East Calhoun

The Intersection of Recreation and Home.

Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Hennepin Ave Pre-Construction Meeting

The City of Minneapolis is planning a pre-construction meeting for the Hennepin Ave Reconstruction project.

The Department of Public Works will address any questions that you may have about the project.

See the complete meeting notice.

Go to the project website for more information and to sign up for project email updates.

 

 

 

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May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Earth Day Clean Up at Bde Maka Ska

New date: Saturday, May 12!

Join your East Calhoun neighbors in this annual Minneapolis citywide spring clean up. 
Meet near the Bde Maka Ska Refectory.

Volunteers needed and appreciated. Coffee and snacks will be offered to volunteers. 

Stop by and help as you can! No pre-registration required. Bring your own work gloves. Trash bags and directions will be provided.

Click here for more information about the Earth Day events.

 

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Agenda:

7:00 p.m.  - Introductions
7:05-7:15 p.m. -  Update from our subcommittee on traffic and safety
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. - Discussion about Minneapolis 2040, the draft of the comprehensive plan. See details about the Open House meetings that the City is hosting in May.

 

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

Questions? 
Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.

 

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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Agenda includes:

  • 7:00 p.m. - Introductions
  • 7:05 p.m. - Options for the redevelopment of the properties at
    3017, 3021 and 3025 East Calhoun Pkwy
  • 7:30 p.m. - East Calhoun Pkwy noise issues
  • 7:45 p.m. - Traffic in Uptown - proactive ideas
  • 8:00 p.m. Notification of probable development at 1711 W Lake St, and 3000, 3004,
    3008 James Ave S
  • 8:05 p.m. - Minneapolis 2040, Comprehensive Plan update and engagement

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

Questions? 
Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.

 

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Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Public Hearing - Hennepin Ave Reconstruction Assessment

A public hearing will be held during the Transportation and Public Works Committee of the Minneapolis City Council.
The City will hold a public hearing to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

The committee will consider all oral and written statements about the project. If you are unable to attend the hearing, you may submit written comments in sufficient time for it to arrive prior to the public hearing to:

Minneapolis City Clerk
c/o T&PW Committee Coordinator,
350 5th St, Room 304,
Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

ECCO Healthy Home Workshop

  • St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free event! Pizza served from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Learn about the potential dangers and solutions for health risks in your home: lead in your drinking water and radon.

  • Hear from experts from the Minneapolis Water Works and the Minnesota Department of Health who will explain the health concerns with lead and radon.
  • Receive free kits to test for lead in your drinking water and radon from the  ECCO Board.
  • Learn about possible solutions if the test results show elevated levels of lead or radon.

Presenters are Karla Peterson of the Minnesota Department of Health, George Kraynick of the Minneapolis Water Works and Scott Arcand of the Minnesota Department of Health.

Funds for these programs and others are provided by ECCO's Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds.

View the workshop flyer.

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Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sons of Norway Appeal Hearing

ECCO has filed a formal appeal of the decision by the Planning Commission to approve the construction of a new 319 unit mixed-use development on the Sons of Norway site.

The appeal will be heard by the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council.

Attend the meeting to be heard and/or send comments regarding the project to:

Peter Crandall, Senior City Planner, City of Minneapolis
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development, Planning Division
250 South 4th Street, Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
peter.crandall@minneapolismn.gov

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Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Bender
350 South 5th Street, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Lisa.Bender@minneapolismn.gov

For more information on ECCO's appeal, go to eastcalhoun.org/livibility-committee and scroll down to Projects, Sons of Norway.

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Jan
22
4:30 PM16:30

Public Hearing for Sons of Norway redevelopment

The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed redevelopment of the Sons of Norway property.*

All are invited to attend and be heard.

Click here to view the complete notice of the public hearing. 

If you would like to submit comments, you may make them verbally at the meeting or submit them in writing to:

Peter Crandall, Senior Planner
City of Minneapolis, 250 S 4th St, Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-673-2247
Peter.Crandall@minneapolismn.gov

Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. Please visit minneapolismn.gov/meetings/planning for the hearing agenda with the staff report (web page will be updated by end of day January 16).  

After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings. 

*Property addresses:
1455 W Lake St
3016 Holmes Ave S
3001, 3015, 3017 and 3021 Humboldt Ave S

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Meeting agenda:

  • 7:00 p.m. East Calhoun Parkway
    Guests Basir Tareen and Nick Walton would like to restart the dialogue with the East Calhoun neighborhood about redeveloping the properties at 3017, 3021 and 3025 East Calhoun Pkwy
  • 7:30 p.m. Sons of Norway redevelopment project. Continued discussion in advance of the public hearing (see below for public hearing details). Go to eastcalhoun.org/livibility-committee for project details and read the response from the ECCO Board.

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

Questions? 
Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.

 

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Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Tony Barranco, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies, will present the latest proposal for the Sons of Norway property.

Graphics of the proposed changes were not immediately available. 

Below is a written description of the proposed changes to the project.

South building:

  • Complete removal of 6th floor, reducing the height of the building close to the 56’ R4 allowable height.
  • Removal of all mansard roof conditions in lieu of a more simple roof line.
  • Reduction to 2 or 3 primary materials in each of the 3 building masses.
  • North and south masses are mirror images, with slight change in brick color to give an additional bit of depth and change along Holmes.
  • Corner bay windows extend to level 4 only. Level 5 includes a chamfered edge balcony to soften the perception of height at the building corners on 31st. 
  • Light accent color palette provides additional visual softening at the roof line.

North building:

  • A reduction in material palette and color. Buildings that flank the round tower have the same white brick and dark metal accents, eliminating 2 materials from the prior design.    
  • Round tower has been lightened to a combination of buff brick with Kasota stone base. Similar dark metal accents bring a secondary material consistency through the entire building.

 

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

Questions? 
Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.

 

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Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Caroling Party

Kick off the holiday season by spreading good cheer!  

Gather at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S, at 6:30 p.m. (meet in the Great Hall). We'll bundle up and sing our way through the streets of East Calhoun from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. End the evening with hot cider, snacks and social time.

Bring the whole family. Invite your friends and neighbors.

Singers of all ability are welcome!

RSVP to Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org or 612-821-0131.

Note: If you know of a neighbor who is in special need of good cheer, let Monica know their name and address, and we’ll stop by.

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Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Agenda will include:

  • Sons of Norway property. The committee is asking for your feedback to help draft a formal response to the proposed plans for a mixed-use development including 329 dwelling units, 15,000 square feet of office space and 6,000 square feet of retail space.  

  • East Calhoun Pkwy late night disturbances

Questions? 
Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Hennepin and Lake Community Wine Tasting Fund Raiser

  • St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tickets: $25 in advance/$35 at door
100% of proceeds from tickets sold in advance by ECCO go to support the East Calhoun neighborhood. Contact Monica Smith at 612-821-0131 or nrp@eastcalhoun.org to purchase your tickets. Or, purchase your ticket online at handlwine.eventbrite.com. Be sure to select the option to benefit East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO). 

Featuring:

  • Sample from more than 400 varieties of wine!
  • Light appetizers provided by Uptown area restaurants.

Volunteers needed! ECCO is offering a discount on the ticket price if you volunteer for a 90 minute shift. Sign up to volunteer, then contact Monica Smith for your discounted ticket. 

This benefit has raised over $345,000 for Uptown neighborhoods!


Food donations by:

  • Amazing Thailand
  • Amore Uptown
  • Barbette
  • Blackbird Restaurant
  • Bogart's Doughnut Co.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Darbar India Grill
  • Dunn Brothers Coffee
  • La La Homemade Ice Cream
  • Lake & Irving
  • The Lotus Uptown
  • Lunds & Byerlys
  • Mesa Pizza Uptown
  • Namaste Cafe
  • Pizza Luce
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Punch Pizza
  • Red Cow Restaurant & Bar
  • Rise Baking Company
  • Wedge Community Co-op
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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