Monday, May 6, 2013
Twin Cities-based Arcon Development wants to build on the site, which is currently used as farmland.
Residents of Apple Valley's Regatta neighborhood may soon have some new neighbors to the east. Late in April, Twin Cities-based Arcon Development asked the Apple Valley City Council to approve a Comprehensive Land Use Plan amendment that would allow for the development of 73 single-family homes on a roughly 27-acre site. The property, located north of 160th St. W. and just wast of Quarry Point Park, is currently undeveloped farmland, according to Apple Valley City Planner Thomas Lovelace. The site is currently zoned for sand and gravel mining, and is adjacent to the Regatta residential development. A land use amendment modifies the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan—a document that outlines city officials' vision for current and future …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
From the growing number of emergency calls to decreasing response times. A quick look at some interesting takeaways from a recent Apple Valley City Council meeting.
Apple Valley, Lakeville and Farmington jointly operate the ALF ambulance service—and have all contracted with Allina Health Emergency Medical Services to provide care. On April 11, Allina presented its 2012 annual report at an Apple Valley City Council meeting. Without further ado, here are some of the most interesting takeaways from that meeting.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Construction will likely start as soon as the snow melts this spring, the owner told council members on Thursday.
Apple Valley City Councilor Clint Hooppaw hopes the upcoming arrival of Crooked Pint Ale House may help spur development in the city's Cobblestone Lake area. "It takes a little bit of guts to put these two brand new restaurants into a development that honestly was pretty slow there for a while," Hooppaw said at a regular council meeting Thursday night, referencing Crooked Pint and the recently completed Pizza Ranch. "I think this will help kick-start things in there again." Hooppaw and the other councilors voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a conditional use permit for on-sale liquor sales and a site plan for the new restaurant, which will be located at the corner of Pilot Knob Road and 157th Street W. Building plans call for the 5,…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Just two months after shutting down alcohol sales at the restaurant, council members reissued the restaurant's beer and wine licenses.
It all came down to a question of trust. Just two months after shutting down on all liquor sales at Spoon Fusion Cuisine, Apple Valley City Councilors voted 3-2 to allow the troubled business to sell beer and wine—but not hard liquor—on Thursday night. Some councilors, like Tom Goodwin, were willing to give the restaurant another shot. Others, including Clint Hooppaw, said two months wasn't enough time for the restaurant to earn back the city's trust. "We've had too much of a history of short term fixes and short term corrections and promises made, only to have to go back and have another problem pop up," said Hooppaw, referencing the restaurant's rocky relationship with city officials. Restaurant owners Van Ngo and Kav Theng took over the…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Apple Valley City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on March 28 at City Hall.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
The address and luncheon are hosted by the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Get a retrospective on the city's progress in 2012 and look forward into the coming year with Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland during the 2013 State of the City address on Wednesday, April 10. The address and luncheon, hosted by the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Valleywood Clubhouse in Apple Valley. Admission is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-Chamber members. The clubhouse is located at 4851 McAndrews Rd. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. Click here for more information or to register for the event.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The restaurant, which was the source of numerous police incidents and fire code violations following its opening in 2011, is back on the Apple Valley City Council agenda.
Apple Valley residents haven't seen the last of Spoon Fusion Cuisine, it seems. Citing serious policing problems and fire code violations, the Apple Valley City Council voted 3-2 to deny Spoon's liquor license renewal request in January. During the hearings leading up to that decision, Apple Valley Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel told stories of "riot-like" fights at the business, intoxicated security guards in possession of handguns and known gang members attempting to organize concerts at the business. Despite the repeated policing issues and numerous fire code infractions, the embattled business is back on the council agenda. The Apple Valley council voted last month to set a public hearing on March 28 to consider approval of no less than …
The Apple Valley City Council voted to purchase a 3.08-acre site from Fischer Sand and Aggregate for roughly $154,000.
An Apple Valley cemetery just got a little more elbow room, thanks to a deal between the city and a private property owner. The Apple Valley City Council agreed to purchase a 3.08-acre site adjacent to the city-owned Lebanon Cemetery for roughly $154,000. The property, which will be added to the existing cemetery, should provide ample room over the next 100 years for internments. Lebanon Cemetery, which is currently 10 acres in size, is located at the corner of Pilot Knob Road and County Road 42. The new addition, currently owned by Fischer Sand and Aggregate, is just east of the current cemetery boundaries. The purchase will also allow the city to extend Embry Path for improved access to County Road 42 and Pilot Knob Road in the area.
The restaurant franchise hopes to begin construction on a 5,448-square-foot building at some point this year, according to Apple Valley city officials.
Want bocce ball, craft beers and outdoor dining? You may be in luck. Crooked Pint Ale House, a restaurant franchise with one location in downtown Minneapolis, is planning a second, 5,448-square-foot location in southwest Apple Valley. Construction on the new restaurant could begin later this year, if the Apple Valley City Council approves a conditional use permit for on-sale liquor sales and a site plan submitted by developer DDJ Ranch Development, LLC. The council is expected to vote whether to approve both requests in April, according to Apple Valley Community Development Director Bruce Nordquist. The proposed restaurant would be located in the Cobblestone Lake Commercial Development, on the northeast corner of Pilot Knob Road and 157th …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Apple Valley City Council approved building and site permits on Feb. 28—the last step before construction.
It's official: Chik-fil-A will land in Apple Valley. The Apple Valley City Council gave the business a green light on Feb. 28, when it approved a conditional use permit and site plan for the new, 4,559-square-foot restaurant adjacent to the Cub Foods along Cedar Avenue and 153rd Street. Once complete, the new restaurant will sit at the southeast corner of the Cedar Avenue-153 Street intersection, on a one-acre outlot planned as part of the Cub Foods renovation. The proposed construction was approved in January by the city's planning commission, then went to the council for consideration. The building will likely seat 106 customers and would have an outdoor seating area and a drive-thru lane, according to Apple Valley Planning Commission …