Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Resolution
2018-137

Resolution Authorizing the Formation and Charge of an Appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan

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Department:Strategic PlanningSponsors:
Category:Master PlanProjects:No Project

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Whereas, The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is the steward of the Minneapolis park system;

 

Whereas, The need has been identified for detailed service area master plans that will guide capital improvements, management, programming, and operations within each service area;

 

Whereas, The Southwest service area is the final area to be considered, after the South, Downtown, NE/SE, and North service areas;

 

Whereas, The MPRB desires broad representation and participation in the planning, development, and evaluation of system-wide plans;

 

Whereas, MPRB staff recommends establishing an appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) because the project will result in large scale vision and goals, and will assist in the preparation of master plans for each neighborhood park; and

 

Whereas, This resolution is supported by the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan, which envisions “Urban forests, natural areas, and waters that endure and captivate,” “Recreation that inspires personal growth, healthy lifestyles, and a sense of community,” “Dynamic parks that shape city character and meet diverse community needs,” and “A safe place to play, recreate, contemplate, and celebrate;”

 

RESOLVED, That the Board of Commissioners authorizes the formation and charge of an appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan, with the following charge and composition:

 

              CAC Charge

The Southwest Service Area Master Plan CAC shall:

 

·         Become knowledgeable about the project and its scope and advise MPRB staff and consultants throughout the planning process.

·         Contribute to broad community engagement by acting as primary contact for the CAC’s represented communities, and by enhancing the project’s interaction with a wide range of stakeholders and stakeholder groups.

·         Assist with ongoing communication of technical plan elements to the community and public.

·         Report back to appointers or appointing bodies, as requested, on the plan process, information presented, and possible recommendations.

·         Make recommendations to the MPRB Commissioners on service area-wide vision, goals, and principles.

·         Make recommendations to the MPRB Commissioners in support of individual park plans created through community-driven processes.

 

              CAC Composition

Each appointing entity or individual appoints one CAC member, unless otherwise noted, for a total of 21:

 

·         MPRB President Bourn (appoints Chair)

·         At Large Commissioners French, Forney, and Vetaw (1 appointment each)

·         District Commissioners: Cowgill (District 4) and Bourn (District 6) (1 appointment each)

·         Minneapolis City Council Members: Warsame (Ward 6), Goodman (Ward 7), Jenkins (Ward 8), Bender (Ward 10), Schroeder (Ward 11), and Palmisano (Ward 13) (1 appointment each)

·         Geographic groupings of neighborhood organizations (1 appointment each):

o       Armatage / Fulton / Lynnhurst

o       Kenny / Tangletown / Windom

o       Linden Hills / West Calhoun / Cedar-Isles-Dean (CIDNA)

o       Bryn Mawr / Kenwood Isles / Lowry Hill / East Isles

o       Lowry Hill East / Stevens Square / Whittier Alliance

o       East Calhoun (ECCO) / Calhoun (CARAG) / Lyndale / East Harriet / Kingfield

·         MPRB staff (3 appointments)

 

RESOLVED, That the President of the Board and Secretary to the Board are authorized to take all necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.

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BACKGROUND

 

This action would authorize the first critical step in preparing the Southwest Service Area Master Plan (SWSAMP). The formation of a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is the earliest action the board could take to initiate a community-driven process to create master plans for each neighborhood park south of I-394 and west of I-35W.  The SWSAMP is the final service area plan to be initiated. Two service areas already have completed master plans adopted by the Board of Commissioners: South (2016) and Downtown (2017). Both the North and NE/SE (East of the River) service areas are currently in the master plan process.

 

The Service Area Master Plan will take a comprehensive look at each neighborhood park asset within the Southwest Service Area; set a vision for operations, management, programming, and capital improvement; and create a master plan for each non-regional park within the service area. Specifically, the master plan will include:

 

·         Characterization of the service area: demographics, recreational needs, current park service, projected change, etc.

·         Condition assessment of all parks and exterior park amenities (excluding golf courses and regional parks), including development of a template that can be used as a standard across the entire system

·         A park and recreation needs assessment

·         Determination of a systematic approach to service delivery across the entire service area

·         Programming models for each park in the service area

·         Operations models for each park in the service area

·         General plans for outdoor facilities in each park in the service area, to include amenities, phasing and budget

 

The Service Area Master Plan will consider the existing activity plans (urban agriculture, skate parks, etc.) and system planning (ecological system plan, comprehensive plan, etc.).

 

The project will unfold in four general phases:

·         Phase 1: Project Start-up. Between January and March 2018, MPRB Planning, Recreation, and Environmental Stewardship staff will establish the various advisory groups, begin the public engagement process, and refine the project schedule.

 

·         Phase 2: Discovery and Assessment. From February through the end of July 2018, staff will work closely with the project team, advisory committees, community groups, and hired consultants to research, assess, map, and begin to understand physical conditions and park and recreation needs across the Southwest Service Area.

 

·         Phase 3: Park Master Planning. From May 2018 through March 2019, staff will work with the advisory committees, project team, and consultants to initiate master planning for the entire service area and for individual parks within the service area. This phase will feature community events and will significantly engage the appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Planning for specific parks will rely heavily on input from the community and public, as well as engage significantly with established neighborhood organizations and service and outreach providers within the Southwest Service Area that work with underserved populations.

 

·         Phase 4: Master Plan Approval. In early 2019, MPRB staff will work with all advisory groups, consultants, and plan partners to finalize master plan recommendations. This will include a public comment period on the master plan.

 

It is expected that the Southwest Service Area Master Plan will come before the Board in a public hearing and for consideration in mid-2019.

 

FUNDING/COST SUMMARY

 

Capital Sources

Amount

Expiration

Neighborhood Capital Levy

$400,000 for planning and initial improvements

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff recommends authorizing the formation and charge of an appointed CAC for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan with the following charge and composition.

 

CAC Charge:

The Southwest Service Area CAC shall:

·         Become knowledgeable about the project and its scope and advise MPRB staff and consultants throughout the planning process.

·         Contribute to broad community engagement by acting as primary contact for the CAC’s represented communities, and by enhancing the project’s interaction with a wide range of stakeholders and stakeholder groups.

·         Assist with ongoing communication of technical plan elements to the community and public.

·         Report back to appointers or appointing bodies, as requested, on the plan process, information presented, and possible recommendations.

·         Make recommendations to the MPRB Commissioners on service area-wide vision, goals, and principles.

·         Make recommendations to the MPRB Commissioners in support of individual park plans created through community-driven processes.

 

CAC Composition:

Appointing entity or person                                                        No. of  CAC appointees

MPRB President Bourn (appoints chairperson)                                           1

At Large Commissioners:

French                                                                                                                1

Forney                                                                                                                1

Vetaw                                                                                                                 1

District 4 Commissioner Cowgill                                                                      1

District 6 Commissioner Bourn                                                                      1

Minneapolis City Council Members:

Warsame (ward 6)                                                                                     1

Goodman (ward 7)                                                                                    1

Jenkins (ward 8)                                                                                    1

Bender (ward 10)                                                                                    1

Schroeder (ward 11)                                                                                    1

Palmisano (ward 13)                                                                                    1

              Geographic groupings of neighborhood organizations

Armatage / Fulton / Lynnhurst                                                         1

Kenny / Tangletown / Windom                                                         1

Linden Hills / West Calhoun / Cedar-Isles-Dean (CIDNA)              1

Bryn Mawr / Kenwood Isles / Lowry Hill / East Isles                            1

Lowry Hill East / Stevens Square / Whittier Alliance                             1

East Calhoun (ECCO) / Calhoun (CARAG) / Lyndale /

East Harriet / Kingfield                                                                       1

              MPRB Staff                                                                                                                3             

                                                                                                                                    21

 

This action is supported by the following vision and goal statements in the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan.

 

Vision Theme 1:               Urban forests, natural areas, and waters that endure and captivate

Goal:               Residents and visitors enjoy and understand the natural environment

Goal:               People and the environment benefit from the expansion and protection of natural resources

 

Vision Theme 2:               Recreation that inspires personal growth, healthy lifestyles, and a sense of community.

Goal:               Residents, visitors, and workers enjoy opportunities to improve health and fitness.

 

Vision Theme 3:               Dynamic parks that shape city character and meet diverse community needs.

Goal:               Parks shape an evolving city.

Goal:               Park facility renewal and development respects history and focuses on sustainability, accessibility, flexibility, and beauty.

Goal:               Focused land management supports current and future generations.

 

Vision Theme 4:               A safe place to play, recreate, contemplate, and celebrate.

Goal:               Parks are safe and welcoming by design.

Goal:               Communities, public and private partners, and staff cooperate to promote safety.

 

Meeting History

Mar 7, 2018 5:20 PM  Planning Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Jono Cowgill, Vice Chair, Commissioner District 4
AYES:Meg Forney, Jono Cowgill, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Londel French
Mar 21, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Meg Forney, Commissioner At Large
SECONDER:Chris Meyer, Commissioner District 1
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich