Housing and Development Task Force

The Housing and Development Task Force meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community School Media Center

Housing and Development Task Force October 7, 2014 meeting notes:

The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) Housing and Development Taskforce is working to define the character of our neighborhood and our vision of the future of the Wedge. Bill Neumann, LHENA Board Member, chairs this taskforce. The end goal of the task force is to develop Guidelines for the future of housing and development in our neighborhood.

We request everyone’s input. Please submit comments and photos regarding your ideas for our neighborhood. Examples would include structural design, materials, characteristics, or any other item you would like to see considered. Please clarify that you are submitting something you WANT to see or something you do NOT WANT to see in this neighborhood.

The possibilities of imagination are endless so please share your ideas to make our neighborhood the best it can be!

Next meeting of the Housing and Development Taskforce:
Election Night, Tuesday November 4
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Community School Media Center, 1200 W. 26th St.
Join the conversation and vote at the same time!

Where to submit ideas and comments –
LHENA Google Group Forum: To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/lhena-development-task-force/9cdde5da-e465-4796-9d0a-ea11643c97d9%40googlegroups.com

To post to (and join) this group, send email to lhena-development-task-force@googlegroups.com

If you are new to the group please state if you are a resident, a property owner or a business owner. This group is for residents, property owners, and business owners of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood/the Wedge which is bordered by Lake Street, Lyndale Ave S, Hennepin Ave S, and the point where Lyndale and Hennepin meet to the North.

Questions? Email: LHENAHDTF@gmail.com

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Reminder: The Housing and Development Task Force will meet on Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m., Jefferson school (Media Center), 1200 W 26th Street.

Bring your ideas, including pictures, for elements that create neighborhood character. Can’t attend? Email your ideas to LHENAHDTF@gmail.com.

The Housing and Development Task Force will meet on Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 p.m., Jefferson school (Media Center), 1200 W 26th Street. The task force will continue to meet the first Tuesday of each month.

The Housing and Development Task Force will work to define neighborhood character, create neighborhood goals and a neighborhood vision.

Bring your ideas of elements that define our neighborhood character, suggestions for neighborhood goals and a neighborhood vision to the Housing and Development Task Force on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

If you are unable to attend, email your comments to LHENAHDTF@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are a resident, neighborhood business owner, non-resident property owner or interested citizen.

The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) created this task force to address housing and development issues. At the annual meeting in April 2014, residents expressed interest in addressing development issues.

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The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) is creating a task force to address housing and development issues in our neighborhood. Residents have expressed interest in addressing issues surrounding commercial and residential developments, giving developers a clear idea of expectations of the neighborhood, and identifying, preserving and creating affordable housing in our neighborhood.

Meeting Notes Aug 12, 2014:

LHENA Housing and Development Task Force

First meeting, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Ballentine VFW

Next meeting: Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 p.m., Jefferson school (Media Center), 1200 W 26th Street. The task force will meet the first Tuesday of each month.

Emails about the task force were sent to residents who signed or expressed interest at LHENA’s annual meeting, a Z&P or board meeting, and gave a legible email address. Meeting information was posted on LHENA’s website.

The task force was created to put together a vision for our neighborhood. We understand CPED has limited resources and are using those resources in a different direction (the 2018 comp plan update). We would prefer to work with CPED, but with the lack of guidance from them, we will work to create a vision, goals, definition of elements that create our neighborhood character and guidelines for working with developers.

After introductions Bob Corrick, Chair of the Land Use committee for Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA), talked about the development guidelines developed by CIDNA. CIDNA’s guidelines are at http://cidnalanduse.wordpress.com/guidelines/

Some ideas from Bob:
Need clear guidelines and clarity to most effectively work with developers.
Develop consistent and focused positions
Lots of communication and a transparent process
Goals are interpretive and interactive. Give in one area to get in another area.
Define elements which create neighborhood character and give examples
Conflict of interest transparency

The participants want to define neighborhood character, create neighborhood goals and a neighborhood vision.

Input will be requested from neighborhood residents through direct email, the website, Facebook and twitter.

Some ideas to get started:

Define Neighborhood Character elements could be:
Setbacks
Shading
Green space
Other environmental features

Goals:

Maintain and increase the amount of affordable housing in our neighborhood.
Accommodate change and development while preserving critical housing stock.
Dispel the myth LHENA is anti-development and that we have a renter vs. homeowner war. Everyone who lives here wants a strong neighborhood

Vision:

To have a strong neighborhood with a diversity of people, income levels, housing and transit options.

Next steps:

Ask for neighborhood character definitions, goals and vision suggestions for  to be emailed to LHENAHDTF@gmail.com (LHENA Housing and Development Task Force). Please note if you are a resident, neighborhood business owner, non-resident property owner, or interested citizen.

Meeting Notice:

The first meeting of the Housing and Development Task Force is
Tuesday, August 12
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ballentine VFW
2916 Lyndale Ave S

Bob Corrick from Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) will discuss CIDNA’s development guidelines. CIDNA’s development guidelines can be found at

http://cidnalanduse.wordpress.com/guidelines/