Adjacent to, or intersects areas of parkland in and around:
Understanding Reached Between Met Council and MPRB (February 27, 2015)
MPRB response to Gov Dayton's recommendation to cut MPRB funding (January 27, 2015)
SWLRT Fact Sheet [PDF] (January 13, 2015)
Letter to Editor, Star Tribune [PDF] (October 23, 2014)
Current Phase: System Planning
In late October through November, Met Council Southwest Project crews will be conducting field work to continue design advancement of the proposed Southwest LRT Project.
Separate bridges will carry passenger rail, freight rail and Kenilworth Trail users
At the July 15 board meeting the Park Board approved its comment letter to Metropolitan Council on the Southwest Light Rail Transit project's Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS). Park Board staff worked with its SWLRT Community Advisory Committee to craft its comments.
Read the full resolution for details on the comment letter and more background on SWLRT.
Read a PowerPoint [PDF] presented at the July 15 meeting for more background on the Park Board's response to the SWLRT SDEIS.
July 15, 2015
Board Action - Resolution 2015-254
Resolution Approving the Comment Letter to Metropolitan Council for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement
March 4, 2015
February 27, 2015
January 27, 2015
January 13, 2015
January 7, 2015 - Regular Meeting
January 2, 2015
November 19, 2014 - Regular Meeting
October 23, 2014
October 1, 2014 - Regular Meeting
September 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
May 21, 2014 - Regular Meeting
February 5, 2014 - Regular Meeting
August 21, 2013 - Regular Meeting
May 2, 2013 - Open House
December 5, 2012
November 26, 2012 - CAC Meeting
November 15, 2012
November 9, 2012
October 26, 2012
October 23, 2012 - CAC Meeting
September 6, 2012 - CAC Meeting
August 6, 2012 - CAC Meeting
September 27, 2011
May 17, 2011
March 17, 2011 - CAC Meeting
January 20, 2011 - CAC Meeting
December 16, 2010 - CAC Meeting
December 2, 2010 - CAC Meeting
November 18, 2010 - CAC Meeting
November 4, 2010 - CAC Meeting
October 14, 2010 - CAC Meeting
September 23, 2010 - CAC Meeting
September 10, 2010
August 13, 2010
July 21, 2010
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May 2, 2013 - Open House Flyer [PDF]
November 26, 2012 - CAC Meeting #12 Summary
October 23, 2012 - CAC Meeting #11 Summary
September 6, 2012 - CAC Meeting #10 Summary
August 6, 2012 - CAC Meeting #9 Summary
March 17, 2011 - CAC Meeting #8 Summary
January 20, 2011 - CAC Meeting #7 Summary
December 16, 2010 - CAC Meeting #6 Summary
December 2, 2010 - CAC Meeting #5 Summary
November 18, 2010 - CAC Meeting #4 Summary
November 4, 2010 - CAC Meeting #3 Summary
October 14, 2010 - CAC Meeting #2 Summary
September 23, 2010 - CAC Meeting #1 Summary
The CAC, appointed by park commissioners, city council members, the mayor, a county commissioner, and area neighborhood organizations, will work with MPRB staff and a consultant facilitator to fulfill the board’s charge.
CAC Members [PDF]
CAC Application [PDF]
The CAC meets every month. More information can be found on the Metropolitan Council’s webpage.
As amended September 1, 2010 by the MPRB, the CAC charge is as follows:
Prepare recommendations to the Board on the contents of a formal Comment Letter in response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit Alternative 3A. The recommendations of the CAC shall focus on desired outcomes relative to historical, cultural, visual, recreational, social, environmental, and safety issues as they relate to lands owned or managed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
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When built, the SWLRT corridor will extend from Eden Prairie to Minneapolis, crossing parkland at the Kenilworth channel between Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake. Since 2012, the MPRB has consistently and regularly communicated, through public Board actions, its support of light rail transit and its position regarding the SWLRT options as they impact parkland. As stewards of all park assets, the Park Board has a fundamental responsibility to protect parkland. In November 2014, the MPRB hired experts to investigate in greater depth the options and costs for the SWLRT segment that crosses parkland. In late January 2015, Governor Dayton recommended reduced state funding for MPRB regional parks stating the MPRB was obstructing progress on the project. Park Board President Wielinski promptly issued a response reaffirming the MPRB’s support of light rail and our proactive efforts related to the project. Since then, the Met Council and the MPRB have been working closely to come to a resolution as quickly as possible. All resolutions, presentations and news releases to date are available in the Timeline tab.