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?

Ethan Osten

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Ethan Osten is a writer, a co-chair of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition, an avid cyclist and bus rider, and generally a pretty boring guy. He lives in Saint Paul's North End.

4 thoughts on “Map Monday: Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhoods

  1. Matt SteeleMatt Steele

    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.

    1. Ethan OstenEthan Osten Post author

      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.

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