St. Anthony West, Minneapolis
St. Anthony West
Location of St. Anthony West within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
|• Total||0.551 sq mi (1.43 km2)|
|• Density||4,000/sq mi (1,500/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
The historic neighborhood was established in 1849 on the banks of the Mississippi River as the Village of Saint Anthony Falls. These falls were seen in 1680 by Father Louis Hennepin, a Franciscan priest who is credited with being the first European to explore the area that is now Minneapolis. He named the falls after his patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua. The neighborhood merged with the new city of Minneapolis in the late 1850s.
The neighborhood is within walking distance of downtown and the University of Minnesota. St. Anthony West is also host to Boom Island Park, a 14-acre (57,000 m2) riverside park. Broadway Street NE is the northern boundary, and the neighborhood extends to Second Avenue on the south. The Mississippi River makes up the western extent and Washington and Fifth streets NE define the eastern boundary.
Despite its status as one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, Saint Anthony West is part of the transformation taking place along the river. Developers have discovered Northeast Minneapolis as a prime location for new upscale housing and commercial projects. To balance the new development in other Northeast neighborhoods, St. Anthony West residents in 2004 revived an arrangement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to reclaim the 12-acre (49,000 m2) B.F. Nelson site as a public open space along the Mississippi riverfront.
The Saint Anthony West Neighborhood Organization (STAWNO) is the designated citizen participation organization for the neighborhood. Monthly meetings are open to the public.
Saint Anthony West is represented by the following people:
City Council (3rd Ward): Steve Fletcher
Minneapolis Park Board (District 1): Liz Weilinski
Minneapolis Mayor: Jacob Frey
Hennepin County Commissioner: Linda Higgins
Minnesota House of Representatives (District 60A): Diane Loeffler
Minnesota Senate (District 60): Kari Dziedzic
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- St. Anthony West - Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile
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- Work on the park began in early 2008. As of June 2009, the park remains under construction. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - B. F. Nelson Park
- Saint Anthony West Neighborhood Organization
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - Commissioners
- Diane Loeffler (DFL) 59A - Minnesota House of Representatives
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