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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Restorative Justice Community Conference to be Held on July 9 at 5:30 pm

On Wednesday, July 9th, at 5:30 pm, Restorative Justice Community Action (RJCA) will hold a community conference in your area to address a disruptive party incident that took place at 3023 Pierce St NE in April of this year. It is our understanding that this citation was called in by a neighbor and that previous calls have been made concerning this address. Community members are invited to attend and share their thoughts on the personal and collective impact of incidents like these. An individual cited at the party is participating in our alternative justice process and will be present at the conference in order to more fully comprehend the effect of their behavior on communities like yours. We also expect two other individuals at this conference, who have committed offenses in Columbia Park and Northeast Park.

Meeting on Park Service Delivery, June 25 at 6:30 pm, Windom Recreation Center

Join your neighbors and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff to discuss park and recreation needs in the Upper Northeast community. The meeting's goal is to help Park Board staff understand how it can best meet the park and recreation needs of your household. We hope you can attend.

Thursday, June 25
6:30 pm
Windom Recreation Center
2251 Hayes St. NE

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Audubon Farmers' Market to Begin June 25

In partnership with Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, ANA is planning a neighborhood farmers' market to be held on Thursdays from 4 to 7pm beginning June 25. It will be held in the Gustavus Adolphus parking lot on the southwest corner of 27th and Johnson.

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National Night Out, August 4

National Night Out is coming up fast, and now is the time to start making preparations on your block for the night that brings neighbors together. This year, National Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, Aug. 4. June 15-21 is Minneapolis National Night Out Planning Week.

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I Love Northeast Festival, June 19-24

The "I Love Northeast Festival," scheduled for June 19 through 24, is a one-time event celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Celebrate Northeast Parade for the entire community! There will be family fun as well as some events geared just for grownups. Events include a pushcart derby, street dance, teen dance, pub crawl and fireworks. Please visit the Northeast Chamber of Commerce for more information.

FRIDAY 6/19:
Street Dance: 5pm Sponsored by The Moose 356 Monroe Street
Passport to Taste of Northeast: (Coupon Book for Participating NE Restaurants)

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Celebrate NE Parade, Tuesday, June 23, Volunteers Needed

The Celebrate Northeast Parade takes place on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 from 6:30-9:00pm. The parade, celebrating its 80th anniversary, is the second oldest in Minnesota. The parade draws 8,000 people along the thirteen block route of Central Avenue.

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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