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Proposed plans for some open space in Woodbury include new trails, recreational activities like fishing, canoeing or kayaking and possibly a community garden. The city has received some interest in community gardens especially in urban settings where homeowners may not have enough room to plant their own fruits and vegetables. But city officials are hesitant to get into the business of running a community garden without some sort of public-private partnership, said assistant parks and recreation director Mike Adams. Preliminary plans for the La Lake open space, which is north of La La
Gateway Corridor project coordinators say construction on the proposed transit project could start in less than five years. But before moving forward with planning, they’re asking for community feedback. A public comment period started Monday, March 3, and will continue through April 16. The Gateway Corridor project proposes either a $400 million bus-rapid transit (BRT) or a $1 billion light-rail transit (LRT) to connect downtown St.
A revised Metropolitan Council population projection forecast is in line with Woodbury’s expected growth. The new 30-year forecast, which replaces preliminary numbers issued last fall, indicates a changing mix of households will continue to increase demand for development in suburbs like Woodbury. “There was a little bit of confusion in the end of 2013 when the forecasts came out and the Met Council seemed to be backing away from a growth trend,” Woodbury housing specialist Karl Batalden said.
A much needed road reconstruction project is drawing opposition to some of the proposed elements that may change the character of one of Woodbury’s oldest neighborhoods. The city is planning to redo a few central areas including streets of Evergreen and Whispering Pines and Currell Boulevard and Tamarack Road this summer for a total of $6.7 million. Though Evergreen residents applaud the city for taking a proactive approach in fixing aging infrastructure, they’re not so excited about narrowing streets from 44 to 28 feet. Narrowing residential streets is a traffic calming technique eng
After fighting unexpected high assessment costs, some Woodbury property owners will soon receive good news. Woodbury Drive was reconstructed last summer, resulting in about $243,000 worth of assessments. A few of the businesses along the corridor expressed concern over high assessment bills during a public hearing last fall, which prompted appeals and further study by the city. Typically final assessments come in lower than preliminaries, but in this case the project ended up costing the city more than originally anticipated, Woodbury Public Works Director Klayton Eckles said. Some
Twin sisters typically grow up playing together, dressing in identical clothes and pulling pranks on each other. But 5-year-old identical twins Keira and Chloe Card haven’t been able to experience that. Until about a month ago, Keira had been going to ballet class while her sister Chloe would sit and watch.
A Washington County District Court judge ruled this month that Globe University must pay more than $500,000 in attorneys’ fees and related costs to a former dean who brought a whistleblower lawsuit against the school last year. Judge Tad Jude also denied the Woodbury-based school a motion for a new trial involving the same dean who sued the school for violating state whistleblower laws, according to court documents. Heidi Weber was already awarded nearly $400,000 in damages by a jury when the case went to trial last August. The school had argued the jury’s award included punitive dama
While the Woodbury Outback Steakhouse closed for good, Sunsets will temporarily shut its doors for a remodel this April. Outback Steakhouse's last day of business was Sunday. The company decided to shutter the restaurant due to “business circumstances,” spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. The Woodbury location employed 73.
It could’ve been the combination of indie rock, African and hip hop music that scored him a spot at First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2013 show.
Saakumu, an internationally known West African dance and music troupe from Ghana, put on an engaging performance at Crosswinds Arts and Science School in Woodbury on Friday, Feb.