Please plan to attend the public meeting at the Braemar Golf Course Clubhouse on the evening of Nov 16th to learn the latest about Grandview and share feedback on what you have seen and heard to date.
The entire team (consulting team and Steering Committee) will be there to solicit more comments and ideas. See the press release (PDF) for more details and the live Google map below for directions.
Thanks to everyone who has participated and please plan to stay involved as we work through the final stages of the Small Area Plan for the GrandView District.
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At the Oct. 27 public presentation and open house:
1. The attendees were invited to fill out comment cards in response to the Powerpoint presentation, prompted by the question:
Which scheme do you prefer: more commercial, more residential, or more mixed-use?
See the results (one-page PDF).
2. The attendees were broken up into small groups for discussion and then asked to answer these three questions:
What do you like about what you saw tonight?
What do you dislike about what you saw tonight?
What would you change?
See the results (six-page PDF).
The schedule has been set for Phase 2 of the GrandView Small Area Plan (press release PDF). Let me provide some direction as you read it.
As I stated in a prior blog post, there are a lot of moving parts so sometimes it can be confusing if you have not followed this issue from stem to stern. The most important:
- First, the public is welcome at any or all events. I think that it is important to state that up front, because every meeting, every decision, every concept, every debate has been driven by public input.
- If you know nothing about this process and want the quickest update, your time might best be spent at the Open House on Thursday Oct 27th at 6:00PM.
- If you have a demographic profile which matches the numerous focus groups, your time might best spent with us on Tuesday Oct. 25 during the focus group meetings.
- If you have specific experience in a variety of areas (see the press release), your time might best spent signing up for our “Professional/Personal Experiences” meetings. Contact Kevin or me for the details.
(The above reminds me of Jeff Foxworthy’s You Might Be a Redneck If… gig.)
We are passionate about what is going to happen in the GrandView District, so please join us to help shape the future. Decisions are made when people show up!
At last week’s Grandview public meeting (evening session), an 8-page Grandview District information handout was made available to all participants.
You can now view it via Slideshare/download the PDF:
The GrandView Small Area Plan has hit the big time!
You know the famous circular door at Jerry’s Foods in Grandview? Next time you walk through, check out the display in the center. You’ll see this Grandview poster promoting the upcoming workshops (PDF).
Thanks to Jennifer Bennerotte’s Communications & Marketing Department and Jerry’s Foods for helping to provide great visibility for our project.
As you know, last week we successfully completed our first Grandview community workshop which you can read about here on our Grandview blog.
We’ve scheduled the October and November workshops and have confirmed the locations:
As the dates approach, we will provide more detail on the times and content, so you can determine the best times to attend for you.
There are a lot of moving parts with the GrandView Small Area Plan, so keep updated by following Edina Citizen Engagement on Twitter, subscribing to the weekly e-newsletter, or subscribing to this blog’s RSS feed.
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The team of Grandview consultants had meetings on Wed. afternoon at Grange Hall in Frank Tupa Park, first with City of Edina staff and then with a group of Grandview area business and property owners.
Meeting with City staff, 1-2pm.
City of Edina staff, L to R: Police Chief Jeff Long; Assistant Public Works Director Roger Glanzer, Assistant Park & Recreation Director Ed MacHolda; Communications Coordinator Jordan Gilgenbach; Planning Director Cary Teague, Assistant Liquor Operations Director Greg Keehr, City Manager Scott Neal.
Meeting with Grandview area business and property owners, 2-3:30 pm
Greg Freeman and Wayne Freeman, Executive Suites of Minnesota/Edina Executive Plaza; Collin Bredeson, Patisserie Margo; Wayne Kostroski, Cuisine Concepts; Jim Baisch, Edina UPS Store; Rick Murphy, Grandview Tire & Auto – Vernon; Peyton Robb, Edina School Board (bus garage in Grandview); Dick Ward, Our Lady of Grace (trustee); Eric Bredeson, Patisserie Margo; Greg Keehr, Edina Liquor Store – Grandview; Darcy Winter, D.E. Winter & Associates.
Many members of the Grandview steering committee met with the team of consultants yesterday morning at Grange Hall in Frank Tupa Park, the first of three workshops planned over the next two months.
Consulting team, L to R: Bruce Jacobson, Close Landscape Architecture; Mike Lamb, Cuningham Group Architecture; Jack Broz, HR Green, Tony Schertler, Springsted; Andrew Dresdner, Cuningham Group; and Carrie Ann Christensen, Community Design Group.
Bruce Jacobson and Mike Lamb began the workshop with this Powerpoint presentation:
Four Grandview committee members made presentations summarizing the work of their working groups. L to R: Lisa Diehl, Market Analysis; Peyton Robb, Land Use and Community Design; Larry Chestler, Transportation; Kim Montgomery, Community Needs & Public Realm. I expect to be able to make available the reports/notes from their presentations soon.
Other steering committee members attending, L to R: Kevin Staunton, Randy Halvorson, David Davison, Sue Davison, Ellen Jones, Peter Sussman, Thomas Raeuchle, Mike Fischer, Terry Ahlstrom, Gene Persha, and Greg Domke (photo from June steering committee mtg).