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2018-09-28
Brooklyn Park, MN. Amazon "Hotdish" warehouse rejected by Planning Commission.

It’s not over yet---but the first hearing on a 2.6 million s.f. Amazon distribution facility was rejected Sept. 26th by the Brooklyn Park, MN planning commission, which voted 4-3 against, after hearing from 31 angry neighbors. No residents spoke in favor of the project.

The end user of the warehouse, which will be the biggest such facility in Minnesota, has been kept a secret, but there are few users who could fund and occupy a building the size of 45 football fields. The developer refers to the site as “Project Hotdish.” “We are not being secretive,” the Brooklyn Park planning director has stated.

Jen Geisinger, a neighbor and realtor, told the local NBC station: “Some of my neighbors have recently expressed if this goes through we will have to move, and I said, you guys, it’s too late, your values are going down as we speak, because everybody knows it’s a concern.”

The Brooklyn Park City Council get the final say on October 8th.

Readers are urged to send the message below to Mayor Jeffrey Lunde of Brooklyn Park at: https://www.brooklynpark.org/directory/jeffrey-lunde/contact/

"Mayor Lunde,

I urge you to work with your colleagues on the City Council to encourage all Council members to follow the lead of the Brooklyn Park Planning Commission and voted against Project Hotdish on October 8th.
Project Hotdish is inappropriately scaled to allow the people who invested in homes nearby to thrive. The city should require the developer to put up the funds necessary to allow the city hire independent contractors to do a traffic engineering review of the impacts on level of service, an environmental impact study, and an independent real estate appraiser to analyze the impact of a huge warehouse on surrounding homes.

If Brooklyn Park seeks a ‘balanced economic environment,’ then incompatible land uses need to be brought into balance, and industrial trucking warehouses should only be built in industrial parks. All the requirements of the overlay zone must be satisfied.

This project has been code named 'Project Hotdish' because the full impacts--if publicly disclosed--would be too hot for the developer, or residents, to handle."

What you can do: Readers are urged to send the message below to Mayor Jeffrey Lunde of Brooklyn Park at:

https://www.brooklynpark.org/directory/jeffrey-lunde/contact/

"Mayor Lunde,

I urge you to work with your colleagues on the City Council to encourage all Council members to follow the lead of the Brooklyn Park Planning Commission and vote against Project Hotdish on October 8th.

Project Hotdish is inappropriately scaled to allow the people who invested in homes nearby to thrive. The city should require the developer to put up the funds necessary to allow the city hire independent contractors to do a traffic engineering review of the impacts on level of service, an environmental impact study, and an independent real estate appraiser to analyze the impact of a huge warehouse on surrounding homes.

If Brooklyn Park seeks a ‘balanced economic environment,’ then incompatible land uses need to be brought into balance, and industrial trucking warehouses should only be built in industrial parks. All the requirements of the overlay zone must be satisfied.

This project has been code named 'Project Hotdish' because the full impacts--if publicly disclosed--would be too hot for the developer, or residents, to handle."










 
 
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