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Phillips (East, Midtown & West) Neighborhood

Phillips (East, Midtown & West) Neighborhood

Phillips West is a neighborhood within the Phillips community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are East 22nd Street to the north, Chicago Avenue to the east, East Lake Street to the south, and Interstate 35W to the west. The Phillips community has only been subdivided into smaller neighborhoods within the last couple years; the boundaries of Phillips West were officially designated on April 29, 2005. As this change has been fairly recent, most residents still refer to the area as just “Phillips”.

The Phillips West Neighborhood Organization (PWNO) holds monthly community meetings (on the 1st Thursday of each month) and PWNO board meetings (on the 4th Monday of each month). The PWNO also plans and hosts the annual Phillips West Winter Social and National Night Out events and participates in the Phillips West and Phillips Clean Sweep events.

East Phillips is a neighborhood within the Phillips community in Minneapolis. Its northern boundary runs along East 24th Street from Bloomington Avenue to 17th Avenue South, then runs along East 22nd Street from 17th Avenue South to Little Earth Trail and Hiawatha Avenue. Its other boundaries are Hiawatha Avenue to the east, East Lake Street to the south, and Bloomington Avenue to the west. The Phillips community has only been subdivided into smaller neighborhoods within the last couple years; the boundaries of East Phillips were officially designated on December 23, 2005. As this change has been fairly recent, most residents still refer to the area as just “Phillips”. The neighborhood also features the Little Earth residential community.

Midtown Phillips is a neighborhood within the Phillips community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are East 24th Street to the north, Bloomington Avenue to the east, East Lake Street to the south, and Chicago Avenue to the west.

The community is primarily residential by land use and is home to over 4,700 residents from diverse backgrounds according to the 2010 Census. Prominent employers include the Children’s Hospital of Minnesota Minneapolis location, Abbot Northwestern Hospital, and Allina Healthcare Services. There are approximately 11,800 people who work in Midtown Phillips according to the 2010 Census. Cultural institutions include the Midtown Global Market, Saint Paul’s Church, Abubakar As-Sadique Islamic Center, and the Heart of the Beast Theater.

The $189 million redevelopment of the vacant Sears building at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street into a mixed-used development of offices, hotel, retail and housing located in Midtown Phillips is one of the most important projects undertaken in Minneapolis in recent times.

Stewart Park and Andersen United School are located in the core of Midtown Phillips. According to niche.com, Andersen School has 1,086 students in grades PK and K-8. According to state standards, 28% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. According to the McKnight Foundation website, Andersen United School has a student body which is 95% low income, and/or students of color, and/or bilingual.

Health institutions in Midtown Phillips include Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, Allina Health, and numerous private practices. Chicago Avenue, which borders the west end of Midtown Phillips, was proclaimed a wellness corridor by the Minneapolis adapted corridor plan titled the Chicago Avenue Corridor Plan.

References:

“Phillips West, Minneapolis” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_West,_Minneapolis

“East Phillips, Minneapolis” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Phillips,_Minneapolis

“Midtown Phillips, Minneapolis” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Phillips,_Minneapolis

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