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Linden Hills Neighborhood

E-Newsletter

February 15, 2016
In This Issue
Linden Hills Rezoning Study
On February 8 the City Planning Commission voted 7-1 to approve the City's recommendations for rezoning in Linden Hills. If adopted by City Council, the proposals will result in relaxed parking requirements for neighborhood restaurants and coffee shops, increased housing density in locations on France Ave, 44th & Beard, and 44th & Xerxes, and changes to the Linden Hills Overlay. For more information about the rezoning study and recommendations, visit the project webpage.

Rezoning Study Calendar:
March 3: Zoning & Planning Committee of City Council will consider the City Planning Commission's recommendations.
March 18: The City Council will consider final adoption of the zoning recommendations.

Calhoun-Harriet Improvement Process CAC Meeting

Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jones Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave

The draft recommendations for the Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet master planning process will be discussed.The public is invited to attend and speak.

View the draft recommendations with drawings.

For more information about the Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan, visit the

The Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan will soon be adopted. Your feedback is needed now! Attend the CAC meeting or leave a comment on the comment page.

Public Input Session for Roberts Bird Sanctuary

Thursday, February 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center, 3900 Bryant Ave S

Please join the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for the first public meeting regarding the Roberts Bird Sanctuary Improvements project.

The project team will introduce the project, present the Draft Habitat Assessment Report and identify current habitats that are critical to the future health of the sanctuary. At the meeting, discussion will address the draft bird list, identification of bird species that are threatened, endangered, or of special concern, and how the site can best support avian habitat.
 
The public is encouraged to attend this public meeting and share opinions and concerns related to Roberts Bird Sanctuary.

Please visit the Roberts Bird Sanctuary Improvements project page  for more information.

 
Over Coffee Speaker Series 

The popular, free series features dynamic women speakers.

Thursday Evenings, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
February - March 2016
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave S

February 18 - Lorna Landvik. Beloved MN author of ten novels, including Best to Laugh, Patty Jane'S house of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, Oh My Stars, and Mayor of the Universe.

February 25 - Carol Engebretson Byrne. President of Global Minnesota, one of the top ten World Affairs Councils in the U.S. Ms. Byrne also serves on the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Executive Comittee.

March 3 - Sondra Samuels. President and CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) and is leading a revolutionary culture shift in North Minneapolis, focused on ending multigenerational poverty through education by preparing 2,500 low-income North Minneapolis children to graduate from high school ready for college.

March 10 - Janee Harteau. The 52nd Police Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department. In 2012, Harteau was nominated by the mayor and unanimously confirmed as the first female Chief of Police in the city's history.

Coffee is supplied by Caribou Coffee and bagels by Bruegger's Bagels, 44th & France locations. There is no charge; donations are accepted.
RecQuest CAC Meeting

The first meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee will be held February 22. Meeting notes from the January 26 orientation are available online.

Monday, February 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Farview Recreation Center, 621 N 29th Ave

The goal is to develop and implement a comprehensive recreation center and program assessment and resulting plan to assure that facilities, programs and services offered align with community needs. 
Please consider attending to provide your input.

For more information, go to the project website.
Precinct Caucuses are March 1

Party precinct caucuses will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 1. Precinct caucuses are public meetings to discuss political party platforms, vote in straw polls for candidates, and run to be delegates to party conventions that will officially endorse candidates.
 
The only requirements to participate in precinct caucuses are that you: 1) are eligible to vote in the fall election; 2) live in the precinct; and 3) are in general agreement with the principles of the political party.
 
To find your caucus location, visit 
caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us.

Linden Hills Co-op Celebrating 40 Years

In July of 1975, about 20 people gathered at Linden Hills Park in response to an ad that Carol Vaubel placed in the Linden Hills Line. These individuals canvassed the neighborhood talking with neighbors and businesses about the benefits of a food co-op. The rest is history, as this community treasure now celebrates 40 years in the neighborhood.

If you have a Co-op memory you'd like to share, please email Leigh, Membership & Community Outreach Coordinator, at lhuck@lindenhills.coop.

Southwest Community Education Events

"Tin Chef" Cook Off
 Wednesday, February 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Southwest High School Lunchroom
Join in the competition or watch from the audience as teams prepare two dishes from scratch. Celebrity judges for the evening include Erick Harcey of Victory 44 & Upton 43, Steve Arnold of The Great Harvest Bread Company, Rebecca Gagnon of the Minneapolis School Board and Deputy Chief Don Leedham from the Minneapolis Fire Department.  The event is MC'd by Liz Collin from WCCO-TV. Learn more.
 
Family Sock Hop
Friday, March 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Southwest High School Gymnasium
The whole family is invited to enjoy an evening of great music (50s, 60s & 70s), games, treats, and prizes, and lots of fond memories for rock-n-rollers of all ages. Have your picture taken in front of the famous '57 Chevrolet, and buy some take-out snacks at "Porky's Drive-In". 
 
The entry fee is $3.00 per person.  Please bring a food donation for the Metro Food Shelf.   Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Please wear soft-sole shoes or tennis shoes, or be prepared to wear stockings-only in the gym.

Linden Hills Little Homes Tour

The tour will go on! The date of the tour is Saturday, June 11 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

We are seeking a few more homes of less than 2,000 sq. ft. between main and upper floors combined, for the June 11 tour.
 
The goal is to highlight small houses in our neighborhood that have been maximized through design or remodeling to provide an experience of gracious living while preserving the character and charm of Linden Hills. Additionally, the tour seeks to show creative alternatives to tear-down and infill construction and to promote good stewardship among current and future property owners in Linden Hills.
 
If you are interested in further information or to have your home (or a portion of your home) included in the tour, email info@lindenhills.org. Please include address, square footage, photos and a brief description of attributes of your home that would lend to the tour. The deadline for submissions is March 1.


LHiNC Spring Grants Available

Apply by March 15

The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) uses funds it generates from events such as the annual Linden Hills Festival to make grants available to organizations or projects that make Linden Hills a better place.
 
Recent LHiNC grants have been issued to the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, the Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra, Southwest Community Education Green Team, Linden Hills Park, and the Christopher Watson Dance Company.
 
The deadline to apply for the Spring grant cycle is March 15. Grant guidelines and information about the application process are available at lindenhills.org/grants. Contact  info@lindenhills.orgwith questions.

What Style is Your House? Twin Cities Historic Houses Explained

Attend this Linden Hills History Study Group program to learn more!

Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Ave S

Architectural historian and freelance writer Dick Kronick will explain the history behind 17 common house styles found in the Twin Cities. Have questions about a specific house? Email a photo by March 3 to richardkronick@msn.com.

$5 for non-members of LHHSG.

Southwest High School Presents Guys & Dolls

March 10-12, 17-19 at 7:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Sundays
Southwest High School Auditorium, 3414 W. 47th St

Set in 1920s Manhattan and featuring a high-rolling gambler, a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow, and a crap game manager that is anything but.  

Tickets available at southwesttheater.org.
 

Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, P.O. Box 24049, Minneapolis, MN 55410
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