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Feb. 22, 2019 Friday Report
2019 Property Value Notices
The 2019 property assessment is complete. It will be the basis for taxes payable in 2020. We will mail individual valuation notices to the 22,000 taxpayers Monday, March 4. These notices inform the taxpayers of Property Classification, Estimated Market Value, Value of New Improvements, and Taxable Value. It also informs the taxpayer of their options to appeal the value and classification including the dates and times of both the Local and County Board of Appeal and Equalization Meetings. Hennepin County plans to mail the 2019 Property Tax Statements, based on the 2018 assessment, in March 2019.
The 2019 values and classifications can be appealed informally to the Assessing Division staff upon receipt of the value notices and formally to the 2019 Board of Appeal and Equalization April 18. Property owners will be asked to complete an application form prior to attending this meeting.
2019 Property Values
The Jan. 2, 2019 total Estimated Market Value (EMV) of the City is approximately $11.0 billion, including new construction valued at $70.57 million. This 2019 overall value is an increase of approximately 4.5 percent (+3.9 percent excluding new construction) compared to the 2018 total EMV of approximately $10.525 Billion.
Residential properties on average increased in EMV from 2018 to 2019 as follows:
- Single Family Homes (13,076 parcels): Average Change +3.29 percent
- Townhouses (2,883 parcels): Average Change +6.69 percent
- Condominiums (3,148 parcels): Average Change +9.45 percent
Apartment EMV on average increased 4.75 percent and existing commercial and industrial EMV on average increased 2.81 percent from 2018 to 2019.
2030 Comprehensive Plan Amendments
On Nov. 13, 2018, the City Council approved 2030 comprehensive plan amendments for the Notermann and Peterson properties contingent upon Met Council approval. These amendments proposed the expansion of the MUSA boundary and reguided property to Low Density Residential. On Feb. 14, 2019, the City was notified that the Met Council had taken action on the amendments and the City may place the amendments into effect. The Met Council found the amendment to be in conformance with other affected and local jurisdictions and regional system plans for transportation, wastewater and parks but found the amendments inconsistent with Natural Resources Policies in Thrive 2040 and not compatible with US Fish & Wildlife Comprehensive Conservation Plan.
2018 Human Rights Award
The City is accepting nominations for the annual Human Rights Award, which recognizes inspiring efforts that work to promote human rights and diversity, and to create an inclusive community spirit. Individuals who know of a deserving person, youth, non-profit organization or business are encouraged to visit edenprairie.org/HumanRightsAward for more details about the program and a link to the online nomination form. Nominations are due Thursday, Feb. 28.
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