The City Council has authorized a planning process to explore future uses for the property north of the Slumberland campus (north of County Road 14, east of I-694) and south of Olson Lake Estates.
The area is currently planned for a multi-use business and industrial park and is the largest undeveloped area in the City. 3M is no longer interested in developing a business park in this area and has decided to sell the property.
Small Area Study
The 3M Small Area Study examines the approximately 200 acre property to determine the best future uses for the land. The City Council will use the study to consider a change in the land use from industrial to a new residential neighborhood. Through the study process, the City Council will set the goals, vision, and development framework that will shape a new master plan for the property.
Following the completion of environmental review in June 2018, the City Council approved a change in the planned land use for the area from a business campus to a new residential neighborhood. The City is now reviewing development standards that will ensure that the vision for the area, as the City Council has defined it in the small area plan, is implemented.