Hiawatha Avenue and Lake Street

This photograph, looking east along Lake Street toward the new Hiawatha Bridge, shows the broad mix of land uses that exists at this key intersection. Two public schools (South High and Edison Charter School), a cemetery, older commercial storefronts, two shopping centers -one on either side of Hiawatha - and the new YWCA (under construction in the center of the photograph) are surrounded by established residential neighborhoods. The Twin Cities’ first light rail line will parallel Hiawatha Avenue as it crosses over Lake Street.