West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Upcoming events

  • Public information session with Bader Development about the Calhoun Towers project
    Monday, March 26 • 6:00pm • Community room at the Be (3144 Chowen Ave S) – An opportunity to discuss options to mitigate impacts to our neighborhood.
  • Monthly neighborhood meeting – April 10, 2018 • 6:oo pm at the Bakken

West Calhoun Neighborhood

West Calhoun map
We represent the residents and organizations that reside within these boundaries. Anyone in our neighborhood is consider a “member” automatically is invited to participate at meetings, join committees, attend events, and get involved!

Until the 1880s, much of the land around Lake Calhoun was swamp land. Despite its terrain, the lake became a popular resort area in the 1870s, as city residents sought out a place to get away from the city. Over the course of the next century, the city of Minneapolis invested in a major effort to build up the land surrounding the lake and bring more homes and businesses to the area. Today, nearly all of the parks, beaches and boulevards in this area were built atop man-made land.

In 1898, the Minikahda Club was established in the now West Calhoun neighborhood. The club’s name is a combination of two Sioux words, which combined mean “by the side of the water.”

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