Last night, the Park Board released their "preferred" plan for the Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles Master Plan. You can read about a few of the details here.
From our article: One big difference between the initial draft concepts and the plan released today is that it includes no new permanent structures around the lakes. Earlier iterations of the plan included building a few structures, including bathrooms, a year-round building and warming house, a boardwalk through the north end of Isles, and kayak & canoe rentals.
"Generally what we heard is that people wanted a lighter touch," said Emma Pachuta, the Senior Planner on the project for the Park Board."
You can submit your feedback on the plan to the Park Board here.
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Good news for lovers of local vegetables, spices, crafts, honey, and stroopwaffles (more on that tomorrow) – The East Isles Farmers Market returns for the season today! Pop over to The Mall (the street behind the Walker Library and adjacent to The Greenway) from 4-8 p.m., tonight and every Thursday this summer.
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Build Wealth MN, a North Minneapolis-based nonprofit, is helping give Black families the keys to homeownership. (North News)
Two big new exhibits open at the Minneapolis Institute of Art this weekend: "Van Gogh and the Olive Groves" and "Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan". You can get tickets here. (Minneapolis Institute of Art)
A good summary of last week's Planning Commission meeting, which contained a lengthy discussion on the 2040 Plan ruling and the new Simpson Housing Services facility. (Minneapolis Documenters)
An update on Mille, which previously had a boutique at 48th and Grand before moving online-only. (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine)
A new Met Council grant program is increasing programming targeted at a diverse population across the Twin Cities. (Sahan Journal)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES 💪
The Minnesota Justice Research Center is conducting community engagement sessions on the Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department this summer. Check out details and register to attend here.
The Met Council's HRA housing assistance program is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list. Fill out an application by June 28.
The City Council's Public Works & Infrastructure Committee meets today at 1:30. On the agenda – updates on the Capital Improvement Program, appointments to the Bicycle Advisory and Pedestrian Advisory Committees, and a permit for the Uptown Art Fair from August 5-7.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 4:30 p.m. There are two interesting residential variances on the agenda, one of which has since been withdrawn.
OUT & ABOUT 🍦
The Linden Hills Wine & Stroll is taking place tonight from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Go drink some wine and shop at a few of the local businesses.
The Kenny Neighborhood Ice Cream Social is tonight from 6:30-8:00 p.m.. Go get some Sebastian Joe's and listen to Crosstown Community Band at Kenny Park.
Blue Mood is playing tonight at Bryant Square Park at 6:30 p.m.
Tonight at Driftwood Char Bar, check out student musicians from House of Music (7 p.m.), Moxie (8 p.m.), and Leslie Rich & 13 Howell (9:30 p.m.).
Freda is playing tonight at the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 7:30 p.m.