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Stillwater Plans To Use Eminent Domain To Build New Parking Ramp

Posted On: Jun 14, 2019   |   Posted By: CBS

Stillwater Plans To Use Eminent Domain To Build New Parking Ramp

MINNEAPOLIS - There's a new plan in place to make it easier to park in Downtown Stillwater, but not everyone is happy about it.
The city is using eminent domain to take over property and go forward with plans for a new parking ramp. Leaders say it was a last resort to solve a major problem.
There are many reasons Minnesota's first city is on the top of many people's summer “to do” lists. It has shopping, food, and great scenery. The Gaybert sisters of Chisago enjoyed a day trip, a sister date.
“We're just bar hopping and shopping and just enjoying Stillwater cause its beautiful,” one said.
And it was a very special date for one family from Apple Valley. It was Stacy Maier's birthday and her husband took the family on a surprise trip to Stillwater.
But most visitors know that parking can be awfully hard to come by in the town. It's a problem city leaders also know all too well.
“Parking's always been an issue in the city, continues to be an issue, particularly in the real busy times - the summer,...

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