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Minneapolis releases final draft of comprehensive plan

The City of Minneapolis has released  the final draft of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan, a document that will guide equitable growth in the city over the next 20 years.

See the 2040 comp plan revision map

Over the past two years, they have been to every corner of the city, meeting with a diverse range of residents to hear our vision for our city. They heard that people want to reduce disparities, provide access to affordable housing and living-wage jobs, create a sustainable community, and remain a health and diverse economic center.

Over the four-month public comment period on the initial draft, the City received more than 10,000 comments, and planning staff read every single one.

We encourage you to review the final draft at Minneapolis2040.com.  They have provided an executive summary as well as a marked-up version of the plan so that you can easily see what was changed.

You still have time to share your feedback on the final draft. Public comments can be submitted to the Planning Commission and City Council online at minneapolis2040.com. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 29, and the City Council will also hold a public hearing the week of Nov. 12. The City Council is expected to vote on the Comprehensive Plan in December before submitting the plan to the Metropolitan Council.

New wading pool coming to Logan Park

Logan Park’s existing wading pool will close as of July 30, so that the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) can begin a reconstruction project approved by the board in May. The new pool is expected to be complete in time for the opening of the pool season on Memorial Day weekend in 2019.

The project includes a mechanical building to be constructed near the pool, an option selected to preserve a large elm tree valued by the community. In addition, the Logan Park Neighborhood Association has generously donated funds to add water features to the new pool.

Roof replacement project update

Meanwhile, the bidding process to replace the recreation center roof was unsuccessful. MPRB staff are revising the project scope and expect to release it for bidding later this summer.

Stay tuned for updates as both projects proceed.

Louis Peters
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
612-230-6454
LPeters@minneapolisparks.org

Letter of Introduction from Popol Vuh

Hello Logan Park Neighborhood!

My name is Jami Olson and I am one of the owners and the General Manager of Popol Vuh and Centro, a new restaurant opening in your neighborhood soon. We are located on the corner of Quincy Street and 15th Ave, directly across from Indeed Brewery. You maybe have been wondering what’s been going on with the building on that corner as we have been working on this project for over a year now. I apologize to keep you waiting and guessing for so long. We are excited to announce we are very close to having our doors open for you.

Popol Vuh and Centro is a dual Mexican restaurant and we are absolutely thrilled to be part of your neighborhood and community. Centro, opening the end of June, is our lively, fun, fast casual restaurant. It’s definitely the energy of the two concepts. We will have a takeout
window in the back and hope to offer delivery to the neighborhood in the near future. It’s
counter-service with a full-service bar and a dog friendly patio. We will serve up Mexican street food at a friendly price. Tacos, churros, a raw bar, margaritas on tap, and a guava mezcal slushy are just a few of the menu items we’re excited to offer. We will have vinyl spinning on the record player and soccer on the televisions. Ask about our bunny mural on the wall when you stop in.

Popol Vuh is our refined concept opening the end of July. Chef/owner Jose Alarcon has come up with a menu unlike anything you’ve experienced before in the city. Jose is from the state of Morelos in Mexico and his fresh, authentic, wood fired cooking will be the focus of the restaurant. We will also have a wine list featuring wines from around the world and finely crafted cocktails.

We are very appreciative to be in such a wonderful area and we are looking forward to meeting you all. Popol Vuh and Centro is an independently ran restaurant led by a group of talented individuals who share a passion for food and community. Being friendly neighbors and maintaining a positive presence in the neighborhood is priority to all of us at Popol Vuh and Centro.

We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Warmly,
Jami Olson
Owner Popol Vuh & Centro
Popolvuhmpls.com
info@popolvuhmpls.com

Hours of operation:
Centro
Sunday-Thursday 11am-midnight
Friday & Saturday 11am-1am

Popol Vuh
Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm

Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom Day returns to Bethune Park

Community-led event features a parade, award-winning performers, great local food and a return to the site of the first Freedom Day celebration in Minneapolis!

Join us for Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom Day on Saturday, June 16, at Bethune Park in North Minneapolis.

The all-day celebration kicks off with a parade for everyone to join or watch, led by grand marshal Walter “Q-Bear” Banks of KMOJ. It begins at 9:45 am, heading south from the Minneapolis Public Schools parking lot (at North Girard and 21st avenues) to Bethune Park.

From 11 am to 6 pm, enjoy great live local music, dance and other entertainment at the park, along with youth activities, a historical sharing area, and merchandise and food for purchase. Event details, a stage schedule and volunteer opportunities are available atwww.minneapolisparks.org/juneteenth.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Juneteenth Legacy Committee host this day-long, community-led celebration. Bethune Park is the site of the first Freedom Day celebration in Minneapolis, led by two of its original founders, Michael Chaney and Spike Moss.

On stage, Juneteenth includes:

  • Music from Grammy Award winner Sounds of Blackness, Billboard Gospel Chart topper Jovonta Patton and Minnesota music legend Cornbread Harris
  • Performers Bernice Gregory, Libation, Jamela Pettiford, Kueen T, LaKame, Casual Confusion and DJ Dime
  • Storyteller Nothando Zulu
  • Performance of the play “The Trial of Willie Lynch the 5th and His Ancestors”

Youth activities range from a bungee trampoline and bounce house to a bike rodeo (kids should bring their bikes and helmets), double Dutch and much more.

More than three dozen vendors include eight food stands offering African fusion, collard green wraps, bean pies, ribs, tamales, tacos, hot dogs, ice cream and mini donuts.

Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration!  

About Juneteenth

Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It is one of two freedom celebrations held throughout the United States; the Fourth of July is the other.

Juneteenth Sponsors & Donors

The event organizers – Juneteenth Celebrating Freedom Day Legacy Committee, MPRB, Phyllis Wheatley and People of Color Union Members (P.O.C.U.M.) – thank our sponsors and donors for their support:

Sponsors

MN Council on African Heritage
City of Minneapolis
Comcast
Insight News
KMOJ
North News


Donors

Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation AFL-CIO
Teamsters Local Union NO. 120

Minneapolis Parks Tree-planting update: Beauty, blight, and building a better urban forest

 

How – and why – a veritable rainbow of tree types
has developed along Minneapolis streets.

elm tree in neighborhood

A lone elm at Spring and Quincy streets in Northeast Minneapolis in 1976 (image courtesy Hennpin County Library)

Magnificent monoculture: the reign of the elm

Did you know that elms once counted for more than nine of 10 street trees in the Twin Cities? It’s easy to understand elm appeal: streets lined with these trees, their branches arched high overhead, have been compared to cathedrals: sun-dappled green in summer; snow-frosted in winter.

Elms also offered considerable environmental benefits by virtue of their sheer size, a situation that became all too apparent in the aftermath of Dutch elm disease (DED). More than 400,000 elms resided in Minneapolis in 1963, when the first of them succumbed to the disease; more than half of those were public trees. The almost-total devastation unfolded over a couple of decades: In 1977 alone, some 31,475 public elms were tagged for removal because of DED.

1978 plan cover

 

 

 

Designed diversity: the Minneapolis Boulevard Reforestation Plan

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), historic steward of the city’s street trees, was planting replacement trees by 1970. Its 1978 Minneapolis Boulevard Reforestation Plan provided neighborhood-based designs with several dozen tree types (species and cultivars) to replace lost elms. As most neighborhoods offered a virtually blank slate, the plan preserved the elm era’s consistent design aesthetic: A single type lined stretches of a neighborhood for five, 10 or even 15 blocks. Various types of ash, linden, honeylocust and maple tree categories (or genera) were the most popular, together making up over 70% of the street trees in the plan.

This system of “designed diversity” carried Minneapolis into the 21st century, long enough for these trees to reach maturity. In 2009, the emerald ash borer (EAB) arrived in St. Paul, just seven years after its discovery in Michigan. EAB has caused far less devastation than DED (which took some four decades to reach the Twin Cities); still, the rapid infestation helped prompt a whole new approach tobuilding a better urban forest.

2004 - 2018 tree diversity

Prescribed diversity: the right tree for the right spot

MPRB’s current street-tree diversity guidelines differ dramatically from its 1978 reforestation plan. Thanks to the digital revolution, GIS mapping, advancements in urban forestry and its own ongoing trials, MPRB “prescribes” diversity based on a wide range of measurements, data and science-based decisions.

In addition to increasing the tree canopy by planting the largest-maturing trees possible, the guidelines aim to develop diversity on three levels:

Citywide: The next generational leap in diversity means selecting hundreds of tree types from dozens of categories: oak, elm, locust, linden and more. Besides making for more colorful tree category charts, this wider range creates resilience against the next disease or invasive pest that may target a whole category.

Neighborhood: Ten percent is the neighborhood limit for any tree category. This means for the most part that MPRB is not planting maples, which make up 30% of the trees in some areas. On the flip side, look for more coffeetrees, catalpas, birch and other categories that have less than a 10% presence in any given neighborhood. (Many of 2018’s most-planted species were profiled in the last tree-planting update.)

Block-by-block: At least three to five different tree categories are prescribed for an individual city block, which prevents a disease or pest from totally wiping out a large swath of trees.

The bright side of blight: We might mourn those areas that lost stretches of exclusive, mature ash trees from the late ‘70s and ‘80s – just as the giant elms that preceded them were mourned by previous generations. But looking on the bright side, these places are also at the forefront of MPRB’s efforts to develop a healthy urban forest for the next century.

Next update: Reporting on 2018’s new trees

For the season’s final update, we’ll share figures related to the trees planted and examples of places where the new, resilient urban forest is taking hold.

In the meantime:

Space still available for the FREE Jeff Robinson/MN Vikings football camp!

Week-long camp runs June 18-June 22

Spots are still available for the free Jeff Robinson/Minnesota Vikings football camp!

Vikings Scout Jeff Robinson and local high school and college coaches teach non-contact drills covering throwing, catching, footwork and 7-on-7 skills. Details:

Monday, June 18-Friday, June 22
Parade Stadium
Ages 8-13: 8:30-10:30 am
Ages 14-18: 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Camp is completely free, including a meal each day and t-shirt for all participants. Click the link below to register:

Football Camp Registration

New wading pool and roof coming to Logan Park and Recreation Center

Logan pool concept plan
Concept plan for Logan Park’s new wading pool

 

Construction starts this summer!

At its May 16 meeting, the The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) approved the contract to replace the wading pool at Logan Park. Timing for the construction phase of this project allows the pool to be open for most of the summer: Work is scheduled to begin onMonday, July 30, and the new pool is expected to be complete in time for next summer’s opening.

As previously planned, the project includes a mechanical building that will be constructed near the pool. This option was selected over replacing equipment in the current mechanical room inside the recreation center, which would have damaged a large elm tree valued by the community. In addition, the Logan Park Neighborhood Association has generously donated funds to add water features to the new pool.

The second project, replacement of the recreation center’s roof, is currently in its bidding phase. Construction will begin once a contractor has been approved; on-site replacement work is expected to begin in early August, with completion projected for late October.

Stay tuned for updates as both projects proceed. And thank you for your patience while we work to improve Minneapolis parks and recreation centers.

Every neighborhood deserves a great park.

The roof replacement project includes funding from NPP20, a historic agreement between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the City of Minneapolis. It helps address racial and economic equity across 160 neighborhood parks and provides $11 million annually to maintain, repair and replace facilities.

Grace Center needs volunteers on SUNDAY, May 20th for the Return of SHOEBOX CITY!

Grace Center needs volunteers on SUNDAY, May 20th  for the Return of SHOEBOX CITY!! This was a very successful event last year. Families build magnificent cardboard cities and sculptures for our onsite exhibit, free of charge. Last year hundreds of people participated.

Volunteer Opportunities:

WELCOMERS: SHIFTS OF ONE HOUR OR MORE BETWEEN NOON AND 5PM. You can sit at sign-in table; you’ll welcome families (ask them to sign in, offer a photo release form, direct them to the build area.)
BUILD HELPERS: SHIFTS OF ONE HOUR OR MORE BETWEEN NOON AND 5PM. Help kids and families think about what they want to make. Monitor supplies. Cut cardboard as needed. Help folks get their finished building placed in our “city!”
PHOTOGRAPHER: SHIFTS OF ONE HOUR OR MORE BETWEEN NOON AND 5PM. Take pictures at the photo booth, where kids bring their final creations. Camera provided.
CLEAN-UP (5 TO 6PM): Help us clean up the space and put away supplies, assist builders who are coming in to pick up finished work they may have left earlier.
1500 6th St NE, Mpls 55413.
http://gracenempls.org/
612-788-2444

Zero Waste Implementation Plan

Zero Waste implementation plan image, garbage truck next to trash pile

Share your feedback on how the City should reduce waste and recycle and compost more in 2019-2021 at one of two community meetings.  With the adoption of the Zero Waste Plan in December 2017, City Council directed Solid Waste & Recycling staff to coordinate the development of a three-year implementation with assistance from Regulatory Services, CPED, and the Health Department.  Join us to learn more and share your opinion before the 2019-2021 implementation plan goes to City Council mid-June, 2018.

Upcoming meetings include:

Thursday May 17th, 2018

Emerge (1834 Emerson Ave N)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday May 21st, 2018

Seward Friendship Store (317 38th St E)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit minneapolismn.gov/zerowaste.

Attend the Food Policy Forum on May 23 with Homegrown Minneapolis

Please join the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council to discuss strategies for continuing to grow our local food system.

Location: Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center
1250 West Broadway Ave Minneapolis (map)

4:30 – 5:30 pm Registration, reception and light bites from Minneapolis Public School Catering and Breaking Bread Café.

5:30 – 8:00 pm  Dynamic program will include welcome remarks from Mayor Frey, Homegrown Highlights, performances by the Appetite for Change youth including their viral song “Grow Food” and panel discussions about food system priorities with community representatives, City of Minneapolis policymakers and staff, and the Public Health Law Center.

RSVP here (RSVP encouraged but not required). Attendees who RSVP will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a copy of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen cookbook by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley, winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook.

View the 2017 Homegrown Minneapolis Highlights.

2nd Precinct open house May 14, 2018. All welcome!

Minneapolis Police Departments – 2nd Precinct Open House

1911 Central Avenue NE
Monday May 14, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Come visit with Officers and see displays from the 2nd Precinct, K-9, Mounted Patrol, the Bomb Unit, Minneapolis Emergency Communications Center (Dispatch), SWAT, Crime Prevention Specialists and Animal Control.

The Open House will give you the opportunity to meet some of the great people that work for the City of Minneapolis.

Come enjoy a fun night with your neighbors! There will be food and beverages.

Free Family Friendly Event!

Departamentos de Policía de Minneapolis – Exhibición Abierta del 2 ° precinto
1911 Central Avenida NE
Lunes 14 de mayo de 2018
5:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m.

Venga a visitarnos con Oficiales y vea exhibiciones del 2do.

Precinto, K-9, Patrulla Montada, la Unidad de Bombas, Centro de Comunicaciones de Emergencia de Minneapolis (Despacho), SWAT, Especialistas en Prevención del Crimen y Control de Animales.
 
La Exhibición Abierta le dará la oportunidad de conocer a algunas de las grandes personas que trabajan para la Ciudad de Minneapolis.
 
¡Ven a disfrutar de una noche divertida con tus vecinos!
Habrá comida y bebidas.

¡Evento gratuito para familias!

Waaxda booliiska ee Minneapolis – Xaafada 2-aad
Soo dhawenynta Bulshada
1911 Central Avenue NE
Isniin Maajo 14, 2018
5:00 galabnimo ilaa 7:00 fiidnimo
Walaalayaal waxaan idinku casuumaynaa in aad soo booqataan saraakiisha ka tirsan ciidamada booliska. Waxaad arki doontaan bandhig ama sawiro eey kuu diyaariyeen xaafada 2-aad, Askarta Eeyuhu la Shaqeeyaan (K-9ka), Askarta Roondada ah, Qaybaha Bombooyinka quseeya, Xarunta Isgaarsiinta Degdega ah ee Minnneapolis, Ciidamada meelaha halista ah gala (SWAT), Khabiirada Kahortaga danbiyada iyo kuwa xakameenta xoolaha. Soo dhaweyntaan waxeey kuu siinaysaa fursado aad kula kulanto dad sar sare oo u shaqeeya magaalada Minneapolis. Fadlan kaalaya oo waqti laqaata habiinkaas dariskaada ama dadka xaafadaada dagan! Waxaa jiri doona cunto iyo cabitaan. Waa isku imaad saaxiibtinimo una wanaagsan qoyska!

For questions, contact:

Abdirashid Ali
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct
(612) 673-2874
abdirashid.ali@minneapolismn.gov

18th Ave NE Reconstruction Project

From the Minneapolis Department of Public Works:

 

Dear Minneapolis Resident or Business Proprietor:

Spring is here and it’s time for the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project to begin again.  Last fall, we wrapped things up for winter with plans to return and finish starting in the spring.  Items remaining include the removal of the temporary path and placement of the new shared use path on the south side, complete the remaining driveway aprons and pedestrian ramps, plant the grass boulevards, complete the signal work at Monroe St NE and Johnson St NE, remove the asphalt pavement wedges that were installed to protect the curb edges, and place the final layer of asphalt.  Minneapolis Forestry will also plant trees in the new boulevard areas along 18th Ave NE, this is expected to occur in the spring of 2019.  The project area is shown in red on the enclosed map.

You can sign up to receive email project updates on the project web site: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/2017/WCMS1P-147114.

Construction activity for this season is expected to begin with the week of April 16th, weather permitting, and estimated to be substantially completed in early summer 2018. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

If we need to do work on the approach to your driveway, we will notify you in advance of placing your new driveway approach and ask you to park at another location for eight days after concrete placement to allow time for the concrete to cure. During the majority of construction, local access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

As a reminder, our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum.  If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762.  You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problembefore the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the temporary path on the south side.   After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed.  If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment.  We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

Sincerely,

Beverly Warmka, P.E.                                                        
Project Manager                                                     
Minneapolis Department of Public Works

Streets closing near U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl

Several streets near U.S. Bank Stadium will close Saturday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 29 to prepare for Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the following will close:

  • Fourth Street between Park Avenue and Interstate 35W (detour via Washington Avenue).

On Monday, Jan. 29, the following will close:

  • Sixth Street between Chicago and 11th avenues (detour via Eighth Street).
  • 11th Avenue between Third and Sixth streets
  • Hiawatha Trail between 15th Avenue in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood and 11th Avenue in downtown Minneapolis (detour: use Washington Avenue, or ride Metro Blue Line LRT between Cedar Riverside and U.S. Bank Stadium stations.

The closures will be in place until after the Super Bowl.

Additionally, streets, sidewalks and bikeways may see intermittent closures near U.S. Bank Stadium and the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Over the past several months, the City of Minneapolis has worked closely with stakeholders, including the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, NFL, their vendors and several other local partners to craft a traffic management plan that will enhance the Super Bowl LII experience while providing the minimum disruption to traffic and parking possible.

Stay up-to-date on the latest information related to Super Bowl LII street closures by signing up for City traffic alerts at minneapolismn.gov/traffic. For more City-related Super Bowl LII information, go to minneapolismn.gov/SuperBowl. For additional travel tips for the 10-day Super Bowl festival, visitmnsuperbowl.com/transportation.

Call for our Art of Hosting participants!

From Christina Kendrick, City of Minneapolis:

Our Community Connections Conference is coming up fast and our new Mayor and City Council want to be a big part of this year’s event.

The closing general session is going to be facilitated dialogues with our elected officials.  The structure will be several “circle conversations” that are structured by 3 questions… much like our Art of Hosting Neighborhood’s 2020 community dialogues.  The dialogues will be for roughly ½ hour and then the elected officials will “report out” their take-aways from their specific circle.

We need

  • Facilitators (to simply ensure the conversation moves along and sticks to the questions)
  • Note Takers (not verbatim – just capture the general themes of the conversations)

Having our neighborhoods and community partners be front and center of these dialogues is a great way to demonstrate our partnership. The time commitment is from 2:45-3:30 (but of course we encourage you to participate in the whole conference!)

Please let me know if you are willing to help us out!  Also, feel free to pass to friends/family/colleagues who you know have skills with facilitation or/and notetaking.  We are hoping to get 15 or more volunteers!

Christina Kendrick, MA  MBA       
Senior Community Specialist
Neighborhood and Community Relations
105 5th Ave S   Ste. 425
Minneapolis MN 55415
612.673.3952
612.704.6835
christina.kendrick@minneapolismn.gov
www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr

Pronouns: she/her

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

 

Engage online or at one of four Minneapolis 2040 events in December

Over the past year, City planners have been doing a lot of listening about the future of Minneapolis. One theme we’ve heard is that everyone must benefit from a growing city.  Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all. We have some ideas on how to achieve that, and would like to hear your thoughts.

We want to hear from you!

New Online Engagement Activities at minneapolis2040.com

  • What can we do? Explore and respond to how we’re turning what we’ve heard from you into a plan for the future.
  • Make a map.  Show us opportunities to expand housing choice, improve access to retail, and expand connectivity.
  • Meeting in a box. Download a tool kit to host your own engagement meetings and report back.
  • Sign up from our email list
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040

Engage in Person at Community Meetings in December

Please attend one of the following interactive engagement events. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by artists and City-staff, as well as free food from local businesses.

Saturday, Dec. 2
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Gym
901 15th Ave. SE
Co-hosted by SE Como, Waite Park, and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods

Tuesday, Dec. 5
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Farview Park Gym
621 29th Ave.N
Co-hosted by Hawthorne neighborhood

Saturday, Dec. 9
10 a.m.-noon
Roosevelt High School gym
4029 28th Ave. S
Co-hosted by Standish Ericsson and Corcoran neighborhoods

Monday, Dec. 11
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Park multi-purpose room
4055 Nicollet Ave.
Co-hosted by Tangletown, Kingfield, Armatage and Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association

About Minneapolis 2040

Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.

Attend one of four Minneapolis 2040 upcoming engagement events in December

Minneapolis 2040 graphic

Over the past year, City planners have been doing a lot of listening about the future of Minneapolis. One theme we’ve heard is that everyone must benefit from a growing city.Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all. We have some ideas on how to achieve that, and would like to hear your thoughts.

We want to hear from you!

Engage in Person at Community Meetings in December

Please attend one of the following interactive engagement events. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by artists and City-staff, as well as free food from local businesses.

Saturday, Dec. 2
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Gym
901 15th Ave. SE
Co-hosted by SE Como, Wait Park, and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods

Tuesday, Dec. 5
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Farview Park Gym
621 29th Ave.N
Co-hosted by Hawthorne neighborhood

Saturday, Dec. 9
10 a.m.-noon
Roosevelt High School gym
4029 28th Ave. S
Co-hosted by Standish Ericsson and Corcoran neighborhoods

Monday, Dec. 11
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Park multi-purpose room
4055 Nicollet Ave.
Co-hosted by Tangletown, Kingfield, Armatage and Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association

Engage Online and with your friends

  • Starting November 20, visit www.minneapolis2040.com and check out our new interactive content and leave feedback.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit to host your own engagement meetings and report back

About Minneapolis 2040

Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.