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Afton EAW is now ready for public comment

The 500-page draft Environmental Assessment Worksheet on the Afton Center project has been given the green light by the Afton City Council at the Dec. 16 meeting to move forward with publication and public review.

The Afton Center planning application concerns a proposal by the company GJ&M to construct 48 luxury condo units and 12 retail spaces over three city blocks in downtown Afton.

The EAW is a detailed assessment of all of the environmental the proposed project would have on the community.

The EAW was first presented to the city council at its Nov. 18 meeting and then reviewed at two council work sessions earlier this month.

Following the 30-day pubic comment period, a public hearing will be held so that residents may voice concerns about the EAW or the project, before a final EAW will be presented to the city council.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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