Shakopee, Jordan push for new energy downtown

  • Article by: David Peterson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 8, 2013 - 2:20 PM

But neither city’s redevelopment plans is without critics, and any progress is likely to be gradual.

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mavrik5055Oct. 9, 13 7:41 AM

I hope we have more people in Shakopee for these plans than against. Investing in your community should never be seen as a bad thing. I am not even sure why we have a council member that is against it? Maybe his time in that chair is expired, new members with forward thinking.......

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mercymeOct. 9, 1310:56 AM

Isn't Jordan the town with the crematory as its downtown focal point and main attraction? Mercy me, what more do they want??

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lordhelpusOct. 10, 1310:52 AM

Jordan has spent over 30 years doing everything possible to kill it's historic downtown. They recently spent over $30 grand for yet another study. Recently they have imposed many parking restrictions that will do nothing but harm the handful of shops that remain. And yes they now have signs directing you to downtown. The sad point is they don't even lead you to downtown. They direct people to the newest and greatest attraction, Scott County's only Crematory.

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awhitcombOct. 11, 13 3:08 PM

I can assure you in all of the discussions regarding the Mainstreet MN Program coming to Shakopee, there has never been any discussion about taking property off the tax rolls, or putting current businesses or residents out on the street. It's exactly the opposite. We are trying to revitalize the corridor, and downtown area by filling vacant storefronts and vacant lots and restoring life and beauty to some of the buildings that have been allowed to be rundown over the last 20 years. I am all for people having a differing opinion on this,but PLEASE base your opinion on FACTS, not some made up nonsense.

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rgaskinOct. 11, 13 4:15 PM

The Shakopee Downtown area is doing great as long as you are one of the bars or selling used cars or a used car mechanic. All of these businesses do great in a depressed economy. The fact is the 101 corridor has too many empty business buildings that do not have a thriving business in them. Just take a drive down the Shakopee 1st avenue and see the evidence for yourself!

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