Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Inclusion of the project in the council’s transportation plan is an important part of moving the project forward.
The Metropolitan Council voted Wednesday to include the 13-mile-long Bottineau Transitway light rail transit project in its 2030 Transportation Policy Plan. Naming LRT as the “mode of choice” for the Bottineau Corridor—which runs from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park, passing through Golden Valley—is an important step toward moving the project forward. The Met Council also selected the “locally preferred alternative” route along West Broadway Avenue in Brooklyn Park, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad corridor and Olson Memorial Highway/Trunk Highway 55. “Bottineau is key to the region’s future development and continued economic success," a news release quoted Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh. “As the Metropolitan Council works to build a…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Study commissioned by National Association of Realtors found that homes with access to transit weather downturns better.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Golden Valley City Council will receive an update on plans for the Bottineau Transitway at the Mar. 19 meeting.
In a document reviewed by the Golden Valley City Council, officials working on the Bottineau Transitway project wrote that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is currently under review by the Federal Transit Administration. While the date for public review of the Draft EIS is still unknown, project officials are working toward preparation by the end of 2013. Community Advisory Committee Thursday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park Thursday, May 23, 7 to 9 p.m. Crystal City Hall Community Room, Crystal Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Monday, March 11, 2013
The hearing begins Monday, Mar. 11, at 5 p.m. in Minneapolis.
The Metropolitan Council is holding a public hearing about the Bottineau Transitway on Monday, Mar. 11, beginning at 5 p.m. The hearing will take place at the Metro Transit F.T. Heywood Office Building Chambers located at 570 6th Ave N. in Minneapolis. “This is an important next step for the Bottineau Corridor and the metro area,” said Council Chair Susan Haigh said in a Met Council press release. “This public comment period begins the process of transitioning the project to the Metropolitan Council and positioning Bottineau for federal funding. This corridor will help in achieving a 21st century transportation system for the metro and further make the Twin Cities a region that can compete on a national and global scale. ” It’s one of many…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Channel 12 News reported that some residents are concerned that current Bottineau Transitway plans will “wipe out wetlands.”
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, residents gathered at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters to discuss the possible impacts that the Bottineau Transitway plans may have on Theodore Wirth Park. According to Channel 12 news, many residents attended to show their discomfort with plans to uproot existing railroad tracks to put in the new line. In a broadcast segment published Thursday, Golden Valley resident Carmen Heim is shown with signs that say no to “D1 through Theo Wirth Park.” Her signs were decorated with pine branches. “This is the park board, something’s wrong with the picture,” Heim told Channel 12. “It will be devastating.” The Wednesday meeting was the first of many upcoming meetings about Bottineau. The community open …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
What were the most-read articles in February on Golden Valley Patch?
Though the month was short, February didn’t bring any news shortage. Bottineau meetings, shocking arrests, new business and long-time establishment closures made headlines in Golden Valley. Here is a listing of what you, the reader, liked the most this month, beginning with the most popular story. ***
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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. …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Two upcoming community meetings in Minneapolis were referenced.
Before two upcoming Bottineau Transitway community meetings, the Golden Valley City Council heard a brief update on the proposed project at their Feb. 19 meeting. “Going forward, Hennepin County intends to provide updates to all of the communities impacted by the Bottineau Transitway, including Golden Valley, on a monthly basis,” Golden Valley City Planner Joe Hogeboom wrote in a memo to the council. The updates, Hogeboom told the council, should begin at city council meeting next month. “Staff is currently working to determine the timing and level of commitment from the county with regard to station area planning initiatives,” Hogeboom wrote in a memo to the council. “Staff intends to generate a schedule of events surrounding station …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In a letter sent to members of the Hennepin County Board and Metropolitan Council, Mayor Shep Harris asked for clarification regarding the purpose of the upcoming Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s community meeting.
On Feb. 27, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will host a public meeting to discuss how plans for the Bottineau Transitway may impact open space near Theodore Wirth Park. Related:Bottineau Public Meetings Coming Up, Residents Reflect on Council Decision In a letter sent last week to the Hennepin County Board and Metropolitan Council, Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris outlined concerns regarding the upcoming meetings and intended outcomes. Harris said that city staff was “informed” that outcomes of the Park Board meeting might be used as part of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) application needed to begin preliminary engineering. “We believe that broad-scale public input over number, location, and function of light rail …