Canterbury Park gets final approval for luxury housing, commercial development

August 9, 2018

Canterbury Parks $400 million redevelopment project overcame its final hurdle Wednesday night, as the Shakopee City Council approved a tax-increment financing package to fund new roads for the project and other infrastructure improvements.

Construction of Canterbury Commons, a gated luxury housing complex at the popular Shakopee racetrack, is expected to begin this fall.

Bloomington-based developer Doran Cos. plans to build 596 upscale apartments with amenities on the tracks west side. The area eventually will have around 100 units of owner-occupied townhouses and senior condominiums, plus a boutique hotel.

Once completed, the project will become the largest mixed-use development in Shakopees history.

The benefits Canterbury Commons will offer our community are tremendous, said Canterbury Park President Randy Sampson.

Sampson said he envisions a bustling hub of specialty retail shops, eateries and office space, and also hopes to lure high-wage employment opportunities to town while improving traffic flow on adjacent streets.

Liz Sawyer 612-673-4648

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