Planning for Pilgrim Point

(File Photo) Pilgrim Point on Lake Ida.

Alexandria, MN — Before approval of a residential development on Pilgrim Point can be granted, Douglas County is seeking public input as part of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet review process.

In coordination with Pilgrim Point Shores, LLC and their consultant Landteam, Inc, Douglas County Land & Resource Management Director Dave Rush, completed an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) that outlines the project and the potential impact it could have. The plan is for private development of 35.5 acres on the east shore of Lake Ida. Thirty-two lots will be developed (28 lakeshore and 4 non-lakeshore) and fourteen single family townhomes are planned.

Douglas County is planning a beach and recreation area on the 8.37 acres at the end of Pilgrim Point. This is a separate project, but as a connection action has the potential to increase noise and traffic in the area which is noted in the EAW.

The EAW is mandated by the state because the project involves more than 25 lots and the preserved open space is under 50 percent of the land. The document includes a map of the project and is available for viewing Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Land & Resource Management Office 305 8th Avenue West, Alexandria (2nd floor of the courthouse) or by clicking on this link:

Comments regarding the EAW must be made in writing and submitted to David Rush, Douglas County Land & Resource Management, 305 8th Ave W, Alexandria, MN, 56308 or by email to Written comments become part of the public record and must be received no later than 4:30 pm on July 8, 2021.

A public informational meeting is also planned for Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Douglas County Public Works Building 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria.

Maps of the proposed project will be on display and those attending can ask questions about the EAW process, and the initial activities planned for this project which include: roadway construction, public sanitary sewer installation and construction of permanent stormwater management facilities.

Douglas County Emergency Management/Public Information Officer