One issue: the train line will pass close by the Claremont Apartments, a five-building 318-unit “luxury” development on Smetana Road.
Thrive MSP 2040 is being picked apart, but having a plan for water, parks and so on is way better than not having one.
The feared influx of so-called market-rate housing is occurring along the line, but so far rising costs aren’t displacing low-income residents.
Time is running short, but a panel of urban notables failed to come up with more than abstract ideas to chew on.
It’s not clear at this point what elbows the mediator could twist or carrots he could offer to bring the two sides together.
The current system leads county commissioners to promote their favored projects for parochial political reasons and to gloss over any problems.
St. Louis Park residents and officials cite noise, classroom disruption and safety concerns in heated meeting with a Met Council panel.
A University of Minnesota study says the programs are widening racial gaps, but the state’s housing commissioner refutes much of the critique.
But despite its good intentions, the Metropolitan Council may be hardening our separation into two metros.
Solving this conflict will mean coming up with extreme ideas — or maybe just simple compromises.
Demographic shifts, changing preferences and accelerating energy costs will change the metro region.
Corinne Lewis is back on a waiting list because of federal budget cuts imposed by Congress.
In short, the metro would have a fully developed public transit system.
Metro-area officials claim their parks aren’t getting a fair share of funding.
We’ve made blunders, but in this season, we should be aware of our blessings and how we engineered them.
With this degree of unity, our lawmakers should be able to get something done.
This week’s reports on the Met Council’s 2010-11 population growth estimates is somewhat unfair to the ‘burbs and, in a way, to the cities, too.