The Glendale area of prospect park
Glendale is best known for the 60-year-old public housing development for which it's named. But Glendale is also the site of a dozen single-family homes, the green space of Luxton Park and the Luxton Community Center.
An exceptional example of Mid-century American public housing, the Glendale Townhomes development was constructed in 1952 along a loop of streets just east of 27th Avenue SE and south of University Avenue SE. Named after two Minneapolis aldermen, Glen Wallace and Dale Stanchfield, Glendale has 184 single-family units that are administered by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.
As of 2015, the future of the Glendale Townhomes is uncertain. Rehabilitation and/or redevelopment of the site are currently under consideration. See these links for more information.
- PPA Glendale Committee News
- "Glendale Townhomes in Prospect Park: Proposed 13-acre Sale of Public Housing to Private Developers" - report by Prospect Park Association Glendale Committee
- Glendale redevelopment Project Plan by MPHA [370KB PDF]
- MPHA Glendale Information
Luxton Park, part of the Minneapolis Parks System, is a 4.5-acre recreation area with a basketball court, community gardens, picnic areas, a soccer and softball field, wading pool and walking path. Luxton Community Center lies at the center of the park.
The areas of Prospect Park Neighborhood
Nine sub-neighborhoods comprise greater Prospect Park:
- 4th Street
- Bridal Veil Falls
- River Road
- Prospect North
- Stadium Village
- South of Franklin
- Tower Hill
Read about the physical geography of Prospect Park.