West Maka Ska Neighborhood Council

(Formerly known as West Calhoun Neighborhood Council)

Watch the replay of our October Annual Public Meeting here:

WMSNC Annual Meeting, October 13, 2020. Guest speakers include Dakota Elder Syd Beane, Mayor Jacob Frey, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, and more.

Key Note Times: Spending plan: 30:45;  Syd Beane: 42:03;  Mayor Jacob Frey: 57:30; Police Chief Arradondo: 1:09:58 

November Meeting Information:

Time: Nov 10, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83885120739
Call: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 838 8512 0739

See our September meeting minutes here: September 2020 Meeting Minutes

October meeting minutes here: October 2020 Meeting Minutes

Click here to see recent crime statistics as shared by the Minneapolis Police Department: Minneapolis Police Department Crime Map

In midst of the COVID-19 Outbreak, please reference the Minnesota Department of Health and/or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.


Attached please see the approved Land Use Application to the City Planning Commission for Calhoun Towers (soon to be known as West Lake Quarter), where you can find the aerial photos. Click here: Land Use Application

Please read the attached letter in support of a neighborhood park.  Visit www.minneapolisparks.org/sw  to learn more about the park project, and see our letter we submitted here: Neighborhood Park Letter 

West Maka Ska Neighborhood Council (WCNC) is a neighborhood organization that represents the interests of our part of Minneapolis to help maintain a livable and lovable community. We work with residents, businesses and others, to stay informed and involved around all aspects that affect where we live and work.

West Maka Ska Neighborhood

West Calhoun map

We represent the residents and organizations that reside within these boundaries. Anyone in our neighborhood is considered a “member” automatically is invited to participate at meetings, join committees, attend events, and get involved!

At its July meeting, after listening to comments from residents attending online, the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council unanimously voted to request the City to change our neighborhood name to West Maka Ska. At its August 28th meeting, City Council approved this request. We are now in the process of requesting a similar name change for the Council.

WCNC Bylaws


Conservation District Proposal Rejected by Heritage Preservation Commission

Twenty-six homeowners in a 3.2 acre section of the neighborhood along Ivy Lane, Zenith Avenue and West 32nd Street have proposed that that their homes be designated a Conservation District. The purpose of the designation would be to preserve an island of historically and architecturally significant homes in a sea of increasing residential density in the vicinity of the planned West Lake light rail station. At its August 6, 2019 meeting your neighborhood council voted to go on record in support of the designation. The City’s Heritage Preservation Commission voted 5-3 in favor of initiating the process of creating the district at its September 17, 2019 meeting. However, at its July 28, 2020 meeting, the Commission rejected the proposal by an 8-1 vote, citing potential conflicts with the City’s 2040 Plan.