COMMUNITY & GIVING BACK
MINNEAPOLIS/SAINT PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL SHARES NEWS OF THE YACHT CLUB
A local developer wants to convert the Lake Minnetonka Yacht Club building in Spring Park into a 26-room boutique hotel and restaurant, a project that stands out because of its proximity to the lake.
“This will be the only direct lakefront hotel on [Lake] Minnetonka,” Olsen Global LLC President Kelly Olsen, the developer behind the project, said in an interview Thursday.
Olsen got a favorable result at the Spring Park Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night when commissioners recommended approval of a zoning change that allows for a hotel, restaurant and outdoor dining at the site.
The proposed zoning amendment will go before the Spring Park City Council on Monday night, but that’s not the end of the approval process.
Conditional use permits have not been approved, and “that process is just starting,” said Spring Park City Administrator Mike Anderson, who added that a conditional use application could be up for Planning Commission review as soon as Aug. 15. - Brian Johnson
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NEIL WEBER THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECT OF THE YACHT CLUB, SHARES HIS SUPPORT
Architect Neil Weber is well known in the Lake Minnetonka area and Twin Cities, as an innovative architect.
During a recent visit to The Yacht Club, he met with Kelly Olsen to discuss the upcoming plans for The Yacht Club.
Weber expressed his support for the project, and looks forward to seeing what is to come.
TWIN CITIES LIVE TAKES A LOOK AT MISS INNDEPENDENT AND THE WOMEN BEHIND ONE GIANT RENOVATION
Nine women came together to purchase and renovate The Guest House in Excelsior. With their father/daughter design team, the group took an 1858 Victorian Home and turned it into a modern day vacation rental and event venue.
Miss INNdependent is the reality series that focuses on their adventures in getting The Guest House up and running before their first guests arrive.
EXCELSIOR MAYOR WELCOMES THE GUEST HOUSE AND MISS INNDEPENDENT TO EXCELSIOR
The idea for The Guest House first arose when real estate developer Kelly Olsen saw the house and wrote an offer immediately, sight unseen.
Once the offer was accepted, she went to the women in her network group and drummed up interest for some partners to join her. Read full article...
REWRITE YOUR FUTURE! KELLY OLSEN TEDX TALK
At age 30, Kelly Olsen lost her husband, Abstract American painter, Jeff Hettwer, in a car crash with a drunk driver. She has used the wisdom she gained from losing him to rewrite her idea of the future and everything she ever believed about risk. Kelly speaks at schools and victim impact panels about the dangers of drinking and driving.
OLSEN GLOBAL AND THE PHAKAMANI FOUNDATION
Olsen Global is a supporter of The Phakamani Foundation. The non-profit helps South African women lift themselves out of poverty, by providing micro loans and training to women starting their own businesses.
Pictured: Kelly Olsen with Phakamani supporters on a recent trip to South Africa.