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.

The BLUH meeting is held the third Thursday of each month, 6-7:30 PM, at the Elliot Park Recreation Center (1000 14th Street).

Agenda revised 6/19/19


6:00 pm

Call to Order and Introductions – Millie Schafer, EPNI Board Member

6:03 pm

Welcome – Vanessa Haight, EPNI Executive Director

6:05 pm

Approval of Agenda

6:06 pm

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

6:10 pm

Renovation of Parkside Professional Center (825 S 8th Street)
Maureen Michalski, Schafer Richardson

Schafer Richardson, owner, proposes to repurpose floors 5-12 from office to housing.  The renovation will result in approximately 100 new studios and one-bedroom units.

Request: Letter of Support

6:25 pm

Selection of Electors & Alternates for
Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) Election – Steve Gallagher, City of Minneapolis  

Elliot Park Neighborhood must appoint an elector and alternate to vote in the District 5 NCEC election.  The election will be held Wednesday, July 17, 6-8 pm at the Crown Roller Mill Building (105 5th Ave S).

Action Needed: Selection of elector and alternate

6:35 pm

Elliot Park Skate Park Design – Paul Forsline, City of Skate & Kelly Wilcox, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Finalized plans for the skate park expansion at Elliot Park will be presented.  Ground breaking is expected in August.

Request: Letter of Support

6:45 pm

Elliot Park Community Vision – Vanessa Haight, EPNI Executive Director

6:55 pm

Neighborhoods 2020 Update – Vanessa Haight, EPNI Executive Director

7:00 pm

Open Discussion

7:15 pm


July 18 – Building, Land Use and Housing Meeting, Elliot Park Rec Center, 6 pm

July 3 – EPNI Community Organizer drop in hours, Segue Coffee, 4-6 pm


7:20 pm

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


June 20, 2019 at 6:00pm - 6pm


Elliot Park Recreation Center


Vanessa Haight · · 612-335-5846


Tim McClain

Will you come?