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All those who live, work, or own property within the Waite Park neighborhood are invited and strongly encouraged to review the proposed amendments by one of three ways:
- Review the document here online: WPCC Proposed Bylaws 2013
- Attend a neighborhood meeting, March 6th or April 3rd
- Visit the Waite Park Recreation Center (1810 34th Ave.) and request to view a copy
Please take time to review this important document and to understand how it affects the governance of the WPCC.
Mark you calendars for three public open houses on the latest phase of Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study. The proposed route up Central Avenue through Northeast Minneapolis includes three stops in the Waite Park Neighborhood at 32nd, 35th, and 37th Avenues.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MPHA Parker Skyview Community Room, 1815 Central Avenue NE.
- Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. HCMC Whittier Clinic, 2810 Nicollet Avenue S.
- Thursday, Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.
The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. There will be Somali and Spanish interpreters at the open houses. The open houses are wheelchair accessible. Should you require an accommodation for you to fully participate or interpreter services for language(s) other than Somali or Spanish, please contact Anna Flintoft at 612-673-3885 or anna.flintoft@minneapolismn.
At these open houses, we will share the results of the initial screening of alternative transit modes and alignments and an overview of the next phase of study - the detailed evaluation of alternatives. The first phase of study was completed last fall to define the project rationale or "purpose and need"; you can review the Phase I Public Engagement Summary on the project website study information page.
The Nicollet-Central corridor extends from the south along Nicollet Avenue at the 46th Street/Interstate 35W Transit Station, through downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Mall, over the Mississippi River, and north along Central Avenue NE to the Columbia Heights Transit Center at 41st Avenue NE. The Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study began last fall and will be completed later in the summer of 2013. The outcome of the study will identify a preferred transit enhancement that could serve as the first phase of a longer-range vision for transit service in the corridor.
For more information, visit the project website at www.minneapolismn.gov/
Thousands of people a day travel along the corridor that includes Central Avenue in Northeast and Nicollet Avenue in south Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis in conjunction with the Metropolitan Council is looking at the possibility of expanding or enhancing the transit corridor along Central and Nicollet Avenues.
The project seeks to provide efficient transportation from the transit hub at 41st and Central avenues NE, through Northeast and downtown, down Nicollet and all the way to the transit hub at Interstate 35W and East 46th Street.
Establishing a "locally preferred alternative," using criteria the federal government established, is essential to attracting federal transit funds for the project, according to Minneapolis Public Works Project Manager Anna Flintoff. Flintoff will be updating the Waite Park Neighborhood at the Waite Park Community Council meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Waite Park Community Center (1810 34th Avenue NE).
The Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study, which started this summer and is expected to conclude next summer, is designed to "identify a preferred transit enhancement which could serve as a first phase of a longer-range vision for transit service throughout the 9.2-mile corridor," according to information from the Minneapolis Public Works Department, which is conducting the study. "The Project will determine the benefits, costs and impacts of implementing a variety of transit modes and service types, including streetcar and enhanced bus options, to identify a locally preferred alternative for inclusion in the Metropolitan Council's 2030 Transportation Policy Plan."
The City of Minneapolis is now conducting a study to identify a preferred transit enhancement for the corridor, which could include a streetcar line or enhanced bus options.
Central Avenue in the Waite Park Neighborhood offers a challenge to planners from 27th Avenue to 37th with that stretch being primarily residential. If you like along or near Central Avenue we hope that you join us on Wednesday to meet with Anna to discuss this project.
Waite Park Community Council Meeting
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
Waite Park Community Center (1810 34th Avenue NE)