Golden Valley apartment project mired in land dispute

  • Article by: Rochelle Olson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 5, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Good Day Cafe owner says sale to apartment developer Global One unfairly closed bidding.

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CountChoculaDec. 5, 1310:26 PM

A regional economy built entirely around 20-something Target HQ employees is a speculative house of cards. The West End is going to be overbuilt in no time. Freeway views only hold so much appeal, and there are only so many trendy red and white corporate access badges to go around.

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goldencroDec. 5, 1310:30 PM

Hang on one second. I knew David Webb and I can tell you he passed away August 2011. Let's be a bit clearer on the details! If anything, this is the estate of David Webb

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pdsmorgan70Dec. 5, 1310:51 PM

@goldencro--If you knew David Webb well, you should know his son......David Webb.

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blorangeDec. 5, 1310:55 PM

What does Webb (or his estate) intend to do with the land? They may not have been required to have an answer, but either they're being very mum about it or the article just didn't mention it.

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gvmamaDec. 5, 1311:46 PM

The article is very incomplete. If this development proceeds does it take the center including Good Day Cafe? If not, I would think the cafe would welcome the increased customer base.

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Seawaves AheadDec. 6, 13 7:46 AM

This is another example of government over reach by not putting the property up for sale to give the taxpayers the best price. That being said, it looks like a wonderful project.

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MorgDec. 6, 13 8:02 AM

You don't want to mess with David Webb. Didn't they see the Bourne movies??? Seriously though, so what if he wants to pay "hundreds of thousands of dollars more" for the property if he just turns it into a parking lot to serve his own self-interests? The apartment project will dwarf that in property taxes they pay over the years.

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sulringDec. 6, 13 8:06 AM

The most important thing in any government is transparency. It is absolutely critical that all public land put up for auction in a fair and open sale. Cozy deals with developers is the opposite of fair and equal rule of law.

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snootafiskDec. 6, 13 8:41 AM

Whatever the outcome, I hope the Jolly Troll is resurrected.

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ruphinaDec. 6, 13 9:05 AM

Harris said the Metropolitan Council estimates Golden Valley will grow by 9,000 residents by 2040, a nearly 50 percent spike from the current 20,000 dwellers. ????????????? Only if Golden Valley fills in every green spot left with high density housing. And I will bet that the Golden valley council is envisioning high rise residential/retail/office building on the high end of condos and the Met council is envisioning "affordable" section 8 rental housing. Bill G.

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