Phillips West Spring Litter Pick up this Saturday May 19th! 9 a.m.

Please join us for a block by block litter pick up of the Phillips West Neighborhood this Saturday May 19th. We will provide a free volunteers breakfast from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. then we provide bags, gloves & maps and do a block by block litter pick up in groups! We usually finish by 11 a.m. The Park Avenue Center Men’s & Women’s Program’s have graciously volunteered to help again this year!

All are welcome to attend this is a rain or shine event! Meeting place will be the Lutheran Social Service Center for Changing Lives (2400 Park Avenue) in the Centrum Room. Please enter from Park Avenue or the Messiah entrance on 24th Street. See attached flyer for more information!

Please note this is just a block by block litter pick up we will not be picking up bulk household items (that is the October one where we take household items).

Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217
PWNO2005

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
Like our facebook page!

Spring Clean Sweep Flyer 2018.pdf

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Phillips West Spring Litter Pick up this Saturday May 19th! 9 a.m.

Please join us for a block by block litter pick up of the Phillips West Neighborhood this Saturday May 19th. We will provide a free volunteers breakfast from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. then we provide bags, gloves & maps and do a block by block litter pick up in groups! We usually finish by 11 a.m. The Park Avenue Center Men’s & Women’s Program’s have graciously volunteered to help again this year!

All are welcome to attend this is a rain or shine event! Meeting place will be the Lutheran Social Service Center for Changing Lives (2400 Park Avenue) in the Centrum Room. Please enter from Park Avenue or the Messiah entrance on 24th Street. See attached flyer for more information!

Please note this is just a block by block litter pick up we will not be picking up bulk household items (that is the October one where we take household items).

Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217
PWNO2005

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
Like our facebook page!

Spring Clean Sweep Flyer 2018.pdf

Twin Cities Metro Area Population Growing at 8% Rate

Twin Cities Metro Area Population Growing at 8% Rate
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Twin Cities Metro Area Population Growing at 8% Rate

Preliminary population estimates show population growth occurring most in communities with major transit investments

Saint Paul–May 17, 2018—Population growth is occurring throughout the region—especially in communities with major transit investments. Those are among the findings from the Metropolitan Council’s community-level preliminary population estimates for 2017.

The preliminary estimates show growth continues to occur across the region, with the strongest growth occurring in urban and suburban areas. As population growth outpaces residential construction, however, the region’s housing vacancy rate has gone down, making for a competitive rental market and higher housing prices.

“The region’s steady growth across all corners of our region shows we continue to plan well at a regional level, with a diversified and competitive economy,” said Council Chair Alene Tchourumoff. “People want to come to the Twin Cities region, whether to work or live, because of everything we have to offer.”

“But with this growth comes challenges,” continued Tchourumoff. “If we do not continue to invest in key areas that promote prosperity, create choices for people, and reduce disparities, we will fall behind our peer regions.” Those key areas include:

  • Transit – to ensure mobility and connect people to jobs;
  • Development – that is transit-friendly and promotes efficient land use;
  • Housing – that’s affordable and safe;
  • Water – that’s clean and abundant.

Local government officials will have an opportunity to review and comment on the preliminary estimates. By statute, the Council will finalize the estimates by July 15 for state government purposes, such as local government and street aid.

Tchourumoff said the latest Greater MSP Regional Indicators show the region is losing ground in some areas, including housing and transit.

“Our fears of what happens when we don’t fund transit are coming true. Access to jobs via transit is a critical component for attracting and retaining workers. The Minnesota legislature has an opportunity to invest $50 million in expanding our region’s rapid bus system, building upon the success of the A Line. Their current bonding bills contain zero dollars for transit. It’s time to invest in transit and our ability to be economically competitive with our peer regions.”

Communities with existing or planned transitways have captured the most growth

Communities served by existing or planned transitways have captured a majority of growth in the region. Nearly 40% of the region’s growth has occurred in communities containing existing transitways (the Blue Line, Green Line, Red Line, and A Line in the METRO system along with the Northstar commuter rail line). Another 18% has occurred in communities with planned transitways (the extensions of the Blue Line, Green Line, and Red Line; the Gold Line; the Orange Line and its extension; and the C Line and D Line).

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Declining vacancy rates

According to the preliminary estimates, the region added 83,100 households between 2010 and 2017, but just 63,670 housing units. The remaining 19,430 households occupied existing housing, drawing down vacancy rates.

Vacancy rates dropped as the economy improved after 2010 and reached an estimated 4.0% in 2017, down from 5.8% in the 2010 Census. According to annual data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, vacancy rates in our region are at their lowest since the early 2000s, and they are some of the lowest in the country.

Declining Vacancy rates Most growth occurred in region’s center

The preliminary estimates show that growth is occurring throughout the Twin Cities. The communities that have added the most people since 2010 are:

Growth chart 2 The region’s total growth breaks down roughly into thirds. Based on the Council’s Community Designations, Urban Center communities—Minneapolis and Saint Paul and the region’s oldest suburbs—have accounted for one-third of the region’s population growth since 2010.

Chart third Urban and Suburban communities (cities that experienced their peak development before 2000, e.g., Brooklyn Park, Maplewood) accounted for nearly one-third of the region’s growth. Suburban Edge and Emerging Suburban Edge communities (which tend to have more developable land, e.g., Chanhassen, Woodbury) have accounted for the remaining one-third, with modest growth in more rural and agricultural communities.

Different kinds of development have contributed to this growth. Urban Center and Urban communities are growing primarily because of new multifamily developments like apartments and condominiums, while Suburban Edge and Emerging Suburban Edge communities are growing primarily because of new single-family homes (both detached homes and townhomes). Suburban communities’ growth reflects both single-family and multifamily housing.

About the estimates

The Council’s estimates differ from those developed by the U.S. Census Bureau, scheduled for release on May 24. The Census Bureau uses an estimation method that relies on birth rates, death rates, and migration rates to arrive at county populations, then apportions those county populations to the various communities.

The Council’s method takes advantage of the latest available local information on each community’s housing stock, vacancy rate, and group quarters population.

Information about the Council’s population estimates model is available on the Council’s website. metcfooter_original_crop.jpg

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FREE EVENING Financial Literacy classes

Attached please find information for the FREE June and July EVENING classes in the LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis (2nd floor). Space is limited so register now!

We are happy to announce that we will offer Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy on Wednesday evenings, 5 PM to 7:30 PM in June and July.

Register online http://www.lssmn.org/employmentservices/tec/ (write EVENING in the comments)

or send an email with name, email and phone number to tec.

If you have any questions please contact Joan joan.riley or 612-879-5286 or John at john.richard or 612-879-5256.

Thank you!

Joan

Joan Riley

Program Manager

Employment Services Training and Youth Works

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

joan.riley | 612-879-5286
2400 Park Ave. S.|Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Zero Waste Implementation plan – engagement meetings

Hello all,

There are two upcoming meetings for residents to get an overview of the 2019-2021 Zero Waste Implementation Plan and voice their concerns or support. The Zero Waste Implementation Plan, identifies which items from the City’s Zero Waste Plan (adopted December 2017) are to be implemented between 2019 and 2021. Information on the meetings is below. Please share this information with residents in your community via social media.

Thank you and let me know if you have any questions,

Kellie

Kellie Kish l Recycling Coordinator l City of Minneapolis – Division of Solid Waste & Recycling l 309 2nd Ave S, Room 210, Minneapolis, MN 55401 l Office: kellie.kish

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Zero Waste Implementation Plan

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Share your feedback on how the City should reduce waste and recycle and compost more in 2019-2021 at one of two community meetings. With the adoption of the Zero Waste Plan in December 2017, City Council directed Solid Waste & Recycling staff to coordinate the development of a three-year implementation with assistance from Regulatory Services, CPED, and the Health Department. Join us to learn more and share your opinion before the 2019-2021 implementation plan goes to City Council mid-June, 2018.

Upcoming meetings include:

Thursday May 17th, 2018

Emerge (1834 Emerson Ave N)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday May 21st, 2018

Seward Friendship Store (317 38th St E)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit minneapolismn.gov/zerowaste.

2019-2021 Zero Waste Implementation Plan meeting flyer.pdf

MnDOT Hennepin County projects update

www.phillipswest.info

Greetings,

Welcome to the new people on the list.

Here are a few updates for the coming week.

Please plan ahead and use 511mn.org for real time updates. Check the project web pages for detours and maps.

As always, closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

I-35W@94 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

Crews are going to knock down the ramp from I-35W north to I-94 west while we have I-94 closed for the Whitney Bridge work this weekend. This will require the downtown access to be closed to and from I-35W north. I-35W north to I-94 west ramp will be closed until fall of 2021. The ramp to 11th Street and East Grant and Fifth Avenue is closed from 10 p.m. Friday, May 18 to 5 a.m. Monday May 21. Access to I-35W south is closed from Fourth Avenue and 12th Street.

Rain Monday night delayed the overnight closures planned this week :

10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday: Northbound I-35W closed from Highway 62 to I-94

10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday: Southbound I-35W closed from I-94 to Highway 62

10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday: Northbound access is closed from I-35W into downtown at 11th St and Fifth Ave and East Grant St.

10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday: Southbound access to I-35W from downtown Minneapolis is closed at 12th Street and Fourth Avenue.

10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday: Northbound I-35W closed from Highway 62 to I-94

10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday: South bound I-35W closed from I-94 to Highway 62.

Part of Stevens Avenue closed

Stevens Avenue between 38th Street and 39th Street will close Thursday until mid-August. Residents will have to access their homes from the alley or park on 39th. Crews are doing utility and noise wall work.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

I-94 will close at 10 p.m. Friday, May 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 21 from I-394 to I-35W. Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues will also be closed from Oak Grove Street to Dunwoody Blvd during the weekend closure. This work is to continue the improvements to the Whitney Pedestrian Bridge over I-94 connecting Loring Park with the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis.

The I-94 west ramp to Highway 55 will close for 30 days starting May 16 for bridge repairs.

Highway 7 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy7minnetonkaslp/index.html

The right turn from Fifth Avenue North in Hopkins to Highway 7 will close Wednesday until late August. Motorists seeking to go east should drive to the light and turn right.

Highway 62 34th Avenue Bridge

The 34th Avenue bridge over Highway 62 will close from May 16 to May 23. Walkers should use the 40th Avenue pedestrian bridge.

One lane of westbound Highway 62 will remain closed at 34th Avenue until June 15 while crews work on the bridge.

University Avenue Northeast (Highway 47) Minneapolis to Columbia Heights http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy47mpls/

This remains closed from Lowry Avenue NE in Minneapolis to 44th Avenue in Columbia Heights. On Saturday, 40th Avenue opened crossing University and 37th Avenue was closed crossing University.

Highway 169 Champlin http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169champlin/

Highway 169 traffic is shifted to the northbound side with one lane going in each direction from Highway 610 to the Mississippi River. We are reminding motorists to please be good neighbors and not drive through city streets. Please stick to state highways. City streets are not designed for highway traffic and it creates safety concerns for people who live on them.

More lane, ramps closures coming in June for I-35W, plan now:

In June, more lanes, ramps and access to and from downtown Minneapolis will close as part of the I-35@94 project. You will be able to get to downtown Minneapolis. I-35W will be reduced to five lanes with two lanes for everyone going north and a MnPass lane to 31st Street and two lanes going south. Three northbound lanes will be open from 31st to Third Street.

Please consider alternatives to driving. Now is a good time to start planning. We have some resources to help people make the transition.

Metro Transit has a website dedicated to the project with updated route information and an opportunity to sign up for Rider Alerts. Metro Transit has added routes, buses and Portland and Park Avenues have been striped to accommodate express buses starting in June. The web page is www.metrotransit.org/35W

For route updates from Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, go to www.mvta.com.

Move Minneapolis assists employers with transitioning employees to carpooling, riding the bus, train or bicycle. People who carpool can get a construction special and park in the ABC ramps in downtown Minneapolis for $20 a month if they live in an approved area. Watch for details coming out on this month. Contact Move Minneapolis for more information and to apply.

eWorkplace assists employers in helping employees telecommute.

If these options do not fit your lifestyle or schedule, consider an alternate route.

If you do not live in Minneapolis, traffic should stay on stay highways. Highway 62 west to Highway 100 north to Highway 55 east will get you to I-94 west and Highway 100 to I-394 east will take you to downtown Minneapolis. Highway 100 to I-394 east to I-94 east will get you back to I-35W north to avoid the congestion on I-35W.

From the north, I-94 east to I-394 west to Highway 100 south to Highway 62 east will get drivers back to I-35W south.

Whatever option you select, please plan ahead and allow for extra time.

Thank you for your help spreading the word and thank you for your patience with these closures.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

D Line Update- May 2018

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Recommended Station Plan released
What’s next for the D Line in 2018?
What is the D Line?

Metro Transit is planning improvements to the Route 5 corridor with the D Line rapid bus project. The D Line will stake over primary service from the Route 5, running primarily on Chicago and Emerson/Fremont Avenues. Rapid bus brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride.

  • Faster, more frequent service
  • Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
  • Neighborhood-scale stations with amenities
  • Enhanced security
  • Larger & specialized vehicles

Frequently asked questions

May 2018
Recommended Station Plan released
Metro Transit has released a Recommended Station Plan to identify locations for enhanced D Line stations before project engineering begins.

This plan incorporates feedback from the Draft Station Plan presented to the community earlier this year and includes three additional stations.

Metro Transit will accept comments on the plan through June 8th. There are several ways to comment on the plan:

  • Read and comment on the DLine
  • Call Customer Relations at 612-373-3333
  • Contact Community Outreach Coordinator Cody Olson by email at cody.olson or by phone at 612-349-7390 to arrange a time for an outreach team member to come speak to your community.

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Comments on the D Line Recommended Station Plan will be accepted through June 8th. Metro Transit will report back to the final plan to the Metropolitan Council for approval this summer. Environmental review is also expected to be completed this summer.

D Line design will be completed in 2019. Pending full project funding, D Line construction would begin in 2020 or 2021.

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35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Construction Project Open Houses

There are 2 upcoming Open Houses for the 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown Construction Project Open Houses. The first is on Monday May 21st at the Lutheran Social Center for Changing Lives Building in the Centrum Room (same room monthly Phillips West Community Meetings are held) from 5 to 7 p.m. The second is Thursday May 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Whittier Elementary School located at 315 West 26th Street (enter on 27th Street). Please see attached flyer.

The project website address is: 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown – MnDOT If you need more information you can also call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720.

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown – MnDOT

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown resources and contacts

Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217
PWNO2005

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
Like our facebook page!

35w Construction Open House 2018.pdf

MPD Warrant List, 5-4-18

Hello. Here is the 5-4-18 warrant list for 3rd and 5th Precincts in Minneapolis, issued by Beth Clark, Paralegal with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office. Previous lists are obsolete and should be discarded.

When this list was compiled, the people on it were wanted by police and could be arrested on sight. If you see any of them, please call 911 immediately. Tell the operator that you know the location of a person who is on this warrant list. Be as specific as possible.

If you personally know someone on this list, please encourage them to turn themselves in at a police precinct.

Since the last time a list was released these people wereadded:

Karina Chosa

Daniel Greyeagle

Reginald Greyeagle

Alphonso Nabors

Lydia Sargent

Vincent Skinaway

Brett Thorsen

These people were removedfrom the list because they no longer have warrants:

Michelle Carter

Nicole Columbus

Benjiman Lagarde

Lavell Love

Sharmake Mohamed

Desiree Owens

Tyler Smith

Yoland Tucker

Eric Wilson

This list is public information please post it and/or share with others who are interested.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

john.baumann

Warrant List 5-4-18 docx.pdf

MnDOT Update: Hennepin County projects including I-94, I-35@94 Minneapolis

Hello,

This is an update for the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center and I-35@94 project and I-35W@94 project. Also, below there are updates on projects on Highway 62 and Highway 7 starting soon.

The I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center web page is here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/.

As always, any closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

All MnDOT project web pages can be found here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/current.html

Real-time updates are available here: http://www.511mn.org/

Thank you for sharing this information with your email lists. The Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday and Mothers’ Day is Sunday. Please plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.

Please use state highways when going around closures. City streets are not designed for highway traffic.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center:

I-94 will be closed from I-35W to Highway 55 at 10 p.m. Friday, May 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14. The closure is a bit longer (in distance) this weekend because the I-35W@94 project has I-394 west closed from downtown to Hwy 100 for lane striping. Check the web page for detours and maps.

Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues will also be closed from Oak Grove Street to Dunwoody Blvd. This work is to continue the improvements to the Whitney Pedestrian Bridge over I-94 connecting Loring Park with the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis.

MnDOT will also be washing the Lowry Tunnel while the freeway is closed.

The Whitney Bridge will remain closed to walkers and bicyclists until August.

Watch for overnight single or double lane closures during the week for work on the Whitney Bridge. Check 511 for details.

The I-394 east to I-94 west ramp remains closed until mid-June.

Coming up: I-94 west ramp to Highway 55 will close May 16 for about 30 days.

I-35W@94 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/current.html

I-394 west is closed from downtown Minneapolis to Highway 100 at 10 p.m. Friday, May 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14

This is to stripe an additional lane for when lanes on I-35W are closed starting in June.

Detour: From I-94 east, Hwy 55 to Hwy 100 to I-394

From I-94 west: Hwy 280 north to I-35W to I-694

From downtown Minneapolis: Use HOV lane.

The ramp from 12th Street to I-35W south is closed to single-occupancy cars through mid-June.

Fourth Avenue remains closed between 12th and 14th Streets until mid –June.

Coming up:

During the I-94 closure May 18-21, crews will remove the I-35W to I-94 west ramp. This will require the closure of Highway 65 (downtown access) in and out of downtown to 5th and Grant and 11th Street. This ramp will be closed until the end of the project in fall of 2021. Please plan an alternate route.

Highway 62 at 34th Ave Bridge

MnDOT is doing some repairs to the 34th Avenue bridge over Highway 62 in Minneapolis. Westbound Highway 62 will be reduced to one lane at 34th Avenue this weekend until June 15. The distance of the closure is short but still could cause some delays. Plan for extra time.

Eastbound Highway 62 will be reduced to one lane at the 34th Street Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.

The 34th Avenue bridge will be closed for a week starting at 12:01 May 16 until May 23.

Highway 7 St. Louis Park to Minnetonka, Eden Prairie http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy7minnetonkaslp/index.html

This project starts May 14. It will resurface Highway 7 from I-494 to Baker Road just east of I-494. This will require some off-peak lane closures of Highway 7 but no full closures. Five intersections are getting work as well and this could require closures and detours. The first is at the end of the month. We will update you as things get closer.

Start planning options for June closures:

In June, more lanes, ramps and access to and from downtown Minneapolis will close as part of the I-35@94 project. Please consider alternatives to driving. Now is a good time to start planning. We have some resources to help people make the transition.

Metro Transit has a website dedicated to the project with updated route information and an opportunity to sign up for Rider Alerts. The web page is www.metrotransit.org/35W

For route updates from Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, go to www.mvta.com.

Move Minneapolis assists employers with transitioning employees to carpooling, riding the bus, train or bicycle. People who carpool can get a construction special and park in the ABC ramps in downtown Minneapolis for $20 a month if they live in an approved area. Watch for details coming out on this month. Contact Move Minneapolis for more information and to apply.

eWorkplace assists employers in helping employees telecommute.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261