About Uptown

About Uptown

Uptown is quite possibly one of the most urban areas in the entire great state of Minnesota. By definition, it functions almost as its own mini-city, and is certainly one of the liveliest communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Bordered by 28th Street to the north, Dupont Street to the east, 31st Street to the south, and Lake Bde Maka Ska to the west—its heart is located where Hennepin Avenue and West Lake Street intersect.

Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, and Cedar Lake are only a few blocks away, making Uptown’s tree-lined streets both welcoming and walkable— where the blues meet the greens. The mixture of housing, from studio apartments to lakeside mansions, offers much in the way of diversity, and one can take their pick from an array of book stores, one-of-a-kind specialty shops, theaters, and locally owned restaurants and corner cafés.

In addition to shopping, dining, and entertainment, Uptown is an urban oasis reflecting the attitudes, landscapes, and spirit of a multi-disciplined and layered community

It is home to Seven Points, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center, the City of Lakes Loppet, cross-country ski festival,  and the Uptown Art Fair, which attracts as many as 375,000 people during the first full weekend in August.

While these annual events are becoming increasingly popular, the Uptown area captures attention year-round simply because it’s Uptown—intriguing and inviting, established and new, bohemian and fabulous. It is an eclectic mix that attracts businesses, residents, and visitors alike.

Easy transportation and parking available in Uptown


5TH Precinct
Neighborhood Associations
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5th Precinct
3101 Nicollet Ave S

Christy Nelson
5th Precinct Inspector
612-673-2725 Office

Kerri Johnson
Assistant Minneapolis City Attorney – Community Attorney

Jennifer Waisanen
5th Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist

Christina Dowling & Maikao Vue
Regulatory Services – Homeless Response Team
311 or 612-673-3000

Park Police Supervisors

Lieutenant Jason Lindner
Transit PD

Joseph Olson
Minneapolis License Inspector (main licensing for the 5th Precinct)
Office: 612-673-3909

Craig Eliason, District Supervisor, Licenses & Consumer Services


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