Building, Land Use, and Housing Meeting

Join your neighbors in advocating for development that fits our community needs. Every month, EPNI convenes the community at the Building, Land Use, and Housing (BLUH) meeting, where residents can review & give feedback on proposed changes to infrastructure and development plans.

Building, Land Use & Housing Committee Meeting
January 16, 2019, 6 -7:30 PM
Elliot Park Recreation Center (1000 E 14th St)

Proposed Agenda

If you live, work or own property in the Elliot Park neighborhood you are eligible to vote at BLUH meetings. 

6:00 pm

Call to Order and Introductions – Glen Johnson, BLUH Chair

6:05 pm

Welcome – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair

6:08 pm

Approval of Agenda – Glen Johnson

6:09 pm

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes – Glen Johnson

6:10 pm

Update on Wells Fargo/Larking Development
Burt Coffin, ESG

An update on the project will be provided as well as a proposed change to the balcony railings. 

Action: Consider supporting the proposed balcony railings change from glass to picket.

6:25 pm

Conversion of Augustana Care Center (1007 E 14th St)

Representing Cassia:
Kathy Kopp, Vice President of Senior Development

Representing Hennepin HealthCare:
Dawn Petroskas, Health Care for the Homeless Coordinator

Representing Catholic Charities:
Tim Marx, President and CEO
Tracy Berglund, Senior Director, Housing Stability
Wendy Underwood, Vice President, Social Justice Advocacy & Engagement
Janelle Sullivan, Property Manager, Exodus Residence
Rosalind Brown, Program Manager, Exodus Residence
Amanda Horner, Senior Communications Manager

Representatives from Catholic Charities & Cassia will present the plan to convert Augustana Care Center to supportive housing and a walk-in healthcare clinic with time for Q&A from the audience.

Visit for more information

Read the response to EPNI's questions on the project here.

7:15 pm

Open Discussion – Vachel Hudson

7:25 pm


January 27 – Renter First Meeting, 5:30-8 pm, Elliot Park Rec Center: see for more details

February 20 – BLUH Meeting, 6 pm, Elliot Park Rec Center

7:30 pm

Adjourn - Please help return chairs to their cart before leaving.  Thank you!



January 16, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Elliot Park Recreation Center


Vanessa Haight · · 612-335-5846


Judy Bergstrom Vachel Hudson

Will you come?