Archive for June, 2010

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Categories: Architects, Business Directory

Learn About Proposed Service Changes in I-35W and 46th Street Corridors

Metro Transit is restructuring service in south Minneapolis, Bloomington, Richfield and Edina.  The service plan proposes changes to provide faster access to suburban employers and schools, add more frequent rush-hour service on four routes and modify service to downtown and the U of M.  A key element of the plan is the new I-35W & 46th Street Station. This two-level station allows easy connections between local routes traveling on 46th Street and express buses on I-35W that can pick up or drop off customers without having to leave the freeway.

These routes will be affected by the plan:
11, 18, 46, 113, 135, 146, 152, 156, 535, 558, 576, 578, 579, 597 and 684

How to comment on the plan

These are the remaining public meetings:

Tuesday, June 15, 5-7 p.m.
Fuller Park
4800 Grand Avenue S., Minneapolis

Tuesday, June 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Public Hearing -
Minneapolis Central Library
Doty Board Room

300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

The June 29 meeting is a formal public hearing. Comments for the public record will be collected at all meetings.
Interested persons may register to speak at the June 29 public hearing by calling the Metropolitan Council Data Center, at 651-602-1140 (TTY 651-291-0904) in advance.

Get more details about the proposed plan at metrotransit.org/35W.

Brochures with an overview of the changes and a postage-paid comment card are available on buses in the affected area. You also can send an e-mail to 35W-BRTstation@metc.state.mn.us or mail your comments to: Metropolitan Council, 390 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101. To comment by phone, call 651-602-1500 (TTY 651-291-0904), or send a fax to 651-602-1464. The deadline for public comment is July 9.
 

Categories: Community Engagement, News

4th Annual B.L.E.N.D. Award Expands to all of Southwest Minneapolis

The 4th Annual B.L.E.N.D. Awards has expanded to include all of Southwest Minneapolis this year, with the inclusion of Kingfield, Tangletown, and Windom neighborhoods.

The 2010 B.L.E.N.D. Award is proudly sponsored by the following neighborhoods:  Armatage, East Harriet Farmstead, Fulton, Kingfield, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, and Windom.

The participating neighborhood Associations and councils are issuing a call for submissions for the 2010 B.L.E.N.D. Award, which recognizes builders, architects, designers, and property owners whose projects respect existing neighborhood design aesthetics. We have also included Landscape projects as a submission category this year and are looking forward to having submissions in that category.

The submission deadline is Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligible projects include new buildings, renovation or additions to existing buildings, and landscape projects that have been completed since July 1, 2005; projects must be located within the boundaries of the participating southwest neighborhoods. A jury of design professionals and neighborhood residents will select projects to be awarded. Recipients of the 2010 B.L.E.N.D. Award will be announced the week of August 16, 2010.

There has been a change to the date and location of the awards presentation:

The awards will be presented during the Fulton Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting, Wednesday October 13 at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park, 3523 West 48th Street.

B.L.E.N.D. stands for Buildings and Landscapes Enhancing the Neighborhood through Design. “The name and the award represent the residents’ recognition of interest in their neighborhood and encouragement of progress while balancing a need for compatibility,” said Phil Rader, AIA, an architect on the Fulton Neighborhood Association’s Zoning Committee.

The B.L.E.N.D. AWARD was featured in the 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour. See their website www.MSPhomeTour.com. You can read the feature article at http://msphometour.com/files/2010_Home_Tour_Pg14.pdf

If you have a remodel, addition, new home, or landscape project completed within the last 5 years and your project is located in a Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood, please consider submitting this year

Details of participating neighborhoods, project categories, mailing instructions, eligibility, and submission guidelines can be found on the BLEND Award web site www.blendaward.org -or- by contacting Phil Rader prader@philrader.com.
 

Categories: Housing, News, Zoning

Holiday Stationstores to Make Presentation at June 9 FNA Meeting

Fulton Neighborhood Association's Board invites all interested residents of Fulton to attend a brief presentation and Q & A session regarding proposed new pylon signing at the Holiday Stationstore located at the corner of 50th St W & Drew Ave S.  The Holiday Stationstores in the Minneapolis Metro area are moving forward with electronic display signs outside their stores.  No application for an electronic sign at this location has been made to the City of Minneapolis to date.  Once application is made, Holiday Stationstores must receive a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and Code Variance from the City in order to display an electronic sign at this location.  At this stage, Holiday Stationstores are seeking feedback from the community.

Mike Cronin, representing Holiday Stationstores, will present the proposed signing to the Board and interested residents at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Pershing Park Recreation Center located at 3523 W. 48th St.  The regular monthly FNA Board meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  
 

Categories: Community Engagement, News, Zoning

Pershing Park Update

Summer Program Registration
Registration is now open.  Programs can be viewed online at www.minneapolisparks.org.  Register online, in person or over the phone.  Please call 612-370-4928 if you have questions.
 
Special Olympics
Bocce Ball – Wednesdays, June 23-August 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.,  ages 6 and up, $30.

Community Special Event (Mark Your Calendars)
Pershing “Summer Chill” Ice Cream Social – Wed., June 16,  6-8 p.m., all ages, FREE
It’s time to “chill” with friends, neighbors and family and enjoy FREE ice cream.  Hot dogs, chips, and refreshments will be available for purchase.  Kids can enjoy the Moon Walk and other fun activities.

SWAC Track and Field Volunteer Coaches Needed!
The Pershing/Linden Hills (SWAC) track program participation has doubled from the 2009 numbers.  We are looking for coaches to assist with the program.  Coaches must complete a background check and the MPRB certification program.  Please contact Marc at Pershing Park (612-370-4928), if you are interested.  Practices begin in mid-May and meets begin in late May and run through early July.

Categories: Community Engagement, News

An Ounce of Prevention: Inoculate Your Elm Tree

Rainbow Treecare is offering a group discount again this year to Fulton residents interested in preventing the spread of Dutch elm disease.  Once infected, an elm tree generally cannot be saved, but a timely application of a fungicide every three years has proven to be an effective  method of protecting elms from infestation. 

Inoculation is far less costly than replacement, increased energy costs, diminished property values and the aesthetic shock of a stump where a stately old elm used to stand.  The inoculation comes with a money-back guarantee.  

Call 952-922-3810 to schedule a no-obligation inspection of your elm tree(s) with Rainbow Tree Care’s arborist Scott Henke.  Remember to mention that you live in the Fulton neighborhood.
 

Categories: Environment, News