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Figure 1. Composite of residential vacancy indicators for North Minneapolis, as of July 2011
Data plotted as a map. Figure 1 uses a key of symbols and colored boxes to show the locations and concentrations in North Minneapolis of traits that indicate whether a residential property might be vacant.

A table under the map shows totals for each trait: Overall statistics. Vacancy indicator: Vacant or boarded: 483. Windshield survey: 259. Zero residential water usage: 1,559. CPED pending demolition: 17. Legal judgment: Foreclosures: 1,021. Tax forfeited [2011 Properties pending forfeiture (2011 Notices of Expiration of Redemption)]: 339. Copper theft (20102011): 178.

Comparing the locations and concentrations of these vacancy indicators helps researchers and others glean a broad picture of the overall housing situation in the North Minneapolis neighborhood.

Source: Hennepin County; City of Minneapolis; Folwell Neighborhood Association; CURA. Data compiled by CURA as part of the 4th Police Precinct Vacant Properties Project.

 

Figure 2. Residential vacancy indicators for Folwell neighborhood in North Minneapolis, as of July 2011
Data plotted as a map. Figure 2 uses a key of symbols and colored boxes to show the locations and concentrations in the Folwell residential neighborhood of a collection of traits that indicate whether a property might be vacant. (An inset "Area of Study" map shows the location of the Folwell neighborhood within North Minneapolis.) The figure also shows the boundaries of blocks and streets within Folwell. The likelihood that a particular block has vacant properties increases as multiple indicators stack up on it.

A table under the map shows totals for each trait (except Vacant land # residential): Folwell statistics. Vacancy indicator: Vacant or boarded: 55. Windshield survey: 33. Zero residential water usage: 191. CPED pending demolition: 2. Legal judgment: Foreclosures: 112. Tax forfeited [2011 Properties pending forfeiture (2011 Notices of Expiration of Redemption)]: 15. Copper theft (20102011): 27.

Examining the distribution of vacancy indicators at this finer level allows researchers and others to get a more accurate idea of the scope of the vacant property problem in a neighborhood.

Source: Hennepin County; City of Minneapolis; Folwell Neighborhood Association; CURA. Data compiled by CURA as part of the 4th Police Precinct Vacant Properties Project.

 

Figure 3. Parcel-level view of residential vacancy indicators in Folwell neighborhood, as of July 2011
Data plotted as a map. Figure 3 uses a key of symbols and colored boxes to show the locations and concentrations, within a single parcel of the Folwell neighborhood, of traits that indicate whether a residence might be vacant. The figure also shows the boundaries of lots for three residential blocks within the Folwell neighborhood, with vacancy indicators shown by residence. Most lots show no indicators; seven lots show one residence with one indicator each; one shows two residences with one indicator each; two show two residences with two indicators each; and two show two residences with three indicators each. Total vacancy indicators: Vacant or boarded: 1. Windshield survey: 8. Zero residential water usage: 9. CPED pending demolition: 0. Copper theft (2010-2011): 1.

Residences that have multiple traits (such as when "vacant or boarded" or "windshield survey" and "zero residential water usage" occur together at a property) are likely vacant, while the likelihood of residences that have only one vacancy indicator cannot be deduced.

Source: Hennepin County; City of Minneapolis; Folwell Neighborhood Association; CURA.

Last update: April 4, 2012