From East Downtown Council: Ryan Companies Downtown East redevelopment project update scheduled for January 16, at 6:30 p.m., and City of Minneapolis Conservation District Ordinance discussion scheduled for January 28, at 4:30 p.m. Detailed meeting information is below. Please share it with your neighbors, co-workers and friends.
Joint Neighborhood Organization Meeting Scheduled for January 16
The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association, Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc., Mill District Neighborhood Association and the East Downtown Council are co-hosting a joint neighborhood meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Open Book, at 6:30 p.m.
The joint meeting is an opportunity for Ryan Companies to give downtown residents and businesses an update on their Downtown East Redevelopment Project.
This project was approved by the City’s Community Development Committee on December 10, and approved by the full City Council on December 13. Wells Fargo committed to the project on December 19.
For more information, please visit the EDC Web site.
City of Minneapolis Public Meeting Scheduled for January 28
The City of Minneapolis is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed Conservation District Ordinance, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at City Hall in Room 319. This ordinance is designed to ensure development in notable areas respects neighborhood character.
Developed using public input, the ordinance conserves notable visual character in a manner that offers more protections than the zoning code, but fewer protections than historic district design guidelines.
Under this proposed ordinance, two-thirds of property owners in a contiguous area with notable visual character would have the opportunity to request conservation district status. If passed, the proposed ordinance would amend the City's existing Heritage Preservation Regulations.
Comments on the draft of this ordinance will be accepted in person during the public meeting or by emailing City staff member John Smoley at firstname.lastname@example.org through 4:30p.m., on February 4.
Following the gathering of public input, the ordinance will be revised and prepared for review by the State Historic Preservation Office, the Heritage Preservation Commission, and the City Council. For updated project information, please visit the Heritage Preservation Commission Web site.