The Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) provides information regarding the potential environmental effects of the The Wave Project AT 304 – 320 First Street South by Omni Investment. The Project includes 38 residential units, a 9,400 sq. ft. spa, and a 9,600 sq. ft. restaurant on the site of the former Fuji Ya Restaurant and vacant land to the west owned by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The Project is within the St. Anthony Falls Historic District and, as proposed, will likely have substantive effects on historic and archeological ruins.

Copies of the EAW are available for review at the Minneapolis Central Library located at 300 Nicollet Mall in Downtown Minneapolis, in the office of the City Planning Division at 210 City Hall and at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/planning/wave.asp#TopOfPage (note: the EAW is 22 MB and the archaeological report is 19 MB). Paper copies of this EAW and a compact disk of the report can also be provided upon request to the EAW Contact Person (refer to contact information below).

Public comments on the EAW must be submitted to the EAW Contact Person within the 30-day comment period, which ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2006.

The City of Minneapolis will conduct a Public Comment Meeting on the EAW on Wednesday, September 6. All are invited to attend and comment on the adequacy of the EAW.

Planning Division staff will present the EAW and the comments on the document to the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council at a later date. Subsequently, the City Council will act on the Committee’s recommendation.

EAW Contact Person:

Michael Orange, Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department-Planning Division, City Hall Room 210, 350 S. 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385, by telephone at 612-673-2347, or E-mail. Email, emailed attachments in Word, and discs containing Word documents are preferred.