Community Updates

  • Network Now

    Metro Transit is developing a five-year plan to ensure transit service best meets the needs of our region with Network Now.   

    Since 2020 Metro Transit has made transit service changes due to the Covid 19 pandemic, workforce challenges, and societal changes in travel behavior. Network Now will give community members the opportunity to help design how Metro Transit makes these transit service decisions. 

    Metro Transit would like to hear from you. Please give your community members voice and power by: 

    Community feedback will help ensure that the transit service we provide is informed by the community members and riders it serves.   

  • Developer seeks amendment to Minneapolis 2040 Plan for proposal in Marcy-Holmes



    At 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Bluff Street Development (a partnership of Lupe Development and Wall Companies), will be hosting a Community Engagement session (via Zoom) to discuss their hopes to amend the Minneapolis 2040 plan. The intention behind the amendment is to allow for a "7-story building with approximately 80 affordable dwelling units and enclosed parking."

    The site in question is 600 Main Street SE, currently a parking lot at near the intersection of Main Street SE and 6th Avenue SE. 


    Zoom Information

    Meeting ID: 826 3962 5688

    Passcode: 600main


    Call: 1 305 224 1968

    Meeting ID: 826 3962 5688

    Passcode: 7567335


    The original announcement and invitation, sent to MHNA on March 17, 2023, can be read at this link:


    We encourage you to attend this meeting to learn more about the project. The next MHNA Land Use & Development Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm.

  • Reporting Potholes in Minneapolis

    The City of Minneapolis is responsible for all pothole repairs, as well as issues with city streets, street lights, traffic signals or traffic signs.

    As the City launches an intensive effort to fill potholes, you can report maintenance issues in the following ways:

  • Doors Open Minneapolis

    Doors Open Minneapolis is returning this year May 13 – 14!


    Rethos will coordinate the event in partnership with Doors Open Minneapolis Founder Scott Mayer, the
    City of Minneapolis, the American Institute of Architects, and many more important local organizations.
    With the event just a few months away, Rethos is eager to find volunteers to greet visitors at
    participating venues and provide a fun and engaging experience for all. Volunteer opportunities will look
    practically identical to 2019. Here are some important details to keep in mind:

    • Volunteer shifts are four hours long (9:30 – 1:30 & 1:30 – 5:30). You are allowed to sign up for
      more than one shift, and you’re encouraged to sign up with a friend!
    • You will receive a free Doors Open t-shirt and a “first priority” sticker that allows you to skip
      lines to visit other venues during the event!
    • You will be required to attend a 90-minute training to prep you for volunteering at Doors Open
      Minneapolis. There will be five different opportunities to attend this training.

    You can sign up now at this HandsOn Twin Cities link. Once you’ve signed up for a volunteer slot,
    please register for one volunteer training at this Rethos link.

    For a list and description of some available venues to volunteer at, check out the Venues 2023
    webpage on the Doors Open Minneapolis website. Rethos is still rounding up venues, so more will join
    this list soon! Some venues have limited accessibility, so be sure to check the volunteer description on
    the HandsOn Twin Cities website for the venue you’re interested in.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Fischer at [email protected].

  • Campus Arboretum Town Hall

    Distinct from the well-known Minnesota Landscape Arboretum located in Chaska, the Campus Arboretum celebrates the trees, plant communities, and special public greenspaces located on the UMN Twin Cities campuses and in the surrounding neighborhoods, including Marcy-Holmes. On March 29, 2023 at 5:30 PM at the UMN Plant Growth Facility room 140a (1552 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108), students will be hosting a town hall meeting where we hope to learn about local residents' desires for the Campus Arboretum and how we can cultivate an accessible, beautiful space for the local community as well as the campus community. Refreshments will be served.


  • UMN Public Safety Forum

    The University will hold a public safety forum on Thursday, March 2 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium and streamed online. University and City of Minneapolis officials will share updates on their efforts to address safety on and around campus and take questions from the community. Parking is located nearby in the 19th Avenue Ramp. Digital handouts: Panelist biographies and SSAC update. The panel will include:

    • P​​resident Joan Gabel
    • Matt Clark, University of Minnesota Police Chief  
    • Brian O'Hara, Minneapolis Police Chief 
    • Sean McGinty, Inspector, Minneapolis Police Department
    • David Hanson, Metro Transit
    • Michael Rainville, Minneapolis City Council member Ward 3
    • Robin Wonsley, Minneapolis City Council member Ward 2

    Digital handouts: Panelist biographies, SSAC update.

    • View the Campus and Neighborhood Safety FAQs page which includes information about safety forums, UMPD, SAFE-U, the Clery Act, Dinkytown and other near-campus neighborhoods, transportation safety, and how to learn more.
  • Get involved in the 2023 Community Connections Conference on June 10

    The Community Connections Conference is a free event that connects residents, community groups, neighborhoods and local government. We invite you to share information, skills, resources and opportunities for the community through exhibits and breakout sessions. 

    Community Connections Conference
    Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Minneapolis Convention Center, lower level, Hall A
    1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55403

    This year's theme, Minneapolis in motion, welcomes all communities to explore the ways Minneapolis is growing, moving and changing, including through the City’s 2023-2024 priorities. Read more about the conference and our goals at


    Apply for your exhibit space by April 30. We are especially looking for informative, fun, interactive exhibits for both children and adults. Exhibit space is free for nonprofits and public institutions, and organizers will also provide booth spaces for conference partners. 

    Learn more about exhibiting and apply for your space on the Community Connections Conference exhibitor webpage

    Lead a breakout session 

    Send in your ideas for presentations, workshops, panels, community conversations and other breakout sessions that reflect the conference theme and City priorities for 2023.  The priority deadline for breakout session proposals is March 31.

    Read more about breakout sessions and send in your ideas on the breakout session webpage. 

    Spread the word  

    You can help spread the word about exhibitor and breakout session opportunities by sharing the conference website

  • Proposed Changes for Bus Route #17

    There are proposed changes to Route 17 as part of or Better Bus Routes program. Route 17 provides service between Northeast Minneapolis and St. Louis Park. Key destinations include downtown Minneapolis, Uptown, and Knollwood Mall.


    Key changes that are proposed to take place in August of 2023:

    • A reduction in the number of stops to make the trip faster and more reliable. You can view a map of changes here
    • Relocating select bus stops past a signalized intersection to reduce delays – similar to how Bus Rapid Transit operates
    • 17F branch in St. Louis Park will be reduced to reverse commute trips only. Reverse commute trips travel towards downtown in the afternoon/evening rush hour, and away from downtown in the morning rush hour.
    • 17W branch in Northeast Minneapolis will be re-routed, ending on 26th Ave NE and Central. This will allow customers to transfer to routes on, and access Central Ave NE. which is a major business corridor in the area. This changes also provide our Bus Operators with better access to restroom facilities.

    Metro Transit has posted alerts at affected Bus Stops containing a QR code asking folks to take a quick survey about the proposed changes. They have also sent emails to customers who have subscribed to alerts for this particular route.

    Metro Transit has asked customers to take the survey by March 3, but will keep the survey open for an additional week to ensure that any last minute responses are collected and counted.


  • Now Hiring: Part Time Organics Recycling Education Coordinator

    The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) is seeking an Organics Recycling Education Coordinator to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship throughout the neighborhood with an initiative designed to promote organics recycling.

    This is a temporary part-time hourly position (up to 10 hours per week), lasting from mid-April to early fall. This position is generously funded by Hennepin County’s Green Partners.

    The Organics Recycling Education Coordinator will work under the supervision of the MHNA Executive Director.


    Position Details

    Organization: Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association

    Title: Organics Recycling Education Coordinator

    Type: Temporary, Part-Time – approx 5-10 hours per week, 25 weeks (must end 9/30/2023)

    Wage: $22 per hour

    Reports to: MHNA Executive Director


    Position Duties & Responsibilities

    Outreach & Engagement (70%)

    • Working with MHNA Executive Director, develop creative methods to engage Marcy-Holmes’s residents, property owners and business owners to discuss the value of organics recycling.
    • With the U of M’s Office of Off-Campus Living, conduct community workshop to educate students about organics recycling best practices.
    • Increase the number of individuals using organics recycling drop-off sites.
    • Assist with marketing and advertising events and activities, attend tabling opportunities as they arise.


    Supply Procurement & Distribution (25%)

    • Source various recycling supplies and distribute to those who submit requests.
    • Operations and logistics management for events and meetings centered on organics.


    Administrative Tasks (5%)

    • Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by MHNA Executive Director



    Minimum Qualifications

    • 1+ year of paid/volunteer experience with environmental project management
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people
    • Able to work evenings and occasional weekends
    • Access to transportation (meetings, procuring supplies, and other materials)
    • Able to lift up to 40 pounds (rarely needed), able to walk for extended periods of time


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood (including Dinkytown)



    Marcy-Holmes offers paid vacation and sick leave, as well as a flexible work environment. Health insurance is not provided.


    How to Apply

    Applications should include cover letter, resume, and three references emailed to MHNA Executive Director, Chris Lautenschlager, at [email protected]. This position is open until filled.


    EEO/AA Statement

    MHNA is an equal opportunity employer. MHNA will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on basis of race, disability, color, creed, ancestry, sex, national origin, affectional preference or sexual orientation, citizenship, age, veteran status, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

  • MHNA Office Closed until Tuesday, February 21

    In honor of Presidents' Day on Monday, the MHNA will be closed until Tuesday, February 21, 2023.