LRT Visual Screening

Between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue

Spring 2017


The Blue Line Extension Project Office (BPO) has received feedback from residents, Crystal City staff and City Council members regarding this issue. As a result of the feedback, the project has revised the roll plot to identify 8 foot and 10 foot sections.

Revised Crystal Visual Screening Roll Plot [PDF]

For more information or questions, please contact David Davies at the Blue Line Extension project office: 612-373-5336 or David.Davies@metrotransit.org.


October 17, 2016

The Blue Line Extension Project, in partnership with the City of Crystal, held an open house and meeting regarding visual screening along the BNSF corridor between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue.

The Blue Line Extension Project Office (BPO) has received feedback from residents, Crystal City staff and City Council members regarding this issue. This meeting provided an opportunity for the public to view a revised recommendation regarding a visual screening barrier and provide feedback.

Event Flyer [PDF]
Open House Boards [PDF]
Crystal Visual Screening Roll Plot [PDF]
Presentation [PDF]


People who did not attend the meeting are encouraged to contact David Davies at BPO by October 31 to provide feedback or ask questions about this issue. 

For more information or questions about this event, please contact David Davies at the Blue Line Extension project office: 612-373-5336 or David.Davies@metrotransit.org.
 


May 24, 2016

The planned Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project, in partnership with the City of Crystal, hosted a meeting and open house on May 24, 2016 regarding visual screening along the BNSF freight rail corridor between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue.

Event Flyer [PDF]
Open House Boards [PDF]
METRO Blue Line Extension: Crystal Roll Plot [PDF]
Presentation [PDF]


The planned Blue Line Extension LRT project will operate within the current BNSF railway corridor that runs parallel to County Road 81 (Bottineau Boulevard) north of Bass Lake Road. To address visual quality issues presented by the property owners of Elmhurst and Hampshire Avenues during the recent Municipal Consent approval process, the LRT project office has committed to investigating screening options between the rail corridor and the abutting properties to account for visual impacts that would occur as a result of LRT operations.

The goals for the open house were to:

  • Provide information on visual screening options for properties along the planned LRT corridor between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue.
  • Receive feedback from property owners about possible screening options.

Property owners on the east side of Elmhurst and Hampshire Avenues between Bass Lake Road and 62nd Avenue are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about visual screening options and to provide feedback to project and city staff.

For more information or questions about this event, please contact David Davies at the Blue Line Extension project office: 612-373-5336 or David.Davies@metrotransit.org.