The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) serves as a voice of Linden Hills residents, increasing community involvement and providing two-way communication with the City of Minneapolis and within the Linden Hills community. LHINC works towards these goals:
- to solicit and represent residents’ perspectives regarding community issues
- to increase community involvement and promote neighborhood identity
- to be the voice of the neighborhood in civic affairs affecting our community
- to promote social, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in the area
- to oversee implementation of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Action Plan,
- to organize the Linden Hills Festival each May and manage the Festival proceeds
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) is a non-profit formed to represent the interests of Linden Hills residents, property owners and and business owners.
New members are always welcome! Consider getting involved in one of our active committees:
Communications & Outreach Committee: Produces and distributes the bi-monthly Linden Hills Line newsletter, delivered to almost 3,000 residences, the monthly e-newsletter, that inform residents, businesses and others interested in timely information concerning Linden Hills and LHiNC, and manages the content of the LHiNC website LindenHills.org. The Committee also coordinates publicity for Linden Hills events.
Environment/Sustainability Committee: The Committee mission is to assist the Linden Hills neighborhood in creating and maintaining a sustainable, beautiful and healthy environment for Linden Hills residents. This includes, but is not limited to, creating and maintaining a healthy urban forest, care and concern for the quality of the lakes and the watershed of which we are a part, the quality of the air and the beauty of our surroundings. We act by educating residents about more sustainable ways of interacting with the environment, planting trees, and organizing and empowering residents to work on environmental issues of concern to them.
Finance & Fundraising Committee: The Finance Committee oversees the financial management of LHiNC and NRP funds for Linden Hills. The Committee reviews requests for donations and makes funding recommendations to the Board. The Committee reviews LHiNC Grant applications for the grant cycles in spring and fall.
Zoning Committee: The Zoning Committee consists of residents interested in the topic of zoning, but do not work for the city nor claim they are experts in the City zoning codes. The Zoning Committee reviews all variance requests for the Linden Hills neighborhood.
Get to know the policies and procedures that govern LHiNC’s activities. Any questions or suggestions? Contact LHiNC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NRP: Neighborhood Revitalization Program
NRP is a unique program which aims to change the future of Minneapolis neighborhoods, making them better places to live, work, learn and play. NRP provides funding to support neighborhood organizations’ administrative needs, as well as to create a variety of neighborhood improvement projects.
Community-based planning and priority-setting direct how these funds were allocated in areas such as:
- housing improvements
- park enhancements
- crime prevention
- community-building events
- newsletter development
- environmental initiatives
- and more!
NRP was split into two ten-year phases. Phase I began in 1994 and LHiNC received funding of $1.76 million under this program phase. Ninety-nine percent of those funds are encumbered or expended to date. Phase II began in 2003 and LHINC is currently implementing several projects. Funds totaling $530,161 were allocated for LHINC NRP Phase II.
In Linden Hills, the LHiNC Board of Directors oversees the process of planning and implementing NRP projects.
NRP: Phase I
LHINC completed its NRP Phase I program (1994-2004) with volunteers compiling a thorough review of the effort. This includes a neighborhood survey of 500 randomly selected households, 12 focus groups, and an updated status report of each of the 45 Phase I strategies (projects).
NRP Phase I Plan Summary: This 7-page report is drawn from the longer, full review and highlights the major outcomes from Linden Hills’ NRP Phase I.
NRP Phase I Project Summary: This 2-page table gives thumbnail descriptions of all of the implemented projects from Phase I, as well as project costs and implementation dates.
NRP Phase I Full Plan: This 31-page document includes overall outcomes of the Linden Hills NRP Phase I Plan plus detailed descriptions of the status of every project in the original Linden Hills NRP Phase I Action Plan.
NRP: Phase II
In 2005 the neighborhood voted to adopt the Linden Hills NRP Phase II action plan! This plan includes a variety of neighborhood improvement projects. Funds totaling $530,161 were allocated for LHINC NRP Phase II.