Please take a survey on ADUs

Researchers in Iowa State University’s Community and Regional Planning program are conducting a study on Accessory Dwelling Units and would like to hear from Minneapolis residents. Accessory Dwelling Units (sometimes just referred to as ADUs or “granny cottages”) are smaller dwelling units located on the same lot with single family homes, with the smaller unit generally rented out or used as additional living space. ADUs can come in a few different forms, such as a converted garage, a detached unit in the backyard, or even a converted basement space.
 
To understand Minneapolis residents’ opinions on ADUs, researchers have put together a brief survey and would appreciate your input. Both renters and homeowners are welcome to take the survey, and survey responses are anonymous.
 
The survey includes an option to be entered into a drawing to win a $100 VISA gift card. Contact information for the drawing will be separated from the rest of your responses.
 
Click the link to take the survey: https://tinyurl.com/adusurvey
 
Questions? Please contact Andrea Wagner ([email protected]) or Dr. Kathryn Terzano ([email protected]).
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MPRB Public Hearing: Marcy Park Improvements

Marcy Park improvements: 
Public hearing scheduled for March 3 at 6:30 pm

Individuals are welcome to submit comments for a public hearing on approval of the concept plan for improvement at Marcy Park. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30pm, during the scheduled meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB).

The improvements at Marcy Park include new paths, a new fenced off-leash dog park with a stormwater infiltration area, a half-court basketball court, a new electrical service, and several alternate items like picnic tables and benches. The hearing is the culmination of 11 months of planning; construction is planned for this year and 2022.

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Drop In Day - March 6, 2021

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Free Meal Bags Available

The Arvonne Fraser Library in Dinkytown now has Every Meal (formerly known as The Sheridan Story) non-perishable food bags available to pick up as needed.
Free.
No qualification requirements, no data collected.
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Metro Transit seeks feedback on Route 3 changes

 

Metro Transit is looking for ways to improve the customer experience on Route 3. To help make the best decisions for riders, we are looking for feedback on issues such as possible shelter upgrades, spacing between stops, bus stop accessibility, and the route’s potential alignment.
 
The improvements are part of Metro Transit’s Better Bus Route program, which sets out to improve riders’ experiences by reducing stops, improving accessibility, and providing more shelters. These changes, both on and off the bus, are designed to make trips better, faster, and more reliable.
 
Metro Transit is asking customers to provide feedback in an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBR-3 by March 12
 
The Better Bus Route upgrades would be implemented in August 2021. More information about the proposed changes: metrotransit.org/route-3
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Seeking pedestrian/bicyclist feedback

Pedestrian Update: Seeking feedback about your experience at two Minneapolis locations

The City of Minneapolis wants to hear about your experience walking, bicycling and/or driving on the Washington Ave Transit Mall and at the intersection of University Ave SE and 15th Ave SE since the installation of bicycle traffic signals and green bike boxes. Click on the links below to provide feedback from the perspective(s) of your choosing. Each survey takes about a minute or less to complete and the surveys will be open through Wednesday, January 20th.

Washington Transit Mall between Church St SE and Walnut Street SE (View location on Google Maps)

• Share feedback about your experience walking or wheelchair rolling along this corridor: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WATM-Pedestrian

• Share feedback about your experience bicycling along this corridor: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WATM-Bicyclists

University Ave SE and 15th Ave SE (View location on Google  Maps)

• Share feedback about your experience walking or wheelchair rolling at this intersection: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/University15th-Pedestrian

• Share feedback about your experience bicycling at this intersection: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/University15th-Bicyclists

• Share feedback about your experience driving a motor vehicle at this intersection: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/University15th-MotorVehicles

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NOTICE: Vote on MHNA Bylaw Amendment Proposals

NOTICE: Vote on MHNA Bylaw Amendment Proposals


Where: Membership Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 6:30 pm

Location: Online, via Zoom. To receive login, REGISTER HERE.


MHNA has two bylaw amendment proposals to be put to a vote at our next Membership meeting. These proposals will come to a vote on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place online, via Zoom.

This is your official notification of that meeting.
 
MHNA members are eligible to vote. Members must be present to vote. 

All MHNA General Membership meetings are open to the public and attendees are allowed to participate in debates. The Board of Directors reviewed these proposed amendments at its November 17, 2020 meeting to ensure it complies with legal and organizational mission requirements.


PROPOSAL ONE

Current:

ARTICLE II — PURPOSE
The purpose of the Association, as stated in its Articles of Incorporation, shall be to engage in projects that improve and enhance the quality of residential life in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.

Proposed:

ARTICLE II — PURPOSE
The purpose of the Association, as stated in its Articles of Incorporation, shall be to engage in projects that improve and enhance the quality of residential life in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.

Rationale:

When MHNA last amended its bylaws, it opened up Membership to all business owners and property owners within the neighborhood. Removing the term “residential” in Article II helps better reflect the current, and ongoing mission of the organization.

This proposal was brought forward by MHNA Executive Director Chris Lautenschlager.


PROPOSAL TWO

Current:

ARTICLE VIII — BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. The voting members of the Board of Directors shall consist of
(a) the Officers, all of whom must be Resident Members;
(b) fifteen (15) Directors-at large elected by the General Membership at the October annual election, of whom at least eleven (11) must be Resident Members.; all Resident Members and Non-Resident Members must have been members for at least 20 days.

Proposed:

ARTICLE VIII — BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. The voting members of the Board of Directors shall consist of
(a) the Officers, all of whom must be Resident Members;
(b) fifteen (15) Directors-at large elected by the General Membership at the October annual election, of whom at least eleven (11) must be Resident Members.; all Resident Members and Non-Resident Members must have been members for at least 20 days.

Rationale:

“This amendment would remove the requirement that residents of Marcy-Holmes must have signed up as a member 20 days before a board election in order to run for a director seat. This 20-day requirement is arbitrary and discriminates against students (a huge part of our population) who potentially move in on September 1st and may not have heard of MHNA in time to register and meet the 20-day requirement before the October general membership meeting. If somebody lives in the neighborhood, they should be able to sign up for membership on the day of the election and run.”

This proposal was brought forward by MHNA Director Sam Penders.

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Notice of a Public Hearing: 200 Central Ave

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

Gretchen Camp of ESG Architecture & Design, on behalf of Brittani Sanders of CRG, has filed the following land use applications for the property located at 200 Central Ave SE and 113 2nd St SE:

• Variance to reduce the minimum vehicle parking requirement.

• Amendment to a previously approved site plan review for a new 28-story mixed use building with 360 dwelling units and 4,500 square feet of commercial space.

 

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, January 11, 2021, 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:

Peter Crandall, Senior City Planner – 505 4th Ave S #320, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone (612) 673-2247 E-mail: [email protected].

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.

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Notice of a Public Hearing: 1309-1315 4th Street SE

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

Michael Stoddard of DJR Architecture, on behalf of North Bay Companies, has filed the following land use applications for the property at 410 13th Ave SE; 1309 4th St SE; 1315 4th St SE:

• Rezoning from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial district to C3A Community Activity Center district, retaining the PO, Pedestrian Oriented Overlay district.

• Conditional use permit to exceed the maximum building height in the C3A district.

• Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio.

• Variance to reduce the minimum parking requirement.

• Site plan review for a new seven-story mixed use building with 81 dwelling units and approximately 3,000 square feet of commercial space.

 

 

The City Planning Commission will meet on Monday, January 11, 2021, 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:

Peter Crandall, Senior City Planner – 505 4th Ave S #320, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone (612) 673-2247 E-mail: [email protected].

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.

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Full Third Avenue bridge closure begins January 4

The Third Ave. Bridge will fully close to traffic starting Mon, Jan. 4, 2021, through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternate routes across the river during this time.

Highway 65/Third Avenue Bridge detours

Curious about the work that’s being done and the detour routes to get you around construction? Visit the project webpage to learn more about the schedule, impacts to your commute, rehabilitation and preservation efforts and what the bridge will look like when the work is done.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

More about this project

The historic Third Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls opened in 1918. It is in need of significant repairs. The bridge carries Third and Central avenues, which are part of Hwy 65.

Construction began in May 2020 and is anticipated to be complete in August 2023. There will be a full closure of the bridge from January 2021 through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternative routes across the river during this time.

For more information, visit the project webpage. To contact the project team email [email protected] or call the project hotline at 612-547-7968.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at [email protected] or call 651-366-4720.

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