West Broadway Area Coalition in partnership with KMOJ Radio Facilitate Community Meeting: Cleaner, Safer, Greener Initiative.
On Friday, October 2, the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC), in partnership with Mpls Council Members Hofstede and Samuels and KMOJ, facilitated a community meeting around the homicide that occurred on Sunday, September 27, 2009 as a part of the Cleaner, Safer, Greener Initiative. The goal was to engage the business and residential community so that they could hear a factual update from the Minneapolis Police Department regarding the incident, and then to engage the community to hear their feedback so that we can move toward a more safe community.
The meeting was well attended with over 67 individuals in attendance, many of whom gave their feedback around involving all parts of the community especially those that live in North Minneapolis in a process to move West Broadway and North Minneapolis toward an end to violence. The WBC committed to holding additional forums and also promised to continue to work with law enforcement and other system partners to begin that process.
- Encourages desirable, new developments, and coordinates all Third Ward proposals with city staff, developers, and neighborhoods, resulting in improved, eco-friendly designs, and inclusion of arts components
- Co-founded and co-chairs Minneapolis Mississippi Riverfront Corporation (MMRC), a non-profit which includes the entire riverfront, but whose first capital priority will be the upper riverfront and implementation of the Above the Falls plan. Supported by the City of Minneapolis, the State, and the Minneapolis Park Board. Includes 6 Third Ward neighborhoods: McKinley, Hawthorne, St. Anthony West, Nicollet Island / East Bank, Marcy Holmes and Sheridan
Mayor and Minneapolis City Council Adopt Plan to Guide City Growth and Development
The Minneapolis City Council adopted the city’s comprehensive plan, The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth. The plan looks ahead to 2030 and describes how the city will welcome and manage projected population, housing, and job growth. The plan also looks at how Minneapolis will preserve, maintain and enhance both its natural and built environments.
The plan demonstrates that the city can grow and pursue economic development, while preserving the character of its neighborhoods and enhancing the quality of its open spaces. The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth incorporates input from a variety of stakeholders including citizens, neighborhoods, institutions, businesses, and neighboring jurisdictions. "This updated Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan is really a vision for how we want our city to look, feel and grow," said Mayor R.T. Rybak. "It is the culmination of the work of many residents, business owners, and community leaders to develop a plan for a great city to grow into the future."
State law requires the City of Minneapolis to update its plan periodically to meet regional planning requirements overseen by the Metropolitan Council. The most recent major update to the comprehensive plan was completed in 2000 with various amendments since then. More information, including the plan, is available online at: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/comp_plan_update.asp