Meetings and Events

Community engagement

The METRO Blue Line Extension Project relies heavily on community voices when making decisions about the project.

One of the project’s guiding principles is that we move at the speed of trust. We will not move forward until we have meaningful community buy-in. Our engagement efforts must be robust, inclusive and flexible to ensure we have an alignment that provides maximum benefit for the community. Our project principles reflect this commitment to the public and we will continue to meaningfully engage with the community as this once in a generation investment moves forward.

Learn more about our engagement efforts:

In addition to advisory committee meetings, the Metropolitan Council provides other opportunities for public involvement. Information on upcoming meetings and events will be posted here.

2021 upcoming meetings and events

The Blue Line Extension Project relies heavily on community voices when making decisions about the project, so make your ideas heard and help chart the future of the Blue Line.

Contact us if you require assistance to participate in these events

Requests for special assistance should be made at least five business days in advance of the scheduled open house.

Sophia Ginis, Blue Line Extension Manager of Public Involvement
Sophia.Ginis@metrotransit.org
651-592-1911
 


METRO Blue Line Extension Crystal Town Hall

Join METRO Blue Line Extension project staff for a town hall where the latest project information focused on the Crystal section of the alignment will be shared. Partcipants will be able to speak with staff, provide feedback and ask questions.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Crystal Community Center
4800 Douglas Dr. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55429
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2021 past meetings and events


County Road 81 virtual event
July 29, 2021

Minneapolis virtual event
July 28, 2021

Crystal open house
July 26, 2021

Full Corridor virtual event
July 23, 2021

Brooklyn Park virtual event
July 22, 2021

Brooklyn Park house
July 21, 2021

Minneapolis open house
July 20, 2021

Robbinsdale open house
July 19, 2021

Metro Blue Line Extension Community Meeting
Hosted by Metropolitan Council Member Reva Chamblis
June 29, 2021

Robbinsdale section
June 9, 2021

Robbinsdale section
April 28, 2021

Online listening session
March 30, 2021

Online listening session
March 30, 2021

Online listening session
March 25, 2021

Online listening sessions
February 4 - 5, 2021
These virtual meetings allowed community members to hear from project staff about why the project pivoted, the decision making process for a new route, and what can be expected in 2021. Community members had the opportunity to ask questions and share their ideas.

2017 meetings and events

 

West Broadway Reconstruction Between 71st Ave. and 74th Ave.

November 2, 2017
A public open house in Brooklyn Park on the design of West Broadway Avenue reconstruction that was added to the Blue Line Extension project. More information | Printable event flyer [PDF]

Project Update and 60% Design Plans

March and April 2017
A series of public open houses in communities along the Blue Line Extension route, hosted by the Metropolitan Council. These events provided an opportunity to learn about recent progress and the current status of the METRO Blue Line Extension project. More information

Design Update and Early Construction Activities

October 10, 2017
Public open house to provide information about the current status of the light rail project and preview early construction activities in Minneapolis, beginning in Fall 2017. Topics include relocation of the Bassett Creek stormwater tunnel and temporary closure of Olson Memorial Highway, station design and station area planning, and design concepts for overhead catenary system (OCS) poles in the Olson Memorial Highway area. More information

2016 meetings and events

 

Robbinsdale Historic Properties

On December 14, 2016, the Metropolitan Council hosted a neighborhood design consultation on the West Broadway Avenue Residential Historic District in Robbinsdale. More information

November 2016 Station Design Open Houses

These open houses provided an opportunity for the public to review station design concepts and learn about the station design process. More information

LRT Visual Screening between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue

On October 17, 2016, the Blue Line Extension Project and the City of Crystal held an open house and meeting regarding visual screening along the BNSF corridor between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue. More information

LRT Visual Screening between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue

On May 24, 2016, the Blue Line Extension Project and the City of Crystal held a public meeting and open house focusing on visual screening options in the BNSF corridor between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue. More information

Pedestrian crossing options at the planned 63rd Avenue Light Rail Transit Station

On May 9, 2016, the Metropolitan Council and City of Brooklyn Park held a public open house and technical presentation at the Brooklyn Park City Hall. More information

Municipal Consent

On January 19, 2016, the Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority held a public open house and joint public hearing at the Minneapolis Central Library in downtown Minneapolis. More information

2015 meetings and events

 

October 2015 Environmental Analysis Open Houses

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County hosted a series of public open houses in October 2015 for the public to learn about the environmental analysis conducted for the METRO Blue Line Extension light rail transit project. More information

39½ Avenue Railroad Crossing Meeting in Robbinsdale

The METRO Blue Line Extension project hosted a meeting on whether to close the 39½ Avenue railroad crossing. The public was invited to learn more about the proposal, ask questions and provide feedback. Public comments will be considered before making a design recommendation to the City of Robbinsdale and Metropolitan Council. Comments received

July/August 2015 Open Houses

The METRO Blue Line Extension project hosted a series of open houses in July and August 2015 where the public can learn more about the project and provide feedback about proposed stations, parking and pedestrian/bike access. More information

May/June 2015 Open Houses

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County hosted four open houses to learn about the METRO Blue Line Extension light rail project and provide feedback about the proposed stations and light rail alignment. More information

West Broadway Reconstruction Community Meetings, March 19 and April 7, 2015

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County hosted community meetings on March 19 and April 7, 2015 to engage the public on potential West Broadway roadway concepts. More information

West Broadway Reconstruction Community Meeting, March 5, 2015

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County hosted a community meetings on March 5, 2015 to engage the public on potential West Broadway roadway concepts. More information

Station Location Open Houses, February 2015

The Metropolitan Council hosted a community workshop on February 26, 2015 to receive public input on potential locations for LRT stations intended to serve residents of Golden Valley and North Minneapolis. More information