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October 11 Clean Sweep

Don't talk trash . . . pick it up!

Please join us for SSCO's Fall Clean Sweep:

Saturday, October 11
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Meet in Stevens Square Park, East 18th St & 2nd Ave South.

Compete for the PRIZE (a Boiler Room Coffee gift card) for finding the most unusual piece of trash!

We will form teams and pick up trash and litter throughout the neighborhood. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. For further information contact SSCO's safety coordinator at or call (612) 874-2840.

September 25 Community Safety meeting

Community Safety meeting
Thursday, September 25
6:00 p.m.
Loring Nicollet Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave


Introductions and announcements

Updates from community law enforcement partners (police, probation, prosecutor), with time for questions and answers

Neighborhood-related safety ideas and concerns: open discussion

Block Patrol news

Community safety plan: progress report and ideas for next steps

Safety coordinator report


Everyone is invited to attend. Need to arrive late or leave early? Not a problem. As usual, refreshments will be served.

For further information, contact the SSCO safety coordinator at or (612) 874-2840.

2014 Community Safety plan

How can SSCO's Safety committee and Block Patrol be enhanced to better cope with the needs of the community? Click here to view the 2014 Community Safety plan.




2013 Building Safety Improvement Program

SSCO has amended the guidelines of its Building Safety Improvement program to include funding for surveillance camera systems. Through matching grants, this program supports the efforts of residential property owners and tenants to improve the safety and security of their buildings and surroundings. Please click here to read program guidelines and details.

Our neighborhood at a glance

Welcome to Stevens Square—Loring Heights, a vibrant neighborhood located in the shadow of downtown Minneapolis. A centrally-located park, tree-lined blocks of brick apartment buildings, and a post-card view of downtown make Stevens Square the Brooklyn of the Midwest. This geographically small urban enclave boasts one of the highest densities of any metro neighborhood.

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Block Patrol

Block Patrol is a group of trained volunteers who:
• patrol the streets of Steven Square - Loring Heights observing activity in the neighborhood.
• are interested in coming together socially to meet other neighbors and to learn more about the neighborhood.
• want to reduce criminal activity in the neighborhood.
• act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the police department.
• help organize residents as a preventive force to deter criminal and disruptive behavior.

Block Patrol is open to all individuals 18 years and older. Prospective volunteers must complete an application, agree to follow the established guidelines, and attend a two-hour orientation session and patrol. Volunteers are asked to participate for at least two hours per month. To join Block Patrol, contact Dave at (612) 874-2840 or Read more »

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The area south of what is the Minneapolis Central Business District was platted in 1856. Two property owners, Richard J. Mendenhall and Dr. Nathan B.Hill, owned most of the surrounding land which they developed as a residential neighborhood made up of a few large, single family homes. These large residential lots and "country estates" ensured that the Stevens Square area remained stable during periodic, speculative real-estate booms.