Ward 8 Update Newsletters October 6, 2015

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
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October 6, 2015

TODAY: Seward Community Co-op

Annual Meeting and Friendship Store Ribbon Cutting

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Join Seward Community Co-op TODAY - Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m.–10 p.m., at the Friendship store, at 317 East 38th St., for its annual co-op owners meeting and ribbon cutting. The meeting will include chili supper*, followed by speakers and the announcement of the Seward Co-op Board of Directors election results, concluding with a ribbon cutting and the opening of the Friendship store! Please RSVP for the evening here.

Sunshine Day Care will provide childcare at Sabathani Community Center from 5–8 p.m. Please RSVP for childcare when you register.

Free parking is available at Sabathani Community Center lot and soccer field across the street from the store. *A variety of chili and cornbread options will be available, including vegan and gluten free.

Our community is so excited to meet all of the staff in this beautiful store and enjoy the sense of community this store will bring. Already, Seward Coop has shown its FULL commitment to our neighborhoods in so many ways.

Thank you to those who came before us, for laying the foundation of support for coops and economic activity on E 38th Street; thank you to Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for having the vision, years ago, to seek a way to connect their for-sale property to opportunity for healthy food in the area; thank you to the The Carrot Initiative, for having the foresight to help connect Seward Coop and the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church; and thank you to the Seward Community Co-op Friendship Store - its incredible board and its staff Sean Doyle, Eric HattingLaDonna Sanders RedmondRaymel Givens, and many more amazing folks. They have brought great jobs, good food, and a willingness to learn the history of our neighborhoods and be part of our shared future together.


Wednesday Oct 7: Active Living Workshop – E 38th Street

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Create an East 38th street that supports all people

AARP Minnesota is partnering with the City of Minneapolis to support area residents and businesses in developing a vision and plan for the East 38th Street area (focusing on the E 38th Street area from Nicollet to Chicago). AARP Minnesota offered to support this area with planning resources after participating in a 2015 community series called “The Future of E 38th Street,” convened by neighborhood and community groups and the Ward 8 office.

The AARP Active living workshop is designed to:

·         engage community members and key stakeholders of all ages; 
·         promote a more walkable, livable, healthy and age-friendly community; and
·         develop a vision for their community’s future.

Daytime Workshop: Wed, Oct 7, 8:30 am- 3:00 pm (includes lunch and a walking audit) Please RSVP here.
Evening Workshop: Wed, Oct 7, 6:00-8:00 pm (will present the recommendations from the day’s workshop and seek additional input from residents)
*You do NOT need to attend both sessions; please attend the session that works for your schedule. 
Workshop Location: Sabathani Community Center, 310 E 38th Street, 2nd Floor Banquet Center
Please send RSVP to Deebaa.sirdar@minneapolismn.gov, or call 612-673-2208, and let us know which session you will attend.

Questions?  Please contact the Ward 8 office at (612) 673-2208 or elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov.


46th Street Study Information Meeting

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You are invited to a 46th Street Study Informational Meeting:

Wednesday, October 21st, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Open house format, arrive anytime)
Field Middle School, 4645 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis

Next summer, Hennepin County is planning to repave 46th Street South from Lyndale to Cedar Avenues. Travel safety and other concerns have been raised about this stretch of road, and the paving project provides an opportunity to make improvements along the roadway for vehicular traffic, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

A working group has been established to study the transportation issues in this area, and to examine modifications that could be implemented with the paving project. The group consists of county and city staff with representatives from the Field-Regina-Northrop, Kingfield, and Tangletown neighborhoods.

Residents and business owners from the vicinity are invited to attend an informational meeting this October, to share thoughts and observations that might help guide the study. The meeting will take an informal open house format, in which a map of the area will be displayed to allow comments to be posted and problem areas to be identified. Staff will provide information on existing traffic volumes, crash history, and background on previous ideas for improvement.

Additional information is available on the county website at: www.hennepin.us. In the search box, type “46th Street Study”.

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