Open House to Discuss Transportation Plans in Como Park
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:00 AM

Como Park is the second most popular attraction in Minnesota, after the Mall of America. More than 2.5 million visitors pass through our neighborhood every year, mostly during the summer months. This May, a new polar bear exhibit will open. It’ll be three times larger than the replaced exhibit and will surely attract even more traffic and create even more parking challenges.

Now is the time for neighbors and neighborhood businesses to help shape the long-term strategy that will help to alleviate the current congestion. Make your voice heard at an Open House, to be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 6 to 8 PM at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center.

The City of Saint Paul and its Como Park transportation consultants, Kimley-Horn and Associates (KHA), will give a presentation, conduct a survey, and then listen to your concerns and suggestions, and answer your questions. A second Open House will be held sometime this coming summer, either in June or July.

These two public events are part of the planning process known as the Como Regional Park Transportation Implementation Plan (CRPTIP). The city recently formed a task force, the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) that is committed to giving you the opportunity to make your voice heard. Factors being considered in this planning are a review of the current park master plan, surrounding neighborhoods, historic elements of the park, preservation of green space and planned park improvements. District 10’s representative to the PAC is Dennis O’Rourke. His alternate is Sally Worku. Both are available to answer questions regarding the CRPTIP.

These two open houses will give you the opportunity to help shape public policy. Hope to see you there!



Submitted by JM and PB; Posted by JW

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