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Ward 2 - Cam Gordon

350 S. 5th St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2202
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Southeast Como Neighborhood

Council Member Gordon’s Southeast Como Office Hours:

Second Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am
Muddsuckers Coffee, 1500 Como Avenue SE

U Student Welcome Packet: University of Minnesota students - Welcome to the neighborhood!

The Como neighborhood (also called Southeast Como) is named after Como Avenue, which runs through the neighborhood. Como Avenue took its name from Lake Como in northern Italy, a popular tourist destination. Como neighborhood is in the University community, about one mile north of the Dinkytown commercial area and the east bank campus of the University of Minnesota. Its boundaries are the city limit to the east (33rd Avenue SE), the Southeast Industrial Area to the south of Elm Street, Interstate 35W and the Burlington Northern main line to the west, and East Hennepin Avenue and Winter Street NE to the north. The housing stock consists of modest early 20th-century bungalows and Victorian and 1920s-era homes with a scattering of newer duplexes and single-family homes. Many of the larger homes have been converted into student housing. Como has an elementary school, three churches, a mosque, Van Cleve Park and small retail stores.

Neighborhood Profile (includes Census data)

Identifying features

Van Cleve Park, Como Ave, Bunge Grain Elevator

Neighborhood Celebrations: Como Cookout, Second Saturday in September, Van Cleve Park, 1-8pm

Parks/Greenspace: Van Cleve Park

Local Media: The Bridge Newspaper

Neighborhood Group

Southeast Como Improvement Association (SECIA)
1170 15th Ave SE #302
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 676-1731

Wendy Menken, Board President

Neighborhood Group Newsletter: Como Tidbits

Neighborhood Group Staff Contact:

James De Sota
(612) 676-1731

Small Business:, click the "Biz" link

Southeast Business Association (SEBA)

Southeast Minneapolis Economic Development (SEED) Committee

City Contacts

Police Precinct: 2

Sector: 2

Crime Prevention Specialist: Nick Juarez,, (612) 673-2797

Sector Commander: Lt. Kathy Waite, (612) 673-3678

Precinct Commander: Insp. Bryan Schafer, (612) 673-2337

Crime Alert Emails:

CPED Planning Team:

Planning: Haila Maze, (612) 673-2098

Housing: Jerry LePage, (612) 673-5240

Economic Development: Kevin Carroll, (612) 673-5181

Housing Inspections: Paul Meyers, (612) 673-5851

Park Board Commissioner: Liz Wielinski, 612-230-6443, Ext. 1

Upcoming/Ongoing Developments

Bunge Site Redevelopment

Como Ave/BNSF Rail Bridge Reconstruction

University District Partnership Alliance

Bike lanes on Como and 15 th Avenues

For monthly reports on issues of importance to neighborhoods, please go to the Reports and Newsletters page.

Last updated Feb 28, 2012