Lyndale Avenue renewal group to host May 24 open house

The Lyndale Avenue South Renewal – Creek to Crosstown (LASR-CC) group, which is working to create a master plan for pedestrian amenities, safety improvements, transit and future development on the street, will host a Tuesday May 24 event to get public input for their plan.

The group is made up of four Southwest neighborhoods that border Lyndale Avenue from West 46th Street to the Crosstown Highway. The open house is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave. S.

In December, the City Council approved funding for a request for proposals costing no more than $75,000 to retain a land use firm to craft a plan. The city chose consultants Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc. (HKGi).

Hennepin County, which owns the road, plans to rebuild Lyndale Avenue in 2007 and 2008 and renovate Highway 121, which links Lyndale to the Crosstown. The LASRCC group – made up of the Tangletown, Lynnhurst, Kenny and Windom neighborhoods – has been working on preliminary plans for three years.

HKGi will manage project-planning, recommendations and create a final report. The city is expected to adopt the master plan later this year.

In addition to the May meeting, public open houses are tentatively scheduled for August or September and in October or November.

For more information about LASRCC, visit tinyurl.com/bxmzl, which will take you to the appropriate city Web page.