Safe & Secure Program

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Logan Park Neighborhood Association Safe and Secure Program

Applications open February 15, 2024

*Click here to Apply Online!*

The Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) will make available $25,000 of program income funds to reimburse Logan Park Neighborhood residents for a Security Rebate Program- “Logan Park Safe & Secure”. The funds will be distributed by LPNA in the form of rebates to reimburse property owners /dwellers for up to 50% of their out-of-pocket cost of such improvements. The maximum rebate will be $350. 

Of the $25,000 program funds, $7,000 will be dedicated for renters.  Renters can use more than the $7,000 of dedicated funds but are entitled to at least $7,000 of program funds. Program will be open until January 1, 2025, or until funds are exhausted.   If program funds remain as of January 1, 2025, the LPNA board will have the option to extend the program or reallocate the funds.

The program is open to residents and residential property owners.  Grantees are encouraged to share video with other neighbors and MPD upon request.  LPNA asks that Grantees promote the program with a window cling that will be mailed with the reimbursement.

Eligible improvements include: Exterior dusk-to-dawn motion lights, front or backyard  ·  Security cameras  · Video doorbells  ·  Installation and any necessary wiring/electrical work done by a non-applicant professional.  Only new projects will be considered.

Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to: Ongoing maintenance · Monitoring and operational costs  ·  Installation labor performed by the applicant homeowner, tenant or property owner  · Tools or rental charges for installation  · Batteries, light bulbs, fire extinguishers and other consumables  · Maintenance and/or replacement costs for an already installed system.

If a resident is unsure on where to start, we recommend starting with a free Home Security Audit from the 2nd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist. For more information about the security audit, please contact [email protected], 612-673-2874.

To apply for the grant, please submit an application to the  Logan Park Neighborhood Association at  [email protected].  If your project is approved, you can proceed with purchase and installation of your security devices. When your project is completed, and you’ve submitted proper receipts and documentation of completion, you will be reimbursed by the LPNA, contingent on adherence to the Participation Agreement.

Click here to Apply Online! *

You can also print an application Printed applications can be mailed to LPNA, 807 Broadway Street NE #70, Mpls MN 55413.

Application Timeline Requirements

  1. Submit application to LPNA for proposed security project.
  2. Within 2 weeks of application, LPNA will contact you to approve or deny your project, or to request additional information.
  3. You will have 90 days to complete your security improvement project from the date of approval by the LPNA.
  4. Once your home security improvement project has been completed, you will be required to submit the required proof of purchase as defined in the Participation Agreement below.
  5. Grant funds will be disbursed to Grantee within 30 days of receipt of all required completion documents.
Participation Agreement

Definitions

“LPNA” is the Logan Park Neighborhood Association. The “Applicant” is the Logan Park Neighborhood resident who is applying for the grant. If the Applicant’s application is approved, they become a “Grantee.” The “Property” refers to the house or apartment where the Applicant intends to install the security device(s). “Security Grant” refers to the monies that is paid out to a Grantee.

Agreement

The Applicant will receive a LPNA Safe and Secure Program Grant as specified above pending the Applicant’s compliance with the LPNA Guidelines, successful submission of the Grant application and submission of all required completion documents. Final determination rests with the LPNA Board of Directors.

  1. The Applicant certifies that they are the owner of the record of the Property where the funds will be used for security improvements; or where not the owner of the Property (i.e., the applicant is a tenant), the Grantee has obtained and attached the Property Owner’s written authorization to cause the security feature(s) to be installed.
  2. Each LPNA household is eligible to receive one (1) Security Grant per year.
  3. If applicable, any contractor(s) who perform work at the Property must meet City of Minneapolis licensing, building permit and building code requirements.
  4. If Grantee is performing any work, Grantee understands that upon completion all work must meet City of Minneapolis building permit and building/housing code requirements if applicable. Grantees will not be reimbursed for any “sweat equity,” i.e. any labor completed by the Grantee.
  5. Upon completion of the work, the Grantee must submit the following items to the LPNA:
    1. A final invoice showing the total cost for the security improvements; for those improvements being completed by the Grantee, detailed receipts from the materials supplier.
    2. A photo of the completed project.
    3. For work requiring a City permit, proof of final inspection by the City of Minneapolis Inspections Department. This can be a signed letter by the inspector or an email from the inspector to LPNA, [email protected]
    4. If applicable, proof of payment of the Grant funds to the contractor.

6. The Grantee agrees to release and hold harmless the City of Minneapolis, the Neighborhood Revitalization Program Policy Board, and the Logan Park Neighborhood Association, together with their officers and employees from and against any and all claims, demands, injuries, damages, cost, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or relating to the use or financing of the property.

Lights of Logan 2023

Lights of Logan Celebration at the Park!
Saturday December 9, 2023 2pm-4pm at Logan Park Recreation Center

Join us at the Logan Park Recreation Center for a live performance by the Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca, followed by hot chocolate, treats, kid activities, a free giveaway, and door prizes!  

Get a sneak peak of the Ballet Folklorico here:  https://www.bfmexicoazteca.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/939458024519724

Lights of Logan Lighting Contest
Join your neighbors in lighting up the neighborhood on Saturday December 9! If you would like to be considered for judging, have your lights on by 5:00 pm. 

This year we will be dividing the neighborhood into 4 sections and selecting a winner from each section! Winners will be announced in the January 2024 issue of the Logan Ledger.

Best luck to all!

LPNA Votes No to Proposed Merger


The Logan Park Neighborhood Association conducted a community vote on the proposed merger with Northeast Neighborhood Association and Beltrami Neighborhood Association.  Votes were collected via an online platform and an in-person vote.  The in-person vote was conducted Wed, October 25, 2023.

There were 45 Logan Park voters, 15 voted to approve the merger, 30 voted to reject the merger. This means the Logan Park Neighborhood Association will not merge with Beltrami and Northeast Park.  

Beltrami voted 17-0 in favor of the merger, Northeast Park voted 21-3 in favor of the merger. Beltrami and Northeast Park Neighborhood will become a merged neighborhood association.

We know it was not an easy decision for our neighborhood.  Thank you to everyone for your involvement and patience with this process.   Special thanks to the steering committee and to the Logan Park Board of Directors for all your work.

LPNA Proposed Merger Updates

Logan Park Proposed Merger Q & A Session
Wednesday October 18, 2023 7pm @ Logan Park Recreation Center (690 13th Ave NE)

Virtual option: Zoom link,   Meeting ID: 812 4186 6359   Passcode: 357839  Dial in +1 312 626 6799 US

Logan Park Proposed Merger Vote
Wednesday October 25, 6:30pm @ NE Park Recreation Center (1530 Johnson Street NE)

LPNA is hosting a Q & A Session on the proposed merger between Logan Park, Beltrami, and Northeast Park.   The  Q&A is a forum for neighbors to ask questions about the proposed  merger before the vote. 

The 3 neighborhoods will vote on the proposed merger on October 25. 

Registration is open for early voting; to register, email [email protected] with your name and address. Early voting ballots will be cast October 19 – October 24. 

LPNA hosted a merger informational session in March 2022.  Since that meeting, the St. Anthony East Neighborhood voted to withdraw from the merger.

More information can be found here tinyurl.com/3cornerscollab.
Most documents include information on St. Anthony East Neighborhood but they are no longer participating. 

LPNA Bylaws Update

The LPNA community voted on September 20, 2023 to reject the proposed bylaws change and to keep the current bylaws language, requiring 10 monthly community meetings per year.

Community approved language:
Monthly Member Meetings. Monthly meetings of the members will be held on the third week of each month except December and August.

Proposed Language:
 Periodic Member Meetings. Meetings of the members will be held at least 4 times per year.  

The full bylaws are available for review online at https://loganparkneighborhood.org/news-updates/logan-park-bylaws/.

Public Hearing Notice

Notice of Public Hearing, The Briar, 1231 Washington St NE
Purpose: To gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding the application from The Briar for an On-Sale Wine, General Entertainment license. If approved, they intend to offer breakfast and lunch and specialty coffees and drinks with additional beers and specialty cocktails. The applicant will also do special events and host private parties. Seating indoors area will have 40 seats and the patio will have 30 seats, music will be played inside where the speakers are located.


Place: Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Date: September 26, 2023
Time: 1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter
Applicant’s Name (Legal Entity): Portland Lake House LLC
Complete Address: 1231 Washington St NE ,Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone Number: (612)423-0627
Current License(s): Food and Restaurant
Requested License(s): On-Sale Liquor, General Entertainment
Zoning District: UN2
Neighborhood and Ward: Logan Park, Ward 1


Hours of Operation: Interior: Mon.-Fri.8:00 am-10pm, Sat. 8:00 am- 11:00 pm and Sun. 8:00 am-8:00 pm; Exterior: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-9:00 pm, Sat. 8:00 am- 11:00 pm and Sun. 8:00 am-8:00 pm


Nature of Entertainment: General Entertainment: All forms of legal entertainment and patron dancing. The applicant intends to have music playing through their sound system inside the premises. This application is subject to final approval of all ordinance requirements which may include zoning, health, criminal background, and financial reviews.

You are invited to express your opinions and/or submit such in writing by contacting Inspector Akbar R. Muhammad at 612-673-5864, [email protected], or 505 Fourth Ave S, Room 220, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Request accessible format: If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.  People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 or 612-673-3000.   

LPNA Board Votes for Bylaw Change – Community Vote September 20, 2023

The Logan Park Neighborhood Association board voted to change the bylaws at the August 16th, 2023 board meeting.  The community vote will take place at the LPNA general meeting on September 20, 2023.

The board intends to continue the tradition of 10 general meetings a year. This bylaw change will allow for more flexibility and prevent the organization from committing a bylaw violation if a general meeting is cancelled.

Going forward, the general meetings will begin at 6:30pm and allow for 30 minutes of public comments.  If no speaker or topic is on the agenda, the board will use the general meeting time for committee work.

Current Language:
Monthly Member Meetings. Monthly meetings of the members will be held on the third week of each month except December and August.

Proposed Language:
Periodic Member Meetings. Meetings of the members will be held at least 4 times per year.

The full bylaws are available for review online at loganparkneighborhood.org/news-updates/logan-park-bylaws.

Logan Park Neighborhood Association General MeetingWednesday September 20, 2023  6:30pm Public Comment,  7pm Committee Work

Location: Logan Park Recreation Center, 690 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55413 Agenda: LPNA Bylaws Change – Neighborhood Vote

Notice of Public Hearings

Notice of Public Hearings – Highlight Center & Northrup King Building

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING – Highlight Center & Tower
Hillcrest Development, LLLP has submitted the following land use applications to allow the construction of a new three-story parking ramp containing 395 vehicle parking stalls and construction of an approximately 1,500 square-foot addition and renovations to an existing five-story industrial building at 1201, 1208, 1212, 1228, and 1318 Jackson Street Northeast and 807 Broadway Street Northeast:  

  • Conditional use permit to establish a planned unit development consisting of the following uses:
  1. A new three-story parking ramp containing 395 vehicle parking stalls
  2. Approximately 172,000 square feet of office space
  3. An approximately 39,000 square-foot museum
  4. An approximately 9,000 square-foot brewery or distillery
  5. Approximately 7,000 square feet of food and beverage uses
  6. An approximately 4,000 square-foot entertainment venue
  7. Approximately 2,000 square feet of retail space
  • Site plan review
  • Preliminary plat


The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit www.lims.minneapolismn.gov/IndependentBodies/IndependentBodiesMeetings/CPC for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).
 
In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing. If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below.  If you would like to submit comments, you may make them verbally at the meeting or submit them in writing to:

Andrew Frenz, Principal City Planner – 505 S 4th Ave #320, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone (612) 673-3790 Fax (612) 673-2526
E-mail: [email protected]
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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING –  Artspace Northrup King
BKV, on behalf of Artspace Northrup King, LLC, submitted the following applications to allow for an amendment to a planned unit development that would add the following uses to existing buildings: 32,000 square feet of office space, 35,000 square feet of light manufacturing/warehouse space, and enclosed parking at 1500 Jackson St NE:

  • Conditional use permit to allow for an amendment to a planned unit development.
  • Site plan review.

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit
www.lims.minneapolismn.gov/IndependentBodies/IndependentBodiesMeetings/CPC for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).
 
In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing.  If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below.  If you would like to submit comments, you may make them verbally at the meeting or submit them in writing to:

Aaron Hanauer, Senior City Planner – 505 S 4th Ave #320, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone (612) 673-2494 Fax (612) 673-2526
E-mail: [email protected]

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-2216. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-263-6850. Para asistencia, llame al 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

MN Tool Library – Discounted Classes!

MN Tool Library - Discounted Classes!
Logan Park residents get %50 of w/promo code "LoganPark"

MN Tool Library – Discounted Classes!
Logan Park residents get %50 off w/promo code “LoganPark”

DIY Do’s & Dont’s     August 10th   7-8:30PM
Have a DIY project on your docket? Become familiar with the safe handling an operation of an assortment of the most common tools used for DIY, as well as tips for proper project safety and material disposal. Special focus will be placed on the usage of various saws, power tools, and items used in demolition.

This session is a mix of lecture, demonstration and Q/A. Build your basic tool knowledge and protect your property and person from potential DIY disasters. This is a beginners level class – No prior experience needed!

Guest Rate: $30, Member Rate $15   LPNA Discount 50%
https://www.simpletix.com/e/diy-dos-donts-tickets-138965

Rain Barrel Workshop    August 18th   6-9PM
It’s been a dry summer – but you can still help conserve H2O, save on your utility bills, and keep your lawn, garden, and trees hydrated with the help of a rain barrel.
Join us for a hands-on workshop where you’ll assemble your very own rain barrel and  learn about care and installation.
*This family friendly class welcomes participation by the household. Partners and youth (8+) are welcome to accompany the ticket holder and help in the creation of the rain barrel.

Guest Rate: $60, Member Rate $50   LPNA Discount 50%
https://www.simpletix.com/e/rain-barrel-workshop-tickets-138988

LPNA Considers Bylaw Change

The Logan Park Neighborhood Association will review and vote on a bylaw change at the August board meeting. 

Current Language:
Monthly Member Meetings. Monthly meetings of the members will be held on the third week of each month except December and August.

Proposed Language:
Periodic Member Meetings. Meetings of the members will be held at least 4 times per year.

Upon passage by the LPNA board, an additional vote will occur at a fall general meeting.   Watch for additional details in our September Logan Ledger, or sign up for our email list.

Bike Rodeo! Sat. June 24 1pm-3pm at Logan Park

LPNA and Pedal Power present: Bike Rodeo!

Hop on your bike and join us on Saturday June 24 at Logan Park from 1pm-3pm to celebrate bike riding!

-Bicycle obstacle course- designed with kids and new riders in mind
-Face Painting
-Kids Activities
-Free snacks
-Raffle to win a bike or helmet! (2 bikes and 10 helmets!)
-Learn how to ride a bike
-Free bike and helmet safety checks

Volunteers needed, email [email protected] if interested!

Sponsored by Logan Park Neighborhood Association, Pedal Power, and Quality Bicycle Products.

https://www.facebook.com/events/265765515953565

12×12 Project Recap

Mixed Blood Theater 12×12 Project, in partnership with LPNA

Composer Reinaldo Moya was paired with the Northeast Community to create music inspired by the Northeast neighborhoods.  Reinaldo unveiled these newly created pieces during Art-A-Whirl at the Logan Park Pavilion, Saturday May 20, 3pm.   More information about the composer can be found at www.reinaldomoya.com. For more information about the Mixed Blood Theater 12×12 Project visit mixedblood.com/12-x-12/#northeast.

Thank you to all our volunteers and participants!

LPNA and Mixed Blood Theater Bring Music Performance to Logan Park

Join us at the intersection of art and community as Mixed Blood partners with 12 artists—from ice skaters and poets to chefs and theater makers—working in and with 12 Twin Cities neighborhoods to create short performances that reflect each community. Partnering with individuals and organizations, the artistic reflections will highlight the stories and diversity of our communities. Each piece is performed twice: once in the community where it is created and again at Mixed Blood, when all twelve communities will come together in a performance festival.

Composer Reinaldo Moya was paired with the Northeast Community to create music inspired by the Northeast neighborhoods.  Reinaldo will unveil these newly created pieces during Art-A-Whirl at the Logan Park Pavilion, Saturday May 20, 3pm.   More information about the composer can be found at www.reinaldomoya.com.

For more information about the Mixed Blood Theater 12×12 Project visit mixedblood.com/12-x-12/#northeast.

Performance Date:  May 20, 2023  3pm at the Logan Park Pavilion

Community Partners: Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Billy Menz, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Bottineau Neighborhood Association, Logan Park Neighborhood Association, Northeast Recreation Center, Edison High School

Event flyer.  Reinaldo Moya, Saturday May 20, 2023, 3pm at Logan Park.

LPNA Earth Day Clean Up, April 22, 2023 9am

Logan Park Neighborhood Association, St Anthony West Neighborhood Organization and Sheridan Neighborhood Organization present:

Earth Day Cleanup with The Briar and Dangerous Man!
Join us on Saturday April 22 @ 9 am for a cleanup event!

Meet at The Briar to get your free coffee, pastry, map, gloves, bags, and grabber and get to it! Return to The Briar at noon to get your beer token and return your supplies, then head down to Dangerous Man to enjoy your well earned beer!

It is that simple, all we need is you, so be sure to sign up!
https://signupschedule.com/sheridanneighborhoodvolunteers

Logan Park Neighborhood Association, St Anthony West Neighborhood Organization and Sheridan Neighborhood Organization present:

Earth Day Cleanup with The Briar and Dangerous Man!
Join us on Saturday April 22 @ 9 am for a cleanup event!

Meet at The Briar to get your free coffee, pastry, map, gloves, bags, and grabber and get to it! Return to The Briar at noon to get your beer token and return your supplies, then head down to Dangerous Man to enjoy your well earned beer!

It is that simple, all we need is you, so be sure to sign up!
https://signupschedule.com/sheridanneighborhoodvolunteers

The Bench, The Birch, and The Owl: LPNA Community Engagement Meeting 4/19

The Bench, The Birch, and The Owl: LPNA Community Engagement Meeting 4/19
Come check out the “Gathering Space” functional art project for the park on April 19th. Over 5 years ago, the neighborhood planning process identified an “artistic light project” for the park. After many conversations with MPRB staff and hours of research, we have submitted a proposal – designed  by local sculpture artist, Kyle Fokken (kylefokken.com).  Kyle has designed many outdoor projects and is very excited to create one for his own neighborhood. Below is a model of the project showing the bench and trees. The bench will have multi-levels to accommodate different ages, abilities and uses. At night, the bench will be lit from underneath with colored LED lights. The trees will also have “eyes’ – and an owl!


Please stop in to see the model at the LPNA meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm, meet the artist, and offer your thoughts on the project.


The concept for this project is to create an alcove for conversations and community – with an element of fun and whimsy. Something much needed these days!


The top of the bench will have cut outs of various animal textures. We’re looking for input on the textures and other aspects of the project. Please email LPNA questions and feedback if you are unable to attend Wednesday, April 19, 7pm.

NE Merger Workgroup Kick-Off April 5, 6:30pm

NE Neighborhood Merger Update
All four neighborhoods (Beltrami, NE Park, Logan Park, and St. Anthony East) all voted to pursue the merger. 

We now need to determine the next steps and how the new organization will function.  The steering committee has created four work groups: Programming/Mission, Governance, Financial, and Legal/City Requirements. 

The workgroups will kick of the first meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm at Northeast Recreation Center.  Join us to learn more about the workgroups and find out which one best fits your interests.

The merger feedback results are now available online at
www.tinyurl.com/4cornerscollab.

Share your stories at the March 15, 2023 LPNA Meeting!

LPNA General Meeting March 15, 2023 7pm 
In person at Logan Park Recreation Center, 690 13th St NE

Agenda: Reinaldo Moya,  Composer
Reinaldo is composing a piece inspired by Logan Park as part of Mixed Blood Theatre’s 12x12 project
Join us to provide inspiration and share your Logan Park stories!

THE 12x12 PROJECT
Mixed Blood will curate and support 12 artists (e.g. playwrights,  muralists, musicians, poets, 
photographers, chefs, etc.) working in/with 12 neighborhoods in the Twin Cities Metro to create new works in/with each community, reflecting community concerns, interests, and stories. With support and partnership from organizations and groups in each location (e.g. neighborhood associations, places of worship, schools, nonprofits, etc.), each artist will directly collaborate with residents to create original artistic response.

LPNA General Meeting March 15, 2023 7pm

In person at Logan Park Recreation Center, 690 13th St NE

Agenda: Reinaldo Moya,  Composer

Reinaldo is composing a piece inspired by Logan Park as part of Mixed Blood Theatre’s 12×12 project

Join us to provide inspiration and share your Logan Park stories!

THE 12×12 PROJECT Mixed Blood will curate and support 12 artists (e.g. playwrights,  muralists, musicians, poets, photographers, chefs, etc.) working in/with 12 neighborhoods in the Twin Cities Metro to create new works in/with each community, reflecting community concerns, interests, and stories. With support and partnership from organizations and groups in each location (e.g. neighborhood associations, places of worship, schools, nonprofits, etc.), each artist will directly collaborate with residents to create original artistic response.

LPNA General Meeting February 15, 2023

LPNA General Meeting February 15, 2023 7pm Virtual Meeting
Email [email protected] for the link

Agenda:
Presentation from CTUL – CTUL is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities

Center for Energy and Environment “Electrify Everything” Program

Electrify Everything is a city program built by a group of teams who have come together to share ideas and promote electrification within the Twin Cities area and beyond. Science has shown the importance of replacing gas systems with electric ones for our climate, for our health, and for our wallets. Electrify Everything helps connect residents to knowledge and resources that help them understand home electrification and why it is important.  The program will provide step by step guidance so households can develop a plan to electrify their homes on a realistic timeline for their circumstances.  

The program will provide information about technical and financial resources along the electrification journey. This is the community’s push to move away from fossil fuels. Everyone should enjoy healthy, affordable and efficient homes. Moving from home appliances that burn fossil fuels like gas on site to highly efficient electric options makes it easier to breathe thanks to cleaner home air, keeps utility bills predictable and can even lower them, and gives everyone a chance to take part in the next generation of caring for our planet.  https://www.mncee.org/

Email [email protected] with questions.