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CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE: Environmental Review- C.G. Business Park

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:20pm

Cottage Grove Business Park
Environmental Review
Alternative Urban Areawide Review
Contact: Christine Costello
Economic Development Director
The Environmental Review for the Cottage Grove Business Park is available for public review and comment. The Cottage Grove Business Park Environmental Review is an initiative undertaken by the City of Cottage Grove to help position the business park for growth over the next 20 years and to understand the
cumulative impacts of this potential growth on the City's infrastructure systems.
The environmental review area includes roughly 1,767 acres. The planning area is generally bounded by Highway 61 to the north, Heath Avenue to the west, 110th Street South to the southwest, and 100th Street South to the southeast.
Approximately half of the AUAR area is contained in the existing Cottage Grove Business Park.
Over the last few years, the Cottage Grove Business Park and surrounding
undeveloped areas have been subject to searches by large businesses for more than 50 acres. The City of Cottage Grove understands one major impediment to
successfully becoming the recipient of a business of statewide significance is the time necessary to complete required environmental review. The AUAR offers business/industrial sites outside the boundaries of the existing business park, but it will also better position the City and new users for a timelier entitlement process.
As part of this project, the City has completed an environmental review document called an Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR). This document was
prepared following rules outlined in Minnesota State Statutes governing
environmental reviews of development projects. Part of this process is to allow a 30-day public comment period. This 30-day comment period begins October 16 and ends November 14. During this period all interested parties are encouraged to review the AUAR and offer written questions or comments.
The document can be viewed at the Washington County Public Library (Park Grove branch), Cottage Grove City Hall, and on the City's webpage
( Written comments should be directed to:
Christine Costello
City of Cottage Grove
12800 Ravine Parkway South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016