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Bloomington Central Station/McGough Development
The approved Bloomington Central Station project is a 50 acre mixed-use transit oriented development (TOD) located on the HealthPartners corporate office campus west of 34th Avenue, south of American Boulevard and north of East Old Shakopee Road. The project centers around the Bloomington Central Station, one of three Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations in the City of Bloomington. The City Council approved a Preliminary Development Plan for the project on December 6, 2005. The approved plan includes high density residential (1103 units), a 200 room full service hotel, office (including the existing HealthPartners office tower) and retail uses and parks and common open space with a total project gross floor area of approximately 2,990,600 square feet.
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Approved Master Plan
Primary site access points will be from American Boulevard East at International Drive and from East Old Shakopee Road. The approved revised plan included refinement of the next phase of residential development (840 dwelling units) located north of the LRT line and the Reflections condominium project, change in the location and program for the full-service hotel, revision of the office development program, and additional detail on the Central Station Park.
Master Plan Summary and Design Guidelines for the Development
The purpose of the design guidelines is to bring together site planning, engineering, architectural design and landscape design into one vision and to set standards to achieve a world class development. The guidelines serve as a means of direction, but also maintain a level of flexibility in the standards and in the design and review process to allow for interesting and creative solutions.
A traffic study was completed for Bloomington Central Station in 2004. The purpose of the study was to determine the traffic impacts on the adjacent roadway system. It also defines the necessary improvements to accommodate the traffic increase related to the proposed redevelopment along with other adjacent developments in the area.
Phase I - Reflections
The Reflections condominium project opened in July, 2006.
Also in December 2005, the City Council approved a Final Development Plan for the first phase of housing. The project site is a 2.9 acre parcel and north and west of 34th Avenue and East Old Shakopee Road. It consists of two 17-story residential towers (263 dwelling units) above an underground two level parking structure (33 visitor and 339 resident spaces).
Bloomington Central Station Park
Bloomington Central Station Park is 1.9 acres and is the focal point for the development. It opened in June 2007 and is a public park featuring seating areas, garden rooms, water walls and fountains, paved and lighted walkways, and public art. Construction of the park was funded with $800,000 in transit-oriented development grants from Hennepin County, $2.7 million in Livable Communities grants from the Metropolitan Council and $500,000 from the developer McGough, who will also maintain and operate the park.
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