This year’s Wedge-wide Annual Meeting is right around the corner (April 18th); we’re getting excited for this one. Our Annual Meeting is a chance to meet new neighbors, reconnect with old ones, hear about what we’ve accomplished as a community this past year, develop our organization's leadership, and show ourselves what’s possible when we work together.
Please join us for an info session to learn how you can help make the event a success. No experience necessary, just looking for friendly faces! We'll have food and drink, but bring your drink of choice if you feel inclined.
At the LHENA office in Uptown (2909 Hennepin Ave. on the 2nd floor) -- press the call button and we'll buzz you in.
Annual Meeting Info Session
Thursday, March 29th
2909 Hennepin Ave S (2nd floor)
The City released Minneapolis 2040 yesterday, which is a Comprehensive Plan meant to shape the future growth of Minneapolis. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, environmental sustainability, and how we use our streets.
The draft Comprehensive Plan is made up of policies, action steps, goals, topics, and maps, which can all be found in this interactive website.
The City is currently reaching out to the Minneapolis community to discuss this draft plan and to encourage review and feedback. In addition to upcoming in-person engagement opportunities, you can submit feedback via the 2040 website. The period for public comment closes on July 22nd.
The Minneapolis City Council is considering a street reconstruction project on Hennepin Ave between Douglas Ave and W. Lake St. The Hennepin Ave reconstruction project is currently proposed in the City's Capital Improvement Program for the year 2023.
Public Works is conducting preliminary planning work this year in order to submit an application for federal transportation funding that would help support the project in addition to local funding. Prior to submitting the grant application this summer, Public Works will be seeking community input on the future design of Hennepin Ave.
Public Works will hold an informational Open House meeting to introduce the scope of the Hennepin Ave reconstruction project and discuss the purpose of the initial planning work in 2018. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 6-8pm. The format of this meeting will be an Open House with no formal presentation; please feel free to arrive at any time between the scheduled hours.
Information Open House
Wednesday, April 11th
Jefferson Community School
1200 W 26th St
Public Works staff will be present to answer questions and there will be opportunities to provide general feedback about the corridor. There will also be future opportunities in spring of 2018 to review potential corridor concepts and provide feedback.
Additional info can be found on the project website.
If you have any questions or would like additional info, please contact project planner Becca Hughes at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-673-3594.
The LHENA board will convene for its monthly meeting this Wednesday, March 21st. If you are in need of translation, interpretation, or other accessibility services, please contact LHENA Executive Director, Paul Shanafelt (email@example.com) or 612.367.6468. The public is welcome to attend.
See below for the draft meeting agenda.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 21st
2909 Hennepin Ave (2nd floor)
We are hosting a workshop and social this Thursday and you are invited!
During the first hour we will learn about the Minneapolis Police Department’s block leader program and share announcements about upcoming LHENA events and ongoing projects. New block leaders will be signed up to receive crime alerts, and current block leaders will learn new ways to get more info about the crime alerts you already receive. From this event we will create our own neighborhood block leader club so we can use each other as a resource for sharing information, organizing safety workshops, and problem-solving as a community. This is also a great opportunity to meet personnel from the 5th Precinct Police Station.
The second half of our event will be an old fashioned neighborhood social! If you are new to the neighborhood or have never attended a LHENA event we would love to meet you. Pizza will be provided, and we encourage you to bring along your favorite beverage to share.
Block Leader Workshop + Social
Thursday, March 22nd
2909 Hennepin Ave (2nd floor)
Kid friendly, all are welcome.
Join your neighbors to discuss ideas for summer youth programming at Mueller Park, organics recycling, the Uptown Solar Co-op, Greenway gardening, and more at this Tuesday's LHENA Environmental Committee meeting! Full agenda can be found here.
LHENA Environmental Committee meeting
Tuesday, March 13th
LHENA office (2909 Hennepin Ave, 2nd floor)
This meeting is open to everyone in the community.
Are you looking for ways to get involved in the neighborhood? Then join us at the the Almost Spring Happy Hour Social this Thursday, March 8th from 6-7pm at Common Roots Cafe! This is a great opportunity to learn about LHENA's Social Committee, connect with your neighbors, and enjoy complimentary appetizers.
The LHENA Oversight Committee will be proposing the following adoption to the LHENA by-laws:
8.07 Committees in good standing shall have the ability to: have a place on the Board of Directors meeting agenda, make motions during Board of Directors meetings, request and receive funding, and receive staff support. Failure to meet any of the requirements in this article shall automatically result in a committee no longer being considered a committee in good standing. Committees not in good standing for 3 consecutive calendar months will be automatically disolved.
Additionally, the Oversight Committee will be proposing the following language amendment:
Sec. 8.04 Each Committee will hold such meetings at such time and place as may be specified by the Chairperson, which are to be on a regular and consistent schedule approved by the board annually. An annual schedule of meeting times will be submitted by the June board meeting. Emergent meetings will be governed by the same rules as specified in Sec. 6.03 . Meeting cancellations will occur no less than 1 week in advance and will be posted in all of the regular communication channels.
The two motions will be up for community vote at the next board meeting on March 21st. Go here to view the LHENA by-laws.
LHENA Board meeting
Wednesday, February 21st
2909 Hennepin Ave