CURA housing forum

Reyna Flores, 18 year Corcoran resident, and CNO Lead Organizer Ross Joy were invited to present at a Housing Forum on August 4th at the University of Minnesota, hosted by the Center for Urban & Regional Affairs (CURA). CNO has been collaborating with City of Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services through open data policies to address housing issues affecting apartment buildings in neighborhood.

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Parking lot views can build better cities

For most Minnesotans, a trip to the mall means getting in the car, driving through traffic, and navigating a crowded parking lot before even stepping into a store. But for residents who are moving into the new luxury apartments at One Southdale Place, a mall is just a short walk across the parking lot. These structures promote high-density, pedestrian friendly cities that strengthen community development.

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Delivering dollars: 2014 homeowner property tax report

In 2014, Minnesota homeowners will experience the largest property tax reduction in twelve years and will begin to benefit from the most significant reform of homestead taxation in at least three decades. The final property tax after refunds paid by the typical homeowner with a median income residing in a median value home will decline by over ten percent from 2013 to 2014 in the majority of Minnesota communities.

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325-unit high-rise proposed for Central Avenue site

Two Central Avenue landmarks, the Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapel at 200 Central Avenue SE and the St. Anthony Athletic Club just east of it, might be razed for highrise housing next year, if a Minneapolis-based developer’s plan goes through.

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If I'm too tired, just think about these kids and their families

Yesterday was the single most taxing day I've experienced in the classroom since I started volunteering in the shelter preschool in early 2009.

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Writing in (on) the streets

Minneapolis is a city with a commitment to “community”—there is this desire to participate in community events, meet our neighbors, be outdoors together and find new ways to interact with new neighbors and different cultures. Summer typically showcases this attitude but in Kingfield we saw a post-summer example this past weekend during Nicollet Open Streets.

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North Minneapolis residents fight out-of-state investors, poor maintenance

(Photo courtesy of Connie Beckers)

If you’re a landlord in the city of Minneapolis, you already have the home field advantage when it comes to the rental game. But some North Minneapolis residents say they’re tired of out-of-state landlords playing hardball with their neighborhoods.

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Metropolitan Council calls for affordable housing

The Twin Cities metro and the University of Minnesota area need more housing — especially affordable units — to stave off a looming housing deficit, according to the Metropolitan Council’s long-term housing plan.

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TCE lawsuit inches on, Southeast Como organizes outreach

While Southeast Como neighborhood residents’ concerns about harmful vapors in their homes continue to linger, a lawsuit against General Mills is moving forward.

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Photo essay captures bizarre phenomena of college move-in week

(Photos by Wendy Schreier)

Last week photographer Wendy Schreier witnessed something many college students overlook entirely. Her latest photo essay captures the bizarre phenomena of move-in week.

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