New Retail Building Plan Recommended by Planning Commission

A request to construct a multi-tenant retail building at the Shops at Wedgewood moves forward to the Maple Grove City Council.

and could be getting a new neighbor.

A plan to build a 6,500 square-foot multi-tenant retail building at the Shops of Wedgewood received unanimous recommendation from the Maple Grove Planning Commission Sept. 10.

The PUD Development Stage Plan and final plat moves on to the City Council for approval. The request was submitted by Wedgewood Equities, LLC.

The proposed area near Wedgewood Lane and Bass Lake Road had received conceptual approval for a retail building in 2005, according to documents provided to the planning commission. The architecture proposed for the site would be similar to other buildings in the area.

No potential tenants have been announced for the building yet, although the proposal does have the drive-though land around the building to “accommodate a coffee shop.”

Conversation about the proposed multi-tenant retail building during the planning commission primarily focused around drive-though potential for the area.

“This creates a turning movement off of Vinewood Lane (which is a private road) that is not ideal as it would be a sharp u-turn,” Maple Grove City Planner Peter Vickerman wrote in a report to the planning commission. “Staff doesn’t see any alternatives and it is set back far enough from Bass Lake Road there should not be any stacking issues if someone can’t make the u-turn.”

The PUD Development Stage Plan and final plat is scheduled to appear before the Maple Grove City Council at the meeting.

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