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Ward 2 - Cam Gordon

350 S. 5th St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2202
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Prospect Park / East River Road Neighborhood:

Council Member Gordon’s Prospect Park Office Hours:

Third Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am
Pratt School, 66 Malcolm Ave SE

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

Prospect Park is located in east central Minneapolis. The neighborhood borders the City of Saint Paul on the eastern side and the University of Minnesota to the west. It is bound on the south by the Mississippi River and on the north by the railroad tracks and the SE industrial area. The neighborhood was platted as the Prospect Park subdivision in 1885 by developer Louis Menage. In the late 19th century, Prospect Park was a Minneapolis suburb connected to the city by a streetcar line. The neighborhood's steep hills, curving streets, and the Witch's Hat water tower all give it a strong sense of place. Nearby shopping, recreation, and frequent community events add to the urban-village community feel of Prospect Park.

Neighborhood Profile (includes Census data)

Identifying features

Witch’s Hat Tower, Pratt School, Luxton Park, University Ave, Mississippi River

Neighborhood Celebrations: Pratt Ice Cream Social

Parks/Greenspace: Tower Hill, Luxton Park, Mississippi River Gorge

Schools: Pratt Elementary

Neighborhood Group

Prospect Park / East River Road Improvement Association
Dick Poppele, Board President

Small Business

Stadium Village Commercial Association
PO Box 14738
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Southeast Business Association (SEBA)

Southeast Minneapolis Economic Development (SEED) Committee

City Contacts

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

Central Corridor Light Rail Transit and related development

SEMI Street Improvements

University District Partnership Alliance

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Last updated Sep 27, 2011