Thursday, September 13, 2012
The St. Croix Meadows rezoning issue will remain on the Hudson Common Council agenda for its Monday meeting, according to a letter from Mayor Alan Burchill.
A breaking news version of this post was published at 10:46 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2012. --- UPDATE (2:20 p.m., Sept. 13, 2012): Hudson Mayor Alan Burchill responsed to letters sent Wednesday from Croixland Properties and the Hudson School District with a letter of his own on Thursday. In the letter (attached) he says the St. Croix Meadows rezoning issue will remain on the agenda for Monday's Hudson Common Council meeting and that the council will decide whether to grant or deny the request for continuance on the matter. Later in the letter, Burchill made it clear that if a continuance is granted that all meetings among the parties would take place at regularly scheduled Common Council meetings and not outside of the Council Chambers of City …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Hudson Plan Commission heard a presentation from the Hudson School District, heard public comments, and considered the district's request to rezone the St. Croix Meadows dog track property from commercial to public.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Video is provided by The River Channel Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television. --- MORE COVERAGE: Dog Track Rezoning Meeting Gets Heated; Rejection Recommended --- CITY OF HUDSON PLAN COMMISSION AGENDA (7 p.m., Sept. 6, 2012) 1. Call to order. 2. Consideration of 8/23/12 & 9/4/12 meeting minutes. 3. Application by Croixland Properties, Ltd for rezoning approximately 131 acres of property at 2200 Carmichael Road (former St. Croix Meadows greyhound racing facility) from B-2, General Business District to PUB, Public or Quasi-Public District and to amend the 2009 City of Hudson comprehensive plan 2030 Master Plan Map land use designation from General Commercial to Institutional (except for the area of the parcel that is designated …
Monday, August 27, 2012
A 63-page Hudson School District report that will be presented to the City of Hudson Plan Commission compares the St. Croix Meadows dog track property with three other potential secondary school site properties and addresses other concerns.
The Hudson School District will present the report to the Hudson Plan Commission on Sept. 6 and the Hudson Common Council on Sept. 17. It is the district's goal to persuade the council to rezone the property from commercial use to public use so that the $8.25 million purchase of the property can close and so the district can build a secondary school on the site. Voters approved a district-wide referendum on April 3, 2012, to finance the purchase of the property. Rezoning is one of the contingencies in the purchase agreement the district has entered with the seller.
Friday, May 25, 2012
John Monson, owner of two Bill's Gun Shop & Range locations in the Twin Cities area, is hoping to open up shop in Hudson, but he first needs the city to clear a zoning hurdle.
An indoor gun range could soon be coming to Hudson. John Monson, owner of two Bill's Gun Shop & Range locations in the Twin Cities, has expressed interest in leasing the 22,000-square-foot space at Crestview Drive and O'Keefe Road that was vacated years ago by Hudson Cinema 9 when it expanded, moved and became the Hudson Theatre. Monson's shops, in Robbinsdale and Circle Pines, are both fully stocked retail firearms stores and indoor firing ranges with shootings lanes of 25 yards and 50 yards. He said for the past two years he's been looking for another location to open a shop. "Every time we got in the car and drove around, I just couldn't help but drive to Hudson," Monson said. "There's something about being on the other side of the …