Loring Park leaders have plan to make neighborhood LEED certified

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March 21, 2013 // UPDATED 2:40 pm - March 21, 2013
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The Citizens for a Loring Community (CLPC) have unveiled a new master plan for Loring Park — a proposal that would make the neighborhood the first in the city to be LEED certified.

A draft of the master plan is now going through a 45-day public review process. The Minneapolis Planning Commission is expected to review the plan the end of June.  

Highlights of the plan include protecting the historic character of Loring Hill, creating a safer and revitalized Nicollet Avenue, greening and revitalizing Harmon Place, making pedestrian infrastructure improvements through the neighborhood and making Loring Park a LEED-certified neighborhood — a recognition of a high standard of policies promoting sustainability. 

Paper copies of the plan are available at the MCTC Library, 1501 Hennepin Ave. S., and Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.