City hosts free crime-prevention, neighborhood planning workshops

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May 10, 2004 // UPDATED 1:33 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) will host two community-organizing seminars for Downtown neighborhoods to spread the word about crime-prevention and city development plans.

The first seminar, presented by 1st Precinct Crime-Prevention Specialist Luther Krueger, will review how neighborhoods have successfully tackled crime problems through grassroots organizing. The workshop will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 at MCDA Conference Room 3 in the Crown Roller Mill, 105 5th Ave. S.

The seminar is open to the public but geared toward those living and working in Downtown neighborhoods including Loring Park, Elliot Park, Downtown East and West, the North Loop and Cedar-Riverside.

The second NRP workshop will focus on the Minneapolis Plan and the Downtown 2010 Plan -- development blueprints crafted by city planners outlining housing and transit plans. The seminar will be held at the same location as the crime-prevention workshop on June 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Downtown Planners Jennifer Bever and Jack Byers will present large-scale aerial photos of Downtown and take questions from community members. Those with development ideas

are encouraged to attend and present them to the planners.

To register for the workshops, call Robert Thompson at 673-5149 or e-mail him at training@nrp.org. There is no fee for the workshops.