Availability of the environmental assessment worksheet (EAW)
Two scenarios (Plan A and Plan B) were evaluated for this site. The two scenarios are as follows: Plan A – approximately 589,700 square feet of office, 9,000 square feet of retail, 280 hotel rooms, 50 attached residential units, and 511 off-street parking spaces; Plan B – approximately 486,750 square feet of office, 15,070 square feet of retail, 140 attached residential units, and 530 off-street parking spaces. The chosen scenario will be constructed during two construction seasons.
Copies of the EAW will be available for review at the downtown Minneapolis Central Library located at 300 Nicollet Mall, and in the office of the City’s CPED, Land Use, Design and Preservation Section at 505 Fourth Ave. S., 320 Public Service Building. Notice will be published in the EQB Monitor on Monday, July 9th, 2018. Public comments on the EAW must be made within the 30-day comment period, which ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. It is anticipated that the Zoning and Planning Committee at its regular meeting on September 13, 2018, or at a subsequent meeting, will receive a report and recommendation from City staff, hear comment from all parties and consider the adequacy of this EAW and the need for an Environmental Impact Statement for this proposal. The City Council would then act on the recommendation of this Committee at a meeting on September 21, 2018, or at a subsequent meeting.
Copies of this EAW can also be provided to individuals by email. For further information or to submit comments on the EAW, contact Hilary Dvorak.