Marcy-Holmes-University Neighborhood Association?

PROPOSED PROCESS AND TIMELINE OF TASK FORCE

February-March 2020: Convene to review formation and charge of task force; finalize list of questions to be addressed, and chart out work plan for internal task force work; inclusive community engagement; and ultimate recommendations and report process, through July 2020;

March-June 2020: Meet monthly or bi-monthly to carry out work plan, including both addressing internal structural/procedural questions as well as strategic plan for continued, multi-modal community engagement with above-listed, and any additional identified stakeholders amongst both existing Marcy-Holmes neighborhood membership and potential University neighborhood. Purpose of continued, collective stakeholder engagement is to gather sufficiently broad, inclusive and representative input on key interests that stand to be affected (positively or negatively), to inform the ultimate analysis and recommendations of the task force;

June 30, 2020: Draft final recommendations and report with rationale, supporting documents to the board on whether or not to ultimately support University neighborhood convergence, for consideration and vote by the full board at the July 2020 MHNA Board meeting.

This structure of this task force—and the questions it will raise and recommendations it will make—was approved by the MHNA Board of Directors on February 17, 2020. Questions raised by this task force are likely to change as the group takes shape. If you have questions about it, please contact Chris Lautenschlager, MHNA Executive Director at chris@marcy-holmes or 612.623.7633.

BACKGROUND OF THIS PROPOSAL

TASK FORCE INVITATIONS


MARCY-HOLMES-UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD CONVERGENCE OBJECTIVES FOR CONSIDERATION

INTRODUCE

Students to Civic Life and Community Engagement

Students to Neighborhood Life Sooner (we believe a majority of them choose will MH as their first off-campus neighborhood)

UNIFY

Greek Community

Business Community

The three orphaned residential buildings north of Bierman

University students with broader Dinkytown community

CONNECT

With the University Police Department

ADVOCATE

All Transit Improvements (Green Line, E Line, others)

Park Dedication Fees

Dinkytown Greenway / Granary Corridor

Potential Dinkytown Clinic

Tenant’s Rights / Affordable Housing

Improved safety/livability through community building


Background Information

MN Compass Profiles

Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood | University Neighborhood | Combined Profile | University Community

MNOPDEIA

University District

City-Data

University Neighborhood