WPCiA News

Small Area Transportation Plan Documents

WPCiA is nearing completion of the Small Area Transportation Plan (SATP). This important document will provide direction for the neighborhood and the City of Minneapolis for the coming years on topics such as land use, zoning, transportation, parking, commercial area revitalization, density and gateways. We encourage all Windom Park stakeholders to become a part of this project – for example, by attending our meetings and weighing in with your opinions. Documents for the SATP will be posted here as they become available throughout 2016 and 2017.

KEY DATES:

  • A draft overview was presented at our Oct. 17, 2017, neighborhood meeting. We thank everyone who attended the meeting and engaged in the discussion. The draft Opportunity Sites, R3 rezoning, and Johnson Street traffic generated many comments at the meeting. Our consultant is now revising some of the presentation slides, and as soon as that is received, WPCiA will post that here. Your input is essential; please review the links below for a preview of what is being advocated in the document and weigh in with your written comments or attend our next meeting.
  • Next meeting of the Steering Committee is Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE. Accessible location, and all are welcome to attend.
  • We expect that the plan will be updated and reviewed by stakeholders at the Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election on  Nov. 21, 2017, and then the Board of Directors will take a final vote on the document in December 2017.
  • Once completed by the neighborhood, the document will then be sent to the City of Minneapolis. The city will institute a process for incorporating this Small Area Transportation Plan into the city’s required Comprehensive Plan. The city will use the WPCiA plan as a reference for developers and development in this neighborhood.

 

 

See also: Lowry Grove redevelopment plans

 

 

Lowry Grove Redevelopment Update

Redevelopment has been proposed for the Lowry Grove mobile home park adjacent to our neighborhood on Stinson Parkway at Lowry Avenue NE/Kenzie Terrace. A settlement was reached Aug. 1, 2017, with the former residents, according to the City of St. Anthony Village. The developer in July filed a revised development plan (see right-hand column links on the village’s web site) with the City of St. Anthony Village.

The St. Anthony Village Planning Commission voted to deny the applications after a public hearing Aug. 28. The city council agreed to postpone action on this agenda item until its Oct. 10 meeting. In October 2017, another revision was proposed by the developer (see right-hand column links on the village web site for related plans and exhibits).

At its Oct. 10, 2017, meeting the St. Anthony Village City Council unanimously approved a resolution to Deny the Comprehensive Plan Amendments, PUD Preliminary Development Plan/PUD Rezoning, and Preliminary Plat related to The Village, LLC project located at 2401 and 2501 Lowry Avenue.

WPCiA  continues to monitor and discuss this topic at our meetings and with our Minneapolis city council member and park board representatives, due to the proximity of this potential development site to our neighborhood. A group of residents, SAVNE Neighbors for a Livable Community, has also been organizing meetings and collecting documents on the project, which WPCiA will post here as they become available. (See also information on the WPCiA Small Area Transportation Plan.)

 

Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled

Please join us for our next neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, starting at 7 p.m.

Agenda items include:

  • Your input needed: Preview of the Small Area Transportation Plan and presentation by Biko Associates.
  • City election and voting information
  • Open Forum (for your comments/announcements/questions, etc. not already on the agenda)
  • Annual Meeting  reminder – Our Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election will be Nov. 21. If you have attended a WPCiA neighborhood meeting from November 2016 through this current meeting, you are eligible (and encouraged!) to run for a seat on teh board. But all WPCiA stakeholders are eligible to vote at our meetings, regardless of whether they have attended a previous meeting.
  • Other news from and about our community

Meeting location: Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, Minneapolis

WPCiA meetings are held at accessible locations. Please contact us at least seven business days in advance to request other accommodations.

 

 

A New Way to Donate Online

WPCiA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; all donations to WPCiA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. In addition to donating to your neighborhood organization via the red “Make A Donation” buttons found on our web site, WPCiA also participates in Amazon Smile, Thrivent Choice, GiveMN and in “Give to the Max Day.” We welcome your donations to WPCiA by these online methods or via U.S. Mail to:

1845 Stinson Parkway, No. 201

Minneapolis, MN 55418

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