Partners Selected for HGA Community Action's Annual Community Design Workshop

HGA recently announced that the midtown greenway coalition, on behalf of the Midtown Community Works Partnership, has been accepted to participate in its annual Community Design Workshop.

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The design workshop focuses on development of successful community projects. The Partnership will work to develop the project entitled Enhanced Connections between the Midtown Greenway, Lake Street, and Park Resources.

This project aims to design and implement a comprehensive wayfinding system that is creative, effective, and culturally responsive to bring new users to existing systems and result in an overall increase in the number and diversity of users.

Partnership members will participate in a design workshop with HGA on October 13, 2017 to draft initial designs for the wayfinding systems. Designs may include physical design ideas and ideas for connecting with communities through developing and planning for the physical design elements.

Shared Street Block Party this Saturday!

Join us for a Block Party on 29th Street and learn more about the 29th Street Shared Street Demonstration!

Community members creating flower planters for the parklet at E. 29th St. & Bloomington Ave.

Community members creating flower planters for the parklet at E. 29th St. & Bloomington Ave.

Date: Saturday, September 23 2017

Time: Noon - 8:00 p.m.

Location: East 29th Street between Bloomington Ave and 16th Ave

There will be art activities, games for kids and adults, free thai rolled ice cream from Loulou Sweet and Savory, and more. The Block Party is sponsored by the Midtown Greenway Coalition.

Parking access for residents will be available via the alley from Lake Street. For questions, concerns, or to express support for the Block Party, call 612-879-0105 or e-mail woonerf@midtowngreenway.org.

 


Schedule of Activities

Flower planter created by the community at E. 29th St. & Bloomington Ave.

Flower planter created by the community at E. 29th St. & Bloomington Ave.

Noon to 5:00 p.m. Art activities, games, and free ice cream (while supplies last)

1:00 p.m. Help plant native flower gardens

2:30 p.m. Tour of 29th Street Shared Street Demonstration Project

5:00 p.m. Eat for Equity dinner on the street (visit eatforequity.org for details about purchasing tickets, which range from $0-$20)


More About the Shared Street Project

Temporary bump-out installed as part of the Shared Street Project

Temporary bump-out installed as part of the Shared Street Project

A shared street prioritizes pedestrians and bicyclists, while also allowing motor vehicles at slower speeds. The goal for this temporary project is to test ways to make E 29th Street better and safer and to encourage walking and biking. The demonstration will be removed on October 15th. 

To comment on the test improvements, please call 311 or e-mail woonerf@midtowngreenway.org.