North Minneapolis neighborhoods can nominate boarded properties for redevelopment
Nominations are due December 16, 2005
The City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) is seeking nominations for vacant and boarded (249) properties to redevelop through the Northside Home Fund (NHF) Pilot Project .
Neighborhood organizations in the Northside Partnership target area have until Dec. 16, 2005, to submit site nominations. The redevelopment projects will be a partnership between the neighborhood organization, a development partner selected by the neighborhood, and the City of Minneapolis.
Priority will be given to nominations based on the following criteria:
- Previous attempts to acquire and redevelop the property
- Proximity to other vacant and boarded properties
- Knowledge of owners’ willingness to sell
- Neighborhood support
- Integration with broader redevelopment efforts
- Leverage of Neighborhood Revitalization Program funds
NHF Pilot Program funds will be used as a last resort for non-voluntary acquisitions of vacant and boarded (249) properties. CPED will continue to use existing programs to complete voluntary acquisitions.
The NHF pilot program is part of the City’s Northside Partnership. The City formed the partnership in 2003 when North Minneapolis community leaders wrote to elected officials asking the City to commit to developing sustainable solutions to community and economic development issues in North Minneapolis.
November 16, 2005
Published Nov. 16, 2005