Northside Residents Redevelopment Council

A nonprofit organization

Click the Green Team button on the upper right to hear from our youth on their green team experiences 

NRRC is brimming with gratitude and optimism for the future of healthy urban living in North Minneapolis!

Be a part of the Northside’s sustainability transformation today!

NRRC is growing! Help expand the Demonstration Site for Healthy Urban Living with a gift that will directly support NRRC in building a community eco-studio space. 

In August of 2019, we completed the renovation of a 100 year old home to become the new NRRC Headquarters. We are now in Phase II of our plan, implementing our Demonstration Site for Healthy Urban Living. In the past year, we have made significant progress on the site, thanks to your help! 

Previous GiveMN donations have funded the installation of a Little Library, fence repairs, and a permanent chicken run while allowing us to maintain the upkeep of our water cistern, rain garden, and vegetable patch. 

Learn more about the Demonstration Site for Healthy Urban Living

This year’s Give to the Max Day is dedicated to our youth green team and their Demonstration Site facilities. NRRC is building a community studio space, which will be the heart of community knowledge in healthy urban living. Just as our headquarters space has transformed from an abandoned lot into a beautiful, functional office space, our garage will be a warm, inviting studio space for community members to teach and learn together.

Your gifts today will help support the green team's work and create the most beautiful, energy efficient studio space designed with the comfort and needs of our residents in mind.

We are thrilled about our progress, which has been driven by our dedicated green youth team. We look forward to this spring when we will begin hosting Chicken Parties*, maintaining our boulevard pollinator gardens, and expanding our vegetable gardens. Check out the timeline and images below to follow the Demonstration Site's progression. We are grateful for your support and look forward to the Demonstration Site being a community resource for generations to come! 

* workshops where residents can learn about and participate in tending chickens

 The Northside Residents Redevelopment Council (NRRC) has served the Near North and Willard-Hay neighborhoods since 1969 and is proud to continue supporting our residents' vision of healthy urban living. 

NRRC’s Healthy Urban Living Initiatives: 

Coming soon!

  • Community Art Studio -- with help from your donations, we plan to renovate our old garage into an on-site community space where residents can host dance, yoga, and art classes. We can’t wait to introduce this resource to the community! (coming 2023)

  • Wood-fired brick oven (coming 2024)

  • Barbeque grill (coming 2024)

  • Water cistern irrigation system (coming 2024)

On the horizon!

  • Solar and wind energy (upcoming)

  • Healthy cooking classes (upcoming)

  • Beehive cultivation for pollinators and honey/beeswax (upcoming )

Up and running!

  • A Free Little Library (installed in 2021)

  • Pollinator-friendly gardens (installed 2022)

  • Backyard chickens for eggs (installed 2021)

  • Bike Fix-it Station (installed 2020)

  • Rainwater cistern for stormwater collection and re-use (installed 2019)

  • Vegetable, herbal, and medicinal plant gardening (installed 2020)

  • Rainwater cistern to supply water for gardens (installed 2019)

The Demonstration Site for Healthy, Urban Living will be a catalyst for quality of life improvements for residents of our community and further NRRC’s resident-driven initiatives to foster healthy, self-sufficient lifestyles.

Our Mission

NRRC informs, engages, and facilitates the residents of the Near North and Willard Hay neighborhoods in Minneapolis to be primary agents for improving the social, economic, environmental, and livability conditions in their community. Current programs include down payment assistance, home improvement loans, and block club grants.

Learn more about NRRC’s programs 

NRRC’s growing work is possible because of the generous support from our community and donors like you. Thank you!

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Northside Residents Redevelopment Council

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1303 Golden Valley Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55411



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