Developers have sought the Northrup King Building (NKB) for some time, but its fate became more clear Friday, Sept. 13 with Artspace’s announcement that it will acquire the former seed company headquarters.
Over 1,200 people came through Kieran’s Northeast Kitchen for a buzz-worthy cause. “It’s hard to be a human nowadays, think of how hard it is to be an insect,” Erin Rupp stated at this year’s PolliNation festival on August 25. Hundreds gathered at the Food Building at 14th Avenue and Marshall Street NE to celebrate, educate and gather information on pollinators.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s recently released budget proposal for 2020 is long on ambition – and pricey. Frey is asking for a record $1.62 billion to run the City of Lakes next year. That’s a 3.5% budget increase and it will require a 6.95% property tax increase to set things in motion. Property taxes and charges for services such as sewer and water are the city’s primary sources of revenue.
The group that built The Julia, and is working on the Main Street projects at Broadway, also wants to put a five-story building on 13th Avenue next to The Anchor Fish & Chips.
They got a few suggestions from the Minneapolis City Planning Commission Committee of the Whole Aug. 22, and then trotted it out to a Sheridan Neighborhood Organization (SNO) board meeting where more than 120 people turned out. Most of the questions posed were written by audience members and screened by leaders. For the most part, Joy Smallfield, SNO president, kept the crowd orderly though it was obvious most opposed the development disrupting the avenue’s otherwise two-or three-story landscape.
For more than six months, Hennepin County transportation officials have been conducting a corridor study of Broadway Street NE, from the river to Stinson Boulevard. More than 1,000 people participated in the study through task force meetings, surveys and an open house.
Karen Kraco first met Elden Megow at a holiday market at the Northeast United Methodist Church last November.
Additional photos from Twin Cities Polish Festival 2019
Additional photos from Open Streets Northeast 2019