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).

Building, Land Use & Housing Committee Meeting
November 21, 2019, 6 PM, Elliot Park Recreation Center
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 – 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

35@94: Downtown to Crosstown Engagement Update
Amy Arcand, Willow Consulting
Amy will present an update on the project and ask for ideas on partnering with Elliot Park in 2020.  A link to an online survey will also be shared for project feedback.

Request: Update and feedback

6:25 pm

Madison School Apartments & Townhomes Renovation Update
Todd Travis, National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions

Todd will provide an update on the renovation of Madison School Apartments & Townhomes, including an updated timeline of the project.

Request: Update on renovation project.

6:45 pm

1010 Park Ave S
Vanessa Haight, EPNI

Consideration of nominating former Enger Funeral Building for Historical Resource designation. 

1010 Park Avenue (aka 640 Grant Street, Enger Funeral Home) was identified as a potential historic resource in the 2008 reconnaissance-level survey of the Loring Park and Elliot Park neighborhoods.  The building was designed by Martin Lindquist, the architect for nearby potential historic resources like 2615 Park Avenue South, and built by the Field Martin Company, who designed properties in Minneapolis historic districts like St Andrew’s Hospital at 708 5th ST SE/414 7th Ave SE in the 5th ST SE Historic District.  Demolition would require an approved Demolition of a Historic Resource application from the City’s Heritage Preservation Commission. 

Request: Consider nominating 1010 Park Ave S as a historical resource.

7:00 pm

Nominations for BLUH Chair & Vice-Chair

7:15 pm

Open Discussion

7:25 pm


December 7 – Elliot Park Art Walk, 4-7 pm: tours at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, starting at FINNEGANS

December 19 – BLUH meeting, 6-7:30 pm, Elliot Park Rec Center

7:30 pm

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


November 21, 2019 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Elliot Park Recreation Center


Vanessa Haight · · 612-335-5846


Michael Dwyer

Will you come?