We unite neighbors to strengthen our community. We envision Corcoran as a place that fosters leadership, engagement and a sense of belonging
The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) was founded in 1975 around a single issue: residents wanted a park on the site of the former Corcoran Elementary School, and they got it. Since then, the organization has improved the look and feel or our neighborhood and provided opportunities for everyone to get involved. CNO remains strong and the neighborhood continues to be a unique place to live, work, and raise families.
CNO exists to address community issues that affect the Corcoran neighborhood. CNO is a non-partisan information source, spokesperson and advocate for the community on civic affairs, and strives to alert community members to items of particular interest which may have either a positive or negative impact on the community.
Standing committees and long-term projects:
- Housing Committee – these residents strive to protect and improve our housing stock, and consider housing-related development and variance requests. Learn more.
- Land Use and Transportation Committee – these residents consider matters of commercial and industrial development. Learn more.
- Midtown Farmers Market – a community supported and community run seasonal farmers market at Lake Street and 22nd Ave S, serving and welcoming participation from residents of the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more.
- Mujeres en Accion y Poder – builds cohesive and inclusive communities in partnership with the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association. Learn more.
- The Corcoran News – neighborhood volunteers write, photograph, and edit the hand-delivered monthly newspaper The Corcoran News, which was founded in 1985. Learn more.
- Corcoran GROWS – these residents believe tough environmental problems can be addressed when neighbors unite to learn, share, and support one another using the Transition Town framework. Learn more.