Plans, Programs & Projects

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Marcy-Holmes Communications Plan & Dinkytown Marketing Plan

The Dinkytown business district and the broader Marcy-Holmes neighborhood in which Dinkytown resides have resources for marketing and communications planning and implementation. A joint Dinkytown-Marcy-Holmes task force is soliciting proposals from marketing and communications professionals to create and implement a marketing plan for Dinkytown, and to create a communications action plan for Marcy-Holmes.

Please review the RFP and please consider submitting a proposal. Proposals will be accepted for either project individually, or for both projects together.

Proposals are due on Monday, October 13, at 5 PM. Please contact or if you have any questions.

2014 Master Plan news!

Our 2014 Master Plan Update to the City has been unaminously approved!.


MHNA is involved in many  programs:

The University District Alliance

A collaboration between four neighborhoods adjacent to the Minneapolis campus of the University of MN, The City of Minneapolis, Augsburg College, the U of MN and area business groups that works to make sure the area surrounding the University of Minnesota campus 

  • capitalizes on its exceptional resources;
  • is vibrant, safe, healthy, and sustainable;
  • is a preferred place for people of all ages to live, work, learn, do business, and visit.

The Stadium Area Advisory Group (SAAG)

A collaboration between neighborhood  and business groups that are impacted by the TCF Bank Stadium, this group works to ensure that game day operations and special events  at the stadium protect the beauty, serenity, and security of our communities. The SAAG also manages the The University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund. NOTE - in 2014 and 2015 the Good Neighbor Fund is benefitting from a contribution from the MN Vikings, who will be playing at the TCF Bank stadium while their new stadium is being constructed. This additional funding is enabling larger projects as well as in-kind assistance from the MN Vikings.

Restorative Justice Community Action

Restorative justice works to reduce repeat offenders, reduce crime overall and strengthen and build community. Through the community conferencing process, community members get to know their neighbors and join in performing community service : neighborhood  block patrol, clean-up event, etc. Each offender meets face-to-face with community members, admits responsibility and learns first-hand how their actions have affected others. Community members have a direct role in the justice process—a chance to tell the offender exactly how they feel and to have input in the deciding outcomes.

The Marcy Arts Partnership provides arts-integrated programs and residencies for all children, regardless of race, religion, developmental level or socio-economic status, at Marcy Open School. This group is guided by the belief that the core curriculum, coupled with the arts, enhances and deepens learning experiences. The Marcy Arts Partnersihip (MAP) is a wonderful and unique aspect of Marcy Open School that helps differentiate it from other schools.  Proceeds from  the annual Marcy Arts Gala  provide Marcy students with rich art residencies and art-infused learning.  For more information contact Elizabeth Hawley, Marcy Arts Partnership Coordinator, at The 2014 Marcy Arts Gala will eb held Sat April 26th at the Soap Factory.

Student Neighborhood Liaisons, helping U students be good neighbors, one block at a time.

SE Minneapolis Council on Learning ( SEMCOL)

SE Seniors is a non-profit, neighborhood based organization of health care professionals and neighbors helping people 65 and older remain independent and safe at home. 

CEE ( Center for Energy & Environment) administers Marcy-Holmes Low Interest Fix Up Loans for neighborhood housing 


and projects:

Neighborhood Plans

Our Master Plan was adopted by the City in 2003:

In Summer 2002, The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood hired Dahlgren, Shardlow and Uban Inc., a private planning consulting firm, to facilitate planning discussions and draft a master plan for the area. The planning process began in September 2002 with general community meetings that allowed the participants to declare what they liked or disliked about the neighborhood, what they wanted to preserve, what they wanted to achieve, and what they wanted to avoid. The cumulative results of this input formed the objectives for the plan. The Marcy-Holmes plan document supports the policies of The Minneapolis Plan, the city's comprehensive plan and provides detailed policy guidance for planning and development issues at the neighborhood level. 

Several Master Plan Supplements were also adopted in 2007:

Our Small Area Plan for 15th Ave SE was adopted in 2009:

2013-14 MASTER PLAN UPDATING We have submitted the 2014 Master Plan Update to the City.  A group of neighborhood stakeholders worked with  Cuningham Group Architects to create a neighborhood framework for the next 10 years.  Thanks to everyone involved.

Introduction to the Master Plan Update process: powerpoint