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Ward 2 - Cam Gordon

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

Council Member Gordon’s Cooper Office Hours

Fourth Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am
Birchwood Café, 3311 E 25th St

The Cooper neighborhood is located in southeastern Minneapolis. It extends from 38 th Avenue South in the west to the Mississippi River in the east and northeast. From north to south, Cooper extends from the 27th street railroad tracks to 34 th Street East. The neighborhood's name is derived from an elementary school named after James Fenimore Cooper, an American novelist born in 1789. A mainly residential neighborhood, Cooper's most important commercial corridor is Lake Street. Parks cover the banks of the Mississippi River.

Neighborhood Profile

Identifying features

Mississippi River, Midtown Greenway, East Lake Street

Schools: Anne Sullivan

Local Media: The Longfellow Messenger, The Bridge Newspaper

Parks/Greenspace: Brackett Park, Mississippi River Gorge

Neighborhood Group

Longfellow Community Council
2727 26th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-4529

Neighborhood Group Staff Contact

Melanie Majors
(612) 722-4529

Business Association

Longfellow Business Association
2727 26 th Ave S
Mpls, MN 55406
(612) 721-7254

Community Developers

Seward Redesign
2323 Franklin Ave E
Mpls, MN 55406
(612) 338-8729

City Contacts

Crime Prevention Specialist: Shun Tillman,

Police Precinct: 3

Inspector: Lucy Gerold, 673-5786,

Sector Lieutenant: Arthur Knight,, (612) 673-5788

CPED Planning Team:

Planning: Paul Mogush, (612) 673-2074

Housing: Dollie Crowther, (612) 673-5263

Economic Development: Mark Garner, (612) 673-5037

Park Board Commissioner: Scott Vreeland,, (612) 230-6443

Upcoming/Ongoing Developments

East River Parkway Bike/Pedestrian Path Reconstruction

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Last updated Sep 27, 2011