We have prioritized completing needed infrastructure projects, which required the issuance of debt. We believe the projects were important to Hopkins. They could not have been completed if paying off debt was our focus.
In the past five years, the City has completed the following street projects: Mainstreet, Avenues West, Park Valley and Peaceful Valley, 8th Avenue Artery, Northeast Hopkins, Blake Road and Cambridge Street/Hiawatha Avenue/Lake Street.
The projects at 8th Avenue and Blake Road will allow Hopkins to fully realize the benefits of Southwest Light Rail. The City has also completed renovations of City Hall and the Hopkins Pavilion.