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Red Hot Art festival: July 22 & 23

Stevens Square Community Organization presents:
Red Hot Art Festival
Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis

Marking its 16th year of showcasing artists and musicians, this year’s festival will transform the cozy charm of Stevens Square Park into an exciting marketplace of Minnesotan art and culture, connecting thousands of attendees with over 200 artists, more than 20 bands and performers, local food trucks, art and community organizations, interactive games and hands-on demonstrations for all ages.

Sponsored by Stevens Square Community Organization, Reverie Cafe + Bar, Boiler Room Coffee, Pet Doctors Animal Clinic, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.

For more information please contact us at (612) 874-2840 or sscofestival@gmail.com

Community Safety meeting, Thursday, July 27

SSCO Community Safety meeting
Thursday, July 27
6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
PPL Loring Nicollet Center
1925 Nicollet Ave

Agenda:

6:00
Introductions and announcements

6:05
Updates from police and other law enforcement agencies, with time for questions and answers

6:35
Neighborhood-related safety ideas and concerns: open discussion

7:00
Block Patrol news

7:10
Safety coordinator report

7:15
Adjourn

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

For further information, please call SSCO at (612) 874-2840.

Tuesday, August 1 - National Night Out in Stevens Square Park

Stevens Square - Loring Heights National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave

Everyone is invited!

The event features FREE FOOD, SWEET PRIZES, and GREAT MUSIC! Come out and meet your neighbors!

Sponsored by:
MN Adult & Teen Challenge
The Apartment Shop
Kleinman Realty
Stevens Community Apartments
Historic Abbott Apartments
Rand Management
Mint Properties
Copenhagen Enterprises
Stevens Square Community Organization

For more information, call SSCO at (612) 874-2840.

Information for residents of buildings owned by The Apartment Shop

Stevens Square Community Organization was made aware on November 1 that the City of Minneapolis has begun the process of revoking the rental license of landlord Stephen Frenz. This is being done as a result of violations of the City’s rental license requirements. Mr. Frenz has 10 days to correct the defects or appeal this decision. We believe Mr. Frenz will appeal very quickly.

All residents of properties owned and operated by The Apartment Shop/JAS Apartments/Stephen Frenz will receive a letter from the City of Minneapolis explaining the process. The letter being sent out is informational only and does not reflect any residents need to move.

This is a very complicated process which can take over a year to complete – and the outcome is not determined just by City action. Mr. Frenz has many legal means to challenge this action. Read more »

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.

 

 

 

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 dave_ssco@yahoo.com Read more »

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Spotlight

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.