Two public meetings focus on Southwest Light-Rail studies in Kenilworth Corridor
The Metropolitan Council will host two facilitated public community meetings focused on studies that are currently underway in the Kenilworth area of Minneapolis, where the proposed Southwest Light-Rail Transit Project would extend LRT from downtown Minneapolis to St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie.
Southwest LRT town hall/community Meetings
Tuesday, Jan 7, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Kenwood Community Center
2101 Franklin Ave. W.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Park Recreation Center
3700 Monterey Drive
In December 2013, the Southwest LRT project began three studies to clarify important issues that affect the proposed line:
- The location of freight rail service in the Kenilworth Corridor
- The potential impacts of LRT construction on Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles
- Landscaping and greenscaping in the Kenilworth area
Draft results of these studies are expected in early 2014, when there will be more opportunities for public comment.
These meetings will provide opportunities to learn about these studies, talk to project staff and discuss the study scopes with invited elected officials.
Any individual who requires assistance to participate should contact Southwest LRT Community Outreach Coordinator Daren Nyquist at Daren.Nyquist@metrotransit.org or 612-373-3894 at least seven business days in advance of the scheduled meeting.
More information about the Southwest LRT is available at www.swlrt.org.
Published Dec. 19, 2013