Elk River Council approves Miske Meadows rezoning, plat

3 Apr 2018

Residents worry about worsening traffic on deadly Twin Lakes Road

A Miske Meadows development is about to get a lot bigger.

The Elk River City Council approved several measures during its regular meeting on Jan. 16 that would increase the total number of residential units in the Miske Meadows and River Park area to nearly 500. The units would be wide, single-family homes.

The council approved a preliminary plat in 2016, which has since been updated multiple times. The most recent update adds 34 acres to the subdivision and proposes an east to west road network connection.

At the Jan. 16 meeting, the council unanimously approved a rezoning, a conditional use permit and a preliminary plat that would allow for the development.

However, some residents have expressed concern that the development could add traffic to an already dangerous intersection — Twin Lakes Road and Lincoln Street. Four motorists have been killed in car crashes in the last five years where the roadway curves in the vicinity of Cleveland Street.

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