Elliot Park August E-News 2019

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EPNI Calendar
Mark your calendars with these important dates. Click on the link to be directed to information on the EPNI website.



Neighborhood Safety Meetings

Residents have expressed concern over increased crime and drug use this summer, specifically at Franklin Steele Park, Triangle Park, and at Portland & 10th Street. In the past few weeks, we have convened several small meetings for neighbors to come together to discuss issues and potential solutions.

If you would like to get involved in the conversation, please join us at one of the following meetings:

Franklin Steele Park Meeting
This meeting will be focused on Franklin Steele concerns
Tuesday, August 13th, 5:30 PM at Franklin Steele Pavilion
Expected attendees: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - Commissioner Cowgill, park staff, Park Police; St. Stephens, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, community members

10th Street & Portland Avenue
This meeting will be focused on 10th Street & Portland with attendees living or operating businesses nearby
Thursday, August 22nd, 1 PM at Grace in the City Church, 609 S 10th St.
Expected attendees: Grace in the City Church, RS Eden, representatives and residents from - Skyscape, Balmoral, Roselle, Grant Park

First Precinct Crime & Public Safety Meeting
This meeting is co-hosted by DMNA & the North Loop Neighborhood Association and is a more general meeting about crime & public safety in the 1st Precinct (downtown, including Elliot Park)
Wednesday, August 7, 6-8 PM at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S.
Elliot Park community members are encouraged and welcome to attend. Minneapolis Police Department will be in attendance.


Back to School Party at Franklin Steele Park

The residents of Madison Apartments & Townhomes are hosting another back-to-school party! The event will be on August 15th in Franklin Steele Park from 5-7PM. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will be providing a free community dinner. Bundles of school supplies will be given via a ticket-system and first come first serve. Come join the party and meet your neighbors!

If you would like to donate school supplies for this event, please contact our office: [email protected]


Food Solutions Update

Our food leaders continue to learn about innovative solutions to the lack of food access in our neighborhood. If you are unfamiliar with the Food Solutions team, then you can check out the info in our July e-news.

Please join us at Alliance Apartments National Night Out event on August 6th at 16th St between Park Ave and Chicago Ave. Our food leaders will be tabling, answering questions, hearing community input, and sharing some preliminary concepts over what type of innovative food solution would work for the residents of Elliot Park Neighborhood.

Our team had a wonderful guest speaker from The Good Grocer (left) -- an innovative non-profit grocery store. We learned a lot about their unique volunteer-centric model and how it can help to keep prices low, to benefit volunteers, and to create community ownership and dignity. Check out the video on their website -- it's really cool!

Our team also visited Appetite for Change (right). Appetite for Change is a great example of a successful community driven movement. Our food leaders have learned a lot from them and hope to learn more.

If you are interested in joining the Food Solutions team, please contact [email protected]. We have three seats open and would love for some passionate and driven residents to join us. As this work moves forward and we get closer and closer towards a final proposal and implementation planning, we especially need one more middle or upper-income resident to join the team to provide a voice for that part of our community.

Thank you to Headwaters Foundation for Justice for supporting this work.


Application deadline extended for Elliot Park community members!

Are you an artist, maker, or creative? Want an opportunity to showcase your work to our amazing community? Hear our call!

On September 21st, we'll be hosting the ART POP! Block Party, and we're continuing to take applications to be an original art vendor at the show! All mediums are welcome, and we encourage demos and installations in your entry!

We'll be looking for artists that reflect the diversity of Elliot Park - all are welcome to apply!

Check out bit.ly/ArtPopApp to apply now!


Building Land Use and Housing Update

Missed the last BLUH meeting? Here’s the recap!

We heard about the service area and operations of the downtown improvement district; heard from Pulse Movement (new owners of 600 9th Street) about their renovations; and learned about the proposed North Central University Academic Commons building. We also discussed the pedestrian improvements on 11th Avenue, the vacant CVS space, the Anger Funeral Home, and the I-94 project.

Find more details here.

The August BLUH meeting is canceled (join us at the Franklin Steele Park event instead) and we’ll see you at BLUH in September.


FINNEGANS Market Schedule Change

Moving forward FINNEGANS Market will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month. The next market will be August 21st and then the final market of the year will be September 18th. Check out their website for more information about schedule, vendors, and more.



Elliot Park Pieces & Parts

Can you identify where this photo was taken?

The first person to send the correct address, location, or name of the building wins a $5 gift card to Segue Coffee.

Email your answer to: [email protected]
Congrats to Nancy Zugschwert for guessing our June photo, which featured Phillipps Hall and Orfield Apartments on Chicago Avenue.

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