North Snelling Revitalization Project

Hamline Midway Coalition convened a work group in 2018 to identify ways to support economic development on North Snelling Ave. While the initial focus targeted specific vacant buildings, the goal of the workgroup is broadening to build a more cohesive identity to North Snelling by expanding our partnerships, stakeholders, and residents.

Current Vacant Buildings

686 North Snelling: Building Profile

686 North Snelling

678 North Snelling: Building Profile

735 North Snelling

755 North Snelling (old Hamline Hardware)

678 North Snelling

699 North Snelling: Building Profile

699 North Snelling


Little Africa

Little Africa is a branding and marketing campaign focusing on African immigrant economic assets in three nodal points around primary transit corridors – the Blue Line, Green Line and Bottineau Corridor. Little Africa is an initiative of African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) in partnership with the Little Africa Development Group. The mission of Little Africa is to leverage the rich and diverse business, arts and cultural assets of Minnesota’s growing African immigrant populations to build sustainable wealth within these communities. Go Explore Little Africa of Minnesota and find businesses here!

Business Owners

Are you a current business owner? Are you interested in opening a business on North Snelling? Hamline Midway Coalition can provide local resources (funding, licensing support, mini-grants) to assist you and your business! Contact info[at]HamlineMidway[dot]org for more information.

Add your business to the Local Business Directory!

Future Goals

  • Explore a Cultural Corridor classification for North Snelling
  • Promote Midway's identity to existing and future businesses
  • Provide outreach to local businesses 
  • Survey residents to generate what businesses are desired
  • Lead on placemaking and beautification efforts along the corridor

Hamline University Survey

Read more about what Hamline students envision for North Snelling here!

Have an idea/comment/question?

Contact HMC!