Kingfield approves NRP Phase II plan


Residents approved the Kingfield Neighborhood Association’s (KFNA) Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase II involvement at a community meeting in late September. The vote was on a general scope of how residents want to spend $770,000 in NRP Phase II money.

According to program rules, 70 percent must be spent on housing or housing-related projects. Specific projects will be determined later, said KFNA’s Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson.

At the meeting, Linnes-Robinson said residents brainstormed about three designated areas:

– Redevelopment

– Environment (Green) – greening, transportation and beautification

– Community development

Linnes-Robinson said for the next month or two, neighborhood committees will build off of the brainstorming session and prioritize project ideas within the three designated topic areas.

The committee meetings are open to the public. All take place at Martin Luther King Park, West 40th Street & Nicollet Avenue at 7 p.m. The Green Committee meets on the first Monday of the month, the NRP Community Development Committee on the third Monday of each month and the Redevelopment Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

For more information about KFNA’s NRP participation, Linnes-Robinson suggests stopping by the neighborhood office for a copy of the plans. The office is in the Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave., room #101.