Programs & Issues

Hennepin Avenue South (W Lake Street to Douglas Avenue)


Project Background

Hennepin Avenue between Douglas Avenue and West Lake Street is proposed to be programmed in the City’s Capital Improvement Program for reconstruction in 2023. Public Works is conducting preliminary planning work in 2018 in order to submit an application for federal transportation funding through the Metropolitan Council’s Regional Solicitation.Public Works will conduct technical work, collect community feedback, and review policy guidance including the Access Minneapolis Plan (2009), Complete Streets Policy (2016), and Vision Zero commitment (2017) to inform the design of Hennepin Avenue.The reconstruction project provides an opportunity to redesign Hennepin Avenue so it meets the street’s current and future needs

Hennepin South map

Existing Conditions

Public Works has identified Hennepin Avenue between Douglas Avenue and West Lake Street as a future reconstruction candidate, driven primarily by its pavement condition, multimodal connections, number of daily users, and opportunity to better plan for Metro Transit’s future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) E-Line.

Hennepin Avenue serves an estimated 770 to 3,400 people walking, 220 to 280 people biking, 6,600 transit users, 400 buses, and between 15,000 and 31,500 people driving per day. Hennepin Avenue is constrained throughout the corridor and identifying priorities may require trade-offs. Public Works relies on planning guidance and community input to inform the design of streets like Hennepin Avenue.

The Hennepin Ave – Douglas Ave to W Lake St project survey is available and open to everyone through April 25th.  Click here:

City Council Member, Lisa Goodman, wants to be informed of crime issues within East Isles. If you have reported an incident to 311 or 911, please contact her office: Ward 7 Minneapolis

Minneapolis Police Inspector Kathy Waite encourages residents to review:   Crime Prevention Info



Home Security Grants
East Isles NRP funds will reimburse homeowners up to $250 for home security upgrades. One grant per household. For multi-unit dwellings of four or more units, the maximum grant amount is $1,000.  The grant does not cover monthly services fee for security systems.

This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis as program funds remain available.

To apply and learn more, download this pdf and follow the instructions:


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