Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan reconvenes with two November meetings

Meetings will focus on parkway west of Portland Avenue and traffic study, which will be released in early November

The Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan will reconvene with two upcoming meetings in November. These meetings will focus on the parkway west of Portland Avenue, an area that garnered extensive discussion in the community over the summer.

The project paused in July at the recommendation of the public and the project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) so that a traffic study could take place. That study will be published online in early November.

The community will have two opportunities to discuss the traffic study in person:

CAC Meeting #9

Tuesday, November 19, 6-8 pm
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave. S

This meeting will include a comprehensive presentation of the traffic study, opportunity for questions and answers, and a discussion among CAC members about the findings and next steps. There will be a chance for the public to participate in the discussion, but it will be limited.

Community Open House

Thursday, November 21, 6-8 pm
Windom South Recreation Center, 5843 Wentworth Ave.

This meeting will provide space for the general public to converse with MPRB staff and the consultant team about the traffic study and the parkway west of Portland Avenue. The open house format does not include a formal presentation, so anyone can attend for any amount of time between 6 pm and 8 pm.

Next Steps

Following these two meetings, the CAC will meet in December to consider all other aspects of the project that have not yet been discussed. Then, in January, the CAC will revisit the parkway road again.

Public notification will be sent via email and posted to the project page when the traffic study is available online and any time future meetings are scheduled. An online survey is also available for the public to provide input on the plan.