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Annual meeting followup

16 May

Here’s what the folks who were at tonight’s meeting got. Thanks to all those who made it. Thanks to those there in spirit. Looking forward to another great year here in South Oak Hill.

By the way, we have a new contact in the police department, his name is Officer Bruce London. If you have questions or any issues, he’s a great person to start with. And, he is interested in hearing from you!

South Oak Hill meeting agenda – 2017


Lake Street Access to Louisiana Closing on Friday

26 Aug

Here’s a map that gives a nice visual representation of the changes to expect later this week:

Hwy 7 + Louisiana Construction

The map says these closures will continue through October.

Construction Projects

23 Aug

There are a number of construction projects, including those already underway, that are going to impact travel for most of us around here.

Here’s a pretty comprehensive list from the city: Construction Projects 8.22.14

Odd Side Parking

5 Feb

An update from the city:

Due to the continued narrowing of streets resulting from large amounts of snowfall this year, the city will begin asking residents today to voluntarily park only on the odd sides of city streets. By parking on one side of the street only, emergency vehicles, plow trucks, busses and other large vehicles will be able to more easily navigate streets. We last instituted such a voluntary ban in 2012, and we saw significant compliance throughout the city.

  • We’re asking community members to limit their parking to the odd sides of the street only for the remainder of the winter season (the side where addresses end in odd numbers)
  • The odd side is usually the east or south side of a street
  • The parking ban could become mandatory (resulting in ticketing and towing) if community members do not comply
  • We understand that this may create an inconvenience for some residents and businesses, but the voluntary ban helps ensure the safety of our community
  • The ban will remain in place for the remainder of the winter season
  • During snow events, regular parking ban rules will still apply (parking is banned anytime snowfall accumulation reaches 3 inches until your street is plowed to the curb). Note: “To the curb” may be a snow bank this season.
  • If residents need more information, would like to speak to someone or report issues on certain streets, please forward them to the Fire Department at 952-924-2595.

Lake Street Lane Reduction

19 Aug

Just posted by the City of St. Louis Park:

Lake Street along Sam’s Club will be reduced to one lane traffic starting Tuesday, August 20 and continue for two weeks.

Links Worth Checking Out

17 Apr

Here are some links that South Oak Hill residents might appreciate given the season and the noticeable construction projects in the areas

City Regulations about Door-to-Door Solicitation

  • This includes information about door-to-door sales and fundraising.

Southwest LRT:

  • The Southwest LRT will pass immediately south of the South Oak Hill area.
  • Plans call for a couple stations nearby and possibly a maintenance facility.
  • More information will be available at an Open House on Thursday, April 18, from 5:30-7:30p at the St. Louis Park Rec Center.

City Construction Projects (including road construction):

  • This is a pretty good resource when you see a construction project and want to learn a little bit more about it. (It’s one of my go-to resources)

Hwy 7/Louisiana Re-Construction: and

  • Portions of this project are already underway and is scheduled to be completed next year.
  • This project will affect access into and out of South Oak Hill from our eastern entrance. 

Minnehaha Creek Reach 20 Project

  •  The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District has completed a couple of re-meandering projects near our neighborhood and is currently planning on aesthetic improvements for this important waterway that runs across South Oak Hill’s southwestern corner.

Blake Corridor:

  • The Blake Corridor abuts South Oak Hill along its western edge.
  • There’s a substantial collaborative effort to improve the quality of life in this area of Hopkins.

Dangerous Intersections: Hwy 7 and Blake/Aquila

31 Jul

Once again, the intersection of Hwy 7 and Blake/Aquila has been named one of the most dangerous intersections in the area. It’s a good reminder to take extra care at the intersection.

Read the Minn Post article here.