Downtown East -aerial.

The rise of Downtown East

Once a sea of surface parking lots, the Downtown East area has been dramatically reshaped by new development and transformed into one of the most thriving places in Minneapolis.

First full year of organics recycling data out

More than 45,000 households have signed up to participate in the City’s organics recycling program. In the first full year since organics recycling rolled out citywide, participating residents diverted almost 4,000 tons of organics from the trash for composting. That’s 175 pounds of organics per household.