Hello Community Members – We need your help!
The City of Minneapolis has released two design layouts for Phase 2 of the Hennepin Avenue South reconstruction project from W. Lake Street to Douglas Avenue, referred to as Option 1 and Option 2. Both proposals include 24/7 dedicated bus lanes in each direction, one of the proposals includes two bike lanes, and both have only one lane for car traffic in each direction. The current designs re-cast Hennepin Avenue as a corridor to be “passed through”, rather than as home to a commercial node where people come to work, shop, dine, and more. Both proposals call for elimination of 83-92% of the on-street parking along this key business and residential corridor. The City is currently accepting feedback through April 16th, 2021 on the two design options. Fill out the City survey here.
Although we encourage you to provide feedback on the City’s project page (https://www.minneapolismn.gov/government/projects/hennepin-ave-s/ ), we also urge you to join and support our petition calling for more significant changes to the design, so that it incorporates the needs of our businesses. PETITION WEBSITE: http://www.uptownminneapolis.com/south-hennepin-reconstruction-campaign-for-businesses/ Thank you! Jill Osiecki Executive Director, Uptown Association Producers of the Uptown Art Fair 612.823.4581 | www.uptownminneapolis.com