About the transportation policy plan
The region’s transportation plan comes together by collaborating with counties, cities and townships to create a vision for a shared transportation system. The Met Council builds these partnerships to help make a stronger system possible, serving people and connecting to places across the region. Our job is to listen to our partners and the people who live in the region to hear what they want in a transportation system. We then translate a shared vision for our region’s transportation system into investment plans and decisions that help build and maintain that system.
Comment period open until 5 PM Aug. 10
The Met Council is ready to hear from you. To comment:
- Fill out this online form
- Email email@example.com
- Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)
- Write to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
- Check Facebook and Twitter for questions about the transportation system’s future
Learn more online about the Draft 2020 Update to the 2040 Transportation Policy Plan.
The City of Minneapolis is holding a virtual open house to share updates on the design for the reconstruction of Grand Avenue S between Lake Street and 48th Street W. Based on public feedback and incorporation of city policies, the design has been refined and will be presented to the Minneapolis City Council in August 2020. Attendees will have the opportunity to view a presentation and ask questions of project staff. We hope you will join us!
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Presentation followed by live Q&A
Visit the project website for instructions on how to attend.
If you cannot attend the virtual open house, we also have a recorded presentation online that you can view on the project website.
More about the Grand Avenue Reconstruction project
The City of Minneapolis plans to reconstruct 2 ¼ miles of Grand Ave S between Lake Street and 48th St W. The 60-year-old pavement has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. With the total reconstruction of Grand Avenue, the City has the opportunity to:
- Replace aging infrastructure
- Improve safety
- Incorporate ADA compliant pedestrian infrastructure
- Calm traffic speeds
- Enhance greening and stormwater facilities
Visit the project website: http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/cip/futureprojects/grand-ave-s for all things project related.
Pete Keely has submitted the following applications for a 5-story multiple-family dwelling with 47 dwelling units located at 4220-4230 Nicollet Ave:
- Rezoning the property at 4220 Nicollet Ave from the R2B Multiple-Family District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District, and the property at 4230 Nicollet Ave from the OR1 Neighborhood Office Residence District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District.
- Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a principal structure.
- Variance to reduce the minimum yard requirements along the east/front property line adjacent to Nicollet Ave.
- Variance to reduce the minimum yard requirements along the north and south interior side property lines.
- Site plan review.
The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. The public may view the public hearing using the following options: Watch on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, CenturyLink Channel 8001 or 8501, or live on www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/citycounciltv.
In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing. The public may submit comments or participate by phone in the meeting by using the following website: www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/index.htm.
If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below. If you would like to submit comments, you may submit them via the link above or by emailing:
Mei-Ling Smith, Senior City Planner – 250 S 4th St Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone (612) 673-5342 / E-mail: Mei-Ling.Smith@minneapolismn.gov.
Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-3710. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
Looking for something fun to do? Want to learn something while you’re at it? Have we got the game show for YOU!
Beacon invites you to watch and play Hennepin County Jeopardy on Thursday, July 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. Featuring our talented host Rev. Cindy Hillger, Deacon at St. Martin’s by the Lake Episcopal Church, and three live contestants, this fun evening will highlight some pretty serious stuff! With commissioner elections just around the corner, you’ll learn about the power of Hennepin County government and see the influence commissioners wield in shaping local policy, including housing policy.
Play along and build momentum around upcoming campaigns to push Hennepin County to invest in affordable housing developments like Bimosedaa and Vista 44.
It’ll be an evening of fun for the whole family, right from the comfort of your own home.
RSVP today to get the login information and let us know you’ll be there.