Council Brief for Week of May 28, 2024

Council Brief for Week of May 28, 2024

This week's Council Brief covers a transportation update on the right-of-way acquisition process, a Carver County Housing Study, 2024 Senior Advisory Committee Work Plan, 2024 Parks & Recreation Committee Work Plan, 2024 Planning Commission Annual Workplan and Year-End Review, and a Final Plat, Final PUD Rezoning, and Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Huntersbrook Creekside Third Addition.

Transportation Update: Right-of-Way Acquisition Process
The upcoming transportation projects in the City of Victoria include a need for the project teams to acquire property to facilitate the construction of the improvements.
 
Discussion Overview
While the teams seek to avoid impacts on private property, the acquisition of privately owned property is sometimes necessary to administer, plan, construct, maintain, and safely operate roads. An attorney with Kennedy & Graven spoke to Council regarding an overview of the right-of-way acquisition process.

Community Impact
For the Highway 5/11 Downtown West Improvement project, the City is the lead agency which means that as the project moves forward, the City Council will be asked at a future meeting to take specific action as part of the property acquisition process. 
 
Carver County Housing Study
Maxfield Research, a firm specializing in housing market studies, was hired by the Carver County Community Development Authority (CDA) to conduct a detailed housing study for Carver County.
 
Discussion Overview
Allison Streich, Deputy Director of the Carver County CDA, presented an overview of housing data for the City of Victoria as reported in the Maxfield Research Housing Study which aimed to assess current housing conditions, identify gaps in housing availability, and predict future housing needs in the county.
 
Community Impact
Recommendations on the number and types of housing products that should be considered in each submarket were provided that can help in future development discussions.
 
2024 Senior Advisory Committee Work Plan  
Annually, the Senior Advisory Committee adopts a work plan to help guide its activities through the upcoming year.
 
Discussion Overview
Activities for the coming year include but are not limited to asessing the Senior Resource Packet, reviewing alternatives to the Senior Resource Expo, recommending ways to communicate to our senior population, serve as a stakeholder in planning discussions, develop walking routes, engage with the Carver County Office of Aging, and explore what a senior facility could look like in Victoria.  
 
Community Impact
The Victoria Senior Advisory Committee provides recommendations and advocates for resources, programming, and education for our 55+ community.
 
2024 Parks & Recreation Committee Work Plan
Annually, the Parks & Recreation Committee adopts a work plan to guide its activities through the upcoming year.
 
Discussion Overview
Workplan focus areas for the coming year include the Victoria Recreation Center (analysis of community feedback and participate in future planning sessions), pubic engagement for park projects (processes for public engageent for new park developments and remodeling spaces), moments of delight (small recreational play, trail gap priorities), and the west and south growth areas (define park needs and identify future water access locations).
 
Community Impact
The Parks & Recreation Committee reviews and makes recommendations on issues related to recreation, leisure, parks and open space.
 
2024 Planning Commission Annual Workplan
Annually, the Planning Commission adopts a work plan to guide its activities through the upcoming year.
 
Discussion Overview
Several activities include providing recommendations on all sketch plats, preliminary plats, variances, conditional use permits and other applications, reviewing placemaking standards for the Central Business District, conducting an analysis of current cannabis business regulations, reviewing an ordinance to reestablish commercial zoning districts, reviewing an ordinance modifying sign regulations.
 
Community Impact
The Planning Committee reviews, researches and makes recommendations on issues related to site plans, subdivisions, land use and zoning.
 
Final Plat, Final PUD Rezoning, and Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Huntersbrook Creekside Third Addition
Pat Wrase, Tradition Development, LLC,  submitted a Final Plat application for 10 of the 13 executive style lots in Huntersbrook Creekside Third Addition, along with a final rezoning to Planned Unit Development (PUD) and a Comprehensive Plan Amendment.
 
Discussion Overview
Huntersbrook Creekside Third Addition is the third of four planned phases of Huntersbrook Creekside.
 
Community Impact
City Council approved the Final Plat and Rezoning to PUD for the development. The Comprehensive Plan Amendment will come back to Council at a later time. 
 

Consent Items
Items on the Consent Agenda are routine, administrative, do not require deliberation, or are housekeeping items required by law.

Approved During Meeting
  • Previous Meeting Minutes
  • Claims Roster
  • 2024 Community Builder Nominations
  • Fire Department Report for April 2024
  • Monthly Report from the Carver County Sheriff's Office
  • Lions Foundation of Victoria an Off-Site Gambling Premises Permit for a BINGO Event on July 20 and 21, 2024 at the Lions Park Pavilion
  • Lions Foundation of Victoria an Off-Site Gambling Premises Permit for a Raffle Event on July 20, 2024 at the Lions Park Pavilion
  • Temporary Liquor License for Victoria Lions Club for July 19, 20, and 21, 2024
  • Purchase of Bobcat 24" High Flow Asphalt Planer from Lano Equipment
  • SECA Skid-Mount Easement Reel Attachment from Flexible Pipe Tools and Equipment
  • Adopt Shoreland Tributary Ordinance
  • Development Agreement between Tradition Development, LLC and the City of Victoria for Huntersbrook Creekside Second Addition




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