is the web site for Friends of the Shoreham Roundhouse, formerly the site of the Shoreham Area Advisory Committee. We are
now in the process of updating the site to reflect this change. In the meantime, you will find background information on Shoreham
and SAAC here.
Please also find pertinent
information on Facebook related to our concerns via "Citizens Acting for Rail Safety - Twin Cities."
Follow our own Facebook page at Friends of the
"Nine Lives" Poster
Project -- Our "Made in Minnesota" poster featuring icons of the Historic Shoreham Roundhouse is now available.
Purchases of the "Nine Lives" Project poster are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. A huge "thank you" to artist/sculptor
Foster Willey for donating his vision of the Historic Shoreham Roundhouse to help SAAC as it works to save this important
landmark. Click on the "Nine Lives" link at left or below for further details and to see the poster.
2. Pollution Issues -- An online repository has now been established to house
the extensive collection of documents related to pollution investigation and remediation at Shoreham Yards. Visit the site
Impact on Our Neighbors -- Minneapolis'
Eastside neighborhoods, home to nearly 60,000 of our city's 384,000 residents, are impacted by many issues and concerns related
to railroads and rail yards.
Roundhouse Reuse Study -- now finalized by the city.
5. Great City Design Team Charrette -- Our
thanks to the AIA and its partners for this great work in helping our community define a vision for our neighborhood's future.
6. Central Avenue Small Area Plan
-- includes recommendations on Shoreham Yards along Central Avenue NE as a "transformative" site.
7. The Historic Shoreham Roundhouse is still
in place, although some demolition took place recently despite community requests for public hearings and more effective handling
of this issue by the city and property owner. Contact us or join us at our monthly meetings to learn the details.
8. Many other issues are impacting our community
due to the presence of this property owner. Find out more at our SAAC Community Meetings.