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and Recreation Commission Meeting Minutes
March 6, 2007
Brodt Lenz, Jacobson, Johnson, Kamrath, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark
Willmus (called to notify staff of absence)
Brokke, Anfang, Schultz, Boettcher, Maxey, Cash, Evenson
Alex Hall, United Properties
United Properties is proposing a senior housing development on
approximately 6 acres of land at 3010 Cleveland Avenue on the West side of Langton Lake Park near the soccer field.
There were 3 plans included in the commission packet. Two
preliminary site plans were from United Properties and the third plan is the
adopted Langton Lake Park Master Plan.
Current access to the existing park parking lot is through the
industrial warehouse parking lot on the south of the proposed development and
existing park land.
The extreme sensitivity of any park land exchange!
Meeting the goals of the adopted park master plan and ensuring
future public access to the park.
The importance of consideration of the existing adopted park
Trail connections to the park?
First proposal does not change access to the park and the
development is contained within the property lines of current ownership (this
plan is preferred by United Properties).
Second proposal involves a parkland exchange and includes a new
road to access the existing park parking lot (will discuss further if City is
A neighborhood meeting was held by United Properties for those
that live on Brenner Avenue just bordering the site and Mr. Hall stated that
neighbor comments included the dislike for access to the development and park
off Brenner Ave and concerns about the impact a four story building might
have on the homes and yards to the north of the development.
Parks and Recreation staff is responsible for pathway clearing.
Parks and Recreation maintenance operations currently have 2 pathway
machines, fate would have it that both machines went down during the most
recent storm challenging staff to keep up with the snow removal on the
pathways. Staff did a great job in all their efforts.
Recruiting volunteers for ARTS@theOVAL, March 24 & 25 at
the Skating Center
Parks and Recreation Assistant Director