The Grandview Steering Committee met last Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Edina Senior Center. Lead project consultants Mike Lamb and Bruce Jacobson made the Powerpoint presentation (below) to the committee and led the discussion of it among committee members.
The next Steering Committee meeting will be held on Nov. 10 at Edina City Hall in the City Council Chambers from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
an overview of what’s been done thus far for those who are new to the planning process; and
an opportunity for you to react to some design concepts that the consulting team has developed.
We’ll have four panelists on the webinar: Kevin Staunton and Chris Rofidal from the Grandview Steering Committee, along with two members of the consulting team, Mike Lamb and Bruce Jacobson. I’ll be the moderator.
A computer that’s connected to the internet, with speakers and a microphone. If you don’t have a mic, you can call in via telephone.
How do I participate?
You watch your screen, listen to the presenters, and optionally type questions and comments in a chat window or ask to speak via your mic or phone. See the GoToWebinar Quick Reference Guide for more details.
What if I can’t attend or can only attend part of it?
We’ll record the webinar and make it available for anyone to watch at anytime.
The team of Grandview consultants and some members of the Grandview Steering Committee hosted a public meeting at Edina City Hall on Wednesday. Edina citizens were invited to the meeting to learn more about what’s been done thus far, hear about the workshop sessions from earlier in the day, and discuss the issues involved.
After the presentation, people were broken up into small groups to complete some brainstorming tasks (What are the best and worst things about the way the Grandview District works today? What are the changes people expect to see in the next five years and the next 20 years?) and discuss the results:
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).
I’m Chris Rofidal, and I am heading the communication efforts on behalf of the GrandView District Small Area Plan Committee. Last week our committee took a tremendous step forward as we voted unanimously to engage the help of a team of consultants.
Attached you will find a press release (see the text below with links or view/download the PDF) which details our recent efforts.
As we move forward during the next 4-6 months it will be extremely important that we hear from key stakeholders in the GrandView District. Are you a business owner or a property owner? Are you a resident who uses the area on a daily basis like our family? If so, please continue to check back and voice your thoughts on how “we” should look to develop this area in the years to come. Decisions are made when you show up, so please take a moment to engage in the process and let us know your thoughts.
Edina, Minn., Aug. 19, 2011 – A community-led team of residents and business and property owners has selected a team of consultants to help develop a small area plan for the GrandView District.
Last year, a Community Advisory Team made up of Edina residents led a process to determine the future of the City’s former Public Works site on Eden Avenue and the area surrounding it, known as the GrandView District. The group met several times during April 2010 and developed seven guiding principles for the area. At the time the principles were adopted, the Edina City Council also agreed to embark on a small area planning process for the area and retain ownership of the City’s Public Works property until after a study is complete. The community-led small area planning process began in April 2011 and is being led by a 50-member Steering Committee.
At its meeting Aug. 18, the Steering Committee also recommended a work plan for the project, which will be completed over the next four to six months. The City Council is expected to act on the recommended consulting team and work plan at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6.
“Our community-led process has broken new ground for Edina. We have worked hard over the past few months to organize community members and other key stakeholders. Now, we look forward to engaging those folks and others in creating a plan for the future of the GrandView District,” said Steering Committee Chair Kevin Staunton.
A $100,000 grant through the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Act will defray the costs of the year-long planning process.