CLPC Board of Directors
Monday, Sept. 11, 6:30p
Loring Park Community Center (at 14th St. & Willow in park)
Gary Simpson , Chair

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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6:30p
Loring Park Community Center (at 14th St. & Willow in park)
Joseph Finley, Chair

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Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30p
Loring Park Community Center (at 14th St. & Willow in park)
Neil Reardon, Chair

Mark Nelson, Co-Chair

agendas/minutes/ resource materials

CLPC Office
1645 Hennepin Ave suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-874-9002


Jana L. Metge

CLPC Executive Coordinator

CLPC Board of Directors

Gary Simpson, President
John VanHeel, Vice President
Pat Hafventein, Treasurer Pending, Secretary
Mark Nelson
Lee Frelich

Pat Davies
LaDonna Meinecke
Otis Moran
Harlenza Newton

Terri Ashmore
Trent Palmberg

Community Links
Friends of Loring Park Loring Business Association Loring Greenway Association Facebook

May News & Events in Loring Park
Click Here to see the latest neighborhood news and upcoming events

Check out these videos of CLPC sponsored events

Loring Park Curry Dinner (December 2014)

Loring Park Winterfest (December 2014)

Tribute to neighbor and civil rights leader Dr. Josie Johnson (June 2014)

Loring Park Music Festival (June 2014)

Loring Park Family Aquatenniel Event (July 2014)

Contribute to CLPC
Learn how you can help the organization that has been a voice for the
community for over forty years.

Make a contribution
Learn more about CLPC's special role in our community

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Review the Loring Park Neighborhood Master Plan - an adopted City plan

The Loring Park Neighborhood is setting the course for a more beautiful and sustainable community over the next twenty years.

Check out the master plan web page to see the master plan, plus records from all the Community events, Workshops, Focus Groups, and Individual interviews that were conducted in order to make a plan that is truely community based. click here

Loring Master Plan wins APA MN Award
The Loring Park Neighborhood Master Plan was chosen as the 2013 winner of the Planning In Context Award by the Minnesota chapter of the American Planning Association. Judged by a national panel of urban planners, the award was accepted by CLPC and the Peter Musty, LLC team at the Upper Midwest Planners Conference in Rochester, MN on Septmber 18th.

Congratulations and thanks go out to the master plan steering committee, CLPC staff, our consultants, and to all of the dedicated community members who made the master plan possible.

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Loring Park LEED-ND - a National Case Study Pilot Project For Existing Neighborhoods
The Loring Park Neighborhood is on course to be the nation's first entire existing neighborhood to receive LEED certification. Through a partnership with the Minnesota chapter of the USGBC a path to certification has been established using LEED for Neighborhood Development Guidelines. Credits will be based on the neighborhood's current sustainable attributes and also the goals laid-out in the Loring Park Neighborhood Master Plan. LEED is an internationally recognized standard for 'green' building and design.
More Information
LEED-ND Analysis of Loring Park N.hood - CURA study
Sustainability Chapter - Loring Park Neighborhood Master Plan

The Loring Park Neighborhood NRP Phase II
Ten Year Action Plan

This neighborhood plan was approved by the community in September of 2008. It was also approved by the CLPC Board of Directors, by the NRP Policy Board, and by the Minneapolis City Council.
See final NRP Phase II Loring Park Ten Year Action Plan

The Loring Greenway Association
Keeping the Greenway green is a challenge. Please join a growing number of concerned citizens in preserving and maintaining our splendid Loring Greenway. LGA Website

Minneapolis has created a Pedestrian Masterplan
The city is creating a plan to address the the pedestrian needs of the city
city web page

Nicollet Avenue Development Guidelines
Citizens for a Loring Park Community has taken a proactive stance to the future development of Nicollet Avenue. The attached guidelines were developed by CLPC's Nicollet Avenue Task Force in conjunction with the Corridor Housing Initiative. In addition to providing the neighborhood with technical assistance from the city of Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota this program brought in participation and input from area business owners, property owners and residents. These guidelines were approved by the CLPC Board of Directors on August 9, 2004. Click on the title above to view guidelines.

Loring Hill Design Guidelines - approved by CLPC board 9-13-06
With input and participation from a broad spectrum of the community the Loring Park neighborhood now has an important document to help guide the future of the unique and historic area known as Loring Hill.


Use this three digit phone number to fix and improve the Loring Park Neighborhood

This service is a great way to improve our neighborhood. Report street lights that are out, where there are potholes or other any other problem that you find with city infrastructure. Just call 311 between 7a.m. and 11p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on this service go to

circa 2005 - HOUR Car, the innovative car share service is now available to Loring Park residents

Citizens for a Loring Park Community is excited to announce that hOur Car is now operating in the Loring Park neighborhood. This innovative program was developed in the Twin Cities by the Neighborhood Energy Consortium. Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid cars are now available at Grant Street and Nicollet Avenue in the Loring Municipal Parking Ramp.

With leadership from  CLPC  the  Loring neighborhood was chosen along with the Uptown neighborhood and St. Paul’s Lowertown district for the launch this new service. Loring residents will now have a new option to make urban living more convenient and affordable. To learn more about how the service works and to register interest in membership visit  





The mission of Citizens for a Loring Park Community is to cultivate continuing leadership and help a diverse neighborhood realize a more harmonious, thriving, and beautiful community.