Community Expectations

The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association community  supports these expectations for those who live, work and visit downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis aspires to be a place where people are courteous, respectful, friendly and take pride in the appearance of its public and private spaces. Residents, workers and visitors can actively create and maintain a neighborhood that is fun, vibrant, positive and healthy. While also embracing cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. Learn more about some of the initiatives Hennepin Theatre Trust supports in downtown Minneapolis.

To foster the kind of place we seek, people who live, work, play and visit downtown Minneapolis have the responsibility to contribute to an environment that is:


A neighborhood that is clean, attractive and well-maintained. We maintain our neighborhood so sidewalks and streets are free of litter and graffiti. Public walkways and street furniture are kept in good repair and trash receptacles are emptied promptly. Property owners should maintain the streets, sidewalks and areas adjacent to their homes and businesses. Individuals who litter (including tossing cigarette butts onto the sidewalk or street or failing to clean up after their pets) will receive citations from law enforcement officers.

Respectful of Others

A neighborhood where individuals behave in a manner that respects the rights of others to enjoy our public spaces. Behaviors that undermine our enjoyment of public space are discouraged. These include loud music from boom boxes and cars, car tires squealing, foul language, spitting, public urination and the unauthorized consumption of alcohol in public spaces.


A neighborhood that appears safe and is, in fact, safe for everyone. We work with and support the efforts of the Minneapolis Police Department, the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office and others in the criminal justice system to enforce and prosecute the law. We can all participate in making Downtown safe by calling 911 to report emergencies and crimes in action and 311 to report non-emergency matters. Citizens are encouraged to willingly participate in safety programs throughout Downtown.

Pedestrian friendly

A neighborhood that encourages pedestrian movement throughout its streets and skyways. We aspire to have walkways that are friendly to pedestrians and allow unimpeded movement. We refuse direct financial support to individuals who panhandle Downtown and refuse to tolerate those who intentionally block or otherwise impede the public’s free movement. Property owners should maintain their sidewalks and curbs so that they are free of debris, ice and snow. For more information please visit the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association at