The Maple Grove City Council approved plans for the Park Nicollet Regional Specialty Center planned unit development (PUD) development stage plan during its Monday, May 19, meeting.
Other discussions during the meeting were in regards to a Paradise Car Wash and outlot on the former Champps site.
The council heard from City Planner Peter Vickerman about the plans for the Park Nicollet Regional Specialty Center, which will be located adjacent to the existing Park Nicollet building at 15800 95th Ave. N.
The project will be a three-story, 93,091-square-foot clinic, medical office building and pharmacy. The facility will be a regional hub for outpatient specialty care. There will be a primary care clinic, urgent care and specialty services such as TRIA Orthopedics, dermatology, oncology, ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, imaging, lab testing among other specialties.
A stand-alone pharmacy will also be included, which will be able to be used by the general public. Although, the applicant stated it may forgo the pharmacy drive-thru and/or parking lot connection to the existing parking lot at 15800 95th Ave. N.
Vickerman said the applicant has “talked about potential future use of the building, up to five stories” and a parking ramp.
The two Park Nicollet buildings will be connected by a skyway.
The applicant, Duane Spiegle, stated there would be no helicopter pad, but there would be ambulance traffic from this building. He added the ground would be broken in August on the new center, which would be opening in late 2015. The remodeling of an existing facility into an ambulatory surgery center would start late 2015 and be completed in the beginning of 2016.
The council then unanimously directed the city attorney to draft a resolution approving the PUD development stage plan, including all site plan and preliminary and final plat components of Park Nicollet Regional Specialty Center, subject to several conditions.
PARADISE CAR WASH
Vickerman said the former Champps site would be developed into two lots, one for a 14,600-square-foot car wash and detail center and the other lot for future bank, medical or dental use. The project will be located off of Elm Creek Boulevard and 80th Circle N.
He said pay stations for the car wash are in a stand-alone arched facility located just northwest of the automatic car wash.
Mayor Mark Steffenson asked if there would be two or three lanes to enter the site. Vickerman said there would be three pay station lanes, but then they would merge into one lane that goes into the car wash. The applicant added that up to 160 cars can go through the car wash in one hour.
Customers can either stay in their vehicles while going through the car wash or they can get out and site inside the building and wait.
Councilor Karen Jaeger asked, “What is so unique about this car wash?” The applicant, Steve Smith, said people have the option for self or full service for detailing. He added construction would start in mid-June with the car wash opening by the end of October.
The council first directed the city attorney to draft a resolution approving the PUD concept and development stage plan, including preliminary plat and all site plan components of Paradise Car Wash and outlot, subject to several conditions.
Secondly, the council directed the city attorney to draft a resolution approving the final plat and paradise addition.
In other action, the council:
DIRECTED the city attorney to draft a resolution approving the PUD concept and development stage plan, including all site plan and preliminary and final plat components of Red Rock Business Park, subject to several conditions. The two office warehouse buildings (182,512 square feet and 140,000 square feet) project will be located south of County Road 81 and north of 89th Avenue N. This is the former Country Concrete facility.
APPROVED the promotion of Travis Pobuda to the position of police sergeant at an annual salary of $79,381, effective June 2 and the promotion of Shawn Watson to the position of police sergeant at annual salary of $82,345, effective May 27. Each are subject to a 12-month probationary period.
PROCLAIMED Tuesday, Aug. 5, at National Night Out in Maple Grove.
APPROVED the hiring of Wayne Faue to the position of water/sewer maintenance I at an annual salary of $37,180, effective June 3 and subject to a 12-month probationary period.