Lyndale Avenue Retrofit
Success of the Lyndale Avenue Retrofit depends on the active participation of area businesses and residents in defining the future vision of the corridor. An online survey to help create a shared vision for Lyndale Avenue has recently concluded. Check back soon, the results will be posted when they are compiled.
We would like to get your input on places along Lyndale Avenue that you like, and places that could use some work. Follow the link to an interactive map where you can drop a pin or draw a shape to highlight areas that work well or are opportunities for change to help prioritize efforts in the planning process. blm.mn/LyndalePublicInputMap
Planning and Design Workshop – March 2-4, 2020
You are invited to participate in an interactive three-day planning and design workshop March 2-4, 2020. The workshop will be a concentrated period of design and planning activities where the team is working and collaborating directly with the community to make sure all innovative strategies and ideas are on the table, solving for Lyndale Avenue’s current and future issues. The workshop will be guided by feedback received from the public over the past three months and will also influence a draft preliminary design for the next phase of the project.
The workshop will be led by Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. in partnership with the City of Bloomington and Hennepin County. A team of national planning and design experts will provide design guidance to inform planning efforts for the aging commercial corridor, bringing economic, social, and environmental value for the community. The goal is to bring investment to Lyndale Avenue and provide a walkable, mixed-use corridor that serves as an amenity to attract new, and retain existing, residents and businesses.
During the workshop, the design team will operate out of an “office” located at 800 W 98th St in the Clover Center, corner of 98th St. and Lyndale Ave. The public is welcome to stop by and offer input and feedback, ask questions, or simply observe. Periodically, the design team will provide presentations of their work and ask for reactions, ideas, and suggestions. The design team will prepare an illustrated report that lays out a clear vision for revitalizing the Lyndale Avenue Corridor, and specific actions and funding strategies to assist the implementation.
The City hired Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to work with us to define a clear vision and specific steps the City can take to enhance the function, vitality, and appearance of Lyndale Avenue and attract reinvestment to this aging corridor. Rooted in solid economic market analysis, the suburban retrofit strategy will provide clear and realistic implementation guidance, ultimately creating economic, social, and environmental value for Lyndale Avenue and the community.
The goal is to transform Lyndale Avenue into a thriving, walkable, mixed-use corridor that serves as an amenity to attract new, and retain existing, residents and businesses. This change won’t happen overnight. While the study will identify actions that can be implemented in the near-term, transformation will take time and will be influenced by evolving market conditions.
Ultimately, success depends on the active participation of area businesses and residents in defining the future vision for Lyndale and their ongoing support for implementing the recommended strategies.
For more information please see the project frequently asked questions page here. blm.mn/LyndaleFAQ