East, West and Midtown Phillips neighborhoods make up the majority of the Phillips Community of Minneapolis. Phillips West occupies the western part of the former Phillips neighborhood, outlined by Chicago Avenue and 22nd Street. East Phillips boundaries follow Bloomington Avenue, East 24th Street, 17th Avenue South and East 22nd Street. Midtown Phillips is bound by East 24th Street on the north, Chicago Avenue on the west and Bloomington Avenue on the east. The neighborhoods take their names from Wendell Phillips, a 19th century abolitionist.Click to Read More
East, West & Midtown Phillips’ land is a healthy mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses. The $189 million redevelopment of the vacant Sears building at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street into a mixed-used development of offices, hotel, retail and housing located in Phillips is one of the most important projects undertaken within Minneapolis in recent memory. The East Phillips Community center is a hub for the Phillips neighborhood that includes indoor basketball courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a craft room, and playground for younger children as well.