Community Development News

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What’s going on in Community Development?  As we are enjoying this beautiful Fall weather, we have been seeing more and more applications coming in for development review.

Below is a listing of new commercial developments being considered or recently approved:

  • Arbor Lakes Business Park: This is a proposal to develop property into a 50 acre business park consisting of four office/warehouse buildings totaling approximately 985,000 s.f.; Development Stage Plan approval for the first building totaling 222,444 s.f and Final Plat approval for the first phase of the project.  Rezoning from FF to PUD.  Located at 10801 77th Ave N and 7560 Zachary La N.
  • Trader Joe’s: This is an approval to redesign the Trader Joe’s parking lot.  Located at 12459 Elm Creek Blvd.
  • 13250 Grove Drive: This is a proposal to construct a 7,340 s.f. multi-tenant retail building.  Located at 13250 Grove Drive.

Here are a few new residential developments being considered:

  • Bottineau Ridge Apartments – Phase II: This is a proposal to construct a 50 unit 4-story apartment building.  Located at 11800 80th Ave N.
  • Rush Creek Apartments: This is a proposal to develop 2 apartment buildings with the 1st phase being a 236 unit building and the 2nd phase being 74 units, for a total of 310 apartment units.  Located at County Rd 101/Bass Lake Rd.
  • Fish Lake Estates: This is a proposal to develop property into four single-family residential lots.  Located at Maple Lane and E. Fish Lk Rd.

A good resource to get information directly e-mailed to you about the different Residential and Commercial projects that are going forward to the Planning Commission and City

Council is to E-Subscribe to our Agendas and Minutes.  Our Agendas/Minutes are e-mailed out twice a month.  Click here to sign up.  There are other topics to sign-up for as well.

Dick Edwards, Community Development Director

 

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Groundwater

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There is Water Underground

When you hear the term “groundwater,” what do you think? Perhaps you picture an underground lake in a cavern somewhere or possibly a subterranean river. Maybe you think of that glass of water you knocked over last week – if the water’s on the ground, it must be ground water!

Here in our county, 100% of the water we drink comes from groundwater. When it rains, water soaks into the ground and continues to percolate downward until it reaches the water table. We are able to drink groundwater because it is clean and relatively plentiful. Most pollutants are filtered out of rainwater as it percolates into the ground, and once ground water is contained within an aquifer, it is protected from bacteria and other organic pollutants.

The biggest threat to groundwater supplies in our area is simply overuse. When we are careless with the amount of water we use, we can draw down groundwater supplies, requiring cities and homeowners to drill new wells. We can keep our groundwater clean by doing many of the same things that keep our lakes and rivers clean. During the winter, limit your use of salt and de-icers and dispose of hazardous waste such as used motor oil, fluorescent light bulbs and propane tanks at the county hazardous waste facility.

Though we may not be able to see it, we are all dependent on groundwater, and by making smart decisions around our home, we can all play a part in protecting it.

Minnesota Water – Let’s keep it clean – www.cleanwatermn.org

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We Need Your Input!

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Help us make Maple Grove the BEST place to live, work and play!

We are very excited to share with you an opportunity to tell us what you think!  The City is updating our Parks and Recreation System Plan. This document defines and summarizes community expectations and goals for parks and recreation and services.  We need your input by telling us what you love, what needs improvement, what we are missing and more… I have a dog so places were I can take the dog are very important to me.  Dog parks, trails and business that allow dogs are what I love and want to see promoted within my community.  What is important to you?  Maybe a rock climbing wall, a Frizbee golf area, more recreation programs offered to certain age groups? Do we already offer something but could improve what we have to offer? We are open to all suggestions and ideas.  This is your chance to help improve your community and the services it provides!

2 Ways To Provide Your Input
Park System Questionnaire  – will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Social Pinpoint App – Interactive map to provide comments at specific park locations.

Both online venues for your feedback will be open for comment until September 8, 2017.

Project Timeline

Thank you for your participation in planning for the future of parks and recreation.

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Community Development News

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What’s going on in Community Development?  As we are enjoying this beautiful Summer weather, we are seeing a lot of developments in the middle of construction.

Below is a listing of new commercial developments recently approved:

  • Maplewood Church Addition: This is an approval to construct a 1,811 s.f. addition and alterations to Maple Ridge Church.  Located at 13400 Maple Knoll Way.
  • Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon: This is an approval to construct an outdoor patio.  Located at 7887 Elm Creek Blvd.
  • Lifetime Fitness Swim School: This is an approval to construct a 17,750 s.f. swim school.  Located at Forestview Lane and Hemlock Lane.
  • Raising Cane’s: This is an approval to construct a 3,819 s.f. restaurant with drive thru service.  Located at 9875 Maple Grove Parkway.

Here are a few new residential developments coming to Maple Grove that are recently approved:

  • Applewood Pointe of Maple Grove at Arbor Lakes: This is an approval to develop property into a 102-unit senior cooperative.  Located at Kirkwood Lane and 82nd Avenue.
  • Territorial Woods: This is an approval to develop property into a 98 Apartment units and 69 attached townhome units.  Located at 13763 – 14033 Territorial Road.

A good resource to get information directly e-mailed to you about the different Residential and Commercial projects that are going forward to the Planning Commission and City Council is to E-Subscribe to our Agendas and Minutes.  Our Agendas/Minutes are e-mailed out twice a month.  Click here to sign up.  There are other topics to sign-up for as well.

Dick Edwards, Community Development Director

 

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Free Summer Fun in Maple Grove

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Do you need some fun, free outdoor entertainment this summer?  Town Green has entertainment for the whole family!  Mondays and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. come join us for music in the park.  We offer country, jazz, dance groups, electric rock, R & B, theatre and much more…  Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. we offer entertainment for the little ones and even the adults with family friendly entertainment like interactive music, DJ, dance and comedy. Fridays we offer Movies by Moonlight.  Movies start at sunset and we offer something for everyone!

Check out our Town Green Sounds of Summer Performance Schedule for dates and more program information.   Entertainment starts June 12 and runs through September 1.

Town Green is located at 7991 Main St in Maple Grove.  On street parking or ramp parking is available.  Concessions are available.

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Assessing Staff to View Properties in Quintile Areas

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State law requires the staff of the assessor’s office to view one-fifth of existing properties in the city each year; properties within the city are viewed at least once every five years.  The areas that are designated for this annual review are commonly referred to as the quintile area.

A postcard will be sent to property owners in the quintile area to notify home owners that staff appraisers will be conducting property reviews in their neighborhood.  Appraisers from the assessing office will begin these property reviews in May and these reviews will continue into the fall of 2017.  These property reviews will help determine the January 2, 2018 estimated market values for property taxes payable in 2019.

When an appraiser visits a home, they verify the accuracy of information used to estimate the market value of the property.  This includes the home size, age, style, condition, amenities, etc.  Appraisers have the responsibility to complete a thorough and equitable appraisal of each property by viewing the exterior and, if necessary, the interior of the home.  City appraisers always carry photo identification, issued by the City of Maple Grove.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s quintile, call the Maple Grove Assessing Office at (763) 494-6250.

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Community Development News

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What’s going on in Community Development?  As we are enjoying this beautiful Spring weather, we are seeing more applications coming in for development review.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-dog-under-construction-image25649288Below is a listing of new commercial developments being considered or recently approved:

  • Gateway Retail: This is a proposal to construct a 4,045 s.f. retail building and, in part, infrastructure for a future 11,824 s.f. retail building.  Located at Outlot A and B,  Zachary Square Shopping Center.
  • EC North (CRAVE & Bank of America): This is a proposal to redeveloping an existing 5,537 s.f. sit down restaurant property with a 4,068 s.f. walk-up bank with a drive-thru ATM and a 7,029 sit down restaurant.  Located at 12730 Elm Creek Blvd.
  • Menards Expansion: This is a proposal to construct a 12,384 s.f warehouse addition.  Located at 16500 96th Ave N.
  • Maple Grove Senior High Tennis Courts: This is a proposal to reconstruct eight existing tennis courts.  Located at 9800 Fernbrook Ln.

houseHere are a few new residential developments coming to Maple Grove being considered or recently approved:

  • Mills Creek: This is a proposal to develop property into a 66 lot detached rental living community.   Located at 8600 Forestview Lane.
  • Waters Edge at Central Park 2nd Addition: This is a proposal to plat property into 67 attached single-family units.  Located at Central Park Way and Forestview Lane.
  • Applewood Pointe of Maple Grove at Arbor Lakes / SilverCreek on Main: This is a proposal to develop property into an approximate 100-unit senior cooperative, approximately 60-80 senior independent living and an approximately 60 bed long-term care facility.  Located at Kirkwood Lane and 82nd Avenue.
  • Donegal South: This is a proposal to reguide land from Regional Mixed Use to Medium Density Residential for the purpose of developing property into a 133 detached townhome development.  Located at 82nd Avenue and Hemlock Lane.
  • Hamlets at Rush Creek Second Addition:  This is a proposal to plat property into 26 single-family detached lots.  Located at Alvarado Ln and Xanthus Ln.

A good resource to get information directly e-mailed to you about the different Residential and Commercial projects that are going forward to the Planning Commission and City Council is to E-Subscribe to our Agendas and Minutes.  Our Agendas/Minutes are e-mailed out twice a month.  Click here to sign up.  There are other topics to sign-up for as well.

Dick Edwards, Community Development Director

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2017 Valuation and Classification Notice Mailing

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On March 20th, the City of Maple Grove will begin mailing the “2017 Valuation and Classification Notice” to property owners.

The notice provides information regarding the 2017 estimated market value and property classification for property taxes payable in 2018.

Minnesota law requires that all property be appraised at estimated market value for property tax purposes.  The market value represents a reasonable estimate of what your property may sell for on the open market based on market conditions and information relating to your specific property.

If a property owner believes the 2017 estimated market value and/or classification of their property has been determined incorrectly, they have the right to make an appeal.  Inquiries concerning valuation or property class should first be directed to the City of Maple Grove Assessor’s Office.  This is an important first step in the appeals process.

Any questions or concerns related to the 2017 assessed value or the classification of your property should be directed to the Maple Grove Assessor’s Office at (763) 494-6265 or by e-mailing assessing@maplegrovemn.gov .  The valuation notice and the city’s website contain specific instructions for formal appeal options.

Tim Mitchell, City Assessor

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Summer Employment Opportunities

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The weather is getting warmer and soon summer will be here in Maple Grove. Help play a critical role in keeping our City looking beautiful by working in Public Works, Parks and the Utility departments this summer. Positions duties include blacktopping, irrigation, weeding, planting, mowing, gardening, custodial work, grooming athletic fields and other maintenance related functions. Many of these positions are Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm and are available May-end of September.

Are you interested in contributing to the beautification of the green spaces in Maple Grove and working in an outdoor, fun environment? Parks and Recreation has many openings this summer at the Community Center, Town Green and in the new Central Park. Most of these positions are part-time and have varied hours, including days, evenings and weekends. Central Park will be hiring Park Attendants, Supervisors, Concession staff and outdoor maintenance positions. Our Town Green performance venue will be hiring Supervisors, Sound Technicians, Concession staff and Maintenance positions to work all outdoor performances and events. The Community Center is hiring pool lifeguards, Weaver Lake Beach lifeguards, T-Ball and Kickin’ Kids Instructors and many other summer positions.

To apply for these positions, visit the City of Maple Grove website, www.maplegrovemn.gov   and navigate to Job Opportunities, Current Job Openings. You will see all the open positions on this page, with varying application deadlines. You will need to set up an online account, then apply for any open positions as they become available. Make this a great summer by working outdoors to make the City beautiful!

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Membership Sale

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Save 15% on memberships during our March 10 – 14, 2017 membership sale!

Do you like to swim? We have a indoor, outdoor and lap pool. Do you like to shoot hoops? Maybe you need a place to let the kids run around and burn off some energy? The Maple Maze is a hit for kids ages 12 and under with four levels of climbing, a tree house, slides and more. Have you ever tried ice skating?  The Community Center is great for family, friends and fun!  Select from the All Building membership for all recreational areas or the Pool only membership.  We also have a Pickleball only membership!  The Pickleball membership gives you access to play pickleball at the Maple Grove Community Center and at the Community Gyms during open pickleball times. Pickleball is a mixture of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, pickleball has become one of the fastest growing sports in North America.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Check out our new 2017 prices and more information about memberships at our website or call 763-494-6508.

 

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