Important meeting sponsored by Mill District Neighborhood Association regarding hydro-
Public hearing to consider the NIEBNA Small Area Plan we have all been working on so diligently for the past 18 months. All are invited to attend and give testimony or just to watch. We anticipate approval by the Commission. Then, the Plan goes to the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council on October 9, 2014 and the full Council on October 17, 2014. The celebratory party being scheduled – details to follow.
NIEBNA September Board meeting set for September 25, 2014 at De La Salle High School – Meeting details here
Public meeting regarding Mississippi East Bank Trail set for September 16, 2014 – Details here. The first of three public meetings to regarding building a trail on the East Bank of the Mississippi from Plymouth north to the BNSF bridge.
Mississippi Minute Film Festival – entries due date moved back to September 15, 2014 – Make your vision, your take on your River – your way in just 60 seconds! Details here.
Superior Plating Site Pollution Remediation Review and Status Meeting on August 26, 2014 (Meeting details here) – over 70 people attended the meeting at Lourdes Church on one of the best “outdoor” days of the summer to hear elected officials, representatives of the site owners, and professional staff from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) speak and answer questions about the current status and future handling of the this famous site in the neighborhood, which has been the focus of intense pollution remediation activity over the last 8 or 9 months.
Both Jerry Stahnke, MPCA Project Manager, and Candace Sykora, MPCA Hydrologist have spent much of the last 2 years supervising the remediation. They made a comprehensive presentation and fielded questions from the audience.
The bottom line – in spite of numerous surprises and unexpected problems, the remediation is largely complete. Although some items remain to be done, it is now possible to contemplate redevelopment of the site into a high quality residential / retail uses. There appears to be great interest the the site in the real estate community (as there should be), so we may expect some serious development action in the coming few months.