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Karen Kurt, December 12, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
By Assistant City Manager Karen Kurt and City Manager Intern Ari Klugman After 313 days, 24 meetings and 35 different versions of maps, the Neighborhood Identification Steering Committee (NISC) presented its report and recommendations at a City Council work session …
Maps and More Maps
Karen Kurt, November 27, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
The Neighborhood Identification Steering Committee is wrapping up their work on the Name Your Neighborhood project. As part of the final report, Committee member Bob Moore did an analysis of the maps created during the Name Your Neighborhood Process. To …
Neighborhood Q&A With St. Louis Park
Karen Kurt, October 4, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
St. Louis Park is one of the communities Edina has been referencing during the Name Your Neighborhood project. Marney Olson serves as their Community Liaison. One of her primary duties is overseeing St. Louis Park’s neighborhood program. I had a …
Great Turnout and Input!
Karen Kurt, September 13, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
Thank you to everyone who attended the community meeting last night! We received a lot of thoughtful comments that the committee will use as they continue to refine their recommendations for neighborhood boundaries and names. If you (or your neighbor) …
Good Neighbors as an Extended Family
Karen Kurt, August 23, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
By Hope Melton, Neighborhood Identification Steering Committee Chair In a recent Star-Tribune article, an editorial writer described good neighbors as helping them to “navigate the vicissitudes of life.” Fancy words – but they resonated with me. So what does “navigating …
What Makes for a Good Neighborhood Name?
Karen Kurt, August 10, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
When the City does street reconstruction projects, they are usually named after the original subdivision plats. For example, the City is currently working on a street project called “Richmond Hills” for the residential area south of Grandview. From what I’ve …
Does Neighborhood Size Matter?
Karen Kurt, July 16, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
The second Name Your Neighborhood community meeting drew 42 residents to the Senior Center on Wednesday night. We appreciate the feedback from those who attended! Many of the attendees hadn’t been present at the first community meeting, when we spent …
Drafts maps are ready – Share your feedback in person or online!
Karen Kurt, July 10, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
After a couple of meetings and a lot of hard work, our volunteer committee has developed draft map options with possible neighborhood names and boundaries. You can see one of the maps for the southwest quadrant of the city to …
City Survey Results
Karen Kurt, July 5, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
By Karen Kurt Assistant City Manager Some the data committee members are using to develop maps of potential neighborhood boundaries and names was gathered through a community survey. You may remember the survey from your April issue of the Edina …
Edina Historical Society Takes On Neighborhoods
Karen Kurt, June 21, 2012 | Name Your Neighborhood
By Karen Kurt Assistant City Manager I was excited to receive an email from Marci Matson, Executive Director of the Edina Historical Society last week. Marci is going to be doing a series of blogs on the history of Edina’s …