Eagan approves housing development on Parkview golf course

  • Article by: Susan Feyder , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 17, 2013 - 10:28 AM

After a marathon meeting, the city approved the sale the city’s last 18-hole course to a housing developer. The club’s owners say it’s unprofitable.

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EleanoreApr. 17, 13 7:15 AM

I can see where existing homeowners should be selling and leaving the community immediately. It's your only realy option other than having the met council as your next door neighboor.

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STreader66Apr. 17, 13 8:09 AM

Unfortunately, it all comes down to money. Obviously, the current course owners, city and builder don't care about saving green spaces, existing home values and family athletic outings. Such a shame!

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STreader66Apr. 17, 13 8:09 AM

Unfortunately, it all comes down to money. Obviously, the current course owners, city and builder don't care about saving green spaces, existing home values and family athletic outings. Such a shame!

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la55122Apr. 17, 13 8:09 AM

The realtors are crying they don't have houses to sell. The banks are still holding inventory from foreclosures. Do we really need another subdivision of poorly constructed McMansions? The loss of the green space is bad for all concerned except the developer.

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sgjsdadApr. 17, 13 8:38 AM

The only things Parkview had in its favor as a golf facility were the aforementioned long season and a decent hitting range. The course itself is/was a par 62 dogtrack so with Valleywood so near by and a much better golf facility it is not surprising that Parkview is not profitable. Those things said it is a very bitter pill for those homeowners adjacent to Parkview to swallow. With THAT said, most of those folks are believers in market economics and would never dream of interfering in a property owner's right to sell land that they own in any other circumstance. So its a tough deal but the city council made the right decision on this one.

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dtmonkeyboyApr. 17, 13 8:43 AM

I have sympathy for the home owners....but in general Eagan votes a conservative pary ticket that is pro-free market and pro small-governement. Yet, when there stance impacts them personally they completely retreat from those principles. Time to put your money where your mouth is.

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EleanoreApr. 17, 13 9:29 AM

"Do we really need another subdivision of poorly constructed McMansions?" - Oh i think the Met Council can fit a little higher density than that in your community. I know I'd be looking for a lower taxing district outside the met councils reach if this came and destroyed what I worked for.

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djstrykerApr. 17, 13 9:37 AM

This is an argument of mixed values from the sounds of it. Real estate agents know that Eagan is a high dollar market in terms of housing prices and with the general market starving for new housing, it's not surprising they'd argue this point. As a community, it's sad to lose a commodity like the golf course that adds character and value to the area. Maybe right now this seems like the correct decision, but once the golf course becomes housing it's that way permanently. I look forward to seeing articles about how local golf course raise prices in response to greater demands.

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elmi0001Apr. 17, 13 9:48 AM

There were 3 options; develop the golf course into single family homes, let the golf course go into foreclosure, have the city buy it to maintain green space and increase your taxes. You pick.

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carbonbigfotApr. 17, 13 9:53 AM

"Area residents have protested that the new homes would ruin the open green space they have enjoyed, increase traffic and hurt their property values." Sure, they were enjoying the "open green space" that was owned and had taxes paid on it by someone else. I'd like to enjoy someone else's property for free, too.

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