What’s Next for Old Noble Park and Ride in Brooklyn Park?
The city of Brooklyn Park is taking a closer look at what could be located at the old Noble Park and Ride.
Metro Transit vacated the nearly seven acre property at Noble and 95th Avenue North back in 2014 when it moved to the current Park and Ride that’s located to the west. Brooklyn Park purchased the property in June 2018.
The land is currently zoned as a public institution, which means it cannot be turned into a business or residence. But the city would like to get the property back on the tax rolls. They’ve even had calls asking about the property.
This week, the Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority decided to partner with a national nonprofit and financing organization called Corridor Development Initiative (CDI) Process. The nonprofit will engage with neighboring residents and businesses and research market realities before suggesting what the land use and zoning should be. The city has partnered with the organization two other times to study the reuse of a site at Regent and Brooklyn Boulevard and again for a housing site near North Hennepin Community College.
“I can see this really being a great location for a developer with the transportation right there and being right off the freeway,” said Tonja West-Hafner, Brooklyn Park EDA commissioner. “I can see this being a hot commodity once we figure this out.”
The cost to partner with CDI is $26,570, which will come out of the EDA budget. If all goes according to plan, the site should be ready to accept proposals for development in late spring 2020.
To listen to the full discussion at the Brooklyn Park EDA meeting, click here.