Cedar Bluff reaching the endThe Cedar Bluff Homestead saga may be finally coming to end, but possibly not a happy one for developer Len Pratt.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
The Cedar Bluff Homestead saga may be finally coming to end, but possibly not a happy one for developer Len Pratt.
At the July 21 meeting of the Afton City Council, Pratt gave a presentation and an update on the proposed developments, which would be Afton’s first clustered housing developing and would include 29 lots and a 70-acre conservation easement with the Minnesota Land Trust in hopes of preserving open space.
Several council members voiced their frustration with Pratt's failure to ensure that all lots were at least 2.5 buildable-acres. Mayor Pat Snyder said she recalled making that a requirement for the development.
At the end of the discussion, Snyder made the motion to direct the city attorney, Fritz Knakk, to draft a letter stating that the developer, Pratt, would not receive any further extensions on his agreement and that he was at fault for not complying with their requirement for 2.5 buildable-acre lots.
The council approved the motion 3-1, Palmquist dissenting. Council member Randy Nelson was absent.
To see the full story on the Cedar Bluff Homestead development agreement, see the July 29 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin.
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