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Press Release: Jordan Listed in INVEST in America Act Passed by US House for US 169/ TH 282/ CSAH 9 Interchange

July 1, 2021, Jordan, MN – The City of Jordan and Scott County’s partnership project for a new interchange at US 169 / TH 282 / CSAH 9 has been listed in the INVEST in America Act that was passed by the US House of Representatives. If signed into law, the bill slates an additional $2.3M in federal funding for the new interchange. The $40M project has already been selected to receive $7M in federal funding through the Met Council Regional Solicitation plus $2.5M in State of Minnesota funding to get off the ground. While other state and federal funding sources are also being sought through existing funding programs, the receipt of this first $11.8M in funding signals multi-lateral support for the project.

The success of this funding is due to the work of many over the past two decades. The City of Jordan thanks US Representative Angie Craig, current and past City Council members for their vision and dedication to the project, the Scott County Board and Staff, State Representative Tony Albright, and State Senator Eric Pratt. The City is hopeful the project will be similarly supported by Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar in the US Senate through passage of the bill in that chamber.

Read the full press release, here.

Read more about the interchange project, here.

Press Release: Jordan Listed on Final State Transportation Bill for US 169/ TH 282/ CSAH 9 Interchange

June 24, 2021, Jordan, MN – The City of Jordan and Scott County’s partnership project for a new interchange at US 169 / TH 282 / CSAH 9 has been listed in the Transportation Omnibus Bill approved today by the State Senate. Jordan and Scott County are represented by Senator Eric Pratt in that chamber of the Minnesota Legislature. The bill slates $2.5M in state funding for work to begin on final design of these long-desired improvements.

Read the full press release, here.

More about the interchange project, here.

Business of the Week: The Neon Orchid Emporium

Business of the Week: The Neon Orchid Emporium

Please join us (and this week’s weather) in extending the warmest of welcomes to Jordan’s newest downtown shop, The Neon Orchid Emporium. Their shop features a wide variety of unique and vintage goods from new to found, that fit perfectly into the repurposed space on historic Water Street in downtown Jordan. Check them out, and buy a delicious treat from the tiny in-house bakery, I Just Can’t Cake It.

The (soft) Grand Opening is today until 7pm, with more goods yet to come!

More from their Website:   A collection of trendy new and uniquely vintage. You never know what you’ll find at “The Neon”. A little bit boho to boutique. Something for everyone. Home Decor, Art, Candles, Baby, Jewelry, Collectibles, Gourmet Treats. Shop in store and online.

Hours: Check on their Website or Facebook

2021 Road Work

Find links below to learn more about roadwork or other improvements impacting area residents.

282 Creek Lane Roundabout

There was an Open House on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 6pm on this project. Please click here to view a recording of the meeting.

2021 Infrastructure Improvements

There was an Open House on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 7pm on this project. Please click here to view a recording of the meeting.

MnDOT – Highway 282 Improvements

Please direct any questions on this MnDOT project to Nick Carpenter at 651-335-2435 or

Need more information about City Engineering Projects?

Please feel free to reach out to our Engineering Staff:

Luke Wheeler, of Bolton & Menk, is the Asst. City Engineer. Luke can be reached at (612) 597-9105 or

Mike Waltman, of Bolton & Menk is the Jordan City Engineer.  He can be reached at (952) 890-0509 x2663 or

Notice: City Clean Up Day is May 22, 2021

Dick’s Sanitation, Inc. (DSI) will be conducting the City-Wide Cleanup Day at the Police Department located at 705 Syndicate Street.  Hours for the cleanup are 7:00 am.—11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 22Drop-off is only for City of Jordan residents (excluding Valley Green*) and is free of charge. You must show proof of residence.

Items accepted: Household garbage (couches, furniture etc.), humidifiers, appliances including: dishwashers, dryers, freezers, furnaces, garbage disposals, humidifiers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, trash compactors, washers, water heaters, batteries, tires, grills, (lawnmowers and snow blowers drained of all fluids or they will not be accepted), bulk items and construction waste such as windows, doors, lumber, shingles, sheetrock, and scrap metal.

Items not accepted: Paints, sludge, tar, liquids, thinners, fertilizer, pesticides, mattresses, yard waste, and brush.

Household hazardous waste will not be accepted.  Household hazardous waste can be taken to the Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. To schedule a drop-off appointment please visit Scott County’s Website or call 952-496-8787.

Yard Waste will not be accepted. City of Jordan residents can sign up to use the Household Organics and Yard Waste drop-off by signing up here.

Mattresses will not be accepted. You can visit Second Chance Recycling for information on recycling.

Please visit Scott County’s website for more information on disposal of problem materials.

*Valley Green has a separate cleanup day and contract with DSI.

For more information, please contact Dick’s Sanitation at (952) 469-5161

Letters to Santa Drawing

Letters to Santa Drawing

The Jordan Area Businesses along with the Jordan Commercial Club would like to invite you to participate in “Letters to Santa”. All letters submitted will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes.

Please drop all letters off in the Big Red Mailbox at Pekarna Park on Water Street by midnight on Tuesday, December 22nd.  We will draw the lucky winners at random on Wednesday, December 23rd.

Letter to Santa Application

Event of the Week: Letters to Santa

The Jordan Commercial Club, along with Jordan area businesses, would like to invite you to participate in Letters to Santa. All letters submitted will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes!

How to Enter: Letter forms are available onlinehere or at City Hall. Completed letters should be placed in the big red mailbox at Pekarna Park by Midnight on December 26.

A random drawing for prizes will take place on Friday, December 27th. Winners will be contacted.

Progress in Jordan – Brentwood Terrace

The Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) recently received its approvals to construct 59-units of senior housing in the City of Jordan. This project, called Brentwood Terrace, is the second phase of senior apartments funded by the Scott County CDA.

Brentwood Terrace represents a significant investment in the City of Jordan and an opportunity for older Jordan residents to continue to live in the community even as they age out of their single-family homes. The 59-unit project is made up of Studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units along with amenities including a salon, club room, and fitness and community rooms.

The project is not just a win for the City’s older residents, however. Housing stock currently occupied by older residents can be a perfect example of what is known as “naturally occurring affordable housing” (NOAH). As older residents age out of their homes, those homes become available to younger residents. They’re often more affordable for homebuyers than a newly constructed home.

A public groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for November 18th at 4pm. Completion of Brentwood Phase 2 is expected sometime in early 2021.

Residents with questions about the project are welcome to contact the Scott County CDA at 952-426-4088,, or visit