Planned Unit Development at Lake Pelican draws big crowd to Watertown City Hall  (Audio)

April 18, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A large turnout at Watertown City Hall Monday night as the city council held the first reading of a zoning amenmdent for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) at Lake Pelican.

The PUD, known as the Pelican Lake Apartments, is a development plan being carried by Mike Lawrence.

Plans include 192 apartment units that would include a total of 288 bedrooms, a restaurant, and marina.

Because it was the first reading, no official vote was taken, but there were plenty of comments given.

Councilman Colin Paulsen talked about the importance of lake development projects such as this….

Paulsen appreciated the fact that Lawrence brought forward a very detailed plan…

Councilman Bruce Buhler…

But Buhler is not sold on the timing or location for this project….

A final vote on the PUD is expected at the council meeting on May 2nd.