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City of New Hope
4401 Xylon Avenue N
New Hope, MN 55428
Phone: 763-531-5100
Fax: 763-531-5136
www.ci.new-hope.mn.us
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Police Station and City Hall Construction

Development and Planning Update

Pool and Park Planning

Events

City Council Meeting - Packet

Monday, April 23, 7 p.m., New Hope City Hall

City Council Special Work Session - Packet

Monday, April 23, ~7:45 p.m., New Hope City Hall

City Council Special Work Session -
Comprehensive Plan - Packet

Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m., New Hope City Hall

Bike Rodeo is May 3

Blow the dust off your bicycle and head down to the annual Bike Rodeo on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive. The free Bike Rodeo provides kids with an opportunity to test their bike riding skills and safety knowledge as they maneuver through a short obstacle course under the watchful eye of police personnel and volunteers. Young bike riders will also be able to get a free bicycle safety check, enter a prize drawing and enjoy some refreshments. No need to pre-register. For more information, call 763-531-5151. more...

HRG Special Materials Drop Off is April 28

The Hennepin Recycling Group (HRG), which includes New Hope, is hosting a special material drop off day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The event will be at the Brooklyn Park Operations and Maintenance Facility, 8300 Noble Ave. N. Residents may dispose of many items for free. Other items can be dropped off for a small fee. For more information, visit HRG’s website at www.hrg-recycling.com or call 763-493-8006.

Council approves contracts for improvements at Sunnyside and Begin parks

The New Hope City Council approved two contracts totaling $264,250 to replace the playground in Sunnyside Park and the basketball courts in both Sunnyside and Begin parks at its meeting on April 9. Click here for more information.

Yard waste site is open for the season

As you begin to spruce up your lawn and landscaping after its long winter nap, remember that the Maple Grove yard waste site accepts and recycles leaves, grass, brush and branches. The site, located at 10300 Maple Grove Parkway, opened for the season on April 2. The site is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m., through November 30. The site is located just east of The Grove Super Target. Visit www.mgyardwaste.com or call 763-420-4886 for directions and details about materials accepted.

Construction Framegrab from April 5, 2018Construction timelapse for
new police station and city hall

Construction of New Hope's new police station and city hall has begun with the demolition of the exising outdoor pool. Click on the image, at right, to view a timelapse of construction progress for February 18 through April 6, 2018. To view weekly construction timelapse and other information about construction of the new building, click on "Police Station and City Hall Construction" at right.

Did You Know Fun Fact - Jan 2018

 

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Step To It Challenge

Do you have a competitive spirit? Do you want a fun and easy way to get in shape this spring? Then the Step To It Challenge, from May 1-27, might be for you! The Step To It Challenge is a four-week physical activity campaign intended to motivate people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active. Registration begins April 1.

Twenty-four communities will compete to see who has the most active residents. Participants log time spent walking or doing other activities (there’s a convenient conversion chart) ...every activity counts toward the total. For more information or to register, visit www.steptoit.org.

Council proclaims April 15-21"Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup Week"

On April 9, the New Hope City Council proclaimed April 12-15, 2018 "Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup Week." The proclamation notes "the city of New Hope is dedicated to preserving and protecting the water resources in our watershed" and that "litter and trash can be washed into our lakes, rivers, wetlands and streams, polluting the water and blocking our storm sewers and storm drains." The proclamation goes on to encourage residents to "take an active role in protecting our water resources by picking up litter and trash and keeping our streets, parks, neighborhoods and community clean." New Hope will hold a cleanup and tree planting event in Meadow Lake Park later this spring to mark the Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup event.

No on-street parking after snowfall

With wintertime here, it’s important for residents to remember New Hope’s on-street parking restrictions:

  • On-street parking is prohibited in New Hope as soon as 2 inches of snow have fallen.
  • Vehicles must remain off the street until the pavement has been plowed to full width.
    If possible, residents are encouraged to avoid parking on the street for 24 hours after a snowfall.
  • On-street parking is prohibited year-round from 2 to 6 a.m.

Vehicles violating the city’s parking restrictions may be ticketed or towed.

Spring road restrictions began March 5

The starting date for Spring Load Restrictions in the metro frost zone will be Monday, March 5, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Road Restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes are listed on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at www.mndot.gov/loadlimits.

Progress continues on Metro Blue Line LRT Extension

The Metro Blue Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension will begin operation as early as 2022. The 13-mile line will travel northwest from downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park with stations in Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and Crystal. Blue Line riders will also be able to transfer to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Connect Blue Line Now! LogoInternational Airport and the Green Line LRT for easy access to the University of Minnesota campus and downtown St. Paul. Design plans for the extension are currently 90 percent complete and the Metropolitan Council and Metro Blue Line Coalition are currently seeking federal funding to complete the project. A newsletter "Tracking the Blue Line Extension" is available here. The Metropolitan Council has also produced a virtual flyover tour of the Blue Line Extension here. Or, visit the coalition's "Connect Blue Line Now!" website for more information.

2018-2027 New Hope Pavement Management Plan

The New Hope city engineer presented the updated 2018-2027 Pavement Management Plan to the City Council at its November work session. In 2014, the director of public works and the city engineer formulated a pavement management strategy to advance the pavement surface replacement program beyond the system that was previously developed. The pavement management strategy identifies and prioritizes street maintenance activities based on pavement rating index (PRI) and other factors to maximize the return on each dollar invested. Depending on roadway and underlying maintenance conditions, maintenance strategies are identified as edge mill and overlay, full mill and overlay, or full reconstruction. The updated Pavement Management Plan forecasts street improvement projects through 2027.

2018-2027 Pavement Management Plan

2040 New Hope Comprehensive Plan update

The city of New Hope has begun work on the 2040 update of the New Hope Comprehensive Plan. The updated plan will provide New Hope with an outline for future development and redevelopment through the year 2040. More information about the New Hope 2040 Comprehensive Plan update is available here.

New Hope includes street improvements in property tax levy

New Hope property tax rate appears to be a bit higher than those of eight surrounding communities. New Hope's tax capacity rate in 2017 is 59.931%, or third highest of the nine communities. That ranking, however, does not factor in that New Hope is the only one of those cities that does not levy special assessments for street infrastructure improvement projects. New Hope funds those projects through an annual street infrastructure levy. Removing New Hope's street infrastructure levy from the tax capacity comparision puts it on an equal playing field with neighboring communities. In that comparison, New Hope ranks fifth in total tax capacity rate for 2017, at 50.984% (more...)

2017 City of New Hope Economic Development Report

The city of New Hope Economic Development Report highlights redevelopment projects throughout the city from the previous year and the tools that are in place to promote development activity. The city’s Economic Development Authority promotes and facilitates business development and housing redevelopment activities.

2017 New Hope Economic Development Report

2016 Water Quality Report

The Minnesota Department of Health requires water suppliers, including the city of New Hope, to prepare annual water Consumer Confidence Reports to report the water quality for the previous year. To read New Hope's 2016 report, click on the link below.

2016 Water Quality Report