Ward One Newsletter, November 2017

Ward 1 News from Minneapolis Council Member Kevin Reich
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November 2017


Kevin Reich
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2201



Audubon Park
Columbia Park
Logan Park
Marshall Terrace
Mid-City Industrial
Northeast Park
Waite Park
Windom Park

City of Lakes

Council Member's Message


October was a great month in the First Ward! After years of hard work and collaborative effort, the new St. Anthony Parkway Bridge is open to the public. I offer my thanks to the many community members who served on the Community Advisory Committee and helped ensure that this new bridge honors the iconic appearance of its predecessor and the proud history of the area that surrounds the bridge. I also offer my thanks to the City of Minneapolis Public Works staff who worked tirelessly to accomplish this installation in a complex environment, over a busy train yard. Lastly I want to thank the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the state and federal partners who assisted in bringing this project to fruition. Our new bridge, with it's superior structural integrity and vastly improved multi-modal accommodations, will serve us well for a long time to come. For more information about the bridge, see the story below or visit the project website: http://www.stapbridge.com/.

In other news, I'm pleased to announce that the First Ward's latest affordable housing project has received nearly $3 million in funding from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. This project will transform vacant and blighted industrial land into housing that is not only affordable but also meets high standards for environmental sustainability. 

Lastly, our fall street sweep is in its final stages, but if you have concerns about late leaf drop on specific streets, please call my office at 612-673-2201 and we will request additional sweeping for you if it can be feasibly done before any significant snowfall. Snow Emergency informational brochures are being mailed to every household and that information can also be accessed by clicking HERE



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