Uptown Hamel is the Historic Downtown District of the City of
Medina. This downtown, located off of Highway 55 in the northeastern
section of the city; provides an attractive, pedestrian-friendly,
mixed-use town center that blends retail, office, specialty shops,
residential, and gathering places into a unique community that
exudes the history of Medina's birthplace.
Hamel Road Construction
Final Project Update - 11.5.2009
The project is complete!
We want to thank everyone again for their patience and
support throughout the project.
The contractor has completed the restoration work and
pavement striping. They
have also installed bike racks, benches, trash receptacles, and
A project warranty inspection will take place in
the spring of 2010. If
there are any concerns please contact a project representative.
We are currently aware of
some minor paver settlement and this will be corrected next spring.
Snow Removal and Pavers
Please be aware that the businesses and homeowners are
responsible for snow removal from the sidewalks in front of their
property. The new
pavers are very durable and come with the same snow removal
precautions as concrete pavement.
The recommended snow removal methods are:
Powered brooms are
the best snow removal method for pavers.
Other good methods are snow blowers and hand shovels.
snow removal is hired out, please request that rubber or plastic
cutting edges be used on snow plows.
use of a skid steer or skid loader is not recommended due to the
tire markings left behind.
De-icing agents that are magnesium chloride based are strongly
recommended over the typical sodium chloride (salt) based and will
help greatly extend the paver lifespan.
As development and density grow
in the Uptown Hamel area, the City recognizes that we will increase
our services to remove snow from the streets.
Trees and Planter
The plants utilized in the planter areas are low maintenance
perennials. The City
asks that the property owners and businesses continue to water and
maintain the planting beds in the future.
Here are some tips:
Remove seasonal dead plant material as necessary to keep the bed in
the beds frequently in the spring to help leach the soil of winter
the growing season on an as-needed basis.
City will assist in delivering mulch to the beds in the fall to
ensure proper root protection for the winter.
The City is responsible for emptying the trash receptacles
recently placed in Uptown Hamel.
Over the next several months, the City will empty the
receptacles on an as-needed basis.
During the summer months, the receptacles are planned to be
emptied on a weekly basis, generally on Mondays.
This past summer, the City provided some plantings to screen the
visibility of the utility boxes on the corner of Sioux Drive and Hamel Road.
The City will continue to explore other options for screening
or removing the boxes as more development (and generation of Tax
Increment Financing revenue to fund any modifications) in the area
Please contact Steve Scherer
at 763/473-4643 or
firstname.lastname@example.org with any
additional questions or concerns
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