East Calhoun

The Intersection of Recreation and Home.

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:

Wine Tasting sponsors.png
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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ward 10 City Council Candidate Forum

Hear from candidates for Ward 10 City Council. 

Candidates Bruce Lundeen, David Schorn, Lisa Bender, and Saralyn Romanishan will be responding to community questions based on those submitted to the Questions Survey and at community meetings.

Co-sponsored by these Ward 10 neighborhoods: ECCO, East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association, Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association and Whittier Alliance. 

 

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Public Hearing on Lake Calhoun Name Change

  • Hennepin County Government Center Board Room (A-2400) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

The Hennepin County Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 17 at 6 p.m. to receive public comment on a petition to restore the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota to "Bde Maka Ska," and a separate petition seeking to change the name to "Lake Maka Ska." 

Written comments can be submitted to board.clerk@hennepin.us

 

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Agenda will include:

  • Sons of Norway project. Presenter: Tony Barranco, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies. See proposed plans here for the redevelopment of the block between Lake St and 31st St, Holmes and Humboldt Aves.
    • Project addresses:
      1455 W Lake St
      3001 Humboldt Ave S
      3015 Humboldt Ave S
      3017 Humboldt Ave S
      3021 Humboldt Ave S
      3016 Holmes Ave S
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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

East Calhoun Neighborhood Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting.

Pizza & Socializing 6:00 p.m.  Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Updates from elected officials.
  • Hear from Ryan Companies about the Sons of Norway property redevelopment. Read about the project here
  • Learn about ECCO events and programs.
  • Elect new ECCO board members. 

Free pizza from Pizza Lucé and childcare.


New board members needed!
Six of 13 positions on the ECCO Board (plus two alternates) are open for election. A term is two years long. Submit your own name for nomination either in advance of (nomination form available here) or at the Annual Meeting.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and a resident of East Calhoun. Renters, homeowners, new to the neighborhood, young and old are welcome!

Responsibilities include attendance at monthly board meetings (first Thursday at 7 pm) and participation in at least one committee. Time commitments for each vary.

Your neighborhood board plays an important role in sustaining a healthy, vibrant community. Interested? Please contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org or 612-821-0131.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

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

Agenda will include:

  • Sons of Norway project. The information presented to the Livability Committee will be very similar to information provided at the Open House on September 14. Our guest is Tony Barranco, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies. 
    • Project addresses:
      1455 W Lake St
      3001 Humboldt Ave S
      3015 Humboldt Ave S
      3017 Humboldt Ave S
      3021 Humboldt Ave S
      3016 Holmes Ave S
  • Late night activity at boat launch and around Tin Fish
  • Discussion of Mpls Park hours and park police patrols
  • Review of Critical Parking Permit process

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.   

Aerial photo of proposed project location for Sons of Norway project (Lake St to 31st St, Humboldt to Holmes):

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Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Open House for Sons of Norway Redevelopment

You are invited to an Open House to learn more about the proposed redevelopment of the Sons of Norway property.

Ryan Companies and Weidner Apartment homes, in cooperation with Sons of Norway, are hosting a neighbor open house to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the Sons of Norway property. The goal is to create an active, mixed use project that is anchored by a newly envisioned Sons of Norway office space, featuring retail, green space, and Uptown's newest premium residential community. 

Ryan Companies representatives will be at the open house to show some initial site plans and to gather additional feedback about current site conditions so that this feedback can be incorporated into architectural concept plans.

Full architectural concept plans for the project are still under development and will be presented at future ECCO Livability Community meetings and to the City of Minneapolis Committee of the Whole in late September or October. 

 

 

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Sep
4
3:00 PM15:00

Labor Day Celebration

Join us for all the fun and festivities! Parade, games, potluck dinner and bingo!

  • Parade featuring the Southwest High Marching Band begins at 3:00 p.m.
    Arrive at 2:30 p.m. to decorate bikes, strollers, pets, etc! 
    Decorating supplies will be available.
  • Games for all ages.
  • Potluck dinner at 4:15 p.m. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner.  
  • Bingo starts after dinner.

Have fun, meet your neighbors, and find out what's happening
in East Calhoun!

Volunteers needed for short shifts. We're using SignUp.com
(a sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our volunteers. 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our volunteer spots.
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Monica at nrp@eastcalhoun.org or 612-821-0131 to sign you up manually.

 

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

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

Agenda includes:

  • Sons of Norway property. Preliminary discussion with Ryan Companies on ideas for a mixed-use redevelopment of the site. Guest is Tony Barranco, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies. 

    Project addresses:
    1455 W Lake St
    3001 Humboldt Ave S
    3015 Humboldt Ave S
    3017 Humboldt Ave S
    3021 Humboldt Ave S
    3016 Holmes Ave S
     
  • Air Quality Study - location ideas for air quality sensors. 

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

Aerial photo of proposed project location for Sons of Norway project (Lake St to 31st St, Humboldt to Holmes):

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