Edina, Minn., Aug. 13, 2023 – The Brookview Heights Neighborhood recently completed the process to become a City of Edina-recognized neighborhood association. The City now has a total of 13 recognized neighborhoods, including the Arden Park, Chowen Park, Concord, Creek Knoll, Lake Cornelia, Morningside, Pamela Park, Parkwood Knolls, South Cornelia, Strachauer Park, Sunnyslope and White Oaks neighborhoods.
The Brookview Heights Neighborhood is in the southwest quadrant of Edina, bound on the north by 66th Street; on the east by Minnesota Highway 100; on the south by 70th Street, including from Metro Boulevard to Nine Mile Creek; and on the west by Ridgeview Drive. It has just under 500 parcels and about 1,085 residents.
To become a City-recognized neighborhood association, neighborhoods must establish an organizing team of interested and involved community members, notify City staff that they are interested in becoming recognized, host a neighborhood-wide meeting and submit an application to the City.
Recognized neighborhoods often are more involved in the early stages of projects and initiatives and have more opportunities to communicate with the City. The City communicates with City-recognized neighborhoods when significant neighborhood projects are being discussed or proposed, public hearings are held about issues that could impact a neighborhood, a developer requests a neighborhood meeting for the purpose of reviewing a sketch plan or when the City plans to organize a neighborhood group for resident input.
“As a City, we encourage engagement in community projects. Edina’s Neighborhood Connections program creates a platform for the City not only to share information directly with the neighborhood associations, but neighborhood associations have the ability to communicate back to the City,” said Community Engagement Manager MJ Lamon, who oversees the program.
For more information about establishing a City of Edina-recognized neighborhood association, contact Lamon at 952-826-0360 or [email protected]. For more information, visit EdinaMN.gov/Neighborhoods.