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New Coffee Shop & Bakery Grand Opening September 9th and 10th in Downtown Jordan

Old Town Coffee Saloon is opening up in the Carasim (Old Geno’s) building at the SE corner of Highway 21 and Water Street.

They will be serving:

  • Locally roasted coffee beans from around the world.
  • Fresh baked whole-grain breads.
  • Made-from-scratch pastries.
  • Ingredients sourced from local farms.
  • ice-cream churned in-house.

Welcome to Jordan Old Town Coffee Saloon!

Information On Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Scott County residents have several public transportation options to choose from, and there are a number of Park & Rides throughout the County to help get you on your way.

SmartLink Transit

For residents in Scott and Carver Counties, SmartLink is your premier mobility management service, including Dial-A-Ride. Smart Link can get you anywhere in the seven county metro area (in some cases, you may need to transfer to another transportation provider).

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) is the public transportation agency for seven suburbs located approximately 15 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Rosemount in Dakota County; and Savage, Shakopee, and Prior Lake in Scott County. MVTA also provides the Scott County-to-downtown Minneapolis express bus service, originally known as BlueXpress.

Land to Air Express

Land to Air provides shuttle service from the Marschall Road Transit Station (Shakopee) to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride — no parking issues, no fighting traffic, and no trouble with the weather!

Jordan Comprehensive Plan Survey

The City of Jordan is updating its Comprehensive Plan, which is a long range plan to guide the future growth and redevelopment of the City. Your input will be an important part of the development of the plan.
Please take a few minutes to respond to the following questions, by April 4, 2016 to be eligible for four drawings  $25 each in  Jordan Chamber dollars!

                                                                                                                                                                                         CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

For more information please contact  the City of Jordan Planning Department: Laura Holey or Andrew Barbes at: 952-492-2535

Downtown Project Wins Project of the Year

City Wins Project of the Year Award

For Immediate Release                                                                                   December 2, 2015

City of Jordan wins American Public Works Association Project of the Year Award

The City of Jordan is pleased to announce that it won the American Public Works Association – Minnesota Chapter’s Project of the Year Award for its 2015 Downtown Street & Utility Improvements Project.  Recent past winners of this award include the City of Eagan’s Cedar Grove Redevelopment (Outlet Mall) and Hennepin County’s Lowry Avenue Bridge. Jordan’s project was up against some very great and deserving projects this year in Bloomington, Carver County, St. Louis Park, Shoreview, Rogers, Camp Ripley, Luverne, Crystal and St. Louis County.  The City feels this award is a great honor to share with our community through the lasting improvements to its downtown.

The City of Jordan would like to thank Bolton & Menk, Chard Tiling, the DAC (Downtown Advisory Committee), EDA and the many citizens that gave input during the planning and design stages of the project.   Bolton & Menk were the engineers and project managers during the project.  Chard Tiling was the contractor that completed the work very well even under some challenging conditions and timelines.  The DAC group was instrumental in the citizen outreach and design standards reviews.

The City Council feels the project was chosen due to the amount of public input, vast changes in the street-scaping and some of railroad underground boring difficulties it overcame during the project.  The City held 26 public meetings prior to deciding on the final designs.  The project includes numerous bump-outs with raised planter areas, decorative paver sidewalk sections, community branding street light banners, planting numerous trees, historic style way-fairing signage, decorative benches and trash receptacles.  The project’s goals included improvement to the look, feel, and walkability for residents while replacing older utilities and streets in historic downtown.  At the beginning stages the City formed a Downtown Advisory Committee to help work through the design elements and follow the City’s downtown visioning plan approved in 2013.  This vision is ongoing and the City of Jordan took some great strides forward in 2015, as proven by this honorable recognition of the 2015 downtown street project.  Some long-time residents have commented that this is as nice as our downtown has ever looked.

Come Live, Shop and Dine in Jordan’s downtown and see the APWA Project of the Year for 2015!

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Small business Revolution Main Street Grant

The City of Jordan is applying for the Deluxe Small Business Revolution Grant.

The winning town will receive a $500,000 Main Street makeover, including:

  • Deluxe marketing services for small businesses in the community
  • Strategic support and guidance from celebrity entrepreneur Robert Herjavec
  • Revitalized public spaces, store fronts and more, designed to protect and reinvigorate the sense of community
  • Starring role in online video series, and the chance to tell the world what your town has to offer to residents and visitors alike

Please nominate the City of Jordan  here and help tell our story!

 

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Planning Commissioner

Position Objectives

The role of the planning commissioner is to review and act on matters related to planning and development. In addition, commissioners have a role in the updating and adoption of City plans based on community input, staff recommendations, what is best for the whole community, and taking into account its immediate and future needs. The commissioner also reviews development applications, researches planning issues, stays current on planning practices, and monitors code compliance. The commissioner must ensure that each proposal meets the goals and standards set out in the City plans and the land use codes (e.g., zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations, etc.).The commissioner serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council. The commissioner works toward implementing the vision of the community and the City Council for the future as expressed in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The commissioner should have skills related to civic-mindedness, an interest in planning, objectivity and an open mind to new ideas, ability to listen, ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in public, enough free time to adequately prepare for meetings, no conflicts of interest, be willing to participate in discussions and activities that advance the community, ability to work with a group to achieve general agreement or consensus on community issues, and maintain good working relationships with other planning Commission members, as well as with planning staff, other city staff, the City Council, applicants, consultants, and the public.