WPCiA News

Draft Small Area Plan Documents

The draft of the Windom Park neighborhood Small Area Plan has now been released, and we want your feedback!

You can access the documents by:

  • downloading Volume 1 (draft) and Volume 2 (draft) here (approximately 11 MB each)
  • viewing a paper reference copy at the WPCiA office during office hours or by appointment
  • sending us an email requesting that the two volumes be emailed to you (approximately 11 MB each)

WPCiA is seeking your written comments by Dec. 15, 2017. Please send via email, U.S. Mail or by dropping off comments at the office drop-box.

Annual Meeting and Board Election 2017

Notice of Annual Meeting and Board Election

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 @ 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, Minneapolis (accessible location).

Please attend and consider running for one of six seats up for election on your neighborhood’s Board of Directors. If you are age 18 or over and live in, own property in, or represent a business in the Windom Park neighborhood, you are eligible to vote in this election and on other WPCiA business. If you are an eligible WPCiA voter, you are eligible to run for the board if you have attended at least one WPCiA meeting from November 2016 through October 2017.

Also on the agenda: The Year in Review …. Demonstration of City of Minneapolis’ new Legislative Information Management System … Light refreshments … Open Forum.

Free child care supervised by park staff during the meeting. Meeting location is near convenient bus routes and plenty of free parking. Please contact us at least seven business days in advance to request other accommodations.



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.


  • 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. Your input is essential; please review the links here for a preview of what is being advocated in the document and weigh in with your written comments or attend our next meeting.
  • The board is seeking comments in writing  by Dec. 15, 2017, on the Small Area Plan/Small Area Transportation Plan. Please send your comments via email to info@windompark.org or by U.S. Mail or drop-of to: 1845 Stinson Parkway, #201, Minneapolis, MN 55418.
  • 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 in November, and the full document will be posted here for final review and input. The Board of Directors will take a final vote on the document at its Jan. 23, 2018, meeting. (Meeting location: Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, Minneapolis.)
  • 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



Mark Your Calendar: Holiday Social!

Our annual Holiday Social and Very Brief Meeting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 19, at The Mill NE, 1851 Central Ave. NE. The event begins at 7 p.m., preceded at 6:15 p.m. by a Board of Directors meeting at the restaurant. You’ll find us in the section of the restaurant facing Central Avenue, and we’ll get the festivities going with a complimentary selection of appetizers  and finger foods. Cash bar will be available, and you are welcome to order off the full menu at your expense, if you so chose. All ages welcome!

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.)


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