Eyes on Development

13th Ward eNews from Minneapolis Council Member Linea Palmisano
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May 2014

Issue #3

Contact Information

Council Member Linea Palmisano
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.673.2213

Emily Ziring, Senior Policy Aide

Ken Dahler, Policy Aide

Eyes on Development

While warmer weather always means an increase in construction, there are several large public development projects that have been in the works for years now underway. From the recent state funding for Nicollet Mall to ward-specific road work, from the new football stadium to making it easier for restaurants to operate in the City in the hopes of spurring future development, I think you will see why much of my time has been spent thinking about development. As the conversations about Southwest Light Rail continue, I have brought several folks to West Calhoun to compare final station-area plans to the current conditions in this high-traffic corridor. Last week, I brought former MnDOT Commissioner Len Levine on a tour as there are some huge improvements worth considering, and he agrees: if the Southwest LRT moves forward, the West Lake station could be our City’s premier station along the line. This newsletter contains several articles about development in a variety of forms, ways in which we're continuing make Minneapolis the best City to live, work and play. I hope you find it almost as interesting as I do.