Land Use & Development Committee Agenda
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Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association's
Land Use + Development Agenda

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:30 - 8 pm
University Lutheran Church of Hope

601 13th Avenue SE

6:30 - 6:35
Welcome + Introductions
Meeting to be chaired by MHNA President Vic Thorstenson
6:35 - 8:00
Presentation / Questions / Discussion

CA Ventures project presentation for high-density, mixed use building at 407 15th Avenue SE, 1428 5th Street SE, 1413-1417 4th Street SE, and 1412 5th Street SE (impacted businesses include McDonald's, Pagoda, Himalayan, Five Guys and Dinkytown Wine & Spirits)

This project is slated to be a 25-story tower anchored toward the corner of 5th Street SE and 15th Avenue SE. Project is estimated for 350-400 dwelling units (approximately 1000 beds). Approximately 240 parking stalls will be included, as will be ground floor commercial uses.

Based on City of Minneapolis staff’s preliminary review, the following land use applications have been identified (when the developer ultimately submits its applications to the City, it intends to ask for the following changes):
  1. Comprehensive plan amendment from Corridor 6 to Transit 20.
  2. Rezoning from C1 and C2 to C3A
  3. Conditional use permit to increase the maximum allowed height from 4 stories to 25 stories.
  4. Variance to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 3.78 to 8.13
  5. Site plan review
Additional applications may be required, depending on the plans that the applicant formally submits.



Staff report given to the City Planning Commission's Committee of the Whole on August 22, 2019. Report is available here.

We also encourage you to read a letter from the MHNA board of directors for this meeting of the Committee of the Whole. Letter available here.

If you are interested in researching past planning efforts carried out by the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, including our 2014 Master Plan, and a plan that we crafted for 15th Avenue SE, please visit this page:

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. All Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association meetings are open to the public. Please contact MHNA Executive Director, Chris Lautenschlager, if you have any questions or concerns: or 612.623.7633



MHNA has begun administering a survey about this project. This survey will be distributed at the next Open Streets event on Sunday, September 8th, at our Land Use + Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 10, through our social media channels and mailing list, and, of course, HERE.

If you would like to distribute this survey, please send use this link:


There will be an additional meeting in September about this development. This extended, multi-part meeting is meant to accommodate as many people as possible: students, Dinkytown business owners, renters, UMN employees and faculty, Marcy-Holmes residents and anyone else who can attend as their schedule allows.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4 - 8 pm (see details below)
Loring Bar + Restaurant (Red Room)
327 14th Avenue SE

Open House: 4 - 6 pm

Individuals can view project boards and one-on-one ask the development team questions about the project

Formal Presentations: 6 - 7 pm

Presenters will include:
  • Project Development Team (CA Ventures / ESG Architects)
  • Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association
  • Preserve Historic Dinkytown
  • Dinkytown Business Alliance (to be confirmed)
    • Questions to be asked / answered at the end of each presentation.

Follow Up Open House : 7 - 8 pm

Back to open house format, where attendees to ask follow up questions about the project 

The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association's Land Use + Development Committee also expects to feature this project at its October meeting (exact date TBD)

Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association
500 8th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 555414

Marcus Mills 
Land Use & Development Chair

Chris Lautenschlager
Executive Director


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