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Railroad Island Eco Village

Railroad Island Eco Village

Railroad Island Eco Village

The East Side Neighborhood Development Company formed the Railroad Island Redevelopment Team in 2014, consisting of the East Side Arts Council, Project for Pride in Living, Dayton’s Bluff Housing Services, Habitat for Humanity, and Rebuilding Together. The purpose of forming this group is to accelerate the redevelopment of Railroad Island, where previous planning, combined with its emergence as a prime commercial and residential redevelopment opportunity, has given rise to creating a locally led, and very capable, redevelopment partnership. This effort is being framed as the Railroad Island Eco Village. The goal is to adapt the North Minneapolis Hawthorne Eco Village to Railroad Island while also doing a number of environmentally sensitive things that enhance the livability of Railroad Island. This builds off recent community-based planning that seeks to transform Railroad Island into a whole neighborhood that is more green and better connected with Swede Hollow Park. Planned outcomes are to create a diverse community planning process for the Met Council-funded Bush Payne site and lay the base for the participation and leadership of people and businesses of color in the overall Eco Village concept and ultimately the wider community.

Project Award Date: 
2015-04-01
Community organization or agency: 
East Side Neighborhood Development Company
Sponsoring CURA Program: 
CURA Contact: 
C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988