Camping on the Midtown Greenway

WCCO-TV aired a story on the news Wednesday evening of a homeless encampment along the Midtown Greenway in south Minneapolis.

The CBS affiliate even aired drone footage of the site, which sits on a vacant city-owned lot off of 14th Avenue. The encampment runs a half-block off 14th Avenue, just north of Lake Street. This morning, we drove by:

In the video, we are driving north along 14th Avenue. The banner says “Homeless Lives Matter.”

The setting, a city-owned vacant lot in the middle of a residential neighborhood, is exactly the scenario we encountered on the north side of town earlier in the month.

The encampment is one of many in the area. Neighbors have complained to the city and county about this site for months, but nothing has been done.