The Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) is surveying the community to better understand stakeholders’ perspective on ViNA, its activities, and how stakeholders engage with the neighborhood and neighborhood association. Responses collected from the survey may influence the day-to-day activities and long-term strategy of ViNA.
If you live, own property in, or own a business in the Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis, we kindly ask you to thoroughly complete this survey. It will take approximately ten minutes to complete and respondents will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $50 gift cards to Victory businesses.
If you are unsure if you live or own property or a business in Victory, follow this link to see a neighborhood map.
Your participation is greatly appreciated.
42nd Avenue North through the Victory and Webber-Camden neighborhoods of North Minneapolis is set to be reconstructed in the next few years. It has come to the attention of the Victory Neighborhood Association (ViNA) that upgraded street lighting is possible for the project if 42nd Avenue North is designated as a Pedestrian Street Lighting Corridor (PSLC) by the City of Minneapolis. Benefits that come with PSLC designation include:
Reduced Assessments- The expense of improving lighting during a street reconstruction is assessed to property owners in the impacted area. However, lighting costs for streets with PSLC designation are paid by the City of Minneapolis. City staff has informed ViNA that assessments for properties nearest to 42nd Avenue will amount to approximately $5,000. It is likely that assessments will be less if 42nd Avenue receives PSLC designation before reconstruction begins.
Enhanced Lighting- Without PSLC designation, lighting will be the typical wood pole system with overhead, hanging electrical wires. With PSLC designation, lighting will be metal poles with a more ornamental appearance and buried wires. See the photo above for lighting examples. Buried wires may also benefit residents by reducing electrical outages.
It is the position of the Victory Neighborhood Association that 42nd Avenue North meets all of the criteria to be designated as a Pedestrian Street Lighting Corridor as determined by the City of Minneapolis Street Lighting Policy. As such, ViNA submitted a letter to fourth ward council member and council president, Barb Johnson, and public works staff member, Nathan Koster, advocating for PSLC designation for 42nd Avenue. ViNA is asking residents, property owners, and business owners in Victory to also share their position on PSLC designation for 42nd Avenue with president Johnson and Mr. Koster.
Contact president Johnson and Mr. Koster using the following information:
Council President Barb Johnson
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Nathan Koster, Project Manager
Department of Public Works
309 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401