Minnehaha Bike Rack Designs

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By robb, April 27, 2015 11:40 am

We’re looking at opportunities to install custom bike racks along Minnehaha Avenue as part of the reconstruction project. Our designers have developed 6 designs that could be cut into a circular metal plate that would be included in the center of the bike rack (see the image a few posts below).

We’re asking for your opinion on which of these designs you like best in terms of representing Minnehaha Avenue and the Longfellow area. Please indicate up to 2 options in the survey in the right column of this web page.

Grain Elevator and Rail Corridor

Sabo Bridge

Minnehaha Falls bike rack design

Oak Savanna

River Gorge

Riverview Theater

Learn about Minnehaha streetscaping at LCC Annual Meeting

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By robb, April 14, 2015 12:22 pm

Next Tuesday, the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) will be holding their annual No Pie Charts! Only Pies! meeting and pie potluck.  The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, preceded by a Resource Fair from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held:

Date: Tuesday, April 21st
Location: Minnehaha Academy North Campus
Address: 3100 West River Parkway

Join us at the Resource Fair to talk about streetscaping in the corridor, and to share your ideas on designs for bike racks in the area.

Bike Rack Concept

Minnehaha reconstruction open house

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By robb, April 6, 2015 8:22 am
The County will be holding a public open house to share the latest information about the Minnehaha Ave reconstruction project and to answer your questions about the project.

A reminder that construction on the segment between Nawadaha Blvd to 42nd Street is expected to start in mid-April.  For more information, check the Spring Project Update.

$25 trees from Minneapolis City Tree Program

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By robb, March 17, 2015 10:34 am

It’s time for the City of Minneapolis’ annual City Tree Program.  Minneapolis property owners —  including residents, businesses and nonprofits — are eligible to purchase a tree for $25.  You can choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees.  Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Order online beginning March 23rd for the best selection.   Go to the Tree Trust website for more info or to order a tree.

Preferred layout for 38th Street

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By robb, March 2, 2015 2:02 pm

The City of Minneapolis has posted its preferred layout for 38th Street between Hiawatha to Minnehaha avenues.  The new roadway is proposed to include a variety of treatments to make it more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly, including on-street bike lanes, street lighting, and wide grassy boulevards between the sidewalk and road.

Construction is planned for 2016.  More information is available on the City of Minneapolis’ project website.

38th Street Preferred Layout

L&H Development renderings

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By robb, February 23, 2015 4:53 pm

The plans for the L&H project will be brought to the Minneapolis Planning Commission for discussion at their February 26th meeting.

For those that missed the Open House on Feburary 5th, below are the latest renderings and views of the proposed Phase I development:

View from 22nd Ave & Lake Street

22nd Avenue Housing Development

Plaza from Lake

Plaza from South

Bike Plaza