West Maka Ska Neighborhood Council

(Formerly known as West Calhoun Neighborhood Council)

Our next meeting is our Annual Meeting on October 12 on Zoom.

This meeting is to be recorded.

Topic: October WMSNC Annual Meeting
Time: Oct 12, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Online:  https://bit.ly/3tJX6my
Call: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 863 7096 3121
Passcode: 697150

July Meeting Minutes can be found here: July Minutes

Take the City’s Community Safety Survey on Transforming Community Safety in Minneapolis:

Provide your input on what community safety looks like to you and tell us your ideas about a new model of community safety for Minneapolis. You can take the survey here.

In June 2020, the City Council pledged to create a new model of community safety. As part of that, the council committed to a yearlong process of community engagement. This survey is one of the first steps in that process. Through the survey, you can share your vision for a new community safety model. You can also provide ideas for how to accomplish that new model. Results from the survey will be used to help create recommendations for elected leaders and to help guide the City’s next steps for community engagement. This survey includes some questions similar to other recent City surveys. That includes questions about alternative responses to mental health crises and non-emergency crimes. Any input you already provided on those surveys is valued and will still be used as planned. Recommendations will also be considered as part of this broader focus on transforming community safety.

Watch the replay of our 2020 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 minutes here: November 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 (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.