Joint hearing on revised municipal consent plans for Minneapolis set for Aug. 13

Posted In: Transportation
Date: 7/21/2014

The Metropolitan Council/Hennepin County Board of Commissioners/Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) joint public hearing on the revised Minneapolis portion of the Southwest LRT municipal consent plans will occur Aug. 13, 2014.

The public can offer comments at the hearing, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Minneapolis Central Library’s Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, in Minneapolis.

An open house where the public can review layouts will be held prior to the public hearing at 4:30 p.m. 
Upon request, the Council will provide reasonable accommodations (i.e. sign language, an interpreter or assisted hearing equipment) to persons with disabilities. Please contact Daren Nyquist at 612-373-3894 or at least seven days before the hearing to request assistance. 

The Aug. 13 hearing will be an opportunity to comment on the plans that were revised as a result of a tentative agreement between the Metropolitan Council and city of Minneapolis following the May 29 joint hearing between the Metropolitan Council and HCRRA on earlier plans. For details on the tentative agreement, see the Joint Announcement by the Council and the City of Minneapolis

In addition to the public hearing, comments may also be submitted as follows: 

  • Written comments to: Southwest LRT Project Office, 6465 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 500, St. Louis Park, MN 55426, ATTN: Daren Nyquist
  • TTY: 651.291.0904
  • E-mail comments to:
  • Fax comments to: 612-373-3899

The Council will accept public comments until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25, 2014. 

Copies of the preliminary design plans for the entire alignment with the Minneapolis revisions are available for review at the following locations:

  • Hennepin County Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Second Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Southwest LRT Project Office, 6465 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 500, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  • MnDOT Transportation Library, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155 
  • Metropolitan Council Library, 390 Robert St. North, St Paul, MN 55101
  • Edina City Hall (Courtesy Copy), 4801 West 50th St., Edina, MN 55424

Copies of preliminary design plan sets that have been updated are available for review at the following locations:

Minneapolis Plan Sets:

  • Minneapolis City Hall, Minneapolis City Engineer’s Office, Room 203, 350 South 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Franklin Library, 1314 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Linden Hills Library, 2900 West 43rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55410
  • Minneapolis Central Library, (Entire corridor alignment available), 300 Nicollet Mall, Second Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Minneapolis Plan Sets: 

  • St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • St. Louis Park Library, 3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Posted In: Transportation

Tags: SWLRT, municipal consent