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2020 Census Video

Edison High School students, in partnership with Logan Park Neighborhood Association and Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, have created a video promoting the 2020 Census in several languages. Thanks to Edison High School students, Edison teacher David Salzer, and MTN TV Studios for making this video happen!

Covid-19 Resources

We here at LPNA acknowledge this is a difficult time for our community and will do our best to continue connecting people digitally.

The Minnesota Department of Health is leading the state and city preparedness and information dissemination. If you have health questions about COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health offers a specific COVID-19 hotline: 651-201-3920 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT).

Follow the CDC’s updates on cdc.gov or their social channels (FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube).

  • Electricity: Xcel Energy, the electricity provider for Minneapolis residents and business owners, announced over the weekend that it will indefinitely suspend service disconnections. The company also said it would work with customers who face difficulty paying their electricity bill to arrange payment plans to meet those circumstances. If you have questions about your electricity bill or service, call Xcel’s customer service line at 1-800-895-4999.
  • Gas: CenterPoint Energy, the gas provider in Minneapolis, also announced it will suspend service disconnections and work with customers who need payment assistance, extensions, or other help. If you have questions about your gas bill or service, contact CenterPoint Energy’s customer service line at 1-800-245-2377.
  • Internet: Comcast announced yesterday that it will open Xfinity WiFi network nationally for free, will be offering free unlimited data, and will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact the company and let them know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. More information on what Comcast is doing to help make sure everyone has internet access, especially low-income families, can be found here.

Looking for information on coronavirus disease 19 in more languages? 
The Minnesota Department of Health has translated some of its coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) information and materials into several languages. Please share these links with your neighbors, colleagues and connections and help protect our communities:

CANCELLED: LPNA Pavilion Engagement Meeting

Meeting annoucment

Logan Park Pavilion Project: Community Engagement—March 18th, 7pm @ Logan Park Cancelled  

Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) is planning to build a Timber Framed Pavilion & Performance Space in Logan Park. Come to the March 18th meeting to ask questions and provide feedback!

As part of our neighborhood priority planning process, park-related projects was identified as one of 5 general priority areas. We conducted a neighborhood brain-storming idea session and solicited specific project ideas from residents through our monthly newsletter, email list and social media. We held a published general neighborhood vote in February 2019 approving the list of projects. The priority plan was approved by the city in July 2019. The process and the final approved plan are available on the LPNA website.

The pavilion would serve as a picnic shelter as well as a performance stage for music and other performances in the park. Participants and spectators for the many athletic activities within the park will enjoy the pavilion as a shady gathering area. LPNA has committed a minimum of $35,000 towards this project from our NRP funds. LPNA has received a grant of $15,000 from People for Parks. LPNA will also seek in-kind contributions from local businesses and the NE Tool Library for materials and equipment rental.

LPNA resident and timber framer, Clark Bremer, is donating his time and expertise to this project. Spark-Y Youth Action Labs (based in Logan Park) is partnering with us as a youth training activity. Residents and community members will be encouraged to volunteer throughout the project to help build as well as provide meals and support for the workers. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the structure. We plan to start site work preparation in the spring of 2020, with completion scheduled for late summer 2020. Visit loganparkneighborhood.org to listen to the LPNA podcast featuring Pavilion project lead, Clark Bremer.

Rendering of the pavilion
Rendering of the pavilion
Placement of the pavilion

2019 Monroe Street Safety Results

2019 Monroe Street Safety Results

Survey Summary

  • Conducted summer of 2019
  • Surveys were submitted either via paper or google doc
  • Surveys were available in English, Spanish, and Somali 
  • 186 responses

Street safety summary
View full survey comments here.
Original Survey

Results

What are your concerns about Monroe St. NE?

  1. Speeding 51.9%
  2. Danger to pedestrians crossing Monroe 48.7%
  3. Danger to bicyclists 44.9%
  4. Deteriorating Sidewalks 44.4%
  5. Traffic flow/amount 29.9%
  6. Lack of curb/sunken curb 26.2%
  7. Street lighting 23%
  8. Danger to pedestrians walking along Monroe 21.9%
  9. Parking 20.9%
  10. All of the above 10.2%
  11. None of the above 2.7% 
  12. Other: 
    1. Drivers going through stop signs without stopping or only slowing down without a full stop
    2. Rolling stops at stop signs- especially Monroe and 13th
    3. People running stop signs on 13th and 15th
    4. Hard to see stop signs (parking to close stop signs)
    5. Sidewalk is very narrow and should be wider
    6. Lack of buffer between sidewalks and cars
    7. Very narrow sidewalks! Doesn’t feel safe with folks speeding down. But luckily cars parked along the side as a buffer so it feels safer.
    8. Snow shoveling issues in winter. Very narrow this year and buses had trouble turning onto street off of Broadway
    9. allowing parking on the west side of the street. it should be removed
    10. littering
    11. enforcing shoveling in winter
    12. Turning Left onto Broadway going Southbound sometimes takes several green lights during busy time
    13. Railroad bridge lighting
    14. Danger from bike and scooter drivers
    15. Lack of development. Investment in the neighborhood.

 

Survey takers were also asked to share if they have witnessed or been part of a safety incident on Monroe? 

  • 72 of the 186 please responded with some story of a safety incident

Survey takers were also asked to share if they had other safety concern for Monroe?  

  • 57 of the survey takers had another safety concern 

 

The stories and safety concerns shared by survey participants mostly fell into these categories:

Category Number of examples
Accidents: car, bike, pedestrian, property 26
General safety concerns 24
Stop sign concerns: running, rolling stops, not stopping for pedestrians, parking too close to stop signs 24
Traffic: volume and speed 18
Pedestrian safety 17
Bike safety/concerns 14
Parking concerns 11
Sidewalk concerns 6

 

MN House District 60A Candidate Forum

Minnesota House District 60A Candidate Forum, co-hosted by the the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Beltrami Neighborhood Council, Logan Park Neighborhood Association, NE Park Neighborhood Association, St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association, and Sheridan Neighborhood Association, and moderated by Margo Ashmore of the Northeaster newspaper.

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Doors at 5:30pm
Event begins promptly at 6pm and ends at 8pm

Solar Arts Building 3rd Floor
711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

FREE

 

Candidate Forum Poster

LPNA Community Meeting Wednesday November 20th, 2019 @ 7pm

LPNA Community Meeting
Wednesday November 20th, 2019 @ 7pm

7:00 Introductions
-Vote on October general meeting minutes
-Recognition of Debra Woodward & Steve Jacobson

7:15 US Census Updates- Lara Schueth, Hennepin County

7:30 Pauline Hoogmoed—COO Crave Catering Events, Quincy Hall
-Project plan details and liquor license application specifics, 10 min
-Q&A session, 10 min
-Community Comment Period & Discussion, 40 mins

Representatives from Crave Catering will join us at our November 20th Community Meeting to meet the neighborhood and answer questions.

 

Crave Catering has applied for a liquor license to operate an event center for private parties, capable of seating 800 people inside and 50 people on an outside patio.  The original application lists hours from 8am—2am, though the Economic Development & Regulatory Services Committee has moved to change proposed hours of operation for events to close at 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and 12:00 Midnight on weekends, with direction to staff to work with the applicant to determine when traffic control/management may be required at this location.

The final council approval, originally scheduled for October 25th, has been delayed.


 

Childcare provided.

Logan Park Neighborhood Raingarden Wrap-Up

These raingardens may seem small but their impact on water quality is incredibly important. Below, we have estimated the amount of runoff that each raingarden captures per year, and as a group of 8 raingardens. Take that water quality benefit and multiply it over many years, not to mention the pollinator habitat created by the new native plants. A total of 349 new native perennials and shrubs were planted as a part of this project. The impact is huge and very exciting!

Project Results
Metro Blooms installed 8 raingardens in the Logan Park neighborhood in the summer of 2019.

Total Project square footage: 916 sf
Each raingarden was an average of 114 sf.
Pollution Reduction Calculations per raingarden per year (estimated):
Runoff captured – 14,744 gallons
Total Suspended Solids captured – 6.7 lbs.
Total Phosphorus captured – 0.037 lbs.

Pollution Reduction Calculations for total project per year (estimated);
Runoff captured – 117,952 gallons
Total Suspended Solids captured – 53.5

Sign Up For The LPNA Air Quality Monitor Program!

Purple air quality monitor

LPNA Air Quality Monitor Program

Logan Park Neighborhood Association is looking for up to 6 neighbors interested in hosting a ‘Purple Air’ air quality monitor to monitor the air quality at the local level.  There is no cost to participate.

PurpleAir sensors are easy to install, requiring a power outlet and WiFi.  They use WiFi to report in real time to the PurpleAir Map.

Anyone will be able to access the Purple Air map online and view the readings in our area.

For more information visit: www.purpleair.com
If interested, contact admin@loganparkneigborhood.org

 

Notice of Quincy Hall Public Hearing

Notice of Quincy Hall Public Hearing
Purpose: To gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding the application from Quincy Hall for an On Sale Liquor, General Entertainment with Sunday sales license. If approved, they intend to operate an event center for private parties, capable of seating 800 inside and 50 on an outdoor patio.

Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter
Place: Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415


Name : Crave Catering Event Center, LLC
Address: 1325 Quincy Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Current License(s): None
Requested License(s): On Sale Liquor, General Entertainment with Sunday sales
Zoning District: I2/IL
Neighborhood and Ward: Logan Park/1
Hours of Operation: Events will occur from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Nature of Entertainment: General Entertainment includes all forms of legal entertainment and patron dancing. The applicant intends to provide live musicians, a DJ, and/or dancing during events.

 You are invited to attend, express your opinions, and/or submit such in writing by contacting Inspector Kristina Stichter at 612-673- 2593 or Kristina.Stichter@minneapolismn.gov.

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact the Licenses and Consumer Services Division at 612-673-2080. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service by calling 311 or 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.

Information in Other Languages: Para asistencia 612-673-2700. Rau kev pab 612-673-2800. Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Logan Park Neighborhood Podcast Debut

 

What makes a Neighborhood great?    What does a Neighborhood Association do?   What challenges do Neighborhoods face?

In our very first Logan Park Neighborhood Podcast, LPNA Board Chair, Larry Kutzler, interviews Jack Whitehurst,  City of Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, Neighborhood Specialist.

 

LPNA Hosting Live Art Project During Open Streets 2019

LPNA is hosting local artist, Brigid Higgins, to create a live chalk installation during Open Streets NE, August 4th, 2019.

Brigid Higgins is a Minneapolis-based multidisciplinary artist. She received her bachelors of arts from the University of Minnesota in 2018, with additional focuses in urban studies and social justice. She completed HECUA’s Art for Social Change program in 2017, and has since remained focused on integrating art into public space and cross-sector disciplines. Brigid’s community art practice considers access to arts education and built environment design, while her studio work primarily explores the intersections of personal identity, mental health, and anatomy. See more of her work at: https://www.brighig.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/brghg/

 

 

 

Fix Up Your Old Windows with Preservation Alliance This Summer

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is hosting two hands-on workshops this summer to teach homeowners basic window repair techniques.

PAM’s workshops show why repairing old wood windows can save money, improve window operation, boost energy efficiency, and maintain architectural integrity. Yes, your home’s original windows can be repaired and made to be just as energy efficient as replacement windows!

The first workshop, Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows will be hosted at a 1914 home in Southwest Minneapolis on Saturday, August 3rd. Participants will learn how to remove a window, fix broken sash cords, reglaze, and reinstall the window. We will be working on windows in the home.

The second workshop, TGI-Window Workshop-F! offers a weekday morning option for homeowners who want a small-scale, hands-on learning experience with lots of instructor interaction. Bring a window to work on (or use one provided), and dive right in to glazing, weatherstripping, and rotted wood repair. This workshop will be held on Friday, August 9th.

Registration is available online through the Preservation Alliance of MN website, www.mnpreservation.org. Sustaining Donors to PAM receive free admission to these workshops.

Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows
Saturday, August 3rd, 8am-12pm
Southwest Minneapolis
$35

Thank Goodness it’s (Window Workshop) Friday!
Friday, August 9th, 9am-12pm
Restoration Window Systems, Fridley
$20

These classes are hosted by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), a statewide nonprofit organization that leads and inspires people to connect to valued places in their communities. Whether it’s an old home or storefront on the corner, a rural community’s old high school, or an urban neighborhood’s long-retired factory, PAM works to preserve and protect the bond felt by community members toward these places, the memories such places represent, and the distinct characteristics they display.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Take the Monroe Street NE Safety Survey!

Monroe Street NE Safety Survey

The LPNA Street Safety Committee is asking neighbors to complete the Monroe Street Safety Survey.  The results will be shared with the City of Minneapolis in order to facilitate safety improvements on Monroe Street. Survey participants will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card.

Logan Park Neighborhood Associations’ recent safety improvements include “Slow” signs in the alleyways and partnering with the City to install ADA compliant ramps at the intersections of Monroe and 13th &15th.

Please help us continue to improve safety in Logan Park neighborhood by completing the survey.

https://tinyurl.com/y2hxhe7w

 

Encuentra de seguridad de la calle Monroe NE

El comité de la Asociación de Vecindario de Logan Park (LPNA) está pidiendo a los vecinos que completen la Encuesta de Seguridad de la Calle Monroe. Los resultados se compartirán con la Ciudad de Minneapolis para proporcionar mejoras en la seguridad de la calle Monroe. Los participantes de la encuesta ingresarán en un sorteo de una tarjeta de regalo de $50.

Las recientes mejoras de seguridad en el vecindario Logan Park incluyen señales de “Despacio” en los callejones y también la asociación con la ciudad de Minneapolis para instalar rampas para sillas de ruedas en las intersecciones 13 y 15 de la calle Monroe.

Ayúdenos, por favor, a seguir mejorando la seguridad en el vecindario de Logan Park completando la siguiente encuesta.

https://tinyurl.com/y2hxhe7w

 

Sahanka Badbaadada Monroe Street NE

Guddiga Badbaadada Wadada LPNA wuxuu weydiinayaa dariska inay dhameystiraan Sahanka Badbaadada Wadada Monroe.  Natiijooyinka waxaa lala wadaagayaa Caasimada Minneapolis si markaas loo fududeeyo hormarinada badbaadada ee Wadada Monroe. Ka qeybqaatayaasha sahanka waxaa la gelinayaa sawirka oo kaarka hadiyada $50.


Ururada Xaafada Darjiinka Logan’ hormarinada badbaadada hadeer waxaa ku jiro aastaamaha “Tartiib” ee wadooyinka qalooca oo la kaashanayo Caasimada si loo geliyo Caasimada ee taagaga cabashada ADA ee isgoysyada Monroe iyo 13ka &15ka.


Fadlan nagu caawi joogteynta lagu hormarinayo badbaadada xaafada Darjiinka Logan iyada oo la dhameystirayo sahanka.

https://tinyurl.com/y2hxhe7w

 

 

 

First Ward Community Forum: Northeast Stormwater Management Initiative

Join Council Member Kevin Reich and representatives from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)Minneapolis Public Works Department and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to learn more about efforts to improve water quality and reduce flooding in Northeast Minneapolis.

The Northeast Stormwater Management Initiative is the result of a joint partnership to implement innovative stormwater best management practices (BMPs) like tree trenches and biofiltration basins at Columbia Golf Course in Northeast Minneapolis. This initiative follows several years of monitoring and developing detailed stormwater models.

Wednesday, June 12, 5 – 7 p.m.

MWMO, 2522 Marshall Street NE

Stop by from 5 – 5:30 p.m. to tour MWMO’s Stormwater Park and Learning Center, then attend the forum, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. To learn more about this initiative, visit  www.mwmo.org/northeast.

Board Member Paula Allan Honored by the City of Minneapolis

Paula Allan Honored by the City of Minneapolis

Long time Board Member, Paula Allan, received an award from the City of Minneapolis for her many years of service to Logan Park Neighborhood Association and her cheerful and tireless dedication to her neighbors, her community, and her city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Allan receiving an award from Councilmember Kevin Reich