Mankato City Council has a full agenda at tonight's meeting. 
 
Hy–Vee has put in a rezoning request for a potential new Hy–Vee convenience story by campus.
Council set a date of June 11 for a public hearing  on Hy–Vee's zoning request.

The grocery chain's request is to amend the city's current Land Use Plan to rezone a near–1–acre section as commercial rather than its current low density residential classification.
 
Another resolution passing through council chambers tonight was a request to permit a new restaurant in the location of the now–closed Eatery Tap.

A proposed 4,000 square foot taphouse will potentially replace the current building which would be demolished.
 
Flask is a downtown venue requesting expansion at tonight's council meeting.

The downtown bar and grill is seeking to expand its outdoor patio to encroach on the right–of–way area.

Several city agencies reviewed Flask's proposal and tonight the council approved with certain conditions.

The proposed 7–story Eide Bailley Center's case was addressed tonight.

The building is planned to be almost 75,000 square feet and will hold a mixture of commercial and office space

Developers hit a speed bump in their timeline due to inquiries about the development group's plan for tax–increment funding from the city, causing the public hearing to be pushed from last month to tonight.

Neubau Holdings has secured $21 million in private investment and would use the tax–increment funding to pay for shared public/private parking ramp alongside the Eide Bailley Center.


----KEYC News 12