Neighbors for More Neighbors, an organization that has long supported the 2040 Plan, is filing an amicus brief in district court in support of the plan. Why? Recently a district court judge ordered a pause to any development approvals that are allowed under the 2040 plan aka multi-family dwellings on previously single-family zoned land. Neighbors for More Neighbors is holding a press conference tomorrow about its amicus brief--which is basically a letter submitted to court in hopes of influencing a decision. We will keep you posted on this developing story (no pun intended).
The Cedar Lake Channel is now closed for recreational users to demolish the old pedestrian bridge over the channel and perform work on the adjacent Green Line Extension bridge. People can still access Kenilworth Lagoon from Lake of the Isles during this closure. When conditions are safe, the channel may reopen on some weekends for recreational use. We will pass along any updates.
Medians, pedestrian lights, and now a 4-to-3 conversion on Lyndale Avenue South. In the works for awhile now, the re-striping of Lyndale Avenue South will begin July 18, according to Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene.
Hennepin County has a Lyndale Avenue South project page where you can get more information about the changes to Lyndale.
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
What if free transit was included in your rent? It's actually a reality here in Minneapolis. (Wedge LIVE!)
Minnesota Democrats say they absolutely made hemp-derived THC legal on purpose. (Minnesota Reformer)
A COVID-19 outbreak among the cast and crew of "Emma" at Guthrie Theater has led to three cancelled performances this week. (WCCO)
The Afro-Latinidad festival being held this Friday at La Doña Cerveceríahighlights an often forgotten Latinx community. (MPR News)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES 💪
Hennepin County is seeking feedback on its plans to repave France Avenue to "meet the current and future needs of people walking, biking, rolling, driving and using transit." Street repavings often include updates like adding or updating bike lanes, safer bus stops, etc. If you utilize France Avenue please share your thoughts with Hennepin County about what you'd like to see in.
Who doesn't love a good survey about something really important to our city? The City of Minneapolis wants your feedback on its climate and equity plan. Take the survey here. (Hat tip to Ward 11 Councilmember Emily Koski for highlighting this in her newsletter)
The Park Board meets tonight at 5 p.m. and will discuss an amendment to a tree planting plan. The amendment asks for "four study sessions" for commissioners to learn more about the plan before signing off on it to ensure the program is being properly funded.
OUT & ABOUT
A reed ensemble collaborates on stage with local singer Katia Cardenas tonight at Icehouse.
You can kayak on the Mississippi River with a park ranger tonight at 6 p.m.
Live band karaoke tonight at Pimento. No experience necessary. If you ever wanted to be the front person of No Doubt, here's your chance.