Building, Land Use, & 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.


Building, Land Use & Housing Committee Meeting
February 20, 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 – Glen Johnson, BLUH Chair

6:05 pm

Welcome – Vachel Hudson, BLUH Vice-Chair

6:08 pm

Approval of Agenda – Glen Johnson

6:09 pm

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes – Glen Johnson

6:10 pm

Proposed Development at 500 S 7th Street

Bob Loken, Principal, ESG

Martin Sicotte, Architect, ESG

Ross Stiteley, Senior Developer, Sherman Associates

Sherman Associates proposes to redevelop the southern half of the block (currently a surface parking lot) into a high-density mixed use development consisting of a 8-story, 195-unit residential building. The building will be integrated into a skyway-connected two-story podium incorporating a 12,000 SF daycare facility at street level and a 14,500 SF facility for non-profit Firefighters for Healing at the skyway level. A one-story below grade parking facility will be connected to the parking facility below the adjacent new Thrivent headquarters building.

Action: Consider support for the land use application for 500 S 7th Street.

6:30 pm

Hennepin Healthcare Redleaf Center for Family Healing

Marlys Weyandt, Senior Development Officer, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation

Hennepin Healthcare will share information on the proposed Redleaf Center for Family Healing, which requires an Amendment of the Conditional Use Permit for a Hospital.

Action: Consider support for the amendment to the Conditional Use Permit to allow for develop of the Redleaf Center for Family Healing.

6:50 pm

Updates from MPD & MFD

Renee Allen, Minneapolis Police Department
TBD, Minneapolis Fire Department

Minneapolis Police Department and Minneapolis Fire Department will provide updates on neighborhood happenings and take questions from the audience.

7:10 pm

Open Discussion – Vachel Hudson


o   March 5 – We Love Elliot Park Neighborhood Night  @ FINNEGANS, 5-7 PM

o   March 19 – BLUH Meeting, 6 pm, Elliot Park Rec Center

Catholic Charities Project Task Force

7:30 pm

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



February 20, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Elliot Park Recreation Center
1000 E 14th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
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Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. · · 612-335-5846


Tricia McCaffrey

Will you come?