CAC Meeting, 05/04/09

By robb, May 6, 2009 10:45 am

Minnehaha-Hiawatha Strategic Development Framework
CAC Meeting Notes
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st Street
04 May 2009 / 8:00 – 10:30 am

Attending: Dan Swenson, Sam Newberg, Jamie Buss, Judy Correo, Marcea Mariani, and Lisa Middag. County staff Patrick Connoy and Robb Luckow. Consulting team members Brad Scheib and Anne Carroll. Unable to attend: Greg Toltzman, Steve Krause, and Karl Stoerzinger.

1.  Updates

  • Cultural Resources presentation, April 17 (Patrick Connoy):  Presentation by cultural resources team to invited property owners about issues around historical aspects of their properties; clarified that there are no plans to create a designated historic district.
  • Knock-and-drop in corridor, May 2:  About 15 project team members and (hired) Americorps members/students knocked on all single family and duplex properties in the corridor.  When people were home, knockers handed them a newsletter, asked them one question [“Five years from now, the Minnehaha-Hiawatha corridor will be a better place to live because….”], and documented their response.  When there was no answer, knockers left a newsletter at their door.  Knockers also left a supply of newsletters at each multi-family building to which they could gain access.  Project team and CAC members briefly reviewed examples of some of the ideas offered.

2.  Data Inventory Summary (Brad Scheib)

  • Brad gave a PowerPoint summary of the data inventory collection process synthesized from existing information and community input from listening sessions.
  • The CAC discussed other information, such as current utility projects, that may need to be included in the Inventory.
  • The CAC discussed a parcel-driven database that is being developed as part of the project, which will provide all information generated about the parcel, including zoning and planning, historic information, environmental issues, etc.  This information is key to supporting future decision-making about economic investments.
  • CAC members provided comments on livability indicators and will continue to do so on the document and indicators through May.  In June, the document will be updated again and can be distributed; it will continue to be updated through this project and over the long term.

3.  Pilot Community Conversation Design (Anne Carroll)

CAC members piloted the process for the upcoming Community Conversations and made several improvements.  Several will be able to attend and support these sessions over the next two weeks.

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