Development Projects

Development Proposals

The City reviews development proposals at various stages.  Some of the more common stages include: 

A Sketch Plan is an informal review of a project that involves platting, or a change in Land Use Policy.  The idea is to gain initial feedback from staff, the planning commission, and the city council.  The applicant, based on the comments received, can decide whether or not to move forward with a project.  

A Preliminary Plat is a formal review process, involving a public hearing, where a project is carefully analyzed for conformance with city codes and ordinances.   The City recently received and reviewed the following development proposals. 

A Master Plan is a site plan prepared for many Planned Unit Developments, and details such as grading, utilities, building materials, landscaping, lighting are all reviewed.  

A Final Plat is the final review, confirming that all conditions imposed by earlier stages have been addressed.  

Recent projects

“Crystal Bay Luxury Apartment Homes” (LA19-000006). A 70-90 unit market rate apartment building is proposed for the NW corner of Willow and Wayzata Blvd. The Planning Commission packet can be found here. The project will include a final master plan approval, and rezoning, all of which require public hearings. 

690 Brown Road (LA18-000095).  The Property owner proposes to subdivide the 24.37 acre parcel into 7 build able lots.  The Planning Commission reviewed the sketch plan application in January, and their packet can be found here. Future steps include preliminary and final plat.  The preliminary plat is a public hearing.  

Orono Senior Housing (LA18-000034).  A 70 unit Senior, Assisted, and Memory Care Facility is proposed for 2635 Kelley Parkway.  The Planning Commission packet can be found here.  The Final Plat has been approved.  

Orono Apartment.  (LA18-000036) A 56 unit market rate apartment building is proposed for 2745 Kelley Parkway.   The Planning Commission packet can be found here.  The Master Plan is the next step.

1003 Wildhurst (LA18-000065)  The City Council supported expansion of the MUSA boundary to serve 2 acre, 200 foot wide lots on the west side of Wildhurst Trail.  The Planning Commissions packet can be found here.  If the application moves forward, it will come back as a preliminary plat, which will include a public hearing. 

Eisinger Flats, 3245 Wayzata Blvd.  (LA18-000079)  The city received a request for sketch plan review of a proposed subdivision that will support a 192 unit apartment building on land formerly used as a landfill.  The Planning Commission's review was held on September 17, 2018, their packet can be found here.   If the application moves forward, it will come back as a preliminary plat, which will include a public hearing.  A Comprehensive Plan, Zone change and Master Plan will all need to be approved for the project to be built.