Planning Commission approves Creekside Commons

On Nov. 13, the Planning Commission approved rezoning, variances, a conditional use permit and water main vacation for Creekside Commons, a 30-unit affordable housing complex proposed for the corner of 54th Street and Stevens Avenue.

The City Council also recently granted Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation (PCNF), the nonprofit developer behind the project, a tax parcel credit worth $1.8 million that will go toward funding the $8 million development. According to executive director Lee Blons, PCNF is in the process of applying for grants to fund the remaining money and hopes to have the project fully funded in a year.

On Dec. 13, the Planning Commission’s recommendations will head to the City Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee for approval before going before the full Council.

Minneapolis Residents for Smart Density, LLC, a group of residents who are opposed to Creekside Commons, plan to appeal the Planning Commission’s decision.