Brooklyn Park Considers 41-Unit Detached Townhome Dev. for Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park is considering a detached townhome development for the Brooklyn Boulevard location where the bar called Blondie’s used to operate.
The Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority approved a resolution Monday night selling two vacant EDA properties to Pulte Homes for a development of 41 detached townhomes.
“I hear from a lot of residents in that area who have one-bedroom rentals and need more space,” said Mayor Jeff Lunde, who also serves as president of the Brooklyn Park EDA. “I’m hoping seniors who might want to be close to their families might find it desirable.”
The developer hopes that too. The townhomes would be between 1300 and 1700 square feet with two bedrooms and a two car garage. They would be targeted to seniors and empty nesters who are looking to downsize and might find the open home with no yard work or snow removal attractive. The townhomes would sell for $280,000-$350,000 and there would also be association fees.
The main concern among EDA members was that if the owners could gradually turn properties into rental homes.
“My impression is they rent and it goes downhill from there,” said Lunde. “Sometimes with the markets going up and down, we end up with rentals and it doesn’t serve the purpose we are hoping.”
EDA members echoed that concern, but ultimately voted to recommend approval for the project.
“We haven’t had this one the tax rolls in 20 years, so I’m excited to get it back on,” said Terry Parks, EDA member.
Watch the full meeting here.