Scoping study for new North Loop park will be presented Wednesday

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January 28, 2013 // UPDATED 1:30 pm - January 30, 2013
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Great River Greening and a group of consultants have completed work on a concept study for a new park in the North Loop and will present findings Wednesday at the neighborhood's annual meeting.

The study outlines a general vision for a new park based on input from neighborhood stakeholders and outlines four potential park sites in the neighborhood in an area within Washington Avenue, 4th Street North, 10th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.

While the North Loop features green space and trails along the riverfront, much of the fast-growing neighborhood is starved for green and dominated by concrete. The neighborhood's population has tripled since 2000, jumping from 1,500 to 4,300 in 2010, according to the latest U.S. Census figures. The neighborhood is home to many workers, too, with 9,500 jobs based in the area, according to the Census.

The North Loop Neighborhood Association's annual meeting is 7 p.m. at the Carew Atrium in Target Field.