LHNA Monthly Meeting is Tuesday, June 2

LHNA Monthly Meeting is Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kenwood Rec Center. All residents are welcome

Don't miss the annual Lowry Hill Ice Cream Social on July 14, 2015

It will be Tuesday, July 14th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Lowry Park (at Colfax & Douglas).

The social is sponsored by the Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association and Friends of Thomas Lowry Park

A special thank you to our local Sebastian Joe's and The Lowry for making this event delicious!

Hennepin/Lyndale Reconstruction Project Information

Here is a video link about the Hennepin/Lyndale Construction Project.

If you have questions, please contact Lowry Hill Resident Craig Wilson at Thank you.

Sculpture Garden Renovation Information
For more information on the project, please visit the project webpage.
Contact for any additional questions: Dana Murdoch, MPRB Project Manager, at (612) 230-6446

Barb Fogel Recognition at Thomas Lowry Park

Barb Fogel Recognition -  At 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 6, 2015 a ceremony will be held at Thomas Lowry Park (Douglas and Colfax Avenues) to recognize the incredible work and dedication of Barb Fogel in making Thomas Lowry Park one of the true gems of the Lowry Hill Neighborhood."

2015 Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 12th, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
at The Walker Art Center

Please join your LHNA Board for a fun and informative evening on the state of our neighborhood. We will hear from City Council Member Lisa Goodman and Park Board Superintendent Anita Tabb about events within the neighborhood. This meeting is an opportunity for you to learn more about the three major construction projects that will impact our neighborhood in the next couple of years — the Hennepin/Lyndale Reconstruction Project, the Sculpture Garden Renovation and the Walker Art Center Renovation. We will also be electing new Board members. There will be a cash bar, snacks and time for you to meet your neighbors. Join in on the fun on the 12th and all year long with LHNA!

Don't Miss The Annual Neighborhood Lake of The Isles Skating Party

Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm

At the Lake of the Isles Ice Rink & Warming Hut

Enjoy Skating with your Neighbors & Family. Get Warm by a Blazing Fire. Drink Hot Cocoa. Eat Cookies. Have Winter Fun!

Sponsored by the Cidna, East Isles, Lowry Hill & Kenwood Isles Neighborhood Associations 2015

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Reconstruction Survey

Give your input on the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Reconstruction Project. Complete this online survey by December 19th. 


The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), in partnership with the Walker Art Center, is planning reconstruction of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and renovation of the Cowles Conservatory. 
The community engagement process is expected to begin in August 2015 with construction to start July 2015 and complete Fall 2016. The garden and conservatory will be closed during construction.

After twenty five years and more than eight million visitors, the Sculpture Garden’s failing infrastructure needs to be reconstructed in a sustainable manner to serve visitors now and for generations to come. The project includes repair or replacement of deteriorated and inadequate infrastructure such as irrigation, drainage and stormwater systems, walkways, retaining walls, and other physical assets of the sculpture garden. The project will also result in increased physical accessibility and improved energy efficiency.

The MPRB has received up to $10 million in public funding to reconstruct the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. In May 2014, the Minnesota State Legislature appropriated $8.5 million in state bonding funds to the project and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization has dedicated up to $1.5 million for innovative stormwater management systems in the project.

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The next LHNA board meeting is Tuesday, November 11th. All residents are welcome

LHNA’s next Board meeting will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the Kenwood Rec Center at 7:00 p.m.  This is one week later than usual due to elections.  All residents are welcome.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the LHNA website at, and sign up to receive LHNA’s monthly E-Blast about events in the neighborhood.

The Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association Wants You Leave a Light On To To Help Deter Crime In Our Neighborhood.

We are encouraging all in our community to

If you have a back porch/yard lights, we encourage you to
leave those on as well. Light is a BIG deterrent to criminals. 
It will not cost you more than a few dollars increase in
your monthly electric bill.

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National Night is Tuesday, August 5th Save the Date!

Minneapolis #1 in the Nation for National Night Out 2013! Let's do it again in 2014!

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.

You can register your event online or through 311.

The Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association's 2014 Annual Meeting

The LHNA Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Walker Art Museum at 7:00 p.m. preceded by a social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. Don't miss this fun and informative event.

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The next Lowry Hill Board Meeting is Tuesday, May 6th

The LHNA Board Meeting will be Tuesday, May 6th at the Kenwood Rec Center at 7:00 p.m. All residents are welcome.

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Message from Minneapolis Housing Inspector

A notice from Phillip Schwartz Housing Inspector II, City of Minneapolis: 

Hello Minneapolis Neighbors,
Every year, Housing Inspections staff proactively sweeps neighborhoods for environmental and nuisance violations. With the aid of interns, we are able to cover nearly every street and every alley at least once over the warmer months—many neighborhoods are swept multiple times during this period. Oftentimes our letters of violation come as a surprise to unsuspecting residents, so we have created a flyer to increase awareness.
Here is a link to a PDF that briefly outlines our sweeping process, as well as the most common violations we are on the lookout for. Please help us get the word out to your neighbors by distributing this flyer both digitally and physically! Neighborhood newsletters, social media accounts, community centers, faith based organizations, and popular local businesses are great places to start sharing this document. Together we can help make our communities stronger and a better place to live! Thanks!

Housing Inspector Guildelines PDF

Hennepin/Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction Project from Franklin Avenue to Dunwoody Boulevard

The City of Minneapolis has secured federal funding for roadway improvements on sections of Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues between Franklin Avenue and Dunwoody Boulevard.

Please visit to learn more about the project, sign up for email updates and submit your questions/comments online. 

You can also contact: Jessica Laabs, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Stakeholder Outreach (651)643-0437

or Ole Mersinger, City of Minneapolis, Project Engineer, (612) 673-3537.

$25 Tress are available from the City of Minneapolis

Starting March 17, the City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees for only $25 each. Mark your calendar now. Order your tree starting 8 a.m., March 17, at Pick it up May 15, 17, 18 or 19.

Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits.

Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees. First-come, first-served – order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties.

Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.

2014 Loppet Information

Celebrating Winter Minnesota-style  

The 11th Annual City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2014 - offers a good combination of participant and spectator activities and races for people of all ages and ability levels. This year’s Loppet Weekend will have a true festival-feel as nearly all of the 19 events will start and finish in a centralized area on Lake Calhoun. Races and activities include cross country ski races of varying distances and skiing styles, snowshoeing, skijoring, dog sledding, snow-sculpture making, a carnival, and a kids’ “race.”

For many the highlight is the Comcast Luminary Loppet where people of all ages and experience levels ski, snowshoe, or walk around Lake of the Isles among thousands of candle-lit ice luminaries. It’s truly magical. To ensure a high-quality experience for paid participants the Loppet Foundation is going to be more stringent about registration given the increasing popularity of the event and to be fair to those who have registered. Please register online for the Comcast Luminary Loppet and other Loppet Weekend events (see website for complete schedule) at

Loppet Weekend, including the Comcast Luminary Loppet, is put on by the Loppet Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in year-round outdoor activities across its four areas: events, adventures (youth and adult programming), stewardship, and racing. Proceeds from all of the events advance its youth programs, stewardship efforts, and overall work in the community.

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Yard Waste collection ends the week of November 18, 2013

Visit the Yard Waste page for additional details to your yard waste collection service. Please note that it is a violation of City ordinances to rake leaves into the street. Leaves raked into the street will create significant public safety, flooding, and pollution problems. The proper disposal method is to bag all your leaves, including from the boulevard, and put them out with your solid waste collection. The schedule for yard waste pick-up can be obtained from Solid Waste at (612) 673-2917.

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Sign up for Minneapolis Crime Alerts

The city of Minneapolis is committed to keeping you in the loop regarding current crime trends and opportunities for involvement in crime prevention. Minneapolis  Crime Prevention Specialists have sent hundreds of emails to their lists annually. These emails include crime alertsmeeting notices and crime maps, and requests for community impact statements.

This service is provided at no charge to you, and your contact information will be kept strictly confidential. You may unsubscribe from one or all of your lists at any time. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding crime alerts or crime and safety issues in your area, don’t hesitate to contact your Crime Prevention Specialist.

To sign up for Minneapolis Crime Alerts go to this link

The Minneapolis City Council is now in the process of considering the Mayor's 2014 Recommended Budget

The City Council is now in the process of considering Mayor R.T. Rybak’s 2014 recommended budget. The final approval of the 2014 budget is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Two public comment hearings give you an opportunity to tell council members what you think about the budget.

Nov. 19 at 6:05 p.m. — Room 317 of City Hall 
350 South 5th Street
Dec. 11 at 6:05 p.m. — Room 317 of City Hall 
350 South 5th Street

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City Voter Education Resources

City Voter Education Resources
In 2006 Minneapolis voters approved a charter amendment implementing the use of Ranked Choice Voting for municipal elections. Trainings opportunities for volunteers to become Voter Ambassadors are being scheduled throughout the month of September, and interested residents are encouraged to sign up now at

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Burglary Prevention Workshop on August 22

The Minneapolis Police Department's 5th Precinct is holding a burglary prevention workshop August 22, 6 p.m., at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave. S. Police will go over when to use 911 or 311, burglary prevention tips and how the police investigate property crimes.

Important Dates Concerning Lowry Hill

Tuesday, September 4th

  • Councilwoman Goodman's office is hosting a public meeting regarding street parking in and around the Hennepin/Franklin intersection from 5:30 to 7pm at the Kenwood Rec Center
  • LHNA Board Meeting at 7-9pm Kenwood Rec Center

Wednesday, September 19th

Planning Commission public hearing regarding the tear-down of 1925 Colfax Ave. with the Planning Commission (opportunity for public testimony)

Parade Road Construction to begin in August

Groundbreaking is expected in August on the construction of the road between Parade Stadium and the Parade Ice Arena. The road will be closed to through traffic for several weeks. During that time, there will be provisions made to access the Parade Ice Arena parking lot.

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Lowry Hill Residents are invited to attend a special meeting with the Bridge For Youth to discuss last week's burglary and assault on a neighborhood resident. (Police have apprehended the suspect, who was residing at The Bridge, within 24 hours following the crime.) The meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bridge. Please enter on the West 22nd Street entrance (not Emerson).

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