CARAG is a vibrant community
CARAG is an acronym for Calhoun Area Residents Action Group.
It’s also the name of the neighborhood bounded by W. Lake Street to the north, W. 36th Street on the south, Hennepin Avenue to the west, and Lyndale Avenue on the east
The neighborhood includes a wide range of apartments, condos, and single family homes, as well as a mix of local businesses in the Uptown, Lyn-Lake, and 36th & Bryant commercial areas. CARAG neighbors love our walkable, tree-lined streets with easy access to Bryant Square Park, the lakes, Midtown Greenway, and downtown Minneapolis.
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LivAbility & ENGAGEMENT
Works to organize community events to promote connections between neighbors, awareness, and safety.
Focused on the work of community revitalization, this committee oversees home improvement funds, promotes creation of affordable housing, invests in Bryant Square Park, and supports crime prevention activities.
Land Use & Transportation
Focused on transportation and mobility issues, this committee reviews zoning and development projects and works to create a better place to walk, bike, and use transit.
CARAG has a nine-member Board of Directors that is elected by the CARAG membership each September at the CARAG Neighborhood Annual Meeting. Nominations are accepted at the August and September CARAG meetings. Board members served a one-year term and are responsible for managing the organization and conducting the business of the neighborhood. Board members are required to attend the monthly CARAG Neighborhood Meeting and participate on one of the committees.
Any person who lives, owns a business or owns property in CARAG is eligible to run for a seat on the Board. We strongly encourage renters to volunteer on the Board.
Read the minutes here.