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State of Our Neighborhood (1/15)

Missed the State of Our Neighborhood? No problem!  NENA recorded the event.  Facebook Video

In 2019, NENA along with many others have plans to make our neighborhood an even better, more vibrant community. Come to the State of Our Neighborhood to learn more about the upcoming year from the perspectives of local governments, educational institutions, businesses and community organizations.

Fourth Annual State of Our Neighborhood
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Lake Nokomis Community Center – 2401 E Minnehaha Parkway

Desserts from Berry Sweet Kitchen will be served.
The meeting is free and open to the public.

Confirmed Guest Speakers
– State Senator Patricia Torres Ray
– State Representative Jean Wagenius
– Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley (Tentative)
– Council Member Jeremy Schroeder (Ward 11)
– Council Member Andrew Johnson (Ward 12)
– Commissioner Steffanie Musich, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
– Commissioner Isaac Russell, Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission
– Inspector Michael Sullivan, MPD Third Precinct
– Jennifer Neale, MPD Crime Prevention Specialist
– Principal La Shawn Ray, Lake Nokomis Community School – Keewaydin

New – Community members are invited to send in your questions ahead of the event for our elected officials, community, school and business leaders and NENA by January 14, 2019! Community Questions

NENA spent 2018 working to improve, empower and energize our neighborhood. Some of our major accomplishments include the 10th Annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival, biweekly Twin Cities Mobile Market stops in the Bossen area, new marketing matching grants for area businesses and home improvement loans.

In the past year, NENA hosted over a dozen meetings bringing together hundreds of neighbors to address high priority issues such as the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, 34th Avenue reconstruction as well as safety and crime concerns. This will also be the first chance to view NENA’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.

Come hear from NENA, our business community, neighborhood leaders and elected officials. This is your community and your time to get involved!

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NENA Welcomes Returning Morris Park Board Member

In October, Danielle Isaacson of Morris Park was appointed to fill a recently vacated seat on the Board of Directors. Danielle has been co-chair of the Green Initiatives Committee since 2015 and previously served on the NENA Board.

Danielle has been a Morris Park resident for almost four years, and during this time, she has grown to greatly appreciate the neighborhood, its residents, and its unique attributes.

Danielle said, “My primary hope and goal for NENA is to increase resident awareness and participation in NENA’s programs and committees. NENA has wonderful opportunities for residents to get involved and make meaningful changes in their neighborhood. NENA also provides valuable services to homeowners and renters. I would like to see residents become more engaged, either by taking advantage of NENA programming or by becoming involved as volunteers, committee members, etc.

During my Board term I will continue my role as the Green Initiatives Committee co-chair and as a member of the Giving Garden. Through these two groups I have had the opportunity to meet and engage with residents via projects that are aimed to improve the neighborhood and environment. I have greatly enjoyed my role with these groups and look forward to the community engagement opportunities with both during my Board term. The knowledge and connections I build as a member of the Board will also help me better support and contribute to the Green Initiatives Committee and the Giving Garden.”

We are glad that Danielle has joined the NENA team!

Click here for information about serving on NENA’s Board.

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Development Projects on Minnehaha Ave & 54th Street

New! Updated Site Plans Filed with the City of Minneapolis in July 2018

1. Oaks Longfellow (4912 E 54th Street)
Summary:  The applicant is proposing to construct a 68 unit residential development, with approximately 1,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space, on the site. Unit sizes range between studios and two-bedrooms. The building will be four stories in height with one level of underground parking. The underground parking will be accessed from the existing alley on the block. The applicant is proposing to provide a total of 60 vehicle parking spaces and 30 bicycle parking spaces.  Application Link 

2. Oaks Minnehaha (5310 Minnehaha Avenue)
Summary:  The applicant is proposing to construct a 108 unit residential development on the site. Unit sizes range between studios and two-bedrooms. The building will be four stories in height with one level of underground parking. The underground parking will be accessed from the existing alley on the block. The applicant is proposing to provide a total of 67 vehicle parking spaces and 60 bicycle parking spaces.

Questions?
Please contact City Planning Staff Hilary Dvorak at hilary.dvorak@minneapolismn.gov.
You can also contact Council Member Andrew Johnson (Ward 12) at 612-673-2212 or andrew.johnson@minneapolismn.gov

NENA and Council Member Andrew Johnson co-hosted 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.

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

Presenters:
Oaks Properties President Norm Bjornnes
Link Wilson of Kaas Wilson Architects

Questions:
Becky Timm, NENA Executive Director
becky.timm@nokomiseast.org (612) 724-5652

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Nokomis East Garage Sale Day (6/18)

Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The annual NENA garage sale brings buyers and sellers together for a neighborhood-wide event. Whether you’re looking to clean out the basement or seeking reasonably priced hidden treasures, this is the event for you, your friends and family. Last year, over 100 sales took part in the all-day event, which draws bargain hunters from all over the metro area.

Online Registration

Please consider making a donation to support this free event.

Questions, comments, feedback? Contact us: garagesale@nokomiseast.org

 

 

 

 

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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 Information from the City
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
612-919-1196
chris.trembath@minneapolismn.gov

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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 tyra.payer@nokomiseast.org or at (612)-724-5652.

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