Eagan Council Gives Nod to Outlet Mall

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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 is expected to issue final approvals in six to eight weeks for the project, but that action is largely a formality, Eagan Community Development Director Jon Hohenstein explained on Tuesday.

"It wasn’t exactly what the original plan was, but with the shift in the economy, we’ve been flexible," Eagan City Councilor Paul Bakken said during the council's regular Tuesday meeting. "It’s something new, something we don’t have, and something that will be a regional attractor."

Paragon plans to begin construction on the mall this spring, and will spend much of the winter securing tenants for the building, Paragon representative Kelvin Antill said. The mall opening will likely occur sometime in the fall or winter of 2014.

The project is expected to bring as many as 400 construction jobs and 1,600 to 2,000 retail jobs to the community, Antill added. Development of the mall may also add as much as $84 million to the taxable value of the property, Hohenstein said.

Eagan council members raised a handful of worries about pedestrian issues on Tuesday, with Councilor Meg Tilley and others asking mall planners to consider safe pedestrian access to the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority bus station to the south of the mall property.

Concern also centered around Paragon Parkway—a new street that will bisect the development from east to west—and whether traffic there would interfere with pedestrians crossing from a two-story parking garage to the mall proper.

Paragon officials explained that the parkway will have stop signs, well-marked cross-walks and a pull-in spot for buses.

"If things go well here tonight, it could be a very big night fot the Cedar Grove development," Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire said at the onset of the meeting. "It would be significant not only for Eagan, but I think for the south metro."

http://eagan.patch.com/articles/eagan-council...
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The EDA, the same city council members that have been pushing this project the whole time. The study says the area "could" support both, just like the EDA earlier thought the Cedarvale re-development would be an upscale mixed use development, not an outlet mall.

"It's a very big step," city administrator Tom Hedges said of the purchase agreement. "We're excited about (Paragon's) ability to develop the property -- we feel it's consistent with our long-term plans."

The purchase agreement includes $5.8 million for the land, an additional $3.5 million for the relocation of Cedar Grove Boulevard and $1.2 million to move a gas pipeline.

Paragon is also chipping in $4.2 million for a $19 million
multi-level parking ramp the city will build, own and maintain, said Gene VanOverbeke, Eagan's director of administrative services.
The city had hoped Paragon would buy an additional 6 acres for the ramp and also own it, he said, but the company had no desire to do so.

The plan is for the city to issue bonds to pay for the ramp and repay them through tax-increment financing revenue.
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Good idea, develop the wasteland and ignore the morons, who want to control assets that were properly purchased by the city....
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Good idea, develop the wasteland and ignore the morons, who want to control assets that were properly purchased by the city....
You really are a shoo-in, when are you submitting your posts to the Guiness people for review?
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Poor child, you can't keep to the topic and really are simple a cheap loser...
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I'd give that response 0 stars out of 5.

Dace it, you are the only one in the area opposed to the outlet mall.
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If you mean Guinness World Records, I see you're wrong, again... Good for you, at least you're establishing your legitimate claim to spamming stupid posts....
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I'd give that response 0 stars out of 5.
Dace it, you are the only one in the area opposed to the outlet mall.
I just can't "dace" it. I will have to look that up and see what it means.
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If you mean Guinness World Records, I see you're wrong, again... Good for you, at least you're establishing your legitimate claim to spamming stupid posts....

You should really work on that spelling, before you correct the spelling of others, ms. low integrity poster.
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1. shoe in

Also spelt 'shoo in'. The converse of 'shoo away'.
Originally referred to a racehorse which only required minimum urging to finish first. Now relates to anything or anybody that is a foregone conclusion to win.
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Government picking winners and losers don't.

Makes one wonder why the winners win, kickbacks to government decision makers maybe?
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Lowell wrote:
Government picking winners and losers don't.
What language are you trying to communicate in?
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1. shoe in
Also spelt 'shoo in'. The converse of 'shoo away'.
Originally referred to a racehorse which only required minimum urging to finish first. Now relates to anything or anybody that is a foregone conclusion to win.
http://www.english-for-students.com/Shoe-In-1...

Shoe-In or Shoo-In


Shoe-In or Shoo-In :

A race horse so fast that you can merely shoo it across the finish line rather than having to urge it on with stronger measures is a “shoo-in”: an easy winner.

It is particularly unfortunate when this expression is misspelled “shoe-in” because to “shoehorn” something in is to squeeze it in with great difficulty.
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1. shoe in
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Originally referred to a racehorse which only required minimum urging to finish first. Now relates to anything or anybody that is a foregone conclusion to win.
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1. shoe in
Also spelt 'shoo in'. The converse of 'shoo away'.
Originally referred to a racehorse which only required minimum urging to finish first. Now relates to anything or anybody that is a foregone conclusion to win.
The low integrity poster responds. Notice no link to the source of the tripe he just posted.

Thanks mr low integrity poster, we all know where you are coming from.
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I'm so sorry, can't you look it up ???

I see you're too busy trying to redefine reality, so you'll just have to go without....

When you learn to internet search, you'll still be incredibly stupid....

1. shoe in
Also spelt 'shoo in'. The converse of 'shoo away'.
Originally referred to a racehorse which only required minimum urging to finish first. Now relates to anything or anybody that is a foregone conclusion to win.
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I'm so sorry, can't you look it up ???
I see you're too busy trying to redefine reality, so you'll just have to go without....
When you learn to internet search, you'll still be incredibly stupid....
1. shoe in
Also spelt 'shoo in'. The converse of 'shoo away'.
Originally referred to a racehorse which only required minimum urging to finish first. Now relates to anything or anybody that is a foregone conclusion to win.
I did look it up, it was on Yahoo answers and voted on by users, not a reliable source. I like your "I found it on the internet, it must be valid" defense mr low integrity poster.
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Not where I got it, but you couldn't find it seconds ago, so you're probably a moron...
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Not where I got it, but you couldn't find it seconds ago, so you're probably a moron...
I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers because your source is weak. You ask for links from others but then don't provide them yourself, right mr low integrity poster?

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