County Commissioner Jeff Lunde to Hold ‘Driveway Talks’ on Changes to Bottineau LRT Route
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Lunde plans to hold a series of “driveway talks” this summer to connect with residents about the new alignment for the Bottineau Blue Line Extension light rail project.
“We’re going to do driveway talks and just going out and talking to people and listening,” said Lunde, who represents District 1.
The driveway talks will be in Brooklyn Park, Crystal and Robbinsdale, but there will be a particular focus on Robbinsdale residents, since they experienced the most change with the new alignment now going down County Road 81.
“At the end of the day, Robbinsdale has municipal consent, so they control this project and getting to that point is really important,” said Lunde.
Lunde says driveway talks are a way to talk to people about what they might want along the route.
“Let people get together and talk in neighborhoods, share feedback and ask questions without the big meetings where people may feel a little shy about asking things,” he said.
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Lunde says residents will get a chance to talk about what the new route will look like and where stations will be located.
He also mentioned COVID-19 vaccination clinics available in smaller sites.
Due to a decrease in COVID-19 numbers, cities will be able to celebrate the contribution of Hennepin Youth Sports Program grants that went toward projects like the all-inclusive playground at Becker Park and the newly opened New Hope Aquatic Center.