Multiple Housing Projects Addressed by Blaine Council

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 9:33am.


On March the 5th Blaine City Council held a meeting to address three housing projects.

Covering 92-acres the Wagamon Ranch is situated along Harper Street, North of 129th Lane. The first reading of rezoning the property from Farm Residential to Develop Flex will be held by council members. The final vote won’t take place until the 19th during the March council meeting.

Questions will be asked regarding the rezoning on the 5th, but the final plant and conditional use permit will be reserved for the March 19th council meeting. The proposal by Bryan Schafer (Planning and Community Development Director) of Gorham Development, is to construct 105 new homes. These will be single family units, and one of the four remaining homes would be removed.

Also included in the proposal is 8 outlots, and 6 will be wetlands or storm pounding. Schafer added that two outlets located on the southwest side could also be used for housing phases. The Wally Wagamon project has the support of Mayor Tom Rayn and Council member Russ Herbst, as this project was being held back by the economic recession.

Additional Housing Projects

During the March 5th meeting the council approved preliminary plats for two other housing projects.A 5-acre parcel south of Wagamon Ranch on the east side of Harpers Street and north of 126th Avenue.

Also on this property Capstone Homes is platting 14 single-family home lots. Schafer explained that this may be subject to change, but two of the lots are temporarily being set aside for a pond. The outcome will be decided on the result of the city’s study of a regional stormwater ponding system.

The system is intended to serve numerous developments in and around Harpers Street and north of 125th Avenue, when finalized and completed.

The council has also approved a preliminary plat for March 5th, this is a 0.87-acre property situated east of Kiska Circle. 5 single family homes will now be planned for this site, but it was initially intended for 6 homes.

Kris Lindahl
Kris Lindahl Real Estate

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