Wayzata Planning Commission

Sept. 23, 2021

Council talks TIF for Boardwalk: Use it or Lose it?

Joe Fisher, Community Reporter
joe@wayzata.com

The Wayzata City Council has been debating the use of approximately $9 million of tax increment financing funds (TIF) from District 6 in workshops over the last month.

The debate is whether it is appropriate — and in the interest of residents — ...

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Aug. 1, 2021

Q&A With Planning Commission Applicants

The Wayzata City Council will begin interviewing applicants to fill two positions on the Planning Commission this week.

This comes after Commissioner Lindsay Bashioum and Commission Chair Chris Plantan filed for resignation last month. The city put out a call for applicants open through July 23 and six people applied ...

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May 7, 2021

Design standards move ahead after robust discussion

The Wayzata Planning Commission approved a motion to send new design standards on to the City Council.

Andrew Faulkner, project manager with architecture and urban design firm Van Meter Williams Pollack, went into detail on amendments to the proposed design standards. The amendments were in response to discussion held during ...

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April 26, 2021

Wayzata Will Not Adopt a Development Moratorium

The Wayzata City Council could not agree on either a 3 month or 6 month development moratorium at a regular council meeting held April 20th and as a result will take no action to slow development in the Mixed Use Residential/Commercial and Central Business Districts.

The agenda item had ...

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April 6, 2021

City discusses pressing pause on development

Construction is in full swing for the season but residents may be looking for a break from the clatter and congestion.

The fast-moving development on Wayzata Boulevard and Lake Street have left the Planning Commission with questions about the direction the community is going. The commission met virtually with the ...

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April 4, 2021

Planning Commission to hold public hearing on Design Standards

(verbatim) The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a Zoning Ordinance Amendment that incorporates updates to the Chapter 909 of the Wayzata City Code - Design Standards. 

Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm. 

The standards apply to new commercial and multi-family construction. The Wayzata ...

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April 2, 2021

Development Moratorium?

The Wayzata City Council will meet in a joint workshop with the Wayzata Planning Commission on April 5th at 5pm to discuss a development moratorium in the Mixed Use Residential/Commercial and Central Business Districts.

The request comes on the heels of a March 15th special workshop by the Wayzata ...

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April 2, 2021

Flannigan Resigns from Planning Commission

Cites Direction of Planning Commission

Planning Commissioner Greg Flannigan submitted a letter of resignation on March 25th to the City of Wayzata.

Flannigan was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2016, and “during his tenure, he served as Vice Chair of the Commission in 2018 and Chair in 2019. Under ...

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Feb. 21, 2021

Barry Avenue Condos shot down, Panoway on Wayzata Bay enters Phase II

The Wayzata Planning Commission recommended denial for a proposal by Doran Companies to develop 19 condos on Barry Avenue on 3 lots owned by Lowell Zitzloff. The Commission cited too much density on the northern two lots, which are presently zoned for single-family and small-scale residential projects.

Panoway Phase II ...

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Feb. 8, 2021

Trappers Cabin, Relic of Pioneer Era

Irene Stemmer was a force to be reckoned with when it came to the preservation of some of Wayzata’s most historic and treasured connections to the past.

Irene Stemmer & Ken Willcox stand in front of the Wayzata Trappers Cabin

Stemmer arrived in Wayzata in 1945 as the new administrative secretary of the Wayzata School District. She married Lew Stemmer, Jr. in ...

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