40th Street Gateway Mural
Painting happening at MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet!

Friday June 1, 6-8 PM

And

Saturday June 2, 1-5 PM

Questions? Contact info@kingfield.org

Painting will be held at Dr. Martin Luther King Park either inside or outside the main building, weather permitting.  Please stop by as you are able and put your mark on the mural!  All ages welcome, tons of help needed!

Development News, the Line Media by Anna Pratt

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

On June 2, Minneapolis’s Kingfield neighborhood is hosting a tour of several new solar projects at local businesses.   The tour includes Quality Coaches, Twin Town Guitars, and Pat’s Tap; tour participants can check out the businesses at their own pace.

TenKsolar, which developed the solar arrays, will be on hand displaying solar models at each stop. There’ll also be other activities at each site, including live music and a solar oven cooking demonstration.  A $10,000 city climate change grant that the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) received last year enabled a couple of the projects, according to Sarah Linnes-Robinson, the executive director of KFNA. Around the same time, Pat’s Tap pursued its solar installation independently, she says. Through the project, she says, “Our goal was to remove barriers for small businesses to install solar.”

Read it all!

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3 locations / 3 Solar arrays / 3 parties!
Take the Tour—in any order—get your passport stamped to qualify for great prizes!  Ground-level solar models and solar installers at each site to answer your questions! Plus music and food!
Stop #1: Quality Coaches, 20 W. 38th Street www.quality-coaches.com
Stop #2:  Twin Town Guitar, 3400 Lyndale Ave www.twintown.com
Stop #3: Pat’s Tap, 3510 Nicollet Ave.  www.patstap.com
…a celebration of solar by Solarize Kingfield, a project of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association
Questions? info@kingfield.org / 612.823.5980 / kingfield.org

5/18/12

We hope you are enjoying your spring and know that many of you are interested in an update on the dog park construction. We are anticipating that the construction documents will be complete by June 1. We will then go out to bid to determine the contractor and secure any necessary permits. We are aiming to begin construction in July with an early fall completion. The exact timing for opening the park will depend on how quickly the contractor can advance the project, and this is typically dependent on weather conditions.  Expect to hear moreas the project moves into construction.

Jennifer Ringold, Minneapolis Park and Rec

KFNA is now accepting 2012-13 Fiscal Year (June 1-May 31) Sponsorships from local businesses and restaurants!  To have your business recognized as a sponsor in the summer newsletter (mailed to 3800 properties), notification of intent to be a sponsor must be received by the end of the day May 21 (deadline extended due to publishing changes!)  Notification can be sent to info@kingfield.org  Read more about sponsorship here!

Good Afternoon, more information on the Nicollet Avenue Reconstruction project. Local access changes coming Thursday May 17th.   On Thursday morning, Thomas and Sons will begin pavement removals on the south end of the block between Lake St and 31st. Local access to Office Max and Shops will be on Nicollet from Lake St. Thomas and Sons has completed removal of the pavement on the north end of the block between Lake St and 31st St and much of the block between 31st St and 32nd St. They will continue with the storm sewer and grading work in this area. Note of a couple of up-coming closures: Thomas and Sons has some removal and manhole work and Center Point will also have gas main work along Lake Street at Nicollet. This will be done concurrently and is expected to start the week of May 21st. It may last for 2 weeks. Additional information on lane closures and detours will be shared as it’s available. The intersection of 31st St and Nicollet Ave will need to be closed for necessary underground work.  This closure will start following the completion of the work on Lake St Day with the complete closure to last no more than 10 working days, other lane closures on 31st St may be needed in addition to the full closure. Information will be shared as it’s available.

Veggie Basics Graduation Class 2012!

In collaboration with Minnesota State Horticultural Society and the University of MN Extension Master Gardener Program in Hennepin County, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Community Gardening Group offered a 5-week class on vegetable gardening. Thirty neighbors from 6 different neighborhoods participated, and almost half of these were self-declared as low-income, a priority for placement in the class. The classes were comprised of lectures and hands-on demonstrations and participants received a certificate (and a tomato plant!) upon completion of the class if they attended 4 of the 5 classes.

 

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