The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) continues an effort to secure land for an indoor urban farm project that would bring affordable housing, urban food production, a coffee shop and a bicycle shop to the small southside neighborhood.
The project would be part of the Hiawatha Campus expansion. The city of Minneapolis is planning to relocate and consolidate the Public Works Water Distribution Maintenance and Meter Shop operation from three sites to a centrally located facility, replacing the existing Water Distribution facility. Learn more on the city's website.
EPNI is encouraging supporters to show up—with signs—to upcoming meetings of the Hiawatha Advisory Committee. It started as a 7.5-acres project when EPNI was negotiating the purchase of the site in 2015—and EPNI continues to hope to secure at least 2 acres for a sustainable urban farm project and save the building on the site from demolition.
Ways to Show Support
EPNI is asking for support at a community meeting Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at the East Phillips Park Gym, 2307 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Dinner will be served.
Sign a petition in support of East Phillips community plan for green jobs and green infrastructure.
The EPNI is asking folks that live in Ward 1, Ward 3 and Ward 4 to contact their councilperson and ask them to support the two-acre East Phillips Community Vision.
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