Thursday, February 25, 2010

JACC APPROVED ACTION: Letter to CPED Director Mike Christenson in Support of Catalyst Community Partners' Great Street Grant proposal

2009 James Ave. No.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

February 24, 2010

Mike Christenson, Director
Community Planning and Economic Development
City of Minneapolis
Crown Roller Mill, 105 Fifth Ave. So. Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Dear Mr. Christenson,

The Jordan Area Community Council unanimously supports Catalyst Community Partners’ Great Street grant proposal. We feel that Catalyst’s commitment to business development in 2010 is critical to building the economic vitality of the West Broadway commercial corridor. We urge you to award Catalyst the full grant request.


Vladimir Monroe
Jordan Area Community Council

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JACC Finance & Fundraising Committee: Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm

There will be a Finance Comm Meeting at the JACC Office on Thurs, Feb 25 at 6:30 PM.

Anne McCandless

Agenda: TBA

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No Majority Support of JACC Board of Director for Legacy Management Broardway Curve Project for Affordable Housing at "Broadway Green Apartments" (f/n/a "Agape Apartments")

The JACC Board of Directors considered, at the request of Legacy Management and Development Corporation, a provisional letter of support for its proposed development, the Broadway Green Apartments (formerly known as Agape Apartments).  Legacy Management is proposing a 51 unit affordable housing apartment building on the corner of W. Broadway and Logan Avenue in the Jordan Neighborhood.

A majority of Director for the Jordan Area Community Council did not support issuing a letter in support of the project.

Legacy is invited to come to the next board meeting if the project is still alive.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Dessert with Don" - Fourth Mondays, 7pm at UROC

Here is a virtual video reminder from Jordan resident and our City Councilmember for the Fifth Ward, Don Samuels.

Don is reminding Fifth Ward residents to join him each fourth Monday for his new monthly forum called "Dessert with Don". Each month a different topic will be discussed, speakers and presenters will give info, questions will be asked and answered, meeting and greeting of other Fifth Ward residents will take place, but most especially, some dessert will be enjoyed!

The Dessert with Don forums will take place at the new UROC facility, which is at 2001 Plymouth Ave N, just east of Penn Ave. It's a great building that the U of M purchased and renovated for purposes of a convening mechanism to bring together community organizations based in North Minneapolis, city and county representatives, faith-based leaders, and university faculty and staff. It's a great looking building and a true glory to have as part of our broader northside community. Next, hopefully the U can open a satellite campus at the Jordan Elementary site, right?

So mark your calendars for the fourth Monday, which happens to be tomorrow, and hopefully we can all greet each other at "Dessert with Don".

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Announcement: Six Houses to be Demolished in the Neighborhood by the City of Minneapolis

The following message was forwarded by JACC Housing & Development Committee Co-Chair Dan Rother:

Demolition of 1625-26th Ave N & 2534 James Ave N

Community Development Committee Agenda

Bids for Demolition of Six Structures (1625-26th Ave N, 3020-4th St N, 2803 Polk St N, 655 Taylor St, 4626 Aldrich Ave N, 2534 James Ave N):

Accept low bid of TMS Construction, Inc. in the amount of $70,685 for demolition & site clearance of six structures (Also in W&M/Budget).


Action Taken: Approved.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tonight's Agenda for JACC Executive Committee Meeting

Hello Executive Committee,

As we work together on the projects and our charge for improving the Jordan Area Community, I want us to remember that we are all in this together. We all live here, work here, cry here, laugh here but there is one thing that binds us and that is Togethere Everyone Achieves More!!!!

I have developed the agenda for the Executive Commitee meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm, at the JACC House. I hope we can all attend, we have some very important business to discuss.

Agenda for Executive Committee

I. Approval of Minutes
II. Finance Committee Report
III. Safety Committee Report
IV. Grievance Committee Report
V. By-Laws Committee Report
VI. Development of Agenda for monthly meeting.
VII. Adjourn

Thank you again for your time and consideration,

Vladimir A. Monroe