The Pointes at Cedar Small Area Plan

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What is the Pointes at Cedar?

The Pointes at Cedar, formerly known as Chelsea Commons reimagines how a large land area in the core of Monticello will develop over time. It takes into consideration the changing ways people want to live, work, and play, creating a unique place which combines economic development opportunities, residential living, and public recreation. The Pointes at Cedar is intended to accelerate quality private development in the area and act as a catalyst for additional growth and community connection.The Map

The Pointes at Cedar  is centered on a series of small, interconnected lakes. The water is surrounded by a variety of pathways and public spaces for discovery.  Surrounding these public spaces will be a mix of commercial and residential environments.

Location

Chelsea Commons is an exciting planning project that will introduce a guide plan, known as a Small Area Plan, for a unique, nearly 100 acre area located in the center of Monticello.

Official Adoption of the Small Area Plan

On September 27, 2021 City Council approved Resolution 2021-73; approving an amendment to the Monticello 2040 Vision + Plan (Comprehensive Plan) adopting the Pointes At Cedar Small Area Plan. On October 25, 2021 City Council approved “The Pointes at Cedar” as the final name for the “Chelsea Commons” planning area.

Planning Process Update: November 2021

The Pointes at Cedar was selected by the City Council as the mixed-use development project’s official name!  Click here to read a project snapshot.  You can also view the final Small Area Plan for The Pointes using the links below:

Planning Process Update: October 2021

The City Council approved Resolution 2021-73; approving an amendment to the Monticello 2040 Vision + Plan (Comprehensive Plan) adopting the Chelsea Commons Small Area Plan on Sept. 27, 2021. A Small Area Plan is a detailed guide plan for a specific area of a community and becomes a part of how the city supports growth and development.

Planning Process Update: September 2021

A full draft of the Chelsea Commons Small Area Plan has been prepared, following months of feedback and analyses. The Plan envisions the Chelsea Commons area as an exceptional neighborhood in which to live, work and play. It combines a varied mix of commercial services, residential living opportunities, and public open space amenities. Chelsea Commons is centered on a significant recreational water feature and surrounded by a series of interconnected public spaces for discovery. Chelsea Commons will be a magnet for the Monticello community and beyond.

The Plan is designed to inspire exceptional private development that values and builds on the area’s distinctive public areas. On Monday, September 27, residents, and stakeholders have an opportunity for public input on the Small Area Plan. The Planning Commission will hold a continued public hearing on the Plan at 4:30 p.m. You can view the full plan on our website and participate in suggesting a name for the area. Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission will make a recommendation on whether the City should adopt the Plan. The Commission’s recommendation will be sent forward that same evening to the City Council for review and decision.

Planning Process Update: August 2021

A joint workshop of the City Council, Planning Commission and Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission was held on Thursday, August 5. The attendees heard detailed information regarding the project’s evolving concept layout, transportation alternatives, stormwater and water management, and financial impact. The workshop served as an opportunity for the boards to provide feedback prior to presentation of a final Small Area Plan for public hearing. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 7. 

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Resources

Stay tuned as we continue to update this page with important guide plan news!

Project History

A joint workshop of the City Council, Planning Commission, EDA and PARC was held on May 4, 2021. The boards received an update on the current direction of the concept plan effort. They were asked to provide feedback on desired plan elements including water quality, public spaces, land use, and architecture. The groups also participated in the first step of the project’s naming process. During a workshop on March 8, 2021, city board members and property owners in the Chelsea Commons area provided feedback on initial concepts and elements for the area.  View a summary overview and plan concepts below:

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