March 21, 2005
Committee Members Present:
Wayne Anderson, Rolf Johnson, Arthur Knowles, Sean Wherley, Niki Valens, and Sam Zordich.
Committee Members Absent:
Barb Chung, Natalie Lenz, Melinda Ludwiczak, and Lisa Rudy.
Meeting called to order:
Wherley called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
According to Metro Transit, a bus stop with at least 40 pickups a day warrants a shelter. Metro Transit will reinstall a traditional shelter at 38th Street and Grand Avenue if KFNA does not first install an art shelter. For ideas of potential art shelters, Wherley suggested the stop on Como Avenue near Muffalettas restaurant in St. Paul, and the one at the gas station on Lyndale Avenue and 28th Street.
If KFNA wants, it can incorporate the same glass used in the standard shelters in an art shelter and Metro Transit will maintain the glass. KFNA can also put art panels over the standard shelter to add an artistic feel and Metro Transit will maintain the shelter.
The committee requested KFNA staff to clarify from Metro Transit whether a standard shelter at 38th Street and Grand Avenue is required. Some said that a shelter would obscure the mural on the adjoining building. Talk with the original building mural artist and find out if they would do an add-on panel to camouflage the shelter, or even another shelter in keeping with their mural. What is required for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The committee questioned whether there is adequate clearance between the shelter and either the street or building. Valens said that an upscale consignment store is going in the old Lucky Girl space.