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Collection on Heritage Park

Identifier: M/A 0417

Description of Contents

Brochures, flyers, meeting materials, reports, publications, and photographs documenting the planning and construction of Heritage Park in Near North Minneapolis. Materials include incomplete meeting minutes and agendas from the Near Northside Implementation Committee.


  • Creation: 1995 - 2005


The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library at Minneapolis Central Library during the department’s open hours.


Following the settlement of the Hollman v. Cisneros lawsuit in 1995, Heritage Park was constructed through a major redesign and redevelopment of the Sumner-Glenwood Neighborhood in Near North Minneapolis. The Hollman settlement concluded that low-income, public housing was overly concentrated and racially segregated in Sumner-Glenwood. The settlement called for the dispersal of these affordable housing units throughout the region and the redevelopment of the north Minneapolis neighborhood.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, housing projects including Sumner Field, Olson, Lyndale, and Glenwood were demolished, and the redevelopment process began. An implementation committee including governmental and community representatives oversaw the planning and implementation of the Near Northside Redevelopment. The area was renamed Heritage Park in 2001, and celebrated its grand opening in 2005.

Designed by McCormack Baron Salazar and Legacy Management and Development Corporation, Heritage Park incorporated a mixture of housing types and amenities. In addition to apartments and subsidized townhomes, the development included market-price and owner-occupied residences. The street grid was altered to better connect Heritage Park to the rest of Minneapolis. Sidewalks and parks were incorporated within the site. Although the original plan called for 900 total homes, some of the units were never built.


1.55 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Donor Information

This collection was compiled by library staff over many years. Many materials were compiled by Sumner Library staff and transferred to Special Collections in February 2023 as accession 2023.04.


35 mm strip negatives corresponding to the prints are stored with archival collection negatives.

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jenna Jacobs in May 2023.

Collection on Heritage Park
Jenna Jacobs
May 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.