Humboldt Greenway Updates

GHMC hosting another meeting at the site of new home on Humboldt Greenway Thursday, March 9th 11:00-12:00 PM
4948 Humboldt Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55430
Meeting will take place outside so plan accordingly
Any questions contact Nick Reimler 612-455-0705

Breaking ground on Humboldt Greenway 2015
Breaking ground for the new homes on Humboldt Greenway begins this week in a big way! (Nov 18, 2015) For plans on how the homes will look see the blue links below for the first two addresses.

GHMC and MyHomeSource to hold meeting Thurs Nov 12
4920 Humboldt Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55430
(Meeting will take place outside so plan accordingly)

4920 Humboldt Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55430
(Meeting will take place outside so plan accordingly)
Based on the City of Minneapolis new construction requirements, the following are some topics that will be discussed:
 Hours of work and noise reduction: Operation of construction equipment will be allowed only between 7 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless an after-hours permit is obtained from the City. Every effort will be made to limit noise as much as possible.
 Protecting neighboring properties: Contractors must keep the construction site, streets, sidewalks, alleys, and adjacent properties clean, and protect adjacent public and private property from damage during construction. Developers are required to consult with an engineer to develop a plan to protect neighboring properties.
 Environmental mitigation and drainage: Contractors will be required to use proper erosion and sediment control measures, as well as properly manage dirt and dust issues that might impact the public rights-of-way and neighboring properties. The site will be properly graded to prevent runoff from affecting adjacent homes. The
Contractor shall provide effective storm drain inlet protection over the life of the project until all surfaces with the potential for discharging sediment to an inlet have been stabilized.
 Dumpsters and portable bathroom location: When possible, dumpsters will be located completely on the project site as will any portable bathrooms. Permits will be obtained if locating the dumpster in the street is necessary.
 Building Materials: building supplies delivered to the site will be stored on the property and will be for that construction project only and used within a reasonable timeframe.
 Construction Timeline: Construction will begin after August 21, 2015 and is expected to finish next spring.
Questions? Please contact Julia Spencer, Project Coordinator, at (612) 339-0601 ext.13 or

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
September 15, 2015 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members: Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame, Alondra Cano and John Quincy (Quorum 4)
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
1.   Land sale: 95 Parcels in Humboldt Greenway Fifth Addition to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (15-01142)
Considering passage of resolution approving the sale of sale of 95 properties on the parcel list in the Humboldt Greenway Fifth Addition to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for $363,240.


City/County Seek RFP for Humboldt Greenway 6-7-2015

The City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County are seeking proposals for the development  of single family homes and townhomes on 98 vacant lots as part of the Humboldt Greenway development.   The redevelopment site includes 98 vacant lots located on the 4900 and 5000 blocks of Humboldt Lane North and Girard Avenue North, as well as parcels along 50th Avenue North from Dupont to Humboldt Avenues North in the Lind-Bohanon and Shingle Creek neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.  Priority will be given to fully funded market rate housing proposals of the highest value and highest quality design.  The housing development may include single family homes and townhomes.  A single master developer will not be required.  Developers may submit proposals in bundles of three lots and may propose to build three homes, six homes, twelve homes, etc.

The Humboldt Greenway RFP Information Meeting for developers will be held Wednesday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. at CPED.  Proposals are due at 12:00 p.m. on Friday June 26, 2015.  Designs will be forwarded to the Lind-Bohanon and Shingle Creek neighborhoods for review.  Additional information available at:

In addition to neighborhood review, the RFP contemplates a design review committee:  The design review committee will consist of the following representatives: City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Housing, Planning, and Zoning; Hennepin County Community and Economic Development; an appointed North Minneapolis neighborhood resident; representatives from the Lind-Bohanon and Shingle Creek neighborhoods and volunteer architects.   The design review committee will provide design feedback on proposals.  The design review committee meeting with proposers will be held Thursday July 9, 2015.

Any questions? Please contact:

Cherie Shoquist

Principal Project Coordinator, Residential & Real Estate Development

City of Minneapolis – Community Planning and Economic Development

105 Fifth Avenue South – 200

Minneapolis, MN 55401-2534

Office: 612-673-5078



City Seeks to Purchase Humboldt Greenway Properties from County
As we look to go to press, the City Council has been asked to consider purchasing properties in the Humboldt Greenway. In an effort to spur development, the City Council is being asked by the Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) department to considering purchasing forty-seven tax-forfeited vacant lots in the Humboldt Greenway Housing Development Project. The City currently owns 49 other parcels within the development. According to supporting information from the CPED background document dated January 20, 2015 this is, “In a cooperative effort to put the Humboldt Greenway properties back into productive, taxable use and redevelop the properties as single family residential housing”, and it “…will allow the City to re-engage in the public process to identify potential developers for the redevelopment of high quality market rate single family homes on the remaining vacant lots in the Humboldt Greenway.” For more information contact Cherie Shoquist, Principal Project Coordinator,, 612.673.5078. Be watching for more updates on the City’s website or at SCNA’s Humboldt Greenway Updates page.

January 20 Discussion item:

18. Humboldt Greenway Single Family Residential Housing Development Project:
a) Authorizing execution of the Option to Purchase Agreement and related Purchase Agreements with Hennepin County, as administrator of state of Minnesota tax-forfeited lands, to purchase forty-seven tax-forfeited vacant lots for the Humboldt Greenway Housing Development Project;
b) Adopting a resolution increasing CPED appropriation by $23,500 (Refer to Ways & Means).