Your donation will support Old Highland Neighborhood Association's mission to improve the quality of life of North Minneapolis residents.
Organized in 1974, the Old Highland Neighborhood Association has a long track record of activities and accomplishments--all with volunteers and an occasional intern working cooperatively with the City of Minneapolis and various other neighborhood organizations and non-profits.
- Numerous housing rehabilitation efforts by private citizens in the Old Highland Neighborhood, including many cooperative efforts and neighborhood work parties.
- Historic preservation (North Branch Library building and several private homes) in the Old Highland neighborhood.
- In-fill housing design criteria spearheaded by Old Highland representatives and approved by Northside Residents Redevelopment Council now guide construction of new housing in the neighborhood.
- Participation on planning task forces which have led to various West Broadway commercial revitalization and development projects including CUB Foods, Merwin Drug, and a new shopping mall on Lyndale and West Broadway.
- Invention and first implementation of the neighborhood clean-up concept. Old Highland has successfully sponsored over 30 spring clean-ups in which 40 - 50 people turn out to sweep, rake, and haul trash out of neighborhood alleys.
- Old Highland residents have moved four houses that were scheduled to be demolished to vacant lots in the neighborhood and rehabilitated them using neighborhood work parties and voluntary efforts of cooperative neighbors.
- Neighborhood garage building parties have built and restored six garages/carriage barns in the Old Highland Neighborhood.
- Old Highland was the first northside neighborhood to initiate a Blooming Boulevards project to improve the appearance of our residential streets.
- Our neighborhood has been featured in the Historic Preservation Commission's historic walking tours for several years.
- Old Highland list serve and website have been created and maintained by neighborhood volunteers. View our website at www.OldHighland.org
We have made significant progress in reducing neighborhood crime, increasing homeownership and eliminating problem properties . With your donation we can continue to improve north Minneapolis!