Preferred layout for 38th Street

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By robb, March 2, 2015 2:02 pm

The City of Minneapolis has posted its preferred layout for 38th Street between Hiawatha to Minnehaha avenues.  The new roadway is proposed to include a variety of treatments to make it more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly, including on-street bike lanes, street lighting, and wide grassy boulevards between the sidewalk and road.

Construction is planned for 2016.  More information is available on the City of Minneapolis’ project website.

38th Street Preferred Layout

L&H Development renderings

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By robb, February 23, 2015 4:53 pm

The plans for the L&H project will be brought to the Minneapolis Planning Commission for discussion at their February 26th meeting.

For those that missed the Open House on Feburary 5th, below are the latest renderings and views of the proposed Phase I development:

View from 22nd Ave & Lake Street

22nd Avenue Housing Development

Plaza from Lake

Plaza from South

Bike Plaza

Fix-it clinic at Longfellow Park

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By robb, February 9, 2015 12:11 pm

Hennepin County’s monthly Fix-It-Clinics provide an opportunity for residents to receive free, guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and fix their broken household items. Items could include small household appliances, lamps, clothing, electronics, mobile devices, and more.

Volunteer fixers who have skills in electrical, mechanical or electronics repair, wood working, sewing or general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful. The clinic comes to Longfellow on Saturday, February 14 from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Longfellow Park Recreation Center at 36th Avenue and 35th Street.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Nancy Lo at or 612-348-9195.

Longfellow Energy Fair on Feb 7th

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By robb, February 3, 2015 9:28 am

The first Longfellow Energy Fair is coming up on Saturday, February 7. The Fair will be at Holy Trinity Church at 2730 East 31st Street, from from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is a great opportunity to learn more about saving energy, saving money, and reducing your carbon footprint.  It also aligns with the work of the Hiawatha CARE project, by helping people take action to address air quality and sustainability in their communities.

Check the project website for more information, including program details and registration.

February 5th community meeting on L&H development

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By robb, January 26, 2015 2:42 pm

The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization will be hosting a community meeting to give people an opportunity to learn more and comment on the proposed L&H Station master plan for the 2225 East Lake Street site.  The meeting will be at 2225 East Lake Street on February 5, from 6 to 8 pm, and will include:

  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm:  Open house to view images and ask questions
  • 6:30 to 8:00 pm:  Formal presentation and Q&A

The first phase of the development — which has evolved based on extensive community consultation— would include a 100,000-square-foot Hennepin County regional service hub, 125 housing units, retail, and parking.  This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn more about the project and make comments as the county advances the master plan to the city for approval.

Get ready for Minnehaha reconstruction

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By robb, January 15, 2015 11:12 am

Construction on Minnehaha Avenue is scheduled to begin this spring.  Because of the need for extensive underground utility work, the county plans to close the road in four-block segments; however, people will still have access to residential and business driveways.

Estimated construction and road closure dates:

  • 46th – 42nd streets:  April to July 2015
  • 42nd – 38th streets:  July to November 2015
  • 38th – 34th streets:  April to July 2016
  • 34th – Lake streets:  July to November 2016

What can you look forward to on the new Minnehaha Avenue?

  • Turn lanes added at key nodes to ease traffic flow
  • Curb extensions to reduce pedestrian crossing distances and improve visibility
  • Enhanced bike lanes to give cyclists a more comfortable ride
  • More pedestrian and street-level lighting to enhance the feeling of safety
  • On-street parking for businesses, residents, and visitors
  • Trees and stormwater improvements to enhance the environment and aesthetics
  • Street furnishings and colored concrete treatment at key nodes to create a pedestrian-friendly sense of place

Visit the project webpage to get more information and receive updates.

Minnehaha/38th Street Rendering