The West End Community Development
Association was organized in 1954 with Herb Davis serving as
The group was organized to oppose industrialization of the
gravel pit near Minnetonka Blvd. and the Great Northern spur
line. It actively supported the school board's
acquisition of a portion of the gravel pit land for a future
grade school. The association actively opposed
rezoning for commercial usage, open-development property in
the community bounded tightly by residential areas.
The group also actively lobbied for the passage of the City
Charter, and supported plans to ensure adequate recreation
facilities for the 1,500+ children in the West End.
Davis resigned to run for the City Council and was replaced
by Duane O. Jackson.
The group had/has nothing to do with the
West End redevelopment project.
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