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Red Hot Art Volunteer Sign-Up

Please visit the following link if you would like to volunteer for the Red Hot Art Festival.  This year we will have around 150 artists along with some great musical talent.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Gallagher at


National Night Out - Tuesday, August 2

Stevens Square celebrates National Night Out!

Tuesday, August 2
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave

Everyone is invited!

Enjoy great music, fun games, delicious food, and drawings for nice prizes while getting to know your neighbors!

Free food will be served at 5:30. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket for you and yours.

Questions? Contact SSCO at (612) 874-2840.

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

Community Safety meeting: Thursday, July 28 - election of a co-chair to serve a two-year term

At its July 28 meeting (6 to 8 p.m. at 1925 Nicollet Ave), the Community Safety committee will elect a co-chair to serve a two-year term.

Per the SSCO bylaws, anyone who lives, works, is a member of a community organization, or owns property or a business in the neighborhood is eligible to be a candidate and to vote.

Candidates may submit their names for nomination in advance (contact Dave at 874-2840 or or may nominate themselves at the meeting.

The Safety committee co-chairs are responsible for:

Attending and running the monthly committee meeting, which usually occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

Representing the committee at safety-related events or meetings.

Setting direction and providing leadership for the committee, including deciding what to include on the meeting agendas. Read more »

Stevens Square Art Festival application

Hello neighbors!

We have started processing applications for the Stevens Square Art Festival (formerly Red Hot Art) booths for artists!  If you or someone you know would like to be a part of the celebration, please check out the link below to find out more about the qualifications! 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 Read more »

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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.