Thursday, May 16, 2013
The new pizza shop is going in at Woodbury’s City Centre.
Construction at the site of a new Punch Pizza in Woodbury is expected to begin in the next week or so. The original opening date was slated for late June or early July, but the company is now shooting for early September. The process “to get everything worked out with the site” took longer than anticipated, according to Jenny Nyquist, senior manager. “But we are excited to finally get construction started,” she told Patch. Punch Pizza also had to provide the city with additional information on how its wood-fire ovens work, she said. Punch’s Neapolitan pizzas cook in an 800-degree wood-fire oven and come out in 90 seconds. It will be located in the same building as FedEx/Kinkos at the northwest corner of Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road. …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
During environmental-impact work, a transit mode will be selected, either light rail or bus rapid transit in a dedicated lane.
The Gateway Corridor Commission recently contracted a company to craft a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). The document will mark the next phase in the Federal Transit Administration process for developing a transit line along Interstate 94 between St. Paul's Union Depot and Woodbury with connections to Hudson, Wis., and Minneapolis. The DEIS is meant to “inform decision-makers and the public of the social, economic and environmental impact of the proposed transit line,” reads part of a release from the Gateway Corridor Commission. “Examples of impacts include wetlands, protected species of animals and plants, as well as impacts to people, such as minority populations and cultures.” The environmental-impact work will take about …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The construction is the latest step toward a new $21.8 million facility.
Site grading, pond draining and lobby demolition at the Bielenberg Sports Center took place Tuesday, May 7. The work marks the latest phase in Woodbury's $21.8 million BSC expansion project, which calls for a new field house, two-story lobby, plaza and outdoor rink, along with other upgrades. The existing ice arenas will remain (but see improvements), and people are asked to enter through the west rink doors. Bielenberg staff is operating out of the skate-sharpening area, according to this week's report from the city administrator. Woodbury marked the construction with a dome-deflation ceremony last month, though the bubble had to be briefly re-inflated due to weather. The expected opening date for the new facility is the first quarter of …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the Twin Cities east metro area and Hudson.
Below is a collection of the top news articles from our East Metro Twin Cities sites including Hudson, Stillwater, Oakdale and Woodbury. Photos: Woodbury High School Puts on 'Our Town' Performances of the classic play begin Thursday, May 2. Complaint Leveled Against Woodbury High School Baseball Coach Because of state data practices law, school officials were unable to elaborate on the situation, but the district did take administrative action. Update: ‘Total Loss’ in Woodbury Duplex Fire The fire broke out at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the 10000 block of Kingsfield Lane. Scenes of Spring in Woodbury Local photographer Kelly Anne Grundhauser caught these images of folks enjoying the nice weather over the weekend. Tran Found …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The fire broke out at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the 10000 block of Kingsfield Lane.
Authorities on Monday were still investigating the cause of a major fire that demolished a duplex Saturday in Woodbury. The Woodbury Fire Department got the call at about 4:30 p.m. April 27. No one was hurt in the fire, at the 10000 block of Kingsfield Lane, and the families impacted declined assistance from the Red Cross, Public Safety officials said. “The majority of the structure is gone,” said Woodbury Fire Capt. Chris Klein. He called it a “total loss” for both units. The owner of the unit that initially caught fire called 911, and the wind on Saturday made it difficult to fight the fire, Klein said. A 50-square-foot patch of grass in a nearby marsh area also caught fire. The exteriors of nearby homes, which were evacuated, also …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The DFLer is serving her first term in the state Senate.
Above is a YouTube video of Sen. Susan Kent, who represents Woodbury and parts of Oakdale, posted Feb. 27. Here's her page on the state Senate's website. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Community Development Director Dwight Picha provided the Woodbury City Council with the latest news this week.
Community Development Director Dwight Picha on Wednesday ran down the latest development and business updates for the Woodbury City Council. Here are the updates from previous Patch posts and Picha, who is also the 2012 Woodbury Citizen of the Year. Eagle Brook Church has applied for a building permit for a new church near the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Brookview Road. The church hopes to start work this spring. The Woodbury location is the fifth Eagle Brook Church campus. It opened in September 2011, using space at East Ridge High School. “We did as much groundwork as we could do this fall,” Scott Anderson, executive pastor for Eagle Brook Church, told Patch in November 2012. “It gives us the opportunity to get started on …
Monday, February 4, 2013
District 833 leaders on Monday sent out an update on the program, which is coming to Woodbury High School this fall.
Via Woodbury High School's listserv system, South Washington County Schools sent out the following regarding the district’s Spanish immersion program. Dear Parents, We are excited to be bringing the Spanish Immersion pathway to Woodbury High School in the fall of 2013. This pathway will provide your students with the opportunity to continue in an immersion environment through Social Studies and a Literature and Culture course. The Spanish Immersion program at Woodbury High School allows us to ensure that we can provide a highly rigorous course structure for your students. This is the only Spanish Immersion Pathway for the district. We are not providing this opportunity at any other District 833 high school. If, as a family you choose to…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday approved the site plan, authorized Kraus-Anderson to solicit bids for the work and approved the sale of bonds.
“This process has been extensive.” So said City Administrator Clint Gridley on Wednesday before the Woodbury City Council approved the latest round of measures that move the Bielenberg Sports Center expansion project forward. The council approved the site plan, authorized Kraus-Anderson to solicit bids for the work and approved bond sales to fund the $21.8 million project, which will be completed without a tax increase. The expected opening date for the new facility—which also includes a new two-story lobby and outdoor rink—is February or March 2014. In light of Gridley’s comment, here are 10 new items—or things not often mentioned in Patch stories—on the Bielenberg Sports Center expansion project. (For further details, check out the links…
Monday, December 31, 2012
As we count down to the New Year, here’s a rundown of the most-viewed stories on Patch in 2012.
Editor’s note: A number of follow-up pieces to this story were also among our top 20 most-read posts, and this was clearly the story of the year in Woodbury. The incident sparked discussion in the community about criminal activity at the motel, and the city’s police department has worked with management to deal with the issues at the Red Roof Inn. And click on the date below—there were more than 50 comments on the original story. Here’s the story, which was published Aug. 13, 2012. Further updates: Update: 11:15 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31 Details of the hostage standoff that left one man dead after being shot by police and another in custody were still unclear Friday morning. Investigators are not sure what was going on in the room, and still …