The four divisions that make up the Community Development Department
at the City of Eden Prairie include:
The Assessing Division is responsible for property appraisals, homestead applications, tax court assistance and staff liaison support to the Board of Appeal and Equalization.
The Economic Development Division promotes business growth and retention, works on bond and tax increment financing, assists businesses with site locations, advocates for transportation and technology improvements, and represents the City on the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce Government Committee.
Housing and Community Services staff work on affordable housing initiatives, administrating Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, new immigrant relations, referrals to social service providers such as PROP and provide staff liaison support to the Human Rights and Diversity Commission.
The Planning Division is responsible for comprehensive planning, zoning code updates, development approvals, sign permits and providing staff liaison support to the Heritage Preservation Commission, the Flying Cloud Airport Advisory Commission, the Joint Airport Zoning Board, the Planning Commission and the Conservation Commission.
The Community Development Director oversees the work of the four divisions and represents the department at City Council meetings, taking an active role in light rail transit planning; negotiating development and financial agreements; managing large redevelopment projects; collaborating with other units of government/agencies; preparing the department's budget and related Capital Improvement Plan funding; recommending CDBG and human service funding; and promoting positive legislative outcomes.
2012 Housing and Economic Development Strategic Plan [PDF]
Community Development Staff