At the April 7th City Council meeting (go here to watch) Three Rivers Park District requested a resolution of support for the completion of the Basset Creek Regional Trail, which will run through Crystal and New Hope. They have been awarded a $1,030,000 federal grant for this work, and is seeking a local match of $100,000 from Hennepin County.
This route would connect French Regional Park in Plymouth to Theodore Wirth Park in Golden Valley. It would follow 36th Ave from Winnetka to Nevada Ave, then south on Nevada to 32nd, then east on 32nd to the noise wall, then south to the bike bridge over Highway 100.
The trail will effect properties both in Ward 2 and Ward 1 in Crystal. Existing sidewalk will be ripped out and a much wider trail will be put in. If approved, this project is planned to begin in 2016.
Three Rivers Park will host an open house regarding the trail at the Crystal Community Center, on Monday, April 27th, 5:30-7:30pm.
I encourage residents to attend this open house and to also please contact me with your thoughts or concerns.
The vote to approve or deny the request for approval will take place at the May 5th council meeting.