Land Use Committee meets on June 6 at Mill City Museum

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is on June 6, at 6:00 p.m., at the Mill City Museum.  More info to come.

ESPN X-Games coming to Downtown Minneapolis July 13-16

 

The ESPN X-Games are coming to Downtown Minneapolis July 13-16.  

A representative from ESPN will be at the May 25, DMNA Board meeting to review street/road closures, how local businesses may be effected, concert hours and curfews, ticket information, etc…

Speaking of road closures, please see below for tentative dates/times of those closures (Subject to change as of 4/29/17)

  • Chicago Ave from 4th Street to 6th Street: Saturday July 8 to Wednesday July 19 – 24 hours per day
  • 4th Street from 5th Ave to US Bank Stadium Loading dock: Thursday July 13 (7 pm) to Monday July 17 (4 am) – 24 hours per day
  • Portland Ave from 4th Street to 5th Street: Thursday July 13 (7 pm) to Monday July 17 (4 am) – 24 hours per day
  • Park Ave from 4th Street to 5th Street: Thursday July 13 (7 pm) to Monday July 17 (4 am) – 24 hours per day

For more information, please visit the Meet Minneapolis Website.

May 25 DMNA Board at the Mill City Museum at 5:45 p.m.

The next DMNA Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, at the Mill City Museum, at 5:45 p.m.  

AGENDA

Included on this meeting agenda will be a presentation from Mike Alder with ESPN.  He will be reviewing the upcoming X-Games, which will take place July 13-16 in Downtown Minneapolis.  Alder will review street/road closures, how local businesses may be effected, concert hours and curfews, ticket information, etc…

Speaking of road closures, please see below for tentative dates/times of those closures (Subject to change as of 4/29/17)

  • Chicago Ave from 4th Street to 6th Street: Saturday July 8 to Wednesday July 19 – 24 hours per day
  • 4th Street from 5th Ave to US Bank Stadium Loading dock: Thursday July 13 (7 pm) to Monday July 17 (4 am) – 24 hours per day
  • Portland Ave from 4th Street to 5th Street: Thursday July 13 (7 pm) to Monday July 17 (4 am) – 24 hours per day
  • Park Ave from 4th Street to 5th Street: Thursday July 13 (7 pm) to Monday July 17 (4 am) – 24 hours per day

DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on May 2, at the Mill City Museum – Cargill Room

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is coming up on Tuesday, May 2, at the Mill City Museum in the Cargill Room.

AGENDA – REVISED May 2

DMNA Board meeting April 18 at Open Book

The next DMNA Board meeting is Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m., at Open Book in the 2nd floor conference room.

Meeting Agenda

DMNA Land Use Committee meeting on April 5, at the Mill City Museum

The next DMNA Land Use Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m., at the Mill City Museum in the ADM Room.

AGENDA (REVISED)

2017 Open Streets Downtown scheduled for Sunday, June 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit the Open Streets Website.

Great turnout at Crime and Safety Public Forum

Thank you to everyone that attended tonight’s Crime and Safety Public Forum. Lots of great information shared and questions asked. The DMNA looks forward to continuing the conversation with all of the organizations working to improve the safety and livability of the downtown community.  Below is a link to the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at the forum.

http://www.thedmna.org/dt-west-crime-ppt/

 

 

 

Thank you to our esteemed panel of guest speakers at the Crime and Safety Public Forum:

  • Joseph Descenclos, Minneapolis DID;
  • Heidi Johnston, Minneapolis City Attorneys Office;
  • Inspector Mike Sullivan, Minneapolis Police Department, First Precinct;
  • Gail Baez, Hennepin County Attorneys Office;
  • Shane Zahn, Minneapolis DID Safe Zone;
  • Jose Acuna, Youth Link; and
  • Steve Cramer, Minneapolis Downtown Council



Neighborhoods 2020 Community Conversation scheduled for Tuesday, April 25

The Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) and Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) department will partner with neighborhood organizations to host four to six community conversations on the future role of neighborhood organizations in the City of Minneapolis. These conversations will lead to recommendations to the City Council on the direction of future funding and programming for neighborhood organizations beyond 2020.

The DMNA is partnering with the Citizens for a Loring Park Community, Elliot Park Neighborhoods, Inc., North Loop Neighborhood Association and Stevens Square Community Organization to host one of these conversations on Tuesday, April 25, at Plymouth Congregational Church from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

What is the purpose of these conversations?
To host respectful community conversations about the role of neighborhood organizations, leading to the development of recommendations for City Council in early 2018.

In addition to this main goal, additional goals include:
1. To provide an opportunity for neighborhood organization members, residents and stakeholders to gather and talk about the future of their work.
2. To ensure inclusive and representative conversations by reaching out to cultural community organizations and leaders as well City leaders to hear other perspectives.
3. Experience and learn more about Art of Hosting and provide training on how to use this tool

What are the key questions to be covered?
• What are the unique services provided by neighborhood organizations to residents and the City?
• What is the role of neighborhood organizations with the City government?
• What are the major challenges or barriers neighborhood organizations face in serving their communities or partnering with the City?
• How do we measure the impact of neighborhood work?
• Do we have the right neighborhood infrastructure (number of neighborhoods, programming, changing demographics, resource availability, etc.)?
• What resources are needed (funding, policy changes, training and support, etc.) to help support the goal of supporting inclusive, vibrant and effective neighborhood organizations?

How will the feedback be used and how will outcomes be reported?
Data from the conversations will be posted online NCR staff will do an initial review of data and develop draft findings from the data, and will review these findings with our planning partners and the Neighborhoods 2020 committee for accuracy and integrity. After this review process, a Summary of Findings report will be provided to the Neighborhoods 2020 Committee and then the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission by June, 2017.

DMNA Public Forum: Reducing Violent Crime in Downtown Minneapolis scheduled for March 20, at 5:30 pm

Crime and Safety image for DMNA Website

This forum will address the continuing problem of serious street crime in Downtown West at Hennepin and First Avenues. Representatives from the Minneapolis Police Department, the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Downtown Improvement District / Safe Zone and YouthLink will be on hand to provide crime stats and talk about possible solutions to criminal activity in the downtown community. Secured guest presenters include the following:

 

  • Joe Tamburino, DMNA Board Chair and forum moderator
  • Lieutenant Christopher House, Minneapolis Police Department, First Precinct;
  • Heidi Johnston, City of Minneapolis, City Attorney’s Office, First Precinct Community Attorney;
  • Shane Zahn, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District / Safe Zone;
  • Steve Cramer, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Downtown Council; and
  • Joseph Acuna from Youth Link

This will be a great opportunity for the community to get information and ask questions. More information to come.