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Africa Village Public Market Project

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The City of Minneapolis would like to create a new 93,000 square foot Africa Village cultural area by: 

Site Location

The parking lot is Lot A.  It is located on the West Bank, 1500 4th St. South. Lot A has 93-stall surface parking  stalls. The City would also like to buy land immediately north of Lot A which Hennepin County owns. 

Lot A is an ideal location for several reasons:

Current Vision

 The new Africa Village development project would:

Africa Village is aligned with the economic inclusion and transit development goals important to the cultural district planned for the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood. The district will be designed to bolster the business goals of local immigrant communities.  

The cultural district will add benefits for businesses along this corridor including brighter lighting, litter sweeps and improved appearance investments from the City of Minneapolis.

Development Goals 

The City’s development goals for this site include: 

Community Engagement

As the City moves forward, we will continue to engage residents, businesses, neighborhood organizations and community stakeholders.

Planning Commission and City Council Involvement


Last updated Sep 8, 2019



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