Land Use

Notice of ANA Funds Transfer

The Audubon Neighborhood Association has been awarded an action grant of $50,000 from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to construct a rain garden along 29th Avenue NE, in the south parking lot of Northeast Middle School. The project will be funded both by MWMO and the ANA. In order to fully fund the project, ANA announced at the community meeting held on April 4, 2016, that $10,000 is being moved from the Commercial Property Improvement Fund to the Parks and Environment Investment Fund.

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Sale of Hollywood Approved

The Hollywood Theatre building is another step closer to being purchased by Andrew Volna. The City Council on May 9th authorized the sale of the building for $1.00 to Volna’s company, Out of the Past Redevelopment. Volna’s company received the building for that amount due to the extensive amount of redevelopment which needs to be done to make the building functional once again.

The City’s authorization of the sale approved the terms which Out of the Past Redevelopment must meet. Over the next 22 months Out of the Past Redevelopment must rehabilitate the exterior and façade, which includes the Hollywood sign and marquee, as well as rehabilitate the lobby, reconstruct the ticket booth and to preserve historic elements in the auditorium and inner lobby of the building.

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Questions About Como Neighborhood Pollution

From ANA’s inbox:

You have undoubtedly come across the recent media references to this investigation.

http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/about-mpca/mpca-news/featured-stories/investigating-chemical-vapors-in-como-neighborhood-of-minneapolis.html

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Presidents Bike Boulevard Now Under Construction

Over the past several years the City of Minneapolis has been planning for a north-south bike route in NE and SE Minneapolis between the Stone Arch Bridge and Columbia Heights. Originally this was known as the Fillmore Bike Walk Street project. Many of you have been involved in giving feedback to the City of Minneapolis during the design of this project (including a name change – it is now known as the Presidents Bike Boulevard and the Stone Arch Bike Boulevard).

Construction is finally upon us, and you will begin to see some changes along the route. Weather permitting, construction is scheduled to begin this coming Monday, September 23. The City of Minneapolis has hired Thomas & Sons Construction to carry out the work, and several subcontractors will be assisting Thomas & Sons. Activity during the first week of construction is anticipated to include asphalt and concrete removal at the intersections of:

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2803 Polk Variance Request

A potential buyer of the vacant lot at 2803 Polk Street has notified the association of his intent to seek a zoning variance for the construction of a house on that property. The variance would grant permission to build within the front yard setback along 28th Avenue NE.

The board will take up this issue at the May 6 meeting, starting no earlier than 8pm. All residents are welcome to attend.

Some relevant links:
CPED Land Sale Evaluation, February 7 2013 (pdf)

R2B zone requires 5000 SF minimum lot area for a new Single Family. As property is a "lot of record" per 531.100 (a), a Single Family Dwelling is a permitted use.

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Transit Open House Feb 12th

The City of Minneapolis is hosting three public open houses to share information on the modern streetcar and enhanced bus options being considered on Nicollet Avenue S, Nicollet Mall, and Central Avenue NE. The open house in Northeast will be Tuesday, February 12, 5:30-7:30pm. MPHA Parker Skyview Community Room 1815 Central Avenue NE Presentation at 6:00pm For more info about the project, visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/nicollet-central/index.htm

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ANA Community Meeting Minutes — September 10, 2012

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Community Meeting
September 10, 2012

Board Members Present: Nic Baker, Justin Kwong, Adam Sieve, Sean Koebele, Jeff Smyser, Craig Pederson and Kevin Kelly.

Absent: Melanie Birke and Candace Baker.

This meeting consisted of a community discussion on a potential redevelopment of the Hollywood Theatre.

Four presenters addressed community members: Miles Mercer, City of Minneapolis CPED staff, Minneapolis 1st Ward Council Member Kevin Reich, Andrew Volna of Noiseland Industries and Apiary, LLC. and Meghan Elliott of PVN.

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Streetcar Plan Open House

A series of three open house meetings is scheduled to give the public an opportunity to learn about modern streetcar and enhanced bus options being considered on a key route through the city, and to share their ideas on improving transit service. The City of Minneapolis is examining options to improve public transit along the busy corridor that includes Nicollet Avenue through south Minneapolis and downtown and Central Avenue in Northeast.

The open houses will provide an overview of the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study, which is just beginning and will continue into 2013. The study will identify a preferred transit enhancement that could serve as the first phase of a longer-ranger vision for transit service in the corridor.

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