School district and St. Croix Meadows owners request more time
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, The Hudson School District of Hudson, along with the St. Croix Meadows owners, announced that they have delivered letters today to the mayor and city council members requesting a continuance on the decision for rezoning St. Croix Meadows.
The Board of Education met in closed session on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and discussed the continuance request. Both the school district and owners have generated additional ideas to address the city's concerns regarding the loss of tax revenue from the St. Croix Meadows property when it is rezoned to public use.
The school district and St. Croix Meadows owners believe these ideas are worth discussing before a final decision on zoning is made. The school district and St. Croix Meadows owners are requesting time to work together with City Council representatives to develop a mutual agreement that will benefit all parties.
Both the Hudson School District and St. Croix Meadows owners believe a secondary school is the best redevelopment option for the St. Croix Meadows property. Sustaining the vitality of the community, supportive partnerships, and quality of life that attracts and retains residents to the City of Hudson is a responsibility that both the City and the school district share. The school district and St. Croix Meadows owners said they are committed to working with the city to develop a solution that addresses the city's loss of taxes and supports the needs of the community.