The Eden Prairie City Council will have several options when on Tuesday evening, May 4, it reviews a controversial plan by Pulte Homes to build houses near the Fredrick-Miller Spring in southwestern Eden Prairie. A citizen group opposed to the project has begun raising funds to potentially mount a legal challenge.
A key choice for the council is to either approve or deny a request to perform additional environmental review of the 28-acre site proposed to be developed, as well as nearby areas. Moving ahead with the study would delay the project, called Noble Hill.
Residents have expressed opposition to the 50-home plan saying it impairs the spring and Riley Creek, and have requested the state to perform an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the project. But, because the project is too small to meet the state’s threshold for a mandatory EAW, the city is required to decide whether or not to proceed with the study.
Both options are outlined in the city council’s packet of information for Tuesday’s meeting, which is broadcast online. More information is available on the city’s website, www.edenprairie.org.