July 11, 2019 – Public Meeting Report
At the July 11, 2019 public meeting about the purchase and development of about 15 acres of Seminary land, members of the community were once again invited to hear more detailed plans from the development team: Master Properties (market rate housing), United Properties (senior housing), and CommonBond (affordable housing).
January 10, 2019 – Public Meeting Report
By Melissa Pappas, Board Co-Chair
On a January 10th, 2019 the St. Anthony Park Community Council sponsored a community meeting and discussion of the proposed plan for development of the lower campus of Luther Seminary.
Over 150 interested neighborhood residents listened to a presentation from the team involved in the development of the site. Representatives were in attendance from Master Properties Minnesota, Simek Realty, United Properties, Motz Studios, Cunningham Group, and CommonBond Communities. Ward 4 City Councilwoman Mitra Jalali Nelson was also in attendance for part of the meeting.
The proposed plan for the area includes for-sale housing, market rate apartments, low income housing, and senior housing. There is also plenty of planned green space for walking and enjoying nature.
After listening to the plan, neighborhood residents asked questions and politely voiced their feelings about the development. Major concerns were how the new housing would change Breck Woods and the effects on the plants and animals that call that area home.
All in all, the meeting was very informative and many people had the chance to have their voices heard.