Brooklyn Center Hits Pause Button on “Opportunity Site”
Brooklyn Center will take up to a year to study long-term plans for 81 acres of property known as the “opportunity site.”
The opportunity site is between Shingle Creek Parkway, Bass Lake Road, Highway 100 and Summit Drive North. The Brooklyn Center Economic Development Authority owns about 35 acres of the 81-acre site.
The moratorium puts a pause on any development applications. It will allow the city to spend the next year to study the area and revise long-term plans. The city had imagined the southern portion of the land as a mixed-use, vibrant, walkable downtown that features housing, entertainment uses and retail.
People spoke in the public comment portion of the city’s recent council meeting about future development. They urged the council to redevelop the property to benefit people who already live in Brooklyn Center.
Citizens can learn more about the opportunity site in an open house Sept. 19.
For more information, visit the city of Brooklyn Center’s website.