Logan Park Priorities Plan

Logan Park Neighborhood Association Priorities Plan  

  • Draft approved by the LPNA priorities committee 02/05/2019
  • Draft passed by the LPNA board 02/06/2019
  • Minor updates 02/14/2019
  • Updated 3/1 to move sidewalks to Infrastructure and moved  re-seeding blvds to Environment in response to review by Bob Cooper at NCR
  • Approved by the LPNA community March 20, 2019

 

INFRASTRUCTURE/ARTS   $80,000

The #1 priority from our neighborhood survey was Infrastructure. Specifically, we identified the need for pedestrian, street and park safety. We would like to see traffic calming, crosswalk safety and increased lighting in a few specific areas. Being at the heart of the Arts District, we propose to combine these needed infrastructure projects with an artistic touch to create and celebrate a unique sense of community. Projects and programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the city and railroad to install artistic a lighting/mural art project under train bridges to improve the pedestrian experience
  • Partner with our vibrant arts community to install murals and other artistic components that can help calm traffic and support place making goals.
  • Partner with the park board and arts community create an artistic lighting project in the park
  • Use a community event to install artful crosswalks and community pavement painting to improve pedestrian street safety
  • Leverage our Logan Legacy Taskforce to ensure the Quincy Street reconstruction includes our goals of safety, place making, and usability
  • Work with the city and the Broadway Street Taskforce to improve safety on Broadway
  • Work with city and residents to expand historic-style street lighting within the neighborhood to increase street and pedestrian safety.
  • Work with the city of Minneapolis to replace crumbling sidewalks

PARK RELATED PROJECTS $55,000

Logan Park is the hub of our neighborhood, used by all residents. Our goal is to ensure the success of our park and improve its usability. Projects and programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Partner with local youth organizations to build a timber framed pavilion
  • Add additional shade structures to the new wading pool
  • Add an artistic and educational element to the park to mark the 45th parallel
  • Partner with MPRB staff to identify and fund park equipment and programs
  • Stay actively involved with the park redesign and the use of dedicated park funds

 

ENVIRONMENT             $15,000

Environmental issues were the second priority from our survey.  LPNA is dedicated to doing our part to protect our environment. Projects and programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase pollinators by partnering with local groups to create a rooftop apiary
  • Reduce water pollution with a rain garden program and explore a boulevard reseeding program
  • Reduce energy consumption with our Home Energy Audit program
  • Investigate energy efficient options for lighting improvements
  • Install air quality monitors at various points around the neighborhood

HOUSING    $10,000 + Existing CEE funds    

Housing was the third priority from our survey. We have a home improvement revolving loan and grant program through CEE started with NRP funds. We will be reviewing the current activity and program status and consider moving funding from the Program Income to current proposals. Projects and programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Improve neighborhood appearance with a grant program for front of home improvements
  • Review alternatives to our home loan and grant programs to find programs with best impact
  • Connect with home improvement and renters’ programs offered by the city and nonprofit organizations

PARTNERSHIPS, OUTREACH, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT     $35,000

Community members proposed several community building and community service projects that would provide opportunities for neighbors to gather together, learn skills, increase knowledge, and for LPNA to develop partnerships with local neighborhood resources and organizations. Projects and programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a community event for the Logan Park Neighborhood in order to engage and connect with the community.
  • Develop senior programs to help with lawn raking, shoveling and support for aging in place
  • Host a series of livability classes to improve quality of life
  • Partner with the NE Tool Library to host home improvement classes
  • Improve our neighborhood engagement with staff community outreach
  • Promote LPNA by welcoming new neighbors
  • Contracting a project manager / administrator to help facilitate successful projects in all categories