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).


September 19, 2019, 6 PM, Elliot Park Recreation Center
Proposed Agenda

6:00 pm

Call to Order and Introductions – Jerry Dustrud, BLUH Chair

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

Parks for All – Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Emma Pachuta, Senior Planner, MPRB

Presentation on the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Comprehensive Plan (Parks for All) with time for Q&A.

6:25 pm

Preliminary Design Concepts for U.S. Bank Stadium Plaza Security
Aki Shibata, Forecast Public Art

Forecast Public Art has been hired to develop a creative perimeter plan for U.S. Bank Stadium to bring the plazas surrounding the building up to current security standards. In late August, five diverse teams of architects, artists and designers participated in a “design charrette,” a half-day session where they focused on innovative and creative solutions for an effective, secure, permanent, attractive and people-friendly perimeter.

Request: Conversation and feedback on how the community views the current perimeter of the U.S. Bank Stadium wishes for the future project.

6:50 pm

Conditional Use Permit – 1600 Park

Dale Howey, Green Rock Apartments (property owner)

Apadana Solar Technologies is working with Dale Howey Green Rock Apartments to install a free-standing solar array (AKA carport), over the south portion of the parking lot at 1600 Park Ave, in addition to solar on the apartment buildings roof. This will allow for the apartment building, next to the parking lot, to have all of its electrical power generated though solar.


Request: Support for the conditional use permit.

7:00 pm

Elliot Park Community Vision

Vanessa Haight, EPNI Executive Director


Vanessa will share an update on the Elliot Park Community Vision project, including draft themes from the community survey.

7:10 pm

Open Discussion

-        Update on 11th Avenue

-        Update on skate park & athletic field lighting

-        Other

7:25 pm


September 21 – ART POP! Block Party @ 10th Street & Centennial, 12-6pm

October 12 – Litter Be Gone Clean-Up, meet at Elliot Park @ 9:30 am

October 24* – BLUH Meeting, Elliot Park Rec Center, 6-7:30 pm *date change due to MEA

November 5 – Save the date: Food Solutions Town Hall Meeting

7:30 pm

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



September 19, 2019 at 6:00pm - 6pm


Elliot Park Recreation Center


Vanessa Haight · · 612-335-5846


Dale Howey Mohamed Jibril

Will you come?