Long-term vision for Commerce Drive being looked at, residents want more nightlife, transit and parking

By |2018-07-23T15:18:15-05:00July 23rd, 2018|

The long-term vision and redevelopment of Commerce Drive in upper North Mankato is beginning to take shape as Officials have been working to gain an idea of what could happen in the future along the busy roadway. The City recently discussed landscaping, tree islands to improve pedestrian crossings, improving building facades and eliminating the number of business access points as some short-term options. As for the long-term, Bolton and Menk Transportation Planner Matt Lassonde says they are reaching out to stakeholders to identify specific visions for properties. "The options are not something that would be implemented in the short-term, but to [...]

North Mankato review backs rental cap in single-family housing districts

By |2018-06-20T14:51:27-05:00June 20th, 2018|

Feedback from the North Mankato Rental Density Advisory Group has reaffirmed a 10-percent cap on rentals in areas zoned for single-family and duplex homes. The Council has received recommendations from the group that oversaw aspects of the ordinance that was put into place in September of 2016. Some of the priorities included enforcing off-street parking, ensuring rentals underwent inspections and that rental strikes and complaints were addressed. City Administrator John Harrenstein says they are seeing the rental density regulations work as they were intended to because they were limited to single-family housing districts. North Mankato City Administrator John Harrenstein. [...]

North Mankato preparing to expand industrial park further to the west

By |2018-04-03T11:51:29-05:00April 3rd, 2018|

North Mankato is preparing to expand its industrial park to the west, which will include approximately 200 acres of new property. On Monday night the City Council approved directing officials to prepare an engineering report that would take the North Port Industrial Park to the west of the Mayo Health System and Harrison Truck properties. City Administrator John Harrenstein says the request confirms that the city is growing and that there is desire to develop in the industrial park. North Mankato City Administrator John Harrenstein. "What the city is contemplating now is a future extension of Carlson Drive and [...]

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