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EIS-Ch3 2

EIS-Ch3 2

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Proposed Action: The new Stadium project does not include any physical changes to the
Downtown East LRT station, which is operated by Metro Transit. Although the additional seating at
the new Stadium will result in more pedestrians in the vicinity of the Downtown East LRT station
(which the Metro Transit has identified as needing additional queuing space), the plaza associated
with the new Stadium will provide an improved pedestrian environment in the vicinity of the
Downtown East LRT station. See Section 3.7.3.3.

Other Actions:

Infrastructure Improvements: The identified infrastructure improvements would not permanently
affect transit facilities in the environmentally relevant area for the Proposed Project.
East Village Development: The East Village development scenarios could result in increased use of
the Downtown East LRT station. The East Village AUAR will discuss potential impacts on existing
bus routes because of temporary or permanent closures of Park Avenue and Portland Avenue.
LRT System Expansion: Transit ridership for events is expected to increase with the opening of the
Central Corridor (Green Line), Southwest (Green Line Extension), and Bottineau LRT (Blue Line
Extension) LRT. Metro Transit has identified the need for approximately 78,800 to 100,600 square
feet of queuing space for eastbound LRT passengers and 69,000 to 90,700 square feet of queuing
space for westbound passengers at the Downtown East LRT Station.
Potential for Cumulative Effect:Section 3.7.3.3 of this EIS discusses the Proposed Project’s
impacts on transit facilities. The Proposed Project will not include any physical changes to the
Downtown East LRT station, which is owned and operated by Metro Transit, an operating division of
the Metropolitan Council. The MSFA has no authority to upgrade or modify the Downtown East LRT
station, but will encourage the Metropolitan Council to ensure that the Downtown East LRT station is
able to conveniently and efficiently accommodate the queuing and loading of LRT passengers. The
Proposed Project will also will expand the existing plaza area on the west side of the Metrodome
stadium, near the Downtown East LRT station, which should improve pedestrian movement in the
vicinity of the Downtown East LRT station. In addition, the East Village AUAR will identify measures
to mitigate any impacts to bus routes caused by that development. As a result, the potential for
significant adverse cumulative effects on transit facilities in the Proposed Project area is small, and
any such effects will be subject to mitigation measures.

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