During the Oct. 22 Long Lake city council meeting, Mayor Charlie Miner gave an update on the progress on the Virginia Ave and at the old BP station and the council saw presentations by Mike Bash of the Orono School Board and heard a request for rezoning.

In a recent Economic Development Authority meeting, Miner said there was a discussion regarding a city-owned Virginia Ave property, which resulted in the decision to suspend negotiations with Trinity Vicent until an issue with the property deed can be sorted.

Trinity Vicent proposed to have a 110 unit senior assisted and memory care apartment built on the currently city-owned property.

“We are going to research further but we decided as an EDA to suspend further negotiations with Trinity Vicent and look into correcting an issue with the deed before trying to sell that property,” Mayor Miner said.

The Economic Development Authority also discussed a request for proposal process for the property located at 1905 Wayzata Blvd. According to Miner, they are working on a draft and are hoping to have it approved at the next economic development meeting.

Orono School Board Member Mike Bash presented city council members with information regarding the technology levy renewal referendum that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

City council members also approved a request for rezoning to planned unit development, planned unit development master plan and a preliminary plat for 57 Cooperative style condominium units at 1948 Wayzata Blvd and 570 Brown Road N. The two parcels were zoned differently and the approved rezoning to only multi-family housing.

The next Economic Development Authority meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m.

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