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Community Workshops

Open House

On Thursday, February 9, the 2 top-scoring development teams presented their vision for the site at a public Open House held in City Hall. Below is a summary of the selection process to date. For more information on the Request for Qualifications, please see the next section of the website.

  1. A scoring committee of 3 community members, 1 consultant, and 3 staff reviewed all seven qualifications and scored based on the criteria outlined in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ attached).
  2. The scoring panel participated in interviews with all 7 development teams and scored the interviews as well. Two additional staff participated in the interviews as non-scoring members.
  3. The panel reviewed the scores and discussed the need for additional financial feasibility analysis, so the 3 top-scoring development teams answered additional questions on their financing proposal.
  4. The top 2 teams were invited to participate on an Open House on Thursday, Feb 9, where they presented their site vision. Approximately 40 community members attended and completed feedback forms following the presentations.
  5. Based on the feedback forms, a recommendation will be presented to the EDA for discussion of developer selection on Tuesday, Feb 21.


JO Companies presentation (PDF)
MVP Development, Good Neighbor Homes, and Design by Melo presentation (PDF)

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued

An RFQ is a tool used to receive proposals – or, in this case, what qualifies the proposer to complete the work – for a specific project. The RFQ outlines goals, background, and vision, and is marketed widely to receive proposals. Based on feedback with the community engagement workshops (outlined below) that were completed in 2020 and 2021, a draft RFQ for redevelopment of the former Park & Ride site at 4201 95th Avenue N was presented to and approved by the Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Monday, September 19. The RFQ will be open and proposals accepted until Friday, October 28.

A selection panel will review the proposals along the criteria specified in the RFQ and make a recommendation to the EDA based on the information provided. A recommendation to the EDA is anticipated in November 2022.

Read the full RFQ (PDF) >

Noble Parkway & HWY 610

This site, 4201 95th Avenue N, was purchased by the EDA in 2018. In February and March of 2020, LISC Twin Cities in partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park launched a four-part community workshop series that engaged the community to build development goals that are guided by current market realities to inform development at the selected site. This process, called the Corridor Development Initiative or CDI, completed three of the four workshops with 40-50 participants each before the final workshop was postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

In August 2021, the EDA again partnered with LISC to complete the engagement and visioning process. Two additional workshops were held in November 2021, one to recap the previous sessions and one to finalize a set of guiding principles for future development. The final report, which was presented to the EDA in February 2022 and is linked below, includes a summary of the workshops and the goal document that was discussed in depth at a consensus-building final workshop and approved by participants.

The goals identified in this document will guide future development at this location.


Sarah Abe, City of Brooklyn Park at 763-493-8089 or

Paul Mogush, City of Brooklyn Park at 763-493-8051 or

Gretchen Nicholls at 651-265-2280 or

Brooklyn Park is committed to ensuring that our materials are available in a variety of languages and formats.

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Past Meetings

Workshop II: Framing the Recommendations

Tuesday, November 16, 2021; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

City Hall, Council Chambers
5200 85th Ave N

Be part of co-creating the development recommendations for the opportunity site (old Park and Ride) at Noble Pkwy and HWY 610, which will be submitted to the Brooklyn Park City Council and Planning Commission. In-person attendance is encouraged.

Workshop I: Recap and Refresh

Tuesday, November 9, 2021; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

City Hall, Council Chambers
5200 85th Ave N

The Park and Ride lot (Noble Pkwy & Hwy 610) community process was paused when the pandemic took hold in early 2020. This session recapped the information that was gathered then and refresh what we see happening today. Developers were on hand to share their insights and expertise.

View workshop presentation slides >

Workshop I: Gather Information Wednesday, February 5, 2020; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Woodland Elementary, 4501 Oak Grove Pkwy, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
What is important and unique about the opportunity site (old Park & Ride) at Noble Pkwy and HWY 610?  What are the concerns about future development, and what can be achieved? View the presentation from Workshop I (PDF ) >
View discussion notes from Workshop I (PDF)>
Responses to questions from Workshop I and II (PDF) >
Workshop II: Development Options – The Block Exercise Wednesday, February 19, 2020; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Woodland Elementary, 4501 Oak Grove Pkwy, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Join your neighbors in an interactive workshop to create development scenarios for the site at the old Park & Ride at Noble Pkwy and HWY 610.  Design experts will be on hand to share ideas and insights. Responses to questions from Workshop I and II (PDF) >
Workshop III: Developer Panel Discussion Wednesday, March 4, 2020; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Woodland Elementary, 4501 Oak Grove Pkwy, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Explore the opportunities and challenges of redeveloping the site with a panel of developers that bring a range of expertise. Notes from developer panel at Workshop III (PDF) >
Workshop IV: Framing Recommendations POSTPONED
Woodland Elementary, 4501 Oak Grove Pkwy, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Contribute to the creation of development recommendations for opportunity site at Noble Pkwy and HWY 610, which will be submitted to the Brooklyn Park City Council and Planning Commission.