Three streets in Uptown are getting 'permit only' on-street parking

The increase of development in the Uptown area of Minneapolis has made it an even better destination for thousands of people who enjoy its shops and restaurants. At the same time, it’s increased demand for the area’s limited on-street parking, particularly for people who live in Uptown. That’s prompting an expansion of “permit only” critical parking areas for neighborhood residents to use.

The City Council has approved adding three streets to Uptown’s critical parking areas. The critical parking areas on Knox Avenue South, Girard Avenue South and West 31st Street (see map) are expected to go into effect on August 27. Residents on those streets who need a place to park can apply for a permit from the City. Any vehicle parked on these streets without a permit during the critical parking hours will be subject to a ticket and tow.

Uptown already has critical parking areas in effect. They cover both sides of Fremont Avenue and Emerson Avenue between Lake Street and 31st Street, and also the north side of 31st Street between Fremont and Emerson. Parking is not allowed on these streets from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. throughout the week, except by permit.

The new critical parking areas are:

Where to park in Uptown

Visitors to Uptown can still find plenty of places to park. There are approximately 350 metered on-street parking spaces in the area (see map) and also some off-street parking options, including two parking ramps that are available to the general public. 

More information on parking in the city is available at


Published Aug 9, 2012



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