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May 2013 • Vol. 4, No. 5


MOM Brands

The City Council voted on April 15 to approve a Conditional Use Permit for MOM Brands to develop site improvements adjacent to their two buildings in the Fairfield Business Campus. These improvements will involve new parking lot construction, pedestrian connections between the buildings, additional landscaping and lighting, and the construction of four additional rain gardens to accommodate increased storm water run-off that will be generated on their site. MOM Brands is currently completing a $4.3 million renovation of their second building. All of the work for the building renovation and site improvements will be completed by the end of the summer at which time MOM Brands will be relocating 100 employees from their current corporate headquarters in Downtown Minneapolis to Lakeville. This will result in a total of 350 employees being located in Lakeville.


subdivision improvements

The City Council approved the Summerlyn 1st Addition final plat at its April 1 meeting. This is a 36 lot subdivision being developed by Lennar Corporation north of 194th Street and west of Holyoke Avenue. The City Council also approved the Tullamore 2nd Addition final plat at the same meeting. This is a 19 lot subdivision also being developed by Lennar Corporation and is located north of 170th Street and west of Pilot Knob Road.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the Stone Ridge preliminary plat at their April 18 meeting. This is a 53 lot subdivision being developed by DR Horton located along County Road 50 and south of 188th Street.


Poquet Auto Service Center

Located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and County Road 50, Poquet Auto recently opened a new service and maintenance center for the south metro, specializing in import vehicles. Plans also include car sales later this summer.


people at job fair

Lakeville businesses are positioned to hire! The City of Lakeville hosted a job fair on April 30 at the Lakeville Heritage Center where over a dozen businesses interacted with more than 420 attendees. Thank you to the employers, job seekers, and the Minnesota Workforce Center for helping make this event a success.


Open to Business logo

The new Open to Business program is now up and running in Lakeville. Open to Business will provide technical assistance to individuals interested in starting or expanding their business. The program will also provide loans to start-up and small businesses and larger loans/packages to established businesses. A representative from Open to Business will have regular office hours at Lakeville City Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome during these hours, or to schedule an appointment at another time, contact Laurie Crow at (952) 484-3107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


I-35 road sign

Residents and business should prepare for the month-long closure of southbound I-35E between County Road 42 and the I-35W/35E split in Burnsville. Motorists will encounter delays and a detour as the southbound lanes close at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 3. The road will remain closed for up to 30 days. The posted detour will direct motorists to westbound I-494 and southbound I-35W.

In addition, northbound I-35W will close between the I-35E/35W split and County Road 42 at 10 p.m. May 3 and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 6. A signed detour will direct motorists to northbound I-35E.

Also, southbound I-35W will close between County Road 42 and the I-35E/35W split at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and reopen by 7 a.m. Sunday, May 5 as crews remove the deck for the I-35E bridge spanning the roadway. The detour will direct motorists to I-35 using Buck Hill Road and Crystal Lake Road.

To sign up for the project’s e-mail updates or for more information, visit the project’s website.


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The City of Lakeville recently launched several Facebook pages to keep residents and businesses up-to-date on City news and events. Like the Economic Development Department page to get updates and news on business happenings around the City. Go to Facebook and join in the conversation.


Lakeville residential construction

The City has issued building permits with a total valuation of $43,247,900 through April. This compares to a total valuation of $28,919,608 through April of 2012.

The City issued commercial and industrial permits with a total valuation of $5,343,750 through April compared to a total valuation of $2,137,500 during the same period in 2012. The City has also issued permits for 104 single family homes through April with a total valuation of $31,595,000. This compares to 68 single family home permits through April of 2012 with a total valuation of $20,138,000.

To see the complete building permit report for April and year-to-date, download the PDFs from our website.

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City Council meetings
• Monday, May 6 and 20 at 7 p.m.

Finance Committee meeting
• Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m.

Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Committee meeting
• Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.

Planning Commission meeting
• Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

Economic Development Commission meeting
• Tuesday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m.


For more information, contact the Community & Economic Development Department
(952) 985-4420
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