Shoreview Town Center

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As commercial areas of the community age, the City has prepared for these anticipated changes by developing plans for reinvesting and redevelopment within the community. The Shoreview Town Center Plan anticipates the redevelopment of an older light industrial area along Highway 96 between Lexington Avenue and Victoria Street, transforming it into a mixed-use area of residential, civic, and commercial uses. The new buildings, streets and paths would link housing, work, shopping, and public services with improved connections to the area’s natural amenities. The 80-acre Shoreview Town Center area lies between a large wetland complex called Lake Martha and Highway 96. Across the street to the east is the popular civic complex of Shoreview Commons that includes the Shoreview Community Center featuring the Tropics Indoor Water Park, Ramsey County Ice Arena and the Shoreview County Library. To the west at Lexington Avenue is a shopping center that provides a variety of retail services for the community. In between these two activity “anchors,” however, lays an older yet active light industrial area of many small parcels, with cul-de-sac streets that force all traffic onto the busy highway. Anticipating changes away from industrial uses due to the targeted area’s central location and many surrounding amenities, the City formulated an overall plan to guide its response to future redevelopment proposals. During the planning analysis that involved a series of public forums and a community task force of residents and property owners, an economic consultant performed a redevelopment feasibility analysis and reviewed the plans of current industrial property owners so that project phasing could be coordinated with business owners’ plans. The Shoreview Town Center is a 10-15 year master plan designed to accommodate an evolution in uses over time from industrial to a combination of residential, retail, employment and civic uses.

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