Public hearing on Southwest light-rail line Aug. 19

There is one more public hearing coming up for people to comment on the revised Southwest Light Rail Transit project. Following this hearing, the Minneapolis City Council will vote on municipal consent for the project at a later date.

Public Hearing for City of Minneapolis
6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19
City Hall, Room 317
350 South 5th Street

The Southwest light-rail line would connect downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie. Plans call for 17 stations, including five stations in Minneapolis.

The hearings are opportunities for the public to comment on the Southwest light-rail line, as recommended by the Metropolitan Council, including plans that were revised as a result of a tentative agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council. Details on the tentative agreement and be found in the joint announcement made by the two government agencies.

If any members of the public require any accommodations in order to participate in the public hearing, please let us know by contacting 311 or calling the City Clerk’s office at 612-673-2216.

Written comments will be accepted through Tuesday, Aug. 19. They can be submitted to or mailed to T&PW Committee Coordinator, Room 304 City Hall, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, 55415.

You can watch the public hearing on Minneapolis 79 (Comcast Cable channel 79) or on a smartphone, tablet or computer by visiting the City of Minneapolis website.

Published Jul 8, 2014