Discussions continue on how to best redevelop the former Sartell paper mill site. Over the summer the council approved a one-year moratorium of any new development on the site and a task force was designed to help evaluate potential uses for the property.
Waite Park officials will consider putting a moratorium on their commercial district during tonight's city council meeting. The moratorium would halt any new construction along Highways 23, from the new Luther Honda location to just before Division Street, for the next six to eight months.
Sartell officials are asking for your feedback on their 2016 comprehensive plan. The city's comprehensive plan has not been updated since 2003 and are seeking a fresh look in the city's development issues.
For as busy as 2015 was for Waite Park, 2016 has just as much in store. Planning and Community Development Director Jon Noerenberg says they are excited for the many projects expecting to finish and get started this year.
Waite Park officials are asking residents to complete a survey on how you envision Waite Park's assets and its future development opportunities. The survey is part of a land use study put on by the city and St. Cloud State University.
The early stages of a second two-hotel development in Waite Park have begun. Miller Architects is planning to build a 90-room Staybridge Suites extended-stay hotel and a 120-room Holiday Inn, including a restaurant and bar, on a vacant lot next to Menards along Highway 23.
A better understanding on the plans for a two-hotel and conference center came together after tonight's (Monday) public hearing. Waite Park officials continued their public hearing from last month, after needing more time to collect more info on final TIF numbers.