We stared in disbelief at the Minneapolis 2040 Built Form map, meant to direct development throughout the city: it called for a Corridor 4 district, meaning four-story apartment buildings, on the county-owned land along the east side of the Kenilworth Corridor. Unintentional error? Or a trial balloon from planners intent on densifying the entire city? Either way, Hill and Lake residents pushed back — hard. This is the story.
Thanks to funding from the historic 20-year Neighborhood Parks Plan, approved unanimously in April by the Park Board of Commissioners and the City Council, improvement plans are being developed for all 40-plus park properties in southwest Minneapolis. Here is the story.
The International Cello Institute, now in its ninth year, brings cello students to the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield for three weeks of intensive instruction with nationally-renowned cellists, mentoring, and relationship-building. In the summer 2017, ICI co-directors Anna Clift and Laura Sewell started CELLOici — three recitals bringing three of ICI’s instructors to up to Minneapolis for our summertime listening pleasure.
Mark Kasower, with pianist Jae-Won Oh, performed on July 17. Astrid Schween, with pianist Mary Jo Gothmann, performed on July 21. Here is the story.
Young cello phemon Brannon Cho, with pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion, performed on July 31. Here is the story.