Festival Wrap Up
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 39th annual Linden Hills Festival a huge success! We love our incredible volunteers, who showed up early with rain gear and positive attitudes, and made the day run smoothly.
We also appreciate our generous sponsors and donors, and the vendors who showed up despite the overwhelming chance of rain in the forecast. And we couldn't have done it without the help of the AMAZING staff at Linden Hills Park. It was a fabulous day in the neighborhood!
(Face painting fun at the Festival.)
Proposed 46th & France Development
LHiNC Zoning Committee to Vote on Rezoning and VariancesMonday, May 20 at 7:00 pm
Linden Hills Park On Monday the developer and architect for the proposed 52-unit development at 46th & France will appear at the LHiNC Zoning Committee Meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. Presentations will be given by the developer, and neighboring residents will be given the opportunity to speak. The Zoning Committee will vote to "Oppose" or "Not Oppose" any rezoning and variances requested by the developer for completion of the project.
Streetcars Begin 42nd Year of ServiceOn May 4th the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line began its 42nd year of operation in Linden Hills. On weekends, cars run from 12:30 to 8:30 pm. Weekday evening service begins Friday, May 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. From June through August, trolleys will operate from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons. Find the complete schedule and special event information at trolleyride.org.
Update: Linden Hills Small Area PlanThanks to over 75 Linden Hills residents and business owners who attended one of the SAP workshops held on April 24 and 25 to help shape the future of our neighborhood. Attendees engaged in visioning exercises and discussions about our commercial nodes and corridors, guided by the consultant firm hired to develop our Small Area Plan (Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.). Workshop topics included:
For more information, visit LHSAP.org
Bayer's Hardware Renovation Approved at Public HearingAt a Public Hearing on April 8th, the Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the preliminary plans submitted by John Gross, of 43 Upton, LLC for a 2,050 square foot one story addition to the property located at 4312 Upton Ave S.
Click here for the staff report and preliminary site plans.
If you have questions about the project, please contact Aly Pennucci, Senior Planner, at (612) 673-5342 or email@example.com
MSPFairSkies CoalitionA group of residents from neighborhoods affected by proposed flight path changes at MSP Airport has teamed up as MSP FairSkies Coalition. Linden Hills has two representatives on the coalition. This group will help keep neighborhoods engaged and informed on airport related issues. They will also be considering how the MSP Airport 2020 Expansion Plan could affect residents in the near future and will request that a proper environmental impact study is done.
To view the MSP FairSkies Coaltion's website, please click here.
To view a video presentation about the proposed flight path changes, please click here.
Linden Hills Farmers Market Needs Your FeedbackThe Linden Hills Farmers Market would appreciate the feedback of its neighbors as they prepare for the 2013 season.
Please complete the survey online using this link. Let them know what you love, what you don't, and what you'd like to see more of.
Have You Driven the Linden Hills HOURCAR Lately?
Since April, when Linden Hills welcomed the HOURCAR car-sharing program to the neighborhood, a shiny-new, plug-in electric Toyota Prius is available to all HOURCAR members! The Linden Hills car uses a supplemental battery that enables utilization of more electric energy than a typical hybrid electric vehicle. Settergren Ace Hardware generously contributes use of its parking lot space for the vehicle hub, and their building's array of rooftop solar panels (installed by the Linden Hills Co-Op in 2007) helps provide electricity to the hub.
HOURCAR provides an alternative to car ownership in the Twin Cities. HOURCAR members make reservations to use any of the cars in the HOURCAR fleet and pay per hour and per mile for their usage.
With HOURCAR, you can reserve a car when you need it, drive it where you want to, let someone else worry about car payments, parking, insurance, and maintenance! To sign up and to learn more about the features and benefits of this car-sharing program, visit HOURCAR.org
Bike Lane Project Moves Forward
The neighborhood bike lane effort is moving ahead, with plans for bike lane striping to occur in spring 2013. The project will be funded by LHiNC and the City of Minneapolis, with contributions from the Linden Hills Business Association, Clancey's, the Linden Hills Co-op, and through individual donations made to Southwest Pedal Power.
Bike lanes will be applied on major bike routes as determined by the City of Minneapolis' Bikeways Master Plan. The designated bike routes through the neighborhood will be Upton/Sheridan Aves. from 47th St. to 39th St, W. 44th St. between France and Upton Aves., and also W. 42nd St. between Sheridan Ave. and Lake Harriet.
The striping of bike lanes on these designated routes is the next step in promoting biking awareness and safety in Linden Hills, with the possibility of adding additional neighborhood bike lanes in the future.
LHiNC's Environment Committee is looking for members!