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Local solicitation market survey finds the city doesn't "have the market at the moment" for more affordable housing options.
“I feel they have a better pulse on the east metro,” Mayor Myron Bailey said.
Seventy-two area retailers put their services on display Saturday during the 12th-annual Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Business Showcase, an event that drew nearly 700 locals. A steady stream of area consumers filled the Cottage Grove Ice Arena, where many signed up for drawings, prizes and took home a bag full of swag. Heather Melstrom of the Chamber said more people were lined up this year and that all 400 event bags were handed out.
The Newport Transit station might be the inaugural step of a larger redevelopment plan, however the centerpiece for the proposed mixed-use district was celebrated Monday as something much more. Though the transit station began express bus services Dec. 1, city, county and regional officials were waiting for a warmer day to give it a proper grand opening.
Twelfth-annual event takes place Saturday and will feature local businesses; new reptile exhibit among entertainment.
The City Council voted unanimously to appoint Woolery as the interim city administrator beginning June 1.
Historically, the chief is somewhat keen to whom the department is going to award the annual title of Firefighter of the Year, but is never in the running. However, the St. Paul Park Fire Department deviated from the norm this time and last month recognized its leader, Fire Chief Kurk Lee, who has held the position for the last decade, with the annual honor. “I was totally surprised,” Lee said.
Two developers are working on a new industrial park in Cottage Grove that would feature rail access and large tenants. Hillcrest Development and Opus Development Company, both local entities specializing in commercial real estate sales and construction, are working to develop the 40-acre former Lyman Lumber site just off 91st Street and Hemingway Avenue.
The city of Cottage Grove has charged 61 Marine & Sport owner Al Stewart with three misdemeanors related to a recent business expansion. The citations are for failure to obtain a certificate of occupancy and a building permit for a remodel of an existing pole shed on a property adjacent to the business at 11730 Point Douglas Road. A third citation is for failure to get a building inspection. “I didn’t even know I needed a permit,” Stewart said.
Slated to break ground next month, the additional building will give the pet and agricultural supply product business both room to grow and to be more efficient.