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Detroit Lakes Planning Commission to weigh 37.5-acre annexation

Members of the Planning Commission will consider an annexation of 37.5 acres that was requested by property owners between Highway 59 and West Lake Drive.

Map of a 37.5-acre parcel, between Highway 59 and West Lake Drive, that's under consideration to be annexed into the city of Detroit Lakes.
Map of a 37.5-acre parcel, between Highway 59 and West Lake Drive, that's under consideration to be annexed into the city of Detroit Lakes.
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DETROIT LAKES — Detroit Lakes may soon become 37.5 acres larger. The city's planning commission is set to consider an annexation request from property owners in Lake View Township.

The 37.5-acre annexation will be debated during the next meeting of the Detroit Lakes Planning Commission on Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, with the city council then expected to address the issue at its next regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

According to the city hearing notice, the annexation was requested by "100% of the property owners in the area." The notice also recommends that the land, if annexed, be zoned as R-M, multi-family residential, when it enters the city limits.

The issue will also be discussed during a meeting of the Detroit Lakes Community Development Committee on June 13 at 5 p.m.

The property lies northeast of the Pelican River, as it passes under Highway 59 and extends eastward along the river to a West Lake Drive access road just south of Voyageur Lanes bowling alley.

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According to Becker County property tax records, the 37.5-acre parcel is owned by Dan Stall and Jesse McCollum and has a 2022 estimated market value of $511,500.

The property contains a 1,296-square-foot, single-story home and has added more than $60,000 in estimated value since 2020, when it was valued at $450,900.

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