Tuttle Talk: The Future of Tuttle School

The Tuttle School building at 18th & Talmage Ave SE was built in 1911 and has gone through transformations throughout its history. As of Summer 2021, it is no longer needed as a public school building. Minneapolis Public Schools has invited the Southeast Como community to share your ideas and dreams of what can become of the property.

We first want to get everyone’s input and ideas for this planning process. We started with a brainstorming session in February, then kicked off our idea generating back in May at Tuttle Talk forum; we developed an initial survey based on ideas from that forum. We then got survey input during the Bike Fest in late May, updated the initial survey, and then got more inputs from both attendees at the Pollinator Party in June and those who voted online. These results were then used to develop the simple “love it” chart at the Oct 3 Como Cookout. Those top and medium results are tabulated here:

  • Click here to view the Tuttle Site Idea Ranking
  • Click here to view the Parking Lot Site Ranking
  • Note that the ideas are not exclusive. We should be able to incorporate many of them in the same property. So no we are starting to use these ideas to put together a design list for potential developers. And we are trying to find out where MSP is their process of divesting their surplus property. And we are continuing to add to out list of potential developers. If you have inputs for us in those areas, please contact kathy@secomo.org.

As part of our continued engagement, we encourage you to fill out the form below to share your ideas for Tuttle School.

Future conversations and opportunities will be shared on this page.

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