We expect that the work group will begin convening in July and meet twice a month for up to two hours throughout 2022. The substantial work is expected to be inside the regularly scheduled meetings, planned to be held in person.
Grand Avenue has new street lights. Some neighbors have expressed concerns that they are too bright and the direction of the glare is not cast downward enough to avoid coming through their windows. The City of Minneapolis is looking into the concerns and is interested in how many people see the lighting as a problem, and where the specific problem spots are located. Please complete the short 1 minute survey here.
Here in the US, thousands and thousands of Afghan refugees have been flown into military bases across the country awaiting resettlement. They are tired, grieving, traumatized. As states struggle to resettle these refugees many are ill prepared after years of almost no refugee resettlement. The agencies that usually did this work have been gutted by the financial cuts and are overwhelmed at their diminished capacities. In response, the federal government launched two new initiatives in an effort to have all Afghan refugees off of military bases by February of 2022. These initiatives include utilizing local non-profits through state coordination to help resettle and a community Sponsor Circles initiative. [Read more…]
This meeting was cohosted by the Lyndale and Kingfield Housing/Redevelopment Committees on 10/20/21 with the developers regarding a proposed housing development at 3536 Nicollet.
Reminder for this virtual meeting TONIGHT
Wednesday October 20, 6:30 PM, on Zoom (request a link to the meeting)
Kingfield & Lyndale Neighborhood Associations are hosting a community meeting regarding a new 196 unit housing development project being planned for 3536 Nicollet Avenue in the Lyndale Neighborhood. The Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) Redevelopment Committee and Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) Housing Committee had the opportunity to review the developer’s proposal in mid-September. The committees are now hosting a special committee meeting via Zoom to allow interested neighbors to learn about the project and ask questions of the developers, Sean Sweeney and Jeff Hall of Hall Sweeney Properties. Neighbors and property owners within a block of the project have been notified by direct invitation.