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CM Chavez, thanks for being here.
Agreed. 4 stories is appropriate for this street. 6 stories is too tall.
Jamie Mendoza-Brenner (he/him)
We will never solve our housing crisis if we NIMBY tall buildings. I don’t think 6 stories is too tall.
This is market rate not affordable housing and in Loring Park we have 30% and higher vacancy rates.Maybe we could ask what rent prices will be Jamie??
Have you discussed the timeline for this build? When you plan to start / finish?
Current AMI income here is $30,000 in East Phillips and $46,000 in Midtown Phillips
so, is the building going to look and function as it is for the next year? As Bart said, in its current condition it is attracting crime. it sounded like this is not going move soon...
There are many more solutions than 6 story buildings to solve the housing crisis and using the term NIMBY doesn’t seem helpful to the conversation. It is reasonable for people in close proximity to a development to voice their concerns, their knowledge, and experience of the area.
Two comments that I don’t need to speak to just want to raise in the Chat: (1) When I lived in the 2621 house, I loved hearing the kids voices in the daycare coming out through the windows adjacent to my back yard when the warmer weather was upon us. I also loved “seeing” the kids when they were in their carts for a walk around the block. But, in cooler and colder weather, the windows are not open. The windows were high up and blackened. I endorse the idea of culturally specific childcare but daylight and green space and fresh air are really important things to all children. I realize the new construction will allow some outdoor space, better space. But, I am still not seeing enough specifics. The childcare space that I witnessed was not adequate in being healthy for children in my opinion. (2) I am also worried that in spite of 2040 zoning plans, we are still really doing “spot zoning” like the 1970’s and 1980’s people moving into 2-1/2 story walkups and being not embraced and incorporated into the communit
I'd also like to say that I think that 4 stories is best. not for looks, but just because of density. just becaus the city wants density, doesn't mean that the neighborhood does.
To finish——With the lack of painting over graffiti now, it seems that there is evidence of neighborliness and participating in community. What are the plans to bring the residents into the community so they feel part of it. Of course, this is the work of EPIC and Midtown Phillips but the work begins with the owners and managers bringing that into fruition.
Seth - Bart’s husband would also like to speak
1. What is the new location for the 2621 house? 2. How will owners of the 2625 house access their garages since their current driveway is split ownership with the 2621 property?
2040 Plan does allow for greater density, taller buildings etc. The "interesting thing" is that only some neighborhoods will find their landscape changing. Minneapolis should be thinking about "sharing" the NIMBY. Very likely that East Phillips and Midtown have the greatest population density. Maybe we should require other neighborhood to densify up to come within 15% of our neighborhoods before asking our neighborhoods to do our part.
Whoops, LACK of painting over graffiti now is a lack of neighborliness, now. Ongoing participation is needed.
Bart's photos and comments were very illustrative of properties nearby who undergo the same conditions on the avenues and obviously are able to keep their properties in much better condition. I think it is disingenuous to avoid requirements everyone else is expected to conform to and pay the associated costs. Why is the 2605, et al owner not responsible nor held responsible by the City?
If I was new to the area and was looking to move here I wouldn’t. Especially not with kids.
I think the flyer said 6:30-8 pm.
Call 311 on Grafitti. Orders will come out on it.
I will gladly walk down there with a bucket of paint if that’s what it takes
Thank you John for your facilitation of the meeting and for all the community voices. Thank you Todd for sharing the plans of 2609 Bloomington.
I just want to say this is the second meeting where the ownership is “represented”. I feel for you, Todd. But our City needs responsible ownership not just responsible membership.
Thanks Todd & Khadra.Great meeting everyone.
I’ve called 311 several times on the graffiti and the orders never happened. I was told they would be but it didn’t happen.
Thank you everyone. Good night. Be safe and well.
Thank you, John.