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!
We interview Logan Park neighbors to find out how they are responding to the #StayHomeMN order, how they are connecting, and how they are finding ways to help the community.
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).
- 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:
- Coronavirus disease 19 information in Spanish.
- Coronavirus disease 19 information in Somali.
- Coronavirus disease 19 information in Hmong.
- This page offers information and materials in nine languages – including how to access health insurance and low-cost clinics – and has a coronavirus public service announcement video in American Sign Language.
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.
Clark Bremer discusses the details of the Performance Pavilion planned for Logan Park in the Summer of 2020, including our partnership with local youth group, Spark-Y.
Nora Poole tells us about services offered at Neighborhood Health Service, located just blocks from Logan Park Neighborhood.
Elim and Strongtower Churches have pursued temporary funding to take in women and men who are without a place to sleep at night for the next 3 months.
Learn more and find out how you can help at the February 19th LPNA General Meeting @ Logan Park Recreation Center.
Tony Lipa, Northeast Realty, shares his perspective on the Northeast real estate market.
2019 Monroe Street Safety Results
- Conducted summer of 2019
- Surveys were submitted either via paper or google doc
- Surveys were available in English, Spanish, and Somali
- 186 responses
What are your concerns about Monroe St. NE?
- Speeding 51.9%
- Danger to pedestrians crossing Monroe 48.7%
- Danger to bicyclists 44.9%
- Deteriorating Sidewalks 44.4%
- Traffic flow/amount 29.9%
- Lack of curb/sunken curb 26.2%
- Street lighting 23%
- Danger to pedestrians walking along Monroe 21.9%
- Parking 20.9%
- All of the above 10.2%
- None of the above 2.7%
- Drivers going through stop signs without stopping or only slowing down without a full stop
- Rolling stops at stop signs- especially Monroe and 13th
- People running stop signs on 13th and 15th
- Hard to see stop signs (parking to close stop signs)
- Sidewalk is very narrow and should be wider
- Lack of buffer between sidewalks and cars
- 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.
- Snow shoveling issues in winter. Very narrow this year and buses had trouble turning onto street off of Broadway
- allowing parking on the west side of the street. it should be removed
- enforcing shoveling in winter
- Turning Left onto Broadway going Southbound sometimes takes several green lights during busy time
- Railroad bridge lighting
- Danger from bike and scooter drivers
- 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|
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
We learn why the US Census matters and how to get involved.
We sat down with Council Member Kevin Reich to discuss density and affordable housing.
Wednesday November 20th, 2019 @ 7pm
-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.
This installment of the LPNA podcast includes an interview with Pastor Becky from Elim Church and how to help those experiencing homelessness in NE Minneapolis.
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!
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
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 email@example.com
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.
Our second Logan Park Neighborhood Podcast features Tammy Mclemore of Biking Northeast. Tammy explains some critical aspects of bike safety and discusses her advocacy work for fellow bicyclists.