11th Avenue Block Club

Member Info & Community Resources

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The red highlighted area above (click on image to enlarge) defines the old Phillips Community located in South Minneapolis. Phillips is one of eleven Communities in the City of Minneapolis.

The old Phillips Neighborhood has now been subdivided into 4 neighborhoods; Phillips East, Phillips West, Ventura Village and Midtown Phillips. It became officially known as these 4 Neighborhoods as of December of 2005.

This area includes part of the Greenway Bike Path, the Midtown Global Market (old Sears Building), Midtown Sheraton, Chicago Lofts & Midtown Exchange Apartments, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s Hospital, American Swedish Institute, Ebenezer Campus, Lutheran Social Services, Christo Ray & Colin Powell Schools, Wells Fargo Headquarters, Hope Academy, Hope Community, EPIC projects, Maria’s Cafe, Banyan Community, Heart of the Beast Theatre and many other parts of Lake Street and Franklin Avenue that contain local businesses.

The 11th Avenue Block Club is generally defined as the 2400 & 2500 Blocks of 10th and 11th Avenues South.  Those 4 Blocks are located within Midtown Phillips and includes the Peaceful Patch Community Garden – see map here.

Here is a general area where the 11th Avenue Block Club Neighborhood is located, within the surrounding community – Google Maps 

The 11th Avenue Block Club has joined forces with the 3rd Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, Minneapolis Housing Inspections, 9th Ward Council Member, MAD DADS, the Banyan Community and other organizations to improve our neighborhood. We have also been working directly with our CCP/Safe Officer of the 3rd Precinct, to contact rental property owners in the Phillips Community, to work with them on specific tenant issues and neighborhood concerns.

We want to improve our neighborhood and reduce crime, thereby creating a positive environment for both residents and businesses. This effort will serve to improve our property values which in turn, will continue to attract quality people that desire to live and work in the Phillips Community.

Click on the following PDF presentation link that illustrates the many positive changes in the entire Phillips Community (Created on January 30, 2008).  There are significant updates to add since this Presentation was originally created.
It’s not the same old Phillips Neighborhood Anymore – Things are Changing (PDF)

Sign Up to be a Member of the 11th Avenue Block Club
(PLEASE – You must be a Resident in the Block Club Neighborhood)

Peaceful Patch Community Garden – 11th Avenue Block Club

GOOGLE EARTH – Visit our Community Garden & Block Club Neighborhood



Snow Emergency Brochure PDF
Video of Parking Rules


Links and Resources for the Phillips Community:

Facebook:  Phillips Neighborhood Network
Facebook: Midtown Phillips Neighborhood
NextDoor – Phillips Network
e-Democracy:  Phillips Forum
Midtown Phillips Web Site
Midtown Exchange News
Midtown Greenway Organization
Minneapolis Police – 3rd Precinct
Minneapolis MAD DADS

Dangerous Dogs – Animal Control Reporting
Report Graffiti – Dumping – Road Conditions & More to 311
Brochure: 911 vs 311 Calls to Report Activity

Presentations and Documents – Phillips Rental Property Owner’s Workshop (RPOW)

Phillips Community – Landlord Presentation (pdf)
Phillips Community – Landlord Presentation – Handouts (pdf)
Midtown Phillips – Landlord Presentation (pdf)
Midtown Phillips – Landlord Presentation – Handouts (pdf)

ABC’s of Property Management – Minneapolis Police Department -Bryant

11th Avenue Block Club Contractor Referral Network (pdf)

Spanish RPOW Presentations:

Spanish-RPOW-ABCs of Property Management-Jan_18_2014

Tax vs Cash Consequences on the Sale of Depreciated Investment Property
that is Highly Debt Leveraged (Short Sale & Foreclosures).
Based upon 2008 & 2009 Tax Law

Cash vs Tax Consequences Presentation (Sale of Duplex & High Debt) (pdf)
Cash vs Tax Consequences – Worksheets (Cash Shortfalls & Foreclosure) (pdf)

Citywide Rental Property Owner’s Workshop & Supplemental Information

MPD Workshop Presentation: ABCs of Property Management
Citywide RPOW Presentation April 24, 2008
RPOW Presentation Handouts
RPOW Manual & Resource Guide
Equal Housing Opportunity-Rental Application (pdf)
Residential Lease Agreement (pdf)
Example of Residential Lease Agreement – (ver 2)  
Crime Free Lease Addendum – (ver 2)

Noisy or Unruly Assembly – Mpls Ord 389.65
MPLS – Rental Licensing Primer
MPLS Housing Inspections – Property Management Tips
MPLS Housing Inspections – Rental Licensing
MPLS Housing Inspections – Rental Property Checklist
MPLS – Crime Alert E-mail System
No Parking Warning – Flyer

Nuisance Laws & Suggested Ordinance Changes – Observations

Official Record – Midtown RESOLUTION OF Admin Law Change – Aug 14 2012
Official Record – Need for Law Changes to Problem Properties – Aug 14 2012
Offical Midtown Phillips Meeting Minutes – Resolution Passed Aug 14 2012
Observation of Police Procedures with Nuisance Properties – Bryant

Informant Law Procedures: Resolutions & Workshops –  Nov 18 1995

William E Bryant – MPD Certificate – Citizens Academy – Spring 2013

Survey:  Safety Issues at Stewart Park Crossing

Proposed Signage along East 26th Street toward Stewart Park – Bryant
Survey Monkey:  Form of 9 Questions for Respondents 
Survey Results: 65 Responses
Survey Results:  Question #8 – Comments or Concerns (26 Responses)
Rodriguez – Phillips e-Democracy – Safety Issues 26th & 28th – Oct 12 2012

Grant Program for Phillips Neighborhood Corridor

Grant Program Corridor – Residential Type & Owner Classification
Phillips Community Statistics: Rental vs Owner-Occupied Units (2000 Census)
Minneapolis Map of Wards (pdf)
Minneapolis Map of Communities & Neighborhoods (pdf)
Specialized Real Estate Terms – Rehab Projects
Approved Licensed Contractor List – PPL  (August 2010)

Other Community Related Information & Statistics

Template used for Online Petition Drive to Oppose Sabri Village Market Expansion Request – 2015

Expansion Request DENIED by City Planning & Zoning – Petition Signed by 85 Residents to Oppose Sabri Village Market Expansion – 2015

Publications from the Minnesota Attorney General Office

MN AG Office: Landlord & Tenants
MN AG Office: Conciliation Court
MN AG Office: Home Buyer’s Handbook
MN AG Office: Home Seller’s Handbook
MN AG Office: Home Building & Remodeling


Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis (HOM) provides up to $7,500 in down payment and closing cost assistance for homebuyers purchasing a home anywhere within Minneapolis city limits and is combined with culturally specific outreach to promote racial equity in homeownership.  The HOM Program Overview and Guidelines are attached.

Homebuyers with purchase agreements may ask their lender to contact the HousingResource Center to complete the application:  www.gmhchousing.org/down-payment-assistance

HousingResource Center™ – North
2148  44th Ave North, Minneapolis,  MN 55412
Phone: 612-588-3033
Fax: 612-588-3028

HousingResource Center™ – South
3749 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-722-7141
Fax: 612-722-6367

5 Tips For Finding a Good Landlord

Your Rights to Health & Safety: A Guide for Tenants

Federal Reserve Consumer Help (several Spanish guides on page)

Texas A&M Real Estate Center – English-Spanish Glossary

Guide to Fair Housing & Fair Tenant Law (Spanish)

Home Affordability Calculator

Your Rights As A Home-buyer

Consumer Financial Protection

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance