Downtown Highway 41 Project

Public Involvement

Get Involved

Public engagement is a key component of the Downtown Highway 41 Project. Initial planning for the project in 2015-2017 included multiple public open houses and meetings with downtown businesses to identify issues and to collect input on design concepts. During the design phase of the project in 2021-2022, we will continue to offer multiple opportunities for residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to provide input. Additional engagement opportunities will be held to help prepare the community for construction of the project, tentatively scheduled for 2022-2023.

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Fire and Ice Pop-Up

Our team will host a pop-up event at the Fire and Ice Festival on Saturday, October 16, from 12-4 p.m. We will be sharing an update on progress to date and what to expect over the next few months, as well additional information, such as project renderings, schedule, and more. Stay tuned for future updates for a summary of the event.

August 18 open house materials

The City of Chaska and Carver County hosted an open house to share information about landscaping, gathering space, aesthetic improvements for the Downtown Highway 41 Project, as well as construction next steps. The open house was held in City Square Park in conjunction with the Taste of Chaska event on August 18.

When: Wednesday, August 18 (in conjunction with the Taste of Chaska event)
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: NW corner of City Square Park (300 N Chestnut S)

Did you miss the in-person open house? No problem! Check out the materials that were shared at the event.

May 6 online open house materials

Did you miss the Zoom meeting? No problem! Please view the video recording of the presentation and the open house summary for more information.

Open Houses

We plan to hold four public open houses during the design phase of the project. These meetings may be virtual (online) and/or in-person. Dates, times, and locations will be added as they become known.

Open House #1 – May 6, 2021

Open House #2 – August 18, 2021

Open House #3 – Fall 2021

Open House #4 – Spring 2022

Other Engagement Opportunities

As we move further into the design phase of the project, we will provide additional opportunities for the public to provide feedback. Potential activities may include:

– Booths at community events

– Online comment maps

– Online surveys

Open house held during the study phase of the project (2015-2017).