Texa-Tonka Small Area Plan

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Latest updates

A planning workshop (workshop #2) will be held on Aug. 13, 2019,  6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Lenox Community Center cafeteria, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. See below for more details!

Also, check out the recently added links to the vision statement, guiding principles and market overview provided below.

Background

In 2019, the city will be undertaking a small area plan for the commercial land near the intersection of Texas Avenue and Minnetonka Boulevard, the Texa-Tonka study area.

The city has contracted with SEH and a team of planners, architects, engineers and outreach and market specialists to create the Texa-Tonka Small Area Plan. The plan will include:

  • Market overview
  • Concept site and building plans for commercial properties
  • Design guidelines
  • Traffic capacity analysis
  • Parking study

The process will include several pop-up events, community surveys and neighborhood workshops.  

We want to hear your ideas!

Surveys

The public input survey is now closed. Thank you all for your participation! There were 992 complete or partial responses to the survey. We will report the results at the August 13 planning workshop and on this page very soon.

Workshops

  • Aug. 13, 2019 — Coming up soon! The second planning workshop will be held on Aug. 13, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Lenox Community Center cafeteria, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.

Workshop participants will work in small groups with planning consultants to explore ideas for renovation, redevelopment and enhancement using magic markers, maps and scale buildings blocks. A free, light supper will be provided.

We want your participation, so if you have a barrier to attending (hearing, language, mobility, etc.) call the city at 952.924.2575 (TDD 952.924.2518) at least three days in advance of the meeting to request assistance. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Pop-up event

We held the first pop-up event in the Aquila neighborhood. View the pop-up engagement summary.

Project committee

A project committee has been formed to help guide the planning process. The committee includes commercial property owners and residents from several neighborhoods, including Texa-Tonka, Oak Hill, Aquila and Cobblecrest. 

  • Meeting 1: May 16, 2019 — The committee met to walk the study area and discuss placemaking.