Tom Parent, Marie Wolf, Arthur Knowles, Rosie Dolata
Review of awning for Sugar Sugar, 3803 Grand: applying for NEHBA funding
• Worked in retail business for 20 years, various locations. Sugar Sugar will sell all types of packaged and bulk candy. Renting. Operating in first week of October.
• Comments: canvas, replace. The lettering needs to be okayed by the city as within the signage size. Send you contact info for the church and schools!!!!!!!!
• KFNA should link to the NEBHA grant program!!!!
• Rosie moves that the application be approved for submission to NEBHA. Marie seconds. Approved.
Tom Parent reaffirms this is his last meeting as co-chair. Alex Baumann will be taking over.
Update on Aliveness, 3804 Nicollet:
Signage on building, at Celebrate38! event. First introduction to the neighborhood; comments were either positive or inquisitive. Aliveness will come to October board meeting to introduce themselves. Newsletter article will follow in December.
Update on Nicollet Square, 3700 Nicollet:
Going through City plat approval in late September and County plat approval in October. Best case groundbreaking: October. Worst case: Spring.
3916 Blaisdell: next steps towards purchase
Parent and Linnes-Robinson met with CPED reps to discuss purchase of the lot. CPED is having a survey done, standard procedure, and we are setting up a meeting with zoning to talk about the property and define if it is “buildable” or “developable”. The final sale price must be fair market value according to the City, as federal money was involved in it. An estimate was thrown on the table that was higher than the purchase price of $5000 plus costs (app. $7500). We will continue to discuss this with them.
The Lander building: update and brainstorm: a joint cocktail party in the new space
Neighborhood will invite and market space/Michael will host a local restaurateur/chef cocktail networking party
Samantha and Molly from kings
Mary and Dan Hunter
The Energy Efficiency CEE workshops have about 350 people enrolled.
Nicollet Avenue repaving: intending to kick off planning process in January or February with a joint community meeting with Lyndale.
Alley Murals—reviewed project photos to date
Utility boxes—reviewed project photos to date
Minutes provided by Linnes-Robinson, 9/23/09