Scott County, the City of Prior Lake, and the Project Team understand that a publicly acceptable plan is essential to the overall success of the project. We are committed to an approach that identifies and involves stakeholders early in the decision-making process, listens to and understands concerns, and informs and maintains communication with project partners and stakeholders. Area property owners and businesses have individual perspectives on how this area should function and feel. Sharing their unique ideas, vetting their issues, and helping them understand why this project needs to happen will be fundamental aspects of the project.
Multiple opportunities for public involvement will be provided throughout the project process.
Upcoming Public Events
Check back often for details on upcoming public information meetings
and engagement opportunities!
Past Public Events
OPEN HOUSE #4
The fourth public open house was held on May 16th, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Prior Lake City Hall. This meeting included information on the draft construction staging plans for the CH 21 Downtown Improvement Project, the TH 13 Reconstruction Project, & and the Duluth Avenue Intersection Improvment Project. Draft streetscape concepts were also on display for public comment.
OPEN HOUSE #3
The third public open house was held on December 5th, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 at Prior Lake City Hall. This meeting included information on the recommended alternative, streetscape opportunities, roundabout education, other upcoming construction projects in the area, and construction staging strategies possible to efficiently complete the project and minimize impacts to downtown businesses.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Monday November 6, 2017. The 13-21 Project Management Team (PMT) requested a resolution of support for the recommended alternative, A-2.
SCOTT COUNTY BOARD WORK SESSION
Tuesday October 24, 2017
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
October 16, 2017. SRF, the traffic engineering consultant to the City, presented the 13-21 project alternatives in regard to the impacts on local traffic and local streets.
OPEN HOUSE #2
The second public open house was held on October 10, 2017 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Prior Lake City Hall. At this meeting project alternatives for the 13-21 Downtown Reconstruction Project were presented and available for review. Staff was present to answer questions and listen to your feedback. Presented materials are included here
JOINT WORK SESSION
The Prior Lake City Council and the Scott County Commissioners came together for a third joint Work Session on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. At this meeting councilors and commissioners were presented with potential alternatives to the TH 13/CH 21 Intersection Project. This meeting was open to the public, however, public input was not be part of the meeting.
OPEN HOUSE #1
The first public open house for the County Highway 21 Downtown Prior Lake Reconstruction Project was on Thursday June 29th from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Prior Lake City Hall.
This meeting explored the purpose of the project, project goals and objectives, and the broader vision for the corridor. The open house was geared towards building a common understanding of current conditions, opportunities, and potential impacts in the corridor and project area. We thank those who could join us to share their input.
If you were unable to attend, links to the materials presented follows:
May 16, 2018 (12:00-1:00 pm): Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting “How to Thrive Through Construction”
September 18, 2017 (6:00-8:30pm): Fall Community Fest
September 14, 2017 (5:00-7:00pm) Veterans Harvest Market
August 5, 2017 Lakefront Days Parade
June 22, 2017 (4:00-8:00pm): Lunds & Byerlys Family BBQ Rib Fest
June 17, 2017 (9:00-12:00pm): Lunds & Byerlys
June 10, 2017 (8:00-12:00pm): Farmer’s Market