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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2024

City opens comment period for the Thomson Reuters Redevelopment Project

The City of Eagan is seeking public comments on the Scoping Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the site.

- The City of Eagan is seeking public comments on the Scoping Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Thomson Reuters Redevelopment Project Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR).

Ryan Companies US, Inc. is preparing an AUAR for an approximately 179-acre area on the former Thomson Reuters office campus at Trunk Highway (TH) 149 (Dodd Road) and County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 28 (Yankee Doodle Road) in the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. Two development scenarios will be evaluated as part of the AUAR which include a major office scenario consistent with the City’s adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and a light industrial and residential scenario.

An AUAR is a tool used to understand how different development scenarios will affect the environment of your community before development occurs. An AUAR consists of three steps: Scoping EAW, Draft AUAR and Final AUAR. The Scoping EAW describes issues to be studied in the AUAR and potential data sources to be used in this analysis. The purpose of the Scoping EAW is to provide information to agencies and the public on the proposed scope of the AUAR and to invite feedback on any additional analysis or data sources that should be included in the AUAR. Once the Scoping EAW process and comment period has been completed, a Draft AUAR is prepared that reflects the comments received. 

The Scoping EAW will be available for public comment starting on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, and will conclude on Thursday, June 27, 2024. The City will accept written comments via mail or email. Comments will become part of the official record of the AUAR process.

An open house will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Eagan City Hall Training Room located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122. An opportunity to submit written comments on the Scoping EAW will be provided during the open house.

The Scoping EAW can be viewed online at the City’s website: cityofeagan.com/thomsonreuters-2024-scoping-eaw

Written comments should be submitted to:

City of Eagan

Attn: Mike Schultz

3830 Pilot Knob Road

Eagan, MN 55122

(651) 675-5650

Email comments may be submitted to Mike Schultz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Thomson Reuters Scoping EAW in the subject line. If submitting comments electronically, please include name and mailing address.

A hard copy of the Scoping EAW is available for public review at the following location(s):

  • City Hall located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
  • Dakota County Wescott Library located at 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123

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