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    City Council Listening Session on Village Hall: Monday, March 27 at 7 PM

    March 21st, 2017

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    Downtown Street Reconstruction Planned for 2017

    March 9th, 2017

    At their meeting on Monday night, the City Council authorized the City Engineer to prepare plans and specifications for the reconstruction of streets on the west side of Historic Downtown Carver.  The reconstruction, scheduled to begin late this spring, will include sections of Broadway, 5th St. W., 3rd St. W., Hickory St., Jorgenson St., and Ash St.

    As a part of the project, 3rd St. W., from Broadway to Jorgenson, will be converted into a one-way street.  The one-way, moving from east to west, will eliminate existing safety concerns when turning on to Broadway from 3rd St. W.   The 3rd St. Bridge will have some minor repairs made to it, however, it will not be reconstructed at this time.  The City will continue to monitor the bridge, but may have to be considered for reconstruction over the next several years.

    The proposed design for 3rd St. is shown below.  For a point of reference, Harvey’s is located in the lower right section of the picture.  The City Council had also considered closing the 3rd St. Bridge to vehicle traffic and converting it into a pedestrian bridge.

    The City Council also authorized plans be developed for the reconstruction of Broadway from 4th St. W. to 6th St. W.  The reconstruction will include streetscape improvements including sidewalks, trees, decorative street lights, and a decorative clock.  The City will be working with residents and businesses over the next few months to refine the plan shown below.  The Downtown Master Plan designated these improvements as a goal to enhance and expand the commercial area and feel of the Downtown Historic District.  For more information on this project, please visit the 2017 Improvement Page at

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    Village Hall Options: Get Informed…Share Your Voice

    February 27th, 2017

    Starting this past July, a Task Force made of up residents, community group leaders, and small business owners met to discuss future options for “Community Spaces” in Carver.  “Community Spaces” represent places where we gather to celebrate family, organize events, support one another, provide services, and debate issues that impact our community.  “Community Spaces” can take many forms such as an event center, community center, city hall, and in the case of our community Village Hall.

    Over the course of seven months the Community Spaces Task Force developed a vision statement and guiding principles for Village Hall.  In addition, the Task Force reviewed and debated the ability of thirteen separate locations, including the current Village Hall site, to meet the developed vision and guiding principles for community spaces in Carver.

    Click Here to Get Informed…Share Your Voice!

    Open House – Monday, March 13 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Church-By-The-River / 109 Main St. E.

    In a traditional Open House setting, residents can view boards, ask questions, and fill out comment cards for the City Council.  No formal presentation will be given…just stop by between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

    City Council Listening Session – Monday, March 27 – 7:00 pm

    Church-By-The-River / 109 Main St. E.

    Residents will have an opportunity to share their perspectives on the future of Village Hall with the City Council.  Staff will read comments submitted by residents in advance of the listening session.  The City Council will primarily “listen” and take notes, but will not debate specific aspects of the project.  Questions will be answered by staff at the listening session or shortly thereafter.  

    City Council Listening Session Review – Monday, April 3 – 7:00 pm

    Church-By-The-River / 109 Main St. E.

    Based on feedback collected through the process and the listening session, the City Council will make additional information requests or provide staff direction as needed.

    City Council “Preferred Choice” Selection – Monday, April 17 – 7:00 pm

    Church-By-The-River / 109 Main St. E.

    The City Council will consider making a “Preferred Choice” on Village Hall and direct staff to create a corresponding action plan for its implementation. 

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    Child Care Center to be Reviewed by Planning Commission

    February 14th, 2017

    The City has received applications from the Lenzen Group for a Planned Commercial Development, Preliminary Plat and Site Plan review of the property located west of CSAH 11 and south of Dahlgren Road.  The plans provide for a lot on which a proposed child care center would be constructed in 2017.  There would also be two additional commercial lots available for future construction. The property consists of approximately 2.75 acres.  Access to the site is proposed from Dahlgren Road. Carver Dental is currently under construction in this area.

    The Planning Commission will be reviewing these land use applications at their meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at 109 Main St. E. / Church By The River.