News Flash

City Homepage

Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes plans to develop 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes to be built on 43 acres of vacant City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet Street. A site plan and preliminary plat for this development were approved by the City Council in the spring of 2019. While some development work will begin soon, it is expected to take about three years to complete the entire development. Some homes are expected to be completed later in 2020.

This project will involve removal of the frontage road on the south side of Coon Rapids Boulevard and realignment of several local streets in the area. Access to existing neighborhoods will remain open during the time of construction, but slight detours may take place at various times. Watch for posted signs in the area.

An estimate of the construction schedule is below:
Late July: install silt fence, begin tree clearing
August: begin removing old streets, water/sewer, begin site grading
September: begin construction of first phase of new streets and utilities near the intersection of Avocet Street and East River Road

The image below shows the affected streets:

Port Riverwalk Streets

To stay informed of weekly changes in the area, Sign up for the City’s weekly construction email updates to receive periodic information.

Coon Rapids Boulevard Improvements

The City is also working with Anoka County on improvements to Coon Rapids Boulevard in this area. The work will include replacement of asphalt pavement, curb and gutter work, access modifications, and a revised lane configuration. It will also include new pedestrian-scale lighting and landscaping along the corridor, along with a sidewalk on the north side of Coon Rapids Boulevard and a trail on the south side of the boulevard. Traffic signals at Avocet Street and Egret Boulevard will also be replaced as part of the project. Construction is expected to take place in 2020. The City is also working to secure state and federal funding for a future pedestrian bridge to help connect the north and south sides of Coon Rapids Boulevard.

Learn more about these projects in the links below.

Centra Homes Development Plan
Centra Homes Sample House Plans
Coon Rapids Boulevard Improvements
Future Pedestrian Bridge Concept Plan

Questions may be directed to the Economic Development Division.



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City Homepage

Business Resources

For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Posted on: March 19, 2020
LocalRestaurants_Newsflash

Support Coon Rapids Restaurants!

Posted on: March 27, 2020
CensusDay

Census 2020

Posted on: March 12, 2020
truck road restrictions apr 3_Super_Newsflash

Spring Load Restrictions

Posted on: March 3, 2020
Join a Commission

Openings Available for City Commissions

Posted on: January 27, 2020
Gardening spade and rake stuck in the dirt

Reserve Your Garden Plot

Posted on: March 1, 2020
Fire burning in a hearth

Hot Ashes Pose Fire Risk

Posted on: February 24, 2020
Grains of salt de-icer on a road

Wanted: Water Monitors

Posted on: February 10, 2020
Coffee cup titled: Winter Concert Series, Richard Szyplinski

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Posted on: March 11, 2020
Coffee cup titled: Winter Concert Series, The Red Letter Band

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Posted on: February 12, 2020
Sand Creek Restoration

Creek "Makeover" Continues

Posted on: February 3, 2020
Glass Star-shaped award

Detective Honored

Posted on: January 13, 2020
Blvd Plaza Possible Expansion

Boulevard Plaza Possible Site Expansion

Posted on: December 6, 2019
Coffee cup titled Winter Concert Series: Good Foot Express, January 9

Cool Music, Warm Coffee

Posted on: January 8, 2020
2020 Budget in Brief

2020 City Budget

Posted on: November 6, 2019
New Building Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

Posted on: November 7, 2019
Worker places a red plastic bag over a fire hydrant

Fire Hydrant Covers

Posted on: October 30, 2019
Photo of a hummingbird hanging on a wall

Photo Contest Winners

Posted on: October 1, 2019
D-E-A National R-X take back, Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with pills spilling out of an o

Drug Take Back Day

Posted on: October 11, 2019
2018 Police Department Annual Report

2018 Police Department Annual Report

Posted on: August 23, 2019
Crooked Lake water testing

Crooked Lake Water Testing

Posted on: August 2, 2019
Firefighters kneeling around a man laying on a new EleGARD CPR board

First in Nation for Latest CPR Technology

Posted on: September 2, 2019
Simple Recycling

Simple Recycling Has Ended

Posted on: July 11, 2019
Drinking Water Report

Drinking Water Report

Posted on: May 29, 2019
Sign that says "Parks and Trails Closed"

CTN Community Update for 4/12/19

Posted on: April 12, 2019