Woodland Cove Development Scenarios

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Woodland Cove Development Scenarios

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs





Minnetrista contains a 488-acre parcel on Lake Minnetonka characterized by 8,000 feet of shoreline, significant forest and habitat area, and unique topographical features. Development of the site is made more challenging by access issues, environmental protection efforts, and density requirements established by the Metropolitan Council. The City is currently working with a consulting firm to rewrite its planned-unit development ordinance and to articulate a set of public values to guide negotiations with developers who seek to develop under this ordinance. A graduate student in urban and regional planning provided an analysis of various development alternatives for the Lake Minnetonka site using CommunityViz to help the city visualize the results of emphasizing certain public values over others on this parcel.

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This project was supported by a grant from the Community Growth Options (U-CGO) program, a joint project of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

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Pearson, Shawn. (2009). Woodland Cove Development Scenarios. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/203605.

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