Public Notices

Public Hearing for a Concept Plan for a Project Known as Aeon Big Lake Station

You are hereby notified that the Big Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in order to consider a concept plan for a project known as “AEON – Big Lake Station”. The public hearing will be held in the Big Lake City Council Chambers located at 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN on: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at or about 6:30 p.m.

Applicant: AEON Big Lake Station LLC 

901 N 3rd Street, Suite 105, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Parcel Identification Number:    65-580-0010

Location Description:    Parcel directly south of the NorthStar Train Station, east of Station Street.

Aeon

The Applicant is proposing to build a three-phase affordable residential development, comprising of two apartment buildings for families and one apartment building for seniors on 6.14 acres. The concept plan calls for a total of 165 residential units for families with incomes ranging from 30% area median income (AMI) to 60% AMI and 74 units for seniors age 55+ with one individual in the household at 50% AMI. The development will also include open space amenities. This public hearing is for a concept plan. The Planning Commission and members of the community are asked to provide the Applicant with feedback to take into consideration as they plan out the more specific details of their development. 

Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.  If you desire to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this hearing or submit written comments to City Hall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Shay, Planning Consultant at 612-638-0228 or KShay@landform.net.

Public Hearing for a Concept Plan for a Project known as Marketplace Crossing I and II

You are hereby notified that the Big Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in order to consider a concept plan for a project known as “Marketplace Crossing I and II”. The public hearing will be held in the Big Lake City Council Chambers located at 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN on: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at or about 6:30 p.m. 

Applicant: CB Big Lake Housing Limited Partnership

1080 Montreal Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116

Parcel Identification Number:    65-555-0010

Location Description:    Parcel located between Marketplace Drive and US Highway 10. 

Marketplace

The Applicant is proposing to construct approximately 120 units of mixed-income

housing in two apartment buildings. The project is proposed as two phases and will include amenities such as onsite management and a playground. The Planning Commission and members of the community are asked to provide the Applicant with feedback to take into consideration as they plan out the more specific details of their development. 

Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.  If you desire to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this hearing or submit written comments to City Hall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Shay, Planning Consultant at 612-638-0228 or KShay@landform.net.

Public Hearing for a Preliminary Plat, Development Stage Planned Unit Development and Conditional Use Permit Amendment for Big Lake Car Condos

You are hereby notified that the Big Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in order to consider development applications pertaining to a project known as “Big Lake Car Condos”. The public hearing will be held in the Big Lake City Council Chambers located at 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN on: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at or about 6:30 p.m.

Applicant:    Richard Hinrichs

Parcel Identification Number:     #65-546-0010 

Car condo

The Applicant is seeking approval of development applications for subsequent phases of a “car condo community” on the six (6) acre lot directly south across 198th Avenue NW from the Friendly Buffalo. Car Condo communities are communities of storage buildings which are intended for use by car enthusiasts. 

At present, the Applicant is seeking development approval to build all remaining buildings on site including five garage buildings with for-sale garage condo units and one community building space. Previously, a single garage building on the site was approved. 

The Applicant has applied for the following approvals:

•    A Conditional Use Permit Amendment to allow expansion of a luxury garage project.

•    A Preliminary Plat.

•    Development Stage Planned Unit Development to allow deviations from some of the design and performance standards of the Zoning Code.

Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.  If you desire to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this hearing or submit written comments to City Hall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Shay, Planning Consultant at 612-638-0228 or KShay@landform.net.

Public Hearing for a Preliminary Plat, Development Stage Planned Unit Development and Rezone for Sandhill Villas

You are hereby notified that the Big Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in order to consider development applications for a project known as “Sandhill Villas”. The public hearing will be held in the Big Lake City Council Chambers located at 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN on: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at or about 6:30 p.m.

Applicant:    Jesse Hartung, Modern Construction of Minnesota on behalf of Troy and Kelly Siemers

Parcel Identification Number:    10-560-0115

Legal Description:    Lot 3, Block 1, Sandhill Acres, Sherburne County, Minnesota

Sandhill

The Applicant is proposing to build 12 detached townhomes, otherwise known as “villas,” on 2.5 acres at the intersection of 172nd St NW and 205th Ave NW. 

The Applicant has applied for the following approvals:

•    A rezone from A: Agriculture to R-2: Medium Density Residential District    

•    Preliminary Plat

•    Development Stage Planned Unit Development to allow deviations from some of the design and performance standards of the Zoning Code.

Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.  If you desire to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this hearing or submit written comments to City Hall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Shay, Planning Consultant at 612-638-0228 or KShay@landform.net.

Public Hearing for a Preliminary and Final Plat, Development and Facility Stage PUD Plan and Rezone for Big Lake Waste Water Treatment Facility

You are hereby notified that the Big Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in order to consider a concept plan for a project known as “Big Lake Waste Water Treatment Facility”. The public hearing will be held in the Big Lake City Council Chambers located at 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN on: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at or about 6:30 p.m.

Applicant:    City of Big Lake

Parcel Identification Numbers:    #65-031-3405, #65-031-4302, #65-006-1201, and #65-031-3410

Aeon

The City of Big Lake is seeking development application approval in order to make needed upgrades to the City’s wastewater treatment facility. The proposal will consist of internal upgrades as well as some external upgrades, most notably an additional clarifying pond. This improvement is necessary for the growth of the City.  It also addresses regulatory requirements of the State of Minnesota. The waste water treatment facility is located within the Mississippi Recreational River District (MMR) and will require written review and approval of the project by the Commissioner of Natural Resources per City ordinance.

The Applicant has applied for the following approvals:

•    Preliminary and Final Plat 

•    Development Stage and Final Stage PUD

•    Rezone from A: Agriculture to Planned Unit Development

Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.  If you desire to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this hearing or submit written comments to City Hall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Shay, Planning Consultant at 612-638-0228 or KShay@landform.net.

Public Hearing for a Variance and Conditional Use Permit at 301 Crescent Street

You are hereby notified that the Big Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in order to consider a variance to allow the construction of a single-family residence using an existing footprint that does not meet the required lot setbacks, and impervious surface coverage exceeding the 25% allowed by ordinance. The public hearing will be held in the Big Lake City Council Chambers located at 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN on: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at or about 6:30 p.m.

Applicant:    Kathleen and Richard Anderson

15111 Sodium St NW, Ramsey, MN 55303

301 Cresent Photo

The applicant is requesting approval to allow construction of a single-family residence that would not conform to side yard or front yard setback requirements, and impervious surface coverage exceeding the 25% allowed by ordinance. 

Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.  If you desire to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this hearing or submit written comments to City Hall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sara Roman, Planning Consultant at 612-638-0227 or SWoolf@biglakemn.org.