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The Community Development Committee serves the residents, businesses and other stakeholders of the Cleveland Neighborhood and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

Current Focus Areas for the Community Development Committee:

  • Flood Zone 5 Solutions- To improve water quality and to handle rain where it falls, the Cleveland Neighborhood and the City of Minneapolis are working on a way to remove 20 acre feet from the stormwater system. During heavy rainfalls, flash flooding becomes an issue in at 36th Avenue at Victory Memorial Drive as well as 35th Avenue at Washburn and 35th Avenue and Vincent. This is because of water collected in other parts of the community are transported west along stormwater mains, exceeding capacity.


  • Cleveland Neighborhood Opportunity Map
    To get a better idea of what is possible, a map was created to segment the neighborhood and define opportunities that exist in the neighborhood to create a positive urban atmosphere.


  • Landscaping Grants-– Up to $100 per household is available on a first come, first served basis.  (May come back- stay plugged in)


  • The Community Development Committee is looking to start a small business matching grant or loan in order to help improve their curb appeal. If you are interested in pushing this initiative forward, please attend our Community Development Committee Meetings. Please refer to our board minutes for updates.


  • Cleveland Corridors Visioning. This document provides the basis for any redevelopment along the Lowry Avenue and Penn Avenue corridors.


  • North Service Area Masterplan (NSAMP)- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is currently investing heavily into North Minneapolis Parks. Through a grant provided by MPRB, Cleveland Neighborhood Association was able to engage around Cleveland Park during the year of 2017. Because of that engagement, Cleveland Park was one of the few parks in North Minneapolis that will be receiving a major makeover See the plan here.


  • Housing Redevelopment Loans- Two loan programs are currently available through NRP funds that have been allocated for Cleveland Residents. You may connect with Center for Energy and Environment to receive an application to apply for $1-$10,000 to repair any structural issues with your home. Depending on your income, you may pay 0-1% interest and it may be forgivable.


  • Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED)- The City of Minneapolis’ CPED department releases an RFP to different developers on properties that are owned by the City of Minneapolis. When Developer’s turn in a scope of work to their department, they send that information to Cleveland Neighborhood Association if it falls within the borders of Cleveland Neighborhood. We then invite the developers to our Community Development meetings for them to share their plans with the committee and residents in hopes to get a letter of support from CNA submitted to CPED. You can help shape your neighborhood by responding to these invites and show up. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions to the developers and contractors.


4 Comments to “Community Development Committee”

  1. Will you please share some insight about 3210 Upton Avenue N and what might become of ir and the boarded up convenience store on Lowry? I missed the community meeting and cannot find any info about it. City Council isn’t sharing details.They suggested I reach out to you.

    Thank you.

    1. 3210 Upton Ave North has two potential developers interested in renovating. After the presentation, the Community Development Committee and community members that attended agreed to support the plans that Urban Homeworks & Northside Home LLC had. They will be purchasing, renovating, and selling the home for less than what they invested to keep the home affordable for a family to purchase. So keep an eye out for that. Currently there are two businessmen that have reached out to Cleveland Neighborhood Association to receive neighborhood support to rezone the old SA site. They will both present their ideas at the June 12th Community Development Meeting at 6:30 pm. So feel free to attend. We would love to see you there!!

  2. Where can we get a copy of the Cleveland Corridors Visioning document identified above?

    1. Please give us a call so that you can explain further what you are referring to. We always want to help the best we can 🙂

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