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An External Review of the Post-Development Phase of the Crest Ridge Corporate Center, Glen Lake Redevelopment, and Goodwill Industries Development.

Cakici, Hanife, Douglas Moon, Alejandra De Freitas , and Chendong Pi

Prepared by students in OLPD 8595: Evaluation Problems (Instructor Jean King; Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development) as part of the 2012-2013 Resilient Communities Project partnership with the City of Minnetonka.

The Minnetonka Planning Division routinely works with developers and other stakeholders to manage development projects in the community, some of which are initially contentious with neighbors who live nearby. Objections to the projects range from concerns about density and traffic to potential negative impacts on natural resources or community character. This project revisited three past developments–the Glen Lake Redevelopment Project, the Crest Ridge Corporate Center, and the Goodwill Industries Development–that were contentious at the time the projects were under review. The goal was to determine, several years after development, if community goals were met, neighborhood concerns addressed, and whether developments remain controversial. In addition to providing answers to these questions, students made recommendations for how the city can enhance the public input process for future developments to ensure that the needs and concerns of both developers and residents are being considered.

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Minneapolis: Resilient Communities Project
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is supported by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Institute on the Environment.
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