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Commercial Corridors

The commercial center of the neighborhood is located on Nicollet Avenue, where several restaurants, social service agencies and schools, and retail merchants operate.  Minor commercial hubs include Franklin Avenue and the Clinton Avenue strip mall. Read more »

Stevens Square-Loring Heights Architectural Style

In 1989, Stevens Square received its historical designation due primarily to the number of three-and-a-half story brick apartment buildings: similar in size, character and materials, surrounding the park.  Today, many are renter occupied similar to the profile of the people who first lived in the neighborhood.  Therefore, the neighborhood character is demographically as well as physically very much the same as it was when it first took shape as a neighborhood of respectable apartment dwellings in the early 1900's. Read more »

Community Resource List

Just moved into the neighborhood, or looking for some assistance? Here are a few links that may be helpful:

Community safety resources

Neighborhood Revitalization Program Read more »

Building Safety Improvement Program

The Stevens Square-Loring Heights NRP Building Safety Improvement Program aims to support property owners and tenants in their efforts to increase the safety of the neighborhood through improvements to their buildings and environs. This program was formerly known as the Lighting and Fencing Program, but has been expanded to include other safety-related improvements, as described in the guidelines. It is funded in full by the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program in conjunction with the priorities of the members of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood, and is implemented with the support of the 5th Precinct SAFE Unit.

I you are interested in applying for a safety grant, please contact SSCO’s Safety Coordinator at (612) 874-2840.


Whether you walk, bike, bus, drive, or all of these, Stevens Square—Loring Heights is at the center of it all. With multiple bus lines running through the neighborhood and easy freeway access to both major arteries, you’re never far from where you need to be, even if that’s right here. 

Shared transportation options in the neighborhood include: Read more »

Farmers Market

An intimate outdoor market of three to four local farmers bringing fresh produce and flowers to the neighborhood and also supplying produce to The Groveland Food Shelf. The Stevens Square Market accepts EBT, FMNP and WIC.

This year marks the sixth annual Stevens Square Farmers Market. From the first Wednesday in July to mid-October, the market runs from 2:00-6:30 Wednesday afternoons in the Plymouth Church parking lot on the corner of Nicollet and Franklin.

For more information, please contact Robert Skafte at 612.750.3779 or .

History of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights Neighborhood

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. Read more »

Stevens Square Historic District

The Stevens Square Historic District was locally designated in 1988 and nationally designated in 1993, thanks to the hard work and cooperation of neighborhood residents and property owners.  The area has been designated because of the unique and cohesive historic architecture of 3-1/2 story brownstones surrounding Stevens Square Park. For more information about the formation of the district, click here.

Cinema & Civics - Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 8:00pm - 11:30pm

Place: Stevens Square Park, one block north of Franklin Avenue and two blocks east of Nicollet Avenue.   Read more »

Event type: 
Special event
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