Projects

Get Neighborly & help us out!

South Uptown is doing all sorts of fun stuff. Join in, and/or tell us what else we should be doing. Send us a note to join in: info@southuptown.org

South Uptown Affordable Housing

South Uptown partnered with nonprofits and developers to create affordable housing in and around the neighborhood. In 2017 South Uptown partnered with 6 area neighborhood associations to help fund the Bridge for Youth’s “Rita’s House” project at 2200 Emerson Ave S. providing housing and services for homeless youth.

Bryant Square Park Renovations

The park’s newly reconstructed wading pool opened in summer 2018, and it features upgrades funded by South Uptown including ornamental fencing, a shade structure, and sprinklers. The organization will continue to advocate for the addition of air conditioning and replacement of the drinking fountain at the recreation center.

Bryant Square Park Dolphin Mosaic

South Uptown worked with Minneapolis Parks to preserve the iconic wading pool dolphin during construction. We will lead a community effort to repurpose it as sculpture covering it in mosaic tile.

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Little Free Libraries

South Uptown has two little libraries that we move every few months to a new home in the neighborhood. Contact us if you want to host the library in your yard: info@southuptown.org. Hosts simply monitor the library to ensure it is well-maintained and remains full of books.

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Hennepin Ave Reconstruction

The roadway, between Lake and 36th Streets, was completely reconstructed in 2018. South Uptown advocated for better streetscape, safer crossings, and upgrades that keep storm water from running directly into our lakes.

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Parklet

South Uptown will deploy our parklet for the 5th year running at a location TBD. It is a mini-park in a parking space on the street and it features seating, plantings, and Magnetic Poetry ™.

The parklet is hosted by various businesses throughout South Uptown. Let us know if you want to host it.

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