Freight Rail and Route Alternatives (2013)
Freight Rail Open Houses, June 2013
Two public open houses were held on engineering concepts for resolving the location of freight rail in the design of the Southwest LRT project.
- June 13, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park
Station Location Open Houses, June 2013
Six open houses for the public to learn and provide feedback on proposed locations for all 17 Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) stations were held in June 2013.
- June 17, Metro Transit Heywood Office Building, Minneapolis
- June 17, Harrison Recreation Center, Minneapolis
- June 18, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins
- June 20, Beth El Synagogue, St. Louis Park
- June 24, Kenwood Community Center, Minneapolis
- June 26, Eden Prairie City Center, Eden Prairie
Freight Rail Engineering Concepts Community Meetings, July 2013
The project hosted community meetings on July 17 and 18, 2013, on engineering concepts for resolving the location of freight rail in the design of the project. The concepts explored various possibilities for co-locating freight and LRT tracks in Minneapolis, as well as options to reroute freight rail traffic in St. Louis Park to make way for LRT tracks. The relocation concepts presented differed from the one described in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Feedback from these community meetings was shared with members of the project’s Business and Community Advisory Committees, the Corridor Management Committee and the Metropolitan Council to help them understand the issues around co-location and relocation as they provide input. The event flyer (PDF) includes a map showing freight rail relocation and co-location concepts.
Minneapolis Segment Recommendation Open House, October 2013
The Metropolitan Council hosted a public open house on October 10, 2013 to receive public input on the project office’s draft recommendation for the scope and basic design of the Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) project in Minneapolis. This event followed the Southwest LRT Project Office's presentation of a draft recommendation to the project's Corridor Management Committee on October 2, 2013. This draft recommendation is described in the event flyer (PDF).