It turns out that the downtown retail scene isn’t all bad news. It is beginning to focus on a local, small-scale, and walkable future.
“There’s a lot more interest in winter maintenance of bike lanes than there was 10 years ago,” because biking is growing rapidly, said Ethan Fawley of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.
After being condemned for much of this year, the store has begun trying to reopen. But one big obstacle remains.
In the 1940s, 3M began developing special reflective “glass bead” signage technology. And the fallout shelter signs — at least when new — have a remarkably modern look.
Next time you pass through the east end of downtown Minneapolis, raise your gaze to the clock atop the tower of City Hall, for it’s undergoing a transformation.
Unfortunately for Seward, well-intentioned requirements have left the city unable to intervene in neighborhoods abandoned by the regular real-estate market.
As library needs have changed over the years, the three Carnegie buildings now have unique fates that reflect the diversity of the city around them.
They’re called “piano windows” or “transom windows” and were a hallmark of upward-mobility sensibilities, an aspirational gesture for people enjoying the fruits of boomtown St. Paul.
Bicycling bliss is vulnerable. So much depends on maintaining peace with the automobiles swirling the streets, deadly as sharks.
The new bikeway design’s innovative features make it the first Dutch-style urban trail in the state.
And as two recent examples from St. Paul and Minneapolis show, FAR might be becoming a more useful tool in the future as cities look to double down on old-school urban density.
The program is modeled after the popular “Master Gardener” designation, only instead of tangible plants, participants are given the fluid task of caring for ever-moving water.
Getting involved with a park project has become a piece of the curriculum at Gordon Parks High School in St. Paul.
As it turns out, this amusing term is not a new Lowertown restaurant, but denotes the triangular sliver of concrete created by free-flowing right-turn “slip lanes” at intersections.
Instead of prepping for an economic doomsday, local groups are adopting the motto “keep it in the ground,” and beginning to make carbon reduction changes on their own.
The new Minnesota Museum of American Art show offers a well-crafted slice of artworks focused on representations of urban change.
John Akre’s new film is set to debut at this weekend’s Square Lake Music and Film Festival near Stillwater.
St. Paul has interesting downtown fountains. The small plazas of downtown Minneapolis seem empty by comparison; most of the city’s fountains can be found in the parks.
These “Flamingo Friday” events have the potential to spread and fill in some of the gaps in the fragmented urban fabric.
The Lowry Grove community is a 15-acre manufactured home community in the southern tip of St. Anthony, just across busy Stinson Parkway from the northeast Minneapolis border.