The Strib’s Rochelle Olson is reporting out of a Hennepin County board meeting that the commissioners aren’t looking too kindly on the prospect that development near the new Vikings stadium might close Portland and Park Avenues.
The Star Tribune has reported it is in real estate talks that could lead to the redevelopment of some or all of its property to the west of the new stadium site.
County commissioners frowned on the idea of closing the streets, which are also county roads. They provide access to some critical county facilities, like the Hennepin County Medical Center and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner building. They also bring in state road aid, the Strib reports.
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