Join us for an open house on October 3
Since we last met, the project team has been busy refining the preferred design for Sunset Drive using your input.
We are now ready to share an updated design and answer your questions at an open house.
Open house details
Tuesday, October 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gillespie Center (2590 Commerce Boulevard) in Mound
A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Here are some key themes we heard from you in our previous rounds of feedback:
- Excitement for the addition of a walking facility and improved aesthetics
- A focus on the impacts to properties along Sunset Drive
- Questions about the size of the potential boulevard
- Desire for sewer, water, electrical, and lighting upgrades
A reconstruction project like this allows us to replace the aging roadway and underground utilities, as well as re-envision the corridor. Our goals for this project include:
- incorporating new multi-modal features focused on safety and mobility
- improving traffic flow
- improving connectivity by adding trail access
With these goals and using your feedback, we are developing an updated design for Sunset Drive.
Pop-up event help on Saturday, June 24
Project staff held a pop-up event on June 24 on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail near the southwest corner of the Northern Avenue and Sunset Drive intersection along the bike trail. This was the first time we presented the preferred design to the public. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to ask questions and discuss the project.
Online open house held on Thursday, February 23
Using input from 2021 and the project goals, staff developed initial design options for Sunset Drive and shared those designs at a live online open house on February 23.
The purpose of the open house was to summarize what feedback has been gathered so far, what the initial designs look like, discuss plans for the community to provide future feedback and answer any questions attendees have on the design options presented.
Thank you to everyone who attended and heard about the design options. We appreciate your interest.
Online open house held on Monday, November 15
Project staff hosted a live online open house on Monday, November 15, to share information about the project. The purpose of the open house was to hear from people who live, work, visit local businesses on Sunset Drive and use it as a connector to better understand existing concerns and needs to help inform a design that best reflects community needs.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Sunset Drive reconstruction open house. We appreciate your interest. View the recording of the open house below.
Sunset Drive open house presentation (PDF)
2021 Sunset Drive engagement summary (PDF)
Other 2021 engagement
During 2021, we connected with people who live, work and visit local businesses on Sunset Drive. We developed a four-part email series called to help people better understand the work we are undertaking. We held community pop-up events and an open house. We also shared an online comment map so you could pinpoint the challenges you experience, concerns you have and future needs of your community.
We developed initial design options for Sunset Drive using your input and feedback.