Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood | Minneapolis

A Vibrant, Diverse and Dynamic Neighborhood.

Flanking Downtown and the Mighty Mississippi River – this thriving Minneapolis Neighborhood is a hub for East African and Asian immigrants, energetic Youth, University students and staff, historic Parks, amazing Renters and Homeowners, tasty Restaurants, community Theaters and passionate Artists.

Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood | Minneapolis

A Vibrant, Diverse and Dynamic Neighborhood.

Flanking Downtown and the Mighty Mississippi River – this thriving Minneapolis Neighborhood is a hub for East African and Asian immigrants, energetic Youth, University students and staff, historic Parks, amazing Renters and Homeowners, tasty Restaurants, community Theaters and passionate Artists.

CRCC | Introduction & Governance

Welcome to the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood!

Cedar-Riverside is the home to a lot of Minneapolis immigrant history and culture – and over 9,000 residents of the city live right here.

And there are plenty of things to do in the neighborhood – from studying, volunteering, working, exploring, celebrating, entertaining, sharing or simply relaxing.

Whether you’re a longtime resident or new to the area, we know you’ll love it here. Come check out all the fun things to do – and discover why so many people love Cedar-Riverside! 

And get involved with the Cedar-Riverside Community Council – we exist to connect the neighborhood and to involve our neighbors, businesses and key stakeholders in providing support and resources to our amazing community.

Abdisamed "AJ" Awed
Executive Director,
Policy & Programs

Tola Vann
Executive Director,
Operations & Development

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CRCC | Programs & Projects

Programs, Projects, Grants & Investments

Every year, the CRCC commits to providing funding and resources for various programs, projects, events and initiatives within the neighborhood.

We see ourselves as not only funders, but also as partners, supporters, and advocates for the positive change and growth of our neighborhood.

With a strong belief in the power of community outreach and involvement, we understand that our work goes beyond just the monetary contributions we make.

Coming Soon! | CRCC Programs & Projects Page!

CRCC 'Programs and Projects' help improve, grow and better our community.

That is why the CRCC is committed to neighborhood outreach and data gathering – to inform collective community action, response and results.

The Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood is divided by the US Census Bureau into two ‘tracts’.

THE CEDAR AREA

The Cedar Area of the neighborhood includes the greater Riverside Plaza area and part of the business district along Cedar Avenue.

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THE RIVERSIDE AREA

The Riverside Area includes the remaining parts of the neighborhood from Riverview Tower in Seven Corners over to the homes in the Riverside Park area – and everything in between.

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There are striking differences depending in which Census Tract one resides in the neighborhood – from income and poverty to employment, housing, and health.

CRCC | Neighborhood Numbers

Neighborhood Population
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In the 1980 Census, the population of the neighborhood was 6,728 and it has steadily trended up in 2000, 2010 and 2020.

People of Color
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Nearly 72% of the neighborhood are people of color.  Cedar-Riverside is one of the most diverse in the City.

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Cedar-Riverside is home to the East African Cultural District – in an established immigrant community.

Asian and Asian American
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Many are surprised to learn the neighborhood has one of the largest Asian communities in the city as well.

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The fastest growing community in Cedar-Riverside – the neighborhood continues to be a welcoming home to all.

Median Household Income
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The median in the Cedar Area is $15,760.  And the median in the Riverside Area of the neighborhood is $34,375.

View all of the US Census data on the Cedar Area of the neighborhood – it includes the greater Riverside Plaza area and part of the business district along Cedar Avenue.

View all of the US Census data on the Riverside Area of the neighborhood – from Riverview Tower in Seven Corners over to the homes in the Riverside Park area.

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CRCC | Partners & Resources

Neighborhood Partners, Links & Resources

Having strong partnerships with others who serve our neighborhood – and actively support the CRCC – is crucial to the success of our community initiatives.

By working collaboratively with partner organizations, we can leverage our collective strengths and resources to address the unique challenges faced by our neighbors, businesses and key stakeholders.

These partnerships can be with local businesses and nonprofit organizations, government agencies or community leaders – and they help us to make our programs and services strong and effective.

We believe that investing in strong partnerships and quality resources is essential for creating the positive changes we all want for our neighborhood.

CRCC | PARTNER LINKS
CRCC | Quick LINKS

CRCC Council
& Committee Meetings

Find links to Council's schedule, agendas and minutes and stream council meetings.

Minneapolis
COVID-19 updates

Visit the City of Minneapolis COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update page for current information and recommendations.

Cedar-Riverside (2020)
U.S. Census dATA

Explore the 2020 US Census data on Cedar-Riverside. The neighborhood covers two distinct Census Tracts.

City Neighborhood & Community Relations

The City funds and supports Minneapolis' network of 70 neighborhood organizations to involve neighbors in local decision-making and connect residents to the City.

Election 2023:
Register to Vote

Learn about our parking rules and regulations, pay tickets online and request enforcement.

City Council Members
- Ward 2 & Ward 6

The Neighborhood is served on the City Council by he Ward 2 and Ward 6 Council Members.

Minneapolis Youth Sport Leagues

View programs and classes, swim and skate schedules and register for programs.

Cedar-Riverside Deferred Loan Program

The CRCC has Neighborhood Revitalization Program dollars available to help property owners to make necessary repairs and improvements.

CRCC | Membership

Membership, Registration & Elections

In order to be recognized as the official ‘Neighborhood Organization’ – the CRCC must meet various eligibility criteria regarding Membership – and these criteria are detailed in the City of Minneapolis ‘Community Participation Program (CPP) Guidelines‘ (page 11).

Get Involved! Participate! Register your membership today!  

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CRCC Membership is open to All Residents & Business Owners of the Neighborhood.

Membership participation is also open to community students, businesses and property owners (small, non-homestead) – to better represent the neighborhood in its entirety and provide participation by key segments of the non-resident community.

Membership is organized into these two categories – and members may only participate in one of these two categories.

Organized into five (5) ‘Geographic Resident Districts’, Resident Members elect the majority of the Board of Directors.

“Of the nine (9) Board seats designated for Residents – two (2) shall be for the Seven Corners area, one (1) for the Cedar East area, one (1) for the Riverside Park area, four (4) for the Plaza area; and one (1) for the Cedars area.”

Resident members must be able to demonstrate they permanently reside in the neighborhood.
 
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Organized into three (3) ‘At-Large Stakeholder Caucuses’.

Of the Board seats reserved for stakeholder members – “three (3) seats are for members who represent businesses or corporations in the Neighborhood, one (1) seat for a member who owns a small non-homesteaded property in the Neighborhood and one (1) seat for a student enrolled in an accredited school located within the Neighborhood.”

Stakeholder members must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to participate. 
 
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CRCC | Member Resources

If you are a Resident of the neighborhood – you should register as a CRCC Resident Member.
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Registration is NOT required for participating as a Resident Member – but there are benefits to registering.

for Resident Members
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There are five (5) ‘Geographic Resident Districts’ established to represent Resident Members.

For Stakeholder Members
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There are three (3) ‘At-Large Stakeholder Caucuses’ established to represent Stakeholder Members.

Reserved for Residents
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“…two (2) shall be for the Seven Corners area, one (1) for the Cedar East area, one (1) for the Riverside Park area, four (4) for the Plaza area; and one (1) for the Cedars area.”

 
Reserved for Stakeholders
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“…three (3) seats are for… businesses… one (1) seat for a member who owns a small non-homesteaded property… and one (1) seat for a student enrolled in an accredited school…”

Join the CRCC
Board of Directors

Want to serve on the Board of Directors? Join it! Submit a Candidate Application today! Please call (612) 440-9189 to request the Application! Applications due on Friday, December 1, 2023.

The CRCC By-Laws
& Governing Rules

Bylaws are the CRCC’s operating manual and are the rules that govern the organization.

CRCC | Information

Neighborhood News & Updates

We are committed to keeping you informed about news, events, and projects that affect the neighborhood. 

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CRCC | Newsletter

Sign Up for Neighborhood
News & Updates

Stay connected to the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood by signing up to receive official news and alerts by email!

CRCC | Community Calendar

Meetings & Events

Stay engaged with the CRCC’s meetings and events — including key gatherings, discussions, and community activities.

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Add Your Events to the CRCC Community Calendar

Add your meetings or events to the Calendar. We will get the word out to our members to boost your events visibility and participation.

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