How do health, transit, and land use intersect? This is the question posed by the Bottineau Health Impact Assessment (HIA).
HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Hennepin County received funding to conduct a health impact assessment along the 13 mile Bottineau Transitway, the proposed route of the Metro Blue Line extension. The proposed light rail project will extend from downtown Minneapolis through North Minneapolis and the northwestern suburbs of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park.
Public comment on the report draft is currently being accepted through September 15, 2013. Received comments will be incorporated into the final report which is scheduled for release this December.
The full, 130-page draft of the Bottineau HIA is available online at www.hennepin.us/bottineauhia. Physical copies of the full draft and summary are available for review at the following Hennepin County Library locations: Brookdale, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Rockford Road, and Sumner. Copies are also available for review in the community development departments at Brooklyn Park, Crystal, and Golden Valley, as well as the Robbinsdale City Hall.
The public can provide feedback on the contents of this report in the following ways:
1) Complete an online form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/BottineauHIA
2) Complete a written comment form at the above-listed libraries or neighborhood organizations where physical copies are available.