The following article by Steve Brandt was published in the October 31, 2015 edition of the Star Tribune.
City Seeks Input on Lake Calhoun Shoreline Plan
Ideas include changes to busy northeast corner and connection to Lake of the Isles.
Those who use Lake Calhoun will finally have a chance to react to fairly specific proposals on parkland renovations there as part of a planning process that began last summer.
An open house to obtain comment on proposals by planners for modifying the Calhoun shoreline will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Lake Calhoun Event Center, 3450 Irving Av. S.
Park planners will display concept alternatives for the parkland surrounding the lake that fall under two models — one with greater emphasis on recreation and another focused more on improving the lake’s environmental health. However, there is considerable overlap between them.
A Park Watch note: The headline for this article is incorrect. It is the Park Board (MPRB) that is seeking input on the Lake Calhoun shoreline plan–not the city.