Building, Land Use, and Housing Meeting

March 18th, 6 PM, via Zoom

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].


Proposed Agenda:

6:00 pm

Welcome & Introductions – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair

6:08 pm

Approval of Agenda – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair

6:09 pm

Approval of Previous Meeting MinutesVachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair

6:10 pm

Lock & Dam Project
Amanda Wigen, Friends of the Falls

Amanda will share information about the US Army Corps of Engineers recommendation that the federal government fully dispose of the Upper Lock at St. Anthony Falls to a willing party. The Friends of the Falls is advocating for the continued ownership and maintenance of the Upper Lock by the US Army Corps of Engineer and that property not required for operations be transferred to the City of Minneapolis or its designee for public use.

The Corps is accepting public comment on its recommendation through March 18.

Request: Individuals submit public comment letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers by midnight on March 18.

See letter template here.
Find more information at

6:30 pm

AmeriCorps VISTA Tenant Organizing Project
Ellie Benson, EPNI VISTA Tenant Organizer

Ellie will introduce herself and share information about her year-long project with EPNI.

6:40 pm

Open Discussion – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair

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

7:00 pm

Updates & Adjourn – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair


March 18, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm




Vanessa Haight · · 612-335-5846