West Calhoun Neighborhood Council
WCNC Board Meeting December 9 at 6:00 p.m. (note new time)
6:00 Treasurer’s Report – John Abraham-Watne
6:05 Secretary’s Report – Rhea Sullivan
6:10 40th and France Land Update – Lesley Lydell
6:15 Council Member’s Report – Emily Ziring
6:25 Utility Box Art – Mary Altman, Public Arts Administrator
6:40 Committee Updates
- Communications including review of objective and projects (10 min.)
- Outreach including review of objective and projects (10 min.)
- Environment (3 min.)
- Safety (5 min.)
- Long Term Vision/Strategy (3 min.)
- SW LRT including review of objective and projects including review of objective and projects (10 min.)
7:15 Discussion of additional Bakken funding
7:20 Steps Document Discussion
7:25 Other Business/Open Forum
City vows to clear busy corners, bus stops
NCR Minneapolis Connects Newsletter
Southwest LRT Updates
West Lake Street gas line replacement to impact Lake Calhoun trails
Construction is anticipated to last from June 30 through mid-September.
CenterPoint Energy will post signage announcing temporary closures. Please follow detours and parking restrictions as they occur throughout construction.
View a construction area map.
Please visit CenterPoint Energy's West Lake Street project page for additional information. To sign up for email updates, click here.
Neighborhood Logo Signs Now Posted
- France Ave. & Excelsior Blvd.
- 32nd St. & Excelsior Blvd.
- Lake St. & Marketplace
- West Calhoun Pkwy. & Excelsior Blvd.
- 36th St. & West Calhoun Pkwy.
- Lake St. & France Ave.
- Lake St. & Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis Energy Update
Whole Foods Market receives Good Neighbor Award
At the July 9, 2013 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 6:00 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 email@example.com.
All WCNC meetings are open to the public. If you live, work or own property in the neighborhood, we welcome your participation. Please know that West Calhoun residents and their guests are always invited and encouraged to come to the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council’s monthly meetings. The WCNC always strives to provide at least 10 minutes of open forum time at the end of each monthly meeting where residents may bring their questions or concerns before the board. If you have an item that you’d like to discuss or present to board, we request that you strive to limit your time to no more than 2 or 3 minutes. If you expect that you will need more than 3 minutes, please contact the Neighborhood Coordinator, Rhea Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask if there is time on the agenda for a more in depth discussion. Please try to make such a request at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting. Everyone participating in the monthly meeting is expected to act and communicate in a professional and respectful manner.
2014-15 Board of Directors
Ian Kees, Chair
David Rhees, Vice Chair
John Abraham-Watne, Treasurer
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.