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Michael Jensen

Parking & Tips

Where to Park

West side of the church parking lot under I-94

  • Saturdays and Sundays: free, with the exception of the "reserved" spots closest to Hennepin Ave.
  • Parking is also free during funerals, with the exception of the "reserved" spots closest to Hennepin Ave.
  • "Reserved parking" spots in this lot are marked as "reserved" and are paid spots for nearby businesses only.
  • Mon–Fri: $5.00; $3.00 after 5:00 p.m.; Cash only
  • Please note: some spaces are reserved for Handicapped parking.

MCTC parking ramp east of the church

  • 1420 Hennepin Ave S. (north side of Hennepin Ave).  A "pay-as-you-enter" mechanical system requires payment before entering the ramp.
  • Mon–Fri: $5.00; Credit cards accepted
  • Free parking after 4:00pm on Saturdays and all day Sundays
  • Please note: $5 during special events in Loring Park and Holidazzle.

MCTC Ramp entrances (from downtown Minneapolis)

  • Right turn only from Hennepin Ave. It is illegal to turn left into the MCTC parking ramp from Hennepin Ave.—the Minneapolis Police department actively enforces this restriction.
  • Right or left turn from Laurel Ave. 1 block north of Hennepin Ave. between 15th and 16th St. on the north side of the building.

N 17th Street Becoming One-Way

  • Starting the first week of August, N 17th Street will permanently become a one-way street directed North from the traffic circle around the corner to Laurel W Ave directed East. You will no longer be able to enter Laurel Ave W from the East.

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Construction Updates

Information regarding road construction throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul region as well as the state can be found on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website. For a listing of the weekend-specific impacts, visit MNDoT website.