Programs & Projects
MHNA is involved in many programs:
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.
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. Informational sessions are recommended before making an application. The Good Neighbor Fund Management Committee invites you to attend a community information meeting about the Good Neighbor Fund/Vikings Partnership Fund:
Wednesday, October 30 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Community Center Multi-Purpose Room
901 - 15th Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Wednesday, November 13 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Laukka Room, Suite 200 McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis.
Note - Eligible applicants are member organizations of the Stadium Area Advisory Group. MHNA is a member organization. MHNA invites ideas for applications. Submit ideas on a pre-application to MHNA by Nov 7, 2014. Submit pre-applications to MHNA, 500 8th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 or email to: email@example.com
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 Laura Cayere-King, Marcy Arts Partnership Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Neighborhood marketing
- A Plea for our Trees
- Emerald Ash Borer Awareness new! Emerald Ash Borer ( Save our Shade Trees) Task Force -volunteers needed!
- Live Near Your Work
- 2012 -13 Focus Groups - We're intereviewing different groups of people about the neighborhood to help us create a Neighborhood Priority Plan.
- Welcome Students 2012
- Welcome students 2013
- Community Carillon Festival 2013 ( Festival was held Sat May 4th)
- Utility Box Designs by Neighborhood Artists and Soap Factory Artists Artists have been chosen - look for their work this spring ( 3 in Dinkytown, 3 west of 35W)
- Audio History Tour of Marcy- Holmes - stay tuned for more info. Recordings in progress. We are working on an "app" that will be available next spring.
- Mississippi River Trail Task Force - volunteers needed!
- Sixth Avenue Greenway Task Force - plantings and more. Volunteers needed!
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:
MASTER PLAN UPDATING We are currently in the process of updating our master plan. The MHNA Board of Directors and City will be asking for final public input when the plan is posted, expected to be in January. We look forward to your comments- check back for links. Meanwhile, if you are interested in taking a survey related to the Dinkytown Small Area Plan, do so here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/projects/dinkytownplan. The plan is now available on the Dinkytown plan website http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/projects/dinkytownplan
MPUC ( Master Plan Updating Committee) Proposed Chapters & Goals
Introduction to the Master Plan Update process: powerpoint
The neighborhood master plan to guide development in the coming years is taking shape. Preliminary findings have led to the development of five overarching goals:
--Love the river
--Be one neighborhood
--Welcome the tension of complexity and contradiction
--Live here now
--Make the streets ours
--Make change contribute
To learn more about what these mean, and provide your input about each, log in to the EnvisionMarcyHolmes.org site. By creating a login, you will be notified as new questions are posted as the steering committee contemplates further sections of the plan. Thanks for your engagement with this project. We need the views of all the neighborhood residents and stakeholders.