Senior living plans move forward in Eagan

A plan to build a four-story senior living facility in Eagan is moving forward.

Southview Senior Communities plans to construct a 148-unit facility on 10 acres at 4232 Blackhawk Road south of Diffley Road.

The facility would include assisted living, memory care and independent living units.

The Eagan City Council unanimously approved sending a Comprehensive Guide Plan amendment to the Metropolitan Council for review that, if approved, would change the land designation from medium-density residential to high-density residential.

The guide plan amendment will need a final approval from the Metropolitan Council and the City Council before Southview can move forward with its plans. A rezoning and plat will also need to be approved before construction can begin.

The property is currently zoned as medium-density residential and is occupied by two single-family homes and several outbuildings. The property owner plans to sell the property to Southview upon approval of the development, City Planner Mike Ridley said.

Southview Senior Communities owns and operates seven senior living facilities in the Twin Cities area.