Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Family Resources and Child Care Center will not build the controversial center because of traffic study costs and angry neighbors.
Clarification: An earlier version of this article referred to allegations from "planners" that a traffic study was used as a pretext to kill the project. "Planners" in that instance referred to those launching the day care project, not city planners. We regret the confusion and have changed the sentence to convey that more clearly. Family Resources and Child Care Center has withdrawn its application to build a controversial day care center at Excelsior and Blake—citing a traffic study and neighborhood opposition that the day care says used the study as a pretext to kill the project. The decision stems from a July 10 City Council decision to require a traffic study in order for the extended-hours day car project to move forward. …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Who has the best day care in Hopkins?
Working parents unite: Tell the world—as well as each other—who's the best day care provider in Hopkins. You'll not only be giving some helpful tips to parents in search of great care—you'll be recognizing a job well done! Vote for your favorite below. Voting will close Aug. 17. See the other Readers' Choice categories here.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The owners said the day care would provide a necessary service. Interlachen residents questioned whether it was the right fit for the area.
UPDATED 2:58 p.m. July 11: The property owners now say they are waiting to decide whether to go through with the traffic study. Interlachen neighbors worried about noise from a proposed extended-hour day care at Excelsior and Blake. They worried about vehicles driving in and out. They worried about parking. But in the end, it may be the cost of a traffic study that kills the project. Family Resources and Child Care Center had applied for a conditional use permit to operate a 46-child day care at 8383 Excelsior Blvd., the site of an old interior design studio. Unlike a traditional day care, this one was to be open from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week in order to accommodate parents working untraditional hours. Frances Davis and …