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The City of Edina is exploring the idea of Grandview Green, a two-acre green space that could be located directly over Minnesota Highway 100 near the existing 50th Street/Vernon Avenue and Eden Avenue bridges. This location is under consideration because the original topography readily allows for this type of improvement.

Since this land has been tax-exempt for many decades, any new development will generate new tax dollars for the City, School and other taxing agencies. The construction costs of this project can be borne by future development with no anticipated tax increase for Edina residents.

This highway “lid” could provide a friendly and safe pedestrian connection across the highway with fewer conflicts from vehicles getting on and leaving Highway 100. The Grandview Green project could also create new community green space as part of a civic campus near Edina City Hall. New development (public or private) along the eight acres of underused land along the edge of the highway is anticipated to pay for the construction of the new park.

Topic: Amenities

What type of amenities do you envision for this new park?

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Dave Bender about 1 month ago

Obviously we'd want the playground equipment to include a giant slide that's dumps you off on the highway below. That'd be quite a thrill.

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Joel Stegner, Community volunteer about 1 month ago

Flowers, flowering shutbd (including lilac bushes) and trees. Check out the lid over Highway 55 in south Minneapolis.

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Amy Alvero about 1 month ago

Again, ridiculous waste of $$

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Laurine Ford about 1 month ago

This is an unneeded park. Don't waste money on it.

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stephanie mullaney about 1 month ago

How about a huge community center with a lot of green space?

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Bill Neuendorf, Economic Development Manager about 1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestion Stephanie. The current concept sketch shows a few one-two story buildings west of City Hall. These could certainly be an option for a community center. They could also have access to the outdoor green space too.

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greta simondet about 1 month ago

I really think too much money is being spent by our city and this doesn't sound green at all to me, and doesn't even sound like a park. Plan those things elsewhere so it doesn't involve the extra expense and environmental impact of the lid.

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Wallace Wikoff about 1 month ago

If we don't need a park, we don't need to think about amenities,

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Jennifer Janovy about 1 month ago

What do the many studies, surveys, and master planning processes say that Edina lacks in park facilities? Maybe start there. But first please fund replacement of parks shelters in the five or so parks that need it.

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Jon DeMars Victorsen 28 days ago

In addition to a public observation deck with unimpeded views of the Minneapolis skyline and lunar events; a crown of a hill always seems windy. This place may very well lend itself to wind driven sculpture and wind turbines.
To the folks who remember the beehive fireplaces and picnic places; Lilac Drive had many inspiring places before its freeway-ization and sound walls.

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