Register now for May 14 garage sales
The deadline for Linden Hills residents to register for the neighborhood’s spring garage sale event is May 8.
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Garage Sale was scheduled for 8 a.m.–2 p.m. May 14. Registration costs $10 and includes promotion of the sale in local newspapers, including the Southwest Journal and Star Tribune, placement of street and yard signs and inclusion on a garage sale map.
To register, go to lindenhills.org. Those who have questions or wish to volunteer for the event should contact garage sale coordinator Christina Cassano at 208-1205 or [email protected]
Phase II meeting
The Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association will be voting on its NRP Phase II action plan at its May 12 board meeting. The neighborhood is invited to vote on the plan. The board meets 6 p.m. at the Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
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Planning Commission approves revised Track 29 plans
On April 7, the Planning Commission approved revised plans for a 198-unit apartment development at the corner of Bryant Avenue South and the Midtown Greenway.
The revised plans call for the so-called Track 29 development to consist of two buildings, with a six story building fronting the Greenway and a four story building on the north side of the lot along West 28th Street. This represents a change from earlier plans that called for both buildings to be five stories tall, which prompted neighbors to express concerns about the potential for the northerly building to tower over shorter single-family homes on the other side of 28th.
Other changes from earlier plans include moving a pet exercise area to a part of the lot further away from neighboring properties, the relocation of the main access point for Track 29 from Bryant Ave. to W. 28th St. and lengthening the setback along Bryant from 10 to 15 feet.
The changes, which were the product of a meeting between project developers and neighbors who were unhappy with previous iterations of the project, seemed to allay any concerns the Planning Commission had about Track 29.
“I think we’ve ended up with a much better project not just for (developers) but for the neighborhood,” said Council Member (Ward 10) and Planning Commissioner Meg Tuthill.
The revised Track 29 plans are scheduled to come before the City Council during its April 15 meeting.
Art Squared fundraiser is April 23
Art Squared, an annual fundraiser supporting the Cinema and Civics outdoor film series and the Red Hot Art festival, both held in Stevens Square Park, is 7 p.m.–11 p.m. April 23 at Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S.
Proceeds from an art sale featuring pieces by 30 local artists will benefit both events. Prizes in a raffle drawing include art projects donated by local artists, such as custom-designed business cards.
Artists from the Rogue Citizen collective will do live painting, and bands Kicks and Spurs, The Absent Arch and The Cord and the Fawn will perform. Barrio, Whole Foods, Surly Brewing Co. and Haskell’s will provide food and beverages.
Tickets are $6 at the door the night of the event or $5 in advance when purchased at The Boiler Room café, 1820 3rd Ave. S.
Southwest neighborhood group meeting times
Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) meeting: Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.
Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) meeting: Board meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Walker Methodist, 3737 Bryant Ave. S. (Health Service door)
East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.
Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.
Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.
Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): General membership meetings are on the 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at 6 p.m. at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 3rd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.
Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.
Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Community School, 2620 Grand Ave.
Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.
For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, go to southwestjournal.com and click on “Resources.” Send neighborhood news to Journal editor Sarah McKenzie at [email protected]