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Media releases | Police specific media releases

  • Updated: April 19 -
    Notice is hereby given that the Bloomington Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:10 PM in the Council Chambers Room at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, to consider the following matter: Applicant: Knox & American I LLC (owner), Bloomington H.R.A. (owner), Case # PL2019-40, Rezone 1901 and 1951 American Blvd W., and 8049 Morgan Circle from C-5 to C-5(PD); Preliminary Development Plans for two four-story multiple-family residential buildings and an existing restaurant; and Final Development Plans for two four-story multiple-family residential buildings totaling 248 units; Variance to reduce the lot size and lot width of the proposed parcel at 8000 Knox Ave S. from 80,000 square feet to 78,691 square feet and from 250 feet to 191.7 feet respectively; and Platting Variance to defer payment of park dedication fees for future development phases. Learn more »
  • Updated: April 18 -
    On April 17, the City Council and Port Authority approved a Development Services Agreement (DSA) for the proposed 335,000 square foot waterpark in the South Loop District that would be built adjacent and attached to Mall of America. The $10.1 million contract would be a shared expense between the co-developers of the project, a Triple 5 Corporation affiliate (25%) and the Bloomington Port Authority (75%). Learn more »
  • Updated: April 18 -
    At 225,000 square feet, the proposed $150 - $200 million waterpark project in South Loop would be one of the largest indoor waterparks 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 waterpark that brings in more than 500,000 users annually. The waterpark adds to the vibrancy and resiliency of the WEM. Not only does the WEM waterpark 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: April 18 -
    In 2019 the City Council will host Town Hall Forums to discuss topics of interest to the community. Learn more »
  • Updated: April 18 -
  • Updated: April 16 -
    Why is the City exploring the construction of a new community center? Learn more »
  • Updated: April 16 -
    The City Council approved the 2019 general fund budget in December. Learn more »
  • Updated: April 15 -
    Starting in mid-April, the Park Maintenance Division, Fire Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin their third season of working together through prescribed burning to restore native prairies, wetlands and park landscapes within the City of Bloomington.  Learn more »
  • Updated: April 13 -
    Chief Potts addressed the media on Saturday, April 13. Learn more »
  • Updated: April 12 -
    At 10:17 a.m., the Bloomington Police responded to the South East Court at Mall of America on a report of a child falling from the third floor. While responding, officers received additional information that indicated the child may have been pushed or thrown from the third floor. Officers and witnesses located an injured five-year-old child on the first floor. The child was treated at the scene and then transported by ambulance to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Learn more »