On This Day: September 14, 1949

History — By on September 14, 2012 9:54 am

From the Southwest Shopper:

Parking Lot Action Sought by City

On September 13, Roads and Bridges Committee of Mpls City Council were to take up

what may be the long-awaited action in providing the Hennepin-Lake business district with more parking spaces.

Last Friday night businessmen and property owners of the district were gathered for an informal discussion of the proposal and for the views of both proponents and opponents.

The three parking lots areas under consideration are: the Christian Science church lot, between Holmes and Hennepin and between Lagoon and Lake; the easternly half of the block on Holmes Ave., between Lake and 31st St., which lies south of the third lot from Lake St.; and the north two-thirds of the easterly half of the block on Girard and north of Lake St.

‘Most opposition to the proposed parking lots which are so badly needed in the Hennepin-Lake district have arisen from misunderstandings on the cost of these lots to property owners,’ Mr. G. F. Lohman, a member of the parking lot committee, told the Southwest Shopper Tuesday.

‘Actually the individual cost would be very slight. Benefited property owners would be assessed proportionately by their proximity to the parking areas. The balance of the cost would be paid by the city out of earnings from the parking lots,’ said Mr. Lohman.

Thatcher Imboden

How cities work and change, how they are the product of their inhabitants and outside forces, and the resulting livability keep me thinking and dreaming about the future. I work in transit oriented development and have a background in urban real estate development. I am Past President of an Uptown business organization, grew up in Uptown, was on an Uptown neighborhood association Board, and am an Uptown and Lyn-Lake historian.

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