December 5, 2018 eNews

54th & Penn Pedestrian Safety Meeting

As the year comes to a close, the visibility and safety of neighbors and visitors crossing our local streets becomes more challenging.  Our neighborhood is exploring strategies to help pedestrians and drivers more safely navigate local streets, particularly around the intersection of 54th & Penn.

Attend our next neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm at the Armatage Recreation Center for a conversation on pedestrian safety at 54th & Penn with the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th Precinct and Minneapolis Department of Public Works.  Can’t make it? Look for a recap in the Armatage eNews later in December.

Important Minneapolis 2040 Comp Plan Dates

All meetings are held in City Council Chambers (Room 317) at Minneapolis City Hall (350 South 5th Street):

Dec 5 at 1:30pm, City Hall – City Council Committee of the Whole (COW) (view the agenda here – this is not a public hearing)
Dec 7 at 9:30am, City Hall – City Council (not a public hearing, but final vote)

Join the Armatage Neighborhood Association Board

Love our neighborhood and want to get more involved? ANA will hold a special election for one open seat at the December 18, 2018 meeting at 6:30pm at Armatage Park (2500 West 57th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410).  If interested in running, please email our Coordinator, Lauren, at with a short bio about yourself and why you would like to join the board.

MnDOT I-35W@94 Construction Survey

Travel I-35W between Crosstown and Downtown/94 frequently? Take MnDOT’s short participant engagement  survey by Friday, December 7 to help inform MnDOT on future decisions about communications and outreach.

Photo from MnDOT’s project webcam

Metro Transit E Line Corridor Study

Metro Transit is planning to improve transit service with the E Line rapid bus project, which would follow Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis and Uptown. Metro Transit is starting a Corridor Study to evaluate E Line routing options on more segments of Route 6 south of Uptown, along West Lake, Xerxes and France. We the northern end we are looking at routing options along 4th Street and University Avenue. Changes to the Route 6 and other connecting bus service will also be included in the study. We would like to hear from you to help us determine where the E Line will go.

Open Houses (no formal presentation, come anytime!)

Pershing Recreation Center
Multipurpose Room
3523 West 48th Street, Minneapolis
Monday, Dec. 10, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Marcy Open School, Media Room
415 4th Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Can’t attend?
For more information, to sign-up for the E Line updates, and respond to a

Corridor Study Community Advisory Committee
We are looking for 15 members to represent residents, students, businesses, and Route 6 riders along the study corridor. The committee will meet approximately three times over the study period. Committee meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30.

Applications will be accepted until December 20. Apply today!

Neighborhoods 2020 – Community Input Meetings

The Neighborhoods 2020 Work Groups are finalizing their draft recommendations for neighborhood funding, governance, and City community engagement policy.  Attend a community meeting to learn about the Work Groups’ draft recommendations and give feedback. These meetings will be conducted in various languages and are open to the public. Interpreters will be available.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 PM
North Market
4414 Humboldt Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55412

Thursday, December 6, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Little Earth Residents Association – LERA Conference Room
2495 18th Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Friday, December 7, 2018
11:30 – 1:30 PM
Harrison Education Center
Multipurpose Room
501 Irving Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55405

Learn more about Neighborhoods 2020, the Work Groups, and process here:

Armatage Tree Lighting and Charity Drive – thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out for or donated supplies to our holiday Tree Lighting and Charity Drive!  Huge thanks to 5 year old Armatage resident Kyrie for putting together a cocoa stand with her mom and little sister to benefit the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.

Package Theft Prevention Tips

Every year around the holidays, there is an increase in packages ordered online and delivered to homes. This also can come with an increase in thefts when the packages are left unattended outside. Victims usually report the theft to their shippers so the police department may not know the extent of these thefts.

Check out these suggestions from the Minneapolis Police Department and package shipping companies:

Southwest High School November Student Performances:

Basilica Concert
Choirs, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra perform Annual Holiday Concert at the Basilica of St. Mary
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Donations only

Dance Concert
Southwest High School Auditorium
Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14 7:00 pm