Phillips (West Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Phillips East) Print

Lake Street Council 

Phillips is a diverse area in many ways: its population includes people of many nationalities; it has a mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses; and it is home to several large employers such as Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Wells Fargo Mortgage and Allina Health Care Services, the Green Institute/Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center, along with small neighborhood businesses. The Midtown Exchange project—which redeveloped the vacant Sears building at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street into a mixed-used development of offices, hotel, retail, a global market, and housing is one of the neighborhood’s great assets.  Phillips is well connected to other parts of the city via the LRT Lake Street/Midtown station, high-frequency bus service, and The Midtown Greenway—a 5.5 -mile long former railroad corridor  with bicycling and walking trails, the stunning Martin Olav Sabo Bridge, and the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center.  Housing in Phillips is as diverse as its residents—there are pre-war single-family homes in a variety of styles, new apartments and condominiums along the Greenway, and low-rise, multi-family apartment buildings. For a whimsical tour of the neighborhood’s main street, visit “Right on Lake Street,” an interactive exhibit created by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Boundaries and Zip Code

The Phillips Community is comprised of 4 neighborhoods: Ventura Village, Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, and East Phillips.)

Phillips West boundaries:

North: 22nd Street E
South: Lake Street
East: Chicago Avenue
West: I-35W

Midtown Phillips boundaries:

North: 24th Street E
South: Lake Street
East: Bloomington Ave S
West: Chicago Ave S

East Phillips boundaries:

North: 24th Street E
South: Lake Street
East:  Hiawatha Avenue
West: Bloomington Ave S

Zip codes: 55404, 55407, 55408

History

Housing development in the Phillips neighborhoods reached its peak between 1890 – 1910, following the new streetcar routes down Lake Street and Franklin Avenue.  Industrial and commercial activity also played a major role in the neighborhood’s history—with shops and businesses lining Lake Street, Northwestern Hospital (now Abbott Northwestern) opening in 1887, and the world headquarters of Honeywell located at 4th Avenue and 28th Street from the 1920s until the 1990s.  Phillips is also home to the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery—the oldest in the city with graves dating back to the 1850s. 

Housing Styles and Types

Housing styles, ages, and types are incredibly diverse in the Phillips neighborhoods.  Here you can find grand, historic properties in Victorian styles—with turrets and trim; smaller homes of that era; as well as duplexes and small apartment buildings.  Along the greenway there are a number of newer condominium and apartment buildings offering modern amenities and convenient access to the Greenway below.

Schools

Public Schools:

Charter Schools:

Private Schools:

For more information on Minneapolis schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

For information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

  • East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC)—is the citizen participation organization for the East Phillips neighborhood.
  • Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association-- is a volunteer-run non-profit that is the official neighborhood organization for Midtown Phillips.
  • West Phillips Neighborhood Association—to get involved, please contact: Crystal Trutnau at 612- 879-5383 or via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Phillips Neighborhood Network (PNN) –is a network of information and connections created by and for the people of the Phillips Neighborhood.
  • Lake Street Council—represents the commercial, industrial, and professional business community in the Lake Street corridor.

News

  • Southside Pride—monthly community newspaper for South Minneapolis neighborhoods.
  • The Alley—a monthly newspaper for the Phillips neighborhood.

Statistics

Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers.  Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.

Contacts

Midtown Phillips
Shirley Heyer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
2639 - 13th Av. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-724-9386
Web: http://www.midtownphillips.wikispaces.com/
 
East Phillips Improvement Coalition
Carol Pass,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
2536 18th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-721-4509
Web: http://eastphillips-epic.com/

Phillips West Neighborhood Association
Crystal Trutnau, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
2400 Park Av. So. #152
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612- 879-5383
Web: http://www.phillipswestmn.org/



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