Proposal to build green, mid-priced homes in Eden Prairie has skeptics

  • Article by: Kelly Smith , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 23, 2013 - 8:41 PM

But the green, “midmarket” concept has skeptics, both at City Hall and in the neighborhood.

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jbpaperSep. 23, 13 9:13 PM

Everyone likes to be green, as long as someone else is paying for it.

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Wally_99Sep. 23, 13 9:28 PM

Why the hell does there have to be a $1M subsidy for this nonsense? If people want to invest in "green" mid-sized homes, let them have at it on their own.

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ruphinaSep. 23, 13 9:31 PM

Touting the Minneapolis project is completely irrelavent. It is subsidized, the homes will be bought quickly and either trashed or quickly flipped before they depreciate, and they will be basically top end homes in the neighborhood. In Eden Prairie, NONE of those things are true. The price tag is still well above starter home, the resale market will suck, and the green "savings" don't matter to someone able to afford a $350k home. Quit social engineering and let the market rule. Bill G.

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chickadeedeeSep. 23, 13 9:43 PM

Tearing down existing homes to build with new energy-efficient features is not really very green is it?

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happymappySep. 23, 13 9:50 PM

NIMBY, yawn. And don't even THINK about building a group home anywhere near, right? "I want my kids to grow up in a huge, environmentally awful home, because I am a great parent, and whatever happens to the environment 30 years from now isn't even on my radar. I just don't want it to affect ME NOW." It's great that your kids have a nice grassy meadow to play in. I'm sure the last generation of kids in Eden Prairie had nice forests to explore and places to light bonfires (I know because I remember it), before developers plopped down McMansions, destroying that.

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happymappySep. 23, 13 9:54 PM

Looking through the comments, I see a decided lack of reading comprehension. Chickadeedee, they aren't talking about razing existing homes, that's North Minneapolis. Wally_99 again, you are talking about the wrong neighborhood. The subsidy is for North Minneapolis, $1M a year. The article explicitly stated they were NOT looking for a subsidy.

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chooseanameSep. 23, 13 9:57 PM

This is why you should never try and bring anything progressive or forward thinking outside of the 494/694 loop. It is hostile territory.

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dude01Sep. 23, 1310:25 PM

How about if Eden Prairie uses its share of the half billion of Minnesota LGA to subsidize this project. The only problem is that would be zero $!!!

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franknfactsSep. 23, 1310:36 PM

No one seemed to care when other prairie lands in Eden Prairie were developed with homes that cost twice as much as neighboring houses were. Funny how the reaction is different when it's the other way around.

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garagewineSep. 23, 1311:02 PM

"This is why you should never try and bring anything progressive or forward thinking outside of the 494/694 loop. It is hostile territory."---My definition of "progressive" implies economic viability. But maybe I'm just old fashioned that way.

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