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November 15, 2017, Wednesday - Public Hearing for Minneapolis Parks Downtown Service Area Master Plan at MRPB

Time: 6:00pm

Location: MPRB Headquarters, Address: 2117 West River Road

A public hearing for the Downtown Service Area Master Plan (DSAMP) is scheduled across two upcoming meetings of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners. 

The first opportunity to comment on the plan before Park Commissioners consider its approval is on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm. At the conclusion of the Nov. 15 public hearing, it will be held over to the next Board of Commissioners meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, where it will continue at 6:45 pm. The public is invited to attend and/or comment at either meeting or both.

Any interested community members are invited to attend and comment on the Master Plan, which will guide outdoor improvements at all non-riverfront downtown parks (Elliot Park, Franklin Steele Square, Gateway Park, Loring Park, Park Avenue Triangle) for the next 20-30 years, as well as the potential acquisition and development of new parkland within downtown Minneapolis.

The draft DSAMP is the result of nearly three years of community-based planning, rigorous design and evaluating and responding to community feedback.The public comment period for the draft DSAMP is closed, but interested members of the public may still review the draft plan by visiting the project page linked below (sorted into chapters under "Key Documents" header) and comment at the public hearing.

An updated draft of the plan with possible changes for the Board to consider will be posted to the project page on Friday, Nov. 10.

DSAMP Project Page 

Second meeting date: November 29, 6:45 pm