Development Projects

Development Proposals

The City reviews development proposals at various stages.  Some of the more common stages include: 

A Sketch Plan is an informal review of a project that involves platting, or a change in Land Use Policy.  The idea is to gain initial feedback from staff, the planning commission, and the city council.  The applicant, based on the comments received, can decide whether or not to move forward with a project.  

A Preliminary Plat is a formal review process, involving a public hearing, where a project is carefully analyzed for conformance with city codes and ordinances.   

A Master Plan is a site plan prepared for many Planned Unit Developments, and details such as grading, utilities, building materials, landscaping, lighting are all reviewed.  

A Final Plat is the final review, confirming that all conditions imposed by earlier stages have been addressed.  

Recent projects

The City reviewed or is reviewing the following development proposals: 

690 Brown Road Willow Bay Sanctuary (LA19-000092).  The Property owner proposes to subdivide the 24.37 acre parcel into 7 build able lots.  The Planning Commission reviewed the preliminary plat at their meeting on April 15, and their packet can be found here. The City Council reviewed the preliminary plat on May 13th. 

The City Council is anticipating review of the Final Plat on July 8, 2019.    

Orono Senior Housing (LA18-000034).  A 70 unit Senior, Assisted, and Memory Care Facility is proposed for 2635 Kelley Parkway.  The Planning Commission packet can be found here.  The project has received final approvals and construction has started.    

Orono Apartments.  (LA18-000036) A 56 unit market rate apartment building is proposed for 2745 Kelley Parkway.   The Planning Commission packet can be found here.  The Master Plan is the next step.

Eisinger Flats, 3245 Wayzata Blvd.  (LA19-000025)  The city is reviewing the Master Plan, Zone Change, Preliminary Plat, and Interim Use Permit for a proposed two building, 244 unit apartment complex on land formerly used as a landfill.  The Planning Commission reviewed that project on April 15, 2019, their packet can be found here.   The Commission anticipates further review on July 15th.  The City Council may review the project in August.