News advisory: South Minneapolis human service center groundbreaking

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Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County Commissioner, 612-348-7884

Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969


News advisory: Groundbreaking for south Minneapolis human service center

A November 2 groundbreaking ceremony for a transit village development in south Minneapolis marks a milestone for two key Hennepin County initiatives: making services more accessible to residents and maximizing existing transit assets. 

What: Groundbreaking for Hennepin County's South Minneapolis Human service Center and transit-friendly, multi-use development

WhenMonday, November 2, at 10 a.m.

WhereLake Street and 22nd Avenue South/Lake Street Station, METRO Blue Line

(One block west of Hiawatha Avenue)

The event is open to the public. 

Learn about the project

Hennepin County’s newest Human Services Center will be part of a remarkable place to work, live and play in south Minneapolis’ vibrant Midtown district. The transit-oriented development features a range of residential options with more than 500 housing units, as well as retail space and parking. Additional elements include a transit plaza connecting to a public gathering space — the permanent home for the Midtown Farmers Market. 

November’s groundbreaking marks the start of construction for the Human Services Center and street-level retail space. The transit plaza, 114 rental housing units and parking facility round out this initial phase, which opens in 2017. Read more about the project.

Get to the event

Transit: Take the METRO Blue Line to the Lake Street/Midtown station or use Metro Transit bus routes 2127 or 53

Parking: Please consider carpooling. Limited spaces are available at the Minneapolis Adult Education Center - South Campus, 2225 East Lake Street


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