Five new parklets expand sidewalk area in Minneapolis
To make it easier for people to stop, relax and enjoy Minneapolis, the City has expanded its parklet program this summer, installing five parklets in different parts of the city.
The parklets are built in the street right next to the curb. In the area of about two parking spaces, each parklet has a deck, planters, chairs and tables for anyone to use. Parklets in the program are all in commercial corridors, and each one has a host business nearby that will maintain it on a day-to-day basis.
The locations of the five parklets are:
- West 29th Street at Lyndale Avenue South, hosted by Lime.
- 3255 Bryant Ave. S., hosted by Canteen & CARAG.
- 2007 Emerson Ave. N., hosted by Juxtaposition Arts.
- 2422 Central Ave. NE, hosted by Sen Yai Sen Lek.
- 3016 Bloomington Ave. S., hosted by Mercado Central.
Parklets enhance neighborhoods, encourage walking and biking, and help draw people to shops and restaurants in our communities. The five parklets in the program will be removed from the streets at the end of October.
The goal of the parklet program is to make the City more livable, walkable and beautiful through public and private partnerships. Three parklets in the program are City-owned and two more parklets have been purchased, funded and will be maintained by local businesses and community organizations. The City will begin accepting 2016 parklet season applications this fall.
Published Jul 14, 2015