Monday, April 8, 2013
The parking ramp would be built adjacent to Paragon Outlets' planned, 440,000-square-foot outlet mall in Eagan's Cedar Grove neighborhood.
Eagan city officials unveiled the preliminary designs for a new, $19 million parking ramp on Tuesday, amid debate on whether the ramp should include two levels—as originally planned—or three levels for greater parking volume. The ramp, which will be built in tandem with the Paragon outlet mall project in Eagan's Cedar Grove Redevelopment Area, would provide parking for the 440,000-square-foot mall and other commercial developments built in the area. In the end, the Eagan City Council approved a preliminary, two-level concept plan—with the ability to add a third level later, if needed. A formal version of the parking ramp design will likely be presented at the Eagan Planning Commission's April 17 meeting, and could come back to the council …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Eagan City Council may take additional disciplinary action against a local bar and restaurant for having four alcohol compliance infractions in three years.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The Eagan City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night at City Hall to hold a regular meeting. Here's a preview of a selection of agenda items the council is expected to discuss. For a full agenda, click here.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Eagan was one of eight cities to receive a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Contamination Cleanup Grant Program.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us For the second time in several months, Eagan is on the receiving end of a substantial grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. DEED announced last Thursday that Eagan will receive $596,955 in grant funding as part of the departments Contamination Cleanup Grant Program to help fund the clean up of the Paragon outlet mall site in the city's Cedar Grove neighborhood. The city was one of eight Minnesota municipalities to receive funding from the program this year, according to a DEED press release. The department handed out a total of $5.3 million in this round of grant funding to St. Paul, Hopkins, Hutchinson…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Fatal car crashes, robberies, sports scandals, big business developments. Eagan Patch looks back at the Top 10 stories of 2012.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Editor's Note: As the New Year approaches, Eagan Patch will review the Top 10 most significant stories of 2012, in terms of total pageviews and impact to the community. Disagree with our assessment, or have other stories you think should've made the Top 10? Please post your feedback or thoughts in the comment stream below. There were plenty of significant news stories in Eagan this year—including dozens of topics that didn't make our Top 10 list. All of which made choosing "the biggest" story of the year especially difficult. While many of the issues we've reported here have had some impact on the community, only one has the potential to …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The discount luxury retailer plans to open a 28,000-square-foot store in the soon-to-be developed outlet mall.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Hello, luxury shopping. Paragon Outlet Partners announced on Monday that Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th—a discount luxury retailer—will anchor a 28,000-square-foot space in an upscale outlet mall planned for Eagan. Off 5th is just one of roughly 100 upscale outlets that will likely fill the 400,000-square-foot outlet mall, according to a press release issued by Paragon. The Baltimore, Md.-based company plans to begin construction of the mall earlier in 2013, after the city of Eagan wraps up infrastructure improvements in the area. The mall opening will likely occur sometime in late 2014. "We are thrilled Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open an …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The 3.5-acre park will be located to the south of the Paragon outlet mall development, adjacent to Cedar Grove Parkway.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us A playground, a basketball half-court, an open-air picnic shelter. Those are just a few of the amenities planned for a new, 3.5-acre park just south of the Paragon outlet mall development in Eagan's Cedar Grove neighborhood. Eagan Advisory Parks Commission members got their first look at the preliminary plans for the newly-christened Nicols Ridge Park on Monday night. The plans were designed by Minneapolis-based architectural firm WSB and Associates. The preliminary plans for the proposed park include an eight-stall parking lot, four square and horseshoe courts, outdoor seating, a small paved performance space and a playground structure—all …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Every Sunday, Patch takes a look back at the news that made headlines during the previous week.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
On Tuesday, Paragon Outlet Partners LLC. cleared the last significant bureaucratic hurdle in its quest to build a 440,000-square-foot outlet mall in Eagan.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us City officials may not have been expecting a proposal for a 440,000-square-foot outlet mall when they first began planning to redevelop the Cedar Grove neighborhood more than a decade ago. But the Eagan City Council recognized that even well-laid plans must sometimes make way for new opportunities on Tuesday night, when they unanimously approved Paragon Outlet Partners LLC.'s preliminary subdivision, rezoning and a preliminary site plan requests. The approvals were the last significant bureaucratic hurdles for Paragon, a Baltimore, Md.-based company seeking to build as many as 100 upscale outlet shops on a 25-acre site in Eagan. The council …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Eagan Patch regularly posts previews of important items on upcoming Eagan City Council agendas. Check out what the council is up to this week.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us The Eagan City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening at City Hall to hold a regular meeting. Here's a preview of a selection of agenda items the council is expected to discuss. For a full agenda, click here.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Local residents raised concerns about increased traffic on the roads around the proposed, 441,300-square-foot outlet mall. The project could come before the Eagan City Council on Nov. 20.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us After years of redevelopment talk but little action, Eagan resident Stephen Hurst is excited to see plans for a proposed, 441,300-square-foot outlet mall in the Cedar Grove Redevelopment Area moving forward. But Hurst's excitement is balanced by his concerns about increased traffic volume on nearby roads—particularly Cedar Grove Parkway—if the outlet mall is constructed. Hurst wasn't the only Eagan resident to speak up about traffic concerns in the area during a Tuesday night public hearing hosted by the Eagan Advisory Planning Commission at City Hall. Despite a few critiques and questions from both audience members and planning commission …