CITY: TIF Modification Hearing



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Wayzata (the “City”) Hennepin County, State of Minnesota, will hold a public hearing on September 5, 2017, at approximately 7:00 P.M. at the Wayzata City Council Chambers in City Hall, 600 Rice Street E., Wayzata, Minnesota, relating to the Wayzata Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s (the “HRA”) proposed modification of the Tax Increment Financing Plan (the “TIF Plan Modification”) for Tax Increment Financing District No. 3 (the “District”) within the Central Area Redevelopment District, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, 469.001 to 469.047 and Sections 469.174 to 469.1794, all inclusive, as amended. Copies of the TIF Plan Modification are on file and available for public inspection at the office of the City Manager at City Hall.

The District is located within the Central Area Redevelopment District and the City. A map of the Central Area Redevelopment District and the District therein is set forth below. Subject to certain limitations, tax increment from the District may be spent on eligible uses within the boundaries of the Central Area Redevelopment District.

All interest persons may appear at the hearing and present their views orally or prior to the meeting in writing.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager

Historical Society 35th Anniversary Celebration Postponed to August 23

The Wayzata Historical Society has postponed the 35th Anniversary Celebration to August 23rd. The event had originally been scheduled for August 16th.

President Joanie Holst joked about the reason for delay, “Well, thanks a lot, Minnesota (insert sarcasm here)… We have been watching the weather diligently, and it appears that rain and thunderstorms are practically guaranteed for tomorrow evening, August 16th. So, we have reluctantly made the decision to postpone tomorrow’s celebration to the scheduled rain date of August 23rd (same times).

Event goers can expect tickets purchased to be honored on the 23rd. Refunds are available for those who can’t make it on the 23rd.

CCX Media: New coach leads Wayzata football at opening practice 📹

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From CCX Media: “Though most high school football teams work out together for much of the summer, it’s a different feeling when official practices begin. That was the case Monday morning at Wayzata and at schools around the northwest suburbs.”

Dan Gustafson Coldwell Banker Burnet

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“Lambert Brown started his first day of his first season as Trojans head coach. Brown came to Wayzata last season as assistant head coach, and he takes over for Brad Anderson, who won 10 conference titles and three state championships in his 18 seasons as head coach.

Brown was activities director at Maple Grove before getting back into teaching and coaching last school year.”

Three vehicle crash on Wayzata Boulevard 📷

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Police Chief Mike Risvold directs traffic at the scene.
Police Chief Mike Risvold directs traffic at the scene. Image © 2017 Dan Gustafson & All rights reserved.

A three vehicle crash occurred at the corner of Wayzata Boulevard and Central Ave Thursday August 10th at about 12:50 pm. All parties walked away from the collision.

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Initial reports indicated that an ambulance had turned over on it side. Upon further examination it was a medical supply truck carrying oxygen and it was fortunate that there were no explosions. The case is pending further investigation by the Wayzata Police Department.

Firefighters Mike Wilson and Alex Plechash take safety measures.
Firefighters Mike Wilson and Alex Plechash take safety measures. Image © 2017 Dan Gustafson & All rights reserved.

CITY: Boatworks / Wayzata Blu Parking

City of Wayzata
Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a
public hearing to consider a development application from Boatworks II, LLC and Gatehouse Properties, Ltd. to amend the existing conditional use permit for joint and shared parking facilities for the properties at 294 Grove La E and 259 Lake St E.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 21,
2017 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, Minnesota.

All pertinent information is on file and available for public viewing at Wayzata
City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and be heard on the matter, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting.

Jeffrey R Thomson
Director of Planning and Building
(952) 404-5312

CITY: Wayzata Blu

City of Wayzata
Public Hearing Notice
Wayzata Blu

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a development application from Gatehouse Properties, Ltd. to redevelop the properties at 259, 269, and 275 Lake St E and 339 Barry Ave S.

The application would include demolition of the existing commercial buildings on the properties and construction of a new three story mixed use building consisting of office/retail uses and 18 residential condominiums. The application includes (1) PUD general plan of development, (2) design review, (3) preliminary and final plat subdivision, (4) shoreland impact plan, and (5) conditional use permit.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, Minnesota. All pertinent information is on file and available. for public viewing at Wayzata City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend
the public hearing and be heard on the matter, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting.

Jeffrey R. Thomson
Director of Planning and Building
(952) 404-5312

2017 Wayzata Beach Bash lineup announced

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Randy Houser
Gates: 6:00 PM | All Ages

Big & Rich With Cowboy Troy
The Cadillac Three
Gates: 5:00 PM | All Ages

2017 Wayzata Beach Bash
2017 Wayzata Beach Bash

*Limited VIP Tickets: $135.00 | G.A. Tickets: $40.00
-plus applicable fees-
*VIP Tickets include a viewing access closest to stage, dinner at
6Smith Restaurant with access to patio and rooftop

Purchase Tickets Here:

A lifelong road warrior widely acclaimed for his powerful “cannon of a voice” (Green Bay Press-Gazette), Randy Houser has logged thousands of miles – and played to millions of fans and will bring his high-energy show to Wayzata on Friday, September 8th. With a long and strong library of hit songs, wild shows, great videos and fun times, Wayzata Beach Bash is joined by the fearless team of Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy on Saturday, September 9th.

Source: K102

Redeemer Christian Academy Name Change Reflects Growth

School gets new brand, facilities upgrades but stays committed to classical Christian education

Wayzata— Redeemer Lutheran Church has occupied the northwest corner of Ferndale and Wayzata Boulevard for over 64 years. 40 years ago the church also added a school and Redeemer Lutheran School, Wayzata was born. This spring, the school and church voted unanimously to change the name of the school to Redeemer Christian Academy.

“The name change reflects a change in the makeup of our school families,” said school administrator Linda Wiebold. Wiebold also teaches first grade language arts and math at the school. “Our school’s growth has been from families outside of our church, and many of those families are non-Lutherans,” said Wiebold.

The school has always been open to non-Redeemer families. Over the last decade the school has grown, and today over 80% of the families that attend the school worship at another church. When the school started 40 years ago, those numbers were reversed. The change to Christian Academy removes any doubt that all are welcome at Redeemer.

“We have seen a growing demand from parents in our community that are looking for a Christian based education and a place that emphasizes faith in all aspects of life,” said Pastor Steve Ferber, whose four daughters also attend Redeemer Christian Academy. “While our name will change, our mission to equip students for their journey on the road through this life to eternal life with God will never change. We remain steadfast in our commitment to teachings for a LIFEtime: Learning, Integrity, Faith, and Excellence to become equipped disciples of Jesus.”

As part of the name change, the school will be adding new exterior signage and making some significant facility upgrades. Redeemer students have always excelled academically and athletically, even surpassing many other schools in the region. “The improvements reflect a growing school that is committed to giving our kids an all around great experience,” said Wiebold. Redeemer has already upgraded their computer lab, language lab, added new lockers and improved athletic facilities. The rest of the upgrades are scheduled to be completed before the school year begins on August 28th, 2017.

While many other Christian schools have seen declining enrollment over the past several years, Redeemer’s enrollment has grown from 5 years ago, but there are still spots available Wiebold says. Many of our classes are filling up, but there are at least 1-2 spots in every grade level, except pre-K which is full.

Wiebold credits prayer and word of mouth marketing for their recent growth. “We have a wonderful group of parents who are passionate about our school and all of our students,” said Wiebold. “That passion is contagious, and they are sharing it with their friends and neighbors. Now is our chance to share it with the rest of the community. Great things are happening at Redeemer Christian Academy.”

Professional Match Race Sailing Returns August 10th – 13th, 2017

Wayzata Match Cup Racing 2016.

THE EVENT Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, July 20th, 2017 – After a successful exhibition event in 2016, the Wayzata Match Cup is pleased to announce the return of the flying M32 catamarans to Lake Minnetonka for a bigger, more competitive event August 10-13, 2017. With BMW of Minnetonka as the title sponsor, 4 M32 catamarans and 4 world class teams will compete to determine the winner of the Wayzata Match Cup with a mix of fleet and match racing over 4 days of spectacular sailing on Wayzata Bay.

Wayzata Match Cup Racing
Wayzata Match Cup Racing event 2016. Photo © 2016 Dan Gustafson. All rights reserved.

With a mission of bringing the international spotlight to the Twin Cities and Lake Minnetonka while inspiring the next generation of sailors from Minnesota, the Wayzata Match Cup is poised to be a show stopper once again. “Having boats and sailors that are currently involved in the World Match Race Tour is something special for Lake Minnetonka,” commented Sam Rogers, Wayzata Match Cup organizer. “We are once again humbled by the support of our sponsors BMW of Minnetonka, RBA Consultants, Hotel Landing, SageView Advisory Group, 6Smith, Yeti and with help from the City of Wayzata and the local businesses that want to see this event succeed while bringing a unique event to our area. All we need now is some wind!”

A unique feature of the Wayzata Match Cup are the Pro-Am rides which allow for local sailors or sailing enthusiasts to team up with the sailors on a catamaran and compete in an actual race. The BMW of Minnetonka Pro-Am will take place on Thursday, August 10th, and more pro-am racing will take place throughout the weekend. “We are very excited to be part of the Wayzata Match Cup this year,” commented Jerry Moe, General Manager for Carousel Motor Group. “This is a unique inaugural event that brings a spotlight to Lake Minnetonka and provides BMW of Minnetonka a unique platform to partner with.”

With an impressive line-up of teams participating in 2017, the competition on the water promises to be intense, pushing the M32s to the limit providing a show for spectators and sponsors. Returning in 2017 is Team 1350 from Jamestown, Rhode Island, featuring a team of young rock stars, 1350 will look to use their experience from the World Match Race Tour and improve on their finish from last year.

Representing the USA in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and as current World Match Race Tour cardholders, E11EVEN Racing lead by Markus Edregan will make an appearance and use their experience to secure a win in Wayzata. The local team and winners of the 2016 Wayzata Match Cup will be lead by Sam Rogers and a team of professional sailors that will put on a show for the spectators. The last team in 2017 has former Olympian and current World Match Race Tour contender Sally Barkow as the skipper, along with a talented team of women sailors that will look to show they have plenty of muscle to win the title.

Sponsorship opportunities which include rides for the Pro-Am are still available.


This event is open to the public and races are planned on Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka. Land based viewing will take place at 6 Smith and from 12-4pm on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday August 13th.

More information can be found at

Wayzata Sailing School video 📹

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The Wayzata Community Sailing Center has put together this video highlighting the need to raise funds in pursuit of the Mike Plant Center–a new building to replace the aged house on the site.

Named after world renowned Mike Plant, a Deephaven native, the center is expected to be trans-formative for the WCSC.

As of this article, 75% of the $4 million dollars required to construct the facility has been raised. A groundbreaking is expected in the fall of 2017.

A rendering of the new Mike Plant Sailing Center. Image courtesy WCSC.
A rendering of the new Mike Plant Sailing Center. Image courtesy WCSC.



Today Show Weatherman Al Roker dines at Bellecour

Today Show Weatherman Al Roker self reported via Twitter than he would be dining at Gavin Kaysen’s Bellecour due to an airline scheduling issue. Roker had eaten at Spoon and Stable on August 1st, and had such a good experience he decided to venture to the French Bistro in Wayzata on August 2nd after receiving news that his flight back to New York had been cancelled.

Roker is best known for his long running stint on the Today Show, part of the NBC morning line-up broadcast M-F from Rockefeller Center in New York, New York. The national weatherman was in town for a “#summerofyes shoot with @megynkelly,” according to his Facebook page.

Stay tuned to, your Al Roker dines on Lake Street leader.

Mill Street Parking Ramp Grand Opening Aug 10

Mill Street Parking Ramp, Wayzata MN.

The City of Wayzata invites you to the Grand Opening of the Mill Street Parking Ramp! Get an inside look at the City’s newest facility with over 385 public parking stalls serving downtown Wayzata. Come hear Mayor Ken Willcox and the project team share more about this exciting project.

Mark this on your calendar and spread the word by forwarding this invitation to friends and family.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Mill Street Parking Ramp
725 Mill Street Wayzata, MN 55391

9:00 a.m.: Introduction by Mayor Ken Willcox
9:10 a.m.: Brief presentation by project team
9:20 a.m.: Refreshments and Q&A
9:30 a.m.: Project tours

CITY: Benedicts’ Liquor License hearing

City of Wayzata
Public Hearing Notice
City Considering On-Sale Intoxicating liquor license and Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor license

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as time permits, in the Community Room at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN to consider a request by Shake and Bake LLC DBA “Benedict’s” for an On-Sale Intoxicating liquor License and Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License for a restaurant located at 845 Lake Street E Wayzata, MN.

All interested persons who desire to be heard on this request are invited to attend the public hearing, or to submit written materials poor to the meeting.

Jeffrey Dahl
City Manager

Circle of Wise Women study group begins Sept. 26 at Unitarian Church

Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka

“Exploring Spiritual Aging/Sage-ing for Women” is a lively, progressive women’s study group meeting at the new Unitarian Universalist Church at 2030 Wayzata Blvd. East.

Led by Creative Spirit director, Gabriel Ross using the text, “From Aging to Saging by Schachter-Shaloni and Miller the group will discuss how to create an aging process for themselves that is full of adventure, passion, mystery and fulfillment as well as explaining exactly how to become a sage in their own community. Participants will find the class provides a helpful and moving way to use their own experiences to nurture, heal , mentor and enjoy elder years.

Early registration is underway.  Contact Gabriel at 651-644-4266 or email for more information and the registration form.

Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 26 and run through March 27th with breaks at several points, including the winter holidays.