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.

Top Projects (past and present) 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.
  • Rehabilitation of 33xx Russell Avenue North
    Worked with Hennepin County on a successful second-floor addition on a long vacant tax forfeiture home.
  • Targeted Housing Redevelopment
    Implemented in 2008, this program provided funds to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to purchase homes in the Cleveland Neighborhood that have an adverse impact on the community. GMHC evaluates the homes and determines if rehabilitation is possible or if removal is necessary.
  • Cleveland Corridors Visioning
    This document provides the basis for any redevelopment along the Lowry Avenue and Penn Avenue corridors.
  • Great City Design Team for Parkside Development
    Completed in 2007, neighborhood residents, working with an architect and a developer, drafted a vision for the type of development that would be built on the Northwest Corner of Penn and Lowry Avenues. See the plan.
  • Lowry Avenue Corridor Redevelopment
    The neighborhood sits on the Committee to facilitate the transfer of information between the construction crew, the county and the community.
  • Housing Redevelopment Loans
    Two loan programs were implemented using NRP funds. Because funds are available from Minnesota Housing, the program was discontinued. Cleveland Neighborhood residents can receive Fix-up Funds from: Center for Energy and Environment or Greater Metropolitan Housing Corportation.


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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