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October 31, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

November Meeting Dates

MHNA Meetings in November

Sun Nov 2nd at 3 pm– 6th Ave Gateway prep gardens for winter. Bring tools, gloves, rakes and lawn bags. Meet at 6th & University. Cordelia Pierson, chair
Mon Nov 3rd at 6:30 pm Creative Places Committee meeting at Winslow House, 100 Second St SE. Nancy Hovanes, chair
Wed Nov 5th at 6 pm – Land Use Committee meeting, University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE . Presentations begin at 6:30 pm. Hung Russell & Larry Prinds, co-chairs
Thursday Nov 13 6:30 – 8 pm Transportation &…

October 30, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

One Direction Concert at TCF Stadium - Tickets Available early to Marcy-Holmes residents!

One Direction Concert at TCF Stadium - Tickets Available early to Marcy-Holmes residents!

 On Sunday, July 26, 2015 the band One Direction will perform in concert at the University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m. A capacity crowd for this concert would be 45,000 and it is anticipated that the band will attract a very youthful audience, some likely attending with parents.

Live Nation Presents
      ONE DIRECTION     

  ON THE ROAD AGAIN TOUR

     TCF Bank Stadium   

    WWW.LIVENATION.COM  

October 24, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Good Neighbor Fund 2015 Grants Available

Good Neighbor Fund 2015 Grants Available

Stadium Area Advisory Group members and interested others:

The University of Minnesota is now inviting applications for grants from the 2015 Good Neighbor Fund/Vikings Partnership Fund. Grant applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015.  You will find the Request for Applications and Application Form attached to this message.

Information Meeting.  You are invited to an information meeting about the 2015 Good Neighbor Fund/Vikings Partnership Fund grant cycle:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Multi-Purpose…

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October 14, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Concerned about the Future of our SE Library?

Attend a meeting on the Future of our SE Library and bring a friend

Dear Friends of Southeast Library,

Earlier this year, Hennepin County contracted with the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs as a consultant to engage the community and lead a steering committee of stakeholders through a process of envisioning the future of the Southeast library. The steering committee, of which I am the designated representative for the Friends of the Southeast Library group, has already met twice and is scheduled to meet three more times. In addition, four meetings that are…

September 29, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Save Our Shade Trees Task Force meeting Oct 14

Please come to the next Save Our Shade Trees Task Force meeting and invite others interested in helping with this neighborhood priority:
Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location - Andrew-Riverside Church, 403 8th Ave SE

Draft Agenda:
Overview of MHNA-adopted Save Our Shade Trees Plan, Tier 3
MPRB review ash removal and replacement plans
Rainbow update on ash tree treatments
Task force address landowner education, fundraising, tree highlighting, tree care for replacement trees and other aspects of plan implementation;
Funding and staff support requests for 2015 Community Participation Plan/Action…

September 02, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

September Meetings

MHNA meetings in September:

• Tues Sept 2nd at 6 pm, Land Use Committee at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE

• Wed Sept 3rd at 5 pm, Transportation Committee at Andrew -Riverside Church, 403 8th Ave SE

• Tues Sept 16 at 6 pm, MHNA Board meeting at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE

- Special note-  The MHNA Board of Directors  gives official notice here that at its September 16, 2014 board meeting, a vote will be taken to allocate $7,737 in previously uncommitted Neighborhood Priority…

August 22, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Pack & Give Back

Pack & Give Back Donate or Shop Free!

August 19, 2014 | News

Items of Interest August 2014

Items of Interest August 2014

 

August 11, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Two Great Events - THIS WEEK!

Dinkytown Transportation Forum - "The Future of Getting Around in Dinkytown"

Tuesday August 12, 2014 • 5-8pm • Varsity Theater

HAPPY HOUR w/ FREE DRINKS and FOOD
5 - 6 pm
Questions will be answered by:
Minneapolis Public Works
Council members Cam Gordon and Kevin Reich Metro Transit
Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
Vikings Football
Visual Communications
Hennepin County
University Parking and Transportation
University District Alliance
Local Businesses, Property Owners, Faith Community and Greek Organizations
FORUM PRESENTATION
6 - 7 pm
Featuring:
• Mackenzie…

July 25, 2014 | News

“Box Fresh” Utility Box Wraps now on display

Utility Boxes Showcase Local Artists in Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood
“Box Fresh” Utility Wraps Project Now on Display

Six utility boxes, formerly covered with graffiti, are now permanently wrapped with original designs from six local artists. The “Box Fresh” Utility Wraps Project is a collaboration of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) and The Soap Factory.  Images range from a city nightscape and vintage photo booth to contemporary and conceptual designs.
             

WHERE:

• 1222 4th St SE, by Rachel Orman
• 1300 4th St SE, by Tony Chrenka
• 327 14th Ave SE, by Candy…

July 17, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Opening of Bluff Street Extension of the Dinkytown Greenway Sunday July 20

Opening of Bluff Street Extension of the Dinkytown Greenway Sunday, July 20, 1 – 2 pm (rides leave at 1 pm; remarks at 1:30 pm)

Rides start from Gateway Park (Hennepin and Second Street) and from TCF Bank Stadium (between gates C and D on 23rd Street SE)

Join Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and City Council Members Frey and Gordon for a celebration of the Bluff Street Extension of the Dinkytown Greenway. When the Dinkytown Greenway opened last summer, it provided a bike/ped path from Bridge 9 to TCF Bank Stadium and the U of M Transitway…

July 10, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING: Mon Jul 14, 2014

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN for the purpose of considering adoption of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Master Plan and Dinkytown Business District Plan documents.


The purpose of the small area plan document is to provide greater detail for public and private land investment and development in the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood in Southeast Minneapolis. The project area for the plan is the area within…

July 03, 2014 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA July 2014

Items of Interest to MHNA July 2014

June 24, 2014 | News

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer is in Marcy-Holmes!  Please provide your input on how we manage the transition of our canopy.

Marcy-Holmes has approximately 400 boulevard ash trees.   All of these trees will be lost.  The City of Minneapois will remove them over the next 7 years, if not sooner.  MHNA has established a task force to help plan the transition of our boulevard canopy.  Our goal is to proactively engage with the city to identify the highest value neighborhood trees to preserve as long as possible, and to prioritize those trees we wish to replace sooner. …

June 19, 2014 | News

MHNA Elections Results

MHNA’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors: Results of June 17, 2014 elections

OFFICERS (elected to 1 year terms)
President   Jan Morse
Vice President   Doug Carlson
Secretary   Cameron Naughton
Treasurer   Martha Ballard

DIRECTORS (elected to 2 year terms)
Marcus Mills
Bob Stableski
Nancy Hovanes
Dick Kavaney
Marnie Loven-Bell
Cordelia Pierson

DIRECTORS filling out the last year of their terms:
Larry Prinds
Paul Buchanan
Hung Russell
Crisi Lee
Tod Elkins

Appointed DIRECTORS:
Pastor Craig Shirley
Clayton Wagar
Jim Sander

June 13, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

MHNA Annual Meeting Tues June 17th

MHNA Annual Meeting Tues June 17th, 7:30 pm at Pracna on Main, 117 Main St SE. 

If you can, come to the meeting a bit early as we will need time for members to sign in, renew, get a paper ballot. MHNA's new associate Chris has created a great slideshow of the year in pictures that we will have running throughout the meeting. We will also be recognizing some special volunteers who have done so much to keep this a beautiful and vibrant neighborhood.

Agenda

Voters Guide to Candidates

June 06, 2014 | News

Items of Interest June 2014

Items of Interest June 2014

May 07, 2014 | News

MHNA Meetings this Month

MHNA Meetings this month:
Transportation Committee Wed May 7, 5-6:30 pm Andrew Riverside Church
Creative Places Committee Friday May 9 at 4:30 pm, Restaurant Alma
Land Use Committee Tuesday May 13, 6 pm, Univ. Lutheran Church of Hope
MHNA Board Meeting Tuesday May 20, 6 pm, Univ. Lutheran Church of Hope
Mississippi River Trail Task Force: May 14, 8:30 – 10:00, East River Road Dunn Brothers

May 02, 2014 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA May 2014

Items of Interest to MHNA May 2014

April 30, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

May 3rd Event

Marcy-Holmes Spring Fest! Saturday May 3rd, 12 - 4 pm

We're blocking off Sixth Ave SE from University to Second for a celebration of our neighborhood's history and vitality!

  • Featuring free refreshments from local favorites: Food from Alma and Brasa;  Beverages from Dunn Bros; Gelato from Talenti.
  • Live music and dancing in the street! Fun for all- no dancing experience necessary as Robin Nelson will be calling the steps.
  • Take the new audio history tour; check out or buy a copy of our neighborhood history book, Hiding in Plain Sight, by…

April 17, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

April 26th & May 3rd Events

April 26th & May 3rd Events

Saturday April 26th 

Join neighbors in our annual Earth Day River Clean-Up, 9:30 am  - noon at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 6th Ave SE & Main St. 

Refreshments provided by Bruegger's Bagels and General Mills. We clean the stretch of the Mississippi from 35W Bridge to Nicollet Island, Rain or Shine.

Gloves, bags and maps provided.

 

Sat May 3rd Marcy-Holmes Spring Fest 12 – 4 p.m

on 6th Ave SE between  University & Second St SE

Bikes, Bites and History-themed event celebrating our creative places!

April 15, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

MHNA April 15, 2014 meetings

MHNA April 15, 2014 meetings are being held at Minneapolis Events Center, Suite 312. Enter at 212 Second St SE

Board begins at 6 pm

General Mmebership at 7:30 pm

April 07, 2014 | News

Items of Interest April 2014

Items of Interest April 2014

March 31, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Community meetings on 2014 Ash Canopy Replacement Plan April 1 & 3

Community meetings on 2014 Ash Canopy Replacement Plan April 1st & 3rd

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Forestry Department will be holding a series of community meetings to share details of the 2014 Ash Canopy Replacement Plan. The meetings will provide attendees with a general overview about Emerald ash borer (EAB), information about the MPRB’s partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to safely detect and remove EAB-infested trees, and a description of the MPRB ash canopy replacement plan. There will also be time for forestry staff to answer questions.
The April meetings will be…

March 18, 2014 | News

MHNA Board Meeting March 18th

MHNA Board Meeting March 18th will be held at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 

601 13th Ave SE from 6 - 7:30 pm. Agenda is posted on this website on the Membership page.

Our spring quarterly General Membership meeting has been moved to April 15th.

March 10, 2014 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA March 2014

Items of Interest to MHNA March 2014

February 25, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Upcoming MHNA Meetings

MHNA Meetings this month:
Tuesdays at 7 am, Dunn Bros 6th & University, MHNA Housing Diversity Task Force, Tod Elkins,chair.

March 4th at 5 pm, Andrew Riverside Church, 403 8th Ave SE Transportation Committee, Dick Kavaney, chair.

March 6th from 7-8:30 pm at Bordertown Coffee, 315 16th Ave SE Creative Places Committee, Crisi Lee, chair

March 11 at 6pm, Univ Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, MHNA Land Use Committee (presentations start at 6:30) Cordelia Pierson, chair.

March 13th from 7-8:30 pm, at the Aster Café, 125 Main St SE, MHNA Creative…

February 24, 2014 | News

Dinkytown Decision at City Council

On Friday the Minneapolis City Council voted to:

• Uphold the decision to DENY the demolition permit for 1319 4th Street SE (Camdi/Mesa Pizza)

• Allow staff to complete the historic designation study of this site and Dinkytown's historic character core

• Support growth with preservation, for Dinkytown's economic sustainability.

We are deeply grateful to the City Council for giving the MHNA, DBA and stakeholders a chance to create a future for Dinkytown that builds on its strengths.  The broad community support from so many people speaking up was very important for this leadership decision. …

February 20, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Important City Council Vote Friday Feb 21

Important City Council Vote Friday Feb 21

The full city council meets at 9:30 am to vote on vote on the future of Dinkytown's historic character, which the city's market study cited as essential to Dinkytown's economic viability. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-117484.pdf

Emails and calls to council members can still be effective if they are sent TODAY! Although the hearing is open to the public, no public testimony will be heard.

MHNA's position is "pro-growth with preservation".

We are asking council members to:

• Uphold the Zoning and Planning Committee's decision to DENY the demolition permit for 1319 4th Street…

February 12, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Support of Dinkytown’s growth with preservation

Action Needed now!

Tomorrow Feb 13th (9:30 am) the Zoning & Planning committee of City Council will decide if three buuildings in Dinkytown should be torn down or preserved. A vote by the full city council will follow on Friday Feb 21st.  The MHNA Board of Directors is in favor of protecting Dinkytown's historic character. This commercial area serves University area residents, and is integral to our University community's vitality. 

Please contact your city council member today with this message:

·         Dinkytown has a distinct historic character at its heart - the crossroads of 14th Avenue and 4th…

February 07, 2014 | News

Items Of Interest to MHNA Feb 2014

Items Of Interest to MHNA Feb 2014

January 30, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Feb 6 - Holmes Park building improvements Open House

Feb 6 - Holmes Park building improvements Open House

You are invited to learn more about structural improvements to the Holmes Park shelter building being planned by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board this year.  Improvements will focus primarily on ADA accessibility and improved building function.  Please join us at this open house to review and discuss potential improvements and to share your ideas.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:30-8:00pm
Marcy Open School Auditorium
415 4th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414

If you require language translation or other accommodations,…

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January 23, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Parking for High Density Residential Development: How Much Is Enough?

Parking for High Density Residential Development:How Much Is Enough?

Attend The University District Alliance Parking Task Force Forum 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. at

University Lutheran Church of Hope, Fellowship Hall 601 13th Avenue Southeast

TO REGISTER:  http://www.ParkingForumUDistrict.eventbrite.com

The Task Force's preliminary findings and recommendations are now posted on the City of Minneapolis website at www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/projects/UniversityDistrictParkingStudy.

January 17, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

The Future of Dinkytown may be decided Tuesday Jan 21st

The Future of Dinkytown may be decided Tuesday Jan 21st at the Minneapolis Heritage Presrevation Commission (HPC) meeting, 4:30 pm in City Hall Room 317. Commission members will be considering three demolition permits for buildings in the heart of Dinkytown. Express your opinion in person or by contacting city staff Janelle Widmeier: Janelle.Widmeier@minneapolismn.gov

Learn more at MHNA's Jan 21st General Membership meeting at Pracna on Main, 117 Main St SE, at 7:30 pm.

Other MHNA meetings coming up:

Creative Places January 28th at First Congregational Church, 500 8th Ave SE, at 6:30 pm

Transportation…

January 10, 2014 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA January 2014

Items of Interest to MHNA January 2014

January 08, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

MN Pollution Control and General Mills invite interested parties

MN Pollution Control and General Mills invite interested parties to informational open houses in January concerning the TCE vapor issue affecting the SE Como neighborhood and a small area of Marcy-Holmes, along 8th St SE. These “community office hours” will be held:


January 15, 4-6 p.m.
Van Cleve Recreation Center (901 15th Ave SE)
January 28, 4-6 p.m.
Van Cleve Recreation Center (901 15th Ave SE)

This type of outreach is targeted for one-on-one communication with residents and property owners. Representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Health, Barr Engineering, and General Mills…

December 04, 2013 | News

Items of Interest December 2013

Items of Interest to MHNA Dec 2013

November 13, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Timely messages to MHNA – mid November 2013

Some important upcoming calendar items:

Good Neighbor Fund  - final info session TONIGHT
Wednesday, November 13 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Laukka Room, Suite 200 McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis.

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.

Central Mississippi Riverfront…

November 08, 2013 | News

Update on MarcyOpen School Relocation

Pleased to report the Marcy relocation proposal is not going through. There is a letter going home in backpacks today and Phyllis at the school confirmed over the phone. Cordelia Pierson also confirmed with Jenny Arneson, school board. Apparently the news had gotten as far as Paris!  We live in a fantastic community.  Thank you to all those who chimed in.

November 06, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Meeting about moving Marcy Open School from our neighborhood- TONIGHT

Meeting about moving Marcy Open School from our neighborhood- TONIGHT 6:30 pm

Important Parent Meeting - Weds. Nov. 6 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 10:25 AM
Parents are invited to meet with Michael Thomas, our area superintendent, in the auditorium to hear about the District's 5 year plan and how it might impact Marcy. One recommendation is that the Marcy Open program move intact to the Sheridan building.

MHNA Members-
The above notice was posted on the school’s website yesterday. The meeting is tonight. MHNA office has received many calls and emails…

November 04, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

November Land Use date & time & place changed

MHNA's Land Use committee will be meeting on Thursday Nov 7th at 6:30 pm in First Congregational Church, 500 8th Ave SE.

 

 

October 11, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Final Comments on 2013 Neighborhood Master Plan

Preview & Comment - 2013 Neighborhood Master Plan

Join us!

Tuesday October 15th from 7:15 – 9 pm
Union Labor Center, 312 Central Ave SE, Room 218

We have been working hard incorporating feedback  to create a framework for the next 10 years in Marcy-Holmes. The 2013 Master Plan is different from the 2003 plan in overall tone, structure, and—to some extent—in its major recommendations. It’s easier to use and it’s graphically oriented, not text oriented.  Light refreshments provided by Entourage Events Center, a new neighbor in St Anthony Main.  Questions? Contact: office@marcy-holmes.org
MHNA…

October 04, 2013 | News

Items of Interest Oct 2013

Items of Interest Oct 2013

September 19, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Emerald Ash Borers are here!

Emerald Ash Borers are here! These destructive beetles will soon decimate our neighborhood's shade tree canopy...unless we act quickly. Ash trees are located on boulevards and on private properties throughout  Marcy-Holmes. See map

MHNA's Safety & Livability Committee is hosting an Emerald Ash Borer Q & A meetingTuesday Sept 24th, 5:30 pm at First Congregational Church. Reps from Minneapolis Parks Forestry Dept will be on hand to help people identify ash trees and what steps they can take to protect (inoculate) or remove.  An informational postcard was mailed to property owners with ash trees on…

September 04, 2013 | News

Items of Interest September 2013

Items of Interest September 2013

August 28, 2013 | News

35W Sound Walls in Marcy-Holmes defeated by voters

35W Sound Walls in Marcy-Holmes defeated by voters

We received word that all 3 walls proposed for 35W in Marcy-Holmes ( E, F and G) have been voted down. No sound walls will be built in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. This was a huge effort that brought our neighborhood together. Huge thanks go out to MHNA board members, resident volunteers, property owners and MHNA staff. We also thank our elected officials and staff at MNDOT and Hennepin County. The wall in SE Como was also voted down. We eagerly await voting results in the Beltrami neighborhood on walls K and L,…

August 27, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Box Fresh Utility Art Wraps extended application deadline

Box Fresh Utility Art Wraps extended application deadline- now due Mon Sept 9th

Marcy-Holmes artists, designers, creative neighbors and Soap Factory friends  are invited to submit qualifications ( a resume or bio and 3 examples of work) to be considered for the Box Fresh project in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. Six $800 honorariums will be paid to artists whose designs are chosen to be part of this outdoor gallery. More information on Box Fresh/images/documents/Revised_deadline_RFQ_Box_Fresh.docx

August 15, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

HEY ARTISTS Get paid to “wrap” a Utility Box

HEY ARTISTS Get paid to design a "wrap" for a Utility Box in our neighborhood.

RFQ ( request for qualifications) is due Aug 26th. Get info here

August 12, 2013 | News

National Night Out Follow up - Lost & Found & Raffle Winners

National Night Out Follow up - Lost & Found & Raffle Winners

Except for the monsoon, we had a terrific event last Tuesday night. Wasn't the band great? - local youth! And what about that carillon concert broadcast from First Congregational Church? Original compositions by Randall Davidson, Craig Harris, Jordan Werre and Jason Gades. Couldn't have the cake walk without Dick Luedtke's accordion music - splendid! Thanks to Crisi Lee and Marnie Loven-Bell for planning and to the many volunteers who assisted in set up, tear down, staffing games and info tables. If you are missing a bowl, utensils…

August 01, 2013 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA August 2013

Items of Interest to MHNA August 2013

July 30, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tues Aug 6th in Marcy-Holmes

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT in Marcy-Holmes Tues August 6th.

Join neighbors for fun, food and conversation. So far we have 2 sites in the neighborhood:

MHNA's big NNO party at 7th Ave SE between 5th St SE & 6th St SE 6 - 8 pm* 

Church of Minneapolis NNO Party 4th Ave SE between  4th St SE and University Ave SE-   6 – 9 pm. Free food, games, and much needed social time with neighbors. All are welcome to attend. 

 

* Volunteers needed to help at event and flyer. Also need CAKES…

July 29, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Open Meeting: Marcy-Holmes’ Future—Getting Specific!

August 8th Open Meeting: Marcy-Holmes' Future--Getting Specific!

Dear neighbors

Mark your calendar for the next (and next to last) open meeting regarding the Marcy-Holmes Master Plan update, Thursday August 8 at 7:00 p.m..  The past meetings have been to gather input--in this one, we will present some specific directions for various parts of the neighborhood to get your reaction.  Tell us if we've gone too far, or not far enough!

The meeting starts at 7:00 sharp at the University International Center, 331 17th Avenue SE (corner of 4th Street--park in the ramp across 4th).  Bring a friend,…

July 15, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

July 23rd I-35W Sound Walls info meeting

July 23rd I-35W Sound Walls info meeting at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, from 5 – 7 pm (1 hour open house at 5, presentation at 6, Q & A after presentation), hosted by MN DOT ( MN Dept of Transportation).

Find out why MHNA opposes these walls. Help spread the word.

Immediately before this meeting, Council Member Diane Hofstede will convene a meeting to discuss potential bike lanes and parking changes on University Ave SE and 4th St SE, between 4 and 5 pm, at same location mentioned above.

July 11, 2013 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA July 2013

Items of Interest to MHNA July 2013

July 08, 2013 | News

6th Ave & 7th St Traffic Calming Test

6th Ave & 7th St Traffic Calming Test now underway

The Stone Arch Bike Boulevard is planned to be constructed in 2013, connecting the Stone Arch Bridge to East Hennepin along Sixth Ave, Ninth Street and Fifth Ave (one block).  Please see the web site for the project for more information. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/projects/Stone-Arch-Bridge-Presidents

To reduce motor vehicle speed and improve bike and pedestrian conditions, Public Works is considering putting in a traffic choker just up hill from 7th St on 6th Avenue SE.  They have put in a test to gather feedback and test traffic speed and…

July 08, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

M-H Master Plan Draft Goals Posted for Comment

M-H Master Plan Draft Goals Posted for Comment

Dear neighbors,  

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…

June 26, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Residents - Drop off tree limbs from storm June 24-29

Residents - Drop off tree limbs from storm June 24-29

After city streets are clear, the Park Board’s second priority for tree
removal is the removal of boulevard trees from homes, garages and other
structures. The Park Board’s third tree priority is to evaluate and
remove boulevard trees that pose a potential hazard of toppling due to
storm damage or soil saturation. The Park Board’s fourth priority is
removal of trees and tree debris from parks.

Resident Tree Debris Drop Off June 24-29

Minneapolis residents may bring yard tree debris to…

June 25, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

City-owned utilities?  on agenda June 25th

City-owned utilities?  on agenda June 25th at MHNA's Safety & Livability Committee meeting

5:30 pm, First Congregational Church, 500 8th Ave SE.

Reps from Minneapolis Energy Options and Xcel Energy will present. 

June 10, 2013 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA June 2013

Items of Interest to MHNA June 2013

May 29, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

MHNA’s “Raise the Roof” Fundraiser June 5th at Mill & Main

MHNA's "Raise the Roof" Fundraiser will be held June 5th from 6-9 pm at Mill & Main, 501 Main St SE

MHNA is planning a rooftop party at Mill & Main to ring in the summer, raise some funds and pay tribute to longtime neighbor and past president who has shaped so much of Marcy-Holmes, Arvonne Fraser.

Food and beverages of a summer persuasion will be on hand as you mingle with board members and neighbors. Tickets to the event also include exclusive tours of Mill & Main, the new residence nestled along the riverfront.…

May 29, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Marcy Open School Labyrinth Update

Marcy Open School Labyrinth Dedication Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am at Marcy Open School 415 4th Ave SE

The Marcy Path to Peace/Terry Labyrinth will celebrate Phase I completion with a 30-minute dedication of the labyrinth on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am. Located at Marcy Open School, 415 4th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, the Path/Labyrinth is a permanent exterior hardscape project, which aims to be a destination centerpiece and innovative community-building program for Marcy Open School and the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. The project is funded by major support from The University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund as…

May 22, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Pack & Give Back

Pack & Give Back

The U’s Pack & Give Back campaign is starting- in  response to the trash piles that result when U students move in and out.  These opportunities are available to all who live in Como or Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods. 

1. The Free Store: Drop-Off or "Shop"    You can drop off your gently-used items all through May at the U's Reuse Center, 883 29th Avenue SE.  Hours are Monday - Friday. 8 a.m. - 3 pm; and Thursdays, 8 am- 8 p.m.  

Free Store "shopping" will be open from May 28th…

May 21, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Pack & Give Back

Pack & Give Back campaign starts next week to keep streets clean during Students Move Out time.

 These opportunities are available to all who live in Como or Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods. 

1. The Free Store: Drop-Off or "Shop"    You can drop off your gently-used items all through May at the U's Reuse Center, 883 29th Avenue SE.  Hours are Monday - Friday. 8 a.m. - 3 pm; and Thursdays, 8 am- 8 p.m.  

Free Store "shopping" will be open from May 28th - June 2nd at the Reuse Center.  Hours are 8 a.m.…

May 07, 2013 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA May 2013

Items of Interest to MHNA May 2013

April 08, 2013 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA April 2013

Items of Interest to MHNA April 2013

March 27, 2013 | News

Plant a tree on your Minneapolis property for $25

Plant a tree on your Minneapolis property for $25
The City of Minneapolis is offering 1,000 trees this spring for only $25 each. The trees are approximately four to eight feet tall (depending on the species) with one-inch trunks. Starting now, any Minneapolis property owner – whether resident, business or nonprofit – can order a tree to plant on private Minneapolis property this spring. Comparable trees cost about $125 at a nursery.

Varieties of trees available for $25 are blue beech, Evans Bali cherry, Kentucky coffeetree, northern hackberry, Princeton elm, river birch, Royal Raindrops crabapple, serviceberry (single…

March 25, 2013 | News

Master Plan Update Committee (MPUC) openings on Steering Committee

Master Plan Update Committee (MPUC) openings on Steering Committee

MHNA is updating its 2003 master plan with the assistance of The Cuningham Architect Group. A steering committee is being formed to guide the process. We are looking for  stakeholders who can meet every 3-4 weeks over the next 6 months. Stakeholders can be people who live, work, or own property in our neighborhood.If you are interested, print and fill out this form and send it to the MHNA office. 

March 20, 2013 | News

Marshall U Bricks update

Another update on the bricks being made available to the public. They are now saying bricks will be available at 13th Ave & 5th St from April 8 - 12. If people have  questions, please contact:

Steven T Schmidgall
KUD International LLC
1251 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 910
New York, NY  10020

C: 612-419-8142
O: 212-899-4580
E: SSchmidgall@kudllc.com

March 18, 2013 | News

Call for Artists and Proposals Info

Two New Public Art Announcements:

• Minneapolis Art Wraps
• Call for Artists

The City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places announces a Call for Artists to submit designs for utility box wraps. The call is open to professional artists who live or work in Minneapolis in any media that can be translated into a digital image and wrapped onto a utility box. This includes painting, photography, collage, mosaic quilt making, etc. Selected artists will be paid an honorarium of $1,000. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. There will be an…

March 13, 2013 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA March 2013

February 11, 2013 | News

Events Coordinator needed for Open Streets

Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is looking for an events coordinator for  four Open Streets events to Minneapolis in 2013.

January 28, 2013 | News

Salvaged Items Marshall High/U-Tec Demolition

To the Residents of the Marcy Holmes Community:

It has come to the attention of the development team that neighbors and alumni of Marshall High may have interest in obtaining items that they believe will help them to remember the significant place that the high school has had in the heritage of the neighborhood.  As background, you should know that when the building was remodeled previously to become UTEC, most of the significant features of the building were removed.  That being said, in an effort to try to accommodate your many and varied requests, we have…

January 25, 2013 | News

The future of the Southeast Library

A series if 6 articles by M-H resident Bill Huntzicker, from the TC Daily Planet.

January 14, 2013 | News

MHNA’s Master Plan is about to be updated

MASTER PLAN UPDATING

We are currently in the process of updating our master plan. Watch for ways neighborhood stakeholders can participate in upcoming meetings. Prospective pllanning consultants can view relevant documents on our website under: Get Involved/ Projects and Programs. Scroll down to bottom of page for links.

January 10, 2013 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA January 2013

Items of Interest January 2013

December 12, 2012 | News

What would 20’ Noise Walls look like here?

What would 20' Noise Walls look like here? Get an idea from these before & after shots

Fifth St Historic District

Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority

...and see how the wooden fence along MNDOT property looks today

December 12, 2012 | News

Items of Interest December 2012

Items of Interest December 2012

December 07, 2012 | News

Community Carillon Festival

Call for Proposals, Community Carillon Festival:Commissioned Carillon Compositions for Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Festival

The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association in Southeast Minneapolis is excited to offer University of MN students a unique opportunity. The Association will commission up to three student musicians to write original compositions featuring carillon sounds. The pieces will be broadcast from the bell tower of First Congregational Church during a community festival in Spring 2013. The church is located at the intersection of 8th Avenue SE and 5th Street SE.

The neighborhood festival is made possible by the University of Minnesota’s Good Neighbor Fund, which was created…

November 15, 2012 | News

Marcy Arts Partnership Coordinator Position for June 2013 announced

MARCY ARTS PARTNERSHIP Coordinator Position for June 2013


As we get ready to plan our Annual Marcy Arts Gala, the Marcy Arts Partnership would like to announce that we are seeking a New Coordinator to oversee and manage all of MAP’s work beginning June 2013. By posting the position early, we hope to give you a chance to join the team and experience all the position has to offer.

You will meet and work with the most passionate and devoted group of parents and community members I have ever known.  This is a part-time, paid position…

November 15, 2012 | News

WANTED: BIKE SAVY TEACHER for Class at Marcy Open School

Marcy School is creating an after-school  bicycle mechanics class for children through Community Education. We are looking for a teacher. If you or someone you know may be able to teach this class (paid position) or volunteer from time to time, please contact Rosemary, Community Education Coordinator, rosemary.schindeldecker@mpls.k12.mn.us, (612) 668-1022.

November 15, 2012 | News

Play it Forward - Musical Instruments needed at Marcy Open School

PLAY IT FORWARD - Musical Instruments needed at Marcy Open School


Breathe fresh life into once-loved instruments by donating them to Play It Forward, the statewide used-instrument drive created by Classical Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA). Bring your clean, gently used and playable instruments to the front office or band room (#119) between now through November 30th. We are in need of any classroom instruments: woodwinds, brass, strings, snare drums, acoustic guitars, recorders, hand drums, etc.  We'll put them in the hands of kids at Marcy Open School. For more information about…

November 08, 2012 | News

Items of Interest to MHNA November 2012

Items of Interest to MHNA November 2012

November 05, 2012 | News

Safety & Livability Committee meeting date changed

MHNA Safety & Livability Committee is meeting Tues Nov 27 at 5:30-6:30PM  First Congregational Church  500 8th Ave SE.

Meetings are open tot he public- all are welcome to participate. Meeting agenda will be posted on our website under"Committees". 

October 30, 2012 | News

Volunteers Wanted for Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort on the UMN campus


Seeking people who would be interested in volunteering to help with the effort to register and get student voters to the polls


Many students may be voting for the very first time this year! We need your help. We are hoping to have people talking to students about the importance of letting their voices be heard, as well as the logistics of voting. On Election Day we will be walking students from their classes to their poling place. This is an important effort, many students who come from other states don't know they can…

October 25, 2012 | News

Fall Reminders from the City - Street Sweeping and Raking Leaves

The Street Department is preparing to start the fall sweeping and leaf collection of the City’s streets and parkways.  Posting of streets has been scheduled to begin on Monday, October 22, with sweeping beginning on Tuesday, October 23.

This work will begin with five separate crews across our Street Department districts at the same time, and it will take approximately 18 working days to cover the entire city.  Each district may alternate some routes each year, however, they must also take into consideration those areas where the most leaves have fallen or where there are fewer…

September 06, 2012 | News

Items of Interest Sept 2012

Items of Interest Sept 2012

August 09, 2012 | News

Items of Interest August 2012

Items of Interest to MHNA August 2012

July 03, 2012 | News

Items of Interest July 2012

Items of Interest July 2012

June 07, 2012 | News

Items of Interest June 2012

Items of Interest June 2012

May 08, 2012 | News

Items of Interest May 2012

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April 10, 2012 | News

April Items of Interest

Members and neighbors, please read our monthly updates on MHNA and neighborhood news. PDF attached.

April Items of Interest 2012 

March 01, 2012 | News

March Items of Interest

Members and neighbors, please read our monthly updates on MHNA and neighborhood news. PDF attached.

March Items of Interest 2012