Upcoming Events: Bottineau Transitway Community Meetings

Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are hosting two upcoming meetings about the proposed D1 alignment of the Bottineau Transitway near Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

Two Bottineau Transitway community meetings, part of the Theordore Wirth Regional Park Forum, are scheduled to take place at the end of February and early March

“Both meetings are part of the Theodore Wirth Regional Park Forum, a multi-day collaborative visioning process that will help the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Hennepin County, and the community best understand the issues and opportunities surrounding introduction of the proposed Bottineau Transitway to the landscape adjacent to the park,” according to the Golden Valley website.

The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed light rail transit project that would extend approximately 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park.

The community meeting is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. The focus will be on design team and community members sharing and discussing information about he park and proposed transityway.

The community open house is scheduled noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Community members will have the option to review and provide input on concepts and ideas incorporated by designers based on previous feedback.

Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are hosting the meetings at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters, 2117 West River Road in Minneapolis.

The meetings are open to the public.

The Metropolitan Council has also scheduled public meeting 5-7 p.m. March 7 at Robbinsdale City Hall. A public hearing will follow 5 p.m. March 11 at Heywood Office Building Chambers in Minneapolis.

            Related: Met Council Will Hold Public Hearing on Bottineau

In December 2012, the Golden Valley City Council endorsed the Bottineau Transitway route through Golden Valley, “which is partially adjacent to the Mary Hills Nature Area and Theodore Wirth Park,” according to the Golden Valley website.

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