Neighborhood notebook

East Calhoun

Green Team meeting

Metro Blooms will discuss its Neighborhood of Raingardens project and a potential collaboration among Uptown neighborhoods Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S. 

East Isles

Green Team meeting

The neighborhood team will be reviewing its 2013 plan, including the focus of the Green Empowerment grant. The meeting is Nov. 12, 7 p.m., at Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St. 

WHITTIER

Whittier and MCAD nearing deal on homes

The Whittier Alliance and Minneapolis College of Art and Design are close to sealing the deal on the neighborhood organization’s purchase of two unoccupied homes owned by the college.

Whittier Alliance Board of Directors President Erica Christ said Nov. 5 the two groups were “down to the last, final, finishing touches” on the deal. MCAD has proposed to sell the nonprofit both of the houses, currently located at 2541 and 2543 Stevens Ave. S., for $1 each.

Christ said the college would also pay for the cost to relocate both buildings to new sites within the neighborhood. The Whittier Alliance plans to purchase two tax-forfeited lots from the county, pay for repairs to the homes using funds from its single-family home loan program and then resell them.

The plan meshes with a longstanding neighborhood goal to boost homeownership in an area with a large population of apartment dwellers.

Christ said both houses are considered contributing properties to the Washburn Fair-Oaks Historic District, and to move them required a variance from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. The variance will be discussed at the Whittier Community Issues Committee meeting 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Whittier Park Recreation Center, 425 W. 26th St.

— Dylan Thomas

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 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 2nd 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. 

Hale Page Diamond Lake Community Association (HPDL): Board meets last Monday of the month at 5144 13th Ave. S. 

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 5:30 p.m. at The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Ave. S. 

Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W. 26 St.

Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave. 

For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, go to 

www.southwestjournal.com and click on “Resources.” Send neighborhood news to Journal editor Sarah McKenzie at 

smckenzie@mnpubs.com.