Availability of the environmental assessment worksheet (EAW)
This EAW studies the proposed L&H Station project located on the property at 2225 East Lake Street in Minneapolis. The total project area encompasses approximately six and one half-acres and the site is adjacent to the LRT Station at Hiawatha and Lake Street. The overall development is anticipated to be developed in four separate phases over ten years. Phase One would include the construction of 100,000 square feet of office space, 8,000 square feet of commercial space and a total of 125 residential units. At completion the project is anticipated to include a total of 565 residential units, a 100,000 square foot office building, 16,075 square feet of commercial space, 840 off-street parking spaces and a public plaza/marketplace. Each phase would be taken through the City’s design and approval process independently.
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, December 22nd, 2014. Public comments on the EAW must be made within the 30-day comment period, which ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. It is anticipated that the Zoning and Planning Committee at its regular meeting on February 19, 2015, 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 will act on the recommendation of this Committee at a subsequent meeting on February 27, 2015.