- Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (advocacy and education)
- City of Minneapolis Biking Info Hub (register your bike, maps and trails, data)
- Cycling Museum of Minnesota
- Free Bikes 4 Kids (accepts bike donations, donates to kids in need)
- Midtown Greenway Coalition
- Nice Ride
- Our Streets Mpls (walking and biking advocacy)
- Animals & Pets
- Garbage, Recycling & Clean-up
- Graffiti removal
- News & Alerts
- Organics recycling
- Snow Emergency (see below)
- Street sweeping
- Water & Sewer
- Utility billing (water, sewer, stormwater, solid waste and recycling)
- Electric (Xcel Energy)
- Gas (CenterPoint Energy)
- Local phone service (Century Link)
- Yard waste
- First pick up (April)
- Last pick up (November)
Crime & Safety
Contact information and details about our precinct.
- 311 vs 911
- Being a block leader
- Community impact statement
- Crosswalk safety
- Door to door solicitors
- Drug houses
- Fulton safety newsletter (provides an overview of crimes in the Fulton and nearby neighborhoods, including Armatage)
- Part 1 Crimes defined
- Personal safety workshop (April 2015)
- Porch light campaign
- Recycling theft (scrappers)
- Safety tips
- Vulnerable residents
Elections + Voting
Experience Southwest (business association for Southwest Minneapolis businesses)
In 2007, the Minneapolis City Council approved the Community Planning and Economic Development Department’s (CPED) recommendation to cultivate and sustain Minneapolis’ commercial districts through the Great Streets program.
Great Streets Facade Improvement Matching Grants
Other Great Street business programs and grants
Facade Grant recipients in Armatage
2211, 2213 and 2215 West 54th Street received new windows and doors to replace their old and leaking one, improved drainage to eliminate flooding into the businesses and replaced trim as part of their Armatage Business Facade Grant.
The ANA is proud to announce that two Armatage businesses were awarded Great Streets Facade Grants.
Bellwether Media (now Jump!), at 54th and Penn, provides attractive, accessible and engaging quality-bound books for libraries and classrooms. They used their grant to replace the old and drafty front windows.
Red Wagon Pizza, also at 54th and Penn, used their grant for their new front windows.
Neighborhood business districts are essential elements of any great city. Our neighborhood is no different. Neighborhood businesses provide important goods and services for residents, contribute to high quality urban living, and are critical to the health of the local economy.
Below are resources on a variety of sustainability topics. Want to get involved locally? Join our neighborhood Green Team! (Simple send us an email with your interest and we will get you in the loop.)
- Alliance for Sustainability
The mission of the Alliance for Sustainability is to bring about personal, organizational and planetary sustainability in ways that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane. We bring together citizen, faith, non-profit, government and business leaders to work collaboratively to envision and build sustainable communities. We provide hands-on training and tools for neighborhoods, congregations, schools and businesses to save energy, water and resources while building community, health, wealth and local resilience.
- City of Minneapolis’s Sustainability Program
- Cool Planet
Cool Planet informs and inspires people to be fit, have fun and take action for a healthy and sustainable home, neighborhood and planet.
- Plastic Bag Ban 2017 FAQ
- Citizens Climate Lobby (taking political action to help combat global warming)
- Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) of Minnesota is a nonprofit consumer advocate that represents the interests of residential and small business utility customers across the state. We advocate for affordable and reliable utility service and clean energy.
- DSIRE (database of clean energy rebates and incentives)
- Home Energy Guide (and other great energy and $ savings information)
- Home Energy Squad (winter prep and other energy saving ideas)
- Minnesota Energy Challenge
Join the Armatage Neighborhood Team
- Native Energy (buying carbon offsets)
- Power Check Energy Meter (borrow from library to evaluate power usage around the house)
- City of Minneapolis Solar & Suitability Analysis
- Clean Energy Resource Teams – Solar Gardens a temendous resource with lots of great information, tips, calculators and explanations
- Consumer Affairs: Solar Energy Companies
- Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive (for home installations)
- Minnesota Community Solar partnership with the Alliance for Sustainability
- Minnesota Solar Suitability Analysis (helps determine if your site is suitable for solar) tool from the U of MN
- Xcel Energy community solar information
- Wind Energy information from the State of Minnesota
- Windsource through Xcel Energy (customers sign up to use wind as part of their energy program)
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle
- City of Minneapolis Department of Solid Waste & Recycling
- Organics recycling
- Single sort recycling
- Homeowner’s Guide to Composting
- 16 Zero-Waste New Year’s Resolution Ideas for 2016
- Electronics recycling at Best Buy
- Food Waste
- The TED Take on Food Waste (video)
10 Tips to Reduce Food Waste /10 Consejos Minimizar Desperdicio de Alimentos (video)
Yard – Gardening – Water (Lakes, Streams)
- Brewing a Better Forest (watering street trees)
- Community Gardening & Urban Farming
- Earth Day events through Mpls Parks
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Minneapolis Pollinator Policy
- Pollinate Minnesota
- Rain barrels and compost bins (City)
- Rain Garden info through Metro Blooms
- Tree Trust
- Water Stewardship
- Watering Tips
- Armatage Area Homes for Sale
- Home Stretch Workshops (for first time home buyers)
- Minnesota Homeownership Center (down payment and closing cost assistance)
- Realizing the American Dream Program (Minneapolis Urban League, 612-302-3100)
Construction & Remodeling
- Center for Energy & Environment (home improvement loans)
- Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (home improvement loans)
- Homeowner Resource Guide from the City of Minneapolis. Includes information about:
- Minneapolis lenders
- Finance and home repair programs
- Energy assistance and indoor health resources
- Homeownership, foreclosure prevention and legal resources
- Chore services and other resources
Paint recycling – Paint Care
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- Toolkit for Neighbors of New Construction (from the City of Minneapolis)
- Email City Council members and express your support for continued funding of neighborhood organizations such as the ANA.
- Learn more about the City’s Neighborhoods 2020 initiative to redesign the funding and governance structure that supports Minneapolis’ 70 neighborhood organizations.
New to Armatage
Welcome to Armatage!
If you’re newish to the neighborhood and haven’t gotten your Welcome Bag yet, let us know! We will get one to you quickly.
Ways to Get Connected
There are many ways to meet your neighbors and stay connected with life here in this great neighborhood:
Newsletters & Social Media
- Sign-up for our eNews (see sidebar) which is sent out 2-3 times each month.
- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Sign-up on Nextdoor, a free website which connects verified neighbors so we can share information about safety, recommendations and more
- Receive crime alerts via email and see safety tips, crime maps and more.
- Sign up for the Ward 13 City Council newsletter
Events & Activities
- Learn more about what is going on and ways to get involved during a monthly association or committee meeting
- Check out neighborhood events including Food Truck Nights at the park
- Meet neighbors during one of our regular happy hour events (these are paused for COVID but will hopefully be back soon)
- Celebrate with those on your block during National Night Out (usually organized by your block leader). Not sure who is your block leader? Contact our Crime Prevention Specialist at Jennifer.Waisanen@minneapolismn.gov to get connected
- Sign up for an activity at Armatage park! There are activities all year for kids and adults.
- Complete list of City Services
- Get recycling reminders and sign-up to start organics recycling
- Provide a phone number and/or email to get Snow Emergency, street sweeping and other notifications that may affect you
Check out other topics on the Resources page. Have ideas for more information you’d like to see? Let us know!
- The Armatage Neighborhood Association! Contact us with your concerns and we will do our best to help you with your issue or concern.
- Call 3-1-1 if your landlord is unresponsive to your requests or if you have questions about housing codes.
- HOMELine provides free and confidential legal, organizing, educational and advocacy services to tenants throughout Minnesota.
- Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid provides advice and legal representation for people with low income, seniors and people with disabilities who are experiencing rental housing issues.
- HousingLink provides an online listing of affordable rental housing vacancies and waiting list openings in the Metro and throughout Minnesota.
- Landlord & Tenants: Rights & Responsibilities from the State Attorney General
Snow Emergency & Winter Rules
- Details about Snow Emergencies
- All about shoveling
- Call 612-348-7669 (SNOW)
- Get the Snow Emergency App
- Telephone notification
- Be a Plow Pal