MN Roadside Grant…before the clear cut that led to the application

So, all of a sudden, a section of the western section of our neighborhood lost a valued buffer against the sound of a great deal of traffic. (The open area is visible along the alley east of 3rd Street NE, between 3531 and 3611.)

Current view

At the monthly meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association on Monday, August 20, several residents formed a task force to explore, through consultation with City, County and State offices, the options available for a new green sound buffer. Stay tuned.

The green buffer one-half block north of the previous view.