Building, Land Use, and Housing Meeting

Every month, EPNI convenes the community at the Building, Land Use, and Housing (BLUH) meeting to discuss proposed changes to the neighborhood.

In order to join the meeting, you'll need to register via Zoom:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  If you need help with registering, please call or email the EPNI office. We will also stream the meeting to Facebook and the recording will be available after the meeting.

Do you have questions on any of the agenda items or suggestions for open discussion that you would like to submit ahead of time?  Email your questions and/or suggestions to [email protected].


Building, Land Use & Housing Committee Meeting
January 21, 6 PM, via Zoom
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


Welcome – Glen Johnson, BLUH Chair

6:05 pm


Introductions – 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


Conversation of 700 10th Avenue S from Office to Affordable Housing

Barbara Jeanetta, Alliance Housing

Alliance Housing is planning to renovate the property at 700 10th Avenue S into affordable housing.  It is currently being used and will soon be vacated by HCMC for administrative offices.  The building is owned by a medical lab who will remain an owner and maintain their office and lab in the building.  It will house 55 adults and small households with very low incomes and who have experienced homelessness.

Alliance Housing was born out of the vision of St. Stephens’ Catholic Church volunteers and emergency shelter staff and residents who wanted to create tangible, long term housing solutions for homeless families and individuals.  The nonprofit (not religious affiliated) organization was incorporated in 1991 and took advantage of vacant and available properties at low cost in South Minneapolis.  Alliance continues to honor its history by developing housing solutions for homeless, poor and other individuals shut out of market opportunities.

Since this is a renovation project, Alliance Housing does not anticipate the need for a land use application or any variances.

Motion to consider: Support for the proposed renovation of 700 10th Street by Alliance to create housing for 55 adults and small households with very low incomes and who have experienced homelessness.

6:40 pm


Open Discussion – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair

An opportunity to bring up questions, issues, project ideas, etc.

-         Update on TOPA motion from last meeting

-         Upcoming topics: I-94 in March/April; NCU Student Union in April, Plumbers Union unknown

7:00 pm


Updates & Adjourn – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair



January 21, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm




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