Pocket Park Ground Surfacing

PAVERS OR SCORED CONCRETE?

On the left -- are pervious pavers.  

                                                On the right is scored concrete. 

No surprise -- pavers will cost more money.  How much more?  That depends -- on a few things, not least of which is which pavers are chosen... What "look" is selected. 

Who decides?  And where does the extra money come from?  Those are two questions still up in the air... 

My source says that the cost upgrade is likely to be in the $10,000 - $12,000 range. Could  be more --  if more beautiful and expensive pavers are chosen.  

 

LHiNC is considering paying for the upgrade -- which has also been deemed "more environmentally sound" - because pervious pavers means less water run-off.

This is one major decision the neighborhood can make that will affect this area for years to come... We spent thousands of volunteer hours, working both with and against the

City and the Developers.  

Soon the building and the park will be done... 

My opinion -- LET'S STAY INVOLVED.  

I would love to love this park. 

Wouldn't you? 

POSTSCRIPT: Questions/comments so far.

* Jeff Stites, chair of the LHiNC Environment Committee, reports the Linden 43 Developers have indicated that costs may be closer to $8,000 for the pavers upgrade, and that conversations are proceeding regarding some kind of Neighborhood/Developer partnership.

also... 

"I think they ought to use repurposed Purrington pavers available from the city/county/parks"  -  Rich

"Larry - which surface is less slippery when wet or icy, and which stands up to de-icing salts best?" -- Mary

But salaries have gone up!   People make more money than they did 20 years ago!

Note this too -- this increase in Housing Affordability has increased drastically in the last 18 months, when rates fell again from the historic 4% low to below 3%...   

Despite the heat in this market, it’s still good to be a buyer in Minneapolis. 

And it is GREAT to be a seller.

Know this:  The population in Minneapolis is going up, and thus the demand for

Single Family Homes will continue to rise. 

Interest rates, however, will not always be this low.

Call me - anytime.     612.845.5273.    

I love to talk about this stuff.

Larry

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