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In This Issue

  • Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan
  • Hennepin Avenue South Reconstrction
  • 36th and Bryant Update
  • Neighborhood News from around the Ward

Comprehensive Plan – Engagement Opportunities

City leaders want to know your thoughts about the new draft comprehensive plan. When finalized, Minneapolis 2040 will serve as a framework of interdependent policies, topics, action steps and maps intended to drive a citywide conversation about how the city will grow and change over the next two decades so all residents benefit. 10th Ward residents can learn more about the draft plan and provide comments by attending one of the upcoming open houses.
Minneapolis 2040 covers topics such as housing, job access, new building designs and street use. It’s the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including more than 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Public input directly helped staff establish priorities and determine the content of the draft plan, and public feedback on the draft plan is now needed.

Minneapolis 2040 open houses (South Minneapolis)
5:30-8 p.m. Monday, May 14
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 31
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave. S.

Minneapolis 2040 open houses (Other parts of the city)
5:30- 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17
Dayton Gaviidae YMCA, 651 Nicollet Mall #300

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12
Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St. NE

5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16
North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 James Ave. N

Each open house has family-friendly activities created by local artists and free food from local businesses. Participants can view and comment on draft policies and maps. There are also opportunities to sit down with City planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.
People can also give their feedback on the website. The complete draft plan is available online at Public feedback on the draft plan is being collected until July 22. You can always email our office with comments or you can email comments to



Hennepin Avenue South (W Lake Street to Douglas Avenue)

Hennepin Avenue between Douglas Avenue and West Lake Street is proposed to be programmed in the City’s Capital Improvement Program for reconstruction in 2023. Public Works is conducting preliminary planning work in 2018 in order to submit an application for federal transportation funding through the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation. Public Works will conduct technical work, collect community feedback, and review policy guidance including the Access Minneapolis Plan (2009), Complete Streets Policy (2016), and Vision Zero commitment (2017) to inform the design of Hennepin Avenue. The reconstruction project provides an opportunity to redesign Hennepin Avenue so it meets the street’s current and future needs. For more details, and an opportunity to provide feedback via survey, visit

36th and Bryant Update and Meeting Information

There is a proposal for a new 41-unit residential building at 36th and Bryant and there will be a public hearing on Monday, April 23rd at 4:30 in the Council Chambers. You can also send comments to our office or to

The Ward 10 Office, in partnership with the East Harriet Neighborhood Association will be hosting a presentation of the project by 36 Bryant LLC at the next East Harriet Meeting.

Next board meeting:
May 2, 2018

7 pm
​Walker Health Center
3737 Bryant Ave S
Neighborhood News

CARAG Name Change (!)
The CARAG neighborhood group has kicked off its name-changing process by establishing a Name Change Task Force. CARAG is considering a name change primarily because of the restoration of the name, Bde Mka Ska, formerly known as Lake Calhoun. This task force will be charged with researching name ideas, engaging neighbors, and building a survey. Stay tuned at for future opportunities to provide feedback.

Earth Day Clean Up

Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:30 AM 12:00 PM
Lake Street at East Calhoun Pkwy
New date: Saturday, May 12!

Join your East Calhoun neighbors in this annual Minneapolis citywide spring clean up. 
Meet near the Bde Maka Ska Refectory.

Volunteers needed and appreciated. Coffee and snacks will be offered to volunteers. 

Stop by and help as you can! No pre-registration required. Bring your own work gloves. Trash bags and directions will be provided.

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood - The Wedge
LHENA's Organics Recycling Program, started by Environmental Committee's Katlyn Flannery, was featured in the Southwest Journal!

"Flannery, who minored in sustainability studies, joined the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Environmental Committee in the months after the election. She said expanding organics access for renters was a good target for an initial project, adding that she wanted to make it more convenient for herself as well."




Check out the upcoming City of Minneapolis public meetings and hearings as well as Ward 10 neighborhood associations events!

City of Minneapolis Meetings

Neighborhood Associations

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You can use Minneapolis 311 by phone website, smartphone app, or by email at to find out information, access services, and report issues.

311 Phone Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am – 4:30pm

About Lisa

Lisa Bender was reelected to serve her second term as  the 10th Ward City Council Member in November 2017. She was also elected to serve as City Council President by a unanimous vote of her fellow council members. Lisa lives in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood with her husband Ryan and two daughters.

Contact the Ward 10 Office

Office Phone

Lisa Bender
Council Member

Ron Harris
Senior Policy Advisor

Tina Erazmus
Council Associate

City of Minneapolis Ward 10
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