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Windom Park Neighborhood

Windom Park Neighborhood

Windom Park is a neighborhood in the Northeast community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are Lowry Avenue NE to the north, New Brighton Boulevard to the east, 18th Avenue NE to the south, and Central Avenue to the west.

The neighborhood’s housing stock is split evenly between owned properties and rental properties. In 2006, the average home sale price in Windom Park was $240,500. In the west part of the neighborhood, houses were mostly built between 1895 and 1910. On the east side, most houses were built after World War II.

The rental property is primarily concentrated in a complex of apartments between Ulysses and Arthur Street south of 19th Avenue. Additional rental property is scattered throughout the neighborhood. Greater amounts of rental property exist west of Johnson than on the east side of the neighborhood.

Windom Park
The Windom Park neighborhood of Minneapolis is bounded on the north by Lowry Avenue NE, on the west by Central Avenue NE, on the south by 18th Avenue NE and on the east by New Brighton Boulevard. Windom Park is named after William Windom, who served from the mid- to late 1800s as a United States senator from Minnesota and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

This is a mainly residential neighborhood; single-family dwellings tend to predominate in the eastern quadrant, while multifamily buildings are a feature in the western quadrant, particularly in the vicinity of Central Avenue. Central Avenue, the neighborhood’s western border, is a very active commercial corridor. Many ethnic restaurants line the street, showing how new immigrants are reshaping the neighborhood.

About Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCiA)
Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCiA) is the city-designated community engagement and Neighborhood Revitalization Program organization for this geographic area of Minneapolis. We welcome all participants at our meetings – renters, homeowners, businesses, places of worship, and other nonprofits and community organizations. Neighborhood members age 18 and over are eligible to vote at our community meetings.

All WPCiA meetings* are open to the public. Meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, Minneapolis (north end of Pillsbury School). This is an accessible location; please call WPCiA to request other accommodations. Free child care is provided by park staff during the neighborhood general meetings, which are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Board meetings are also open to all and are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot or on nearby streets. The meeting site is near bus lines along Johnson Street NE and Lowry Avenue NE.

We are now seeking volunteers interesting in championing strategies in our Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Action Plan. Join us at a neighborhood meeting to find out how you can get involved and help improve our community.

Meeting dates are subject to change for such reasons as inclement weather, holidays, etc. Please check with WPCiA to confirm, or subscribe to our email list for the latest updates by sending an email to info@windompark.org with “subscribe” in the subject line.

References:

“Windom Park, Minneapolis” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windom_Park,_Minneapolis

“Neighborhood” │ https://windompark.org/neighborhood/

“About Us” │ https://windompark.org/about-wpcia/

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