Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano, in conjunction with the City's Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED), is pleased to announce the release of "The Toolkit for Neighbors of New Construction." This document is designed to equip neighbors with the information needed to prepare for and handle any issues that may arise during the course of residential infill construction.
* Who's who in City government when it comes to construction?
* Steps recommended to prepare for construction
* Handling common construction management issues
* What to do if you experience property damage
While the Toolkit was put together by the Ward 13 office, it is intended to be useful to all Minneapolis residents.
Please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/mdr/new/index.htm to download the Toolkit.
Save the date for our annual neighborhood get together- Kenny Summerfest!
Sat., Aug. 2
We'll start things off with a bike parade at 5 p.m. Meet in the Kenny School parking lot with your decorated bike, trike, scooter or stroller. Or just come on down and we'll have streamers and other decorations to decorate your "ride".
Then we'll have music, kid's games, entertainment, inflatables, raffles, and lots of fabulous food from local food trucks.
The City of Minneapolis recently announced new weekend hours to its popular 311 system.
Weekend hours will be 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, with regular Monday through Friday hours remaining at the current 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
They city is excited to offer greater opportunity for residents to reach City services. Please let them know how it works for you!
From the MPLS. blog of the Star Tribune:
City mandated ratios of food to alcohol sales in restaurants could soon be eliminated under a proposed ordinance change that has been revived by several Minneapolis council members.
The city currently requires about 100 restaurants outside of downtown to make at least 60 percent of their revenue from food, which has only grown harder to meet as craft beers have become popular. It was intended to keep serious drinking out of the neighborhoods after repeal of the city's liquor patrol limits.
At the Kenny Neighborhood Association Annual meeting on 4/22, residents participated in a Town Hall Forum and small group discussions regarding housing teardowns. Small group discussions were held on the topics of:
- Construction Management
- Best Ways of Improving the Housing in Kenny
- Business/Non-Residential Construction
- Density and Infrastructure
- New Construction Home Size
- Property Values and Affordability
Please see the attachment for the results of these different areas of discussion. The results have also been provided to Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano for her use in the ongoing Zoning Study which will be used to consider revision of the existing housing codes.