Improving Bicycle Amenities in Audubon Park

In late 2008, ANA engaged a group of University of Minnesota students to explore various options for including bicycle facilites along the 29th Avenue corridor. The final report, "Audubon Park: Improving Neighborhood Bicycle Amenities" (.pdf) has been completed. Since the City's Bikeway Master Plan indicates 29th Avenue as a future bikeway, this study offers recommendations on adding bike lanes, chevrons, and signage.

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Next Community Meeting: April 6th, 7pm

April agenda to be determined.

The Audubon Park community meets 4 times each year in the Salvation Army’s King Community Center at 2727 Central Avenue. Parking is available. Enter through the south door.

Everyone is welcome • ADA accessible • Childcare Provided

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Housing Market Improving

Audubon resident and Realtor, Terri Harder, is featured in a WCCO-TV report on improving conditions in the local housing market:

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City Adds Leverage to ANA Loan Programs

Mayor Rybak has announced an expansion of the Minneapolis Advantage program, which offers $10,000 grants to buyers of foreclosed homes. Audubon Park was not included in last year’s pilot version of the program. For 2009 our neighborhood has been elevated to eligible status.

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Update from Matt Brown, our new Board President

Happy New Year! I look forward to serving as president during 2009 and am very excited about ANA’s initiatives for the coming year. A native of southern Wisconsin, I work as a city planner in the northern suburbs and have lived in Audubon Park for nearly three years. I was drawn to the neighborhood’s central location, vintage housing stock, attractive open spaces, and diverse business community. Our neighborhood’s mix of new and long-time residents provides a wonderful sense of community.

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Northeast Still Safest Part of City

The results are in, and crime in Minneapolis has dropped for the second year in a row. Even better for Audubon and all of Northeast, our Precinct saw the biggest drop, and we maintained our rank as the safest part of the city.

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Next Community Meeting: February 2nd, 7pm

This month is our annual Taste of Audubon. Bring your appetite and enjoy free food provided by neighborhood businesses.

This month’s agenda includes:

  • State of the Neighborhood – ANA’s new president Matt Brown will review the work done by the board in 2008 and take a look at what’s coming up.
  • Board Election – A community member will be elected to the remaining vacant position on the ANA Board

PDFs of February agenda and draft minutes of our December 2008 meeting are attached below.

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Problem Property Removed

On December 19th, the City’s Problem Properties Unit demolished a blighted duplex at 2632-34 Polk Street. To see this “urban renewal” in action, visit the photo gallery posted at the Eastside Defender.

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