The Arden Hills City Council recently approved two development projects to move forward at its April 26 City Council meeting. A short summary of each project can be found below, and the full proposals can be viewed on the Council’s agenda page.
Kensington Development Partners plan to develop the site at 3787 Lexington Avenue, known as Lexington Station Phase III, which is the final phase of the Lexington Station Redevelopment. This phase includes the demolition of the existing multi-tenant building to accommodate a 43,000 square foot grocery store, new to the Minnesota market. In addition to the grocery store, site improvements include a parking lot, landscaping, and improvements to the entrance road. As part of the county’s Lexington Avenue reconstruction in 2022, a traffic signal will be added to the southern Target access road, which will also serve this development.
Boston Scientific plans to construct an expansion of their existing facility at Building 14 in the northwest corner of their Arden Hills campus. The purpose of the facility is the development and production of lithium batteries for use in medical devices. The proposed expansion is a 17,450 square foot, single-story structure with an 8,450 square foot mechanical penthouse. Site improvements will include an entry plaza with outdoor dining area and a 10-stall parking lot. New landscaping will be provided in compliance with Arden Hills tree preservation rules. When considering this project, the City Council took into account neighborhood concerns regarding potential noise impacts from the facility and conditioned the project to include additional noise testing to ensure the facility adheres to local and state requirements.