Availability of the environmental assessment worksheet (EAW)
The total project area encompasses an approximately five and one-half acre site, formerly occupied by Superior Plating, located at University Avenue NE and 1st Avenue NE in Minneapolis. This phased development is anticipated to be developed in two separate phases and would provide at completion up to 750 attached residential units, 75,000 square feet of commercial space and 1,000 off-street parking spaces. Phase I would encompass the western parcel (Parcel 1) and include low-rise attached residential units, a tower up to 20 stories in height that includes up to 260 dwelling units, 26,000 square feet of commercial space, and approximately 360 parking spaces which would be enclosed within a three level parking structure (one level below ground and two levels above ground). Each phase would be taken through the City’s design and approval process independently.
Copies of the EAW will be available for review at the downtown Minneapolis Central Library located at 300 Nicollet Mall, and in the office of the City’s CPED, Land Use, Design and Preservation Section at 505 Fourth Ave. S., 320 Public Service Building. Notice will be published in the EQB Monitor on Monday, March 2nd, 2015. Public comments on the EAW must be made within the 30-day comment period, which ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. It is anticipated that the Zoning and Planning Committee at its regular meeting on April 23, 2015, or at a subsequent meeting, will receive a report and recommendation from City staff, hear comment from all parties and consider the adequacy of this EAW and the need for an Environmental Impact Statement for this proposal. The City Council will act on the recommendation of this Committee at a subsequent meeting on May 1, 2015.
Notice of Decision
The City of Minneapolis has completed the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) process for the Superior Plating Site Redevelopment located on the properties at 315 1st Avenue NE, 101 4th Street NE, 115 4th Street NE, 119 4th Street NE, 125 4th Street NE, 108 5th Street NE, 116 5th Street NE, and 120 5th Street NE in Minneapolis. On May 1, 2015, the City Council decided to not order the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), therefore making a Negative Declaration, and adopting the Findings of Fact and Record of Decision document. This City Council action was approved by the Mayor on May 8, 2015, and was published in the Finance and Commerce newspaper on May 9, 2015.