February 2013 Archives

Waite Park Neighborhood Annual Town Meeting

Join your neighbors on March 6th at the Waite Park Community Center (1810 34th Avenue NE) for the Waite Park Neighborhood Annual Town Meeting. This is your chance to meet with community leaders, elected representatives, and help direct neighborhood policy. Nine seats on the Waite Park Community Council (WPCC) will be open for election. If you or someone you know is interested in neighborhood policy, please let them know about this opportunity to join our neighborhood's board of directors. An election for WPCC treasurer and secretary, along with the adoption of our neighborhood's annual budget will also take place.

The Waite Park Community Council will be hosting a social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. where you can mingle with your neighbors and chat with local policy makers. Light refreshments will be provided by the Eastside Food Co-Op and childcare will be available.

Meeting agenda available here:


Waite Park Voice, February/March

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In This Issue:

  • Waite Park's annual town hall, March 6
  • Waite Park Garden opens soon
  • Northeast Booster Fundraiser, Feb. 23
  • Waite Park Spring Gala, March 16
  • Winter/Spring Program Signups & More...
Download the current issue here: WPVoice Feb-Mar 2013 v02.pdf

Feedback and submissions can be sent to waiteparkcc@gmail.com. Editorial submissions for the February/March 2013 issue are due no later than Friday, February 1st.

The Waite Park Voice is mailed to the 2,350 addresses in the Waite Park neighborhood, government officials, local businesses, and other neighborhood organizations. Additional copies are available at the Waite Park Community Center and neighborhood businesses. 

Heille Art Collection on Display at MSP Home Tour

Nick Rosie photo Southwest Journal © 3x2.jpgThe house of local art collectors and promoters, Nick and Rosie Heille, will be featured in the 2013 MSP Home Tour. The Heille's Waite Park home features over 300 pieces of artwork from Minneapolis artists in their private collection. According to Nick Heille, "we have found northeast the place to buy original art from some real great local artists."

The MSP Home Tour is Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. More information about other homes in featured in Northeast Minneapolis as well as the rest of Minneapolis and Saint Paul can be found at msphometour.com.

WPCC Proposes Bylaw Amendments for 2013

The Waite Park Community Council (WPCC) is proposing amendments to the current bylaws governing the board of directors and membership. Proposed changes are intended to correct errors, bring consistency and clearer definition to language, and better reflect current practices.

All those who live, work, or own property within the Waite Park neighborhood are invited and strongly encouraged to review the proposed amendments by one of three ways:

  • Review the document here online: WPCC Proposed Bylaws 2013
  • Attend a neighborhood meeting, March 6th or April 3rd
  • Visit the Waite Park Recreation Center (1810 34th Ave.) and request to view a copy
The WPCC Board of Directors intends to vote on the proposed amendments at the April 3rd neighborhood meeting. Comments and questions regarding the proposed amendments may be submitted by email to: waiteparkcc@gmail.com or mailed to: Waite Park Community Council, P.O. Box 18476, Minneapolis, MN 55418. A portion of the April 3rd meeting will also allow for public comments and questions before a formal vote is taken.

Please take time to review this important document and to understand how it affects the governance of the WPCC.

Nicollet-Central Transit Study


Mark you calendars for three public open houses on the latest phase of Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study. The proposed route up Central Avenue through Northeast Minneapolis includes three stops in the Waite Park Neighborhood at 32nd, 35th, and 37th Avenues.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MPHA Parker Skyview Community Room, 1815 Central Avenue NE.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. HCMC Whittier Clinic, 2810 Nicollet Avenue S.
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.

The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. There will be Somali and Spanish interpreters at the open houses.  The open houses are wheelchair accessible.  Should you require an accommodation for you to fully participate or interpreter services for language(s) other than Somali or Spanish, please contact Anna Flintoft at 612-673-3885 or anna.flintoft@minneapolismn.gov at least 48 hours in advance.

At these open houses, we will share the results of the initial screening of alternative transit modes and alignments and an overview of the next phase of study - the detailed evaluation of alternatives. The first phase of study was completed last fall to define the project rationale or "purpose and need"; you can review the Phase I Public Engagement Summary on the project website study information page.

The Nicollet-Central corridor extends from the south along Nicollet Avenue at the 46th Street/Interstate 35W Transit Station, through downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Mall, over the Mississippi River, and north along Central Avenue NE to the Columbia Heights Transit Center at 41st Avenue NE. The Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study began last fall and will be completed later in the summer of 2013. The outcome of the study will identify a preferred transit enhancement that could serve as the first phase of a longer-range vision for transit service in the corridor.

For more information, visit the project website at www.minneapolismn.gov/nicollet-central.

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