West Maka Ska Neighborhood Council

(Formerly known as West Calhoun Neighborhood Council)

Our next meeting is November 2nd at 6pm on Zoom.

Topic: WMSNC November Meeting
Time: Nov 9, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81638224443
Call: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 816 3822 4443
Passcode: 444533

September Meeting Minutes can be found here: September Minutes

Watch the replay of our 2021 October Annual Public Meeting here:

WMSNC Annual Meeting, October 12, 2021. Guest speakers include Mayor Jacob Frey, Inspector Katie Blackwell, and more. 

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 (WMSNC) 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!

WMSNC 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.