The City Council has approved Neighborhoods 2020 program guidelines for equity, funding, and governance among City-supported neighborhood organizations. These guidelines are designed to preserve neighborhood organizations and create equitable communities in which all people are valued, all communities are engaged, and leadership mirrors the diversity of the city. Under the approved plan, there are equitable engagement funds available to each neighborhood which are allocated based on an equity formula developed by CURA and total program funding and base level funding for each neighborhood organization will be discussed through the City’s budget process.
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KFNA needs you to advocate for the future of all Minneapolis neighborhood organizations by submitting supportive public comment to the City by September 30, 2020.
Check out our action guide where you can sign a petition, find a template to contact the City Council, and help spread the word on social media.
During this time of multiple extreme crises, the work of neighborhood organizations is more important than ever and this work must be funded to a sustainable level. We are asking the City to increase neighborhood organization funding in 2021 (instead of cut it!) so that we can successfully implement the racial equity framework proposed by the City and continue to act as a key connector and lead community building, organizing efforts, and provide critical services.
Plan your walking/biking route! 28 gardens will be open for public viewing, hosted by their resident, passionate gardeners this Thursday 6-8 PM. Additionally at least five musical groups will also be out on their porches participating in On Thursday We Sing, and serenading you along the route.
Donations for taking part in the event be given to The Donation Garden at MLK Park. This community garden is an important source of fresh food that is used to supplement daily meals for Aliveness Project clients living with HIV/AIDS, and also to support their food shelf. Dollars raised over what the garden needs this year to rebuild their garden beds will be donated to this important Kingfield partner. Donating is as easy as texting the words ‘Garden Tour’ to 44-321, which then sends you a reply text to click on to go to the KFNA donation page AND automatically directs your donation to this project.
Both a map and the garden descriptions are now published in the event found here: https://kingfield.org/event/kingfield-walk-of-gardens/
Pete Keely has submitted the following applications for a 5-story multiple-family dwelling with 47 dwelling units located at 4220-4230 Nicollet Ave:
- Rezoning the property at 4220 Nicollet Ave from the R2B Multiple-Family District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District, and the property at 4230 Nicollet Ave from the OR1 Neighborhood Office Residence District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District.
- Conditional use permit to increase the maximum height of a principal structure.
- Variance to reduce the minimum yard requirements along the east/front property line adjacent to Nicollet Ave.
- Variance to reduce the minimum yard requirements along the north and south interior side property lines.
- Site plan review.
The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. The public may view the public hearing using the following options: Watch on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, CenturyLink Channel 8001 or 8501, or live on www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/citycounciltv.
In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing. The public may submit comments or participate by phone in the meeting by using the following website: www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/index.htm.
If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below. If you would like to submit comments, you may submit them via the link above or by emailing:
Mei-Ling Smith, Senior City Planner – 250 S 4th St Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone (612) 673-5342 / E-mail: Mei-Ling.Smith@minneapolismn.gov.
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.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the meeting date).
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-3710. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.