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  • Updated: September 19 -
    Notice is hereby given that the Bloomington Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers Room at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, to consider the following matter: Applicant:  Walser Real Estate III (user/owner),  Case # PL2019-155, Final site and building plans to construct an approximately 4.800 square-foot addition to an existing auto body repair shop located at 9001 and 9025 Grand Avenue. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 18 -
    Bloomington voters will soon decide whether to remove a section of the City Charter that regulates intoxicating liquor. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 16 -
    Environmental review is entering the next stage. Comments are due to MPCA by September 27. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 13 -
    Notice is hereby given that the Bloomington Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers Room at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, to consider the following matter: Applicant:  The Luther Company LLLP,  Case # PL2019-150, Final site and building plans for a new two-story Class I Motor Vehicle Sales facility and site modifications to an existing motor vehicle sales facility; and a conditional use permit for a motor vehicle sales facility located at 7801 Lyndale Avenue, 500 American Boulevard West and 511 and 515 West 78th Street. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 12 -
    The Bloomington City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, to consider the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Permanent Improvement Revolving Fund Bonds of 2019, Series 53, in an amount not to exceed $7,500,000, the proceeds of which will finance construction of local improvements currently or soon to be under contract. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 12 -
    The Bloomington City Council will hold a public hearing on September 23, 2019, at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota to consider a City Code Amendment updating chicken standards, thereby amending Chapters 12 and 21 of the City Code. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 10 -
    At 225,000 square feet, the proposed $150 - $200 million water park project in South Loop would be one of the largest indoor water parks in North America. The West Edmonton Mall (WEM) in Canada (which was a model for MOA and is also owned by Triple Five) has a 215,000-square foot, integrated and attached water park that brings in more than 500,000 users annually. The water park adds to the vibrancy and resiliency of the WEM. Not only does the WEM water park have slides and other rides, its large wave pool hosts evening beach parties and surfing leagues (even in the colder months), allowing for greater use of the venue. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 10 -
    The City is set to transform the Lyndale Avenue corridor from an auto-oriented, aging thoroughfare into a series of walkable neighborhood centers. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 06 -
    In May 2018, the City Council approved an energy action plan for Bloomington that sets community-wide goals to reduce greenhouse emissions from energy use. Learn more »
  • Updated: September 06 -
    NOW THEREFORE, I, Gene Winstead, Mayor of the City of Bloomington, Minnesota, do herby proclaim September 8th 2019 as Minnesota Women’s Suffrage Day in the City of Bloomington and encourage residents to commemorate and remember September 8, 2019 as the centennial of Minnesota’s ratification of the 19th Amendment in honor of the largest single day of constitutional expansion of voting rights in our Nation, while remembering that the struggle for full voting rights in the face of Jim Crow, mass incarceration and other discriminatory practices continued and the fight for full access to voting continues for many Americans. Learn more »

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