WPCiA News

Assistance for Lowry Grove Residents

Thanks to Pastor Sarah Lawton of Northeast United Methodist Church (sarah.a.lawton@gmail.com) for passing along the following information for those wishing to assist the Lowry Grove mobile home park residents, who are to vacate June 30, 2017, as discussed at our June Neighborhood Meeting:

Money or moving materials or support may be donated through the church’s web site:


You may submit money online or write a check with the designation: Lowry Grove.

You may also which to donate money to this organization helping the residents:


And this message comes from one of the Saint Anthony Village Leaders posting on the “I heart NE” Facebook page:

“Hi Folks, our neighbors in Lowry Grove all need to be out by June 30th. There’s a need for help with moving supplies – packing tape, garbage bags, and Home Depot or Target gift cards. If you’d like to help donate these items, you can drop off at my place: 2513 30th Ave. Please message me if you’d like to help in other ways (helping move, etc). Thanks!”

Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled

Please join us for our next monthly neighborhood meeting! We’re “going rogue” in July — we’ll be moving our meeting up a couple of days to Saturday, July 15,  so that we can have a family-friendly fun night out in the park in conjunction with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s “Rogue One” Movie in the Park.

Grab your picnic blanket and/or lawn chairs, and head out to the park starting at 7 p.m. for a “dot-mocracy” vote for your favorite Art Wrap. We’re planning to outfit one unsightly, strategically placed utility box (hopefully more to come later) at a gateway in our neighborhood to clean up blight and prevent graffiti .. . and make our neighborhood look top-notch. Please come and vote for your favorite “wrap.” While you’re there, visit with our board members about what WPCiA does, consider running for a seat on the board, find out how you can have a voice in your community, enjoy ice cream on us, plus other treats, movie snacks, bonfire, kids activities, bounce house and more, courtesy of the park. Then see if you can win the Rogue One Star Wars Costume Contest. We’ll have a brief and informal Neighborhood Meeting at about 8 p.m., followed by the movie at dusk.

The Windom Park Citizens in Action portion of the evening takes place ran or shine. In case of rain, we’ll be in the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, with ice cream, voting on art, and the brief neighborhood meeting/announcements and Open Forum.

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



Redevelopment Proposed for Lowry Grove

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 group of residents has 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.)


Small Area Transportation Plan Documents

WPCiA has launched a Small Area Transportation Plan (SATP) process that will involve substantial community engagement. We encourage all Windom Park stakeholders to become a part of this project – for example, by attending our meetings or becoming a part of the steering committee. Documents for the SATP will be posted here as they become available throughout 2016 and 2017.

NOTE:  Steering Committee meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, unless otherwise noted. (Accessible location.)

See also: Lowry Grove redevelopment plans

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