West Calhoun Neighborhood Council
Let's do some spring cleaning at Lake Calhoun!
Meet at W. 32nd St. and W. Calhoun Parkway to pick up trash bags. Please bring your own gloves and be ready to pick up trash. All ages are welcome. No pre-registration is required.
A collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling, the Minneapolis Earth Day Clean-Up was initiated in 1995 to draw attention to the water quality improvement needs of Minneapolis's lakes and the effects that individual actions have on urban water quality. For more information, visit minneapolisearthday.com.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m., The Bakken Museum
5:30 Treasurer’s Report – John Abraham-Watne
5:35 Secretary’s Report – Rhea Sullivan
5:45 Council Member Linea Palmisano and/or staff
6:00 NCEC Elector appointment for June 12 election – Rhea Sullivan
6:10 Greenway trail access point issues– Richard Logan and Aaron Shaffer
6:20 Wrapping Utility Boxes – Rhea Sullivan
6:35 Earth Day April 26 – Rhea Sullivan
6:40 Southwest LRT Updates – All
6:50 WCNC Elections – David Rhees
7:00 Pending Projects Updates and Planning:
- Logo signs - Kathy
- Greenway access point kiosk - John
- Calhoun Conversations – David
- Summer Movie Night – Rhea
Free tenant hotline soon available to Minneapolis renters
You can learn more about HOME Line and their services by visiting www.homelinemn.org. They will be updating their website to reflect their new services to Minneapolis renters as we approach the April 1st start date to serve Minneapolis.
Since HOME Line's service relies on the power of volunteers, they are looking to recruit and train additional volunteers. Here is the link for more information and to register: http://www.homelinemn.org/i-want-to-volunteer/. Please feel free to pass along this information to those who you think would be interested in this opportunity.
Minneapolis Energy Update
SW LRT Corridor Updates
In addition, here is a short video about the SW LRT alignment that shows a trip down the whole line.
Whole Foods Market receives Good Neighbor Award
At the July 9 WCNC Board meeting, Whole Foods Market (Calhoun Store) received the WCNC Good Neighbor Award for being a generous sponsor of WCNC events over the years.
Looking ahead, WCNC is planning a Midtown Greenway Family clean-up with Whole Foods on September 14, 2013 from 10 am. - 12 p.m., with lunch served from 12 - 1 p.m. at Whole Foods. Save the date! More details will follow.
SW LRT Station Area Planning Open House - Video
Capstone Traffic Studies
- Spring 2011 Traffic Assessment and Recommendations
- Fall 2011 Y-Intersection Elimination Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate
- Fall 2011 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate
- Fall 2012 North-South Connector Street Exploration and Throughway Traffic Modeling
- Fall 2012 Structured Parking Facility Conceptual Evaluation
WCNC Response to Draft Environmental Impact Statement
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West Calhoun Neighborhood Council
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at The Bakken Museum, West 36th Street and West Calhoun Parkway. All business and residential neighbors are welcome to attend. You can leave a message with comments, questions or concerns on the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Voicemail Hotline at 612-928-3511 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013-14 Board of Directors
David Rhees, Chair
Richard Logan, Vice Chair
John Abraham-Watne, Treasurer
All WCNC meetings are open to the public. If you live, work or own property in the neighborhood, we welcome your participation. For more information, contact Rhea Sullivan at email@example.com or call 612-928-3511.
West Calhoun is bounded by West Calhoun Parkway on the East, West Lake Street on the North, West 36th Street on the South and France Avenue on the West. The neighborhood includes Lake Calhoun's northern shoreline, Calhoun Commons and surrounding businesses, many residential buildings and 32 homes.
Our Meeting Space: The Bakken Museum
We are very pleased about our meeting space at The Bakken Museum, located at the intersection of West 36th Street, just off West Calhoun Parkway. The meeting rooms are cozy and inviting. Parking is available in the parking lot on the north side of the building and on West 36th Street.
The Bakken Museum is an independent, nonprofit educational institution that collects archival materials related to the history of electricity and magenetism in medicine and the life sciences. It was founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker and founder of Medtronic, Inc. For more information about The Bakken Museum, visit their website at www.thebakken.org.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Profile
Based on the 2010 US Census:
288 owner-occupied housing units
898 renter-occupied housing units
Average household size: 1.4 people
For more information on neighborhood demographics and statistics, go to: http://www.mncompass.org/twincities/neighborhoods.php or City of Minneapolis profile or visit the Community Planning and Economic Development website.