Businesses, residents, and the City team up to make Uptown a better place to visit or call home

Cooperation between Uptown businesses, residents, and City government has led to a number of new initiatives that are making Uptown a vibrant place for business and visitors, while still being a great place for residents to call home. A task force has developed a number of initiatives to reduce noise and address other livability concerns expressed by area residents, and those changes are already making a difference in the neighborhood.

10th Ward Council Member Meg Tuthill created the Uptown Outdoor Area Task Force to bring together representatives from Uptown businesses and restaurants, including Parasole Restaurant Holdings, area residents, the hospitality industry, Minneapolis Police, the City’s Regulatory Services Department, and the offices of City Council Members Lisa Goodman, Gary Schiff, and Elizabeth Glidden. The task force initiated action in a number of areas, including better parking and taxi options, reduced noise from outdoor patio areas, and additional police patrols in the area.

Some of the initiatives and changes that have been put in place include:

 

Published Sep 21, 2012