Availability of the environmental assessment worksheet (EAW)
The proposed North Loop Green Project will result in the redevelopment of an approximately 3.40-acre site. The site consists of six parcels, which are currently surface parking lots, plus a 0.8-acre air rights easement and is bounded by N 5th St, N 3rd Ave, and BNSF freight rail and NorthStar Commuter Rail tracks in downtown Minneapolis. The project anticipates accommodating 450 residential units, 370,000 square feet of office, 20,000 square feet of retail/restaurant, and 590 parking stalls. A five-level parking ramp will be constructed from up to two levels below ground up to N 5th St.
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, August 12, 2019. Public comments on the EAW must be made within the 30-day comment period, which ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. It is anticipated that the Zoning and Planning Committee at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 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 Friday, October 25, 2019.
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.