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Final Open House for Eden Prairie Green Living Neighborhood to Take Place

Updated: 02/24/2014 4:33 PM
Created: 02/24/2014 1:52 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

The final open house for Eden Prairie residents to voice their opinions on a high density housing plan will take place Monday night.

In 2012, the city proposed its plan to create a green living development on the southwest corner of Scenic Heights and Eden Prairie roads near Highway 212.

The neighborhood, called Eden Gardens, would consist of 36 homes built on 8 acres of land, which is currently owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The homes, ranging from $240,000 to $360,000, would be equipped with energy-efficient features to achieve Green Path certification, which is awarded to sustainable homes by the Twin Cities Builder's Association.

Homestead Partners, who was chosen to design the development after a selection process, has been adjusting the plans due to the influx of comments by Eden Prairie residents.

One such modification is having higher-priced houses along the outskirts of the development to off-set concerns from adjacent homeowners claiming the high-density houses would lower their property value, according to city documents.

The open house will take place at 6 p.m. at the City Center.

The proposal will then be sent to the city's planning commission for review on March 10, with action expected in April.

A drawing of homes proposed as part of the Eden Gardens green living development.
Photo: Website/City of Eden Prairie

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