Saint Peter Council ok’s vacating portion of Lincoln Drive in front of Middle School to improve safety

By |2018-08-17T14:56:18-05:00August 17th, 2018|

Saint Peter has approved the vacation of Lincoln Drive in front of the Middle School, a move meant to improve safety on the stretch of road between Broadway Avenue and West Grace Street. Flowing conversion of the former High School building into the Middle School last year, 5th through 8th grade students were exiting the cafeteria on the street side during their lunch break. Closing the portion of roadway is said to provide students with a safe crossing and allow for future improvements on both sides of the street, as the district owns the property on both sides of Lincoln Drive. [...]

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 finalizes Marie Lane and Industrial Park projects

By |2018-04-19T16:20:36-05:00April 19th, 2018|

Two projects receiving interest will cost North Mankato less after bids came in under engineer's estimates. Holtmeier Construction was awarded the Marie Lane extension project with a bid of nearly 166-thousand dollars, according to City Engineer Dan Sarff. "That bid was about 6-percent below the engineers estimate and about 3-percent below the next lowest bid. As I understand it, all of the provisions of the developers agreement associated with the Nature View Subdivision #2 have been accommodated." Construction will start this summer on the project to extend the roadway to the new high-end home subdivision. Street and utility extensions for Marie [...]

North Mankato agrees to pay $256K for extension of Marie Lane to new development

By |2018-02-21T13:13:52-06:00February 21st, 2018|

A new residential development has been approved in North Mankato, with the City kicking in around 256-thousand dollars to extend the west end of Marie Lane. The Council cleared a number of business items on Tuesday to pave way for the new Nature View Subdivision that will consist of ten lots for future high-end homes. Officials annexed just over 25 acres of land into the City for the development and approved the preliminary and final plat for the project. The Council also entered into a development agreement that calls for the city to finance and construct an extension of Marie Lane. [...]

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