Lakeville is delighted with our years of growth and development and celebrates each year with Panorama of Progress , affectionately known to locals as Pan-O-Prog ! This week-long summer festival began in 1967 and has grown to over 60 events , tournaments , parades and more ! The City of Lakeville experienced a high level of development activity in 2020 , with a record-setting annual building permit valuation totaling $ 442,292,572 .
The City ’ s previous highest building permit total was $ 301,374,296 in 2019 .
The Metropolitan Council estimated Lakeville ’ s population to be 65,831 in 2019 . This equates to a 17.65 % population increase since 2010 . Lakeville ranks # 4 for population growth numbers in the Twin Cities behind Minneapolis , St . Paul and Blaine .
There were 25 ribbon cuttings for new businesses in 2020 , that included commercial retail businesses , restaurants , medical and other office developments , along with churches , a memory care facility and an independent-living market rate apartment project for seniors .
Lakeville issued 639 single-family permits in 2020 and this is the eighth year in a row the City has been ranked # 1 in residential permit numbers in the Twin Cities . In addition , the City issued 176 townhome permits and nine apartment project permits , for a total of 408 units . The variety of housing types developed in Lakeville in 2020 is consistent with the Envision Lakeville goal of providing housing choices for “ people of all ages and stages of life .”
The private sector invested over $ 106 million into commercial and industrial park development in Lakeville in 2020 and the largest permitted project was a new 750,000-square-foot Amazon XL facility valued at $ 45 million . This building permit valuation also includes several new private airport hangars slated for construction on the newly annexed portion of Airlake Airport located at the south end of the industrial park .
The Metropolitan Council approved the City of Lakeville ’ s 2040 Comprehensive Plan , that guides development for the next 20 years . This included three new zoning districts that were included in this update .
• Full menu - including fresh food , beer , wine & craft cocktails
• Kids ’ menu
FRESH BEER • FRESH FOOD Happy Hour 3PM-6PM | Monday-Friday & All Day Sunday !
• Outdoor seating , with open lawn space , games for all ages & a playset for the kids