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Firehouse Park Area Improvements
The City of Brooklyn Center's Capital Improvement Plan identifies a potential street reconstruction project in this neighborhood. This project is tentatively scheduled for 2018. A feasibility was undertaken to evaluate the need for the project and estimated cost of reconstructing the streets and utilities. A meeting was held on October 24, 2017, to gather additional information and solicit input from neighborhood residents.
           
In November 2017, the City Council accepted the City Engineer's Feasibility Report, declared costs to be assessed and called for two public hearings on December 11, 2017. Property owners were mailed a letter detailing the project and special assessment information along with the Notices of Public Hearings and a Feasibility Summary.

On December 11, 2017, public hearings were held regarding ordering improvements and authorizing preparation of plans and specifications, and acceptance of the levy roll certifying special assessments. Property owners are able to pay their assessments before September 30, 2018, without interest. From October 1 through November 21, 2018, property owners may pay the assessments with interest calculated from October 1, through the date of payment. Special Assessments not paid by the end of the business day on November 21, 2018, will then roll to Hennepin County property taxes and are payable over a ten (10) year period, beginning in 2019. 

           
Project Details
Full street reconstruction with concrete curb and gutter
Partial Storm sewer replacement
Sanitary sewer replacement
Partial water main replacement

Contact Information
Please contact the following for all of your project coordination issues and information.
           
Utility Outages
Please contact the following:
  • CenterPoint Energy (gas leak): 612-372-5050
  • Xcel Energy (electric outage): 1-800-895-1999
  • CenturyLink: 1-877-348-9007
  • Comcast: 1-800-934-6489
  • City of Brooklyn Center (water, sanitary, storm sewer, street lighting, or traffic signal systems) 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
         763-585-7100
         After hours call 911 (the dispatcher will contact the appropriate on-call service staff)
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    Project Schedule

    October 24, 2017 - Neighborhood informational meeting held

    November 13, 2017 - City Council to receive feasibility report

    December 11, 2017 - City Council to conduct public hearing, authorize the project and order preparation of plans and specifications

    February 26, 2018 - City Council to approve plans and specifications and authorize the advertisement for bids

    April 2018 - City Council to accept bids and award contract

    May 2018 - Start project construction

    November 2018 - Anticipated construction substantially complete

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    Project Information          
    Informational Meeting Letter
               
    Informational Meeting Packet
               
    Public Hearing/Assessment Notification Packet