Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings: Please join us for our Land Use and Planning Committee meeting (Thursday, March 2) and the Board of Directors meeting (Thursday, March 9). All are invited to attend. Agenda at both meetings includes discussion of a development project slated for the neighborhood. Both meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level meeting room at MainStreet Lodge, 909 Main St. NE. This is an accessible location, on a bus line, with free parking nearby. Please contact STAWNO 10 business days in advance to request other meeting accommodations.
Become an Active Neighborhood Voice: Looking for a volunteer opportunity that directly benefits your own neighborhood? Consider running for a seat on our Board of Directors this Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. at MainStreet Lodge, at the Saint Anthony West Neighborhood Annual Meeting. All 11 board member seats, 5 alternate board member seats, and 1 non-voting student member seat are up for election. Nominations from the floor are most welcome! Come and find out what it’s all about! Don’t miss the review of neighborhood projects, the “Dot-mocracy” on your community priorities, social time to mingle with your neighbors while enjoying refreshments, an update from our city council member … and more. Details here.
Environmental Assessment Worksheet Public Comment Period: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is proposing to restore Hall’s Island in the Mississippi River and establish an adjacent eight-acre riverfront park at the former Scherer Bros. Lumber Company site in our neighborhood. This project is part of RiverFirst, a long-term vision for Mississippi Riverfront parks and trails that grew out of an international design competition in 2010. Development of the Scherer site and restoration of Hall’s Island are also included in the Above the Falls Master Plan, which outlines recommendations for land-use policy, park development and environmental stewardship along the Mississippi Riverfront in North and Northeast Minneapolis. An updated version of the Above the Falls Master Plan was approved by both the City of Minneapolis and the MPRB in 2013.
Due to the proposed project activities, a mandatory Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) is required per Minnesota Rules 4410.4300. The MPRB will accept written comments on the EAW during the 30-day public comment period, which begins Feb. 20 and concludes Wednesday, March 22, at 4:30 p.m.
A paper copy of the EAW is available for public review at MPRB headquarters (2117 West River Road, Minneapolis) and at the Minneapolis Central Library (Government Documents, 2nd Floor, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis). An electronic copy of the EAW can be found here via the MPRB website. (Note: File is 133 pages.) Additional copies may be requested by calling (612) 230-6400.
Submit written comments to:
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Submit electronic/email comments to:
If submitting comments electronically please include your name and mailing address.
The Saint Anthony West Neighborhood Small Area Plan has been approved by the Board of Directors and forwarded to the City of Minneapolis. The document can be accessed here.