Map Monday: Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhoods

Here’s a map of the neighborhoods of Downtown Minneapolis, along with a couple of unofficial districts and landmarks.

Neighborhoods and less-official neighborhoods of downtown. White labels = official, yellow labels = semi- or unofficial.

Neighborhoods and less-official neighborhoods of downtown. White labels = official, yellow labels = semi- or unofficial.

Recently, Metro Transit announced that it would be dropping the “Downtown East” name from that Metro stop in favor of US Bank Stadium, followed swiftly by news of this study on new names and identities for the resulting neighborhood. What do you think the area should be called?


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4 Responses to Map Monday: Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhoods

  1. Bill Lindeke
    Bill Lindeke February 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    “The onramp district”

  2. Matt Steele February 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Downtown East, with Mill District and Elliot Park being particular neighborhoods generally north and south of the Stadium/Washington Trench/HCMC no-mans-land. In other words, exactly what we have today.

    • Ethan Osten
      Ethan Osten February 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

      Personally I don’t think of anything north of 8th Street as Elliot Park, which has more of an older-residential character, as opposed to the much more diverse uses north of 8th. Likewise with the Mill District south of Washington Ave, where the river connection is much less tangible.

      And anyway, as long as we envision a “no-man’s-land” between the two, we might as well give it an identity.

  3. Matty Lang
    Matty Lang February 23, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    “WeDo”, heh. I hadn’t heard of that one until a couple of days ago when I read about the “SoFa” rebranding efforts of the Viking’s stadium area.

    https://youtu.be/miXMWJyOdgw