CPNA Board/General Meeting Monday April 19, 2021 6:30pm

The Board /General Meeting for the Columbia Park Neighborhood will be held Monday April 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm via ZOOM. Please follow the link below or call in at the number that is part of the ZOOM invitation below. We have provided links to the documents which are part of the meeting in the agenda. If you will need paper copies please let Liz know and they will be printed for you to pick up.

For reasonable accommodations, alternative formats, translation services, please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735 or contact at columbiapark dot org. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may use a relay.

Elizabeth Wielinski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CPNA Board/General meeting April 19,2021
Time: Apr 19, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the CPNA Draft Minutes March 15, 2021 meeting

6:39 – April 2021 Treasurer’s Report– Receive and File

6:45- Open Time

Cass would like to discuss neighbor’s issues with power outages.

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – New Business

MCCP would like to come present to us. Staff is asking for direction.

*MCCP is a political committee formed by members of Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J)

Annual Meeting in June…suggestions?

Flower Fund

7:15 – Old Business

Review of OPUS project, consideration of comments/letter to the city good/bad neutral

Link to video of original presentation

Extra replies to questions presented to OPUS and their replies…

Q1: Hours of operation regarding trucks backing/ beeping are a concern.

Is this something you can regulate or is it regulated by the city?

The city has ordinances related to noise, and noise levels during the day/night (Article IX 535.620 Noise & Chapter 389).  Back-up alarm devices on trucks are exempt, as they are a safety feature.

Q2: What environmentally friendly systems are you including in the building and surrounds?  Will there be a white or green roof, is any of the parking lot permeable?  Is the building going to be LEED certified?

The project will incorporate a white roof, LED lighting, efficient insulated structural wall system, a storm water management system, clerestory windows for natural daylighting, bike racks to promote alternative transportation methods, and pollinators incorporated into the landscaping.  We do not intend to use permeable pavement.  That would not be plausible because we don’t want the storm water to infiltrate into the contaminated soils.  Our storm system will capture and filter all surface storm water before it is outleted into the municipal system.  While the project will meet or exceed current energy codes, we do not plan to submit for LEED certification.

Q3: Will you be requesting any of the following from the city regarding traffic flow?  A left turn lane or arrow at the intersection of 37th and University?  Better light timing at the intersection?

We plan to discuss these items with the City Planner.

Q4: How much stormwater will the underground system be able to hold?  We wonder about the capacity during our more frequent heavy rains?

The underground stormwater system is designed to retain and slowly discharge the 100-year storm event (7.4 inches of rain in 24 hours) on site prior to discharging to the city sewer system. The City of Minneapolis requires that the development discharge stormwater runoff at rates less than the existing runoff rates in today’s condition. The construction of the underground system will improve stormwater runoff conditions for areas receiving drainage from the site and reduce the runoff demand on adjacent city sewers.

Q5:  With the large exterior walls with few openings, how will you meet the city’s requirement to offset this?  Have you any alternative compliance suggestions?

The north elevation, facing 37th, exceeds the minimum requirement for windows and is the primary building face with pedestrian level interaction. The east and west elevations incorporate high clerestory windows to provide flexibility to potential tenants that may require racking/storage or manufacturing activities that would create safety and security concerns if windows were located closer to the floor level.

Suggestions for alternative compliance include the Public Art Zone and additional bike parking beyond the minimum required.


Brother Justus outdoor expansion.

Any word on speed limit signs on 5th ST NE?

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

Chauvin Jury will be sent to deliberate Monday

Mental health resources

As the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin progresses, many community members may be seeking ways to cope with trauma and retraumatization.

The City has created this list of mental health support resources to help residents and their loved ones.

You can also explore the cultural wellness directory, a directory of trauma informed wellness services that uses the power of community members to heal and to build community.

Additional resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications.

Metro Transit will be building a restroom for their drivers on the CP land near the community gardens on 27th AV NE near 7th ST NE at the end of the line 17 route.  It will NOT be available to the public.

RentHelpMN is coming soon.  Please check renthelpmn.org or call 211 for updated information.

MPD establishes new tip line

The Minneapolis Police Department has established a new tip line with better technology to replace the existing one.  Call 612-673-5335 to provide tips to MPD about suspicious activity not requiring an immediate response, such as vehicles driving without license plates, etc. If someone’s safety is at risk and an immediate response from police, fire or medics is required, call 911.

The new 612-673-5335 tip line brings added and scalable capacity for staff and better technology to intake, manage and act upon tips that are received if necessary.

Businesses and property owners can call 612-673-2499 with questions about business operations during the trial and general information about regulations and resources.

For all other City services and questions, call 311.

8:00- Adjourn

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