See photos of some of the fun here! http://kingfield.org/celebrate-38th/

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Special Meeting
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
1:00 p.m. – Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll Call.

2. Adoption of the agenda.

3. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to proper committees and departments.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 9/25/2012 (Item 22)

1.  35W Transit Access Project:
Passage of Resolution supporting specific project elements in the 35W Transit Access Project.  (subject to prior T&PW Committee approval)
Mayor’s Ltr Calling Special Council Mtg

Adjournment

Additional Information:

Most Recent Design Plan: hennc113114_lyt – 28th ramp

Most recent Powerpoint of Plan: 35W LAKE 9-13-12 Final

Updates 9/28/12:

Here is a link to the final resolution:

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@clerk/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-098875.pdf

Here is the newsletter statement on the project by Councilperson Elizabeth Glidden:

Transit Access project at 35W/Lake Moves Forward

This week, the City Council moves forward with one of the biggest transit investments in the region, the 35W Lake Transit Access Project. With this project, we move forward with a critical missing piece to Bus Rapid Transit implementation, connecting Lakeville to downtown Minneapolis along 35W: a multi-modal transit station at 35W/Lake.

A prior version of this project did not include a transit station, expanded the freeway, and had a total cost of $500 million and growing. In 2007, I was proud to co-author a resolution that said “no” to the freeway expansion project and refocused the project on transit at 35W/Lake.

The project includes, as the highest priority, a transit station at 35W/Lake that will connect riders to bus rapid transit on 35W, connect to bus transit on Lake Street, and connect to the Midtown Greenway where we hope streetcars will run in the future. Other project components include a southbound exit to Lake Street and a northbound exit to 28th Street.

With the Southbound exit, more direct access to Lake Street and surrounding destinations will be provided; this missing movement to the South Minneapolis commercial area has been desired by small business owners and neighbors for years, and will reduce existing cut through traffic in the neighborhoods. The 28th Street ramp will reduce traffic from the 31st Street exit by 25%, increasing livability for neighbors in the area and providing more direct access for traffic to the hospitals and large employers. Unlike the previous versions of the 35W Lake project, these elements cost less (a total of $114 million), are a smaller profile, and meet a cost-benefit project analysis individually and as a whole.

The project approved today is a different project than the one proposed before the 2007 City resolution prioritizing transit. It costs less, it focuses on missing movements that left out South Minneapolis commercial areas when 35W was constructed, and it reiterates that transit is our number one priority.

Saturday September 29, 11 AM to 2 PM all along the street with celebrations focused at Grand, Nicollet, and Chicago Avenues!

Recently added to the 38th & Nicollet activity line-up:

Plus all the really great things you already know about like temporary tattoos and face painting by Twin Cities Tattoo, hotdogs grilled streetside and lots of loud festive music including bagpiping and accordion playing courtesy of Nicollet Ace Hardware, a duckpond with prizes for the little ones by Blackbird, kid cuts and braids by BANGbang, bbq ribs by Finer Meats, Nicollet Pothole and Creme Fraiche Curry Crunch ice-cream provided by The Lander Group, an MG car display at Quality Coaches, bouncy houses provided by Mulroy’s Body Shop, slushies at Best Foods, dress-up photo shoots by Southwest Minneapolis Patch, and more!  Also be sure to ride your bike there so you can take advantage of the bicycle Check-ups by Recovery Bike and bike-related bling from Bike Walk Move!

Be sure to come early because Innercity Tennis’ Kidspeed activity stations can only be open until 1 PM, since they have to mosey down the street to start their free Saturday drop-in program at Reed Sweatt Tennis Center in Martin Luther King Park later that afternoon! 

This festival is organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association as a way to highlight the diversity and talent in our community, build connections between neighbors and local businesses, and unite our neighborhoods east to west!  If you have questions or want to join in on the fun, please contact KFNA Executive Director, Sarah Linnes-Robinson at sarah@kingfield.org.

Saturday September 29, 11 AM to 2 PM all along the street with celebrations focused at Grand, Nicollet, and Chicago Avenues!

Recently added to the 38th & Grand activity line-up:

Plus all the great things we already told you about like hands-on papermaking by Alleyway Arts, Kiddos Create Art Fair at Digs Studio, Mini Home Design Consults  by Cy Winship Design & Your Style reDesigned, organic produce at Petersen Flowers, ice-cream and sno-cones from Grand Café, handmade totes and 2nd-hand jewelry at Peter Pan Cleaners, Community Conversations with Tracine regarding Our Vote Our Future and related ballot initiative ‘bling’, as well as discounts at Sugar Sugar for anyone that says “38 Rocks!” at checkout!

Remember Victor’s 1959 Cafe patio will be open for happy hour from 2:30-4:30, for those who want to grab a seat and a tropical mimosa after all the fun and games.  Victor’s will be serving beverage only so feel free to bring a snack with you!

This festival is organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association as a way to highlight the diversity and talent in our community, build connections between neighbors and local businesses, and unite our neighborhoods east to west!  If you have questions or want to join in on the fun, please contact KFNA Executive Director, Sarah Linnes-Robinson at sarah@kingfield.org.

Artists will be accepting donations for their time and entertainment, as well as KFNA will be accepting donation for the new playground coming to Martin Luther King Park in 2013; fill your pockets with change to toss into the proverbial guitar cases of our community!

 

38th & Chicago activities include:

Treasurehunt

 

Robotics, Arduino, Solder Squad, Open shop & more!

Tracy Nielsen, Program & Operations Manager

www.leonardosbasement.org  /612-824-4394

Celebrate 38th!
38th Street has connected our communities from the East to the West, from the River to the Lakes, for over a century–it’s time once again for us to celebrate 38! Activities are in the works at 38th & Grand & 38th & Nicollet from 11 AM to 2 PM, followed by Happy Hour on Victor’s patio for those that want to relax after all the fun! Come enjoy music, dance, food, fun, special sales, prizes, and surprises with your neighbors on 38th Street.

Stay tuned to Celebrate 38! all month as new event get listed and activities are finalized!  Contact sarah@kingfield.org and let KFNA know how your buisness would like to be involved!

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