7.2.06

mpls: Greenway Area Rezoning

The Wedge newspaper has a story on proposed rezoning in the critical area along the Midtown Greenway b/w Lake Calhoun and 35-W.

In the past week, the City Planning Staff [. . .] proposed a plan to rezone a portion of the land which crosses through our neighborhood [. . .]. For us this means that the area between 28th Street to Lake street and Lyndale Avenue to Hennepin Avenue, which had been excluded from the city's rezoning approach, is now being considered by the City Planners as ready for rezoning and in some cases significant upzoning.

Those "significant upzoning" areas are along the major streets -- Hennepin, Lyndale, and Nicollet -- where they intersect with the Greenway and Lake Street. (Of course, for Nicollet Avenue you have the issue of that horrible K-Mart. When will you see the wrecking ball? When? When?)

This would mean significant changes, particularly at the intersection of Lyndale and Lake, which is (for the most part) already owned by developers, and they'll be looking to do some major demolition/rebuilding in the next few years.

Anyone in the area can attend the neighborhood meeting where the rezoning will be discussed. It's 2/15, 6:30, Jefferson School (1200 W 26th St.), Room 107, 612-377-5023.

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