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Anti-Racism Resources

Hennepin County Library Free eBooks

Hennepin County Library is dedicated to listening, learning, educating, and making the critical changes needed to move toward a more just world.

As part of the library’s commitment to listening, learning and taking action, four eBooks are now available with no holds: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, and The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

These four titles bring to light the many ways in which racism functions, damages, and is perpetuated in our modern world. These books pose essential questions to each of us: How can we hold ourselves accountable? And also, how can we contribute to a society of true equity and justice?

If you’re hungry for even more reading, the University of Minnesota Press has made available a collection of anti-racist books to all to read online for free through August 31.


Upcoming Trainings on Resilience, Peace and Healing Racial Trauma

When terrible things happen, like racism, police brutality, and COVID-19, our peace has been stolen from us. Intro to STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) for Cultural Competence trainings teach how to build culturally competent peace back into our lives and communities with justice for all.

2-hour online trainings are led by the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute and are partially funded by the City of Minneapolis’ Office of Violence Prevention to promote racial trauma healing, resilience, and restorative justice for all who live, work, and/or play in Minneapolis. Pay-what-you-can up to $30. Minnesota social workers, teachers, and nurses can earn 2 hours of continuing education for $45.

Click the date/time link to register:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST
Friday, July 17, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST
Friday, July 31, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST

March 13, 2020 eNews

Update from the ANA on COVID-19

The ANA is monitoring the recent developments with the COVID-19 virus closely and will continue to hold meetings as planned during the week of March 16 unless the recommendations from our state and local public health agencies change. We plan to reassess as the situation develops and will share any meeting or event cancellations on armatage.org, Facebook, and Twitter.

This is a developing situation and we encourage neighbors to take precautions and to check the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 page. Please contact the ANA with questions or concerns at anacoordinator@armatage.org.


March 17, 2020 Agenda

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Park Update
  • Annual Meeting & Board Elections
    • Events/meetings during COVID-19
  • Strategy for Neighborhoods 2020
  • Other Business
  • President’s Report
  • Minutes – approved via email
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Committee Updates:
    • Green Team:
      • Organics grant activities
      • Rain & Native Garden Program
    • Mini Grants:
      • Update on 2020 applicants
    • Summer Festival
    • Complete Count
  • Coordinator Update:
    • Spring Newsletter

Organics Recycling infographic

Organics Recycling Volunteers Needed

At the moment, only 47.68% of eligible Armatage neighbors are signed up for the City’s organics recycling collection program.  We think we can push that number MUCH higher and we need your help!

Can you help us by donating a few hours sometime this summer?  We’ll be delivering starter kits to residents who have just signed up and tabling at neighborhood events in teams.  All experience levels welcome – training and materials will be provided and you can sign up when it works for you.  Sign up to help here.  Image courtesy of Dakota County


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Future of Neighborhood Organizations & Funding

Due to COVID-19, Council Member Palmisano has made the difficult decision to cancel her Ward 13 forum on the future of the Minneapolis neighborhood organizations.

Neighborhood Funding to Decrease

The updated Neighborhoods 2020 Draft Guidelines were released in late February and we encourage neighbors to read the draft plan and comment by April 17. The City Council plans to vote on this plan in May.

Proposed funding levels for neighborhoods like Armatage will significantly decrease in 2021 and beyond to shift more funding toward areas of the City with greater equity needs. Base funding levels will drop to 1/3 of their current level for Armatage, which will impact our ability to serve the neighborhood. Read the draft guidelines and learn more at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/2020


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The 2020 Census is Here

Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future. The Census guides the distribution of billions of dollars to our communities, determines political representation for the next decade, and shapes how policymakers and business leaders decide to invest public and private resources. Getting an accurate and complete count of all residents is vital. Check your mail between now and March 20 for information on how to complete the Census including your household’s 12 digit “Census ID.”

Get Help Filling out the Census:



Transportation Action Plan Open Houses

The City will be opening public comment on the draft 10-year Transportation Action Plan next week, which will guide future planning, design, and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around. View the plan and submit your comments at go.minneapolismn.gov/

Public comment on the draft plan runs through April 22. The City will also host in person and online open houses to give feedback:

  • Tuesday March 24th – Open house, MLK Jr Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Avenue S, 5pm-7pm
  • Wednesday April 8th – Online open house, Minneapolis Facebook page, 6pm-7pm
  • Monday April 13th – Open house, UMN Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave N, 4:30-6:30pm

Upcoming Workshops – Resilient Yards and More

Metro Blooms will host a series of low cost, do-it-yourself workshops again this spring on Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and Healthy Soil. Plus, a Resilient Yards workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at Armatage Park and we don’t know a better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day than that!  Learn more and sign up  at bluethumb.org/events/



Updated Plans for SW Minneapolis Neighborhood Parks

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board released updated park plans for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan.  A 45-day public comment period runs now through April 5, 2020.

Visit www.minneapolisparks.org/sw to view and comment on the plans online or visit any of the 13 recreation centers in the Southwest Service Area to see a paper copy and leave written comments.

July 26, 2019 eNews

July 16, 2019 Meeting Recap

  • Minneapolis Public Schools Board Member Ira Jourdain spoke on district updates around busing including higher wages for drivers due to the shortage and a new transportation app for families, updating the district’s math curriculum, and the Comprehensive District Design which is considering two main re-zoning options.
  • The Armatage Summer Festival is coming up on Sunday, August 11 (see below for more details)! The board approved funds for a new screen printing station for kids and adults to screen print their own heavy duty organic cotton tote bag (bring their own shirt from home).
  • The ANA approved its 2019 Mini Grant Recipients! This year’s funded projects include:
    • A community art mural, led by Donté Mearon
    • A shared neighborhood thermal camera to pinpoint air leaks for home energy improvements, led by Milo Oien-Rochat

Armatage Summer Festival

Sunday, August 11
4:00 – 7:00pm

Celebrate Armatage with music, games, food trucks, inflatables, face painting, raffles to support the neighborhood, demos and activities for all ages at our annual Summer Festival on Sunday, August 11 from 4:00-7:00pm at Armatage Park.

Click here to learn all about this year’s event!

New this year: screen printing!
For just $12, screen print your own heavy duty cotton tote for library books, groceries, etc. Or bring your own plain cotton t-shirt to screen print for $8. Perfect for showing your Armatage neighborhood pride year-round!


Sign up for the Summer Festival Car Show

Got a vintage, unique, hybrid or plug-in/EV car? Sign up to showcase it at the Summer Festival’s Car Show on Sunday, August 11 from 4:00-7:00pm! Festival attendees will vote on Kid’s Favorite and Overall Favorite with the winners taking home a gift card to a neighborhood spot. Sign up to be a part of the 2019 Car Show!



Volunteer at the Summer Festival

Need some fun volunteer hours for you, your older child or teen? The ANA has several volunteer openings at the Summer Festival to help attendees learn how to compost and recycle their discards. Volunteer for a portion of the festival and get a free wristband or raffle ticket as a thank you.  Sign up in a team or solo: it’s quick, easy and we’ll help you learn everything you need to know at the start of your shift!

Sign up here and help support our community’s efforts to be zero waste!



ADA 29th Anniversary Celebration Today!

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law 29 years ago and continues to be one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws, protecting the rights of and prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. Honor the ADA at this year’s celebration with speakers, music, art, and refreshments!

When: Friday, July 26 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Anderson Center at Hamline University (774 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55104)
RSVP: RSVPs are not required to attend the event.
Accommodations: ASL interpreters, CART, and audio description provided on site.


National Night Out

Tuesday, August 6

Learn more about NNO and register your block here. The deadline to register for a free permit to close your street passed but you can still register for permit for $100 through July 29.

The following blocks in Armatage don’t have a block leader registered yet. If you live on one of them and are thinking of getting to get more involved, hosting a National Night Out potluck block party with your neighbors is a great way to try it out:

58XX WASHBURN AV S
59XX WASHBURN AV S
61XX WASHBURN AV S
56XX XERXES AV S
57XX XERXES AV S
59XX XERXES AV S
60XX XERXES AV S
59XX VINCENT AV S
65XX THOMAS AV S
61XX THOMAS AV S
56XX PENN AV S
57XX PENN AV S
60XX PENN AV S
61XX PENN AV S
59XX OLIVER AV S
61XX QUEEN AV S


Additional Meetings Scheduled for Southwest Parks Master Plan

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is in the midst of discussing plans for parks and park-owned properties in Southwest Minneapolis.

If you’ve been meaning to get to a Community Advisory Committee meeting, you still have a few more chances.  Snacks and passive children’s activities are provided. Please contact Cindy Anderson at 612-230-6472 or canderson@minneapolisparks.org to request language, access or interpretation accommodations.

CAC Meeting #13
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, 6-8 pm
Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway

CAC Meeting #14
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, 6-8 pm
Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave.

Can’t make it?

Minnehaha Creek Master Plan

New concept designs are also available for the Minnehaha Creek Master Plan. Follow the link above for more information on that project.


Soccer Coach

Fall Coaches Needed

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking enthusiastic volunteer coaches for youth soccer, flag football, and volleyball.

  • Practices start in August for soccer and football, October for volleyball
  • Athletes range from 5-18 years old
  • Teams practice 1-2 times per week
  • Games/meets are scheduled for a weeknight and/or Saturdays
  • MPRB will provide orientation for all new coaches
  • Can’t coach this fall? We’ll need coaches for basketball, hockey, gymnastics, and wrestling this winter

Click the button below to receive more information or to express interest in MPRB volunteer opportunities. Call (612) 230-6493 or email recvolunteers@minneapolisparks.org with questions.

December 21, 2018 eNews

Happy Holidays from the Armatage Neighborhood Association!


December 18, 2018 Meeting Highlights

  • ANA held a special election to fill two open board seats. Congratulations and welcome to newly elected board members, Brett Anderson and Lara Bergman!
  • The board voted to continue the Safety Rebate program for both residents and businesses in 2019. Learn how you can get reimbursed for security lighting, cameras, deadbolts, security systems and more at https://armatage.org/programs/safety-rebate-program/
  • 54th & Penn Pedestrian Safety Panel Recap:
    • Minneapolis Police Department 5th Precinct Inspector Kathy Waite, City of Minneapolis Public Works Traffic Engineer Jennifer Lowry and John Freude, Aide to Council Member Linea Palmisano attended to listen to concerns and answer questions.
    • Minneapolis Police Department plans to increase enforcement of speeding around the intersection of 54th & Penn.
    • Many other ideas were voiced during the discussion:
      • Increased street lighting around the intersection, including on the west side of the 5400 block of Penn Ave S.
      • Adjusting the brightness of existing street lighting around the intersection.
      • Adding pedestrian crossings with push button flashing lights midblock on Penn between 54th & 55th and further south at 57th & Penn adjacent to Armatage Park for children crossing to school and park activities.
      • Gateway signage (i.e. banners showing “54th & Penn”) to bring awareness to drivers that they’re entering a business district.
      • Physical additions like speed bumps or bump outs to shorten pedestrian crossings and/or slow traffic.
      • Speed limit reductions through the business district and school area.
      • Adding a 4-way stop to 57th & Thomas (school area).
      • Installing a real time speed sign this spring after the snow melts.

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Upcoming meetings/events

Jan 8 – Neighborhood Happy Hour (7:00-9:00 pm)
Jan 15 – Monthly Meeting (6:30-8:00 pm)
Jan 25 – Fire on Ice skating event (6:30-8:30 pm)



Armatage Safety Rebate Program

The Armatage Neighborhood Association will continue its two popular rebate programs in 2019 to support safety improvements for residents and area businesses.

Whether you rent or own, the process is quick and easy: we provide a rebate for the first $100 in expenses for eligible improvements per address per calendar year for residents (no lifetime cap) and up to $1,00 per year for businesses (with a lifetime cap of $2,000). If you haven’t taken advantage of the program yet, there’s still time to apply for 2018. And if you already received a rebate in 2018, you can make more improvements and apply again in 2019.

See a list of eligible expenses and apply for a rebate at https://armatage.org/programs/safety-rebate-program/



Tuesday, January 8
7:00-9:00 • Red Wagon Pizza

Join your neighbors for free pizza and conversation at our next Neighborhood Happy Hour at Red Wagon Pizza! Meet neighbors and board members and hear all about what’s happening in Armatage. Cash bar. Click here to RSVP.


Fire on Ice Family Skating Event


Click here to RSVP for Fire on Ice at Armatage



Smart Salting this Holiday Season

Did you know that just one teaspoon of salt permanently pollutes five gallons of water?

With the holiday season upon us, you may be preparing for hosting guests. But as you make your preparations, are you factoring in the chance for ice and snow? Dealing with slippery driveways and walkways can damper your holiday fun, so do a little advance planning now so you have less to worry about as your guests arrive. You’ll also be protecting your local lakes and streams in the process!

Check out these great tips from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District on smart salting to protect our waterways.        Photo credit: Clean Water MN



Save the Date: Armatage Fix-it Clinic on March 9

Get help with your broken stuff and learn valuable repair skills at  the upcoming Fix-It Clinic on Saturday, March 9 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Armatage Recreation Center (2500 West 57th Street). Bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix your items.

Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable items that are thrown in the trash. For more information, visit http://www.hennepin.us/fixitclinic or contact program coordinator Nancy Lo at nancy.lo@hennepin.us or 612-348-9195. Please email nancy.lo@hennepin.us if you would like to volunteer!


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: https://tinyurl.com/yc5tuf4s

December 14, 2018 eNews

December 18, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Special Election for ANA Board Seat 8 (term May 2017 – May 2019)
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – minutes approved via email
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Park Update:
    • Fire on Ice event and budget
  • Committee Updates
  • Coordinator Update
    • Jan print newsletter:
      • Budget
      • Board feature
  • 2019 Accounting Contract
  • New Business
  • 54th & Penn Pedestrian Safety Panel
    • Guests: Kathy Waite, 5th Precinct Inspector, and Jennifer Waisanen, 5th Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
    • Guest: Jennifer Lowry, City of Minneapolis Public Works Traffic Engineer
    • Guest: John Freude, Aide to Council Member Palmisano

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Upcoming meetings/events

Jan 8 – Neighborhood Happy Hour (7:00-9:00 pm)
Jan 15 – Monthly Meeting (6:30-8:00 pm)
Jan 25 – Fire on Ice skating event (6:30-8:30 pm)



54th & Penn Pedestrian Safety

Our next neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm at the Armatage Recreation Center (agenda above) will feature an in-depth conversation on pedestrian safety at 54th & Penn with the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th Precinct, the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, and staff from Council Member Linea Palmisano’s office.

Can’t make it? Look for a recap in the Armatage eNews later this month.


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 next week at the neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm at the Armatage Recreation Center (2500 West 57th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410).  If interested in running, please email our Coordinator, Lauren, at anacoordinator@armatage.org 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 to help inform MnDOT on future decisions about communications and outreach.

Photo from MnDOT’s project webcam


Metro Transit E Line Corridor Study

Thanks to everyone who attended the Open Houses on December 10 & 13! There’s still time to weigh in on the proposed routes through Southwest Minneapolis via an online survey, sign up for E Line updates, and learn more about the project at metrotransit.org/e-line-project

The E Line rapid bus project will 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. Changes to the Route 6 and other connecting bus service that could impact Armatage is also included in the study. Metro Transit would like to hear from you to help us determine where the E Line will go.

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!



Give Local Experiences as Gifts

Looking to simplify gift giving this holiday season? Hennepin County’s Choose to Reuse Guide has a great article on giving local experiences as gifts and it’s filled to the brim with helpful local links. Check it out at https://bit.ly/2Caj5tI



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: https://tinyurl.com/yc5tuf4s



Snow Emergency Alerts

Winter is here!  Sign up for alerts from the City of Minneapolis and avoid an expensive tow (and making a friend drive you to the impound lot).

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.

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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 anacoordinator@armatage.org 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 surveymetrotransit.org/e-line-project

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:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/2020


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: https://tinyurl.com/yc5tuf4s


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

November 23, 2018 eNews

November 20 Armatage Neighborhood Meeting Highlights

  • ANA adopted new bylaws – view them here.
  • 5th Precinct Inspector Kathy Waite and Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Waisanen gave an overview of recent crime statistics for the neighborhood and strategies to prevent property crimes.
  • Larry Matsumoto from City of Minneapolis’s Department of Public Works presented about 2019 street resurfacing planned in Armatage.
  • The board is planning to have a larger meeting on pedestrian safety at 54th St & Penn Ave soon – stay tuned for the date!
  • The Tree Lighting & Charity Drive event takes place tonight (Friday 11/23) at 7:00pm.

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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) (this is not a public hearing)
Dec 7 at 9:30am, City Hall – City Council (not a public hearing, but final vote)

Other Dates to Know

Nov 23 – Charity Drive/Tree Lighting at Armatage Park (7pm)
Dec 18 – Armatage Neighborhood Meeting at Armatage Park (6:30pm)


Armatage Tree Lighting and Charity Drive

Friday, November 23 • 7:00pm • Armatage Park

Grab your umbrella and winter gear and come to the park tonight for free cookies, hot cocoa (donation suggested) and a fun photo op with a vintage sleigh (at the park now through Saturday morning).

Drop off new diapers, pull ups, and other unused children’s items at Armatage Park in November and at the event for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Check out the Crisis Nursery’s full donation wish list here. 


(Sleigh may be different than one shown).


Free Entrance to State Parks Today

Entrance fees to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived today (Friday, November 23).


Southwest High School November Student Performances:

Canterville Ghost
Wednesday, Nov 28 – Saturday, Dec 1 at 7:00 pm
Southwest High School Black Box Theater
http://southwesttheatre.org/unhinged-theatre/this-seasons-shows/125-the-canterville-ghost
Tickets at the Door only

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


MSP Noise Oversight Committee

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) is an advisory board to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), and is comprised of industry and community representatives who address aircraft noise issues associated with activity at MSP. The group meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.

The next NOC meeting will be held on November 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) General Offices. November’s meeting will discuss items related to Aviation Noise, Environment, and Health – Related Resarch, 2018 NOC Accomplishments, CRO Update, and the Stakeholder Engagement Plan for MSP 2040 Long Term Comprehensive Plan.

The agenda and meeting materials for this NOC meeting may be found at: https://www.macnoise.com/our-neighbors/msp-noise-oversight-committee-noc-meetings


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 surveymetrotransit.org/e-line-project

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!

November 15, 2018 eNews

November 20 Armatage Neighborhood Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Guest: Kathy Waite, 5th Precinct Inspector, and Jennifer Waisanen, 5th Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
  • Guest: Larry Matsumoto, City of Minneapolis Public Works 2nd phase of Armatage road resurfacing
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – minutes emailed
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Vote on Proposed Bylaws
  • Park Update:
    • Halloween event recap
    • Upcoming programs and events
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
    • Micro-grant program
    • Green Team
  • Coordinator Update
    • Charity Drive/Tree Lighting 11/23
    • 2019 Metro Blooms rain garden project
  • New Business

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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) (this is not a public hearing)
Dec 7 at 9:30am, City Hall – City Council (not a public hearing, but final vote)

Other Dates to Know

Nov 23 – Charity Drive/Tree Lighting at Armatage Park (7pm)
Dec 18 – Armatage Neighborhood Meeting at Armatage Park (6:30pm)


Armatage Tree Lighting and Charity Drive

Friday, November 23 • 7:00pm • Armatage Park

Drop off new diapers, pull ups, and other unused children’s items at Armatage Park in November and at the event for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Check out the Crisis Nursery’s full donation wish list here. 


Enjoy light refreshments and a fun photo op with a vintage sleigh, which will be at the park from Friday evening through Saturday morning. (Sleigh may be different than one shown).


Southwest Area Parks Design Week Workshop – Nov 16!

Everyone who lives, works or plays in Southwest Minneapolis is invited to one more opportunity to help set the vision for neighborhood parks in the area.

Open Studio

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: MPRB Headquarters, Cedar Room
Address: 2117 West River Road
Topic: The design team will open the drawing studio so anyone can review draft design ideas and offer additional input during the design process. Light refreshments will be available and children are welcome.

The opportunities to weigh in on the SW Parks Community plan are coming to a close – more information on the project page.


Neighborhood Life Survey

Make you opinion count! What is our neighborhood like? How does it affect your well-being? Weigh in on neighborhood infrastructure, leisure activities, and household amenities at https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ivHeXl3IzKqFsp

This survey is being conducted by the City of Minneapolis in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Sustainable Healthy Cities Network to identify how infrastructures and amenities in our homes and neighborhoods shape our quality of life and well-being and how we think and feel about our life. Results of this survey will be posted online and shared with your local government to build  better cities through better neighborhoods.


Southwest High School November Student Performances:

Stage Door
Thursday, Nov 15 – Saturday, Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm & Sunday, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm
Southwest High School Auditorium
http://southwesttheatre.org/main-stage/this-seasons-shows/129-stage-door
Tickets available in advance or at the door

Canterville Ghost
Wednesday, Nov 28 – Saturday, Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm
Southwest High School Black Box Theater
http://southwesttheatre.org/unhinged-theatre/this-seasons-shows/125-the-canterville-ghost
Tickets at the Door only



Snow Emergency Alerts

Winter is coming! We’ve already had our first snowfall and that means snow emergency season is here.  Sign up for alerts from the City of Minneapolis and avoid an expensive tow (and making a friend drive you to the impound lot).

November 8, 2018 eNews

Tuesday, November 13
7:00-9:00 • Red Wagon Pizza

Join your neighbors for some free pizza and conversation at our next Neighborhood Happy Hour at Red Wagon Pizza! Meet neighbors and board members and hear all about what’s happening in Armatage. Cash bar.


YW - Reusable Container

Yard waste collection ends next week

Your regular garbage day during the week of November 12 is your last chance to have leaves, brush, and other yard materials picked up by Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling.

Yard waste must be in compostable bags – paper (Kraft) or compostable bioplastic – or unbagged in a reusable container 26-32 inches high, no more than 26 inches wide, with sturdy handles. Reusable containers are lifted and emptied by hand; they must be easily managed. For questions about yard waste collection, call 612-673-2917 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit the City’s Yard Waste collection page here. Image courtesy of the City of Minneapolis



Fall street sweeping is wrapping up

Learn the answers to all your street sweeping questions and check the progress in your corner of the neighborhood.


Save the Date: Tree Lighting and Charity Drive

Friday, November 23 • 7:00pm • Armatage Park

Drop off diapers and formula at the park in November and at the event for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.


Enjoy a photo op with a vintage sleigh, which will be at the park from Friday evening through Saturday morning. (Sleigh may be different than one shown).


Southwest Area Parks Design Week Workshops – Nov. 13-16

Everyone who lives, works or plays in Southwest Minneapolis is invited to two more opportunities to help set the vision for neighborhood parks in the area. 

Kick-Off Workshop

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Whittier Recreation Center
Address: 425 W 26th St.
Topic: Discuss and review ideas in small groups. Also serves as Community Advisory Committee Meeting #5, but anyone interested in Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks is welcome to attend. Food will be served, along with a table of activities for children.

Open Studio

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: MPRB Headquarters, Cedar Room
Address: 2117 West River Road
Topic: The design team will open the drawing studio so anyone can review draft design ideas and offer additional input during the design process. Light refreshments will be available and children are welcome.

The opportunities to weigh in on the SW Parks Community plan are coming to a close – more information on the project page.


Neighborhood Cook Book Swap this Saturday

Need some culinary inspiration for the holidays? Head over to Book Club this Saturday, November 10 at 2pm for a Neighborhood Cook Book Swap. More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/364442284338951/