Burnsville may relocate archery range
Burnsville officials are considering relocating the city-owned archery range to make way for expansion of the Dodge of Burnsville dealership near Cliff Road and Interstate 35W.
The dealership has asked to buy the 2.4 acres of adjacent parkland to the east for new-car storage. City staff recommends that under any deal, Dodge of Burnsville would cover the cost of relocating the range.
Officials have another potential north Burnsville site for the range on 3.4 acres near Zenith Avenue in the Kraemer Nature Preserve. The city has pegged the two parcels near a business and industrial area for possible sale but received no serious offers. The land isn’t used for park purposes.
At a July 12 work session, City Council members gave the go-ahead for further study of the alternate site, the sale price of the current range property, relocation costs and public reaction to the idea.