Agenda for 8/19/2015

* Please note the location change.

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association
Wednesday August 19th, 2015
Spring House Ministry Center – 612 West 28th Street
Meeting Agenda:
6:30 – Call to Order and Welcome – Leslie Foreman, President
6:35 – Approval of Agenda
6:40 – Approval of July Meeting Minutes
6:45 – City Council Update – Tina
6:55 – Community Votes:
• Amendment to the Neighborhood Priority Plan.
• Transfer of NEP Phase I uncontracted funds.
7:10 – Grievance Policy update – Michael
7:20 – Code of Conduct Policy – Michael
7:30 – Grievance Policy Committee – Leslie
7:40 – Coordinator Update
• Wine Tasting Event
• Renter Meeting – Becky
• # Hashtag Lunch Bag
• Blueprint for Equity
7:55 – Treasurer Update – Sara
8:00 – Uptown Community Engagement Update – Beth and Frank
8:10 – Committee Updates: 5 min. for each committee update
• Zoning and Planning – Tim
• NRP – Beth
• Environmental – Bernadette
• Public Spaces – Jono
8:35 – Announcements and New Business
8:40 – Adjourn
8:45 – Staff / Coordinator Updates

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Hennepin/Lyndale construction begins 8/24/15

Signs are posted, but construction begins in earnest the week of 8/24/15, when construction workers and equipment will begin to appear in the corridor.  The project continues through mid-November, changing details will be available on  You can sign up at this website for email updates.  A few details:

  • The east leg of the Groveland Ave/Hennepin Ave intersection will be closed to all traffic. This closure is anticipated to be required for up to 7 weeks (Aug 24– mid October). The east-west pedestrian crossing from Groveland across Hennepin/Lyndale will be maintained throughout construction.
  • The right (east) two lanes of northbound Hennepin Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic between the I-94 exit ramp and just short of Oak Grove. The left (west) two lanes will remain open. This closure will be required throughout construction (Aug 24– mid November).
  • One of the closed traffic lanes will be converted to a 10-foot wide, two-way path to be shared by bicyclists and pedestrians. This will be the detour for Loring Greenway, which will be closed during construction (Aug 24– mid November).
  • The east leg of the Oak Grove intersection will be closed once construction at Groveland is complete. This closure is anticipated to be required for up to four weeks (mid-October to mid-November). At least one east-west pedestrian crossing from Oak Grove across Hennepin/Lyndale will be maintained throughout construction.
  • The bus stops for northbound bus routes will remain open at Groveland and Oak Grove throughout construction.
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Caffetto Arts & Crafts Fair this Sunday

The 8th Annual Caffetto Arts & Crafts Fair (and block party) will be on Sunday, August 9th starting at noon, with 22nd Street closed between Lyndale and Aldrich Aves.  The event and feature over 50 local artisans.

Don’t forget to stop by the LHENA booth and say hello.

Food vendors will be Anchor Fish & Chips and Black Cat Natural Foods.

Music by ABBNA, Vitaphones, Kenwood Slim, FERGUS, OFF 10, black audience, F KNIGHTS, Bob Rue & |The Thousandaires, Anonymous Choir, and Dumpy Jug Bumper.

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National Night Out next Tuesday

There are many National Night Out events next Tuesday, August 4th.  Councilwoman Lisa Bender sent out a map of those in Ward 10.  You can eliminate the ones in the other neighborhoods to better concentrate on the Wedge.  These are the ones registered with the City by July 28th, there may be others.

Here is the link to the map.

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Community votes at the August LHENA board meeting

Please attend the August 19, 2015, LHENA board meeting and participate in the community vote on two motions. The meeting will be held at the SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 West 28th Street (28th and Garfield Ave.).

One motion amends the neighborhood priority plan for environment to add the additional initiatives which were identified as priorities through community surveys.  The full motion:

Amend the neighborhood priority plan for environment to add the additional initiatives which were identified as priorities through community surveys:

1) Upgrade neighborhood parks, boulevards, and public spaces through environmental improvements.
2) Increase park services and upgrade park equipment and facilities.
3)  Form partnerships with entities such as the Midtown Greenway Coalition, apartment complexes, city departments, and other associations to improve environmental sustainability.  This may include many different sustainability programs, such as bee friendly gardens and prairie restoration.
4) Develop water quality improvement initiatives.
5) Promote energy efficiency programs.
6) Conduct neighborhood cleanup programs.

The other motion transfers NRP Phase I funds to benefit the Mueller Park landscaping project.  The full motion:

Transfer the following NRP Phase I uncontracted funds to the new NRP Phase I Mueller Park Landscaping Project contract:

Jefferson Computer Center  $1,679.54
Jefferson Interior Improvements  $4,190.55
Below Market Improvement Loans from GHMC  $21,653.33 Architecture Contest  $2,200.00
Housing Repairs for Disabled/Elderly  $6,122.52
Totaling $ 35,845.94
This amount is in addition to the current Mueller Park balance of $ 5,000.00, making the total contract $ 40,845.94.


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Open Spaces committee meeting

The Open Spaces committee will meet July 29th at 6:30 p.m. at Common Roots at 26th St. & Lyndale Ave.
Future meetings will be the last Tuesday of each month.

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Hearing for proposed LHE historic district

The Lowry Hill East Historic District will be on the agenda of the Heritage Preservation Commission meeting on Tuesday, July 28th at 4:30 p.m. in Room 317 of the Minneapolis City Hall.

You may make written comments to Alexandr Young, Intern City Planner:
Mail:  250 South 4th St., Room 300, Mpls.  MN 55415
Phone 612-673-2118
Fax 612-673-2526

More information about the meeting will be available no later than the day before the meeting at

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All welcome at Crime and Safety committee mtg.

The Crime and Safety committee will meet on Monday, July 13th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the VFW, 2916 Lyndale Avenue S. The meeting will give those interested a chance to get to know each other and discuss ideas, goals and mission.

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29th Street reconstruction final open house

There will be one final open house to share a basic design concept and collect feedback on design details.

29th Street Reconstruction Project Open House
Monday, June 29 | 6-7:30pm
Marché | 2904 Lyndale Ave S

On Monday, June 29 Public Works will host a public meeting to introduce the final design for phase one of the reconstruction project for the blocks of 29th Street between Lyndale and Bryant. The open house will feature an open format where you can drop in or out at your convenience and talk directly with staff about the project.

For more information, visit Public Work’s 29th Street Reconstruction site.

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Wedge Weekend!

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association

JUNE 13TH & 14TH


9am-3pm          LHENA Neighborhood Garage Sales

June 13 & 14     Maps will be available in Mueller Park 8:30am-12pm Saturday & Sunday
Mueller Park – 2509 Colfax Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55405 (25th & Bryant)

11am-3pm         LHENA Free! Swap Meet
June 13             Bring your new or gently used items and find something interesting in exchange!
Mueller Park – 2509 Colfax Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55405 (25th & Bryant)

230pm-430pm   LHENA Free Ice Cream Social
June 13             Mueller Park – 2509 Colfax Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55405 (25th & Bryant)

4pm                  Free All-Ages Puppet Show
June 14             OpenEye Theater, Driveway Tour
2625 Bryant Ave S

Garage Sale Addresses

2741 Colfax Ave S
Saturday & Sunday

2517 Aldrich Ave S
Saturday & Sunday

1015 28th St W
Saturday only

2533 Colfax Ave S
Saturday only

2318 Aldrich Ave S
Saturday only

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