Oakdale: Helmo Station Area

Final BRTOD Plan

In spring 2019 an end-of-the-line BRTOD station was added to the Gold Line in Woodbury. The Helmo Avenue Station BRTOD plan was reformatted to include that additional station and to be consistent with the other station area plans (PDF).


Phase 4, BRTOD Plans and Implementation Strategies

Purpose: Gather stakeholder feedback on draft BRTOD plans and implementation strategies to help inform City Council decisions on the final BRTOD Plan and implementation strategies; late March 2018 through April 2018

Information 

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Engagement

  • Gold Line Open Houses for the entire corridor organized by the Gold Line Project Office; everyone is welcome:
    • Tuesday, July 17, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1730 Old Hudson Road, Saint Paul
    • Wednesday, July 18, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street North, Oakdale
  • Online engagement using the same content and questions as on the Response Sheet below; open late March through mid-April; see results below
  • Community Feedback Session: March 26, 2018 – 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Oakdale City Hall Council chambers; Response Sheet; see results below
  • City Council Work Session, March 27, 2018, 5:00 to 6:15 pm, Oakdale City Hall Hadley Room; presentation; see results below

Engagement results: 

  • City Council Work Session notes
  • Compilation, including both in-person and online contributions

Phase 3, BRTOD Concept Refinements

Purpose: Gather stakeholder feedback on refined land use and access elements of BRTOD Plans; December 2017 through late February 2018

Information

 

Engagement:

  • Online engagement using the same content and questions as on the Response Sheet below, open January 22 through February
  • Community Feedback Session <scheduled for 1/22/18 but cancelled due to snowstorm>invitation; Response Sheet; see online option above
  • City Council Work Session, January 23, 2018 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Hadley Room, Oakdale City Hall

Engagement results: 

  • City Council work session notes 
  • Compilation, including both in-person and online results

Phase 2, BRTOD Concept Alternatives

Purpose: Gather feedback on draft land use and access elements of BRTOD concepts; October-November 2017

Information

 

Engagement

  • Online engagement using the same content and questions as on the Response Sheet below, open October through early December 2017
  • City Council Work Session, October 10, 2017
  • Community Input Session, October 23, 2017: Participants contributed using a Response Sheet

Engagement Results

  • City Council work session notes
  • Compilation, including both in-person and online contributions

Phase 1, Constraints and Opportunities

Purpose: Provide information about the project, and opportunities and constraints for each station area; gather stakeholder feedback on station area issues in order to identify specific station area objectives  (October-early November 2017)

Information: 

  • Handout: BRTOD Overview
  • Presentation, City Council and community (see below)
 

Engagement:

  • Moratorium property owner meetings, August 15 and August 16, 2017, Oakdale City Hall
  • City Council Work Session, August 22, 2017, Oakdale City Hall
  • Community Feedback Session, October 3, 2017, Oakdale City Hall. Participants contributed on a Response Sheet
  • Online tool: Open September through early October; provided basic information about the project and the questions from the Response Sheet (above)

Engagement results: In-person and online engagement provided feedback on draft station-area constraints and opportunities. Feedback will help shape specific station-area objectives and guide access and land use alternatives. 

  • Compilation, including both in-person and online contributions
  • Key objectives identified for this station area:
    • Maintain and enhance open space and trails
    • Preserve existing neighborhoods and quality of life
    • Reduce parking impacts to residents
    • Manage traffic and congestion
    • Create a safe station environment
    • Ensure safe walking and biking
    • Promote compatible development
    • Minimize vehicle noise and pollution impacts

Helmo Timeline

The Helmo station-area planning is running an on accelerated timeline, shown below.