Minneapolis Penn Avenue Corridor Re-envisioning

Client: Hennepin County, City of Minneapolis, and Metro Transit; with Hoisington Koegler Group

Project: Served as the community engagement lead to design and launch community-driven efforts to make positive changes for those who live, work, play, or worship along this 5-mile section of Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis. The focus is the corridor and two blocks on either side from Interstate 394 to 49th Avenue North, along with key nodes and connections to important destinations. The work included:

  • Re-envisioning Penn Avenue as a complete street
  • Economic opportunity and stimulating private investmentCommunity Engagement Graphic v4
  • Enhancing livability

The project used a respectful and highly collaborative community engagement approach to work through multiple stages of input and feedback. Click on the graphic so see the “arc” of the engagement process:

Following a detailed stakeholder analysis and engagement design, gathered input on critical questions from stakeholders including community youth and families, park users, employees of major local employers, business groups, business owners, nonprofits. Techniques included van tour, doorknocking, intercept surveys, small group sessions, and online tools.

Results compiled and analyzed and used to drive specific planning decisions.

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