The next step in developing a new Greenway for North Minneapolis is the Public Open House on October 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Folwell Park Building. This meeting builds on planning and outreach work that Twin Cities Greenways has been doing since 2008, when a group of volunteers began meeting with neighborhood groups to discuss the possibility of a Greenway along a north-south alignment that would link the Grand Rounds near Webber Park to Folwell Park, North Commons Park, and the Van White Memorial Boulevard trails.
Last year, with the support of Transit for Livable Communities, the Community Design Group facilitated a series of ten workshops, which were hosted by a wide variety of North Minneapolis community groups. Surveys from last year's workshops indicated strong interest in a new Greenway in North Minneapolis. The focus of the planning meeting this October will be determining which streets should be considered for the Greenway, and gathering feedback on specific design options.
More information on the project can be found at these two websites:
For those who can't attend the meeting, an online survey for providing your input can be found here:
Thanks to all who have been involved with the planning process up to this point! Now is a very important time to voice your priorities and shape the design and route decisions that will be made at this stage of the process.
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