NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Redevelpment at Lake & Hiawatha – City Development Priorities & Processes


Invitation to Meeting  February 17 – Learn about Development in Corcoran neighborhood

Guest Speaker Mike Christenson, Director of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), City of Minneapolis


L&H Station Group, a development team of local and national for-profit and non-profit developers, was recently chosen to develop the 6 ½ acre site at the southwest corner of Lake Street and Hiawatha. The site is owned by the Minneapolis Public School District, and CPED issued a Request for Proposals for development of the site.   The proposal by L&H Station Group was the only proposal received.

CNO Land Use & Transportation/Housing Committees hosted a meeting at the Midtown YWCA in November to review the proposal.  Many residents attended the meeting and shared their thoughts and concerns about the development.  The L&H Station Group proposal was reviewed by CPED and was accepted by the school board. 

At this meeting, Mr. Christenson will discuss various processes regarding how development gets done in the city of Minneapolis and the role the city plays in development.  Topics include the following.

  • What are the city’s priorities in a development such as Lake-Hiawatha site? What city plans and guidelines exist, and how are they enforced?
  • what is “mixed-use” development, and how it financed?
  • what is transit-oriented development and why is it desired at this site?
  • what is “affordable housing” and what type of people qualify for living in it?
  • what are the zoning requirements at this site?
  • how are developments financed?
  • how are neighboring residents and businesses protected during redevelopment of a neighboring site that could take several years?

Meeting Hosted by: Land Use & Transportation Committee & Housing Committee Meeting, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

Thursday, February 17, 2001 6:00 p.m. 

CNO Office 3451 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis MN 55407

The meeting is open to the public. For further information, contact the CNO office at 612-724-7457.

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