Weber Woods update

Weber Woods is a step closer to preservation. The Minneapolis City Council’s Ways and Means Committee has accepted purchase offers for the land from Edina and St. Louis Park. Edina’s purchase agreement stipulates that the City will only use the land for park purposes (e.g., open space, outdoor recreation, a dog park), storm water management facilities and public utilities. St. Louis Park’s purchase agreement allows them to develop a portion of their part of the site for residential uses. (Because their offer included the possibility of development, SLP paid a higher rate.) If the Minneapolis City Council approves the purchase agreement at their July 29 meeting, Edina City Manager Scott Neal will advance the agreement to the Edina City Council for review and approval at the August 18 meeting. After that, Edina has no immediate plans for the site. Ideally, residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on any proposals—so stay tuned.