City Council

Ward 2 - Cam Gordon

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

Council Member Gordon’s Seward Office Hours:

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

Seward, a neighborhood on the western bank of the Mississippi River, is bound on the north by Interstate 94, on the east by the Mississippi River, on the south by 27th Street East and on the west by Hiawatha Avenue. The neighborhood is named for William Seward, secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln. Of the neighborhood's 390 acres, 54 percent are residential and almost 20 percent are industrial. The industrial uses are located along Minnehaha and Snelling avenues and 27th Street East in the southwestern portion of the neighborhood. Parks line the river and Seabury Avenue. A group of rail workers' houses on Milwaukee Avenue built at the end of the 19th century and restored in the late 1970s has National Historic Preservation status and gives character to this neighborhood. Seward is connected to downtown, the airport and the Mall of America through the newly opened light-rail line.

Neighborhood Profile

Identifying features

Matthews Park, Seward Towers, East Franklin, Mississippi River, Midtown Greenway, Milwaukee Ave

Neighborhood Celebrations: Seward Arts Festival, King’s Fair (on odd-numbered years)

Local Media: Seward Profile

Neighborhood E-Democracy List:

Parks/Greenspace: Matthews Park, Mississippi River Gorge, Triangle Park

Schools: Seward Montessori

Neighborhood Group

Seward Neighborhood Group
2323 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 338-6205

Sheldon Mains and Mike Trdan, Board Co-Presidents

Business Association

Seward Civic & Commerce Association
2201 E Franklin Ave,
Mpls, MN 55404

Jim Welna, President

(952) 851-5603

(612) 332-4393

Community Developers

Seward Redesign
2323 Franklin Ave E
Mpls, MN 55406

(612) 338-8729

City Contacts

Crime Prevention Specialist: Shun Tillman,, 673-2846

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,, 230-6443

Upcoming/Ongoing Developments

Bystrom Brothers Site Redevelopment

Franklin Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

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

Nonprofit/Arts Organizations

Alliance for Metropolitan Sustainability

CommonBond Communities

Joan of Art

Playwrights Center

Northern Clay Center

• Orfield Gallery

Seward Co-op

Wing Young Huie

Boneshaker Books

Vine Arts Center

Movement Arts Center

Last updated Sep 27, 2011