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Proposals Received for Hollywood Theater Reuse

The City of Minneapolis has received proposals from three different parties interested in rehabilitating the Hollywood Theater building. The City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in June for reuse of the vacant theater building and adjacent vacant property. Proposals were due July 31. The goal of the RFP was to renovate the existing structure to accommodate a viable commercial use while preserving the character-defining features of the building. If RFP respondents proposed a use other than a theater, the RFP required that proposed improvements be reversible, to preserve an option for the structure to operate as a theater in the future, if such an option were to arise. While the vacant lot north of the theater is included in the development package, the vacant land across Johnson Street from the theater is not.

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Audubon Farmers Market

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Audubon Farmers Market logo

ANA, in partnership with Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, hosts a weekly market as part of the Homegrown Minneapolis initiative. EBT & credit/debit transactions are thanks to Northeast Farmers Market. Like Audubon Farmers Market Facebook page.

Audubon Farmers Market Schedule

Thursdays, June 14 through September 27, 2018
4:00–7:00 p.m.
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church parking lot
Johnson Street NE at 27th Ave NE
Minneapolis MN 55418

Accepting Vendor Applications

The market application deadline for this season is Thursday, June 1, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will only be considered if there is space available, and may not be included in the first round of marketing materials being produced.

ANA 2018 Farmers Market Application (PDF)

Meet our Farmers

Farmer with table full of fresh produceVendor: Xong Her
Farm location: Afton, MN
Distance from Market to Farm: 25 miles
Products sold: seasonal fruit, jam, herbs, many vegetables

 

 

 

 

Farmer with tables full of produceVendor: Chongsue Chang
Farm location: Stillwater, MN
Distance from Market to Farm: 26 miles
Products sold: seasonal fruit, herbs, many vegetables, flower bouquets

 
 

 

 

EBT & Credit/Debit Transactions Accepted!

 

Audubon Farmers' Market, Thursdays 4-7pm, 27th and Johnson

Be sure to visit the new Audubon Mini Farmers' Market!

Every Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00pm
June 25 through late September
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church parking lot
southwest corner of 27th Ave. and Johnson St. NE

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New RFP Issued for Reuse of Hollywood Theater

The City of Minneapolis has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for our vacant theater building. The current Hollywood Task Force has worked through the winter to remove obstacles to development. Preservation and zoning issues have been addressed. Perhaps the most significant difference from the past is the City and community’s willingness to support a non-entertainment use for the structure. Proposals are due July 31. Finance and Commerce has the story:

“Our goal is to reactivate the building and we need to find a financially viable way to do that. At the same time we want to preserve the building and preserve its character defining features,” said Miles Mercer, senior project coordinator with the city’s Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) department.

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CP Rail Seeks Development Proposals for Shoreham Yards

The Canadian Pacific Railroad is seeking development proposals for two properties it owns in Northeast Minneapolis: a 17.9 acre site along Central Avenue 28th Avenue NE and 30th Avenue NE and an 18.5 acre property along the south side of St. Anthony Parkway, west of Central Avenue. Proposals are due on June 1. CP is interested in disposing of the properties if qualified developers are interested in developing projects that are compatible with the railroad's existing operations. The proposed use of the Central Avenue site is commercial, industrial, or mixed-use and the proposed use of the St. Anthony Parkway site is primarily residential. More detailed information on these two requests for proposals (RFP) may be found at this page:
http://www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/Suppliers/Proposal/default.htm

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ANA and City of Minneapolis Host Open House at Hollywood Theater

Over 1,600 visitors attended an open house at the Hollywood Theater on Saturday, May 16. ANA would like to thank everyone who attended.

If you are interested in making a financial contribution to assist with rehabilitation of the Theater's marquee, ticket booth, and facade, please send it to:

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Northeast Middle School Resource Center
2955 Hayes St NE

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Changes Proposed to Lowry Avenue Apartments

Metro Plains Development has proposed modifications to a proposed development at Lowry Avenue and Polk Street. In February, the City's Planning Commission approved plans for a four-story mixed use building on the north side of Lowry Avenue between Central Avenue and Polk Street. The proposal included a four story building with 6,500 square feet of commercial space and 31 dwelling units on the upper floors. The developer is currently revising the plans, which are subject to the City's approval process, to eliminate the commercial component and reduce the building's height from four stories to three.

Renderings of the revised site plan and elevations are available below.

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Hollywood Theater Update

Thanks to the work of Hillcrest Development, the City of Minneapolis, and the Hollywood Theater Task Force, several improvements to the vacant Hollywood Theater are occurring. These improvements will assist in marketing the property to potential developers for reuse. First, the house north of the theater (2819 Johnson Street) was demolished on February 23. Second, the City’s Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) approved a Certificate of Appropriateness for staging and stabilization improvements. ANA commends these efforts, particularly the City’s willingness to budget up to $90,000 for stabilization work this year. For background information on the Hollywood Theater, please refer to a recent memo to the HPC (.pdf) and "The Hollywood Theater: Preservation Considerations" (.pdf)

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