ABOUT LOWER NORTHEAST NEIGHBORHOODS ASSOCIATION
Lower Northeast Neighborhoods Association (LNENA) is a nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. It is recognized by the City of Minneapolis as the official neighborhood organization for the Beltrami and Northeast Park neighborhoods. Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Beltrami or Northeast Park is eligible to volunteer, support, and vote in LNENA board elections or participate in other community votes.LNENA Bylaws LNENA Grievance Policy
LNENA is involved in a variety of projects including Crime & Safety, Land Use, and Transportation. Funding for many of NEPNA’s projects comes from the City of Minneapolis through the Neighborhood Revitalization Project (NRP) and Neighborhoods 2020. Learn about how the City funds and supports Minneapolis’ network of 70 neighborhood organizations via the link below:Neighborhood Funding
Lower Northeast’s Statement of Inclusivity
The Lower Northeast Neighborhoods Association is committed to creating a community that is open and fully accepting of all people without regard to age, abilities, race, ethnicity, country of origin, religious belief, cultural background, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or socioeconomic status. We recognize that diversity is our strength and shapes our decisions for creating a neighborhood that offers opportunities to individuals and families and strives to protect all from hatred, bigotry, and persecution. All are welcome here.
Lower Northeast’s Statement Regarding George Floyd’s Murder
As a community organization, we were appalled to see the police brutality towards George Floyd resulting in his horrible death. We believe that abuse of authority and disregard for human life should be completely eradicated from all institutions. We recognize that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) disproportionately suffer from these abuses and oppression in our systems and society. Racism has no place in our world and we need to all work towards ending it. These are trying times for our city and country. We desire to come together to discuss and work for solutions that can change this system to ensure that everyone lives in a safe community where they have access to equitable resources and opportunities. We need to strive for this as a neighborhood organization. LNENA is committed to working together to improve our culture and create a better society. We are open to any suggestions you have for achieving these objectives.
Lower Northeast Neighborhoods Association (LNENA) is committed to housing development that:
is accessible to all
is informed by the community
is environmentally responsible
ensures the protection of workers’ rights on the development site by participating in the human-rights monitoring program “Building Dignity and Respect (BDR).”
LNENA is committed to only supporting housing developments in its community that adhere to these standards with developers who want to engage with our community to make our neighborhood better.
Lower Northeast Neighborhoods Association Board Members until June of 2024
- Hazel Brown, Board Co-Chair
- Katie Kottenbrock, Board Co-Chair
- David Hannigan, Treasurer
- September Luitjens, Secretary
- Laurie Anderson
- Troy Behnke
- Adrian Groeschel
- Kacie Larson
- Kate Lawson
- Luna McIntyre
Lower Northeast Neighborhoods Association Board Meetings
The LNENA Board meets on the second Thursday of the month, on an as-needed basis, at 6:30 p.m., at Northeast Park Recreation Center unless otherwise advertised. All who live, work, or play in the neighborhood are welcome to attend!
ABOUT BELTRAMI NEIGHBORHOOD
Beltrami neighborhood is in the Northeast community of Minneapolis. It is bound on the north by Broadway Street NE, on the east by Interstate 35W, on the south by Hennepin Avenue East, and on the west by Central Avenue NE and Harrison Street NE. Beltrami Park is at the heart of the neighborhood and features a playground, bocci courts, soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a basketball court.
The Beltrami neighborhood and park are named after Giacomo Constantino Beltrami, an early 19th-century Italian jurist, scholar, and explorer. As with other neighborhoods in northeast Minneapolis, many artists have set up studios in Beltrami. Large tracts of industrial land cover the southwestern part of the neighborhood, while the remaining land is dedicated to single-family dwellings and duplexes interspersed with low-rise multifamily buildings.
ABOUT NORTHEAST PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
Northeast Park takes its name from its geographical location in the city of Minneapolis. It is bound by 18th Avenue NE and New Brighton Boulevard to the north, the city limits to the northeast, Interstate 35W to the southeast, Broadway Street NE to the south, and Central Avenue to the west. Northeast Park is roughly divided into three sections: the western section is mainly residential and is home to several restored Victorian-era homes and rental properties. In the middle of the neighborhood, The Quarry, a large regional shopping center, is a buffer between the small residential portion of the neighborhood and the eastern section which is home to Hillside Cemetery and Honeywell International manufacturing.
The neighborhood’s park is a major attraction—with excellent playing fields, a new water park, and a golf putting course. Northeast Park has quick access to downtown Minneapolis via I-35 and is close to the artist galleries in the nearby Logan Park and Sheridan neighborhoods. Additional development is taking place along Central Avenue as well.