeping with the March 25, 2020, Executive Order 20-20 issued by Gov. Tim Walz directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home through March 28-April 10.
Some or all members of the St. Louis Park City Council will participate in the April 6, 2020 session by electronic device or telephone rather than by being personally present at the city council's regular meeting place at 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Members of the public can monitor the council meeting by video and audio at https://bit.ly/watchslpcouncil or by calling +1-312-535-8110 meeting number (access code): 803 501 804 for audio only. Cisco Webex will be used to conduct videoconferencing meetings of the city council, with council members and staff participating from multiple locations.
Patrick Crowe of Crowe Companies LLC proposes a new development, Cedar Place, located at the northeast corner of Cedar Lake Road and Quentin Avenue. The project site includes three existing properties, two of which have existing buildings that will be demolished as part of the project. The proposed development is a 5 story, 79 unit apartment building that includes two levels of structured parking. The site will feature a new pedestrian trail connection from Cedar Lake Road along Quentin and a bicycle hub for residents. The site is served by multiple bus lines and is situated on the Cedar Lake Trail. The project features several sustainability features including a green roof on the east side of the parking pedestal; landscaping with no-mow, native plants, and drought/salt-tolerant landscaping; electric vehicle charging stations for residents and guests; and a solar array on the roof to offset common area electricity.
The developer has submitted applications for the following approvals:
- A comprehensive plan amendment to re-guide a portion of the site from office to high density residential.
- Rezoning the site to a planned unit development (PUD).
- Preliminary and final plat to combine the three existing parcels into one.
- January 23, 2020 - The developer held a neighborhood meeting on-site from 6 to 7 pm.
- February 5, 2020 - Planning commission held a public hearing on the project and recommended approval of the applications.
- April 6, 2020 - City council will consider the applications.