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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.

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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.

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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

Free Tax Help from Prepare + Propser

Get your taxes done right and claim your maximum refund! There are IRS-certified volunteers ready to help you file your taxes at over 200 free tax sites across Minnesota. The Claim it! campaign can help you locate a free tax site and see if you’re eligible to claim tax credits: www.youclaimit.org.

Combining the power of caring volunteers, training, and expert advice, Prepare + Prosper (P+P) makes financial wellness easier.  P+P is a local nonprofit organization that provides free tax preparation and financial services, coaching, and products to individuals and families. IRS-certified volunteers will get you the maximum refund this tax season (January 26 – April 15). They are based in St. Paul year-round and operate nine free tax sites. Seewww.prepareandprosper.org for list of locations, eligibility requirements, and what to bring.

Mpls transportation plan 2040

The City is updating its Transportation Action Plan

The City of Minneapolis is updating its Transportation Action Plan, which will replace Access Minneapolis in full (developed 2007-2011). When complete, the Transportation Action Plan will guide transportation actions for the City and its partners over the next 10 years to realize the vision and policies in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Goals for the Transportation Action Plan include climatesafetyequityprosperitymobility, and active partnerships. The plan will explore in depth a broad range of topics to support the goals, including:

  • Advanced mobility: Technology is changing the way we travel. The advanced mobility topic will explore how we can integrate technology and new options to reach our transportation goals. Scooters, shared bicycles, and electric vehicles are examples of new mobility options.
  • Pedestrian: The plan will identify actions to make it easier, safer, and more comfortable for people to get around.
  • Bicycle: With an emphasis on establishing a low stress bikeway network for all ages and abilities, we will develop strategies to make biking a choice for more people, as well as improving safety and comfort for those who ride.
  • Transit: A quarter-million transit trips begin, end or travel through Minneapolis each weekday. Transit is a critical part of the city’s transportation network. The transit topic will outline strategies and actions to support a reliable, convenient and comfortable public transit network as part of a broad effort to reach our transportation and climate change goals.
  • Freight: The freight topic will focus on how packages are delivered to people and businesses every day in our city. We will develop strategies and actions to improve the sustainable and efficient movement of freight to, from and through Minneapolis.
  • Street Operations: Our streets need to function efficiently for everyone who travels. The street operations topic will further define how the City’s Complete Streets Policy, commitment to Vision Zero, and climate action goals come together into daily operations and system planning. It will provide a framework for evaluating competing demands within limited street space; achieving this balance will take a comprehensive, people first approach.
  • Street Design: The new street design guide will emphasize the many ways our streets serve people. Streets are important public spaces where we live, travel, shop, wait for the bus, or just hang out every day. We aim to design, build, and maintain streets that are safe, functional, and support the movement of people and goods throughout the city.

Provide your input and feedback on our interactive website 
Check out the new Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan website to learn more and provide feedback.

 
Use #gompls to talk transportation  and follow the City of Minneapolis on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

When It Snows, Shovel Your Sidewalk

Sidewalks are a critical part of Minneapolis’ transportation system and they should be open for everyone. With the snow season upon us, here’s a refresher on the City’s rules. Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners of houses and duplexes to clear sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall and all other property owners must clear their sidewalks within four daytime hours.

Clearing snow and ice from sidewalks helps people of all ages and abilities safely walk or roll to where they need to go. This is a primary mode of transportation for many people in the city so it’s important to be a good neighbor and help them out.

In addition to relying on complaints reported to 311, this season City inspectors will also be out in neighborhoods actively looking for sidewalks that aren’t shoveled. Failure to shovel and maintain your sidewalk could result in a warning letter and, if left uncleared, a bill for the City to remove snow from your sidewalk. An average bill is approximately $150.

People should call 311 to learn more about resources available to people who may need help clearing their sidewalks. Several nonprofit organizations are ready to provide for-hire services or provide help when the snow falls.

Snow shoveling videos

Informative videos in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong are available online to help explain what property owners need to do when it snows. Find more information at www.minneapolismn.gov/snow/shovel.

Affordable Housing Property Tax Reductions Expanded

The City Council has approved expanding an innovative strategy to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing in Minneapolis by helping property owners obtain property tax reductions for agreeing to keep a portion of rental units affordable. Property owners of all buildings or tax parcels with two or more units are eligible to participate.

The expanded Minneapolis 4d Affordable Housing Incentive Program follows on the heels of a successful 4d pilot program that launched in May. As part of the pilot, property owners committed to preserving 207 units of affordable housing through 10-year affordability commitments. The expanded 4d program has the potential to preserve 700 or more additional units of naturally occurring affordable housing in 2019.

Participants in the Minneapolis 4d Affordable Housing Incentive Program agree to keep a minimum of 20 percent of units per building affordable to households making 60 percent of the area median income for 10 years. The qualifying units are eligible for a 40 percent reduction in property taxes.

In addition to reduced property taxes, program participants benefit from payment of the first year State of Minnesota application fee for certification of the 4d property tax classification; a $100 grant per affordable unit (capped at $1,000 per property); free or low-cost energy assessments; and City cost sharing for solar energy installations and energy efficiency improvements.

Owners of market-rate multifamily properties with two or more units are eligible to apply. At least 20 percent of the property’s rental units must be affordable to households making 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). For more eligibility requirements, visit the program website www.minneapolismn.gov/4d.

Applications can be made onlineThe application deadline is Feb. 12, 2019. Contact Dean Porter-Nelson atdean.porter-nelson@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-5237 for additional information.

Neighborhoods 2020 Update

There are two upcoming opportunities to weigh in on the Neighborhoods 2020 Work Group recommendations.

During the first week of December there will be five community meetings. These meetings are open to anyone interested. Work Group members are invited to listen to questions, comments, and concerns from residents. Attend one or all. Please spread the word.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Waite House
2323 11th Ave S, MPLS MN 55404

Monday, December 3, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Opportunity Center
CROC Room
740 E 17TH ST MPLS 55404

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 PM
North Market
4414 Humboldt Ave N MPLS 55412

Thursday, December 6, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Little Earth Residents Association – LERA Conference Room
2495 18th Ave South MPLS MN 55404

Friday, December 7, 2018
11:30 – 1:30 PM
Harrison Education Center
Multipurpose Room
501 Irving Ave N MPLS 55405

Individual Work Groups will reconvene one last time to finalize their recommendations the week of December 12th.

The next opportunity to weigh in will be during the 45-day public comment period once the final recommendations are released. The final recommendations will be released in January 2019.

Spread the word
Help us spread the word about the upcoming community meetings by downloading and sharing the flier.

Neighborhoods 2020 Community Meetings Flier (pdf)

Questions?
If you wish to discuss Neighborhoods 2020 please feel free to email Steve Gallagher at steven.gallagher@minneapolismn.gov or 612.673.2905.