Rescheduled: Grand Opening of the Tennis Courts at Linden Hills ParkTuesday, June 18, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Linden Hill Park Tennis Courts
Ribbon cutting ceremony begins promptly at 4:30 pm
You're invited to celebrate the long-awaited opening of the new tennis courts! This community effort, led by Sara Chechik, Denise Griep and Patrick Sarver's fundraising campaign "LOVE at Linden Hills", was successful thanks to the time, talents, and money invested over the last three years by dedicated Linden Hills residents, as well as the support of USTA local and national chapters, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and Hennepin County Youth Sports Grants.
The event will be a great opportunity to connect with fellow tennis fans and families in the neighborhood, and will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, on-court games and clinics led by the USTA and "Love at Linden Hills" volunteers. Stop by to see this new gem in the heart of Linden Hills. More information available here.
Small Area Plan Virtual Open House Now OnlineVisit LHSAP.org now through June 20 to weigh in
Thanks to everyone who attended the June 5 Small Area Plan Open House at Pershing Park. We invite all Linden Hills residents and business owners to experience the Virtual Open House & Survey online now through June 20 at LHSAP.org
This is the opportunity to provide feedback on design and policy concepts that were generated at the April community workshops.
Concepts for review and feedback include:
A summary of the feedback from the April community workshops can be found here.
Additional materials can be found on the project webpage.
Proposed 46th & France Development
Developer presented to June 4 LHiNC Board MeetingOn May 20th the developer and architect for the proposed 52-unit development at 46th & France appeared at the LHiNC Zoning Committee Meeting. The meeting was open to the public. Presentations were given by the developer and the architect, and neighboring residents were given the opportunity to speak. The Zoning Committee voted 4 to 2 not to oppose the rezoning requested by the developer for completion of the project.
The issue was considered further at the June 4 LHiNC Board Meeting. LHiNC will issue a request for public comment on the matter on June 15.
A Garden Thief in Linden Hills?From a June 13 article in the Star Tribune:
Flowers, bushes, trellises and statues have been taken from at least a dozen boulevards and yards, causing losses of thousands of dollars and putting local business and homeowners on high alert. To thwart the as-of-yet elusive thief, some are taking elaborate steps: establishing an e-mail alert system, installing motion detectors and keeping watch at night.
Betsy Hodges' office is encouraging victims of garden theft to report all incidents to the police. Complete article here.
MSPFairSkies CoalitionA group of residents from neighborhoods affected by proposed flight path changes at MSP Airport has teamed up as MSP FairSkies Coalition. Linden Hills has two representatives on the coalition. This group will help keep neighborhoods engaged and informed on airport related issues. They will also be considering how the MSP Airport 2020 Expansion Plan could affect residents in the near future and will request that a proper environmental impact study is done.
To view the MSP FairSkies Coaltion's website, please click here.
To view a video presentation about the proposed flight path changes, please click here.
Streetcars Begin 42nd Year of ServiceOn May 4th the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line began its 42nd year of operation in Linden Hills. Cars run on weekends from 12:30 to 8:30 pm, and weekday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. From June through August, trolleys will operate from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons. Find the complete schedule and special event information at trolleyride.org.
Bayer's Hardware Renovation Approved at Public HearingAt a Public Hearing on April 8th, the Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the preliminary plans submitted by John Gross, of 43 Upton, LLC for a 2,050 square foot one story addition to the property located at 4312 Upton Ave S.
Click here for the staff report and preliminary site plans.
If you have questions about the project, please contact Aly Pennucci, Senior Planner, at (612) 673-5342 or email@example.com
Linden Hills Farmers Market Needs Your FeedbackThe Linden Hills Farmers Market would appreciate the feedback of its neighbors as they prepare for the 2013 season.
Please complete the survey online using this link. Let them know what you love, what you don't, and what you'd like to see more of.
Have You Driven the Linden Hills HOURCAR Lately?
Since April, when Linden Hills welcomed the HOURCAR car-sharing program to the neighborhood, a shiny-new, plug-in electric Toyota Prius is available to all HOURCAR members! The Linden Hills car uses a supplemental battery that enables utilization of more electric energy than a typical hybrid electric vehicle. Settergren Ace Hardware generously contributes use of its parking lot space for the vehicle hub, and their building's array of rooftop solar panels (installed by the Linden Hills Co-Op in 2007) helps provide electricity to the hub.
HOURCAR provides an alternative to car ownership in the Twin Cities. HOURCAR members make reservations to use any of the cars in the HOURCAR fleet and pay per hour and per mile for their usage.
With HOURCAR, you can reserve a car when you need it, drive it where you want to, let someone else worry about car payments, parking, insurance, and maintenance! To sign up and to learn more about the features and benefits of this car-sharing program, visit HOURCAR.org
Bike Lane Project Moves Forward
The neighborhood bike lane effort is moving ahead, with plans for bike lane striping to occur in spring 2013. The project will be funded by LHiNC and the City of Minneapolis, with contributions from the Linden Hills Business Association, Clancey's, the Linden Hills Co-op, and through individual donations made to Southwest Pedal Power.
Bike lanes will be applied on major bike routes as determined by the City of Minneapolis' Bikeways Master Plan. The designated bike routes through the neighborhood will be Upton/Sheridan Aves. from 47th St. to 39th St, W. 44th St. between France and Upton Aves., and also W. 42nd St. between Sheridan Ave. and Lake Harriet.
The striping of bike lanes on these designated routes is the next step in promoting biking awareness and safety in Linden Hills, with the possibility of adding additional neighborhood bike lanes in the future.
LHiNC's Environment Committee is looking for members!