July Building, Land Use, and Housing (BLUH) 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 the neighborhood.

This month, join us for a virtual BLUH meeting via Zoom.  In order to join the meeting, you'll need to register via Zoom in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uduqhpjsjEtAGh0L83Kfnj-78Ji4HTdoW.  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.

Building, Land Use & Housing Committee Meeting 
July 16, 2020, 6 PM, via Zoom  
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 

Welcome – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair 

6:05 pm 

Introductions – Glen Johnson, BLUH Chair 

6:08 pm 

Approval of Agenda – Glen Johnson 

6:09 pm 

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes – Glen Johnson 

6:10 pm 

Greening Lab Presentation 
Ben Shardlow, Director of Urban Design, Minneapolis Downtown Council 

Ben will present Information from the Downtown Improvement District about existing efforts to grow the tree canopy in Downtown Minneapolis, and a discussion of ways to partner to grow trees in Elliot Park. 

6:30 pm 

Consideration of temporary St Stephens shelter at House of Charity Food Centre 
Debra Moses, House of Charity & Michael Huffman, St Stephens 

St Stephens is moving out of their current shelter on Clinton avenue by June 2021 and is looking for a temporary location.  House of Charity believes their Food Centre can be modified to allow for shelter on a temporary basis while St Stephens builds a new shelter that they are now in the process of raising funds for.  However, current zoning regulations prohibit a shelter in this location because it is less than 1000 feet from the St Stephens shelter at First Covenant Church. 

Request: Feedback on St Stephens temporary shelter at House of Charity Food Centre. 

7:15 pm 

Open Discussion – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair 

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

7:30 pm 

Updates & Adjourn – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair 

MondayJuly 27Ward 6 Candidate Forum, 6-7:30 PM, virtual 

Thursday, August 20: BLUH Meeting, 6 pm 

August TBD: Elliot Park Arts Quarter Art Walk 

Monday, September 14thEPNI Annual Meeting & Board Elections  


July 16, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm