East Calhoun

The Intersection of Recreation and Home.

Livability Committee

Chair: Susie Goldstein

The Livability Committee meets every 3rd Monday of the month at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S., at 7:00PM. The public is always welcome.

The Livability Committee exists to ensure and enhance a consistent and strong quality of life for residents of ECCO. Some of the elements of life in ECCO about which we engage include:

  • We receive proposals for residential and commercial development in ECCO. These include variance and zoning change requests as well as proposals for new construction and operation. Residents, developers and business owners notify us to request our engagement in their proposals. The committee listens, reviews, reaches out and listens to neighbors potentially affected, and offers recommendation to the ECCO Board. ECCO Board ultimately offers recommendations to the City and to those requesting development.
  • We closely attend to issues involving traffic and pedestrian safety, noise and crime. 
  • We are directly engaged in issues that involve the intersection of dining/drinking/entertainment in Uptown with residential life in ECCO. For instance, a business in Uptown will come to us asking to extend hours of operation on weekend nights. The Livability Committee listens, reviews, surveys opinions of neighbors impacted by the proposed change, and makes recommendation to the ECCO Board. The Board offers final consideration and recommends a decision to the City.

Most often, decisions or recommendations of the Livability Committee are sent to the ECCO Board for final consideration and decision. 

Developers or property owners in East Calhoun considering variance requests, conditional use permits, rezoning, etc. are asked to complete the attached Good Faith/Good Neighbor form prior to meeting with our committee. Good Faith/Good Neighbor pdf or Good Faith/Good Neighbor Word doc

 

Projects

sons of norway

Update: December 8, 2017

On December 7, 2017, the East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) voted to oppose the request by Ryan Companies to increase the zoning for the south building of the Sons of Norway redevelopment from R4 to R6.

Residents are encouraged to share your opinions about the proposed project with the City.

Peter Crandall, 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

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

Update: November 20, 2017

Ryan Companies send the following to ECCO:

Update: November 15, 2017

Ryan Companies submitted the following information to ECCO:

Update: November 7, 2017

Ryan Companies hosted an Open House on Tuesday, November 7, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Building, 1455 W Lake St,  to share information about the proposed redevelopment of the Sons of Norway property.

Update:  October 5, 2017

Ryan Companies attended the ECCO Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 5. 

  • Presentation materials
  • City staff report on the proposed project as presented to the City Planning Commission, Committee of the Whole on October 5, 2017. 

Update: Monday, September 18, 2017

Ryan Companies attended the September 18, 2017 Livability Committee meeting to share plans for the Sons of Norway property. Read the meeting minutes.  

Update: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ryan Companies hosted an Open House on Thursday, September 14, 4-6 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Building, 1455 W Lake St,  to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the Sons of Norway property. The  mixed use project will be anchored by a newly envisioned Sons of Norway office space, featuring retail, green space, and premium residential. 

Full architectural concept plans for the project are still under development.

Update: August 21, 2107

Ryan Companies attended the August 21, 2017 Livability Committee meeting to discuss ideas for a mixed-use redevelopment of the Sons of Norway site.

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

 

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

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

CPM development on East Calhoun Pkwy

3017, 3021, and 3025 East Calhoun Pkwy

Update: February 15, 2017
This project is currently on hold. 

Update: February 9, 2017
The ECCO Board voted to oppose the proposed development. Read the opposition letter. The project was presented at the City Planning Commission, Committee of the Whole (COW). Read the City Planner's staff report. The COW was not supportive of rezoning the property to R4 to accommodate this development. 

December 12, 2016, Livability Committee Meeting
CPM returned to the ECCO Livability Committee to share updated plans for the project. 

October 17, 2016, Livability Committee Meeting
Presentation by CPM about a potential condo development (12-15 units) on East Calhoun Pkwy (replacing the residences at 3017, 3021 and 3025 East Calhoun Pkwy). 

  • 5-story, 55' tall building. A conditional use permit would be required for heights exceeding 35' within the Shoreland Overlay District.
  • Requesting to rezone the properties as R4 (current zoning is R2B
    and R3). 
  • Other variance requests are unknown at this time.
  • Click here to view additional information about this proposed project.

Read the following: Livability Committee's response to proposed development

 

SolHem development on Holmes Ave

3009-3013 Holmes Ave

Solhem Companies attended the November 21, 2016 Livability Committee meeting to share plans for a potential development at 3009-3013 Holmes Ave. The proposed building is a 6-story, 71 unit, market rate apartment building with half a story of above ground parking and one level of underground parking. 

Read the proposal materials:

The ECCO Board approved the Livability Committee's recommendation of No Objection to the project. Read the letter that the ECCO Board sent to the City Planner.