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