Application Deadlines Extended for Upper Harbor Community Committees

Deadlines for Applying to the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Community Committees EXTENDED

The City of Minneapolis and MPRB both have extended their deadlines for submission of applications for the two new Upper Harbor community committees.

Applications for the City’s Community Planning and Engagement Committee (CPEC) are due before midnight on Sunday, April 21. (Delivered applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19.) Please note that there are sufficient applications to fill the three Mayoral appointments to the CPEC, so interested parties should be eligible for one of the other CPEC seats.

Learn more about how to apply for appointment to the City’s CPEC

The MPRB has extended the deadline for applications for its new Upper Harbor Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to midnight on Friday, April 26. (Delivered applications are due by 4:00 pm on April 26.)

Learn more about how to apply for appointment to the MPRB CAC (ignore the deadline information)

The City and MPRB staff and the master development team are preparing to launch a second phase of planning to test and refine the Concept Plan to prepare a more detailed Coordinated Plan. The community asked for a more inclusive planning process that will include input from a diverse set of community stakeholders. In response, the City and MPRB are establishing these two community committees that will be actively involved in the next phase of planning.

The City’s CPEC will work with the project team on community engagement, refinement of the Phase 1 plan and visions for future development phases. Concurrently with the City and development team’s work with the CPEC, the MPRB’s CAC will work with the MPRB on park-related components of the UHT planning.

Review and Approval Process

Mayor Frey will be appointing three of the City’s 15-member Community Planning and Engagement Committee (CPEC) members, and both the Above the Falls Community Advisory Committee (AFCAC) and the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC) make their own appointments. A committee will review the applications for the other ten CPEC seats. The review committee includes the four North and Northeast Council Members (or a staff representative), City staff and two community residents selected by Council Members. This committee will make a recommendation to the Minneapolis Economic Development and Regulatory Services (EDRS) Committee, tentatively at its May 7 meeting. The EDRS action (including confirmation of the Mayoral, AFCAC and EJCC appointments) then will proceed to the full City Council for consideration, tentatively at its May 17 meeting. The newly appointed CPEC is expected to have its first meeting in late May or early June.

Each of the nine MPRB Commissioners will appoint one member of the MPRB’s 17-member CAC. An MPRB review committee composed of community stakeholder groups will review the applications received for the other eight positions. This committee will be making a recommendation to MPRBat a May or June meeting. The CAC is expected to have its first meeting in June.

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