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Council Preview: Paragon Outlet Mall Parking Ramp Back Before the EDA

The council is also expected to recognize outgoing City Administrator Tom Hedges for his 36 years of service in a special presentation on Tuesday.

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The Eagan City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night at City Hall to hold a special meeting. Here's a preview of a selection of agenda items the council is expected to discuss. For a full agenda, click here.

  • The council will start on Tuesday night by recognizing outgoing Eagan City Administrator Tom Hedges on his 36 years of service with the city. Current Hastings City Administrator Dave Osberg was chosen to replace Hedges.
  • An anonymous contributor has given the city of Eagan a $10,000 donation to help hire a consultant to develop a set of goals and guiding principles for the display of public art in the city. City offiials will work in conjunction with other community arts organizations, including the Eagan Art House, Caponi Art Park and Dakota Center for the Arts, among others.
  • In May 2012, the Eagan City Council approved an ordinance amendment prohibiting all grills on the decks and patios of multi-family housing units in which at least three units share a common hallway. Now, city staff hope the council will vote to clarify that ordinance to make it clear that residents of those housing units cannot grill or store grills on their decks or patios.
  • Last year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation installed Eagan's first noise wall on the west side of Interstate 35E north of Diffley Road. Now, the Eagan council may vote to enter into a partnership with MnDOT to plant and maintain landscaping improvements around that wall. The city's share of the cost of the planting is not expected to exceed $5,000.
  • The Eagan City Council may vote on Tuesday to accept the resignation of Matthew Steele from the Eagan Advisory Parks Commission and the resignation of Andy Jansma from the Eagan Advisory Planning Commission.
  • The Lexington Pet Clinic, currently located at 4250 Lexington Ave., may soon move to the former Video Update storefront at 1095 Diffley Rd. Before the business can make the transition, however, the Eagan City Council must vote to approve a planned development amendment that would allow the pet clinic to shift into the storefront.
  • Four firms have submitted bids to design that would be built adjacent to the soon-to-be-developed Paragon outlet mall in Eagan. On Tuesday, the Eagan Economic Development Authority (EDA) is expected to select one of the four firms to complete the design process for the $19 million ramp. Under an agreement signed EDA and Paragon Outlets, the developer of the mall, the EDA will pay for the majority of the ramp construction—and own the ramp once it's completed. The construction of the parking ramp, which will provide additional parking for the outlet mall and other adjacent businesses, is expected to occur parallel to the development of the mall.

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