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Planning Division


Environmental reviews


Information about Areawide Urban Alternative Review (AUAR), Environmental Assessment Worksheets (EAW), and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) documents.

Areawide Urban Alternative Review (AUAR)

An Areawide Urban Alternative Review is a form of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The purpose of an AUAR is to analyze potential impacts from a number of projects within a specific geographic area.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

An Environmental Assessment Worksheet is a document that is designed to assess the potential environmental effects associated with a proposed project. The EAW serves to determine if further environmental review, in the form of an EIS, is needed.

  • 8100 Tower and Hotel
  • Mall of America Phase II
  • Norman Pointe Office Development

(EAW information on the developments listed above can be obtained by contacting the Planning Division at 952-563-8920)

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

The purpose of an Environmental Impact Statement is to evaluate the potential for significant environmental impacts of a proposed project and to investigate methods to reduce adverse environmental effects. An EIS is also used to consider possible alternatives to the proposed projects.

  • I-494 Reconstruction
  • Norman Pointe Office Development
  • Mall of America

For more information, contact the Environmental Quality Board.