Monday, March 21 | 1:30 pm | Room 317 of City Hall (350 South 5th Street)

“Bring your Own Bag Ordinance Public Hearing March 21: The City of Minneapolis is considering a ban of plastic bags.  The ordinance change is beign sponsored by City Council Member Cam Gordon and Council Member Abi Warsame and will encourage customers to bring their own bags when shopping.

The ban will be targeted on single-use plastic bags and there will be a proposed fee of $.05 on paper bags.  There are some exceptions – reusable plastic bags over 4mil in thickness, produce bags without handles, dry-cleaner, newspaper and door-hanger bags, pet waste bags, and bags without handles used to safeguard public health and safety during transportation of prepared take-out foods and liquids.  More information, when available, can be found here.”  – Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling



Help Name the East End of Downtown – Take the Mill City Times Survey

The DMNA has been engaging with the East Downtown Council District Branding effort and invites residents to participate in the Mill City Times online survey.

The background of this naming process includes exploring the synergies of Elliot Park and Downtown East/Mill District Neighborhoods as broad collaborators of new economic opportunity as the center shared space between the neighborhoods is being transformed. The East Downtown Council has worked with more than 40 organizations (including the neighborhoods) in order to identify key challenges, benchmark several other urban districts and branding processes, and draft a brand vision statement, purpose, pillars and structure. The stage is now set to move on to phase two: specific brand names and images, and a marketing and implementation plan. Please provide input!



EDC branding logos


DMNA Board Approved Proposed Tailgating Agreement with Vikings

The DMNA Board approved a proposed game day tailgating agreement with the MN Vikings at the 2.16.16 Board meeting.  Visit the project page for details.

Vikings Game Day Tailgating Survey

Have an opinion on the return of Vikings game day tailgating to Downtown? Take this short survey from the DMNA.

Visit the DMNA Projects page for background on the DMNA’s involvement in proposing updates to the Vikings game day tailgating zone and ordinances.

Downtown Parks & Open Space Master Plan — Final Meeting – 2/25 @ 6:30 pm

Steering Committee Meeting Feb 25_2016

Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction – Public Meetings on 2/17 @ 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Minneapolis Central Library – 300 Nicollet Mall (Doty Conference Room)

Hennepin Ave between Washington Ave and 12th St is programmed for full reconstruction in 2020. Public Works will begin initial planning work in 2016.  Public input is sought for early stage planning.

Project Website

Project Overview PDF

DMNA Board Meeting — 2/16 @ 5:45 pm

Open Book – Target Performance Hall

February 2016 DMNA Board Meeting Agenda – Updated 2.10.16

Featured Topics Include:

  • Draft of a proposed DMNA tailgating agreement with the Vikings 
  • Update from the Land Use Committee on the Legacy Condo Development
  • Proposed framework for soliciting and evaluating future requests for the DMNA funding 
  • Community-led effort to bring a bike commuter center to Downtown 

DMNA Land Use Committee Meeting on 2/2

2/2/2016 (6:00pm @ Open Book Rm 203) –
Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction
& 11th Avenue Protected Bike Lane 

+ Sector Planner, Beth Elliot, will discuss how the DMNA can work with the City to advocate for its land use priorities.

Visit the Land Use Committee page for full details.

January Neighborhood Meetings — U.S. Bank Stadium Traffic Plan & Tailgating

The DMNA will host two community forums in January.

U.S. Bank Traffic Demand Management and Construction Update  – January 19th @ 7:00 pm

On January 19th in the ADM Room at the Mill City Museum after regular board business (approximately 7:00 pm), Billy Langenstein will present plans for game day traffic management at U.S. Bank Stadium. Project staff from the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority will also provide a project update.

The Future of Tailgating – January 26th at 6:00 pm

Community members will meet on January 26th in the Target Auditorium at Open Book at 6:00 pm to discuss and develop the neighborhoods priorities for future tailgating policy.

1/5 Land Use Meeting — 3rd Avenue Redesign and Target Center Renovation

The project teams from the 3rd Avenue Redesign and Target Center renovation will present and field questions at the DMNA Land Use meeting on 1/5/2016.  The committee will meet at Emanuel Housing (818 3rd Street S.) at 6:00 pm.  The front desk will direct visitors to the meeting location.


Visit the DMNA Land Use Committee page for more information.