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The City of Eden Prairie has kicked off a multi-year planning process to update its Comprehensive Plan — Aspire Eden Prairie 2040.

As residents and stakeholders, you have a vested interest in this planning process. Please share your thoughts about the need for neighborhood commercial development in the southwest quadrant of the city.

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In which area of southwest Eden Prairie do you reside? See map and refrence area 1-4. Or please indicate if you live in another area of Eden Prairie.

Where in Eden Prairie do you most frequently shop for groceries and other services? Cub Foods area, Aldi area, Lunds & Byerly's area, Kowalski's area or another destination outside of Eden Prairie (please specify).

Please share your level of support for neighborhood commercial development in the southwest quadrant of the city and any additional thoughts you have on the topic.

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Deb Sweeney 8 months ago

I live in Area 2 and I use Kowalskis area the most for groceries and other common needs (bank, dry cleaner, pharmacy, hardware) as I can walk there and it's a short drive. Sometimes the Chanhassen Cub area and EP Cub area. Costco. For me personally there's plenty of shopping nearby and no pressing need for more development.

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Sara Freeland 8 months ago

I live in Northwest Eden Prairie and I shop mostly in Chanhassen at Lakewinds co-op and down town Chanhassen. I like how that area is less congested than the shopping by the ep mall. I do venture to Aldi every couple of weeks.

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Pramod Kumar 8 months ago

I live in Area 3, and most often good to Cub Foods for shopping, which is in Area 2. A bit of a drive but I am okay with it. I would really prefer something in Area 3, for my grocery needs where I don't have to drive too much.

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Nancy Scholz 8 months ago

I believe you looked at the map incorrectly. Cub foods is not in area 2. Cub foods is by the mall which is not shown on the map.

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Pramod Kumar 7 months ago

My apologies, you are right, I did not look at the map correctly... Having said that, I still think that Area 3, could use a few more options for grocery and daily needs.

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Marcel Nienhuis 8 months ago

I live just north of Area 2. We are regulars at Kowalski's, Rustica, and Marshalls. It's great having these locally owned, independant shops with high quality products so close. It really improves the quality of life in EP to have these. I dream of Eden Prairie Rd. becoming a "main street" downtown district for the community to stroll and enjoy.

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Darla Huff 8 months ago

I live in the far NW corner of area 3 and shop mostly at Lunds, Target, and Costco in EP. Depending on the time of day and/or traffic, it may be easier to go to Chan instead of EP. I'd rather support my EP community! I live 3 miles from either Lunds.

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Nancy Scholz 8 months ago

I live in area 2, between the EP cemetery, the Senior Citizen Center/ Pioneer Park and Cedar Ridge Elem. I shop at Cub, Costco, and Kowalski's in EP and Lakewinds in Chan and sometimes Cub in Chan if I'm in the area. It would be nice to have a "downtown" Eden Prairie area but I believe the city of EP missed the boat many years ago on this one in their planning 25 years ago. EP Road in Area 2 is too built up with homes, a church, 2 parks, the senior center, Marshall's and the cemetery to become a "downtown" area. The corner SW corner of EP Rd and Valley View may have worked in the past but the city allowed for that housing development to go there.

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GORDON AND olson 8 months ago

Live north of Area 2. Plenty of shopping available and prefer no more commercialization to prevent decreasing home values. Shop Costco, Cub, Aldi's and EP Mall. Like that the Mall is not right next door. Would NOT have moved here if it were. We were looking for 'nature' environment and enjoy living around a wetland. The more commercial additions, the less 'nature' we will enjoy. The Trumpeters just arrived this morning. A 'main street'...only place that even makes sense would be by the Center, which I consider EP Main Street and if you google EP main street, that is the location you will get..

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GORDON AND olson 8 months ago

Yes...love Marshalls and Rustica, as well as Kowalski's, Family Eye Clinic, Assoc. Skin, Best Cleaners, and especially Detello's Pizza...we have it all here...don't mess it up, please.

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Jennifer Smith 8 months ago

I live in area 2 and mainly grocery shop at Cub and Costco. I grab last minute items or lunch at Kowalski's. When we first moved here I was surprised at how far away the nearest gas station was.

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Ryan Petersen 8 months ago

I live in Area 2. We do the bulk of our shopping in Eden Prairie Center at Costco & Target. If we need something quick, Hwy 5 and Eden Prairie Rd already has everything covered.I would keep the focus on making Eden Prairie Center a fun place to shop as more and more purchases move to the internet.

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Imre Olajos 8 months ago

We live in Area 2. We shop at EP Target, EP L&B, Home Depot, Menards, and EP Walmart, although I have to say, the EP Walmart is one of the worst managed Walmarts we've ever seen. We also shop at the Chanhassen Target and L&B, and sometimes we shop at the Shakopee Walmart, which is larger and much better stocked than the EP one. We also use the Walgreens at Hwy 5 & EP Road to pick up prescriptions.

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D Hilpipre 8 months ago

I grocery shop at EP Lunds & Byerlys, Kowalskis and in Chanhassen: Lakewinds.

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N E 8 months ago

I live in Area 3 and very disappointed with Eden Prairie shopping layout. Everything is too far. Going shopping for furniture and clothing requires leaving Eden Prairie. The EP mall is the worst mall when it comes to shopping. Unless you are 15 or over 60, you can't shop there. I have to go to Ridgedale, Southdale or Mall of America. No furniture stores. EP Target is poorly stocked. For groceries I shop at Kowalski or Byerly's which has the worst exit, it needs to be redesigned. To summarize: poor shopping layout, everything too far, no good stores.

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PD Gjervold 8 months ago

Live in Area 1 (not in Bear Path) - Shop in downtown Chanhassen (Target and Byerly's), Fleet Farm in Carver, Menards (recent remodeling seems to have cheapened the product lines) Costco, the EP mall, Cub, Michael's. I'm not keen on adding commercial ventures to SW EP.

On the topic of EP Mall, it was originally built too close to Southdale Mall, has suffered because it tries to get shoppers from the same area Southdale does, and will continue to suffer for the same reason. We've had up-scale stores and they've failed because of the closeness to Southdale and more recently MOA. No suggestion on how to fix that, just stating the obvious.

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Sue Bar 7 months ago

We live just off of Area 2 near Central Middle school. Pretty much do most shopping in EP or online but rarely go to the EP Mall. Parking is just so inconvenient and you have to wander all over the mall to get where you need to go. I just want to get there, do what I need to do and get out.

Grocery shopping depends on weekly sales and what we need. We shop at Lakewinds, EP Target, Byerly's, Kowalski's, Aldi, Costco and the Edina/Minnetonka Trader Joe's & Whole Foods. Can't stand the EP Walmart and avoid it if we can. Like the location of the EP Aldi and that parking lot is always packed when I drive by it.

Like the selection of restaurants and food places here. We go out quite a bit. Also go to Home Depot and Bachman's pretty often.

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Jaime Weber 7 months ago

I live in the NW corner of area 3. I mostly shop at EP Target, Costco, or Super Target Chaska for groceries. It takes about the same amount of time to get to the EP mall area, Kowalskis area, Super Target Chaska, or Chanhassen Cub area. It would be nice to have a small convenience store and maybe a takeout restaurant along Pioneer Trail. Area 3 near Grace Church and Flying Cloud Fields seems like an ideal place for this.

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Mike Elhard 7 months ago

I think a natural place for smaller-scale retail with convenience services (but not a gas station) would be where the existing Super America is on Flying Cloud and Pioneer. The buildings in the area are old and/or have been recently through the foreclosure process (like the 1 story industrial-type buildings). The airport has said they would be willing to sell their excess land serving as community gardens (the community gardens could be moved elsewhere).

If the City could clear the land and attract a developer that could bring in a healthy/organic grocery store with coffee shop/restaurant like Lakewinds and an restaurant with dinner options or neighborhood bar/pub I think these stores would do well. It's about 15 acres of land.

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