Maple Grove City Council Approves Rush Creek Regional Trail Cooperative Agreement with Three Rivers Park District
Feb 26, 2018 06:48AM
● By Wendy Erlien
Rush Creek Regional Trail: 1-94 to Elm Creek Park Reserve Acquisition Status (graphic provided by city of Maple Grove)
At the Feb. 5 meeting, the Maple Grove City Council approved moving forward with the Rush Creek Regional Trail Cooperative Agreement with Three Rivers Park District. In addition, the council agreed to support the Three Rivers acquisition of the 15510 Territorial Road property.
“The Rush Creek Regional Trail is ultimately intended to extend from Elm Creek Park Reserve westerly to Hassan Park in western Hennepin County. The conceptual design of the corridor within Maple Grove is the result of a collaborative effort of the TRPD and City. It will take many years, if not decades, to complete this trailway as development occurs along the corridor,” according to a memo provided to the council.
The agreement outlines a variety of items relating, including regional trail route, property rights, future planning, design and construction, permits, operation and maintenance, trail use, winter use, and more.
Of the items in the agreement, according to the memo to the city council, is provisions stating Three Rivers “can acquire properties” within Maple Grove for Rush Creek Regional Trail only with city approval. Also, if land is acquired by Three Rivers Park District for the trail “and there is excess property that said excess property be retained for development potential.”
At times, property owners within Maple Grove want to sell their land to Three Rivers Park District “for the purposes of preserving the corridor.” The acquisition of 15510 Territorial Road, in which the owner approached Three Rivers with a proposal to purchase their land, is approximately 13 acres.
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