An apartment plan that has failed to get an endorsement from the city or many neighbors is in front of the Eden Prairie City Council again on Tuesday, March 7, when the council will consider a formal denial of the project.
The original plan by Ryan Companies – 211 apartments in a five-story building along Valley View Road, west of the Topview Road/Plaza Drive intersection – was rejected 4-0 on a preliminary vote by the council last August. Issues raised at the time included parking, traffic and road access, building height, and stormwater drainage.
Ryan later revised the plan to lower the building’s height and create more parking, then met with neighbors to see if another path to city approval could be navigated. However, Ryan has not resubmitted plans for review, according to city staff. So, Tuesday’s city council agenda lays out the formal project denial – based on the plan reviewed in August – that would end the project’s review process.
The public hearing for the project was closed last August, so no testimony is expected Tuesday.
City council meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road.
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