Link to survey.
Lynnhurst and Fulton Neighborhood Associations are conducting a survey about the Minnehaha Creek Corridor. This survey asks you to prioritize the possible improvements to the Creek Corridor based on feedback gathered at community events over the past year.
Thank you for your opinions.
Sat., March 22
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Lynnhurst Community Center
Please join Fulton and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations for a community meeting to discuss the possibility of improvements to the Minnehaha Creek Corridor. We’ll review the initial survey results, feedback gathering efforts so far and discuss the beginning of the planning process. We hope to have small group discussions about different groups of ideas as well as a “Dotmocracy” vote.
Childcare will be provided.
An important message from MSP FairSkies:
The Minnesota House and Senate Transportation Committee is having a joint hearing at the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00 PM in Room 15 to continue the fight on RNAV and the impact on our neighborhoods. Click here for the announcement http://mspfairskies.com/2014/02/22/senator-dibble-representative-hornstein-letter-22114/
The purpose of this hearing is to debate pending bills that, if passed, will address RNAV as well as airplane noise and air pollution in general.
This is an important meeting and we need you and your friends to attend to show our representatives that we care! Spread the word and we will see you there!
MSP FairSkies Coalition
The FAA announced this week that they will not implement RNAV technology for ANY departures out of MSP. Click here to view the letter from the FAA. Thanks to all of you for your support!
This is a huge win for us and would not have been possible without a united front. We hope you sign our thank you note to the local, state, and federal representatives thanking them for joining in the cause.
While we are very happy with this win, the FAA has said they could revisit this decision as early as next year. We need laws in place to guard us against any changes in the future.
In addition, airport noise and air pollution will still be a major problem for many throughout our neighborhoods and those in Richfield, Bloomington, Eagan, and Mendota Heights.
We must continue to rally for these remaining important issues:
- Mandating an environmental impact study (EIS) for all changes at
MSP – land and air
- Changing how noise is measured to be fair for all our neighborhoods
- Creating a long-term statewide aviation plan that addresses the
inevitable airport growth at MSP
So, the fight continues…
A joint House and Senate Transportation hearing on these issues is being held on March 4th. Click here for more details.
Once again, it is important for us to have a strong showing at this hearing to demonstrate to our legislators that we care. We hope to see you all there — and bring a neighbor!
Thanks again for your ongoing support.
MSP FairSkies Coalition Team
The cast and crew of Thoroughly Modern Millie, the 2014 Spring musical at Southwest High School, are working hard. The set design is being finalized and the costumers are working frantically to create pieces true to the 1920s. And we need your help! If you are interested in sewing costumes, please contact Emily Meyer at Emily.Meyer@mpls.k12.mn.us. And if you are interested in volunteering to help with set construction for this thoroughly fabulous show, or others in the future, please contact Leslie Walker at email@example.com.
Fulton and Lynnhurst neighborhoods are jointly considering the pursuit of a Small Area Plan for 50th St. between France and Lyndale Avenues. This plan could address development, zoning, housing, parking, growth, density, etc. along the commercial nodes of 50th St.
Board representatives of both neighborhoods will be meeting on Mon., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park to discuss the possible scope of the project and budget. The meeting is open to the public.
The past few months have been a busy time for neighbors challenging plans for increased airplane noise throughout our neighborhoods. The prospect of the implementation of RNAV (Area Navigation) technology at MSP sometime in 2014 made this a hot topic in the November elections. All of our city council members and our new mayor Betsy Hodges committed to continuing the efforts to prevent more airport noise and air pollution from the implementation of RNAV. Efforts are now underway between these local representatives and residents to develop action plans on this issue.
At the state level, State Representative Frank Hornstein has crafted legislation for this upcoming session that will address the potential impact of airport expansion on our neighborhoods. Co-sponsored by Representatives Hornstein, Wagenius, Davnie, and Rosenthal, the bill would require an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for changes made to MSP as part of an airport expansion project, “MSP 2020.” These changes are in preparation for an estimated increase of 20% more air traffic by 2020. “We need a full environmental study, by an independent agency, before we can fully understand the impact of these changes to our neighborhoods, parks, and schools,” says Steve Kittleson of MSP FairSkies Coalition.
While local and state support is important, RNAV is part of federal legislation and community organizers are continuing to focus their efforts at the federal level. Several grassroots neighborhood organizations similar to MSP FairSkies have been created throughout the country to challenge RNAV. Kittleson adds, “We are working together with groups in New York, New Jersey, and California to make changes at a federal level. We are looking to protect neighborhoods, parks, and schools not just here, but in other cities that are also facing the same noise problems.”
The MSP FairSkies Coalition could use your support. If you are interested in learning more about this issue, volunteering, signing the petition, or purchasing a lawn sign, please visit www.mspfairskies.org.
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 1/8/2014
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 1/2/2014
February 2014 Safety Report