Elliot Park Neighborhood News and Events


The Elliot Park neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Minneapolis. It has a unique urban flair and much of its original historic fabric is still visible throughout the neighborhood. Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. staff and community volunteers work together to broaden economic opportunities and to strengthen the cultural diversity that defines the people who live and work here. Small businesses liven up the community and include a cozy coffee house and a funky restored diner. The neighborhood is adjacent to downtown and is home to several major employers-making it easy to live close (and even in walking distance) to work.

(Description from livemsp.org

For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass


Mortenson Construction wins bid to manage construction of new Minnesota Vikings football stadium

Speaking to the news media following the announcement that Mortenson Construction will be the construction manager for the new Vikings football stadium (left to right): Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development; John Wood, senior vice president at Mortenson; Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.

The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority voted unanimously February 15 to select Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction to oversee construction of the new Minnesota Vikings football stadium.


MLK Day march covered broad spectrum of human-rights issues

(Photos by Chris Juhn)

Over 100 people braved below-zero temperatures Monday, Jan.21, to march in the Second Annual MLK, Jr. March for Jobs, Justice and Housing organized by Occupy the Hood MN. The march’s aim was to honor the human rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


OPINION | Stadium equity plan not yet a reality: Is a 32 percent people-of-color workforce goal overly optimistic?

The plans are in full swing for the new $975 million Vikings stadium. And yet again many in the Black community hold out hope that the economic stimulus the stadium promises to provide will benefit them as well.


"Neighborland" project uses billboards to invite conversation about Twin Cities neighborhoods

Candy Chang with her billboards on Hennepin Avenue. Photo by Jay Larson, courtesy Forecast Public Art.

What do you want in your neighborhood? Tell us: your neighbors, your city, the world. You can…really! It’s pretty easy now, thanks to the trio of Forecast Public Art, Clear Channel Outdoor, and Neighborland, which are involved in a new, innovative partnership bringing non-commercial public art to several electronic billboards (currently on Hennepin Avenue, but soon to be throughout the Twin Cities).