You Decide: Too Many Apartment Buildings Coming to Golden Valley?
Plans for three new apartment buildings are moving through the City's approval process.
It's no secret that redevelopment in Golden Valley is a big deal. The city is full of older homes and structures that remind neighbors of the community's historical roots. But City staff is working to find a balance between honoring Golden Valley's heritage and focusing on bringing in new residents to the area.
Over the last few months, Planning Commission and City Councilmembers have reviewed three separate plans for new apartment construction in Golden Valley.
On Oct. 30, The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal reported that renderings for Colonnade Apartments were available. The 173 unit building would be constructed on Xenia Avenue near Interstate 394 if Planning Commission members approve preliminary plans.
Then, on Nov. 5, the Planning Commission approved preliminary plans for the "Three.Nine.Four," a 308 unit apartment building and a 118 unit senior living facility near Circle Down.
In regards to new development on Douglas Drive, Mayor Shep Harris told Patch that new construction is good for the city. "We’ve been reacting to economic development proposals for quite some time, like the Tiburon, and that's a good thing," Harris told Patch.
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