- The City of Bloomington was awarded an allocation of $27 million in Housing Revenue Bonds today to support the development of 165 additional affordable housing units at 1950 East 86th Street in the South Loop district. The funds will assist affordable housing developer Aeon in constructing the new infill development on the site of the recently acquired Village Club Apartments.
- At the December 16 Council meeting, the City launched a $15 million Affordable Housing Trust Fund and approved $7 million for nonprofit affordable housing developer Aeon to purchase Village Club Apartments. This move will preserve 306 units of naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) in Bloomington, which are residential rental properties that are affordable without government subsidized rents.
- December 3, 2019 - Bloomington Police Investigate a Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian
- In spring 2019 the Bloomington City Council directed City staff to engage residents and complete a site capacity study for a potential new community center at Valley View Park, 9000 Portland Ave. S. In November, staff reported study results back to the community and to the Council.
- November 21, 2019 - Bloomington Police Detectives continue to follow up on investigatory leads related to the William Albrecht case.
- November 20, 2019 Missing Person Case now Being Investigated as a Bloomington Homicide
- Bloomington Community Development Director Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson was named a 2020 Michael Rubinger Community Fellow by the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC). Johnson was one of 10 selected in a competitive nationwide nomination process and is the first-ever fellow representing a unit of government.
- November 13, 2019 Chief Responds to the Dakota County Officer Involved Shooting Decision
- The Bloomington City Council and City staff have been discussing the possibility of a new community center for many years. The City Council established a resident task force in 2015 that recommended building a new facility to replace the existing Creekside Community Center at 9801 Penn Avenue South, which has outlived its useful life.