Development and Planning Projects

Development and Planning Projects

Through strategic planning outlined in the City of Victoria's 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the City works to enhance Victoria as it builds on its foundation as a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

The City regulates land use in alignment with the Comprehensive Plan as well as focuses on ensuring a diverse housing stock for residents and creating a vibrant business community. Current and proposed development projects include housing and business mixed-use projects, as well as multiple housing projects. View a map of the current and proposed development projects below. There are also multiple planning studies and plans available that guide development within the city.

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Housing and Business Mixed-Use Projects
Mixed-use planning projects offer opportunities for both new neighbors and new businesses to call Victoria home. They add variety and vibrancy to the downtown areas while also creating a larger customer base for existing businesses.

Downtown West Current and Proposed Projects

Downtown West
Development of the city-owned 13.5 acre parcel known as “Downtown West,” at the western intersection of Arboretum Boulevard and Stieger Lake Lane, has been a priority since it was acquired. The City Council's vision for this area is an extension of the current downtown through phased development to diversify housing and expand and enhance Victoria's local economy.
Learn more about Victoria's Downtown West expansion area.

Downtown West Phase 1 Apartment Building
The first building in the new Downtown West Expansion Area is a 145-unit market-rate apartment development.
Developer: Marco McLane
Location: North of Stieger Lake Lane and Highway 5; East of County Road 11/Victoria Drive
Status: Approved Final Plat, Development Agreement, TIF Agreement, Construction begins 2024
Learn more about the Marco McLane apartment building in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

Central Business District Current and Proposed Projects

Gannon Property/City Parking Lot (Monarch Development)
Monarch Development Partners, LLC proposed to develop a new mixed-use apartment development and structured parking facilities on .63 acres in downtown Victoria. The property is guided in the City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan as Downtown Mixed-Use. The proposed project is aligned with the City's Comprehensive Plan and Strategic Plan and is set to deliver an array of benefits to the community which also seek to address goals established by the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
The developer anticipates that it will include 73 units of market-rate multi-family apartments (4-5 stories), amenities, and private structure parking owned by Monarch. The ground level would include a 6,000 sq ft of commercial shell space owned by Rich Gannon. There would also be two levels of well-lit structured public parking owned by the City of Victoria.
The Developer is proposing a project which provides 196 parking stalls in total on the site. This would be broken down between stalls required for residential and commercial uses on site, as well as public parking stalls. Based on the recent proposal as of March 20, 2023, the developer is expected to double the amount of existing public parking spots currently on the site.

Developer: Monarch Development
Location:  7942 Quamoclit and a City parking lot at 7928 Quamoclit
Status: Monarch Development Sketch Plan Reviewed By Council in March 2023
There is not a current application associated with this project. 
Learn more about the proposed Monarch Development building.

Rowe (Roers Companies) - Rowan's Land
Roers Companies has received final approvals related to their TIF request and Final Plat for Rowan's Land to redevelop six parcels bound by Highway 5, Rose Street, and the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail in Downtown Victoria. Redevelopment of the nearly 3 acres would entail construction of 125 residential multi-family units, apartment amenity spaces, and 8,700 square feet of general retail space. 
Developer: Roers Companies
Location: Directly west of downtown between Highway 5, Rose Street, and the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail.
Status: Final Plat Review Before Council and Approved in September 2023. Construction underway.
Learn more about the Rowe (Roers Companies) Development. 

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Housing Current and Proposed Projects
Victoria's population continues to grow as new neighborhoods are built within the city boundaries. Housing options range from single-family homes to multi-unit apartment buildings.

Huntersbrook Creekside

Huntersbrook Creekside is a new development that incorporates 70 single-family lots from the Huntersbrook development, as well as 12 large executive-style lots. 
Developer:  Tradition Development
Location: South and west of Huntersbrook development and Victoria Drive, north of Creekside Lane. 
Status: Final Plat approved for the first 20 lots. Additional phases are expected soon. 
Learn more about the Huntersbrook Creekside in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

The Huntersbrook development includes 179 residential lots with a blend of Tradition, Heritage, and Revere-style lots. 
Developer: Tradition Development
Location: South of Marsh Lake Road and the Schmieg farm, east of the Marsh Lake Gun Club, and west of Victoria Drive.
Status: All phases approved. Construction and site grading for subsequent phases are currently underway. 
Learn more about the Huntersbrook development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

The Brookmoore development project includes 80 single-family homes, offering 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3.5 bathrooms, and three-car garages.
Developer: Lennar
Location: 1100 78th St. W. and 925 78th St. W.
Status: Approved Final Plat, Development Agreement, Construction of the grading and utility improvements for the first addition are underway. Model home under construction through the winter.
Learn more about the Brookmore development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

Amira Senior Apartment Development
Amira creates new possibilities for living an abundant life. Their 55+ rental communities in Minnesota invite residents to focus their time and energy on what matters most to them: community, family and friends, interests and more. This development project proposes a 147-unit-age-restricted (55+) apartment building and two single-family residential homes.
Developer: United Properties
Location: 2285 Arboretum Blvd
Status: Preliminary approvals received. Final plat submittal is expected soon.
Learn more about the Amira development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

Marsh Hollow
The Marsh Hollow development includes 55 townhomes and 51 single-family rental homes. The development is intended to be platted in phases, with anticipated Marsh Hallow Second Addition (2023) to bring the total to 110 single-family rental villa lots and 103 owner-occupied townhome units. 
Developer: Golden Valley Land Company
Location: West of Victoria Drive and south of the Huntersbrook Development
Status: The project has reached substantial completion and home construction is underway.
Learn more about the Marsh Hollow development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

The Shores of Marsh Lake
This beautiful lakeside community is conveniently located a few miles from downtown Victoria. Many of the homes in the Shores of Marsh Lake development feature main floor living while others offer full walkout lower levels. Nestled in a 2-acre park with a gazebo, play area, extensive walking trails and sidewalks, all while enjoying the serenity and views of Marsh Lake. This community will also feature carefree living with a homeowners association maintaining the lawns and landscaping as well as snow and trash removal. The project includes 42 single-family lots.
Developer: Charles Cudd Company
Location: South of Marsh Lake Road, north of Marsh Lake, and east of County Road 43
Status: The development is substantially complete and home construction is underway.
Learn more about the Shores of Marsh Lake development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

Madelyn Trail 
The Madelyn Trail development project includes 49 single-family homes.
Developer: Pulte Homes
Location: south of 78th Street West and east of future extension of Kochia Lane.
Status:  The project has reached substantial completion and home construction is underway.
Learn more about the Madelyn Trail development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

The Laketown development is a masterplan community that offers convenient amenities and easy access to amazing shopping, dining and recreation. 
Developer:  Lennar
Location: West of Victoria Drive, north of Marsh Lake Road, and south of Deer Run Golf Club.
Status: Completed
Learn more about the Laketown development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

Hunters Glen
Hunters Glen has received final plat and Planned Unit Development (PUD) approvals for 21 single-family residential lots on approximately 12 acres.
Developer: Summergate Development
Location: North of Marsh Lake Road and Southwest of the Current Terminus of Red Fox Drive
Status: Construction is underway and nearing substantial completion to allow for home construction. 
Learn more about the Hunters Glen development in the City of Victoria's meeting portal.

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Planning Studies and Plans
The City of Victoria uses strategic plans and studies to provide data on land use, development, and transportation infrastructure to support community needs while focusing on quality of life and economic vitality.

Our Victoria Tomorrow: 2040 Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan for the City of Victoria confirms a vision for the community that has been carried forward for decades. The plan takes ideas identified in prior plans and establishes a course of action to move those ideas forward. The plan also identifies new directions for growth and charts a path forward to further vet the new ideas and figure out how they might apply as Victoria grows consistent with the community’s vision. 
Learn more about Victoria's 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Downtown Master Plan 2016
The planning process for Downtown Victoria began with a study of existing development patterns, development issues/limitations, and identification of how new development can best fit the City’s desired vision for downtown Victoria. The plan looks at how the downtown core and an area to the west of downtown can be integrated with a supportive development character, a sustainable/successful mix of uses, a strong foundation of infrastructure and open space networks, and an exciting and appealing pedestrian environment.
Learn more about the vision and guide for the future.

Commercial Small Area Plan

As part of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Victoria identified an area within its ultimate city boundaries as the ideal location for future commercial development. To help create a framework and generate concepts for this area, the city facilitated a small area plan study of the location, known as Victoria Worx. 
Read the Victoria Worx Small Area Plan Draft, January 2020 (PDF).

Downtown Victoria Parking Study
Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc., guided by a task force of elected officials, residents and business owners, conducted a downtown Victoria parking study between September 2018–January 2019. Phase 2 of the study is underway in 2020/2021. 
Read the Downtown Victoria Parking Study, February 2019 (PDF).

Victoria Acres
The City of Victoria, in partnership with USA Clay Target League, has the opportunity to develop a world class outdoor recreation and shooting sports complex called Victoria Acres. Victoria Acres combines the natural beauty and amenities of Victoria with purposeful design of year-round recreation and a blueprint for world-class shooting sports competitions, training and events.
Learn more about the proposed Victoria Acres project.

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Guidance to residents and businesses to ensure that development is consistent with the City’s zoning regulations and its comprehensive plan vision for our community is provided by the City of Victoria Community & Economic Development Department.

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