Eden Prairie's high-density housing plan moves forward

  • Article by: Kelly Smith , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2014 - 5:27 AM

The city is holding an open house Monday as opponents continue to voice concerns.

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petervickFeb. 23, 14 9:24 PM

32 single family homes on 8 acres is high density?

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johnmplsFeb. 23, 14 9:39 PM

Can someone explain this to me? Why does Eden Prairie desire to cram lower income homes into this area? There isn't a shortage of lower priced homes within 5 miles. Eden Prairie has lots of low income and high density housing. Will the next move be to put high density/lower priced homes around Lake Harriet and Lake of the Isles? How about building some 1/8 acre $120K homes in the Kenwood district? Anyone seen 1/8th acre/$120K homes on Lake Minnetonka? So please, explain to me why Eden Prairie should build a bunch of low priced/high density homes in a neighborhood like this.

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Diogenes9Feb. 23, 14 9:47 PM

Who are these "city leaders?" Let's get rid of them.

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pitythefoolsFeb. 23, 1410:51 PM

petervick: "32 single family homes on 8 acres is high density?"

It is in Eden Prairie.

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mattaudioFeb. 23, 1411:36 PM

Suburbs are the inevitable slums of the future. I can't blame Eden Prairie for trying to become less suburban and mitigate their future slumdom. But really the neighborhoods that will become the slums are the 3000+ SF homes on 1/3+ acre lots without any natural defining characteristic to justify their existence.

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pitythefoolsFeb. 23, 1411:38 PM

johnmpls: "So please, explain to me why Eden Prairie should build a bunch of low priced/high density homes in a neighborhood like this."

Have you looked at the parcel? Save for a few clumps of trees it's a pretty much barren flat plat that is very close to hwy 212. Not prime real estate. The houses on the perimeter according to Zillow are valued at $300k-$400k. These aren't mansions in Bear Path. So, they want to build similar houses on the perimeter, then make them smaller and more dense as the lots approach the noise of 212. Scaling up in a development from the less attractive lots to the more attractive ones is not an unusual thing in Eden Prairie. This makes perfect sense for that property and the surrounding neighborhood. The existing homes values will not be impacted, and a fairly unattractive bit of land gets developed. The existing perimeter houses will lose the view of open land, but that's the risk anyone runs when they build/buy a house next to undeveloped land.

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antisuburbsFeb. 23, 1411:46 PM

how is adding a few 1/8 acre sfh lots is even considered to be high density? Maybe if they were building a 5-story apartment building on each lot... but this looks like it's going to be just houses. what gives?

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joeljyFeb. 24, 14 1:00 AM

Well, the snow and wind chill are the same no matter where you land in Eden prairie.

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garagewineFeb. 24, 14 1:13 AM

"I can't blame Eden Prairie for trying to become less suburban and mitigate their future slumdom."---You think Eden Prairie will become a 'slum'? That sounds like a sucker bet.

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lrnmthFeb. 24, 14 6:08 AM

Atterberry confuses needs with desires. “We just want it to be done to recog­nize the needs of residents already in Eden Prairie.”

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