Community meetings to focus on scopes of LRT studies in Kenilworth

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Metropolitan Council will host facilitated public community meetings on January 7 & 9, 2014 focused on studies that are currently underway of freight rail, water resources and landscaping/greenscaping in the Kenilworth area of Minneapolis.

A printable event flyer [PDF] is available

Locations & Times

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Kenwood Community Center
2101 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

Thursday, January 9, 2014
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Park Recreation Center
3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park

Meeting Agenda

5:00 – 5:30

  • Open house (project staff on hand to answer questions)

5:30 – 7:30

  • Welcome and review of meeting purpose
  • Overview of scopes of work for three studies
  • Facilitator-led discussion
  • Wrap-Up/Next Steps

In December 2013, the Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) Project began three studies to clarify important issues that affect the proposed light rail line between Eden Prairie and downtown Minneapolis:

  • The location of freight rail service in the Kenilworth Corridor
  • Potential impacts of LRT construction on Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles
  • Landscaping and greenscaping in the Kenilworth area

Draft results of these studies are expected in early 2014, when there will be more opportunities for public comment. 

These meetings will provide opportunities to learn about these studies, talk to project staff and discuss the study scopes with invited elected officials. 

Any individual who requires assistance to participate should contact Southwest LRT Community Outreach Coordinator Daren Nyquist, or 612-373-3894 at least seven business days in advance of the scheduled meeting.

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