Development Projects


The City reviewed or is reviewing the following development proposals: 

Orono Crossing (LA21-000036).  Orono Crossings has been approved as a 37 unit townhome development at the NW corner of Willow and Wayzata Blvd. All units will be built by David Weekley Homes. Construction has started on the first of the 9 buildings of the neighborhood.

Shoreline Estates (LA21-000055).  Shoreline Estates is a 6 lot single-family residential subdivision at 1700 Shoreline Drive.  Utility work started in the fall of 2021, and is expected to be completed by early summer.  

Orchard Creek. (LA21-000037) A five-lot single-family residential subdivision has been approved at 135 Orono Orchard Road.  Homes will be constructed by Gordon James Construction.  Construction on the new private road and infrastructure started October, 2021. 

Eagle Ridge (LA21-000042).  Eagle Ridge is a 48 unit market-rate apartment project proposed for 2060 Wayzata Blvd West (West of Orono Woods Senior Living).  Final approval for the project is anticipated in late spring, 2022.  

Orono Apartments. (LA20-000001) A 56 unit market-rate apartment building was approved by the City Council on April 13, 2020. The building will be located at 2745 Kelley Parkway. Construction is expected to start late Spring 2022.

Please contact Orono Planning at 952-442-4620 for additional information on any of these projects.

Development Proposals

The City reviews development proposals at various stages.  Some of the more common stages include: 

A Sketch Plan is an informal review of a project that involves subdivision, or a change in Land Use Policy.  The idea is to gain initial feedback from staff, the planning commission, and the city council.  The applicant, based on the comments received, can decide whether or not to move forward with a project.  

A Preliminary Plat is a formal review process, involving a public hearing, where a project is carefully analyzed for conformance with city codes and ordinances.   

A Master Plan is a site plan prepared for many Planned Unit Developments, and details such as grading, utilities, building materials, landscaping, lighting are all reviewed.  

A Final Plat is the final review, confirming that all conditions imposed by earlier stages have been addressed.