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The Future of Stadium Village: a University District Forum
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
The Future of Stadium Village
A University District Forum
brought to you by the University District Alliance and the Stadium Village Commercial Association
Stadium Village is one of the most dynamic places in the Twin Cities. It has more pedestrian traffic than almost any other node outside of downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. It's in the midst of Big 10 sports venues, a major medical complex, and a new medical biosciences district that has already brought 700+ new jobs to the area. The number of residents is growing, while most central city locations have lost population--four major housing developments are under construction and others are a gleam in the eye. Central Corridor light rail stations at Stadium Village and Prospect Park, going operational in 2014, will change transportation patterns and provoke new development. Locally owned businesses, providing hospitality and services for students, residents, and visitors, are facing changes all around them.
The adjacent Prospect Park community is preparing for change, working on a bottom-up vision for the area around the 29th Avenue light rail station in the year 2020. The University of Minnesota updated its Twin Cities Campus Master Plan in 2009, identifying the east edge of campus as a growth area. A revisit to the city's plan for the South East Minneapolis Industrial area in the corridor just north of University Avenue SE, completed just a decade ago, raises the question of how "industrial" will mix with other uses in the city of the future.
Tying all these drivers together is the challenge in the development of a first-in-our-lifetime plan for the Stadium Village area. Led by Haila Maze of the Minneapolis Planning Department, the work is a collaboration of the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the University of Minnesota, Stadium Village representatives, and the University District Alliance. A first-rate consulting team is adding expertise. Funding support from the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative is helping to make the study possible.
So what do YOU want for the future of Stadium Village?
At the Forum get the latest on:
- market pressures, residential and commercial, impacting the area
- development opportunities--what and where
- parking strategies
- opportunities to improve open space and the street realm
- how to improve bike and pedestrian safety and connections
At the Forum, add your voice and observations to the study. The consultants and the planning team want to hear from you. Your view will help inform a vision for development and investment in the area for years to come.
Get a preview of the findings to date at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/projects/cped_stadium_village
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Grace University Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
324 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis 55414
Check in begins at 3:00 p.m.
See displays and visit with presenters before and after the program
Program: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Getting there: Bus route information: http://metrotransit.org/
If you must drive to the Forum, fee parking is available at
the Oak Street Ramp, www.umn.edu/twincities/maps/OakRamp/
or the Washington Avenue Ramp, www.umn.edu/twincities/maps/WashRamp/
Please DON'T park in the church's lot across the street. Those spaces are for contract use only.
Invite a friend or neighbor who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you on February 28!
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University District Alliance
The University District Alliance works to make the campus-area communities vibrant, safe, and sustainable; to maximize the assets of this exceptional urban community and riverfront region with a major research university as its hub; and to preserve the University District as a desirable place for people of all ages to live, work, learn, do business, and visit.
Augsburg College, City of Minneapolis, Dinkytown Business Association, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, Minnesota Student Association, Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association, Stadium Village Commercial Association, University of Minnesota, West Bank Business Association, West Bank Community Coalition
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