Commonbond Groundbreaking January 16th, 2020

Commonbond Gateway Project broke ground on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 with special guests Mayor Jacob Frey, Council Member Steve Fletcher, and Council Member Kevin Reich.

The new Gateway Northeast housing community will bring 128 affordable, mixed-income apartment units to the Arts District.

Construction is estimated to be completed February, 2021. More information can be found at

Photo Credit Mariam Slayhi

Photo credit Derek Madsen

Photo credit Derek Madsen

Photo credit Mariam Slayhi

Cancer and Asthma Prevalence Survey

University of Minnesota Division of Environmental Health Sciences Presents:


Randomly selected residents will receive a survey in the mail to measure the prevalence of cancer and asthma in the Lowry Bridge area.

You may complete and return the survey in one of three ways:

1. In person with a researcher at your door
2. By mail
3. Online, using the address on the survey

Questions or concerns?
Email [email protected] or Call (612) 460-0795

Para solicitar una copia de esta encuesta en español, envíe un email a [email protected], o envíe un mensaje de texto o llame al (612) 460-0795.

Hadii aad u baahantahay in laga caawiyo luquada soomaaliga fadlan soo wac telefankan (612) 460-0795.

Hu tu xovtooj no yog xav ib tug Hmong Txhias lus (612) 460-0795.


Family Pumpkin Carving!

Bottineau Park Recreation Center
Saturday, October 26th

Need some Halloween decorations? Come down to Bottineau Park for an afternoon and carve some pumpkins with your family. Pumpkin Carving will be held in the multi-purpose room! Open gym will also be held in the gym.

Pumpkins and carving materials will be provided by the Bottineau Neighborhood Association, Sentyrz Market, and the Northeast Kiwanis.


Bottineau Neighborhood Community Survey






Bottineau Neighborhood Association (BNA) is asking that residents, business owners, workers, artists and landlords in Bottineau Neighborhood fill out a survey to give the BNA board of directors guidance on how the community wishes to make Bottineau an even better place to live, work and play. Just click here to begin survey. Results of the survey will be discussed at our July 25 community meeting. Thank you!

Neighborhood Funding Testimony to NCIC

Hello Commissioners, City staff and Minneapolis residents,

My name is Amanda Winterer and I represent the Bottineau Neighborhood Association. I am the group’s treasurer.  Thank you for this opportunity to make this statement. Bottineau Neighborhood Association requests that the funding structure and levels of funding remain the same for all neighborhood groups for the foreseeable future. The Citizen Participation Program has worked well for the past 8 years.

For example, Bottineau has established Neighborhood Priority Plans. One such NPP is the Homework Helper at Bottineau Park.  After a few Somali parents asked for this help, at a community meeting, our neighborhood group got busy and set up the coordination of volunteer tutors to help all children get STEM help at our park. Another NPP implemented is Crime Solutions that works with the police to track crime trends and react with organized volunteers when shots are fired in the community or other crimes are committed.  We have many examples of this type of outreach conducted at community request.

BNA also requests that the Community Innovation Funds, CIF, be expanded and used more. BNA was a recipient of one such CIF grant and put it to use studying air pollution around the Lowry Bridge that leveraged an additional 500,000 dollars in MPCA air monitoring that is currently being conducted on the Mississippi Water Management Organization roof top near Lowry Bridge.

As a matter of neighborhood tradition, a pumpkin carving is held at the Park every fall and a Bottineau Neighborhood and Mississippi River clean-up is held every April in honor of Earth Day. This year, as part of the Green Zones in Minneapolis, we will be able to offer 25 free trees to the community to help remediate air pollution and improve the tree canopy in Bottineau.

Thanks again for listening to our request. Copies of this testimony are at the sign in table.