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Important meeting tonight

We learned at last night’s SNG CDC meeting that Augsburg College and Fairview have opted out on the installation of pedestrian lighting for the Riverside reconstruction project.  There is concern that this is not a good decision for the community.  If you can, please attend this important meeting tonight:

A public meeting to answer questions regarding the project and specifically the proposed lighting system for the 2011 construction extents has been set for April 13th at 7PM at the Seward Towers East Advantage Center 2910 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406. 

Proposal to improve pedestrian safety on Franklin Avenue approved by Transit for Livable Communities

From Katya Pilling (Associate Director at Redesign, Inc.).

I am so pleased to get to share the news with you that our application for improvements to pedestrian safety on Franklin Avenue have been approved by Transit for Livable Communities (see attached).  Our proposals for the bike center and 24th street are also still up for consideration.


Riverside Avenue Reconstruction – Public Meetings Announced

Hello all,

Please see the attached letter announcing two upcoming public meetings where City of Minneapolis staff will present layouts for the reconstruction of Riverside Avenue. Please forward this notice to any and all interested parties. Enjoy the weekend!



Joe Bernard, AICP │ Senior City Planner │ City of Minneapolis
Community Planning and Economic Development │ 250 South 4th Street – Room 110 │ Minneapolis, MN 55415
612.673.2422 │ joseph.bernard@ci.minneapolis.mn.us

Riverside reconstruction project meeting Aug. 24

from Katya Pilling at Seward Redesign

Hi there – A quick update on the planning for Riverside Avenue. 


We have posted the presentation documents from the community meeting July 12th at ADC on our facebook page: 


The City’s web site: 


I have requested that the revised plans be posted prior to the meeting, but they are not available as of today.

I have also attached a poster of some recommended tools and techniques for bike treatments, shared by Transit for Livable Communities.


There is another round of public meetings coming very soon:

Tuesday, August 24th

Seward Towers East Advantage Center (2910 E Franklin Ave) at 6:30pm. 

Augsburg College Oren Gateway Center in room 111 (2211 Riverside Avenue) at 10:00am.


My understanding from Joe Bernard, at City CPED, is that these plans will be near final for comment.  They expect to go to the City Council in September and October.  There will be public hearings as part of the City Council process, but that these Aug 24th meetings are likely the last of the meetings out in the community and the last time for significant public impact/input to the process.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Please also help as you can to get the word out to your constituents, friends, and neighbors. Again, this is a very significant project in terms of the resources that will be invested and the long-term impact it will have on our communities, transportation in the metro, and the City as a whole.

Thank you, 



Franklin/ERP Project Update & Construction Schedule

Franklin/ERP Project Update & Construction Schedule 

Franklin PAC, TAC and other interested parties, Work will soon be underway to implement the “Traffic Management Plan” at the Franklin/27th/East River Parkway intersection. Attached is a construction notice with more information related to the proposed schedule and contact information for project representatives.  Work is planned such that major construction activities will be complete by Labor Day.

Information is also available on the project website at http://www.sehinc.com/online/franklin/index.htm Additional emails and website updates will be provided to report progress or if changes in the planned schedule are necessary.

Please take care as you travel through this area during construction.

Thanks for your continued interest in this project – and for your patience as construction activities take place.

Michael E. Kotila, PE / Principal
Project Manager, Transportation Engineering
SEH, Inc.
Minnetonka Office 952.912.2626
St. Cloud Office 320.229.4336

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