Neighborhood & Community Relations

Crown Roller Mill, Room 425
105 5th Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55401
ncr@minneapolismn.gov
(612) 673-3737

Proposed revision to Phase II NRP allocations for University and Sumner Glenwood for neighborhood review and comment 

NCR is submitting for review by neighborhood organization a draft recommendation to the NRP Policy Board for a revision to the Phase II NRP allocations, originally approved by the NRP Policy Board on March 22, 2004. The purpose of this revision is to reduce the allocation for the University Neighborhood by $75,000, and increase the allocation for Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood by $75,000.

Please provide your comments in writing by Friday, September 12, 2014 to:

Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
Crown Roller Mill Suite 425
105 Fifth Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401

You may also provide your comments in writing to: ncr@minneapolismn.gov.

All comments will be reviewed by NCR staff, and may be included with any recommendations for the NRP Policy Board regarding this issue. Please contact Robert Thompson at (612) 673-2523, or by email at Robert.Thompson@minneapolismn.gov with any questions.

Recommendations

Pending comments by neighborhood organizations, the NCR Department will recommend the following to the NRP Policy Board following the 45 day review and comment period:

  1. Amend the March 22, 2004 action by the NRP Policy Board to reduce the University neighborhood allocation by $75,000, for a new Phase II allocation of $25,000.
  2. Amend the March 22, 2004 action by the NRP Policy Board to increase the Sumner-Glenwood allocation by $75,000, for a new Phase II allocation of $100,000.

Background

On March 22, 2004, the NRP Policy Board approved three resolutions: (1) to provide an NRP Phase II allocation for Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood of $25,000, (2) provide a $100,000 allocation for University neighborhood, and (3) establish a minimum allocation for all other neighborhoods of $100,000. See the attached NRP Policy Board minutes.

Following the 1995 Hollman Consent Decree, the Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood experienced relocation of most residents. The 2000 Census showed 144 residents in the neighborhood, mostly South of Olson Memorial Highway. Since that time, the neighborhood has grown significantly following redevelopment, and has become one of the most diverse communities in the City. As a result, the NRP Phase II allocation seems inadequate.

The University neighborhood remains without a neighborhood organization, despite some efforts to form a neighborhood association in the 1990s and again in the 2000s. NCR staff do not believe that a neighborhood organization will be formed in the University neighborhood in the foreseeable future. After the proposed reallocation of NRP Phase II funds, the University neighborhood will still have an available allocation of $221,083 of Community Participation Program funds.

While reasonable at the time for the population of the neighborhood, the 2004 Phase II allocation for Sumner-Glenwood now appears to be inequitable, and staff recommends this adjustment to address those unintended inequities.

After adjusting for funds reprogrammed by the December 2010 City Council budget action, and accounting for Phase II funds expended by Heritage Park Neighborhood Association for Phase II planning, the amount of additional funding that would actually be made available for the Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood would be $49,512.94 for Phase II expenditures.
 

Last updated Jul 30, 2014