Town hall meeting on city’s future

A town hall discussion on the future of Minneapolis, with a focus on plans for neighborhoods just south and west of Downtown, will be held Tuesday from 7–9 p.m. at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave. S.

“The Changing Face of Minneapolis,” hosted by Lowry Hill Residents, Inc. (LHRI), will preview coming changes in transit and transportation, including a proposed streetcar line on Hennepin Avenue and the long-range plan for the Lowry Hill Tunnel on Interstate 94. There will also be discussion of the Bassett Creek Valley Master Plan, a major development project that would transform industrial land west of Downtown into office and residential space.

Also scheduled to speak is Olga Viso, the Walker’s new director, who will present expansion plans for the museum’s sculpture garden.
There will be a short question-and-answer period at the end of the meeting.

LHRI specifically invited residents from Bryn Mawr, East Isles, Harrison, Kenwood, Loring Park, Lowry Hill, Stevens Square-Loring Heights and The Wedge to the town hall meeting.