Update on the former Rogers/Holiday site at Hwy. 100 & Minnetonka Blvd.updated: Friday, April 21, 2017
The city has received many questions about the former Rogers/Holiday property located at Minnetonka Boulevard and Hwy. 100, especially after buildings on the site were recently demolished.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) owns this property and purchased it for highway purposes. MnDOT will not consider selling or releasing any “excess” road right-of-way until the Highway 100 project is completely finished, including landscaping, and perhaps not until the landscaping has been established for a period of time. The project may not be considered complete for up to three years. After MnDOT identifies land as excess right-of-way, MnDOT must survey and legally describe the excess land parcels, which also takes several years to complete. There are some exceptions when specific properties within a larger project area are expedited for sale.
Given those circumstances, the property will remain vacant for several years. The city land use plan and zoning for the property allows for commercial uses. The site remaining following the Highway 100 construction and Minnetonka Boulevard bridge replacement and expansion is smaller than when Holiday occupied the property and no direct driveway accesses to Minnetonka Boulevard will be allowed for future development.