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Run for a Seat on the Board of Directors

At our Annual Meeting on April 26, 2018, NENA will hold elections for Board of Directors positions. In 2018, NENA has eight Board seats up for election – two seats from each of the four neighborhoods. Applications are due on April 12, 2018.

Online Application
Paper Application

Board Candidate Information Session
Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to attend the Info Session and/or to schedule a time to meet with Becky Timm, NENA’s Executive Director to learn more about serving on the Board. Eligibility requirements, terms and service, and other information will be discussed at the upcoming Board Information Session on April 5, 2018, at 6:00 pm the NENA Office. Facebook Event.

Learn more about serving on the NENA Board!

Director Requirements & Duties:

  • Complete a full Two Year Term (or replacement term)
  • Resident (homeowner or renter) of the neighborhood elected to serve (Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park or Wenonah)
  • Board members must be 18 years or older
  • Monthly Board Meetings – Fourth Thursday of Each Month (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Third Thursday in November and December.
  • New Board Member Orientation (Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Total time commitment per month is about 8 hours
  • Serve on a committee and volunteer for community events
  • Serve on a fundraising team
  • Commitment to financially support NENA within your means

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Development Projects on Minnehaha Ave & 54th Street

NENA and Council Member Andrew Johnson are co-hosting a community gathering to keep the neighborhood informed on upcoming developments near you.

Four parcels of land, located near Vantage Flats apartments between Minnehaha Ave and Hiawatha Lane on 54th St, and eight parcels of land near Snelling Motel on Minnehaha Ave have been recently purchased by a private developer, Oaks Properties.

Come have your questions answered about the development plans, construction timeline, and other topics pertaining to these sites.

Community Gathering
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Minnehaha Place Condominiums – 4824 E 53rd Street
Facebook Event

Oaks Properties President Norm Bjornnes
Link Wilson of Kaas Wilson Architects

Becky Timm, NENA Executive Director (612) 724-5652

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Community Snapshot Forum

Community Forum

March 6th, 6:30-8pm

Lake Nokomis Community Church

5011 31st Avenue South



Share your ideas for the neighborhood! 

  • What are your dreams for the Nokomis East community?

  • What does a successful community look like?



Attend the Community Snapshot Forum to tell us what you see in your neighborhood and what you want to see. The Community Snapshot will will be used to inform our strategic plan for the next three years.

Results from the Community Forum will be shared at the Annual Meeting for feedback from your neighbors!

RSVP on our Facebook page, or mark it on your calendar.

A free meal will be provided for all attendees, so come hungry!


For any questions contact Tyra Payer at or at (612)-724-5652.

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2018 Minnehaha Street Repaving Project

The City of Minneapolis has a street resurfacing project proposed in 2018 in part of the Minnehaha neighborhood. There will be an assessment associated with this project to affected property owners.

More Information
Project Page
Project Map
Project Purpose
Assessment FAQ Sheet
Resurfacing FAQ Sheet
Star Tribune Article

City Project Meeting
Residents within the projects zone of influence will receive an assessment in February from the City. Enclosed with the assessment notice will be a meeting invite for a pre-public hearing. Public works staff will be on hand at that meeting to answer questions regarding the assessments for the project and how the project will be constructed.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:30 pm
Keewaydin Recreation Center – 3030 E. 53rd Street

City Contact
Chris Trembath
Supervisor Engineering Technician
City of Minneapolis Public Works
Transportation Maintenance and Repair Division

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Minnehaha Townhomes

Update from the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority about a new housing development at the corner of 54th Street and Riverview Road starting in 2018:

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is pleased to announce $1.57 million dollars in proposed funding from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) to enable the construction of Minnehaha Townhomes. The 16-unit townhome development will provide permanent housing for families exiting Hennepin County homeless shelters. The MHFA contribution would be by far the largest component of a financing package from various sources; with this crucial investment, the vision for Minnehaha Townhomes is close to reality.

“These 16 homes are a rare opportunity to directly take on the crisis in housing for large, very low-income families,” said MPHA Executive Director and CEO Cora McCorvey.  “Although the need is enormous, this project will be life-changing for the deserving families who live there, and should be a model for future efforts.” The current groundbreaking target is the summer of 2017, with townhomes available for move-in the following spring. [UPDATE, FALL 2017: Groundbreaking has been delayed until 2018.]

The townhomes will feature four buildings of four units each, on a presently vacant site on Riverview Road in the Minnehaha neighborhood of Minneapolis. Along with Hennepin County and other partners, MPHA will combine stable, quality housing with essential, on-site social services for families seeking to emerge from a cycle of homelessness.  Units of two, three, and four bedrooms will suit families of varying size. The grounds feature a community garden, children’s play area, outdoor patio, and connections to city sidewalk and trail systems.

“With Minnehaha Townhomes, we’ve got an ideal combination of design and location to enable families to succeed and move forward,” said MPHA Director of Policy and Special Initiatives Bob Boyd. The site is a quarter-mile from a Metro Transit light rail station, providing crucial transportation to jobs, shopping, and services for families who are unlikely to have cars. It is walking distance from the VA Medical Center and Minnehaha Regional Park.

The Minnehaha Townhomes are a part of MPHA’s “Shelter-to-Housing” initiative, and would be constructed and operated by MPHA under its “Faircloth” authority, which provides a federal operating subsidy for public housing units. As HUD does not have a development program, construction of these homes requires funding for other sources, such as MHFA.  The $1.57 million in proposed deferred-loan funding for the Minnehaha Townhomes is part of an $80 million MHFA investment statewide in funding for affordable housing in 2016.

Visit the MPHA Project Page.


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34th Avenue S Reconstruction Project Tracker

The City of Minneapolis will reconstruct 34th Avenue S. between E. Minnehaha Parkway and E. 58th Street. The 1.37 mile project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2018 – 2020 construction seasons and will consist of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk and utilities. City staff is currently in the final planning and design stages for the project.

The project encompasses the entire right-of-way and will address deteriorating pavement conditions by reconstructing the pavement surface, installing new curb and gutter, and sidewalks. The project is also planned to include ADA compliant pedestrian walkways, needed utility improvements, curb extensions, new signage and pavement markings. The project will also include trees planted in the boulevard and pedestrian level lighting.

Visit the City of Minneapolis 34th Avenue S Project Page

01/30/18 Community Input Session #3
City Presentation

01/25/17 Community Input Session #2
City Presentation

11/28/16 Community Input Session #1
City Presentation
Project Fact Sheet

For more information and questions, please contact the City of Minneapolis Public Works Staff:
Becca Hughes, 612-673-3594
Chris Engelmann, 612-673-3274


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