St. Paul – April 24, 2009 -- Five artist teams will present their early design concepts in May for the 15 Central Corridor LRT stations.
The public is invited to provide feedback on the design concepts at these meetings or by contacting the Central Corridor LRT Project office at email@example.com or by calling 651-602-1645.
Artists Nancy Blum, Roberto Delgado, Seitu Jones, Janet Lofquist and the team of Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Sears will present their final designs over the summer to the Metropolitan Council, which will have the final say.
Below is the May schedule by station:
FAIRVIEW, RAYMOND and WESTGATE STATIONS: May 12 – 6-8 p.m. – Goodwill Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul. General public contact: Community Outreach Coordinator Rita Rodriguez, 651-602-1805.
EAST BANK and WEST BANK STATIONS: May 13 – 4-6 p.m. – Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis. General public contact: Community Outreach Coordinator Jessica Hill, 651-602-1840.
UNION DEPOT, CEDAR & FOURTH, TENTH STREET STATIONS: May 15 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Skyway Event Center across from Subway restaurant in the Alliance Bank Center, 55 E. Fifth St., St. Paul. General public contact: Community Outreach Coordinator Dana Happel, 651-602-1954.
STADIUM VILLAGE, 29TH AVENUE and WESTGATE STATIONS: May 18 – 4-7 p.m. – Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis. General public contact: Community Outreach Coordinator Jessica Hill, 651-602-1840.
SNELLING, LEXINGTON PARKWAY, DALE and RICE STREET STATIONS: May 19 – 5-8 p.m. – Central Corridor Resource Center, 1080 University Ave., St. Paul. General public contacts: Community Outreach Coordinators Shoua Lee, 651-602-1014, and Hue Pham, 651-602-1559.
UNION DEPOT, CEDAR & FOURTH STREET, TENTH STREET STATIONS: May 20 – 6-8 p.m. – Pivot Arts, Room B200, 275 E. Fourth St., St. Paul. General public contact: Community Outreach Coordinator Dana Happel, 651-602-1954.
RICE, CAPITOL EAST and TENTH STREET STATIONS: May 21 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Northwoods Room, Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul. General public contact: Community Outreach Coordinator Shoua Lee, 651-602-1014.
About the Central Corridor LRT Project: The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project will link downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis along Washington and University avenues via the state Capitol and University of Minnesota. Construction would begin in 2010 on the planned 11-mile Central Corridor line, with service beginning in 2014. The line would connect with the Hiawatha LRT line at the Metrodome station in Minneapolis and the soon-to-be built Northstar commuter rail line at the new Minneapolis Multimodal Station. The Metropolitan Council would be the grantee of federal funds. The regional government agency is charged with building the line in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Central Corridor Management Committee, which includes the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis, commissioners from Ramsey and Hennepin counties and the University of Minnesota, provides advice and oversight.
Central Corridor LRT Project