Columbia Arena Area Redevelopment Project EAW Availability
The City of Fridley (City) is proposing to redevelop approximately 33 acres (project site), within the city limits along University Avenue Northeast (MN State Highway 47). The project site includes the former Columbia Ice Arena site, the current City Public Works Garage site, and a portion of park property owned by the City. The proposed project includes a new municipal center with city offices, a public works storage facility/garage, and a variety of residential housing types. This mixed-use development project will include a central water feature and recreation trails connecting to the Rice Creek Regional Trail system in Locke County Park. The project will be constructed in several phases: demolition, site preparation and infrastructure, construction of municipal buildings, and construction of residential housing. Private development of the project is anticipated to take approximately three years, beginning in 2017 with full build out and project completion in 2020.
Due to the number of residential housing units associated with the Project, approximately 520 units, a mandatory Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) is required per Minnesota Rules 4410.4300, subpart 19. The City will accept written comments on the EAW during the public review and comment period, which concludes Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Written comments should be submitted to Walter Wysopal, City of Fridley, 6431 University Avenue NE, Fridley, Minnesota 55432. Electronic/email comments may be submitted to CAAREAW@fridleymn.gov with Columbia Arena Area EAW in the subject line. If submitting comments electronically, please include name and mailing address.
The EAW is available for public review at:
City of Fridley City Hall, 6431 University Avenue NE, Fridley, Minnesota 55432
The EAW is posted on the Citys website: www.fridleymn.gov/ColumbiaArenaAreaRedevelopment. Additional copies can be requested by calling the City at 763-572-3554.
Published in the
Columbia Hgts-Fridley Sun Focus
March 17, 2017