West Calhoun Neighborhood Council
Notice of WCNC Board Vote
At the May WCNC Neighborhood Board meeting, the Board will be voting to update the current bylaws. The WCNC will consider amending the current bylaws to include allowing electronic voting as well as increasing the number of Board members from 9 to 11.
West Lake Multimodal Transportation Study
You are invited to attend an informational and interactive drop-in workshop for the West Lake Multimodal Transportation Study. This workshop will consist of a series of interactive activities during which participants can help the project team identify issues and priorities for the West Lake area.
The City of Minneapolis is leading an areawide multimodal transportation study for the West Lake LRT Station area. The goal of the study is to identify opportunities to address non-motorized and motorized travel within the West Lake Station area with projects that can be implemented as a part of the construction of the Southwest LRT or as part of other capital initiatives.
Study efforts are being coordinated with partner agencies and stakeholders; the study will emphasize bicycle and pedestrian modes to identify needs, challenges, and opportunities in the vicinity of the West Lake Station. This workshop is an opportunity for all area stakeholders to contribute to the process.
The meeting is scheduled for April 29th at 5:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Centrum room of the Jones-Harrison Residence:
3700 Cedar Lake Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Help us Celebrate Earth Day!
Please join us on Saturday, April 25th from 9:30 to Noon
Meet at W 32nd and Calhoun Parkway.
* All ages welcome.
* No pre-registration needed, just show up.
*Bags provided, bring your own gloves!
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Board
April 14th, 2015 – 6:00 p.m., Bakken Museum
WCNC Board: Ian Kees, Chair; David Rhees, Vice Chair; John Abraham-Watne, Treasurer; Allan Campbell; Kathy Cobb; Katie Larson; Richard Logan; Haydee Peterson; Mary Underwood; Tina Erazmus, Neighborhood Coordinator
6:00 Treasurer’s Report – John Abraham-Watne
6:05 Secretary Report – Tina Erazmus
6:10 Council Member Report
6:20 Community Meeting Summary
6:30 Committee Updates
· Communications – Welcome Packets, Website (10 min.)
· Outreach – Survey, WCNC and Community Events (10 min.)
· Environment – Earth Day update by Tina (5 min.)
· Safety (5 min.)
· Long Term Vision/Strategy (3 min.)
· SW LRT (5 Min.)
· Zoning – (5 min.)
· Fundraising – summary of Committee meeting with Haydee– by Tina (10 min.)
7:25 Coordinator Update
· Utility Box Wrap
· Proposal for WCNC to vote electronically
· Annual Meeting
7:35 Other Business/Open Forum
Neighborhood Priority Plan questions
1) If you could change one thing about the West Calhoun neighborhood, what would it be?
2) If WCNC had money to invest in a project in the West Calhoun neighborhood, what should they do?
Thank you for attending this WCNC meeting.
The West Calhoun Neighborhood Council invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by WCNC. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at 612.928.3511 at least five days before the event.
WCNC Crew Ski Loppet Team Wins Race!
WCNC Board Meeting March 10
Map of Proposed SW LRT West Lake Station Area
150-unit Mixed Use Development Proposed at Lake & France in St. Louis Park
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
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.