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Letter to the Editor: Residents concerned about Lake Andrew project

Editor's note: The following letter addresses a proposed housing development on Lake Andrew.

Zavadil Development is proposing to construct 52 townhomes, 10 lake lots for separate sale, and related road and utility improvements on 55 acres along the northwestern shore of Lake Andrew within the city of Alexandria. The project was approved by the Alexandria City Council in March 2017 and an environmental review process has been taking place. The comment period for the most recent Supplemental Environmental Assessment Worksheet expired on Sept. 5.

To the editor:

As landowners on Lake Andrew, we feel we have not been represented fairly in the planning of the development on Lake Andrew.

Therefore, we are petitioning the city to extend the deadline and give residents of Lake Andrew and the surrounding area time to be informed about this project.

At this writing, no one knew of the development project prior to Aug. 11, 2018. We knew only because we invited Dean Beck from the Department of Natural Resources.

John F. Schmidt

Alexandria, MN