Stop 40-Unit Apartment/Condo Building on Freshwater Institute Property
A developer proposes building a multi-tenant condominium/apartment building adjacent to the Freshwater Institute in Navarre (2520 Shadywood Road) (the “Project”). The Project involves 40 units, is 4 stories high (5 stories—58’ 8”—on the wetland side), with includes 84 to 100 parking spots. The Project would require rezoning the property and other variances from the City of Orono and other governmental agencies.
Citizens of Orono and cities neighboring Navarre oppose this Project due to, among other things, the high density, height, increased traffic and congestion, increased noise, increased light, negative impact on animal habitats and wetlands, negative impact on adjoining neighborhoods and the precedent this Project would set for Navarre and the City of Orono.
We, the undersigned concerned citizens of the Navarre area, urge Orono, MN leaders to deny the rezoning and boundary line adjustment of, and variances and any other special accommodations for, the Project due to the adverse impact the Project will have on the purpose and value of Orono’s zoning regulations and the health and welfare of the citizens of Orono and its neighbors.