205 PARK AVE S. COMMUNITY FORUM + Q/A
WITH POTENTIAL DEVELOPERS Tuesday, July 12 | 6:30 pm | Open Book,Target Hall (1011 Washington Ave)
Unrelated DMNA Board business to begin at 5:30 pm (agenda posted 1 week prior). RSVP HERE
The City of Minneapolis issued a request for development proposals for 205 Park Ave. S., a Minneapolis-owned lot in the Mill District. Two developers submitted applications by the June 10th deadline. City staff are now evaluating the projects and will recommend one to City Council for approval. The City will then work with the chosen developer to establish the conditions that must be met in order for the City to hand over development rights and ownership.
Both applicants, Sherman Associates and Grand Real Estate Advisers, will present their proposed plans for the site and solicit feedback from community members.
DMNA LAND USE COMMITTEE Tuesday, July 5 | 6:00 pm | Open Book, Rm 203 Featured Topic: MSFA Ramp Liner Parcel -- Ryan's proposed development.
Details to come. RSVP HERE
Ryan will propose a 17-story office tower adjacent to and above the MSFA parking ramp (aka Block 1 ramp) across from the US Bank Stadium. The City selected Ryan as the developer for this site through an RFP process in early 2014. More details to come.
RED, WHITE AND BOOM 4th of OF JULY CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS July 3 & 4
The Park Board has two days of music, festivities and kids activities planned along the Riverfront. Events will be held at the Mill Ruins, Father Hennepin Park, Nicollet Island & Boom Island. Festivities will conclude with fireworks at 10pm on July 4th.
EARLY VOTING CENTER NOW OPEN DOWNTOWN 217 S. Third Street
Early voting is now open for the primary election in a new location downtown, the Early Vote Center at 217 S. Third St. In-person absentee voting is no longer at City Hall. The new site allows more privacy and easier access for voters than the City Hall Rotunda did.
Early in-person voting is convenient. It especially helps voters who need special accommodations, such as language support, that the extra time, attention and onsite resources of early in-person votingafford more readily than the polls might on Election Day.
Standard hours throughout the absentee voting period are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. During the final two weeks before each election, these hours will be extended and include weekend times. These hours will be posted on the website (vote.minneapolismn.gov) once they have been set.
People can vote early (by absentee ballot) by mail or in person.
Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services has made a precinct line change effective for 2016 elections and beyond affecting voters living in Ward-Precincts 3-8 and 3-12. Moving the dividing line between the two precincts from Hennepin Avenue to Washington Avenue allows both polls to lie within the boundaries of the precincts and also should lead to a more equitable divide of registered voters between the two precincts, with consideration of some new, larger, housing projects in the downtown core. Affected registered voters will receive a postcard notification of their polling place change.
OPEN STREETS DOWNTOWN RETURNS JULY 10th Event volunteers needed.
A note from the Minneapolis Bike Coalition:
Let's get ready for Open Streets Downtown coming up soon on Sunday, July 10th! We will be hosting a fun outreach event for Open Streets Downtown on Saturday, June 18th! This outreach event will involve door hanging and inviting everyone on the route to Open Streets Downtown. We are looking for a few more volunteers to help us out with this. As a volunteer and member driven organization, we would greatly appreciate your help! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in participating!
STREET CAFE PILOT PROGRAM COMMUNITY MEETING Thursday, June 30 | 2:00 pm | 508 1st Ave N
The Street Cafe Pilot Program proposes a means through which cafe owners could create patio seating through a well-designed, seasonal "sidewalk extension" into an existing parking lane. The measure is designed to allow cafes without adequate sidewalk frontage to create outdoor seating options.
Once the comment period is completed CPED will evaluate the comments and submit a final staff report that will be forwarded to the City Planning Commission and then full City Council for adoption.
The City of Minneapolis has launched a planning process for the development of the Downtown Public Realm Framework Plan. The Downtown Public Realm Framework Plan is a thematic plan, led by the City’s Department of Community Planning and Economic Development. It is a guiding policy document for the management of the pedestrian experience in key areas of the city, and is focused on guiding the enhancement of priority streets and urban spaces. This plan will be developed during the same time as the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) develops their Downtown Service Area Master Plan.
Ling & Louie's on Nicollet Mall seeks to upgrade their liquor license to include live entertainment. This could include DJ service on the roof.
Contact Council Member Lisa Goodman’s Office (Patrick.Sadler@minneapolismn.gov) or General Manager, Misty Saxton, at (763) 567-8399 with questions or concerns.
The DMNA Board voted on 6/20 to issue a letter of support for this application.