The 2019 3rd aWards

3rd Awards - A Celebration of Community in the heart of Minneapolis

Let’s celebrate the best of Ward 3 from 2019 — Nominate your favorites, and then join Steve Fletcher – Minneapolis City Council Ward for the presentation of the The 2019 3rd aWards!

Wednesday, February 19
6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Food Building
1401 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

  1. NOMINATE people and organizations in the following categories on this form
    • Best New Local Business
    • Best Placemaking Initiative
    • Best Transportation Improvement
    • Affordable Housing Project of the Year
    • Community Initiative of the Year
    • Youth Leadership of the Year
    • Leader of the Year
  2. SAVE THE DATE for the evening of Wednesday, February 19 to celebrate!

Snow Emergency Declared

Minneapolis Snow Emergency has been declared in Minneapolis. Parking rules go into effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Day 1)
Do not park on EITHER side of a Snow Emergency route until 8 a.m., or the street is fully plowed.

Thursday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 2)
Do not park on the EVEN numbered side of a non-Snow Emergency route until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed, or on EITHER side of a parkway until 8 p.m., or the parkway is fully plowed.

Friday, Nov. 29, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 3)
Do not park on the ODD numbered side of a non-Snow Emergency route until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed.

You can find an interactive map for street lookup here.

More: minneapolismn.gov/snow

Public Comment Requested on Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works

The City of Minneapolis Government is seeking comments through Dec. 27 on the draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works – a plan that identifies priorities for removing accessibility barriers in the City’s public right of way.

The draft ADA Transition Plan identifies and outlines recommendations for four types of infrastructure that impact accessibility for people walking or rolling in the public right of way: pedestrian curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signal systems, sidewalks and street crossings.

Following the comment period, staff will review feedback and will bring a revised ADA Transition Plan for Public Works to the City Council for consideration in early 2020.

Read the full draft here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@publicworks/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-221601.pdf

Comments can be made online, in person, or via phone.

Attend an Open House on the draft:
Monday, Dec. 16
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall

Comment online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DraftADATransitionPlanSurvey

Comments can also be taken by:
Kelsey Fogt
Kelsey.fogt@minneapolismn.gov
612-673-3885.

Broadway Street Northeast Repaving Update

Expect delays and temporary closures of Broadway Street Northeast between Marshall Street Northeast (County Road 23) and Lincoln Street in Minneapolis starting October 14th for approximately one week (weather permitting). Due to the nature of this work and the weather, the exact start and finish dates may vary.

The majority of the work will be completed alongside traffic. This means people can continue to use the road. You should expect delays and traffic configuration changes when traveling through the area. Flaggers may also be on site to help guide people driving on Broadway Street Northeast.

This work is done in stages. First, we ground away, or mill, the existing pavement. Then, we pave, or overlay, a new layer of pavement. Finally, we add new striping and pavement markings.

Stay Safe During Construction

For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask that you obey all posted speed limits and slow down where crews are working.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue project work in this area.

2019 Corridor Improvements

As crews repave the area, they will also make the following changes to the roadway:
-Convert the 4-lane roadway between 4th and Jackson streets and between Tyler and Lincoln streets to a 3-lane roadway (one lane in each direction with shared center turn lane)
-Install a test closure median at Tyler Street to prohibit left turns
-Convert the road to one lane in each direction at the railroad bridge near Buchanan Street

Anticipated 2020 improvements

Crews are anticipated to return in 2020 to complete the following:
-Repaving between Broadway Street between Lincoln Street and Stinson Boulevard Northeast (County Road 27)
-Making intersection modifications at Johnson Street to improve sight distance for left-turning vehicles

To learn more about the project, visit hennepin.us/broadwaystreet.

For questions, please contact Bob Byers, project manager, at robert.byers@hennepin.us or call 612-596-0354.

Click here to learn more about the Broadway St. Task Force.

New City of Mpls Project – Needs YOUR Input

The City of Minneapolis has launched a new project seeking public input, and as a valued community partner, we could use your help in spreading the word about it.

It’s called the Community Indicators Project and its goal is to create measures to help the community, City leaders and staff determine how successful the City is at achieving its goals.

One of the ways people can contribute ideas to this project is through an online engagement tool. Folks are encouraged to share their thoughts through this tool between now and Feb. 6.

Would you be able to help share this news with your network and encourage them to share their thoughts?

More information is below, but please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help with this important project.

Kim Keller​

kim.keller@minneapolismn.gov

(612) 673-3141

Your Home is Fabulous!

2015 Home Tour wants your home, or your neighbor’s

Who do you know in your neighborhood whose home has recently had a makeover they might like to share with other home enthusiasts? Or even great woodwork and the desire to promote your neighborhood? The 2015 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is already looking for homeowners and home improvement professionals to feature on the late-April tour. The first round of nominations/applications are due Friday, January 16, and early submissions are encouraged. It’s the Tour’s 28th year, and it will be held April 25 and 26, 2015.

“People attending the tour are looking for ideas on how to remodel or expand their homes,” said Tour coordinator Margo Ashmore. “We also find that people are really passionate about historic preservation and accuracy to period, bringing back what previous homeowners have covered up or lost.”

Contractors often help staff the homes, and homeowners ask family and friends to contribute a few hours hosting. “A good support network makes it fun. It’s a great incentive to finish up the last few little projects,” Ashmore said.

Contractors and other vendors may nominate homes they have worked on, and are encouraged to call for more information about sponsorship. Green/energy efficient homes, and historically-sensitive remodels/expansions get special notice among the 50 homes. “We’re even partnering with the Handmade Tile Association to promote the art,” Ashmore said. It is not necessary to have remodeled the whole house. Every potential location receives a personal visit before any decisions are made about participating.

The tour is a celebration of city living that encourages homeowners to improve existing homes, and to complement the neighborhood vibe if they build new. For more information, call Tour Coordinator Margo Ashmore at612-867-4874 or email Margo@MargoAshmore.com. Go towww.MSPHomeTour.com, click on “submit a home” for the option to apply online or download an application form.

Coming soon, to our very own Minneapolis (and surrounding areas)!

Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, 612-215-2520, http://www.mnbookarts.org.

Hours: Monday 10 am — 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am — 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am — 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm

Class details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available at above web site. You may also register by calling 612-215-2520. Note: This is only a sampling of classes, focusing on those that are less expensive and that don’t require experience.

InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books

Greg Campbell Fine Binding

Both on exhibit: January 9 – March 28

Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 6 – 9 pm

InsideOUT celebrates the art and craft of contemporary bookbinding and private press printing. Organized by the U.K.-based binding society Designer Bookbinders, this ambitious project is a collaboration between thirty-four binders based in the United Kingdom and twenty-five based in the U.S. and Canada. Greg Campbell Fine Binding celebrates work from this renowned Minneapolis-based bookbinder and proprietor of Campbell-Logan Bindery. The opening reception will include a 7 pm gallery talk by featured artist/publisher Gaylord Schanilec of Midnight Paper Sales. This event is free and open to the public, and a number of participating artists and organizers will be in attendance. For information: http://www.mnbookarts.org/insideout/.

Plainly Spoken: The Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter 2013-2014 Juried Traveling Exhibit

On exhibit: January 9 – April 26

Reception: Friday, February 6, 6 – 9 pm

MCBA is honored to host the Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter’s exhibitPlainly Spoken, featuring bindings of Julia Miller’s Books Will Speak Plain by seventeen binders from across the United States. The reception will include a gallery talk at 7:30 pm by featured artists Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman. This event is free and open to the public. For information:http://www.mnbookarts.org/plainlyspoken/

Mill City Museum Programs and Events

704 Second Street South

For more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.org

 

Star Tribune Heritage Printing Plant Tour

Daily, 9 am, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm (latest time is best chance to see presses in action)

Star Tribune Heritage Center, 800 First Street North

If you like BIG, this is the place to see. The presses are 100 feet high, rolls of newsprint paper weigh 2,500 pounds, and the building is the size of nine football fields. Each tour lasts 90 minutes, is free to the public and is by appointment only. Tour visitors must be 10 years of age or older with adult supervision. Exceptions may be made for children under 10 as long as each child is chaperoned by an adult. Tour groups of us to 20 people may be accommodated; groups of fewer than 10 people may be combined with another group. For more information, including how to schedule a tour:http://www.startribunecompany.com/153.

Birthday Party Options

Depot Waterpark

The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South

Birthday party packages available including admission, balloons, party favors, tokens, vanilla ice cream, cake, soda or juice, and choice of hot dog and chips or slice of pizza. Package price is $19.95 per person. Minimum of eight people; reservations required. Contact Hannah Johnson athjjohnson@thedepotminneapolis.com. For additional info, visithttp://www.thedepotwaterpark.com.

Depot Rink

The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South

Birthday party packages include: skate admission, skate rental, balloons, soda and choice of a hot dog with chips or a slice of pizza, vanilla ice cream cup and cake. Cost is $19.95 per person. Minimum of 8 people; reservations required. Contact Hannah Johnson at hjjohnson@thedepotminneapolis.com. For additional info, visit http://www.thedepotrink.com.

Musical Performances on the U of M West Bank

The School of Music, located in Ferguson Hall on the University of Minnesota West Bank, offers a range of musical performances throughout the year, many of which are free. For more information, go to https://music.umn.edu/events.

Live Jazz

Wednesdays, 9 pm – 12 midnight

The Tangiers, 116 First Avenue NE

Located in the trendy and historic North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis sits The Tangiers, housed in one of the city’s most historic buildings from 1884, The Hennepin Steam Building. Eat – drink – lounge – and now enjoy live jazz on Wednesdays along with DJed music other evenings. For information: http://www.thetangiersmpls.com.

Guthrie Theater Architectural Tours

First Saturday of each month, 9 am, plus by appointment for groups of five or more

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South

Influenced by the Mississippi River’s proximity and beauty, architect Jean Nouvel’s vision for “theaters in the sky” made way for countless architectural feats in the facility. Discover its features through an architecture tour — covering everything from ground plans to groundbreaking, site selection, neighborhood influences and noteworthy elements that have garnered worldwide attention. Architecture tours are scheduled the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. and last approximately 75 minutes in length. $20 for adults; $15 for students. Call the Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online at http://secure.guthrietheater.org/tickets/calendar/?q=whats_happening/calendar. Private architecture tours may be scheduled for groups of five or more; advance reservations are required by calling 612-225-6390.

Live Music at Mattie’s on Main

Mattie’s on Main, 43 Main Street SE

Mattie’s on Main offers an ever-changing, but frequent calendar of music and other events. For full information: http://mattiesonmain.com/events/.

*****Informational Resources*****

River Trip Planner

Visit your national park without a car! The National Park Service – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is very excited to share that their long awaited “River Trip Planner” is LIVE! www.rivertripplanner.org will help you plan a route anywhere in the park, identify bus, rail lines and the best points of access (river nodes) for popular river destinations. It is an easy-to-use Google-based map with embedded park destination and alternative transportation (bus, rail, bike, boat, and walking) information that builds on existing regional transit, recreational trails and river access. Have fun, stay fit and reduce environmental impacts while exploring your national park! For more information about destinations in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area go to:www.nps.gov/planyourvisit

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board Web Site

The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board web site provides information about the history of the St. Anthony Falls area and history-related things to do (including web versions of the various walking tour brochures); visithttp://www.stanthonyfalls.org.

Above the Falls Destinations Map

The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has coordinated with Minnehaha Media (a division of Hedberg Maps) to produce the Mississippi River Map-Above the Falls Destinations — a complete map and resource guide to the river and surrounding neighborhoods from the I-694 bridge in Brooklyn Center/Fridley down to the Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. The map is sponsored by Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Explore the rich cultural and industrial history of Minneapolis’ birthplace on the river and the neighborhoods that grew around it. Venture into the natural areas, parks and trails that straddle the river just north of downtown. Dine and relax at dozens of bars and restaurants in the neighborhoods of the North Loop, Northeast and North Minneapolis. All paths lead to the river – it’s time to rediscover the Mississippi! These maps are 12” x 18”, full-color (folded to pocket-sized), FREE and available at Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership events, their sponsors, select retail, restaurants and coffee shops, parks and recreation centers, schools, neighborhood and community centers throughout Downtown, North and Northeast Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities — over 80 locations. Please see the area of coverage: http://www.minnehahamedia.com/gw/missriver_mpls_upper/index.html.

Mississippi River Field Guide

Friends of the Mississippi River’s Mississippi River Field Guide gathers historical fact and folklore, information about ecology, natural history and industry, and tips for the river explorer or recreational user. Browse this site for interesting and fun facts about the Twin Cities area or use it as a guide for your own river adventure. For information: http://fieldguide.fmr.org

Minnesota Great River Road Information and Maps

The newest Minnesota Great River Road information pieces are six maps that have been developed for each of the six destination areas of the Great River Road. They feature a map on one side, with travel ideas on the reverse side. To see all six maps and access lots of other information about the Great River Road, visit http://www.mnmississippiriver.com.

Minneapolis Bicycling Map

The City of Minneapolis now has a great map available online that includes extensive information of interest to bicyclists, e.g., bike route locations, Nice Ride kiosk locations, points of interest and street conditions. There’s one version that you can print out and another that allows you to zoom in and pan around to view the information. Check it out at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/maps/pan/index.htm.

*****Informational Updates*****

STARR Award to 222 Hennepin

Congratulations to the 222 Hennepin project for winning a STARR (Shopping Center Tribute Award for Retail Real Estate) award in the Mixed Use category! For more information: http://www.msca-online.com/events/annual-StarSM-awards/winner/162?categoryId=15.

Mark Muller Named New Director of McKnight Mississippi River Program

Following a national search, The McKnight Foundation has named Mark Muller as director of its Mississippi River program. He will take on the new role on January 5, 2015. For more information: https://www.mcknight.org/newsroom/news-releases/mcknight-names-mark-muller-director-of-mississippi-river-program

*****Riverfront News Articles*****

Franklin Avenue Bridge Rehab

http://finance-commerce.com/2014/12/sticker-shock-for-franklin-avenue-bridge-rehab/

HauteWok

http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2014/12/hautewok_takeover_at_haute_dish_will_heat_up_january.php

Jonah and the Whale at Guthrie

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/286260741.html

602 Residences

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/285971051.html

Spoon and Stable Opening

http://www.startribune.com/test/282601731.html

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Minnesota-Monthly/January-2015/Gavin-Kaysens-Spoon-and-Stable-in-the-North-Loop/

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Minnesota-Monthly/January-2015/Linda-Kaysen-of-Spoon-and-Stable-Style-Profile/

Red Table Meat Company

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Minnesota-Monthly/January-2015/Cook-Like-Mike-Phillips-of-Red-Table-Meat-Co/

Trader Joe’s Plan

http://millcitytimes.com/news/breaking-trader-joes-coming-to-downtown-minneapolis.html

River Bridge Repair Costs

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/286518861.html