See photos of some of the fun here! http://kingfield.org/celebrate-38th/
Archives for September 2012
Minneapolis City Council Agenda
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
Most Recent Design Plan: hennc113114_lyt – 28th ramp
Most recent Powerpoint of Plan: 35W LAKE 9-13-12 Final
Here is a link to the final resolution:
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:
- Doorprizes donated by local businesses will raise money for the new playground coming to MLK Park in 2013! Prizes include:
- $100 gift certificate from BANGbang,
- $50 gift card from Nicollet Ace Hardware,
- $50 from Quality Coaches,
- High Moon Yoga packages,
- Gift card from Blackbird Café
- HOURCAR will answer your questions about their car-sharing service at the 38th & Nicollet Hub and offer HOURCAR bling!
- Chair massages provided by Julie Mueller of Mueller Orthopedic and Medical Massage Craniosacral Therapy
- 50% off furniture sale at Salvation Army
- Sidewalk sale of cool stuff at Urban Outlet
- Fresh baked cookies at The Aliveness Project
- Cold Press Coffee & Volunteer Sign-up to help Butter move to their new digs next week by Butter Bakery Cafe
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.